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10 Water St., Brunswick, ME 04011 (Federal St.)
+1 207-373-9299
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Coast Bar + Bistro serves elevated versions of classic comfort foods. The...
Coast Bar + Bistro serves elevated versions of classic comfort foods. The bistro offers a range of appetizers, sandwiches, salads, our signature pizzas and delicious entrees. We are open every day at 11:30am. Join us every evening (even weekends!) From 3-6pm for Happy Hour and every Thursday evening and Friday evenings for live music!
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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tasty hotel restaurant - live music sometimes

Coast Bar & Bistro had very good food & reasonable prices. One night we had dinner (the salmon was excellent), another evening we explored a number of smaller tastes at the bar through their regular menu complemented by a small plate Happy Hour menu (lobster roll earlier left us wanting a light... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
Elizabeth10024
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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New York City, New York
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70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Coast Bar & Bistro had very good food & reasonable prices. One night we had dinner (the salmon was excellent), another evening we explored a number of smaller tastes at the bar through their regular menu complemented by a small plate Happy Hour menu (lobster roll earlier left us wanting a light dinner). The restaurant has a two shift Happy... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Tasty Gluten Free Options a Plenty! In town for a few weeks, were treated to Coast Bar and Bistro for a birthday dinner. Hubby had an Asian inspired scallops and pork belly dish, while I enjoyed roasted half chicken in a lemon and wine pan sauce with rainbow chard. Although I'm not in need of a gluten free dish, mine... More 

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Portland, Maine
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Coast is the newest restaurant to emerge from inside the Captain Daniel Stone House, along the Brunswick riverfront. The food is fresh and tasty. The chef is clearly imaginative, using different and new twists on fish tacos and lobster. I had the lobster sliders for lunch and they were out of this world. The fries are especially good, something that... More 

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Arvada, Colorado, United States
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Service and food was great. Drinks were creative. Music on Thursday and Friday was enjoyable The fireplace is very cozy for those cooler nights up in Maine.

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Brunswick, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We were looking for a nice diversion of music and quick food and we found it here. My husband likes acoustic guitar music and Katie Daggett was playing on the evening we went. She was excellent. Unfortunately with the acoustics in the bar not being great and the chattering of the crowd we did our best to make sure that... More 

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trocachef, Executive Chef at Coast Bar + Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Pauline G., Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. I'm thrilled that you and your husband enjoyed your time at Coast Bar & Bistro. I will be sure to share your lovely review with the servers and kitchen staff. Seeing you're local, we hope that you will visit us again soon. Please check out... More 

Central Maine
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141 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We specifically looked for a place to eat that had live entertainment while dining, which is actually not easy. Most places are chain restaurants and don't offer it or are privately owned and offer nothing. Nothing like a Friday night after work dinner to just enjoy some music while eating. We had wanted to eat there for quite some time... More 

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trocachef, Executive Chef at Coast Bar + Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Momof2inMaine, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review AND for saying that you'll be back, even though your experience was not perfect. I take guest feedback very seriously and have spoken to both the kitchen staff and the restaurant manager regarding your comments. We look forward to seeing you again soon and giving you... More 

brunswick, maine
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143 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This poor place has had a number of owners who have tried to rescue it. Its problem is very Mainer - "you can't get theyah from heeyah." It is hard to find and get to, in part because anti-business Brunswick town ordinances prevent good signage in town. I just went for a group of friends who gather monthly, and the... More 

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trocachef, Executive Chef at Coast Bar + Bistro, responded to this review

Dear kilboj, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a well thought out review! I'm so glad that you enjoyed your food and have passed your positive comments along to the kitchen staff. You couldn't be more right about how much we, as a company, care! I have talked to the restaurant manager, as well as... More 

Brunswick, Maine
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

They were out of half of the appetizers, and out of 4 of the 6 draft beers. The special was prime rib, but after we ordered it, they told us they were out of it. I don't know who keeps track of stock, but that was rediculous. What we got was overcooked and overpriced. Don't bother.

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trocachef, Executive Chef at Coast Bar + Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Jeff V., I am terribly sorry that you had such a disappointing time at Coast! There is no excuse for not having that number of items! Since you are local, I hope that you will give us another chance. Sincerely, Donna Whelden Executive Chef More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We stayed at this hotel Easter weekend but did not have a reservation for brunch. We sat in the bar area next to the fireplace and the setting was lovely. The food was delicious and the staff was so friendly. Valerie the hostess was so nice and full of great information. She also kept our water and coffee cups full.... More 

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trocachef, Executive Chef at Coast Bar + Bistro, responded to this review

Dear lpittroff, Thank you for taking the time to write such a glowing review! I'm thrilled that you enjoyed Easter brunch and will pass your comments along to the kitchen staff. I hope that you will visit us again when you are in Maine. Regards, Donna Whelden Executive Chef More 

Brunswick, Maine
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Went to check it out for our wedding. First let me say no one had anything good to say about this place. They were right. The staff gives the worst service. They should be ashamed of their attitudes. Drinks were poorly mixed and the food was awful. Over cooked and the textures on everything was not right. I really question... More 

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trocachef, Executive Chef at Coast Bar + Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Alicia C., I am shocked that you had such a bad experience across the board! Did you speak to a manager while you were there? Please feel free to call the hotel and ask for me. I would like to discuss the details of your meal and service. Sincerely, Donna Whelden Executive Chef More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10 Water St., Brunswick, ME 04011
    (Federal St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Brunswick
  • Phone Number: +1 207-373-9299

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

Coast Bar + Bistro serves elevated versions of classic comfort foods. The bistro offers a range of appetizers, sandwiches, salads, our signature pizzas and delicious entrees. We are open every day at 11:30am. Join us every evening (even weekends!) From 3-6pm for Happy Hour and every Thursday evening and Friday evenings for live music!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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