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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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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, 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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Bar scene

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Delicious steak!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
John R
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Brunswick, Maine
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
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27 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

My husband ordered a med rare hamburger and got well done and burned. The ketchup helped to make it edible. I ordered cabernet and got chardonnay. This Is the third time we've tried this restaurant and have been consistently disappointed.

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Brunswick, Maine
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

The atmosphere is really great, we love the high top tables by the fireplace. The staff is not great, but not poor either - they leave no impression. The menu is small which would make one assume that each item is worth the money and delicious. However, the past 3 visits we have had there we have left very disappointed.... More 

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San Juan Islands, Washington
Top Contributor
209 reviews 209 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We showed up at the Bistro at the Daniel for lunch. One table had two guests reading menus. Another had four guests, no menus, no food or drink. Nobody else around. We waited at the desk to be seated for 7 minutes. Nobody showed. My wife went to the hotel front desk, about 100 feet away. Nobody there either. We... More 

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West Bowdoin, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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

Dear Merle W., Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a positive review! I have passed your wonderful comments along to both kitchen and service staff as they work extremely hard and deserve the accolades. Please feel free to visit our website as we have great specials every night of the week. We look forward to... More 

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

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

Dear Sherry K., Thank you so much for the wonderful review! I have passed on your positive comments to the staff and I hope that we get the chance to have you stay with us again soon. Sincerely, Donna Whelden Executive Chef More 

Brunswick, Maine
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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trocachef, Executive Chef at Coast Bar + Bistro, responded to this review

Dear John R., Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent visit to Coast. While I'm thrilled that you enjoyed the food (and have passed your comments along to the kitchen staff), it's unfortunate that your service was not at the level that it should have been. Regarding other issues (wine list and music), I... More 

Harpswell, Maine
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 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
77 reviews 77 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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 

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