Burning Tree

Top choice modern american in Mount Desert Island

Dine on sun-warmed greens from the backyard gardens or locally caught halibut with green peppercorns at this intimate cottage restaurant, one of the region's best. The menu is seafood-heavy and has plenty of interesting veggie options and global flavors (try the curried crab salad with mango and crispy pappadums). Reserve ahead. It's midway between Northeast Harbor and Bar Harbor.