Jonathan's - Ogunquit

4.5
2501 Reviews
$31 to $50
Continental
With over 45 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 upscale New England specialties.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
What 2501 people are saying
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LizB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in for just the night to see a show upstairs. We ate at the bar - the drinks were great, the bartenders attentive and the food top notch! We'll definitely be back.

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GregoryB
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was fantastic, service was average for busy restaurant. More help needed but understand why short staffed. Overall fantastic and will definitely eat there again

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Bill
New England
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Anniversary

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vipLynneW
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

On par with other restaurants in the area, over priced. Nice atmosphere and the service was great.

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Meme
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything was wonderful.. food and service was exceptional.

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driftwoodrow
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Good place to go for an off-the-beaten-Ogunquit-path restaurant where you can sit, relax and have some good food and drink. Prices are a bit high for what it is, but overall it's a mainstay for a reason and a warm, welcoming experience. Service was very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Everything was good. We had reservations on a Saturday night for 9 and they brought us right to our table when we got there. My wife has celiac’s disease, and they accommodated her with gluten free options and gluten free bread. We had Blue cheese mussels, artichoke dip, and stuffed mushrooms as an appetizer and they were all very good. My dinner portion was a bit small though. I had a stuffed haddock, and the amount of side vegetables was minuscule, so small I actually thought it was just a bit of garnish, and even the mashed potatoes could’ve been a bit bigger of a scoop. I left hungry, but my wife, daughter and my sisters were all satisfied, although they are all petite. Enjoy the free bread, don’t worry about it ruining your appetite, it won’t.

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davep
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really?, been coming for at least 10 years. Now plan on making some concerts and anew girl friend!

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vipHoward
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service with delicious cuisine with a lovely ambiance . Most enjoyable relaxing dinner

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BlaiseS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

It's good for the tourists and charter busses. We didn't have a dedicated waitress. Our reservation was for 6:30 and we didn't order food until 7:45. Right after we sat, at least eight more tables sat, and the waitresses had to fetch all of them silverware and bread and drinks etc. They didn't come back around to us for quite some time. Besides that, the staff was friendly and the food was really good. 45 dollars for a ribeye with potatoes and veg though... Pretty pricey.

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HowardV
Orlando
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service, more than met high expectations!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heading to the Ogunquit Playhouse. Dinner was outstanding. Wait staff was great. Kennedy was very personable and attentive. Highly recommend

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Mairsey
New England
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service at the bar was great also and we ended up eating dinner there. We also returned for breakfast which was delicious!

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WilliamH
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience1

The food and the service here are very good. The major problem is noise level that is intolerable. Restaurants need to know that they don’t put tables for two alongside banquet tables of 8-10 crazy drunk hysterical people. The noise level exceeded 100 dB and was so crazy that no one else in the room could talk or hear each other. Restaurant managers: figure out the simplicity of people who want a quiet formal dinner versus bar room hysteria.

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SusanM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Attentive and friendly wait staff

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Edcal
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

neither me nor my friend though the food was very good. The prices are also outrageous and because i had bought VIP tickets we both had a $25 voucher. We had to get 2 different waiters over to our table to get the discounted amount deducted from our bill. Will not be wasting my money in that eatery again

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SusanB
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! One of our favorite places in Ogunquit!

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Grammy
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful meal and appetizer ( lazy lobster can’t be beat).
Jason and Gary were on their game and made our experience perfect.
Definitely will make this a must do on our next visit.

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vipLarryEats
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In the 25 plus years that we have been vacationing in Ogunquit, there is no restaurant as constantly excellent as Jonathan's! Dinner at Jonathan's should be on the agenda of everyone who visits Ogunquit. We can say without any concern of contradiction that the experience will be awesome; the food will be the freshest and most delicious preparations imaginable; and you will say that the guy who wrote this review was absolutely correct!

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GibsonLady
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent…I recommend the baked scallops or chicken piccata. The vegetables served with both were well seasoned and delicious. Our servers, Gary and Jason, were friendly, efficient and knowledgeable about the menu. The restaurant was quieter than many, which we appreciated and the tables were well spaced to afford a sense of safety from others.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On vacation in Oguncuit my wife and I decided to book Jonathan’s on our first night. We started with the fried scallops and a Bourbon cocktail which was very good. I had the rack of lamb with mint which was outstanding. My wife had the caramelized Salmon which was fantastic. Great flavors on both. Very good ambiance. Pricey but a wonderful experience.

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Jerry
New England
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A great place to have a relaxing dinner, a date night or a special occasion.

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CarlK
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Travel to Maine; trip.

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MichaelM
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We waited a really long time for our food but business in these tourist towns are struggling to find help. We knew going in it would be slow so we settled in with a cocktail and chatted. Our food was outstanding. I had Jaeger Schnitzel and my partner had poached lobster. Both were excellent.

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good excellent. Service excellent.

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ShirleneW
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Service was very sloowwww! Dinners were excellent when we finally got them. Waiter never came back til we were done.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This was a very pleasant dinner experience. I asked for seating away from others because there were 6 of us and our table was perfectly located!
I was disappointed that the vegetable presentation was only a small portion of spiral pieces- mashed potatoes were delicious and my scallops were very good but not excellent and not exceptional.
Waitstaff was pleasant and patient with us- kudos to Amy!
I will return to try some other dishes and to enjoy the atmosphere.

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vipNick
Philadelphia
140 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A rare find. I can’t say enough good things. The food was fresh and perfectly prepared and the service was spot on. I highly recommend this restaurant. We had dinner and breakfast here and both were great.

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PeterJ
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The wait staff were efficient, friendly, and attentive. The four of us loved the ambiance. My wife and I will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

1 waiter for like 15+ tables - service extremely slow. Fried scallops were soggy. Had to ask 5x for a refill of water and it took over 30 minutes. Average guest age is 55 and decor matches. Spent over $200 on mediocre food and wine for my mom and I. Will not go back.

Jonathan's - Ogunquit
Responded on October 12, 2021

Hello, We are so sorry to read about your poor experience with us this past Monday night. It was one of the most difficult nights of our season and we are sorry that your experience was not great. We have been serving the local and traveling public for over 45 years now and although we like our decor and choose a more eclectic atmosphere on purpose, we certainly do not want any of our guests walking away with a mediocre experience. We hope you would give us a second chance. Thank you.

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Beth
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Jonathan's Ogunquit is a mixed bag. When we arrived we were seated promptly, but then waited for 15 minutes before anyone came to our table with water. Another 15 minutes passed before our waiter took our order. We were there for 45 minutes before we received our cocktails. My husband and I ordered the same drink, one of their specials, and they tasted completely different. Im not sure if the wrong drink was made or what.
We were there for an hour and 15 minutes before we received our meals. We had not ordered any appetizers. I had the seafood pasta and it was quite good. My husband's steak was well seasoned and cooked to his liking.

As a side note, the table next to us never got their appetizers. The table behind us never got one of the drinks they ordered. Even though both tables mentioned this to the server these missing items were still on their bills. They then had to wait even longer to get this corrected.
I understand that everywhere is experiencing labor shortages, but our server was practically m.i.a. I've worked in food service for a lot of years and have found that communicating with customers is the key.

Jonathan's - Ogunquit
Responded on October 12, 2021

Hello Thank you for dining with us this past Monday. We are sorry you had a less than pleasant experience. Although it sounds like your food met your expectations, we understand that waiting for so long and having other service and communication issues, can be very frustrating. We were frustrated too as it was one of our hardest nights of the season, for many reasons. We hope you could give us a second chance. We have been in business for 45 years and we believe you came on an off night!

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HeatherR
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time dining here and we totally enjoyed our time. Our meals were delicious!

Jonathan's - Ogunquit
Responded on October 12, 2021

Hello HeatherR, We are so pleased that you found us and that you loved your meals. We hope you can join us again soon!

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DeveraP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was fair did not provide correct dishes when ordered. Coffee is awful, was cold. Very loud in the room we were in . Disappointing

Jonathan's - Ogunquit
Responded on October 12, 2021

Hello, We are sorry that your experience with us this past Monday was disappointing. It was a bad night for us at Jonathan's and we hope you could give us a second chance! We use locally sourced coffee and when it is served hot, it is wonderful! Typically, our food gets rave reviews but if you were served the incorrect dish, that too can be frustrating! We hope you can give us a second chance, because when it rains it pours and it poured on us this past Monday!

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bmbfan
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good service and food! Wouldn't mind getting the $1 oysters in the dining room!
Only available in the bar with limited seating.

Jonathan's - Ogunquit
Responded on October 12, 2021

Hello! We are glad to hear your service & food was good! Our buck a shuck oyster special has been very popular this season! Come early to grab a seat next time! Thank you for dining with us!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

They were short-staffed so the service was not as expected. The steak was undercooked but the waitress was not available to check with us so my husband took his plate to another waitress to ask that it be cooked more. The food was good but everything was slow. We would try it again when COVID is over.

Jonathan's - Ogunquit
Responded on October 12, 2021

Hello, Thank you for joining us! Yes, we have been experiencing the labor shortage that is across the board with restaurants right now. We are sorry that your steak was not cooked correctly and that your service was slow. This past weekend was extremely busy for us and we are sorry that the service was not as speedy as it should be. Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to your return.

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CindyH
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was very slow and we had to wait an hour for our meal and I needed to search for our waitress for a refill on water, request a dessert menu and our check. We barely made it to the event upstairs in time.
The food was excellent but I don’t think I would make another dinner reservation there when attending an event. My suggestion would be to cater towards patrons attending the event and then limit outside reservations

Jonathan's - Ogunquit
Responded on October 12, 2021

Hello CindyH, Thank you for joining us for our popular "dinner & a show!" We are sorry that your service was slow but happy to read that your food was excellent! We appreciate your constructive criticism and will take your suggestion into account. We hope you will return soon for another dinner & show. All the best,

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RonaldW
New England
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

$28.00 for a bottle of Corona and a glass of house wine.

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CherylB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visitor to Jonathan’s and won’t be the last! We were seeing a show at the Ogunquit Playhouse later the same evening, and wanted a place to have dinner that was close by. (Hint: Jonathan’s will give 10%off your entrees if you are attending a show that same day! Bonus!!!)
Food was absolutely amazing. The prices were on the high side, but given the quality of food and service, it was completely worth every cent. We had the scallop appetizer, the scallops were huge but perfectly cooked. More than enough for 2 people. We both had the filet mignon entree with an amazing garlic butter! It was so tender, spiced and cooked to perfection!
We were also celebrating a birthday and the waitstaff made sure to serve the birthday girl a candle lit dessert! (A yummy cup of coffee cinnamon ice cream for each of us!)
Needless to say, I highly recommend Jonathans!

Jonathan's - Ogunquit
Responded on October 12, 2021

Hello CherylB, Thank you for dining with us before the Playhouse and for your detailed review. You really can't get much better than amazing garlic butter and a filet cooked to perfection, can you? We are happy you chose to celebrate with us and got to try our homemade coffee cinnamon ice cream! Thank you again for choosing Jonathan's and we look forward to your return!

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vipDisappointed
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

If you are arriving on a bus with 40 others, this is the place for you. If not, skip this restaurant.

Jonathan's - Ogunquit
Responded on October 12, 2021

Hello, We are sorry that you feel our restaurant is not for you! We cater to many different groups of people and in the fall, that includes many group tours who are visiting Maine. Most other months we offer intimate dining and even in the fall! Perhaps you can request a garden side table for next time! We hope you will give us a second chance! Thank you!

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LisleVisitor
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were excellent at Jonathan's. The staff were personable and gracious. Our table had shrimp scampi, scallops and shepherds pie, followed by apple and blueberry crisp. All were well prepared and served hot. We couldn't be happier with this restaurant.

Jonathan's - Ogunquit
Responded on October 12, 2021

Hello, Thank you for choosing to dine with Jonathan's! You chose some great options! Our Shepherd's Pie and Apple & Blueberry Crisp are some of Jonathan's favorites! We are so happy to read that you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to your return!

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Jonathan's - Ogunquit is rated 4.5 stars by 2501 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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