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Roost Cafe and Bistro

262 Shore Rd., Ogunquit, ME 03907 (Formerly Ninety Eight Provence)
(207) 646-9898
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Ranked #28 of 80 Restaurants in Ogunquit
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Ledge Road
Description: 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. O
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Gorham, Maine
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

A friend and I went here for the first time on a recent late-autumn Saturday at lunch time after visiting the nearby Ogunquit Museum of American Art. They were offering both lunch and brunch menu items and it was hard to choose from the many appealing options. I first was leaning toward the omelette with local crab, but ultimately went... More

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Waterville, Maine
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

If this restaurant has aspirations to be a bistro, perhaps it should go back to basics and consider improving both the service and the food. First problem, our party of four was seated at a table in a high traffic area. One of my tablemates actually had to duck a few times as waiters carrying trays sped by (btw we... More

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Bradford, New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Went on a recommendation from a local resident. Not disappointed. Very good house Pinot Noir. Had the Manchego appetizer. Lamb burger was very good! Lobster roll was also good and fresh. Substituted salad for fries. Cozy atmosphere. Friendly service.

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Methuen, Massachusetts, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We had a Saturday evening reservation prior to the theatre. We were seated right away. Our server was difficult to get a hold of. The avocado fries with chipotle aoli was good. The pan seared duck was to be serve medium rare, but was very rare. The sauce was barely warm and had a shiny, gelatin-like, right out of the... More

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Branford, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Let's start with the fact that despite the name, and online descriptions, this restaurant is NOT French. We were told that the chef is new, which could have explained the apparently Cuban inspired menu items, which seemed out of place on a "bistro" menu. The food itself left quite a bit to be desired - my appetizer, described on the... More

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new york
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

On past ventures to Maine I would pass on Rt. 1 in the York area but never made it there. On my way to Marginal Way, I passed and the exterior looked so wonderful I had to go in. The inside is as inviting as the outside. I ordered the English Burger. Cooked to perfection (an overcooked burger is the... More

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

What a surprise. This has really maintained and surpased the quality of its predecessor. Judging by the perfectly cooked Cod. The kindness of the surver to change the presentation to fit our taste. What a great experience. We will come back next year.

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Ft. Myers
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Overall disappointment for how good is a meal when it comes out lukewarm and actually cool by the time you get half done? It is too bad since the taste was fine, but although cool eggs and cold potatoes may be OK on a hot July day at a picnic it is not OK when you want a hot breakfast.... More

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We loved the atmosphere, service and the food was delicious. I highly recommend this restaurant for breakfast. The lunch and dinner menus look amazing, so we will return to try both.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We chose this restaurant as my wife must follow a gluten free menu and Roost appeared to provide many options. Once we were there it was clear that they went above and beyond the typical gluten free options. They would adapt the majority of their menu options. It was like eating out used to be before the celiac diagnosis. Our... More

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