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Roost Cafe and Bistro

262 Shore Rd, Ogonquit, Maine, Ogunquit, ME 03907-3900
+1 207-646-9898
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (45 reviews)
“cuban pork” (24 reviews)
“flan” (11 reviews)
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8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
262 Shore Rd, Ogonquit, Maine, Ogunquit, ME 03907-3900
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Reviewed 4 September 2016

First, this one of our family's favorite restaurants in Ogunquit. In our opinion it has the best breakfast in Town. The food is always fresh, delicious and the portions are large. We particularly like the hash and the eggs Benedict. Over the years I think...More

1  Thank Pattylee57
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Stopped in last night for a late dinner at the bar for girls night out. Cute spot and the food was really good. We shared the yummy avocado fries, and I had the fish tacos. Both were good. The bartender was very personable and friendly....More

Thank clgfan
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We come back to The Roost several times a year and are never disappointed. We love the intimacy of the bar and always chose to sit at a table there. This visit we ordered the chicken liver pate, it was rich, creamy and so decadent,...More

Thank lorac25
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

I make sure to go to the Roost every year. I find that they have the most out-of-the-box menu items, especially when it comes to integrating seafood into their breakfast dishes. The chorizo eggs Benedict (homemade chorizo, corn bread, and chipotle hollandaise with a perfectly...More

Thank 578,105,710
Reviewed 28 August 2016

On a whim we decided to try dinner at Roost. Boy are we glad we did! The food was incredible. We ordered the arugula salad, the prosciutto wrapped buratta cheese (WOW), catch of the day (scallops) and the statler chicken. We forced ourselves to eat...More

1  Thank Maria B
AldoandRob, Owner at Roost Cafe and Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2016

Hi Maria, wow, coming from someone from Providence, RI where there are super restaurants, we are pleased to read your review. We look forward to seeing you again next time you are in Ogunquit. Thanks for your stopping in on a "whim". Serendipity does have...More

Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We were staying at the Grand Hotel a few doors down so decided to try this place for lunch. It has a warm cozy interior and looks to be rather large but only one room was open for lunch. It wasn't crowded, the service was...More

Thank kturner008
AldoandRob, Owner at Roost Cafe and Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2016

Hi kturner, We are very glad that you enjoyed your lunch at Roost and that our chowder flavors keep lingering in your husbands memory. We have won a few chowder fests in our time, but to know that a customer compares it to others subsequently,...More

Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

One morning I went to Roost Cafe with my family and we had egg benedicts. I had mine with lobster and my mothers with crab cakes. The service is fast and friendly. We even went there for dinner the same day! I had the Cuban...More

Thank Diego T
AldoandRob, Owner at Roost Cafe and Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2016

Thank you Diego, you made our day. Much appreciate your taking the time to write and to list all the good things. Best for the summer remaining, Rob Pinkham

Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

I was shocked to see this place wasn't more busy being its right in oguncuit. Breakfast was amazing! Tasted top notch! Amazing pancakes back and home fries!! Very accommodating to me having celiac. Will definitely go again! A little more pricey than other places but...More

Thank Jamie W
AldoandRob, Owner at Roost Cafe and Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2016

Thank you Jaynicole for your review and kind comments. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your meals, especially that we are able to accommodate those like you with celiac and others with dairy, corn and many other health concerns. Hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We had a very good breakfast. Our egg Benedict were SO good. Our waiter very attentive . This is my favorite new place in Ogunquit. Love love the ambience and the eclectic cuisine . Can't wait to go back for dinner !!

Thank claudia3273
Reviewed 24 August 2016

This used to be the restaurant "Provence", which was phenomenal. It changed over 3 years ago. The food we ordered (chicken pate, stuffed crab cake with lobster) all had good flavor. The desserts were good, especially the lemon custard cake. The ambiance in the main...More

Thank ronpChicago_IL
AldoandRob, Owner at Roost Cafe and Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2016

Hello ronp Chicago, Thank you for your review and taking the time to write it. Although we are disappointed in your overall rating, we can certainly use the information to improve. Yes, we were understaffed that day. We normally have 3 people in the bar:...More

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Matt M
Dear Mr. Pinkham: I'm not sure how you can say "all the other reviews," if you take the "poor" and "terrible" reviews equal about 20% of the reviews posted. Another 20% defined it as average. We appreciate getting good food for a good value for our money. It seems that was not apparent for us and others. I may indeed be incorrect on the seating numbers, but July Fourth weekend, one would think that :excess" space would be in demand. I do not wish to get into a pissing match here. I try to be as forthright as possible with my reviews. If a place excels, I will post it as such, even noting minor missteps. But if a place is deserving of poor marks, I will post that too. Yes, it is subjective, but I've eaten in some awesome low and high end places, and I've eaten in some horrible high end and low end places. Please accept my and the other less than wonderful reviews as constructive criticism and use it for the betterment of your establishment. I hope you succeed in that task.
18 July 2015|
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Response from AldoandRob | Property representative |
Dear Sir, I get all what you say.And we do, listen to all the reviews, regardless of the # of stars given. And we do meet and take away a bit of humility when we make mistakes, but use the review to improve. I do believe... More
7 March 2015|
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Response from Henry D | Reviewed this property |
I am an occasional visitor, so I am not able to answer. Try contacting them through their web site.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$35
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 262 Shore Rd, Ogonquit, Maine, Ogunquit, ME 03907-3900 (Formerly Ninety Eight Provence)
    (Ledge Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Ogunquit
  • Phone Number: +1 207-646-9898
  • E-mail
A warm and welcoming Cafe and Bistro where our philosophy is hand-crafted, a la minute entrees and appetizers that are exquisite, yet affordable. We pride ourselves on classical cooking techniques with contemporary flavors and creations that are perfect for a bistro. Our Summer hours are as follows: Breakfast/Lunch/Brunch: 8 am - 2 pm Pub Fare: 2 pm - 9 pm Dinner: 5 pm - 9pm
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