Roost

4.7
170 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Roost - Modern American cuisine - new to Dover, New Hampshire!
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
ambience
4.3
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Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Roger
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant with great food. Outdoor seating a plus.

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Rusty
New England
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Roost is one of our fav restaurants. The service was attentive, there was a table in the shade outside, delicious drinks, and a yummy appetizer of grilled Brie. so far so good, exactly as expected. Our party of 4 was very surprised by 3 of our 4 entrees, as they completely lacked seasoning. One of the entrees was a "special" too. We requested S did anyone taste the food? Does Roost have a new inexperienced chef? Not what we expected from, what is normally, a 4-5 star dining experience.

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Strauss
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first lunch at Roost out on the patio was wonderful. Perfect day, wonderful food and superb service! We will be back.

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RaquelH
New England
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jack is always so great to chat with and our server was sweet like she always is. Just two of them for 7 tables and the team work was great! I love the Roost

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LucieB
New England
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

My seared scallop dish was good. Scallops were just above average but sweet potato with fennel elevated the whole dish. My husband had baked haddock with mashed potatoes and asparagus. It was decent, nothing extraordinary. Service was quite slow, but every place is short-staffed right now. We will definitely come back again.

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stevethebeve
New England
13 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food came quickly, appeared to be understaffed.
Will go back.

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markb
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was excellent. Good variety on the menu. Nice space.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and the service was excellent!

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Amelia
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent new spot in Dover. Food and service was terrific. Ambience was delightful and the parking was easy.

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TinaH
New England
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our server Grace and the bartender Jason were excellent. The hostesses could have been better. We checked in and gave the time but no one came and got us for our reservation time, when we inquired about it they acted "put out".

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Em1211
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New favorite place in Dover!

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MaryM
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meals. Menu choices were plentiful. Nice, clean, bright atmosphere.

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TinaFS
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend! We were a party of three and each of us got a different dish. We all tried each others and they were all incredible. The ambiance was fantastic. We will definitely be going back and recommending to friends.

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KevinK
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roost was very nice. Food was great. Our waitress Grace was excellent.
Returning there soon

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall experience was a 10 out of 10. Great service and the food was delicious.

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NormC
New England
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My first time at Roost. Found all very tasteful ,comfortable and relaxing.

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NHFoodie
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy food and friendly staff. Connected with a friend after over a year and enjoyed an unrushed meal at a high top in the bar area. Easy parking. Atmosphere is lovely. Recommend!

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CathyB
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak salad I’ve ever had! Plenty of leftovers for the next day too.

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KarenD
New England
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food, service and atmosphere. Inside dining, outside dining, just right!

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Em1211
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great drinks, reccomend. We will be going back!

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vipME64
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is always great here. Had to wait a bit for service, but once server showed up, was very good. Love the menu.

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claireb
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent restaurant - an asset for Dover. Our waiter was lovely - so helpful, fun and cordial.

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KathyL
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There for daughters graduation. Saw the menu on line and looked delicious. Def lived up to our expectations. Food delicious, service great and friendly. Try the maple Manhattan, nice twist on an original. Unfortunately we don’t live in the area or we def would go back, if we ever are back, we’ll be there!

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mattm
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everyone loved their food and Grace was a wonderful server!

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vipSheilaG
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. We sat outside and enjoyed every minute. Great food! We will return!

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AnneT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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JenM
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the food, service & quiet atmosphere. Felt like our own private restaurant when we went, nice spaced out tables & we got a nice spot in front of a large window.

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AaronI
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food, nice location. Took a minute to get our drinks and appetizer but was very happy at the end of the meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service here is always incredible ! The patio set up is wonderful in the Summer and food has been good (and extremely fast). The veggie burger is by far the best I’ve ever had. Overall, just a good place for date night, getting together with friends, or casual business meeting.

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vipAdam
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Didn’t know what to expect but found that variety of the menu, the quality and presentation and the overall experience exceeded my expectations. Seems like a good fit for the community and a good value. We will be back.

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DavidM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was great ! The menu has many options to please everyone. Very tasty !! Will be back again.

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MaybeNextTime
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and cocktails in a relaxed environment! Never disappoints!

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AlyssaC
New England
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I would have given a better review, but we received pepper in a jar when we asked for it and had to make a second request for fresh cracked pepper. Also, the menu stated that the NY sirloin came with wedge fries, but they came with frozen fast food fries instead. Apparently, those were from the backup supplier. That should have been made clear when we ordered, as we would have requested a substitution. The scallops were slightly overcooked as well. Not bad, but not up to expectations for the price.

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SLG64
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Let me start out by saying I will definitely be back. Great menu, atmosphere, location, and service. The only reason I gave 4 stars was that I did not care for the fried cauliflower because the pieces were far too large for my taste. For my main course, I ordered the fried chicken and gravy, which had a “crackle” texture, which was interesting. I found the gravy and potatoes to be far too salty for my taste. My husband has the steak tacos with fries and enjoyed them both. I definitely want to come back to try other dishes, because there were so many that sounded delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always have a great enjoyment of the specials they have and the different drinks to chose from.

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maureenk
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

our experience was very good - avocado toast and haddock were the standouts

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JessicaF
New England
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was excellent. Staff was friendly. Restaurant was clean, classy, and pretty - just lacked any kind of warmth or cozy feel for an evening out. Light colored bar top, tables and stools, coupled with daylight color LED lights made it feel a little more clinical and bright. Food was very good, but not memorable. I would definitely go back for lunch or a meal on the patio but likely not for dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special of the week was so good!!! It should be a regular on the menu.

Grilled Flat Iron Steak - certified Angus beef served with a wild mushroom risotto, red wine Bordelaise sauce, and fresh asparagus (27)

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jeannes
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Love this place! Atmosphere is quiet, very clean, bright and friendly.

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Neighbor
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My husband had the shrimp’s plate and it was just « OK » for him. I had salmon and it was delicious. I would love to be a regular but the menu is very limited and rather pricey.

FAQs

Roost offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (603) 742-6100.

Roost is rated 4.7 stars by 170 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.