Northern Union is a wine focused restaurant + bar in the seaside village of Ogunquit, Maine. Open April through January, 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.
Use the OpenTable service for bookings up to four. For larger parties please call us at 207-216-9639 and we will be happy to assist you. We also welcome walk-ins for our bar area, living room, outside tables and tree stump tables.
For specialty bookings and events, please email us:
We have very limited on-site parking available.
261 Shore Rd.
Every Thursday night in January
A four course chef's tasting menu with wine pairings. Only 8 tickets available for each night
Purchase tickets from the website via Eventbrite.
The Chef's table
We have created a unique and fun experience for our foodie and wino friends this coming January For four nights only, we will turn "The Study" into a private dining event. Of course the whole restaurant will still be open to the public, but this table will be special. For $110 all in, you will enjoy a four course chef's tasting menu, paired with unique and delicious wines. The price includes everything, tax, tip, food and wine! Reserve your spot now, as we limit this to only 8 guests per event. Come as a party of one, two or a party of eight. This is a great opportunity to experience the creativity of Executive Chef Romann Dumorne, meet like-minded foodies, and enjoy a one-of-a-kind, never to be repeated experience. The menu will be a closely guarded secret until you are seated. Adventurous palates will be handsomely rewarded.
it's date night! (thursday and sunday nights through january)
Every Thursday and Sunday through January it's Date Night! Enjoy any of our small plates to share, any two entrees and a desert to share for $59 per couple (exclusive of tax and tip). You will also have access to our entire wine list where you can select any bottle at 50% off. Reservations are recommended. Click the button below to reserve your spot!
Monday night is hospitality industry night
We decided to remain open on Monday nights through January so we could welcome our hospitality industry friends with a special promotion. Bring in your pay stub and we'll knock off 25% off your bill. We happily welcome all hospitality industry professionals!
WINES BY the glass
WINES BY the bottle
To encourage interesting and thoughtful drinking we will open any bottle with a two glass minimal order.
(Bottle price / Two-glass price)
BEER & COCKTAILS
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.
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..."