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Roost Cafe and Bistro

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International, Eclectic
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262 Shore Rd., Ogunquit, ME 03907 (Formerly Ninety Eight Provence) (Ledge Road)
(207) 646-9898
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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. O
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 209
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delicious breakfast

Went here for Sunday breakfast as part of the package from Anchorage By The Sea. Interesting menu and wonderful food. Rustic setting and a delightful fire in the fireplace on a cold morning. Service was good and the location was close to the hotel (within walking distance).

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
Beachjuly
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Rhode Island
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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364 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Rhode Island
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Went here for Sunday breakfast as part of the package from Anchorage By The Sea. Interesting menu and wonderful food. Rustic setting and a delightful fire in the fireplace on a cold morning. Service was good and the location was close to the hotel (within walking distance).

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Dracut, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

One of the staff members at the inn we were staying at suggested Roost for breakfast. I had the crab cakes eggs benedict with homefries...delicious. My fiance had the lobster omlette. The interior is rustic, welcoming and super clean. I would love to go back for dinner.

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Athens, Georgia
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We visited Ogunquit in September and did the lobster thing out in Perkins Cove and were a bit underwhelmed with the restaurants there. But then we happened on to Roost, tucked into a curve on the main road through town. No, we didn't have lobster, but what we did have was fabulous. An amazing Cuban sandwich with succulent roasted pork... More 

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Danvers, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We just got back from a lovely evening at Roost. It's been snowing here, but that didn't stop us from venturing out for dinner. The ambience is cozy, and the staff were delightful. Because we are both gluten free, we can be kind of fussy about getting food that works for us--there were no worries here. Most of the menu... More 

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Stratham, New Hampshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This is our favorite place for all sorts of occasions - last minute "date night," birthday celebrations, Mother's Day, "get-outta-town night," - year round it is a terrific venue with outstanding food, drink, and service. We've followed the owners through their prior establishments and this one is the best, by far. Hat's off to Rob and Aldo! My scallops were... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Went to The Roost this past Saturday for Lunch. Really cool place with a great staff. They had a really nice looking bar area, but we chose the dining room as there was a nice fire going. Martini's were potent and the food was very good. I had a great fish sandwich and the accompanying salad and slaw were excellent.... More 

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Darlington, England, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We were a party of 10 , so that might be why, but it shouldn't be. Service very slow, everyone got their meals at different times, mine was last, pasta Alfredo, such an enormous portion, everyone else had finished and their plates were being removed, so my meal was spoilt, it got cold very quickly so I gave up. Would... More 

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York Harbor, Maine
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We were saddened when the previous restaurant that was housed in this charming "cottage" closed...but, we are delighted to visit The Roost anytime we are headed in the Ogunquit area. The wait staff is cordial and efficient, the coziness is particularly appreciated as the thermometer drops, and the food from "pub fare" to full on entrees are innovative and delicious!... More 

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Wells, Maine
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

My wife and I had an excellent meal last Saturday evening. The food (more on that later) was very,very good, the service was first-rate and extremely cordial, and the atmosphere is delightful. We've enjoyed breakfast (always terrific) at Roost several times in the past but this is only our second time there for dinner. The Mussels Veracruz appetizer was very... More 

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Saint paul
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5 reviews 5 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

A friend and I spent a day in the cozy seaside vacation town of Ogunquit, Maine, early this November. A local recommended this restaurant and we easily found our way by foot from the main area of town. We found a quaint house with many windows. Once inside, we noted the full bar and restaurant seating area. Tables of all... More 

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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: (207) 646-9898

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: International, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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
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?