Aragosta at Goose Cove

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289 Reviews
$50 and over
Seafood
Chef Devin Finigan introduces Aragosta, a Farm to Table Waterfront Restaurant on Goose Cove in Deer Isle. Locally sourced ingredients and creatively prepared.

Our reservations are as follows:

We take tasting menu dinner reservations at 5pm and 8pm.
Our tasting menu schedule is as follows:

Friday through Sunday until June 25th
Thursday through Monday from June 25 until September 27
Friday through Sunday from September 27 to October 24th.

Brunch reservations are available from June 25th until September 6th.

We are also open for Happy Hour on Tuesday and Wednesday beginning on June 22nd! No reservations needed. First come first serve. 4pm - 8pm.
Please call us if you have any questions.



Experiences

  • Brunch at Aragosta at Goose Cove

    May 1 - Oct 31, 2021

    You are making a reservation for Brunch at Aragosta. Our brunch menu is A La Carte and includes a series of egg dishes, as well as sandwiches and local seafood.
  • Tasting Menu at Aragosta

    May 1 - Oct 31, 2021

    You are making a reservation for our 'tasting menu' at Aragosta. Our tasting menu is a multi-course experience featuring the best produce and seafood our area has to offer. Our tasting menu changes weekly. If you would like to see a past menu, please visit our website. Drink pairings are available as well as vegetarian tasting menu's.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 289 people are saying
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LamarJ
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited our Aragosta for the tasting dinner. The restaurant he’s very nice and all the tables have a beautiful view of the water. The waiters are extremely efficient and very knowledgeable about the food they are serving. There were approximately 10 courses on the tasting menu and all of them were fabulous. Not only were they very tasty, but they were beautifully plated. We would highly recommend this dining experience!

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LynM
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and excellent staff. This wasn't just dinner; it was an experience!

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LynneK
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Repeat customers here and every visit has been outstanding. The tasting menus are sublime. Service is impeccable. And the decor and views are stunning.

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vipPamela
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Amazing tasting menu. Exceptional!!
And could not ask for a better view of the Maine ocean and rocks .
Recommend it highly

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Jesse
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great experience for our anniversary. It was a tad spendy but well worth it!

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vipRichbread
New England
23 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aragosta just keeps getting better. Our first time this year was wonderful. And our second visit last night was over the top.

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vipAnthony
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn't ask for a better overall experience.

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Jaycee
Montreal
12 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not just a meal more an experience. Wonderful in every way. I hope they continue with the tasting menu as we love the variety and adventure. The attentive service, presentation, flavors, quality ingredients and skilled cooking are unbeatable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal again!

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RosemaryP
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb experience from start to finish. Did not want to leave!

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JeanR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Second time there, same principle: multiple small entrees with "surprises" in between for a total of 12 dishes.
A must, at least once!

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Omnom
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience, cannot recommend Aragosta more highly.

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Annie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A meal that is a true experience, not just a delicious dinner. Feeds all the senses and time to savor and linger over the exquisiteness.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food presentation and taste was amazing. Loved the detailed information about the sources used to get the food. Marvin, our server did an amazing job. He is always knowledgeable and friendly and fun. Matt is well versed in the wines and the pairings are absolutely worth it.

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sndksl
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Aragosta has raised its prices dramatically. This is a great place to go for the whole experience. Service is wonderful, food is great. A little less creative this year. Hopefully they will find their way as the season goes on.

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LeNeuf
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a not-to-be-missed dining experience. The menu is beautifully presented and delicious and there are always some lovely surprise additions. The staff are all helpful and personable. We drive over 4 hours to eat here at least 3-4 times a season. Definitely worth the trip. My all-time favorite restaurant!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The folks at Aragosta are so wonderful! They worked to accommodate allergies and navigated the COVID situation very well. We felt so safe while we ate some delicious and thoughtful food. The greenhouse space was cozy and private. Paired with the excellent wine suggested to us by the sommelier, our evening was magical. Thank you so much!

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VellyDilicious
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just the Best! --------------------------------------------------

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vipJulietL
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific, as always.
We will miss going until May ‘21.

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Oyster
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have enjoyed the tasting menus throughout this past summer/fall and we both felt all necessary steps were taken to guard against the virus.

Food always outstanding and I am pleased to know that the tasting menus will likely continue next spring.

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SusanR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Can’t wait to come back

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vipYfs71
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This may be the best high end restaurant in America, or possibly just the best for me. Far less pretentious and expensive than Blue Hill at Stone Barnes, equal or superior (and much much cheaper) that Per Se or French Laundry, but in that class in terms of style: a many small course Prix Fixe menu sourced locally, an always interesting wine-pairing if you want it, and about a two hour experience. Unpretentious, knowledgeable and friendly staff, and great care with Covid restrictions. We've now been about 4 times, and had consistent experiences. Of, course, you have to be in rural coastal Maine to enjoy it, but it's worth it.

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JustinC
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We expected it to be excellent and it still exceeding our expectations- it appeared each night might be a little different which wets our appetite to return again! Excellence-Wow.

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AshleighK
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner tasting menu twice and, earlier in the year, lunch once. Highly recommend. Lunch is lovely outside on the new expansive deck - favorite was the octopus. The oyster/clam/mussels dish for dinner was out of this world. Also, loved the salad-like dishes. We stayed three nights in a cottage with our dog - the hiking around the venue is five star and we loved the privacy of an ocean front cottage (Rosa Rogusta). Thank you.

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VickiP
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My impression is that Chef Devon is truly a culinary genius. Each dish was astonishing in both taste and presentation. This was a tasting menu, so I didn't know if I would feel like I had eaten enough. By the 7th course, out of 10, I was reeling from how luscious and stupendous, and filling each dish was! I can't recommend this place highly enough. Every aspect is so carefully thought out. The staff are friendly, knowledgable, and perfect in their service. The place is stunningly beautiful.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 19 year wedding anniversary and it was absolutely wonderful. I’ve never had such an interesting and unique meal. Can’t wait to return someday!

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JGabriele
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can't say enough about how incredible Chef Devin and her team are. The tasting menu and cocktails were sublime, seating was spaced more than 6 ft apart, and everyone but diners was masked at all times. Other precautions included no seating at the bar, and far fewer diners per seating than the spacious dining room usually accommodates.
As always, Aragosta is spotlessly clean and details are well attended to. We had a table near the fireplace, with a view over Goose Cove, the ambience was, as always, relaxed and elegant. Waitstaff is wonderful- knowledgeable, attentive a pleasure to interact with.
The tasting menus included several surprise courses, and featured locally sourced seafood, meat and vegetables. Plating and presentation is spectacular, and the food itself is so. damn. good.
In short, we highly recommend!!

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patriciah
New England
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely phenomenal experience. Will be back. Just Wonderful.

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vipKMF58
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dining experience is simply exquisite. I am not sure which we liked the most, the beautiful plating, the attentive service or sunset. We love this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Anniversary

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vipGUBFL1972
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Because of the pandemic, Aragosta is only offering a tasting menu this season. That may sound limited, but the presentation, creativity, and quality of the dinner was absolutely fantastic. The dining room was set up for safe social distancing, the wait staff was both totally professional and friendly. The cocktail I ordered (The Great Pumpkin was delicious.) And again, the dinner was spectacular.

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SkyeSF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dining experience EVER (9 course dinner). I have done wine tasting dinners in California Wine Country and dining at Aragosta exceeds the taste, service, and experience of any of those. Food must come first, and it does; each course is impeccably put together with unexpected ingredients that burst in your mouth. Each petite course is just right. Even the presentations are whimsical and perfect for the location. The service is perfect - you never feel rushed, they pause to answer all your questions, you really feel like a Guest. The team at Aragosta appear to be perfectionists, having addressed every little detail of your dining experience, even with Covid. An unforgettable evening.

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LeNeuf
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the third time we have eaten here in as many months. The food and service are always outstanding and well worth the drive. Do not miss a chance to dine here if you can.

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HectorS
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

To start, we didn't know it was going to be a tasting menu or table d'hôte, wondering as they began and continued bringing us these tasty tapa nuggets of scrumptious delectable servings. At first I kept telling my wife... "you know, we haven't even placed our order". We queried our gracious waitress who set us straight. From that point, we relaxed and coasted downhill through 2 hours of an incredible, taste bud bending experience. Unforgettable!!
As usual, Matt our friend and personable host provided us with the perfect wines to match. Perfectomundo!

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CamH
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perhaps the most special meal we've ever had--absolutely amazing service (thank you Matt, Marvin, and Dan!) and ambiance while the tasting menu was superb. This was our first time eating at the Goose Cove location--we'd been to the old downtown Stonington spot before. As expected Chef Finnigan outdid herself-- a few favorites were the tempura lobster, Acadian Redfish, and the final beef dish. Will be dreaming about this meal for years to come, and can't wait to find an excuse to come back!

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MH2929
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere, and great job keeping guests socially distanced. We felt totally safe!

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LynneK
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a remarkable experience there last summer and enjoyed repeating it this year. The restaurant is offering a tasting menu only at this time. Ours consisted of 10 different items which included hors d’oeuvres, seafood, pasta, chicken, beef and dessert. We ordered the wine pairings also, and I sampled some great new types. Great service, ambiance, flavors.

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Devstar
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Devin Finnegan is one of the best chefs in America. And people are just starting to realize this. Her flavors, presentation and service are all superb. And the setting is a dream. The best meals I had this summer were on the Aragosta deck as the sun was setting, the water was rippling and the food was divine. Bless you Devin bless you.

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Linda
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening, sampling menu just wonderful... presentation, quality, creativity...all five stars...

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal! Gorgeous setting- delicious cocktails. Service was great. One of the best meals I’ve had.

FAQs

Aragosta at Goose Cove is rated 5 stars by 289 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.