Jonathan's - Ogunquit

4.3
1356 reviews
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$30 and under
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Continental
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
With over 38 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Continental, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Fall, Spring and Summer Hours:
Open 7 Nights a Week for Dinner

Winter Hours:
Serving Dinner Wednesday - Sunday from 5:00 p.m.
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Phone number
(207) 646-4777
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Tristan Maher
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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!
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Private party contact
Caitlan Etchevers: (207) 646-4777
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Main Street
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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.
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Public transit
Jonathan's is on the Ogunquit Trolley Route!
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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!
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Special events & promotions
Jonathan's offers 5 dining rooms and a 3,000 square foot ballroom that are available for special event rental! Our ballroom features ample space for the event you are planning! With elevator access, full bar, restrooms, stage, dance floor, and banquet kitchen you really could not ask for more in a room! We pride ourselves on being flexible and personable! Click on one of the following links for access to our function menus…We have made several different packages according to what our guests have requested, but if you do not see what you are looking for just ask and we will personalize a menu to your liking!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1356 People Are Saying
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JC
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I have been coming here every summer for the past 3 years to have a nice dinner and see a comedy show. This year we brought my parents and they were just as impressed. The food has always been excellent and the shows that Jonathan's hosts are great. The comedian we saw was hilarious and we can wait until next year to see another one.

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LF
Miami
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wish there was a higher rating for service, because this place deserves it. Great food, great ambiance, and fabulous service! O

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New England
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and outstanding service! Food options and choices were very good and the restaurant easily accommodated a number of food allergies and sensitivities at our table. The service was really great, very professional and accommodating. Jonathan's was always a great restaurant but in the past couple of years we'd been disappointed in the food when we went so were reluctant to go this year. But we are glad we did and certainly will return again. Not sure why there was a two year gap where the food was really below par, but hopefully that was a blip and they are back to their usual high standards.

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New England
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great server. Great entertainment - jimmy tingle xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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RC
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Jonathan’s is one of our favorite special places. The food and the service are always superb. The discount they give for Playhouse goers is a great plus.

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PP
New England
5.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant. Great food and service. Hope to return!

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S
Baltimore
5.0Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and waiter was friendly. Potions were perfect. Good thing because the prices were on the high side. Not a place to go for a regular dinner but a great place to go for special occasions!

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OT
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went and have never been before. I ordered the Salmon and my wife the swordfish. They were both absolutely phenomenal!! Our wait staff was excellent making sure we had everything we needed and were comfortable. I definitely recommend this place to anyone and everyone!!

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SF
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Out waiter was fabulous, however I do not recall his name- he was from Jamaica. He was very friendly, energetic, classy, accommodating, etc.

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RA
New York Area
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Get to Ogunquit about once a year and always look forward to Jonathan’s.
I have never been disappointed.
It seems to get better with age like a glass of fine wine.

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AR
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoy going to Johnathans every time we are in Ogunquit, the food is fantastic,wait staff are awesome,always have a great time. Would highly recommend to anyone!

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OT
New England
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic. Service was great. We loved the sprinklers watering the flower beds outside the windows as we ate. Beautiful atmosphere.

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New England
4.0Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Ate at Jonathan's twice in the past week. Each meal was delicious. The caramalized salmon was wonderful.

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MS
New England
1.0Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 3

My husband's $30 haddock meal was a tiny piece of fish with a teaspoon of stuffing. How they actually thought that was a meal worth $30 or even a meal at all is beyond me.

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New York Area
5.0Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal at Jonathan’s. The salmon was outstanding. My husband loved his filet mignon and our beet salad was delicious.

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OT
1.0Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Rude owner and slow and incompetent service. I would never go back to this restaurant.

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EM
5.0Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful! Three of us had excellent meals and our waiter, Norman, was very attentive.

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BP
5.0Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I spend two days in Ogunquit every year to celebrate our anniversary. We always eat at Jonathan's one of the nights. Over our 15 years of marriage, we've tried just about every restaurant in town and Jonathan's is our favorite. The creative menu, fantastic tastes, and elegant but relaxed atmosphere are all part of Jonathan's. Special thanks to our waiter, Timothy, who took care of us this year. Hope we get him again next year!

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JK
Detroit
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have a second home in Ogunquit and have been here for about a year. We always saw the Jonathons sign on Route 1 but never thought about where they were. We made a reservation for Jonathons this past weekend and were surprized at the wonderful place just off the main road. A wonderful place to have in our neighborhood. They know what they are doing. Unlike some of the other famous places around the people working at Jonathon's are all friendly and helpful while also having high quality standards.

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M
New England
3.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Great food, ok service, ok ambiance.

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OT
New England
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated promptly and our waiter and his staff were very friendly and attentive. Our food was fabulous. This is by far our favorite restaurant in Ogunquit.

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M
New England
4.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As usual, this was a positive dining experience. The food was tasty, well-prepared, and nicely presented. The service was respectful and responsive. The atmosphere demonstrates the continued care and attention given to the property. Cost and quality are nicely balanced. A very good experience!

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New England
2.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

I made a reservation for me and my Fiancé, little did I know we would be walking across a busy street and climbing a hill in heels to get to the restaurant. There is not enough parking at the actual facility so overflow is in a parking lot you park in when you go to a fair. Food was okay. I like a lot of savory flavors, I did not find that at all and found that my seafood scampi dish was dry. The gardens were relaxing but after requesting a quiet private area we were place in one of those tiny tables you have barely enough room for you dinner and drinks and between 2 other couples where we could hear each other’s conversations and between larger parties with ppl that have no concept of indoor voices. I always make these request bc I’m hard of hearing and wear hearing aids. It is not enjoyable and has no value to me if I can’t enjoy the company I’m with.

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OT
New England
4.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a great dinner here during our first night of vacation. It was really nice sitting amongst the outside gardens. Our waiter Tim was pretty fabulous - very good at his job! We will be back,

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CD
New York Area
4.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The fish was excellent. The steak Diane was ok — but I didn’t care for it (personal taste)

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CP
New England
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My second time there. I recommend the stuffed Haddock. Our server was awesome. He was attentive, knowledgeable and fricken funny! I think his name was Tim.

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DA
New England
4.0Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Food was very good but portions were somewhat small for the price

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New England
3.0Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

It’s a pleasant experience and they all work hard to make it so. The food was disappointing. The setting is very nice though and it’s so close to the Playhouse so it’s a logical place to stop before a show. I’ll give it another try though.

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LF
5.0Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It was our 50th wedding anniversary and a friend recommended Jonathan’s. We were pleasantly surprised! We had delicious seafood, scallops and salmon, prepared perfectly and delightfully presented. Our server was very attentive. Our only disappointment was that there was no mention of our special occasion. The hostess said they would have sung to us if we had ordered dessert!

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SA
5.0Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit at Jonathan's after visiting Ogunquit for 6 years and it was a very pleasant surprise.
Excellent food, service and ambiance.
We will be back for sure.

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TL
5.0Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my family’s favorite restaurants. We have never had a bad meal or poor service. Especially love coming here after seeing a show at the playhouse-a perfect finish to what’s always an enjoyable show.

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K
4.0Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was very good. Would like to see more chicken and pasta on the menu. We didn't have desert but they looked incredible. Prices are on the high side.

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New York Area
4.0Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My first visit to Maine and this restaurant was one of my highlights.
My wife had a perfect lobster and I had
Prime rib, shrimp, asparagus from garden to plate.delicious

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OT
New York Area
5.0Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I took a long weekend trip to stay at the cliff house, and decided to try somewhere different for dinner every night! We weren’t originally going to go here, but we had spent most of the day away from the hotel shopping since it was raining, so we decided to try somewhere closer to the hotel to get back early and call it a day! We passed this place on our way back to change and it looked quant and happened to have a couple reservations left! SO GLAD we went here!! The food was AMAZING!! From the time we were greeted at the door, until the time we left, every aspect was perfect! And I am the luckiest person! To say the least! Paul was our server and was on top of everything! He didn’t miss a thing right down to spacing our souls, salads, appetizers and meals- to never having to ask for a refill! The stuffed mushrooms were phenomenal! And the stuffed haddock was my favorite meal this whole trip! If we are ever out this way again this will be a must stop for us! When we left we found out our server Paul was actually a professional butler!😂 He hands down made our experience exceptional! After years in the service industry myself, I know I’m “that person” too! I know exactly what I want and how I want it, and I honestly can’t complain about one thing! My husbands filet was perfect, and he even ate the vegetables and salad they were so good! We finished our meal with some warm homemade apple crisp and dessert coffees! I think it was the footbridge, and again, it was great! 5 stars!

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AW
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Paul was our waiter. From the time he introduced himself to the time he said goodbye he made sure we felt taken care.

He alone made the meal a treat but the food was excellent too as was the rest of the staff (ie Kia). We even went for dessert!!

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New England
3.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The host Larry was fun.
Had to wait ten minutes for a drink at the bar while there were only two others. On the job training was in progress.
Wait staff was very good. The Maine Sea Plate with pasta was bland except for the shrimp.

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New England
4.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

THe menu is abit pricey, but fare is very good. The bar has excellent jazz duo , which makes
that the best place to dine and enjoy the music. A very friendly restaurant.

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CR
Toronto
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful vacation date night. The food was fabulous, steaks were sublime, and we were thrilled with the chocolate mousse dessert. Make sure that you ask for Paul as a waiter. He was exceptional!

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BK
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had an excellent time and felt welcomed from the minute we walked in the door. Food and service was par excellence.

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SS
New England
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose Jonathan's in Oqunquit to celebrate our 26th Anniversary. We had not had dinner there for a few years and thought it would be good try Jonathan's again. I had requested a window seat on my open table reservation and it was waiting for us. We started with a martini and ordered a mussels appetizer that was very good. If you like mussels this is a must have. The martini was awesome so we had a second one. We both chose the Pork Schnitzel and really enjoyed it. If going to Ogunquit check out Jonathan's.

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