The Reading Room

Distinguished fine dining overlooking Frenchman Bay in downtown Bar Harbor awaits you at the historic Reading Room Restaurant. Join a long list of guests from around the world, important characters of US history, and dignitaries who have enjoyed meals, drinks, and memorable gatherings at the Bar Harbor Inn Reading Room since 1887.
Serving breakfast and dinner daily and Sunday Brunch the first Sunday of each month, the Reading Room is a one of a kind dining experience. Delectable local Maine cuisine and attentive service are surpassed only by the magnificent panoramic ocean views of Frenchman Bay. Hearty breakfast favorites include Wild Maine Blueberry Stuffed French Toast and Maine Lobster Eggs Benedict. Our dinner menu features fresh Maine seafood dishes, choice cuts of meat, gourmet desserts and an extensive wine list. The Lobster Pie, a favored dish among our patrons, is prepared with fresh Maine lobster meat baked in a rich sherry cream and topped with a butter crumb finish.
The Reading Room at the Bar Harbor Inn offers nightly entertainment featuring a grand piano player. Business casual attire preferred, but not required. Reservations are recommended for all parties and are available by calling the Bar Harbor Inn directly at  or booking a table on OpenTable.
Reading Room Hours
Breakfast Hours: 7:00am-10:30am
Dinner Hours: 5:30pm-9:00pm
Last Days of Service for the 2018 Season
Breakfast – Monday, November 12th, 2018
Dinner – Sunday, November 11th, 2018
Sunday Brunch – Sunday, October 7th, 2018
“A romantic dinner with hubby while on the town. Beautiful views. Food was delicious! Service was excellent. It was an upscale restaurant that met its expectations. Had reservations and was seated immediately which we loved.” – Chris C.
“Wonderful dinner, fine dining services and selections in a comfortable setting with great views of the bay and sunsets.” – Renee B.
“This is a lovely place right on the water in town located at the Bar Harbor Inn. We secured a reservation with OpenTable and were not let down. The food and service was top tier. We had a wonderful time, never rushed and had a good meal.” – Jack S.
Category: Restaurant
Region: Bar Harbor
1 Newport Drive, Bar Harbor, ME 04609