Roost

4.7
177 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Roost - Modern American cuisine - new to Dover, New Hampshire!
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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
24 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Poblano cheese dip was super basic at $9 . We had the salmon with garden greens and it was wonderful $14 and the sirloin with fries and Brussels at $35 was nothing the boast about. Cocktailswere great and the outdoor dining made paying for the view worth the overpriced steak .

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DLopez
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! Our waitress was very friendly & the atmosphere was wonderful! We've already recommended friends!

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JohnnyC
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Friendly staff. Nice restaurant. Food was super bland. Not worth the price at all. We will not be going back.

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LucieB
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We brought some friends to Roost and we were all pleased with our meals. I had seared scallops, which were just a little overdone -- but still delicious. Our service on this visit was excellent. We love the option to eat outdoors and they always ask if you want a high-top or standard table. That gets points in my book! We'll be back for sure!

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PatrickB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. The food is wonderful. Well-made and great tasting. Recommended and will return again soon.

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MelvinR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a nice evening to sit outside under a large awning that had little lights inside. We just had salads with shrimp and salmon on top and of course a simple dessert chocolate lava cake. We had a very nice time.

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WilliamD
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great location, convenient to lots of young people living in the neighborhood.

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Roger
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
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
14 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.

FAQs

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

Roost is rated 4.7 stars by 177 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.