AAA Four Diamond Restaurant

3 years in a row

Certificate of Excellence

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#1 Bar Harbor Hotel

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What We Do

Located in the historic Balance Rock Inn, we are Bar Harbor’s most famous hidden gem…

The Veranda restaurant has been one of Bar Harbor's few ocean front dining locations for over thirty years. Visit us for dinner or a cocktail on the deck. We feature live music in the piano lounge on a weekly basis, check out the link below for a schedule of artists.



It has always been our goal to create the unexpected from traditional, to create more than a just a dinner...  Below are some behind the scenes pictures from our beautiful kitchen. If you would like the 'full experience' you may book a chef's table July-September.

We are proud to serve ingredients endemic to New England and the North Atlantic region. We love the rare, beautiful and unique foods of the area and work hard to bring those to you.


Check Out Our Dinner Menu

Summer is in full swing here in costal Maine. Although we had a rainy cold spring, garden produce is coming up nicely with the heat and sun over the past few weeks. Heirloom tomato and cucumber especially, along with edible flowers, chicory, lettuces and kale. Fish and shellfish, as always, are coming in fresh six days a week. We've also been getting local lamb racks, and beef short ribs.


The Veranda Bar

Enjoy a cocktail and snack outdoors around the fireplace or in our piano lounge. We offer a seasonal cocktail menu as well as an extensive liquor selection, local beers, and special glass pours off of the coravin.

An intimate setting



Come join us for an evening of handcrafted cocktails, great food, and live music.




We have an award winning wine list that reflects our passion for the classic wine regions of the world. There is something for all tastes on the list, and we feature a selection of both young and mature wines from around the globe.