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Burning Tree

69 Otter Creek Drive, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04660-6705
+1 207-288-9331
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good16%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“monkfish” (18 reviews)
“fritters” (9 reviews)
“swiss chard” (15 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
69 Otter Creek Drive, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04660-6705
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1 - 10 of 321 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

A local took us to this restaurant for dinner. It was outstanding. Full Disclosure our host was is foodie who eats here often, knows the owner and money is no object. While we had to wait a few minutes for the perfect table, according to...More

Thank B R
Reviewed 1 week ago

So many appetizing choices. Several vegetarian selections among the many seasonal fish/seafood pork and beef plates..wonderful watermelon salad and our friends had a beautiful kale flatbread that they raved about.

Thank Peg I
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Extensive menu focused on novel cominations of sea and land proteins and veggies and herbs grown at the restaurant. Use of sorrel as the dominant herb in a creamy seafood dish was a delight. Whiskey drink flavored with peat a first for me. Best fine...More

Thank Jim R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited with my mom in Aug. 2017. We both LOVED our meals! I ordered sole w/ the curry sauce and my mom ordered the monkfish and both came with beautiful sides and more than we could eat even after a busy day of hiking....More

Thank Aferrel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow. There are some PICKY people reviewing! People were cackling? Seriously? How is the Burning Tree supposed to fix that. Yes people are loud. I hate it too, but it's a reflection on the patrons' lack of class, not the restaurant. At any rate. Been...More

4  Thank wandaMPa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant came highly recommended and it did not disappoint. Ambiance is very cozy in a converted house. Great place for a date. All of our entrees were delicious and cooked perfectly. Definitely save room for dessert.

Thank H R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Once my favorite restaurant on the Island, Burning Tree has declined. When we arrived, there were not enough menus so we had to wait 8 minutes for them to arrive. The waitress twice spilled water on the table as she was pouring from a pitcher....More

3  Thank susan f
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Burning Tree was recommended to me by multiple people and now I know why-- definitely the most creative menu I have ever seen with a lot of interesting blends of foods and sauces and spices. Our table of four all enjoyed our food very...More

Thank Meaghan N
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Six of us dined at The Burning Tree last night. We have been eating there for many years and always enjoyed it, but this meal was sensational. The menu has expanded and each dish was original and delicious. Highlights included the chard and mussel combination,...More

1  Thank Mjacobs733
Reviewed 14 August 2017

When we found the Burning Tree restaurant, it looked like a hole in the way. We quickly realized that The Burning Tree was very much in demand. Fortunately, we made reservations because the host politely turned away at least a dozen people while we waited...More

Thank Mark S
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Jennifer B
12 February 2017|
Response from ShivUSA | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if they are open in Winter Months. We went in the first week of October, 2016 & they were.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69 Otter Creek Drive, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04660-6705
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-288-9331
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