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Coast Bar + Bistro

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10 Water St., Brunswick, ME 04011 (Federal St.)
+1 207-373-9299
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Coast Bar + Bistro serves elevated versions of classic comfort foods and...
Coast Bar + Bistro serves elevated versions of classic comfort foods and offers a range of appetizers, sandwiches, salads, our signature pizzas and delicious entrees. We are open every day at 4pm. Join us every evening (even weekends!) From 4-6pm for Happy Hour and every Thursday evening from 6-9pm for live music!
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Good for:
Casual Elegant

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
    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
Most recent review
"Superb lunch and atmosphere"

Joined by dear friends for a early luch on a Friday we decided to try the Coast Bar and Bistro and were pleasantly surprised. Joe, our waiter was top-notch and extremely knowledgable in all aspects from meal choices to beer availability. Mike and I both lovers of a good chowder had a bowl of their... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Merle W
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West Bowdoin, Maine
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  • Casual Elegant
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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West Bowdoin, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Joined by dear friends for a early luch on a Friday we decided to try the Coast Bar and Bistro and were pleasantly surprised. Joe, our waiter was top-notch and extremely knowledgable in all aspects from meal choices to beer availability. Mike and I both lovers of a good chowder had a bowl of their "coast chowder " which was... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

THe happy hour was great, so was the selection of wines, beers and Liquors. Cocktail menu was great..I had the old fashioned. The bartender Ryan was very nice and we came back after Happy hour for dinner. We stayed in the Hotel and it was awesome to have a great place to eat and chill without driving. FIreplace in the... More 

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Brunswick, Maine
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15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Being far too cold and snowy to grill, decided to go to dinner here. Have gone there for drinks and burgers before, but decided to splurge. On this cold Wednesday, the dinning room had several parties, yet there was only 1 staff member who was acting as both host and waitress. She did a *fantastic* job managing everything. Still, with... More 

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Harpswell, Maine
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

My friend and I had a really nice experience at this little gem in Brunswick. It wasn't very busy on this frigid Friday evening and we had no trouble being seated promptly without a reservation. The menu had a nice selection of options. I had the stuffed haddock which was delish, although it was a bit cool when it arrived.... More 

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

Dear Elaineaway, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We do have a wonderful staff and I'm happy that you enjoyed your experience at Coast Bar & Bistro. We have live music on Thursday and Friday nights, as well as other great specials every night of the week! Please check out our website or our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I just had one of the most delicious meals I've had in a long time. The coast chowder had chunks of lobster and white fish in every spoonful, they followed that with an amazing shrimp scampi. Just when I didn't think it could get any better, we had the chocolate sampler for dessert. The chocolate cake was heavenly it melted... More 

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

Dear Rose A., Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. I am thrilled that you enjoyed your meal and I couldn't agree more that the kitchen staff of Coast do a great job! We look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Donna Whelden Executive Chef More 

Maine
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Decided to try the Coast Bar again after a good time a while back. Made a reservation and was promptly seated upon arrival, then it all went downhill from there. Our waitress, or should I say the only waitress on a Saturday night during a major holiday weekend, was basically non-existant. We waited twenty minutes before she came back to... More 

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hospitalitymanager, Manager at Coast Bar + Bistro, responded to this review

I want to thank you for voicing your opinions about your recent experience at Coast and sincerely apologize for our missteps in service. I can assure you that we have spoken to the parties involved that night and will be taking swift corrective action to ensure that this won't ever happen again. Thanks again for bringing this to our attention,... More 

Rutland, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Food was fresh and delicious. lobster pot pie was tasty, maybe could use a little more chunks of lobster ( seeing how it is Maine ) Steak was tender and delicious. French fries were fantastic. Bar was well stocked, good draft beer selection. Nice way to end an evening

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hospitalitymanager, Manager at Coast Bar + Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the compliments! We do our best to get the details right: tender steak, crispy fries, great bar atmosphere. We'll definitely put our efforts into getting the lobster pot pie more to your liking, glad you found it tasty though. Hope to have you back again soon to spend another great evening with us at Coast. Cheers! More 

1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

First time visit last night. Food was near to excellent, service was great and nice relaxing atmosphere. We had the stuffed haddock and the lobster pizza. Nice to find a place like this! Will definitely return to try other menu items.

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hospitalitymanager, Manager at Coast Bar + Bistro, responded to this review

We're so glad you chose to dine with us for the first time last night, and it seems as though you've thoroughly enjoyed your overall experience. The haddock and the lobster pizza are some of our best selling items, and we're always featuring specials to showcase what our kitchen can do. It means a lot that you felt comfortable and... More 

Hartford, Connecticut
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Good Afternoon, I just want to say this is the nicest bar in Brunswick by far. My husband and I traveled up to coastal Maine a couple weeks ago and were blown away with this restaurant. I want to say thank you to DJ. You are a wonderful person. My husband is still talking about you. My husband and I... More 

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hospitalitymanager, Manager at Coast Bar + Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words about Coast Bar + Bistro, we really appreciate the praise. Its our goal to make every customer feel comfortable and well served with outstanding food and drinks. We're so glad that you and your husband were given a memorable dining experience from DJ. He's been a terrific addition to our staff, and... More 

Litchfield, Maine, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

burger was raw frys were soggy,bacon salid well almost no bacon, overall sevice was good,food not so much.So I would not eat here again this seems to be an on going problem the kitchen is not reliable the servers are taking all the heat but real problem is owners who do not know what they are doing and are letting... More 

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hospitalitymanager, Manager at Coast Bar + Bistro, responded to this review

Unfortunately we have no record of your visit to our restaurant or any food quality issues on October 18th. We take enormous pride in the quality of our food and we take any mistakes very seriously. I am glad you were thrilled with the service, bar and hotel. We are extremely proud of our team and the reputation we have... 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

Description

Coast Bar + Bistro serves elevated versions of classic comfort foods and offers a range of appetizers, sandwiches, salads, our signature pizzas and delicious entrees. We are open every day at 4pm. Join us every evening (even weekends!) From 4-6pm for Happy Hour and every Thursday evening from 6-9pm for live music!
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?