Veranda at Balance Rock Inn

21 Albert Meadow, Bar Harbor ME 04609
$$$$$ New American Recommended New Editor's Pick View

Since 1986 The Balance Rock Inn has been offering luxury accommodations for the summer season in Bar Harbor. The original restaurant began in 1998 serving prix fixe dinner in our breakfast room. Although popular, we wanted to offer a service to complement the hotel. The Veranda Bar now offers innovative cocktails and food with an unparalleled view of Frenchman’s Bay. We present a seasonal cocktail menu with only fresh made mixers, syrups, and infusions. Product local to New England is the main inspiration in the kitchen. Our menu changes weekly depending on the ingredients local farmers have to offer. Check out our “partners” page for more information on the farms we source from.

Reservations

Booking Notes:

We do not promise or guarantee outside seating.
Food allergies and dietary restrictions require 24 hours notice prior to arrival.

Business Info

  • Address: 21 Albert Meadow, Bar Harbor ME 04609
  • Cross Street: Main
  • Cuisine: Contemporary | New American | Norwegian | Nouvelle |
  • Cost: | Very Expensive
  • Category: Fine Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual Elegant
  • Meals Served: Dinner | Late |
  • Parking: Public Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Cash |
  • Corkage Fee: 40.00 |
  • Phone: (207) 288-9900
  • Features: Full Bar, Ocean View, Hotel Dining, Late Dining, Organic Ingredients, Outdoor Seating, Winning Wine List, Working Fireplace, Lounge / Bar, Free Wi-Fi, Tea Service, Farm-to-table,
  • Occasion: Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, People Watching, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip, Celebrity Spotting, Date Night,

Photos

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Dinner - Restaurant 5:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Valid between: May 17, 2024 - Oct. 26, 2024
Tuesday
Dinner - Restaurant 5:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Valid between: May 17, 2024 - Oct. 26, 2024
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
Dinner - Restaurant 5:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Valid between: May 17, 2024 - Oct. 26, 2024
Friday
Saturday
Dinner - Restaurant 5:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Valid between: May 17, 2024 - Oct. 26, 2024
Sunday
Dinner - Restaurant 5:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Valid between: May 17, 2024 - Oct. 26, 2024

F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
The Inn parking is limited and reserved for guests of the hotel. Guests of the Veranda can find public parking at the end of Albert Mdws, next door to the Inn
Most guests like to dress smart or business casual.
All reservation deposits are refunded directly to the credit card on file once seated. The refund will not show on your dinner bill.
We have limited seating in our dining room and only a few tables that can accommodate larger parties. We ask for tables of 9 or more guests to please reserve by phone.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.78 out of 5 stars based on 1447 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 24, 2023
Lynda G.
A perfect evening in a beautiful setting with outstanding food! Did I mention the piano bar!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 19, 2023
Jay B.
What a phenomal experience! Our host and Jeremy made it one we will not forget. It was a great way to start off our honeymoon. Food was to die for. Thanks again!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 14, 2023
Jason R.
We appreciate y'all taking care of our requests on our special day celebrating our marriage.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 12, 2023
Richard M.
The atmosphere was beautiful. The service was excellent. The food was beyond delicious. Highly recommend!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 12, 2023
Maria G.
We didn't have a great start here (we arrived a little early for our reservation and could not find anyone at the hostess stand, nor get anyone to help us for quite a while and it was confusing to know where we were supposed to be given that no one was at the hostess stand; when we did get someone to help, the dining room wasn't yet open so they sent us to the bar where the bartender barely deigned to serve us), but it got much better once we were seated. Our waiter was excellent and the food was superb.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 10, 2023
Kristin B.
We had a lovely anniversary dinner. Our me Ues even were specially made for our occasion. The service, food and presentation were fantastic. Highly recommend!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 09, 2023
Dan D.
Great meal!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Sep 16, 2023
Charles M.
We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at The Veranda. We stayed two nights at Balance Rock Inn and really liked the well appointed tables at The Veranda. No detail was left unnoticed! The taste at the beginning as well as at the end of our meal from the Chef was lovely. And our server was great.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 07, 2023
Kayla D.
We had dinner as an early birthday celebration and we were beyond happy and grateful that we did so! The food was outstanding (some of the best food we have had since we have been in Maine). Everything we ate was delicious and plates exceptionally. Our drinks were also fantastic, spot on for flavor and presentation, (one of the best mezcal drinks I’ve ever experienced). The atmosphere was exceptional, gorgeous view, clean interior, perfect lighting. 10/10 We did run out of water on the table, but it’s nothing to really complain about. Thank you so much for a great evening.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Aug 23, 2023
Christina K.
Our meal was lovely. We had a large party and they did a great job. Definitely sit outside in the summer if you can. The inside feels more like a late fall/winter kind of setting. Although indoors has live music (we went on a weekend) if you would prefer that. Cocktails, food all so good.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 19, 2023
Krista E.
Wonderful dining experience at The Veranda! We appreciated the inventive cuisine and thoughtful presentation from the bread course all the way to dessert. It was a rainy foggy evening but the veranda was warm, welcoming and thoroughly enjoyable. We stuck around after dinner for a delightful piano player in the lounge - Roberta was so wonderful and truly ended the night on such a fun, positive note. Best dinner/night out on the island in our two week stay hands down!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 14, 2023
Bob G.
Louise and I totally enjoyed our dinning experience at the Veranda! The setting was tremendous, the food was outstanding and the staff was fantastic! We will definitely be going there again.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 12, 2023
leslie s.
Fabulous from start to finish.

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 10/10
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Aug 07, 2023
Elise R.
We chose to celebrate our honeymoon with a dinner and piano bar evening at the Veranda. It was amazing and the highlight of our week. The property was beautiful, the service was impeccable, food was phenomenal. Our time in the piano bar was priceless. It was a memorable evening and I highly recommend it to everyone!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 31, 2023
Ted B.
Chef’s table was the best meal of our life.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 24, 2023
James S.
Everything was great & I loved the additions for my birthday. I would like a few more dinner options- halibut or salmon

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 23, 2023
Dawn S.
Excellent as always, though too expensive to come more often. Beautiful presentation and amazing food and setting. Love this place!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 16, 2023
Louise B.
delicious - every course was a perfect treat. i NEVER write reviews! wish we had room for dessert.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 16, 2023
Suzanne N.
Wonderful food, personable server- Jeremy, lovely setting! Overall a very delightful evening!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 11, 2023
Kara J.
Fantastic dining experience! The ambiance, meal and service were phenomenal. I had lost hope that a fine dining experience was a thing of the past. Thank you so much for all of your hard work. I know there must be some days when you ask yourselves if it is all worth it but believe me it is! Keep rockin on!! I will be back very soon. Thank you

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 10, 2023
Richard B.
Extraordinary quality at all levels. A truly beautiful evening.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 09, 2023
Susan K.
We loved every aspect of this experience. Thank you to Jeremy for making is special.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 05, 2023
Jenny M.
Seems more amazing than last year. New Chef? Either way, loved our meal

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 28, 2023
Ellen R.
The Veranda is an intimate place with innovative and delicious food. The setting is beautiful and the service was excellent.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 27, 2023
Liz J.
Jeremy is incredible. We’ve had the good fortune to have him accompany us two years in a row on our wedding anniversary. He makes the entire experience very special and classy. He’s a true gem! I rated the food a 7 because the steak was extremely expensive but very fatty and tough. Happy to pay good money for steak, but when it’s the most expensive thing on the menu, you expect it to be more like filet Mignon. It was worth the try and everything else was incredible, as always. See you next anniversary! Oh, by the way, thank you again for the personalized anniversary menus. That made my wife feel very special!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 26, 2023
Emily S.
This restaurant is such an amazing experience that I won’t forget!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 19, 2023
Joseph P.
Great night. checked all the boxes. Perfect evening! Eric our server was fantastic. We sat outside overlooking the pool and ocean overall experience, food atmosphere and service was superb! We definitely will be back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 14, 2023
Louise V.
We loved our dinner last night& truly love the restaurant. This was our 3rd visit there & Jeremy has waited on us every time. He is excellent & makes the dining experience even better. We hope to be back in the fall!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 02, 2023
Bruce M.
Great Food, beautiful restaurant setting, and server Jeremy could not have been more friendly and helpful. It was our first time there, but we returned within the week and ask for Jeremy to be our server. Host was friendly and seated us just where we ask...First time there was my wife's birthday, and everyone made her feel special and the menu with Happy Birthday Jeni, was perfect.....

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 27, 2023
Tavis B.
The staff at Veranda went above and beyond to make our experience memorable for our anniversary! The food was excellent and ambience was perfect. Our server Jeremy was awesome! He was able to answer any question we had and really helped to explained what paired well with our wine to meal selections. We will definitely be going back to the Veranda when we visit Bar Harbor again!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
May 19, 2023
Andy T.
Excellent service. Pastry chef was amazing

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 19, 2022
David B.
Great experience from service to food. Staff was excellent. Food remarkable. Very accommodating all around. Excellent suggestions.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 17, 2022
Jim A.
We had a very nice evening and the food was anazngvv

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 12, 2022
Leza R.
What a wonderful evening with incredible food

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 11, 2022
Wendy O.
Wonderful experience. I suggest more time between courses. It was a little too fast.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 30, 2022
Jodi L.
The greeter set the tone and the rest was perfect all around. Waite staff, cocktails (pear something :)) and food/presentation was fabulous. We both had scallops. Loved the whipped herbed butter server on the small rock. Attention to every detail did not go unnoticed.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 30, 2022
Stephen P.
We arrived a little early and we’re directed to the lounge to get a beverage. We waited at least ten minutes before anyone took our order. When our drinks were served we did not get a cocktail napkin and could not set our drinks down on the wood furniture. Finally, we were taken to our table after our reservation time. The server for the tables on either side of us explained the menu to his diners, but our server did not do as well. Fortunately, we could hear our neighbors’ explanations. The duck was very good, but the appetizers and desserts were pretty tasteless. This is a nice restaurant trying to be elegant, but falls a little short.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 29, 2022
Jessica R.
Delicious meal. The outdoor bar/fire pit was lovely too!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 26, 2022
Sarah L.
Our diner at The Veranda was hands down one of the best meals of our life. An amazing experience during our time in Bar Harbor.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 22, 2022
Tempe P.
I appreciated the restaurant’s website explaining what to expect. Such as where to park, menu, dress suggestions, and reservations are recommended. We were not disappointed! The service was warm and friendly. The waiter made recommendations based on our interests. High quality food. I am extremely picky eating scallops, I was amazed! Cooked to perfection! We enjoyed our entire meal.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 21, 2022
Dean B.
Everything was perfect. On a cold a rainy evening, it was warm, comfortable, quiet and relaxing. A surprise was in each dinner course. Service was prompt, but not pressing. Setting, food, service, all excellent. Prices were appropriate for the value received. I would not miss this when we return.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 21, 2022
Caskie L.
Once again our experience was thoroughly enjoyable. Thank you for the care that goes into your menu. All courses were fantastic, and the service was stellar.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 21, 2022
Timothy J.
My reservation fee wasn’t returned to me

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 17, 2022
David N.
We had a great experience. We came to Acadia to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary, and went to The Veranda on the day. The staff were excellent and the restaurant personalized our menus for the anniversary. These subtle touches -- along with excellent food, wine and cocktails -- made for an amazing night!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 16, 2022
Richard F.
Since it's clear you're striving for excellence I'll pick but one nit: being round-handled and slim the "flatware" requires some attention to use. A little too unique. Otherwise, all staff interactions - particularly with our server, Jeremy - were enjoyable, the food was great, the ambiance was pleasing, and our personalized menu was a nice touch. A memorable experience!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 13, 2022
William T.
Great fine dining at the Balance Rock inn. The food is outstanding and creative. The service is top notch. Wine and cocktails excellent. The ambiance is also great with a cozy inviting dining room. Bar to the side is interesting with copper bar tools. Highly recommend for a fine dining experience in Bar Harbor.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 06, 2022
Rebecca L.
Everything was excellent!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 30, 2022
George & Judith S.
Perfect choice for our final night in Beautiful Bar Harbor ❤️

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 30, 2022
Claudia M.
the food was very good and the staff so pleasant and professional , even dealing with what seems to be a common problem today for whatever reason; limited staff. Eric and Linda (bartender) are superstars, and Kimberly (host) so accommodating. Thanks to all for a truly lovely experience!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 29, 2022
Stephen M.
Everything was excellent. Couldn’t recommend more for a fine dining experience.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 28, 2022
Jeffrey G.
Excellent food and very good service. Only negative - I would have liked our server to be more knowledgeable about wine-pairings and suggestions.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 26, 2022
Cathy B.
Dinner was delicious and the chef was able to work around my food allergies as if they didn’t exist. Beautiful meal, just a little pricy.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 24, 2022
Patricia T.
Very expensive but understandable given the level of excellence.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 22, 2022
Chuck H.
Our evening at The Veranda was excellent. The staff are engaging and knowledgable. The food was incredible. My dairy sensitivity was handled extremely well, even down to making my husband's risotto vegan so I could share it. Definitely a place to return to.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 17, 2022
Caskie L.
Creative menu executed flawlessly, each course was special. Service was stellar as well. And all while taking in an ocean view. Thank you for a terrific anniversary celebration.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 16, 2022
John K.
From the moment Kimberley greeted us we knew we were going to enjoy our evening. The food the service and ambiance were all outstanding!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 16, 2022
Stuart L.
Excellent all the way around!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 10, 2022
Kim F.
We enjoyed everything. The service, food, ambiance and value was all wonderful!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 09, 2022
Rebecca J.
Thank you for making our anniversary dinner so special and personalized. We enjoyed all the food and the beautiful waterfront views.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 09, 2022
Diane S.
Lovely dinner.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 05, 2022
Jacob G.
Absolutely exceptional. We made reservations at the fanciest restaurant in Bar Harbor…with our toddler. To say we were nervous was an understatement. But we managed out expectations, dined quickly and our 3 yo was really good and entertained by the staff. We had a table away from other guests (key). Delicious dinner with amazing views!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 01, 2022
Butch G.
By far one of the best dining experiences in Bar Harbor!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 19, 2022
Ellen G.
My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our evening with you! We are already planning to make it an annual event. Your staff is extraordinary, warm and welcoming. Our party of three included a former baker, a former server, and a timid elder who had not had an inside meal since July 2021. All of us love to eat. I enjoyed every bite. I myself would have cooked the swordfish for a tiny bit longer, but left that decision to the chef.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 16, 2022
John R.
Excellent food, views and service

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 13, 2022
Jane H.
Elegant surroundings and incredible view. Good service and interesting menu

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 12, 2022
Gary B.
First time staying @ Balance Rock Inn and first time @ Veranda. Both first class. Both somewhat hidden gems and Veranda’s culinary experience simply wonderful. To be repeated soon.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 09, 2022
Lunnoris O.
At the Veranda there is absolute attention to detail. From the warm initial greeting upon arrival, throughout dinner service and beyond, the highly professional staff and amazing kitchen (where the superb dishes are created) you will find every detail of a premiere dining experience. I have photos to prove it! Better than that, I have memories of a grand time at the Veranda with loved ones. THANKYOU !

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 06, 2022
Philip D.
The hostess and staff were delightful

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 02, 2022
Brian C.
First time. Excellent food and service. We will be back

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 28, 2022
Liz J.
My wife and I celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary at The Veranada and it was nothing short of amazing. From beginning to end, the accommodations and cuisine were top notch. We will definitely be back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 19, 2022
Roger C.
Great dinner, great dessert, nice wines by the glass, excellent service, beautiful setting, definitely will be back

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 06, 2022
Anthony U.
What a wonderful gem. The food and cocktails are very creative. The atmosphere is romantic, upscale, and beautiful. It's hidden away with a gorgeous view of Frenchman's Bay.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 27, 2022
Lisa W.
Such a lovely enjoyable evening ... a must!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 24, 2022
Jeanne R.
Loved the food- very enthusiastic and knowledgeable server. Beautiful settt

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 23, 2022
Donna K.
Love Veranda! Food is excellent, the view is outstanding. Highly recommend. Our waiter, Jeremy was personable and knowledgeable.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 23, 2022
Michelle C.
This was one of the best dinners we have ever eaten! From the timing of the courses to the attention to every little detail, we give it a 10 out of 10. Fabulous

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 19, 2022
Benjamin W.
Excellent food, excellent service. Will definitely come back

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 23, 2021
Kathleen R.
My husband and I had a fabulous time. From the food, location, employees, chef and owner, thank you. Kathleen and Don Rose

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 20, 2021
Rachel Y.
My husband and I chose The Veranda for our 1st wedding anniversary dinner. It did not disappoint. Our waiter Kurt was fabulous! Food and atmosphere were amazing! 5 star!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 18, 2021
Melinda P.
We loved our server Alexandra! I appreciated that she was both attentive while giving us plenty of space to enjoy our conversation

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 18, 2021
Robert W.
Wonderful meals, and we look forward to returning

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 08, 2021
Nicol P.
That was some of the best service I’ve ever experienced! Thank you so much for a wonderful night. The food was phenomenal.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 07, 2021
Jennifer R.
Food was excellent and staff was attentive.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 04, 2021
Bettina K.
Beautiful restaurant. Great service and delicious food in a lovely setting. Bread was also amazing, as they promoted. Looking forward to returning.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 03, 2021
Keith N.
Very good all away around. My server Kurt (so?) was awesome. Expensive but well worth it.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 30, 2021
Carla H.
Elegant and romantic, a perfect dinner and experience!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 28, 2021
Daniel O.
A memorable experience

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 25, 2021
Lisa Z.
My husband and I celebrated our Anniversary dinner at the Veranda and loved every moment. The ocean view with the sunset, amazing service, and the best dinner in Bar Harbor. We will definitely return.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 19, 2021
Rick B.
Great view, wonderful food, attentive service.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 12, 2021
Guilford S.
I had trout as the main course, and it was the best I have ever eaten. The atmosphere was great and service outstanding. Truly a five star experience!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 12, 2021
Stephen R.
I didn’t know what to expect walking in. Walking out I and my friend were as happy as we have been in a while leaving a restaurant. Great creative and tasty food and enjoyable atmosphere. Make a reservation!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 09, 2021
Marianna G.
It was incredible!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 08, 2021
Kerensa H.
The food got a 9/10 only because the drinks didn't have a sub category. Loved the food, it was just a tad pricey for the entree portions. The bread was amazing and all the gels, emulsions and sauces were so innovative and well textured. The drinks were mild in flavor, not weak in the pour, just not anything to wow. But the food was phenomenal.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 27, 2021
Dacia P.
This was the absolute best experience of all restaurants we tried in Maine. Absolutely magical evening.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 22, 2021
Eric N.
We were guests at the hotel and saved this for the last meal of our trip. We didn’t really know what to expect as the restaurant wasn’t even mentioned in the two different Maine/Acadia guidebooks we had read. We were initially disappointed when we didn’t get the requested outdoor table we hoped for. Everything changed once the meal began. The food was outstanding. We eat at lots of high end restaurants and have pretty high standards. As we savored each course we came to the conclusion that this was one of the best meals we have ever had, anywhere. Each dish had some unique and delicious flavor we hadn’t experienced before. We would definitely return if ever in the area again.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 19, 2021
Keith G.
Hard to say what was better ... the food or Jeremy! All around an amazing experience to have our anniversary dinner at The Veranda! Needless to say the food was excellent, the service was top notch, and the location is beautiful. Having a menu titled specially for our anniversary was a wonderful surprise and greatly appreciated. It will be framed and hung next to other special memories from our trip. The only drawback would be having a dog walking through the middle of our finest dining experience since our wedding 20 years ago. Although we are dog lovers and recognize that Bar Harbor is extremely dog-friendly we would suggest the dining area be a no-go during dinner where 5 courses are being served. Please know that this does not outweigh the positive aspects of the experience.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 14, 2021
Colleen T.
Everything was delicious, it was a super special evening. Thank you!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 12, 2021
Angie C.
The hostess offered me a blanket. The waiter was joyful, kind, knowledgable, passionate, and calm. The setting was serene, the view amazing, and the food was exceptional. Halfway through the dinner we decided, we had to count this as our 10 year anniversary dinner. (Our plans to France had been delayed due to Covid.) It was just that special.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 12, 2021
Daniel C.
Delicious food and beautiful environment.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 07, 2021
Ruth C.
Outstanding. Loved everything about The Veranda from the welcome, the magician bartenders creations, our server and his suggestions, the view, the cozy atmosphere even the tablecloths. Unusual and delicious preparations. Wine list a bit too expensive. Expect to spend $100+ pp and have CC charged to reserve, but my birthday celebration there was beyond expectations and we are very experienced diners. Thank you…we have recommended it to everyone!