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“Another vote for Perfection”

Roost Cafe and Bistro
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Ranked #16 of 101 Restaurants in Ogunquit
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $35
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
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. Our Summer hours are as follows: Breakfast/Lunch/Brunch: 8 am - 2 pm Pub Fare: 2 pm - 9 pm Dinner: 5 pm - 9pm
Reviewed July 10, 2007

We go to Ogunquit three or four times every summer and 98 is the first reservation we make. Everything is always perfect---the food is marvelous and varied, the waitstaff professional without being stuffy and the dining room itself is warm and well decorated.

We used to go to Arrows on a regular basis and still think everyone should go there once. But frankly, their prices have become exorbitant and we beleive the quality of the meals at 98 are on a par.

This is not fast dining and it's probably not a place for kids (at least tiny ones) but it is fine dining and well worth it.

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Reviewed June 1, 2007

After disappointing experiences at both Arrows and MC, it was sheer bliss to dine at 98 Provence. They pull off both exceptional, fresh food and a relaxing, unassuming atmosphere--all topped off with knowledgable but friendly staff. Bonus: reasonable prices.

We've been dining here on and off for 3 yrs and the experience is always exceptional. In our all-time Top 10 of restaurants.

6  Thank JWWBusha
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Reviewed August 27, 2006

We had dinner for two at 98 Provence as soon as we got into town and checked into our hotel after 9 hours of driving in rain and traffic. We had reservations (recommended) and were seated quickly and at a nice and cozy little table. The interior is beautiful, candlelit, French countryside decor, accented with Maine character. It seemd a little noisy at first, but we may have just been sensitive after a long day's drive, and it wasn't long before we settled in and were treated to a relaxing experience.

Our waitress was so friendly and was very comfortable talking about the food and the wine, not phony at all. She guided us through the menu and her thoughts on the different dishes seemed honest and knowlegeable. We started with the sea scallops with a ginger cream and tomato confit, which my boyfriend swooned over. They were tender and the sauce was amazing. We split that and the bibb lettuce salad with mustard and fine herbs, fresh and tasty.

After much debate over a choice of an entree (we wanted to try everything!) we decided on the veal mignon in applewood smoked bacon with wild mushrooms for me, and lamb rib chops with a vegetable, parmesan and pistou fricassée for him. I can't say enough about how well these dishes were prepared, and the presention was just beautiful. Our waitress chose a lovely red Sancerre for us that was unique, modestly priced and complimented our entrees perfectly.

For dessert we had a frozen chocolate and cherry "pate", refreshing and sinfully good. Even the espresso was done right.

We are not the most discriminating diners you'll meet, but living in NYC, it's not easy to bowl us over, and we fell in love with 98 Provence. Everything from the service to the food to the atmosphere left us so satisfied and relaxed that I would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant. The bill was about $150 for two people before tip and worth it.

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