Friday, January 30, 2015

A Feast of Saint Valentine with the Perfect Getaway at The Daniel and Coast Bar + Bistro

They say Valentine’s Day is for lovers. At The Daniel we agree, but we also say Valentine’s Day is for anyone staying at our hotel or visiting Coast Bar + Bistro on Feb. 13 or Feb. 14. We have a number of specials lined up to make that day or overnight with your spouse, partner or significant other one to remember.

If you are looking to make a night of it for Valentine’s Day, you can’t go wrong with The Daniel’s Ultimate Valentine’s Day Package.

Whoever your Valentine is, he or a she, they will be thrilled to experience this romantic evening on our property, which includes a fireside dinner, champagne and a room for the night.

Pick the room of your choice for a one-night, double occupancy stay. Arrive to find a bottle of chilled champagne in your room to kick-start your Valentine’s Day festivities. The Valentine floral arrangement should also help to set the mood.

Emerge from your love nest to feast in style at Coast Bar+ Bistro for our special Prix Fixe Valentine’s Day Menu. While the food will certainly fuel your romance, our chef will also prepare you a Valentine’s special amenity from the kitchen — our own little aphrodisiac concoction to add to your room.

And don’t forget, The Daniel’s other amenities are also on offer during your stay as well, including Continental Breakfast, our 24-hour fitness center, 24-hour business center, and the one not to be missed is the reservation-only hot tub and sauna. Ever popular, it is sure to be a big hit on the most romantic of days.

With rates ranging from $313-$343 for the Ultimate Valentine’s Day Package, available on Feb. 13 or Feb. 14, you can’t go wrong and that special someone in your life will run out of ways to thank you!

If you wish to forgo the overnight package, our Prix Fixe Valentine’s Day Menu and a dinner at Coast Bar + Bistro on its own is a great way to set up a cozy night for two.

Need further incentive? Just check out this mouthwatering lineup of culinary treats:

Course One

Mixed green salad with goat cheese, toasted almonds and raspberry champagne vinaigrette or Fire and Ice Oysters (one oyster raw with Tabasco mignonette, one fried oyster with chive sour cream) or Roasted tomato fennel bisque.

Course Two

Pan seared duck breast with fig demi glace, mushroom risotto and grilled asparagus or Petit filet mignon with pan seared potato cake and broccolini or Bloody Mary Cioppino (Spicy Bloody Mary broth with mussels, littleneck clams, shrimp and scallops served with crostini).

Course Three

Red velvet cake or Bailey’s chocolate mousse or Chocolate truffle sampler of hazelnut, sea salt and caramel, and blueberry.

At just $42, Coast Bar + Bistro’s prix fixe menu makes it possible for you to celebrate Valentine’s Day in style without breaking the bank. Your significant other will no doubt swoon.

So no matter if you plan to turn your Valentine’s Day celebration into an overnight stay out or are just looking for that perfect romantic dinner evening, The Daniel and Coast Bar + Bistro have just the option for you. St. Valentine would approve!

Friday, January 23, 2015

We Have a Special for You! Coast Bar + Bistro Serves up a Tasty Menu of Weekly Deals

Wednesday is now 1/2 Price Beer and Burgers at Coast Bar + Bistro.

With the New Year off and running, we are thrilled to look back at the great success of 2014 and we have a plan in place to build on it to make 2015 even better for our guests at The Daniel and patrons of Coast Bar+ Bistro.

From happy hours to live music nights to special holiday dinners, Coast Bar + Bistro is a happening place for all at The Daniel and for many of its growing fans from around the region.

To keep the buzz going, we have rolled out a killer weekly special lineup that kicks off on Jan. 26. Combine this with our live music nights — every Thursday and Friday — no matter what night you choose to visit Coast Bar + Bistro, you can’t go wrong!

So let’s take a look at just what we have in store for you.


Every Monday night is Local Business Night. All local patrons who work at any local business — including local schools and universities — will get 15% off their entire check. To get the discount all you have to do is attach a business card to the check. Towns included in the special are Brunswick, Bath, Bowdoinham, Durham, Freeport, Harpswell, Lewiston, Lisbon, Phippsburg, Topsham, Woolwich and Yarmouth. Military and government employees are also included. Just show us a copy of your U.S. government-issued ID for the discount.

No business card? No worries! If you work for a local business and don’t have a card just ask your server for a slip to submit your name, address, name of business, email address and phone number. 


Tuesday is Ladies Night. All those of the fairer sex will receive ½ price appetizers and $5 cocktails all night on Tuesday. We love the spirit of Ladies Night so come make it yours however it works best for you.


Wednesday is ½ Price Beer and Burgers at the bar. This special is valid all night for all those chowing down at the bar or in the high top tables serviced near the bar. If you haven’t had a burger from Coast Bar + Bistro, this is the perfect chance to get your butt down here to try one…you won’t be sorry! Try the Brunswick Burger made of house ground beef, topped with cheddar, Gritty’s Black Fly Stout braised onions and a tomato or the Bacon Picante Burger also made with local beef and topped with cheddar, as well as roasted garlic, pickled jalapeño, chipotle mayo and bacon.

Wash down that tasty burger with some local brews that are a steal at ½ price. These include Baxter Brewing Co., Gritty’s Black Fly Stout and Sheepscot Pemaquid Ale.


Saturday is $20 Prime Rib Night. While the regular menu is available all night as well, you meat lovers can’t go wrong with Coast Bar + Bistro’s delectable prime rib. We are not talking some sampler portion, either! We guarantee you will have your fill by the time you are done.


The success of Sunday Supper specials will continue in 2015 and anchors the lineup of the new weekly offerings Coast Bar + Bistro has. Again, the regular menu is available all night, but it is hard to go wrong with the $20 prix fixe menu that features three courses of delicious home-style comfort foods. The Sunday Supper runs from 4-9 p.m. and offers a new menu every week. It is always a delicious lineup and a great value.

Don’t believe us? Check out this recent Sunday Supper menu: Course 1 of Sweet Potato Bisque or Mixed Green Salad with Strawberry Champagne Vinaigrette; Course 2 of Yankee Pot Roast with Carrots, Red Bliss Potatoes and Onions, smothered in a Savory Stout Gravy or SKM Farfalle, House Ground Sausage sautéed with Kale and Mushrooms in a Creamy Alfredo over Farfalle Pasta; and Course 3 Apple Crisp a la mode or Mint Chocolate Cream Pie with Oreo Crust.

Our new 2015 specials lineup is sure to be a success so the only real question is, which one is your favorite? Try them all and let us know. We would love to hear!

Visit The Daniel at 10 Water Street, Brunswick, Maine.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Ring in the New Year with Classic Jazz Stylings of Rob Schreiber’s Standard Issue

If you know The Daniel and Coast Bar + Bistro, you know how much we love the pairing of great food, great drink, great friends and great music, and you can bet we have lined up a killer event to celebrate First Night in Brunswick.

So get ready for the savory jazz skills of Rob Schreiber’s Standard Issue. A silky piano trio, featuring Rob Schreiber on drums, Emmett Harrity on piano and Nick Merriam on bass, Rob Schreiber’s Standard Issue delivers a wonderful set list of classic jazz from the Great American Songbook

Expect to hear some of the iconic greats from the golden era of American popular song, including Duke Ellington, George and Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer, Rogers & Hammerstein and Rogers & Hart.

The trio will also feature some bossa nova and other Latin music from legends such as Antonio Carlos Jobim.

The group’s influences stem from the great jazz piano trios of Ahmad Jamal, Teddy Wilson, Erroll Garner, Red Garland and Nat King Cole.

Bandleader Rob Schreiber has been carry the beat on jazz standards for over 35 years and credits listening to his mother’s Duke Ellington records when he was a kid with starting him on a jazz music odyssey that began in the late 1970s and continues to this day.

He has studied music at a number of schools such as DePaul University in Chicago, the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and Goucher College in Baltimore. He spent years immersed in the Baltimore/Washington jazz scene until moving to Maine in 1997.

He has led several groups that include Darkwood and Labor Intensive and has played with such jazz luminaries as Shirley Horn, Drew Gress, Kirk Lightsey, Gary Thomas, Steve Novosel, Slide Hampton, Carl Grubbs, Butch Warren, Mike Carrick, Derek Day, Larry Camp and Mike Cerri.

Rob Schreiber’s Standard Issue is based out of Greater Portland and has been building a strong reputation in Maine for their dedication to the classics, but also the flexibility to please the crowd at any kind of event or show.

Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram columnist Aimsel Ponti praised the trio, saying: “This band is the real deal.”

Tony Boffa, owner of Tony Boffa Music, leveled quick praise as well saying: “I have had the pleasure of hearing Rob and Standard Issue on more than a few occasions. Rob is a bright, talented and reliable entertainer/musician. Standard Issue was polished and appropriate.”

Sample the songs from the latest CD from Rob Schreiber’s Standard Issue: The Very Thought of You.

Click for some VIDEO of the band performing as well.

On New Year’s Eve, Coast Bar + Bistro is offering its regular menu as well as a special Prix Fixe Menu. All dinner guests will be treated to the live music from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and then entrance to our new event space for a variety of games and prizes, beginning at 8 p.m. And, of course, we will have the traditional champagne toast at midnight.

The Prix Fixe Menu is going to be hard to turn down with the mouthwatering choice of Mixed Green Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette or Vichyssoise or Classic Shrimp Cocktail to kick things off, followed by Prime Rib with Pancetta Rosemary Mashed Potatoes, Grilled Asparagus and Au Jus or Potato Crusted Haddock with Sauteed Garlic Kale and Parsnip Puree or Pasta Primavera, finished off with New York Cheese Cake with Mixed Berry Coulis or Chocolate Roulade.

For all the info, click HERE.

The Daniel also has a special New Year’s Eve Package for those that want a room for two for the night, including all the great entertainment planned. 

Reserved tickets are not required for the New Year’s Eve food, music and events, so come on down to The Daniel on Dec. 31. We hope to make your first memory of 2015 a great one with us!

Friday, December 19, 2014

With a Record-Breaking Holiday Travel Season on the Horizon, The Daniel Opens its Doors for Holiday Cheer

The holidays are a special time for most families and this time of year usually means parties, dinners and gift-giving all around. But the holidays also mean travel, because for many the most cherished family and friends are not that close. At The Daniel we are prepped for a great holiday season for our guests and looking forward to what promises to be one of the busiest holidays in years.

AAA projects that 98.6 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the year-end holiday season, a four percent hike over last year. This represents the biggest year-on-year jump in travel and predicts the most travelers for a holiday period since the travel giant started keeping track of such things, all the way back to 2001.

At The Daniel, we have lined up a number of events for this year-end holiday period, which is defined as Dec. 23 to Jan. 4.

First, we celebrate the holidays with what is always the main center piece of any true holiday event — food.

Coast Bar + Bistro has two great meal options for Christmas.

Christmas Eve dinner will run from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Dec. 24 and Christmas day dinner will run from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Dec. 25.

Our kitchen has dreamed up a mouth-watering menu for the holiday dinners.

Start off with mixed greens with goat cheese, cranberries and toasted hazelnuts with a rosemary red wine vinaigrette or French Onion Soup.

Then delve into brown sugar glazed ham with mashed turnips and roasted asparagus with cashew butter or roast beef with roasted red bliss potatoes, green beans and a horseradish cream sauce.

Top it off with your choice of Eggnog Trifle or peppermint Needhams with house-made hot chocolate.

We guaranteed our dinner will put you in the holiday mood and fill the belly! Also, you can’t go wrong with all that delicious food on the holiday menu for just $36 per adult and $18 for children.

Click HERE for all the details on the Christmas dinner. 

Reservations are required for both dinners, with seating every 20 minutes. Call 207-373-1824.

But we aren’t done there on the holiday front!

We have lined up some killer entertainment and packaged it into a great New Year’s Eve event, featuring the live jazz music of Rob Schreiber’s Standard Issue, hors d’oeuvres, a dinner and dessert buffet, a glass of champagne at midnight and a bunch of other games and prizes to celebrate the start of 2015.

Check out the info for New Year’s Eve HERE

We also have a special New Year’s Eve Package for those that want a room for the night on top of all the great entertainment planned. 

In honor of what is expected to be a record-breaking holiday season, The Daniel offers some of the top travel trends for the end of 2014:
  • Low gas prices are triggering more travel with the national average price of gasoline at the lowest level in five years and 69 cents lower than last year.
  • The rise in the average Americans’ disposable income 3.5 percent over last year’s levels is prompting more travel.
  • Low-cost airlines are driving down prices, with the average discounted round-trip airfares across 40 top domestic routes expected to fall seven percent this year, to $186.
  •  According to TripCase, Hawaii (Kahului, Keohole and Honolulu), Florida (Palm Beach), California (Palm Springs) and New York (JFK International airport) are some of the top destinations this holiday season.

At The Daniel, of course, we are the top destination for our guests, but whether we see you this holiday season or not, we wish you all Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 12, 2014

The Joy of Giving through the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program

At The Daniel we know that the spirit of the holidays is really about giving. With our guests in mind, we are always thinking about what we can give to them to make their stay with us the best experience. But at this time of year, we also recognize the need to turn our hearts and minds elsewhere, which is why we are so proud to be once again participating in the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program

The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program provides new clothing or toys for children of needy families through the support of donors. Found in local companies and corporations, Angel Trees are decorated with numbered paper angel tags with the first name, age and gender of a child in need of presents. To take part, all you need to do is remove one or more tags from the trees (leaving the top part attached to the tree) and purchase appropriate gifts for the child or children described on the tags (leave gifts unwrapped).

All the trees at The Daniel have been turned into Angel Trees and are filled with the angel tags. With this holiday season fast upon us, we are making one last call for help to ensure that all those children in need of presents receive one this year.

We are asking for all gifts to be returned to The Daniel by Dec. 17, so we can distribute them in time.

A long-time source of donations worldwide, The Salvation Army has put a special emphasis in recent years on the Angel Tree program, pointing to the devastating impact of the Great Recession on many Americans, who are still struggling to recover from lost jobs, lost savings and lost homes.

With the day-to-day struggle for food and shelter often overwhelming, most families can spend little time on worries about how they can provide a gift or two for their children during the holidays.

The Salvation Army believes every child deserves to experience the joy of gifts during the holiday season — and we at The Daniel agree!

Thanks to the Angel Tree program thousands of children will find gifts waiting for them this year.

At The Daniel we hope we can make this number bigger and are asking all our guests and our local neighbors and friends to pitch in and make this happen.

Lastly, have no fear, if you can’t make it out to The Daniel in time for our Dec. 17 present deadline — but think the Angel Tree is a tremendous idea just as we do — you can still take part and help make children smile this holiday season. All you have to do is visit the Salvation Army online and support a child in need in your area: Donate.

Volunteers are also needed to help distribute gifts from Angel Tree efforts across the country, as well as holiday meals from the Salvation Army. Visit to find out how you can help where you live.

All the holiday trees at The Daniel look great and create a festive and warm holiday atmosphere for staff and guests, but there is no doubt the decorations take on a new meaning and fill us with hope that each tag represents one “angel” that we all could help in some way. Happy Holidays!