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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, 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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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 7
    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
a tough location, WAY too loud

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
kilboj
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brunswick, maine
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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brunswick, maine
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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Brunswick, Maine
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Charlotte, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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

Dear HJV43, Three strikes and you're out! While I understand your frustration, I am, sincerely, baffled as to why this keeps happening to you. I'm, also, very sorry and hope that you will give us one more chance some time in the near future. Regards, Donna Whelden Executive Chef More 

Brunswick, Maine
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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
94 helpful votes 94 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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
18 reviews 18 reviews
18 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 

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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?