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Roost Cafe and Bistro

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262 Shore Rd., Ogunquit, ME 03907 (Formerly Ninety Eight Provence) (Ledge Road)
12076469898
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: A warm and welcoming Cafe and Bistro where our philosophy is hand-crafted...
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. Our Summer hours are as follows: Breakfast/Lunch/Brunch: 8 am - 2 pm Pub Fare: 2 pm - 9 pm Dinner: 5 pm - 9pm
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
What a lovely Restaurant!

For Our first night out in Ogunquit this restaurant was recommended by our Inn keeper. 'Just a great recommendation' . A nice wine and Specialty cocktail list were offered. We settled on Manhattans which were perfect and quite a generous size. Evidently the Chef is Cuban and brings this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
Wjwar
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

On our recent trip to Ogunquit beach, we accidentally came across Roost Cafe and Bistro. We were hungry and the menu was interesting with lot of vegetarian options. The patio was a great place to sit and relax. The watermelon sangria (yes, it was watermelon juice with red wine!) was tasty and definitely made us all the more excited for... More 

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Rutland, Vermont
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

My wife and I were looking forward to a very enjoyable dinner and we were greatly disappointed. We were seated within 5-minutes of our Saturday night reservation, which was a great start! Unfortunately, after being seated, we were forgotten. After we were seated a group of 4 were seated next to us. They received their water, menus and drinks before... More 

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new york
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Such a wonderful establishment. We came in for breakfast on our last day of our trip because of the extensive gluten free options. Not only was the food absolutely wonderful (must have the lemon ricotta pancakes and Maine lobster florentine benedict), the service was impeccable and the owner, Aldo, made us feel like family. He made my mother's day with... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Cannot say enough about this place. Have eaten here twice for breakfast ( get up early and get here before 930am during the summer as it gets packed !). Lemon ricotta pancakes tasted even better the second time. Came here around 3pm and they were open but "in between lunch and dinner" so we had a shorter menu to choose... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I ate in the bar. Choices were varied, food was good, great ambience. Bar choices were more reasonably priced. Restaurant seemed to be a great fine dining option.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My wife and I stopped for a late lunch knowing nothing about the restaurant going in. She ordered a salad, and I ordered "Chorizo Benedict" as a late breakfast. During the meal we both exclaimed several times at how much we were enjoying the food and experience. In particular, the chorizo, served patty-style, was a revelation, but so was the... More 

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Rochester, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Food was good, but nothing extraordinary to justify prices. With tip, bill came to $125 for 1 alcoholic drink, one iced tea, 2 apps, and three meals (Maybe I need to get out more?). Ambiance was very nice, but tight fit for tables. P.S. Wait staff should not take a cigarette break and then return to table reeking of smoke.....

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

For Our first night out in Ogunquit this restaurant was recommended by our Inn keeper. 'Just a great recommendation' . A nice wine and Specialty cocktail list were offered. We settled on Manhattans which were perfect and quite a generous size. Evidently the Chef is Cuban and brings this influence to some of the featured dishes. We started with the... More 

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Bonita Springs, Florida, United States
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

this is a delightful café/bistro which is wonderfully decorated. After our 1st visit, we talked about it so much that we returned 3 days later. The proprietor's name is Aldo. He was originally from Cuba. He is extremely personable and will spend time chatting with you if you wish. All staff are friendly and helpful. Food is excellent. They offer... More 

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AldoandRob, Owner at Roost Cafe and Bistro, responded to this review

Oh my goodness, Bettie, I am writing responses to reviews made on Trip Advisor and wanted to thank you for a great review and for taking the time to write it. But, I just realized, that you had just come into Roost to reserve a room for 30 people for a very special function. So thank you, and thank you... More 

Norwalk, Connecticut, United States
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70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Where to begin? Suffice it to say the best part of the meal was leaving to get ice cream elsewhere for dessert. My calamari was average at best. The rice served to two others was bland and had no taste. The fish didn't seem fresh or was poorly cooked. When this was a French restaurant a few years ago, all... More 

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AldoandRob, Owner at Roost Cafe and Bistro, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Matt M, Thank you for your comments in your review of your experience here at Roost Cafe and Bistro, and we are very disappointed that your experience did not meet our expectations, never mind your expectations. You can see though, from all the other reviews that so many are very happy with their experiences with us.. Surely, we... More 

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Additional Information about Roost Cafe and Bistro

Address: 262 Shore Rd., Ogunquit, ME 03907 (Formerly Ninety Eight Provence)
Phone Number: 12076469898
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Ogunquit
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 25 - 35
Cuisine: International

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 262 Shore Rd., Ogunquit, ME 03907 (Formerly Ninety Eight Provence)
    (Ledge Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Ogunquit
  • Phone Number: 12076469898

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 35
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic

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. Our Summer hours are as follows: Breakfast/Lunch/Brunch: 8 am - 2 pm Pub Fare: 2 pm - 9 pm Dinner: 5 pm - 9pm
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?