we will re-open for the 2019 season on Friday, March 29th.
Northern Union is a restaurant + bar in the seaside village of Ogunquit, Maine. We offer a selection of over 100 wines, crafted cocktails and select local craft beer, all paired with amazing seasonally-inspired food, from small plates to full entrées. Each menu item is hand crafted from the kitchen of Executive Chef Romann Dumorne.
Reserve a table
Please use the Resy reservation link above. Note we no longer take reservations via OpenTable. We also welcome walk-ins. Due to the intimate nature of our dining areas, we have limited ability to accommodate large groups, and we do not have booster seats or high chairs. Our menu is prepared daily, and while we do not have a kids menu, we happily welcome adventurous young diners.
For specialty bookings and events, please email us:
Purchase a gift card online! Click
the image below to order.
Closed for the season. Open again on Friday, March 29th.
On-site parking available
261 Shore Rd.
Our Winter Specials are happening now through January 28th.
BEER, COCKTAILS & wine
WINES BY the glass
WINES BY the bottle
This wine list changes frequently, and the online version may not be the most up to date.
To encourage interesting and thoughtful drinking we will open most bottles with a two glass minimal order.
(Bottle price / Two-glass price)
Fine Wine + Good Times, a ten year odyssey
Northern Union is the realization of a dream that began over ten years ago. While visiting a friend in Chicago, owners Matt & Lauren Wickert discovered the "perfect dining experience" during an impromptu stop at a Chicago wine bar. What began as a stop for a pre-dinner drink ended with a night of good wine, excellent food and great conversation. Since that day they have talked about creating their very own space on the East Coast. After an enjoyable career in the Pharmaceutical industry, they decided in 2014 to turn the dream into reality. Knowing that it takes more than just a good concept and a dream to have a successful restaurant and wine bar, Matt & Lauren put together a team of awesome individuals to help them achieve their goal.
The Heart and Soul of the Kitchen
Executive Chef Romann Dumorne (formerly of 50 Local in Kennebunk, and The White Barn Inn in Kennebunkport) creates amazing small plates and seasonal entrées, crafting most everything in-house. Romann leads a culinary team that has a passion for flavor, quality, and simplicity of ingredients. He has been featured in Maine Magazine, The Portland Press Herald and Zest Maine Magazine.
THE ANCHOR OF THE BAR
Bar Master Tim Yee (formerly of The Painted Burro, Boston) is the anchor of our craft cocktail and curated beers at Northern Union. Tim has been with us since the beginning, and brings an amazing level of creativity to the cocktail program. He knows his wine, too. Rumor has it that Matt won't bring in any new wines until he gets the nod of approval from Tim.
Designing the space
We embarked on a re-design project of the existing restaurant space in order to create the right atmosphere for our guests, as well as signal something new had arrived in town. Since the space was formerly a house, we treated the rooms in kind, creating various dining areas offering completely unique dining experiences. The entire project was a collaboration with the amazing design firm Magnifico Design. From the name (which is a take on Maine being the northernmost state in New England, and the Union of food and wine) to the interior design of the space, Magnifico worked closely with Matt & Lauren to turn their dream into a stunning reality.
Air Canada Enroute Magazine - december 2018 - “5 ways to feel merry & bright in ogunquit”
PORTLAND PRESS HERALD - JANUARY 2018 - "BEST SINGLE MEAL I ATE IN 2017"
PORTLAND PRESS HERALD - JANUARY 2018 - "TOP 11 RESTAURANTS FOR 2017 IN MAINE"
Maine Home + design - october 2017 - "portrait of place, ogunquit"
FLIPKEY BY TRIPADVISOR - AUGUST 2017 - "13 ROAD TRIP IDEAS FROM BOSTON"
Maine magaZine - july 2017 feature article
"A sophisticated and delicious experience awaits in Ogunquit...."
Portland Press Herald Critic Review - june, 2017
"Dine Out Maine: If you don’t yet know of Northern Union chef Romann Dumorne, you should..."