The Veranda Bar and Restaurant

About The Veranda Bar and Restaurant

inside of kitchen with fish and lemon

Since 1986 The Balance Rock Inn has been offering luxury accommodations for the summer season in Bar Harbor. The original restaurant begain 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 unprecedented 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.

We are closed for the 2018 season. Our next dinner service will be May 20, 2019.

Menu

Start

Salad

Salad of late summer greens, flowers, smoked & herb oil

Venison

enison carpaccio, reggiano, white truffle, smoked oil, pickled onion

Mussels

mussels, prosciutto, brussles sprout, preserved lemon, smoked shallot sweet potato

Jonesport blue crab salad

Jonesport blue crab salad, cucmber, watercress, red quinoa, tarragon & mustard dressing, olive oil toast

Boquerones

Boquerones, red pepper rouille, grilled bread, fried capers, compressed cucumber

Baby beet

Baby beet, kohlrabi, balsamic, raisin, white truffle powder

Fried quail

Fried quail, wild mushroom, grilled kale, grain mustard sauce

Pates

Pates, cured meats, house smoked fish and accompaniments

Main

Venison

Venison, juniper, sweet potato, pear, cranberry, pine, sage

Bistro style hangar steak

Bistro style hangar steak, roasted carrot, pickled onion, grilled apple, foie gras compound butter

Whole rainbow trout

Whole rainbow trout, saffron beurre blanc, potato strings, ratatouille

Risotto

Risotto, seasonal mushroom, celeriac, brussles sprouts, sweet potato, reggiano, tempura asparagus

Diver scallops

Diver scallops, caramelizedfennel, sheep’s milk yogurt, corn fritter crushed herbs, trout roe

Sweet

Apple fritter

Apple fritter, smoked caramel, clove cream

Chocolate cremeux

Chocolate cremeux, black salt, smoked caramel, bourbon cherries

Rosemary semifreido

Rosemary semifreido, sugar cookie, hazelnuts, lemon, pine ash

Rose ice cream

Rose ice cream, frozen cardamom foam, rose gel, almond brittle

Cocktail

Bourbon and Whiskey

Honey Old Fashioned

bulleit rye, bitters, honey, orange

Smoked Manhattan

smoked bourbon, vermouth, ginger, brandy, port, bitters

Menage A Piore

pear pureé, rosemary infused bourbon, compressed pear

Rum and Tequila

Dark N' Stormy

gosling’s dark rum, lime, ginger beer

Fresh Margarita

milagro silver, cointreau, agave, lime

Vodka and Gin

Dirty Habit

hendrick’s gin, thyme infused vermouth, brine, smoked olives, pickled things

Moscow Moose

vodka, lime, birch beer, blueberry, sugar

Cosmopolitan

absoult citron, cointreau, lime, cranberry

French 75

gin, lemon, sugar, bubbles

Parasol

vodka, elderflower liqueur, orleans herbal, honey, prosecco float

Partners

chef sprinkling salt on top of dish

SUNSET ACRES FARMS

sunsetacresfarm.com

FUZZY UDDER CREAMERY

fuzzyudder.com

FLYWHEEL FLOWERS

flywheelflowers.com

RUSTICO LEATHER

rustico.com

NETTIE FOX FARMS

nettiefoxfarm.com

FISHER FARMS

fisherfarmcsa.com

BUCKSPORK

bucksporkofmaine.com

ARCHER FARM

archerangus.com

APPLEGATE DEER FARM

west newfield, maine

SEAL COVE FARM

mainegoatcheese.com

MAINE-LY POULTRY

warren, maine

CROSSROAD FARM

jonesport, maine

MOUSAM VALLEY

mousamvalleymushrooms.com

TAUNTON BAY OYSTER COMPANY

gouldsboro, maine

NORTH STAR SHEEP FARM

northstarsheepfarm.com

BAR HARBOR OYSTER COMPANY

barharboroyster.com

MAINE SEA FARM

maineseafarms.com

Contact

The Veranda Bar and Restaurant

Address

21 Albert Meadow
Bar Harbor , ME 04609

(207) 288-9900

Hours

Monday: 3:00pm to 11:00pm
Tuesday: 3:00pm to 11:00pm
Wednesday: 3:00pm to 11:00pm
Thursday: 3:00pm to 11:00pm
Friday: 3:00pm to 11:00pm
Saturday: 3:00pm to 11:00pm
Sunday: 3:00pm to 11:00pm