I would be a regular here
I would be a regular here if we lived closer. Instead, we use it as an intermittent stop off if we are traveling between Portland and Boston for dinner. Consistently very good for a variety of palates and price ranges. We have ordered a variety of things on their specials board and off of the menu and never have been disappointed. Service is friendly and efficient. This is a good place.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
A Special Place Dinner
Small and romantic atmosphere with a fine menu. Food is outstanding - offering small and regular sized entrees. Good wine selection and desserts.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food is consistently good.
The food is consistently good. The restaurant has wonderful charm and the wait staff is knowledgeable and friendly.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a perfect little gem located in a quaint farmhouse on Highway 1 in Cape Neddick, Maine. I had forgotten that restauranteurs like this still exist. Rob and Aldo make one feel as though you are dining in a private home with the perfect hosts. Great Martini Menu and Great Fresh Food!
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our second visit
This was our second visit to Roost, the food is absolutely amazing. Every bite was delicious...we will be back!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have been here several
We have been here several times and they always please. The food and service were great . It was a slower weekday evening and the 4 of us enjoyed a great dinner never rushed got to visit over coffee... you just can't get it any better
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a great addition to the Ogunquit, Maine dining scene! The Roost and Bistro has moved from Cape Neddick to 262 Shore Road in Ogunquit and is now The Roost and Bistro@98 Provence. Great ambiance and great food! The owners, Rob and Aldo, continue to make their patrons feel welcomed as old friends coming to dine in their home. My husband chose the clam chowder and was delighted with the dish as he was with his order of steak. I chose the calamari appetizer which was huge and positively the best that I have ever tasted! My steak was perfectly prepared. Ordinarily, I am not a fan of french fries but those served with the steak were seasoned lightly with various herbs and very tasty.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
New location.....same great
New location.....same great service and food! Thrilled to have them in Ogunquit!
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Super New Restaurant!
This restaurant opened a couple of weeks before our visit. They were not prepared for our reservation because they had not installed their computers. They seated in short order all the same. The ambience is very nice, the decorations are pleasant and muted. The walls are unfinished inside, similar to that of the inside of a summer cottage.
The menu is eclectic with something for almost all palettes. I enjoyed a traditional Cuban dish, slow roasted pork on a bed of rice and black beans. The flavours were muted, but good. I thought that more could have been put into the rice - unseasoned white rice I expect on a cafeteria bar. My wife enjoyed lobster ravioli. The sauce was heavy on the tomatoes and the pasta was undercooked.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great start in new location
Food was great - service was a little spotty (could use bus help clearing courses), but great job for the 2 nd week in an expanded location! I look forward to many great meals here!
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice location and delicious food
Had a great meal! Very delicious food (swordfish kabobs and cuban pork dish), interesting, unique and enjoyable interior, and good service added up to a nice meal. I would certainly go back.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Rob and Aldo may have moved
Rob and Aldo may have moved to a new location, but their food and offerings remain the same... DELICIOUS!!! At our table we had caesar salad with just the right amount of anchovies and dressing and the arugula and fava bean salad was equally as tasty. The eggplant tower was made fresh which was obvious so it was yummy. Their boneless fried chicken was mouthwatering and scrumptious and their unique Cuban pork entree is not to be missed. As said earlier, it's a new location for the Roost, but thankfully, Rob and Aldo have been able to maintain their warm and welcoming atmosphere which when combined with their delicious food makes for a fun filled and extremely satisfying evening. P.S. The availablity of easy parking is another big plus!
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
The decor and food and service were wonderful. What a gem in a wonderful location. We will return many times and already have!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been fans for several years. We are thrilled with the move to Ogunquit.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a nice experience and
We had a nice experience and will be back in August.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
First Time - A Charmer
When on vacation, we try not to dine out too much, so we always try to be thoughtful in our dining choices and Roost definitely fits the bill. The food and service were exemplary and we had a great time. The decor is very rustic, with a little bit of funkiness to give it some character; the bar area looked really inviting. Definitely work a return trip when next we're in Ogunquit.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
I would recommend Roost for dinner and for brunch. Food was very good as was the service.
It is a lovely restaurant with nice ambience that is within easy walking distance to the town of Ogunquit although it is not situated in the heart of town.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Atmosphere and Food
Really great atmosphere (upscale country French) and extraordinary food.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time at Roost Bistro.
First time at Roost Bistro. Food and service were very good. Eclectic menu. The vegetable tempura appetizer was great, big enough for a small entrée. The Cuban pork dish was excellent. We come to Ogunquit every year and we'll be back here next year.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
A new find, a new love
First time diners at Roost and we felt like we were longtime friends. The gregarious owners made sure we had been welcomed and cared for. The service was friendly and thoughtful. We all enjoyed our dinners and our shared dessert, coconut creme carmel was met with eager tasters and left everyone remarking on how wonderful it tasted. Too bad we must wait until next year when we vacation for our next visit.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
New Location is Great
The Roost has grown from their Route One location to the much larger 98 Provence space on Shore Road.
Plenty of parking in their lot and nearby lots.
Menu is large and varied - Bar menu for snacking, small-plates menu for waist watchers and full entree' meals.
Preparation and presentation of food is top notch.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were used going to 98 Provence for several years. Roost has many Cuban twists, as it's owned by a gentleman who came from Cuba.
The Salmon had a very unique flavor as it was dusted with Caribbean spices. Nice change of pace. The roasted beet salad was fresh & tasty.I also had the Chicken Liver Pate'. Very nice..but WAY too large a portion. There wasn't near enough toast to spread it on. The portion was near the size of a small tennis ball. Great flavor, but just too large a portion.Richard had the Pork, which was a take on pulled pork. Very nice flavor.The dessert was kind of a coconut cheesecake. Really nice without being too dense as cheesecake can be. Overall a nice experience.
8/3/2013 5:00:00 PM
Upscale AND Friendly
It's a very cozy and country French atmosphere with a delicious and sophisticated menu. The staff from start to finish, but especially our waiter, was friendly and engaging and the food was all top notch. Having said that I must tip my hat to the pastry chef, because I fell in love with a dessert I hadn't seen on a menu anywhere for YEARS: a pavlova! And it was made with that special Maine touch - with blueberries. I won't forget it and can't wait to return to get it again.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Come to roost at Roost
My husband and I dined at Roost twice in one week
We ate once in the bar and once in the dining room
Both dining experiences were very impressing
Management was vey visible and friendly
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ambiance was great. Crab cakes and
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I enjoyed a delicious dinner and loved the Provence table clothes and atmosphere of the entire restaurant.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
You will love it!
Variety of appetizers, entrees and desserts to choose from, everything made with fresh food and lots of imagination.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The owners were lovely and
The owners were lovely and so friendly. The food was fabulous and it has a really cool bar area that's relaxing and comfortable. Perfect spot to eat dinner as well. We look forward to frequent visits to this charming restaurant.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our dinner was great. I Had the pork and it was cooked perfectly. My wife had the bouillabaisse and my granddaughter had the salmon. Everyone enjoyed the food. The food was fantastic. Ron, our waiter was great, knowledgeable and friendly. Ambiance was perfect.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great addition in Ogunquit
We had dinner twice over the past few weeks. Once in the bar area (walk-in) and last week in the restaurant. The bar area was a lot of fun and the food (same menu) was excellent. Unfortunately, on both occasions it took a loooong time to get our meal. Drinks and appetizers were fine but there was a good 40 minutes until the main course arrived. We were not in a rush but it was getting to the point of being annoyed. The wait staff is friendly and attentive so it was not their fault. That being said, the food is good and we will be back.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Try the Cuban dish, pork with black beans. Was perfectly seasoned and delicious.
I will definitely go back. It was a pleasure to find a restaurant that wasn't loud too. Seems to be a rarity today.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Charming & Unexpected
This restaurant has wonderful ambiance & a surprisingly innovative menu. Our server was delightful & helpful. We mentioned that we had tickets for the Ogunquit Playhouse & she made certain that we had time to spare without feeling rushed. The three people in our party all agreed we will definitely return.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very relaxing & great food
The food choices were terrific! Our waitress was excellent, informative & allowed for a relaxing experience. The lemon dessert was fabulous!!
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Special Place to Eat
Varied menu from light snacks to full course meals. Great bar. Plenty of parking. Friendly. Don't miss it.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM