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Roost Cafe and Bistro

262 Shore Rd, Ogonquit, Maine, Ogunquit, ME 03907-3900
+1 207-646-9898
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (47 reviews)
“cuban pork” (24 reviews)
“flan” (11 reviews)
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5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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262 Shore Rd, Ogonquit, Maine, Ogunquit, ME 03907-3900
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderland day in Ogunquit. Started taking a stroll down the marginal way and then went over to brunch at Roost. We had a beautiful table up at the front of the restaurant and loved everything we got. Started with almond and dark...More

Thank Heather H
AldoandRob, Owner at Roost Cafe and Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Morning Heather, thank you so much for your great review. It is so nice that you appreciate all of the hard work that the staff does to prepare a great meal for all our guests. Thank you too, for taking the time to write...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Do not miss. Eat in or take it back to your room. The croissants are fabulous. Chocolate croissant with champagne ANY time ... keep a couple around so you’ll have them.

Thank Pashado
AldoandRob, Owner at Roost Cafe and Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Pashado, We could not agree with you more. hahahaa. Thank you so very much. They are done in the traditional French technique. Again, thank you . Cheers, Rob and Aldo

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had brunch on Sunday and the food was simply delicious. The crab cake benny was tops in its class with lots of sweet, fresh crab, a well executed hollandaise and well seasoned breakfast potatoes. Get a side of the hash, you won't regret it!...More

Thank mcobrien
AldoandRob, Owner at Roost Cafe and Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Morning mcobrien, Wow, what a great review. Thank you so much. You made our day, week and month. Thank you also for taking the time to write this. Next time you will have to try us for dinner. The guys in the kitchen do...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We made our maiden visit to Roost Cafe this weekend and I will assure you we will return.My wife had lobster ravioli stuffed with butternut squash and reports that it was one of the best restaurant entrees she has ever had. The amount of lobster...More

Thank jimmarg37
AldoandRob, Owner at Roost Cafe and Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wow, jimmarg37, we cannot thank you enough for such an amazing review. The chefs do everything they can possibly do to make sure each of our guests have a wonderful meal. And, then the servers do that as well, to make sure that the whole...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful delicious place to eat! Atmosphere is superb and to have a HOT plate of food delivered is a gift! Everything ordered 2x being there has been excellent. Highly recommend!More

Thank PeachesNewHampshire
AldoandRob, Owner at Roost Cafe and Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Peaches. So nice of you to take the time to write a review of us at Roost. We are certainly glad that you enjoyed your meals with us. The guys and gal in the kitchen try very hard to make sure our guests enjoyed...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were here for breakfast midweek during the winter (March). Only 2-3 other tables occupied. We opted to share an eggs benedict, which was tasty but nothing spectacular. The other option we shared was a stuffed French toast. Unfortunately the French toast was very dry....More

Thank 783m783
AldoandRob, Owner at Roost Cafe and Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello 783m783, we are sad to read your review of your breakfast meal. It is not what we normally prepare as we have won First Place for Breakfast/Brunch on the Seacoast just 6 months ago. There is no reason for the French Toast to be...More

Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed my meal and the ambience of this place. They seem to specialize in Benedicts and omelettes so come here if your in the mood for that. I had the avocado, bacon, and Brie omelette. It was so good. Potatoes were good too. My...More

Thank danthemaninboston617
AldoandRob, Owner at Roost Cafe and Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Hello danthemaininboston617, thanks for being a guest of Roost and then taking the time to write a great review. We appreciate it very much. We do take pride in how we prepare our eggs and other meals, but are sorry that the meat was a...More

Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Finding ourselves in Ogunquit during the off season (February) made things tough as far as restaurant choices go. Most places were closed for the season. Based on that and TripAdvisor positive reviews we decided to try the Roost Cafe and Bistro. Unfortunately we arrived during...More

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AldoandRob, Owner at Roost Cafe and Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Good Evening to you, TheHungryBuddhi..... Thank you for writing and letting us know of your disappointing experience with us at Roost Cafe and Bistro. As you mentioned, most all of the reviews have been written positively and to have our level of hospitality diminished to...More

Reviewed 13 March 2018

We enjoyed an excellent brunch here on a recent winter Sunday. The restaurant is very cozy and well decorated. The service was prompt and friendly and the food was excellent. My wife had a salad with goat cheese, quinoa and grilled salmon which she really...More

Thank nucenturion
AldoandRob, Owner at Roost Cafe and Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Good morning nucenturion, Thank you so much for your kind review and taking the time to write it. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your Brunch experience with us at Roost. Hope to see you again soon, Regards, Rob Pinkham

Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

Excellent food,beautiful location and exceptional service! Perfect place for an intimate gathering! Thank you for a wonderful time!

Thank MMalate
AldoandRob, Owner at Roost Cafe and Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2018

Thank you. We are glad that we could work with Julie and Dave to create an event for them that was memorable. It is great when the Bride gives you a big hug on the way out. It was our pleasure.

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Matt M
Dear Mr. Pinkham: I'm not sure how you can say "all the other reviews," if you take the "poor" and "terrible" reviews equal about 20% of the reviews posted. Another 20% defined it as average. We appreciate getting good food for a good value for our money. It seems that was not apparent for us and others. I may indeed be incorrect on the seating numbers, but July Fourth weekend, one would think that :excess" space would be in demand. I do not wish to get into a pissing match here. I try to be as forthright as possible with my reviews. If a place excels, I will post it as such, even noting minor missteps. But if a place is deserving of poor marks, I will post that too. Yes, it is subjective, but I've eaten in some awesome low and high end places, and I've eaten in some horrible high end and low end places. Please accept my and the other less than wonderful reviews as constructive criticism and use it for the betterment of your establishment. I hope you succeed in that task.
19 July 2015|
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Response from AldoandRob | Property representative |
Dear Sir, I get all what you say.And we do, listen to all the reviews, regardless of the # of stars given. And we do meet and take away a bit of humility when we make mistakes, but use the review to improve. I do believe... More
8 March 2015|
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Response from Henry D | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 35
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 AM - 9:00 PM
5:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 262 Shore Rd, Ogonquit, Maine, Ogunquit, ME 03907-3900 (Formerly Ninety Eight Provence)
    (Ledge Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Ogunquit
  • Phone Number: +1 207-646-9898
  • E-mail
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. Our Summer hours are as follows: Breakfast/Lunch/Brunch: 8 am - 2 pm Pub Fare: 2 pm - 9 pm Dinner: 5 pm - 9pm
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