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About Roost Café and Bistro
A warm and welcoming Cafe and Bistro where our philosophy is hand-crafted, a la minute entrees and appetizers that are exquisite, yet affordable. We pride ourselves on classical cooking techniques with contemporary flavors and creations that are perfect for a bistro..Eclectic International.
Ogunquit, ME 03907
International, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Please check website for specialty dinners and hours
WINTER Hours: Breakfast/Lunch/Brunch:
Friday, Saturday & Sunday: : 8:00am - 2:00pm;
Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday 5 pm to 9 pm
Sunday: 2:00pm to 6 PM - Small Bites/Bar Menu only.
SUMMER Hours - Open Daily 8am to 11:30 Breakfast, and 11:30 to 2pm for Lunch/Brunch (Breakfast all day till 2 PM)
Light Fare and Dinner 2 PM to 9:PM (or close)
$30 and under
Off-site catering available for up to 150 persons. Menus are custom designed with the imput of the client, from a BBQ to Passed Hors d'oeuvres and plated meals.
approx 40 spaces on premise
Chef Brent Hazelbaker
Private Party Facilities:
Private Room for up to 30 persons. Rehearsal dinners, showers, training sessions, board meetings
Private Party Contact:
Rob Pinkham: (207) 646-9898
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Private Dining room upstairs for up to 25 people for showers,rehearsal dinners, birthdays, breakfast meeting, training sessions, Holiday parties.
Roost Café and Bistro Ratings and Reviews
Delicious food from start to finish...everything on the dinner and dessert menu sounded fabulous! The gnocchi and lobster app was outstanding! Cocktails were fresh and not too sweet. Save room for dessert! they have their own bakery in house and it's all delicious, including the bread they start you off with. Pace yourself! The service was very friendly, although it did take a while for drinks and food to come out. We had a reservation for 7 and sat right away, and were there until 9, which was fine with us. Just be aware in case you have a time constraint. We will definitely be back. Can seat yourself at the bar and dine there also.
I never like to leave just ok reviews for restaurants unless I have been there a few times. Needless to say, this was our first time at Roost. The food was very good, but the service was extremely slow. I'm not too sure if they were short staffed, but it took us almost 2 1/2 hours to eat from beginning to end. The food was very good though, so we might give it another try some other time.
First of all, we were 30 minutes early and they were able to accommodate us. hey were so nice! We had a show to go to and everything came out on time and we even were able to relax since they sat us early. The only BUMMER was that they served very endangered fish and farmed salmon. So, if your worried about the Earth like I am, there are limited selections.
Entree's were excellent. Both husband and I had sweet and sour salmon over Chinese fried rice and it was delicious. Bread served before entrees was also delicious. Bar however needs work. Had to return cocktail twice because it was not made properly (I think they forgot a key ingredient) so settled for wine instead plus it took a very long time for initial drinks to arrive and was told bar was very busy and backed up. Bill was also incorrect, charged us for 1 of the 2 drinks that were returned, it was corrected but now find 2 charges billed to credit card for dinner. Waiter worked hard and was a pleasure. Would have been wonderful without mess ups so will go back next time in Ogunquit and try again.
The restaurant has a private parking lot which is nice in Ogunquit. We were greeted immediately and seated with out reservation. We were given a nice quiet corner table. The decor is like a summer camp or cabin with cloth tablecloths on the tables like you were at grandmas house. There was plenty of room even for a big man such as myself. Our Server whose name I forgot to write down was very busy but superb. The clam chowder was very good although not as thick as I personally like. We tried the New York strip and lamb loin for our meal and both were perfectly cooked. The grilled asparagus was just right. When we ordered dessert, the server had not been told that they no longer served ice cream with the brownie once summer is over but when I asked her to check and see if they had any hiding somewhere she immediately went to the kitchen and came back with a scoop of vanilla that made my wife very happy. We were very thankful for her extra effort and for the restaurant to find and serve that to us. We will visit again as this was a good experience. They also got us in and out in plenty of time to get to our show at the playhouse.
Varied and interesting menu - I wanted to try everything on it! I went with the short ribs which were excellent. The sides of grits and swish chard were delicious as well. The waiter was pleasant, but extremely slow. We waited 50 minutes from sitting down until food arrived. No bread was offered. Nice decor and atmosphere.
Good service but too pricey for what you get. We dine out a lot and don't mind paying for a good meal with a decent portion. My husband had the scallops. Three large scallops - $30.00. Not worth it. This is not a fine dining establishment. Spend your money elsewhere.
Very disappointing. Short staffed, disorganized, rude employees, and not appetizing food. We waited for our table at the bar for a drink and the bartender was not personable or welcoming and was complaining about it being his first day on the job. No one wants to hear that when they are trying to enjoy a night out. When we were seated at our table it took the waitstaff 30 minutes to return with drink order and another 45 minutes to return with the meal that was lukewarm and not good. The waiter appeared to be disinterested in serving us. I will not return and would not recommend.
Another great evening at the Roost. Everything we had was perfect and the bar was a fun place to hang out. It's really special when the owners remember you,year after year. Their beer list and wines are excellent...for those enjoying a cocktail ,full bar. If coming to ogunquit,put the Roost on your agenda
If you've had enough ocean view or outdoor dining this is the place to go. The ambiance is very romantic. the background music is low and the acoustics are perfect for quiet romantic conversations.
We both had the sesame encrusted salmon. It was quite good.
This was a return visit to Roost one year after our first discovery, and it didn't disappoint us! The atmosphere is casual and relaxed, but the service is prompt, attentive and friendly. The casual atmosphere is deceiving because the food rivals that of any of the fine dining establishments we have visited in the area. My wife and I both had the salmon, which was cooked perfectly and served with a wonderful glaze, on a bed of rice and vegetables. The appetizers were also delicious. Extra credit goes to them for catering to folks with gluten allergies! We will be returning for breakfast and lunch during our stay because this is how we were originally introduced to their delicious preparations, and this recent dinner just reaffirmed our commitment. Enjoy!
Arrived with a reservation and waited at the Hostess Station for over 10 minutes before we had to go looking for someone to assist us. The hostess then told us they had no tables. Explained we had a reservation and were told it was in the bar. She was totally flustered.
That was fine but we waited for another 15 minutes then went back out to the hostess station. Were then reseated and she spoke to the VERY NICE bartender that was not only tending bar for the entire restaurant and bar but taking and running orders.
Nothing special about the food and setting
Lighting is dim.
Women's bathroom was horrible to the point were there is a cabinet with a broken door greeting you as you walk in.
Vacation dinner- we have travelled to Ogunquit for 22+ years and try to experience a new/ different place every year to add to our favorites. This was a beautiful place (larger than we thought),with delicious food and good service.
This was our first trip to Roost. I'm sure we'll be back. Lobster gnocchi, Korean Short Rib Tacos, Coconut Shrimp and Chicken Pate were all very good. Dry-Aged Pork Chop special was tender and delicious. Scallops were flavorful and cooked nicely. Mustard-Glazed Salmon special was tasty. Cuban Pork is a family recipe and is very good. Buttery shortbread crust on the fruit tarts is very nice. There is a nice selection of beers and craft cocktails. Wine list is not extensive, but has some solid options. Bar service in the dining room lagged, particularly when a bottle of wine needed to be located.
Another great meal at Roost. We had great service as usual. The chicken entree was delicious, as was the scallops. The bread is warm and delicious. The wine list is not huge but has a good selection. Roost is my favorite post-Ogunquit Playhouse restaurant.
We ate here twice in a week. First time for dinner -- it was excellent. Next time was lunch and the restaurant was very hot, waitstaff seemed bothered and unfriendly. People in our party have food allergies and intolerances and the staff did a great job both times.
I have been to this restaurant quite a few times because they are typically very mindful and careful about being gluten-free I have Celiac disease and have to be super careful . This time I felt the waitress who we have had before had a bit of an attitude towards me because I asked to change out the fish and replace it with scallops instead because of my lack of choices in this and most restaurants because of the need to be gluten-free I really didn't like what was offered to me . I also believe she passed her attitude over to the chef who made my meal so salty that I had to force myself to eat it. $35 down the tube as far as I'm concerned.
Although I enjoyed this restaurant in the past I will not be going back .
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