We went to Roost Cafe and Bistro. This new restaurant, located in Cape Neddick village (Four miles south of Ogunquit village ) is the latest endeavour of Ogunquit's own Rob Pinkham, and Aldo Vallecillo.
Roost does a lively gourmet breakfast and lunch business. But on weekends, ( Thurs to Saturday nights), Roost offers a delicious dinner menu.
We made advanced reservations and were seated in the second floor known as the "roost". This room featured a coffered vaulted ceiling, charming old window displays and lovely antique furnishings. Our server was the lovely Dina. We started the evening off with an assortment of mix & match starters that are as eclectic as the decor: crab cakes, eggplant Napoleon, mini mac & Cheese ( with lobster), and the incredible Cuban bean soup ala Aldo. The four of us sampled the appetizers and could not decide what we liked more.
Roost Cafe & Bistro is located at 1300 US Route One, Cape Neddick (tel 207.363.0266). http://www.roostcafeandbistro.com/ Attire is casual. Reservations are requested. Dinner menu changes weekly. Price points are reasonable; about 20 percent cheaper than Ogunquit village prices. All entrees were under $20. Roost is a favorite with many of the "locals" and townies as well as tourists of the Ogunquit/York area. The Bistro features a full bar, and bar meister Aldo usually tends bar with a warm personality that reflects the mood of the restaurant.
A big thank you to Pam and Rich for a wonderful evening and thank you to Roost!