Jonathan's - Ogunquit
Jonathan's - Ogunquit

Jonathan's - Ogunquit

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jonathansrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2076464777x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Winter Hours:
    Serving Dinner Wednesday - Sunday from 5:00 p.m.
    Breakfast on Saturdays & Sundays staring October 19, 2013 thru April 2014

    Fall, Spring and Summer Hours:
    Open 7 Nights a Week for Dinner
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Continental
  • Executive Chef: Nicholas Whitney
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Jonathan's has been in the catering business for over 25 years now, hosting a variety of off site events in the region from political gatherings, to family reunions, to wedding receptions!

    We generally use our Special Event menus as a base guideline for menus but, as always with Jonathan's, we may personalize any menu to meet your needs!

    For off site catering, a typical catering fee will be applied varying from 10-20% additional fee.
  • Private Party Facilities: Jonathan's offers 5 dining rooms that can be used as private dining rooms along with a 3,000 square foot ballroom.

    Each room may be used for various different occasions and timing. We host post wedding brunches, celebratory breakfasts, conferences, training sessions, condo meetings, retirement luncheons, anniversary parties, rehearsal dinners, weddings and more!

    We pride ourselves on being on the most flexible and personalized venue in the area for private events!
  • Private Party Contact: Caitlan Etchevers 2076464777x
  • Entertainment: Jonathan's Ogunquit offers live jazz in Duke's Lounge on Friday & Saturday evenings after 7:00 p.m.

    Jonathan's is also known throughout New England for its Concert Series. Bringing in national headliners throughout the year, you may be able to catch artists such as Judy Collins, Jonathan Edwards, Livingston Taylor, Suzy Bogguss, Al Stewart, Paula Cole, Paula Poundstone, Suede, Arlo Guthry, Cheryl Wheeler, Edwin McCain, Spyro Gyra, John Pizzarelli, George Winston and more all LIVE in Jonathan's Listening Room!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main Street
  • Public Transit: Jonathan's is on the Ogunquit Trolley Route!
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Jonathan's offers all guests parking.

    We have one of the largest private lots in Ogunquit. We ensure all of our guests have a place to park, may it be in our main lot in front of the restaurant or our auxiliary lot across the street, on Main Street, within a 1 minute walk to the restaurant.
A word from Jonathan's - Ogunquit
With over 37 years in business serving the local and traveling public fresh, local cuisine in a casual yet elegant atmosphere.

If you are searching for the perfect place to indulge in an elegant yet comfortably casual dining experience look no further. Jonathan's Restaurant impresses in every way making it the perfect destination for any special occasion.

Jonathan's Restaurant is Ogunquit's premiere destination for local cuisine and impeccable service. Accented by soft lighting and elegant décor, Jonathan's Restaurant aims to please and succeeds in doing so. The professional staff caters to its guests' every need making sure not to cut corners and only offering the finest, highest quality ingredients.

The menu is vast and eclectic showcasing an impressive selection of specialties.

The professional and friendly staff at Jonathan's Restaurant looks forward to making your next dining experience truly unforgettable.
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Jonathan's - Ogunquit reviews from OpenTable diners
176 reviews since May 3, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (86)romantic (57)fit for foodies (47)neighborhood gem (45)good for groups (33)scenic view (32)notable wine list (19)kid-friendly (19)late-night find (10)vibrant bar scene (10)hot spot (9)great for brunch (9)great for lunch (6)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Jonathan's was very good. The service was excellent and the food was great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This restaurant is attached to the Meadowmere Hotel. We only ate there because we were tired from traveling and we were pleasantly surprised. We both started with a farm driven salad that had a clean fresh taste. I had Haddock stuffed with scallops in a wonderful tasting sauce. This was plated with mashed potatoes & veggies. My husband ordered twin lobsters ($23.95!!) and they were delicious. Dessert we shared a banana cream tart in phylo dough. The service was friendly & efficient with white table cloths. I would definitely recommend Jonathan's.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Lest One...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Everything was very good if not outstanding save one thing...still looking for the alcohol in my Manhatten and my wife's martini...A- instead of A+. The service was really good and the table was great!...Thanks, Larry.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth visiting while in Ogonquit!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This restaurant can please all kind of customers, couples looking for a romantic place, small and large families, and for a friends reunion. The food was excellent ( the lobster special is a must!) and the service has well. The only comment I can make is about the decor which is a bit of everything and the tropical fish tank which is out of place for such a restaurant. We will go back during our next trip to Ogunquit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic!
    MarksNicks
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Celebrated 10th anniversary at Jonathan's. It was the perfect late supper location on a Saturday in peak season. Outstanding service! The wait staff indulged our every inquiry about the menu. The bouche amuser of zuchinni and kale was a refreshing start. The lobster bisque had classic clean flavor of a New England recipe. Simple yet flavorful. The stuffed mushroom were delightful. Seafood was exceptional. The Maine Gulf scallops were juicy. The baked stuffed haddock lived up to its house special reputation, full of fresh seafood flavors. Never rushed through any part of the meal, we enjoyed traditional tiramisu and house made coffee cinnamon ice cream. This is fine New England coastal dining at its best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Dinner and Music
    Rosinhead
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had a first class dinner, then went upstairs for a wonderful, intimate concert, coffee house style with drinks, coffee and deserts available. And the line up of performers is top rate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • terrific food and a great show
    shart43
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We went back to Jonathan's (our first of many vists since 1975). (we live near-by) the food and service was top notch. (we understand Jonathan was in the kitchen the night we were there). We stayed for the show with Tom Rush who we have been a fan of since the 60's! The only downside, is the noise level. It was sometimes dificult to have normal diner converstaion as the music from the bar area was pretty loud. Overall, go. it is a wonderful Ogumquit tradition.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KilgoreTrout
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Jonathan's has been a mainstay in Ogunquit for many years. The food and service were wonderful our last time there, and there entertainment programs are outstanding each year.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alfie
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The food was delicious, however the fish chowder was not hot enough and we should have sent it back, but we did not. It was delicious even though not hot. the only issue we do have is that the coffee was served in a cup that had a red lipstick mouth on it. it was not a small spot it was the entire LIP on the inside and outside of the cup. It was taken care of when they were notified and the manager that evening did apologize, but that should never happen in an upscale restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pre-Show dinner
    Dany
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The service and food at Jonathan's is always impeccable and delicious. How the chef melds the flavors in his dishes is amazing. The use of fresh vegetables and meats/seafood always meets our expectations.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    tattooed
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We went for dinner and the music afterwards upstairs. The meal was very good as was the entertainment after.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre
    Briana
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Live music was great, ambiance was good, but food and service was lacking. No seasoning on the food. Zucchini and squash was horrible, tasted microwaved. Service was poor and prices were high.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fine Dining
    luv2dine
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Per suggestion of friends, we made a reservation at Jonathan's and were very pleased with the whole experience. The indoor ambience and outdoor as well are pleasurable. Many tables are located next to windows displaying their beautiful flower gardens. Food is exceptional as they grow many of their own veggies. This place is a gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Dinner
    Gigi
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Went to Jonathons for dinner with my Daughter on vacation. Food was amazing. I don't understand the negative comments. We had Natasha loved her pleasant helpful funny. I saw waiters and waitresses working quickly to serve everyone. Had a taste if complimentary soup zucchini and kale Delisious. had filet mignon with mushroom Demi glaze. To die for cooked perfect. Seafood w lingini lite perfect. Dessert Creme brûlée Omg!! And chocolate mousse cake! Everything was great. Can't wait to go again!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amie
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I was upset that I had made a note on open table reservations that two people in our party are allergic to nuts, yet we were served a dessert with nuts. It could have had a very different ending if we didn't see the nuts!
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Food / Great Ambience
    BP2014
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We had 5:30 dinner reservations for two to celebrate our anniversary. We got there 15 mins early but they seated us right away. The menu was seafood heavy, but something for everyone (I'm vegetarian). Service was excellent and wait after order was short. Food was fantastic! Wife had haddock and I the eggplant Napolean and farm fresh salad (from Jonathon's farm). No room for dessert as we ate every bite. HIGHLY recommend. No kids with us and we didn't order drinks so can't comment on those aspects.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great 1st visit
    ExcellentVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Food was outstanding, service was good and we probably had the best meal of our weekend stay in Ogunquit.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Had a great experience for the second year in a row.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious and welcoming
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Jonathan's was a great find! It had something for both a seafood lover and steak lover. We recommend the Boursin stuffed mushroom caps: Yum. Our server was attentive, but not intrusive. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very happy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    very good place to bring peoples with different budgets; ratio price quality is excellent
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Our meals were excellent! We will definitely return another time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Big Mistake
    luv2eat
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Although the service was ok , the food was horrible. The lobster bisque seemed watered down. The lobster meat meal was overcooked and had no taste even with the watered down butter. We asked for ranch dressing for our buffalo wings and got blue cheese instead. I asked for no anchovies on my salad and it came to the table with them on it. They did offer to get me another one but by then I had lost my appetite. The food was VERY expensive . They didn't even take the $10 salad off the bill. Desert was not much better. I wanted this to be a special meal out with my daughters and it turned out awful.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It is a gem.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The setting was great the waitstaff friendly and knew about the menu and the wine list . After eating a great meal my husband had stuffed haddock and I had scallops, we left a spot for dessert and we were happy that we did, puff pastry with cheese and fresh blueberries, it was delish.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a find
    ValentineVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Terrific place. Delicious, farm-fresh food and welcoming staff. Can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Evening
    RSD1
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Dinner setting was very nice and waiter was great. The chef made me a special pasta primavera since I am vegetarian. Then we went to see Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters upstairs after diner. 3 time blues guitarist of the year, Ronnie is truly amazing. We see him 2-3 times per year.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't bother
    Susan
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I had been eating at Jonathan's somewhat regularly. Over the past few years the food and service have gone downhill, as the prices have soared. My meal this past visit consisted of lamp chops and vegetable for $38. The chops were an appetizer portion at best and under cooked. They couldn't have been more than 1/4 inch thick. I will not be going again since I have given Jonathan's several tries to get back to the restaurant they used to be.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ronnie Earl Night
    KaptainKen
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Very nice ambiance, seated promptly. Partners meal was excellent, rib-eye steak was a bit chewy. Sauteed mushrooms were delayed otherwise very good service. Wine list a bit sparse. Dessert upstairs very nice. Ronnie Earl was outstanding
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A real class act
    deediner
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    A real class act from start to finish. All staff are friendly, polished and attentive. From the valet, hostess, bartender and servers - they were all great! Jonathan was very gracious and sweet. Greeting people as they were on their way in and out. Beautiful décor, great atmosphere and the best food you could ask for.... Thank you Jonathan's!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    It was our 20th Anniversary and our 1st time in Ogunquit, ME. We stayed at Meadowmere Resort so I picked Jonathans to dine in. The atmosphere was wonderful and the food was fantastic. Truely enjoyed our visit and would definately go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    While the servers were pleasant and efficient they were too few in number and water glasses were never refilled. Actually it was difficult to ascertain just who our sever was because serving seemed to be a team effort. The ambiance was great. The food gets mixed reviews however. Two of us had the schnitzel and thought it to be dry(overcooked?) though veg and potatoes were good. Two had baked stuffed haddock and one liked it and one didn't. The person who had the steak thought it was just OK and better and cheaper at Longhorn's. The swordfish was good as were the appetizers. Overall we found the food to be too pricey for the quality and probably won't eat here again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our dining experience
    Phoebe
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We went to Jonathan's for dinner and the show--Noel Paul Stookey. It was a magical evening--the food was delicious, we sat by the window overlooking the garden, the service was excellent. Our only complaint was that the noise level was too high--I think there was very nice live music in the bar area, but I could just barely hear it or my husband's conversation. The show was amazing and we enjoyed chatting with our tablemates. After the show they encouraged us to go to the office to make reservations for an upcoming show. We did, and good thing--it was almost sold out and Jonathan opened up another table for us so we'll be back in Oct!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner and Concert
    Josie
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Food and service were excellent. Food was served in a timely fashion so we had plent of time before the concert (Noel Paul Stookey). The soup sample from the chef was also a lovely idea and very tasty (kale, arugula, and garlic).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food with a garden view
    BostonChloe
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Creative, regional cuisine. Great space with big windows overlooking the garden. Right around the corner from Ogunquit Playhouse; a really nice way to start the night before heading to a show. Great food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    My twin lobsters were excellent. My husband's ribeye was poor at best, realizing that ribeye steaks are supposed to have marbling that make it tasty, his piece of steak had a considerable amount of grizzle. Most of his ribeye was relegated to his bread dish as a result. I did not comment on the noise level because none of the choices did not apply. We thought it was quite noisy being seated next to the entertainment in the bar area, making it difficult to carry on a conversation.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Average food
    Linda
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Caesar salad was very average.......meals were not terrible but not notable either. We waited 1 1/2 hours for our dinners after we put the order in. Artichoke appetizer had to be sent back twice because, although the cheese on top was bubbling, the artichokes were cold.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • On the decline
    PhilVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Our experience at Jonathan's was shockingly fair, at best. Service was very rushed, we had 2 dirty utencils/plates, appetizer and food was cold, to name a few. We were slightly early and couldn't wait in the bar for a drink, since there was no room. This restaurant needs to take a close look at customer service.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    Lovefood
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Hands down Best steak I've ever had. Excellent service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    cjb2u
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We have eaten at Jonathan's several times and been very pleased. This visit was not good. Service was slow both from kitchen and servers, and an expensive steak was prepared improperly twice. By the time the second preparation of it was served, the rest of the diners were done eating, and we would have been late for a show had we waited to have it done a second time. No compensation was offered and the owner, who we were told was in the restaurant, never came to the table.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • not right for us
    ohwell
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Not a family place, expensive slow nice restaurant suitable for a date. Ended up sitting in bar section, noisy crowded, Menu rather limited.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious Pre-theater Dinner
    GalaxyQueenVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We ate at Jonathan's before seeing Billy Elliot at the Ogunquit Playhouse (fabulous production, by the way!). We told our server that we were seeing the show, and he made sure our meals were ordered and delivered in a timely fashion. With our show ticket we received 10% off each of our entrees, a nice touch. I had a special that evening--called something like Firecracker Shrimp Curry, served on a bed of julienned veggies and glass noodles with a light peanut sauce and topped with cilantro. Absolutely delicious! My husband had a seafood stuffed haddock, which he enjoyed. We shared an organic greens and pear salad that they were kind enough to split onto two plates for us. Everything was fresh and delicious. We'd definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate