Jonathan's - Ogunquit

4.5
2306 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.

The professional and friendly staff at Jonathan's Restaurant looks forward to making your next dining experience truly unforgettable.

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 2306 people are saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DeidreL
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was very good. Portions good. Service was excellent

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DianeT
New England
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. We’ve been to Jonathan’s several times and always enjoy a very good meal and outstanding service.

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johns
New England
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was very busy. Little slow for servers to check up on us and had to ask for a Togo container and check. Food was awesome too

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vipCaptainRob
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was very good. Jonathan’s doesn’t try to be ultra gourmet. We enjoyed it. The service was excellent. The room was a bit noisy, but tolerable.
We will be back!

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RossP
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third visit and it was as good as the other ones!
Wait staff was attentive and polite.
The food was excellent!

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CharlesH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always impressed by wonderful service and delicious food! Our waiter, Edgar, was professional, courteous, and so very efficient.

Jonathan's - Ogunquit
Responded a day ago

Thank you for joining us! We are so glad to hear that Edgar gave you great service! We hope you can join us again soon!

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Debbie
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to restaurant, had been to shows upstairs 3 times. Food was excellent! I had seafood stuffed haddock and my husband had scallops. Delicious!! Service was great because we had tickets to show upstairs. I thought show was at 8 but it was at 7 so we had to rush a little. But server was excellent and it worked out great! Very happy.

Jonathan's - Ogunquit
Responded a day ago

Hello Debbie, We are glad that you decided to come to dinner before the show! We love to read about happy customers! Thank you and we hope you decided to come back for "dinner & a show" again!

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jojo
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Food was substandard

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BruceP
New England
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE it there. FANTASTIC food, good service, great ambiance. My wife and I go there EVERY Summer when we're in Ogunquit to celebrate our anniversary. Wholeheartedly recommend! Not a long walk from downtown, but nice to work off some of the calories!

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Jimm
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Very disappointing experience. Three strikes and you're out!!!
1.)at 5:00 I ordered soup for my entree and was told as my companions entrees were being delivered that you were out of my soup. And top it off he didn't think to bring a menu just expected me to know!! Not good management.
2.) ordered a second beer as the meal was delivered it took so long to arrive the waitress cleared out table then brought the beer! Too late to enjoy with my meal!!
3.) we ordered the gluten free chicken picatta , very disappointing. The chicken was not cooked in the picatta sauce and was very obviously a smaller meal than the regular picatta!
Couldn’t order sworfish picatta gluten free
4.) another one if us ordered the marsala and picatta was delivered. So we had to wait yet again.
5) kennedy kept blaming gary and their team didn't work at all.
Although if i were to score them kennedy would get a higher score than gary but not by much.

You didn’t ruin my night just overall disappointed with jonathans and the experience.

Jonathan's - Ogunquit
Responded a day ago

Hello Jimm, We are very sorry to read about your experience. We will bring up your comments about the chicken and swordfish picatta with our Chef. The blame game is never a good one to play and we strive to have excellent teamwork, which did not seem to work for your dinner. We are sorry that you are disappointed with your experience. Having been in business for over 45 years, we certainly do not believe this is "the norm" for us and we hope you can give us another chance.

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mick
New England
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

saw RUST NEVER SLEEPS and had dinner prior to the show. EXCELLENT

Jonathan's - Ogunquit
Responded a day ago

Hello Mick! So glad that Rust Never Sleep & dinner was excellent! We agree, coming to see Rust Never Sleeps and having dinner before makes for a great night out! Thank you and come back again!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner with family. the staff was thoughtful, professional, and made us feel special.

Jonathan's - Ogunquit
Responded a day ago

Hello! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your dinner with your family and that you were made to feel special! We love to hear that! Please come back and visit us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Had lunch at Jonathan‘s on a beautiful July day. The hostess was welcoming and permitted us to park and wait for the other members of our dining party even though they were running behind due to traffic. This was particularly great since all of the parking lots were full! The food was very good and it’s a nice atmosphere. Plenty of choices on the menu for everyone.
Rated the service a little bit lower because though I love laid-back, it may have been a little too much with this waiter. He rushed taking the order and then forgot our drinks until the meals were served and we asked a second time.
Overall, a great experience and a nice place to meet up with friends and family.

Jonathan's - Ogunquit
Responded a day ago

Thank you for joining us for lunch! We are sorry to hear that the service was a bit slower! We will work on that! We appreciate you giving us a chance and hope you can join us again soon!

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CynthiaD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved Jonathan’s !!
Service, dinner, and ambiance were so perfect!
Loved the decor!
Will come back soon..

Jonathan's - Ogunquit
Responded a day ago

Hello CynthiaD, We are so glad that you found your Jonathan's experience perfect and that you loved our decor! We will pass on to Jonathan as he is the decorator :)

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MelanieE
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and great Bartender Jen!

Jonathan's - Ogunquit
Responded a day ago

Hello MelanieE, We are so glad that you had great food & service. We also agree, Jen is great! Thanks and please join us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Kathleen
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are from Rhode Island! Love this restaurant! We will definitely be back!

Jonathan's - Ogunquit
Responded a day ago

Hello Kathleen, We are so glad that you loved us and we welcome your return!

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StevenT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gary, our waitperson, was excellent and cordial. The food was delicious.

Jonathan's - Ogunquit
Responded a day ago

Hello StevenT, We are so glad to hear that you found our food delicious and that Gary was excellent and cordial! We appreciate the feedback and will share with him! Come back soon!

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vipMogsob
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak Diane, Chianti, chocolate mousse and live music? A wonderful time warp back to the 1970s.

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mainegirl
New England
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Seated very quickly. Noise level was good. Our server Megan was very nice and attentive. Took awhile to get our dinner but the food was very good. I loved.my steak Diane . My husband was disappointed with the cheesecake. He felt it was heavy. My crepe brûlée was fine. Celebrated a birthday very nicely.

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PaulL
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Meal was excellent and the environment pleasant. Will be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best seafood meal I’ve ever had! Can’t wait to go back ! Exceptional from start to finish!

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Nancy
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was very good. Service was slow, waitress was very nice. She seemed to be the only one for six tables.

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lindar
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Arrived at 5:10 for a 5:30 reservation. We were seated promptly, ordered drinks which arrived promptly and then waited and waited. Finally the waitress returned to take our order. Then again we waited and waited…Our food arrived 20 minutes prior to the show. We had to pay and eat very fast in order to make our show which was a shame as the food was delicious.

Jonathan's - Ogunquit
Responded a day ago

Hello, Thank you for choosing Jonathan's for your dinner & a show experience. We are sorry to hear that you had to wait so much. You are correct that this is a shame since the food was so delicious. We hope you will give us a second chance!

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TorriJ
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great night out with my co-workers. We immersed ourselves in the full Jonathan's experience. Dinner and the Vicki Monroe show. The food was outstanding. The benefit of going with a group is you get to try many different things. We started with some shared apps of friend scallops, blue cheese and bacon mussels and Caesar salads. All amazing! I had the mushroom pappardelle, which had an amazing array of mushrooms in the dish. My co-workers each got one of the seafood dishes. Either of which I would have tried in fact I was torn between my choice and the seafood pasta dish. My only wish was to have more, more, more! I hope you enjoy your visit to Jonathan’s as much as we did.

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DanF
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good. Two waitresses for +20 tables in two rooms! No one came by to check on our meals until we were done to offer dessert. Staffing likely a sign of the times.

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Lisa
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

The food was good, service was terrible. Just skip this one- not worth nearly the prices they charge.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My husband and I dined here with two teenage daughters on our last night of vacation. The service was good and the food was excellent. Everything was cooked perfectly. We could not have asked for a better meal.

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Jimmy
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The experience was good! Food was very good and service was also very good. A mistake was made on the order and deserts were delivered very late, but overall very good.

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EdwinS
New England
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We dine at Jonathan's at least 10 times each Summer. We have never before had issues with our table. Last night was an exception. They showed us into a separate area I had never seen before. It looked more like a storage area than part of the classy restaurant that is Jonathan's. The room was excessively cold and its diners included 2 large families with noisy children. I requested a move to the regular dining room. The staff obliged and we moved into the familiar area which is worthy of the quality of food in this excellent restaurant.
I had Steak Diane made with the highest quality Angus filet minion I have had for years. It truly earned the title of a melt in your mouth steak that was prepared with love and taste. Presentation was superb. Service was great. Environment in the proper room was excellent. I would highly recommend Jonathan's to anyone wanting to escape the numerous, often mediocre, seafood places along the Southern Maine coast. Just don't let them seat you in the converted storage room.

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DebD
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was prompt and pleasant. Food was good although my husband said his Lobster was sparse. The basket of rolls was wonderful and my Dirty Martini was as good as any. Will go back for sure.

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jenf
New England
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience, we didn't feel rushed and were able to enjoy all courses. Friendly and efficient service. Terrific, relaxing atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Jonathan’s, and it didn’t disappoint! We spent a little time at the bar, then headed to the dining room, then upstairs for music! The drinks, the food and the service all made for a perfect evening! We will be back!

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HappyCamper
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We bought a concert-diner package. We arrived on time for our reservation and were promptly seated. We had a team of three servers and they struggled to be attentive. We had to flag them down to get new drinks. The food was good but overpriced. I got a shrimp cocktail, the shrimp were overcooked (rubbery) and served in a ridiculously large martini glass. I had the Steak Diane and it was delicious, I asked for fries instead of the mashed potatos, and they allowed the substitution without question. My wife had the Stuffed Haddock, the fish was good, however, the vegetables were seriously overdressed and it made them inedible.

The noise level was ridiculously loud, I had to keep asking my wife to repeat herself. There was a pianist and saxophone player, they were too loud and it caused everyone to speak louder. The sound level seemed to keep getting louder. I think the whole experience would have been much better if the band took a break and didn't come back.

We have been to Jonathan's before and it was a much better experience.

Jonathan's - Ogunquit
Responded a day ago

Hello, Thank you for your constructive criticism! We hope you decided to dine with us again! Next time, please request a garden side table in our "Green Room," where I believe the noise level will be much more suiting to what you are looking for!

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vipZeniasGirl
Denver
46 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a delicious dinner on July 16, during a 3 day stay in Ogunquit. Caesar salad, mushroom pappardelle, shrimp scampi, a reasonably priced bottle of Gruner Veltliner, and a blackberry crisp made for a very satisfying dinner. Nice to hear live music. Wait staff was prompt and efficient. One of a few restaurants recommended by frequent visitors to Ogunquit. Glad we followed their advice.

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DianaR
New England
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Everybody is so friendly and accommodating. Salmon was amazing . Went to the comedy show after dinner which was great ! Just a fun night out!

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Beedle
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

A great place for a special occasion. (50th birthday). I hadn't been there for years and I had forgotten how nice it is. Our meal was amazing. We started off with the best mussels I have ever had. Cooked in a cheese and bacon mixture it had a great flavor. For dinner we shared Shrimp Scampi and Seafood Pasta. Again, cooked to perfection. Chocolate Mousse and a Walker's Point coffee for dessert. It was very impressive.
The one difficulty, is the same problem all restaurants are going through, not enough staff but everyone was working hard and as quickly as they could. (Our server had eight tables). I would highly recommend Jonathan's. It is pricey but well worth it.

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TrishaB
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BEST meal of our vacation! Food is excellent & so is the service and ambiance.

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DW11
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Place and Service! Food was delicious and would highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The food, service and show was amazing!

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