95 Ocean At The Nonantum Resort
95 Ocean At The Nonantum Resort

95 Ocean At The Nonantum Resort

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.nonantumresort.com/
  • Phone: 2079674050
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Daily: Monday – Saturday: 7:30am - 10:00am, Sunday 7:30am - 11:00am:
    Dinner: Nightly: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Steve True
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Enjoy your next event from our viewpoint. The Nonantum Resort offers a relaxed, attractive, functional setting for your next corporate meeting, with amenities to match all of your group's needs.
  • Entertainment: June 25-October 18th

    Monday Nights - Don Campbell Trio

    Tuesday Nights - Straight Lace

    Wednesday Nights - Tony Boffa Trio

    Thursday Nights - Jazz featuring the Matt Fogg Trio
  • Special Events: Thursday, July 12th Personal Wine Dinner and Jazz
    Join us for the third in a series of 10 personal wine dinners each Thursday Night in 95 Ocean. Jazz trio with Matt Fogg will be playing from 6:30-10pm. Dinner is served from 5-9:30 and reservations are suggested.

    Thursday, July 19th Personal Wine Dinner and Jazz
    Join us for the fourth in a series of 10 personal wine dinners each Thursday Night in 95 Ocean. Jazz trio with Matt Fogg will be playing from 6:30-10pm. Dinner is served from 5-9:30 and reservations are suggested.

    Sunday, July 29 Rex Smith in Concert
    Platnium recording artist and veteran of stage and screen, Rex Smith, will be in concert with special guests from RSU 21's choruses. The concert is a benefit for the Kennebunk High School Visual and Performing Arts Boosters. It will be on the lawn (weather permitting - indoor if rain) General Admission is $25. Premium seating and lobster dinner with Rex, $150.

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from 95 Ocean At The Nonantum Resort
From lobster cake appetizers to delicate desserts, our professional staff serves up an excellent waterfront dining experience. 95 Ocean was highlighted on the popular television program The TV Diner and received the shows “Platinum Plate Award.” Features and specials highlight Maine’s local farm produce and products, fresh herbs from The Nonantum Resort’s garden and local seafood. 95 Ocean brings in some of Maine’s premier musicians for entertainment most nights of the week in season. Located in The Carriage House Inn at The Nonantum Resort, on Ocean Avenue in Kennebunkport.
Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
95 Ocean At The Nonantum Resort reviews from OpenTable diners
34 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
72% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (22)special occasion (19)romantic (14)fit for foodies (8)good for groups (7)great for brunch (5)neighborhood gem (4)great for outdoor dining (2)kid-friendly (2)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Great food, but understaffed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Our experience started out fine, but service went downhill as our meal progressed. As the GM of top restaurant, I was disappointed with the mgmt for not setting their staff up for success. How can a server offer great service if they have to be in multiple rooms and have too many tables (especially starting them at the same time). I sat without water several times and the Busser that did bring a pitcher over asked us a couple times if we wanted more water. Water is free and it doesn't matter if someone drinks it; just pour the water and don't interrupt the conversation. Alcohol is a major $ maker and easy upsell, but not if no one asks you or if they wait until it's too late. The food was very good, so thank you for saving our meal Chef.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a great meal and best sunset
    willBback
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The window seating is great if available and the food us always prepared well. You get the feeling the people service g you (USUALLY A TEAM) actually cares if you are enjoying the evening..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great View
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We went to 95 Nonantum on a Saturday night in September and enjoyed our overall experience. We had the tuna appetizer and both felt that the sauce, while tasty, was a bit overwhelming and took away from the actual tuna. My wife enjoyed the filet and I had the ribs. We both had had so much seafood at that point we needed a break. Both meals were very good with my jalapeno grits being excellent. Overall a good experience. The ambience is a bit wedding factory-ish with multiple rooms and a curtain dividing us from another room that contained a 2 piece band (there was no wedding on the night we were there). The view of the river is very nice during dinner.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful find
    jis010
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Not a tourist trap. Not typical Maine fried foods. Very reasonable well prepared foods
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bad experience
    Excellent
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Welcome at reception was terrible. Hostess in dinning room was very nice. The view was beuatiful, the waiter was slow, and the food was poor. After reading about the chief was very disappointed in the food.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time
    GailVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We live in the neighborhood and were pleasantly surprised. The pork belly appetizer and tuna with homeade wontons were delicious. Our filet mignonette with blue cheese was done perfectly but our pork tenderloin was overcooked. We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food!
    FolkSinger
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    All members of my party thought the food was outstanding. Hostess made all feel very welcome. Service was okay, but the waiter seemed a bit confused.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • lookingforfresh
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Food was very tast & fresh ingredients used. A simple, low-key atmosphere looking out on the lawn.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful dinner
    edandangiearefoodies
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    we both had the 3 course special dinner that also paired 3 wines. The scallop chowder with pancetta was tasty and vibrant with scallops, potatoes and pancetta; the beef wellington was overcooked.....we asked for medium rare and got well done; it was tender and the pastry filled with mushrooms; the blueberry cheesecake was very good!! So overall, very good; service was excellent and the ambiance nice with quiet piano being played in the background. Chef Steve True has created a very good, revitalized restaurant......still needs a little "kick it up a notch" but really a place worth having dinner at.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great value
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The lazy man lobster special was different twist that was really delicious! Like that wine by the glass is poured to a decent level.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jaxx
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    lobster special was amazing! the service was outstanding
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food
    RegJoh
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The setting of this restaurant was absolutely beautiful, overlooking the water and surrounded by gardens. Martinis were great. My favorite was The 1-3-1. The seafood chowda was to die for. The spices set this chowda apart. My boyfried and I shared the lazy mans lobster. I enjoyed every part of it. Greatest part is that I didn't have to deal with the mess. I would not hesitate to return. Thank you a great experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RMCB
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Great prime rib! Friendly and efficient waiter, Tom. Lovely view.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Daughter birthday
    Edmon
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    The staff and entertainers went above and beyond to make our daughters birthday very special.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not comfortable
    Mainecrazy
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Dining area too sparse feeling, not comfortable. Dividing wall made me feel as if we were tucked behind a wedding we weren't invited to. For the high prices charged, i felt it wasn't worth it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Average at best
    Ss73VIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Seared tuna appetizer was over done. It was not seared but rather almost fully cooked through. Halibut entree was dry. With so many good restaurants in southern Maine, I wouldn't waste your time eating here.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Superb service & food
    Tedsfamily
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    The service at 95 ocean is excellent. Everyone is attentive and warm & friendly. The food was delicious and presentation was beautiful. Great desserts too. Nice live music/song during dinner. Not loud, just right. A great place to bring friends / family. Casual without sacrificing quality in food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Weddings will bump you to porch
    Chubby
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    I called to confirm the reservation and the gentleman made no mention their was a wedding that night and they do a lot of weddings. The wedding takes over the restaurant and you go from a water view in a restaurant to sitting on a 5 table porch watching Kennebunkport traffic. The hostess was very apologetic and very nice !
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What a find.
    luv2relax
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Right on the river. Close to town. I can't believe they had s wedding going on while we were there. Never heard a thing. Food was delicious with great service from all. Bought a gift certificate for our son and daughter in law while there. We will be back.backlog
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the wait
    NYVan66
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Wonderful drinks, with shaker extra, fried oysters were briney pillows of flavor, fish dishes were just awesome. But the time from seating to service, from course to course was a bit excessive. We were not in a hurry, but made for a long dinner. Glad we were seated away from the music too. Maine Chef of the Year! But the rest needs tuning.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed Review
    briozVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We had made a reservation at this restaurant, with a request to sit by a window as it was a special occasion for us. The host, however, said he wasn't able to accomodate us and sat us right in front of the band. We asked why we couldn't get a table closer to the window, and he explained that there were others who had reservations that they had to accomodate. We were not comfortable sitting so close to the band, as we wanted to have a quieter dinner and expressed our concern to our waitress. She tried to get our table changed but came back and said the host couldn't make a change. We were disappointed but we did enjoy the food and the service by the waitress was attentive and professional.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Breakfast only
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    This review concerns dinner. The noise level was high, the food was nothing special, and the service was terrible. We waited over 20 minutes to place a drink order while our waters were filled 2-3times. Server didn't know prep of foods, spilled wine, didnt split a salad, entre came wrong after over an hour, and more. I hope he was just new. However, there is a bright spot. Breakfast. We stayed in the resort and had the best breakfast each day. Esther is a delight and a joy to see each day. The food is very good & service is great. I recommend going early when it's quieter and you can get a table with a great view.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • chiefs best restaurant great food
    Joansumie
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Outstanding fish haddock dinners seafood meals great presentation taste Great service ocean view We loved it
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 82 reviews are from the 95 Ocean At The Nonantum Resort reviews archive.
  • Treat yourself!
    happyVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2013
    have always brought guests here, this time it was all family and we had another terrific meal with wonderful conversation. Music is lovely and perfect volume
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food a bit disappointing
    justyouraveragejoe
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    Went for restaurant week, hoped it would be a great meal. Steak was grisly, server took forever to bring drinks. Event going on in another room, but doors were open so it spilled out into our area.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    Idontno
    Dined on 9/25/2013
    After reading a magazine's appreciative review, we eagerly anticipated a delicious meal. Upon arrival, it was not easy to locate the restaurant entry and after a few wrong turns inside the hotel, we were guided to our table. Our table busser was the highlight of our experience...gracious, efficient, aware. Neither the food, nor the appointments, nor the ambience, nor the wait service was what we hoped to experience. Oh well....not our kind of place.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Night Out for a Cause
    eegates
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    My wife and I dined at 95 Ocean because of their support for No Kids Hungry and we had a delicious meal and enjoyed the wonderful staff at the restaurant and resort hotel. We were impressed with the personal attention each patron received and the food was incredible -- Angus beef, lamb and pork meat loaf and the Topaz appetizer were top notch! We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always "WOWS" my guests
    happyVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2013
    Beth is a gracious server who brings joy to each meal. Timing and food, perfection. harvest moon, priceless ;)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot for 65+
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2013
    I went into the nonantum thinking it would be moderately upscale... I don't think I could have been more wrong. The environment was offensively dated. The service was attentive without being obtrusive (thank you Beth) the host was somewhat degrading and patronizing. The menu was not creative. The only thing good about the meal was the filet. It was cooked properly and tender. The vegetable set and accoutrements to the entree were boring. I must say though that the chef is willing to accommodate if you do not like the items listed with the entree. Overall I think I was expecting a 4 star dining experience and I left feeling like I should have gone elsewhere. Very disappointed after hearing such wonderful things.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food
    SusanVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2013
    This was the last restaurant I went to on my New England vacation. The restaurant space could use better atmosphere. However, we were there after dark so it is probably better during the daylight to see the water view. That said, the service was very good and the food was also very good. The date/chorizo/bacon appetizer was great. There was a second room with live music. The room I was in was fairly empty (but it was Labor Day night).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great evening of dining
    Sailmaker
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    We had a great evening of dining at 95 Ocean. We were not rushed and were well taken care of by the host and our waitress. The food was superb. We really enjoyed our special evening and will return. We thank 95 Ocean for making our 38 Anniversary a memorable one.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre
    J3loveVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    Our service was very, very slow...our waitress seemed confused and frazzled the entire time. The food was okay. My husband's baked stuffed lobster was good but everything else was mediocre. With so many restaurants to go to in Kennebunkport, I would not go back to 95 Ocean.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wine Pairing menu
    Toby
    Dined on 8/29/2013
    The three course wine pairing special was great. Both the food and the wine pairings were superb. This was a really good deal
    Special Features:
    scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • When I walked in, I wanted
    DinneroutVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2013
    When I walked in, I wanted to leave immediately. We came here because we heard there was a nice view, but there were no outside tables in existence. Seems like a missed opportunity. We were asked if we liked music. Music? Yes. But not too loud. The host said, "oh, then I better put you in a different room." There was an hours-long lounge singer performance going on in the adjoining room. We were seated with the seniors, which only called to my attention the shabby surroundings, metal banquet chairs and unlit candles. Despite all that, the food was pretty good. Our server was lovely. When the sun set (though we didn't see it), and the room got darker, then finally lit the candles, and then it looked ok. Still, not worth a trip back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better than the Hotel
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2013
    The food here is surprisingly good. While the hotel property is quite old and the rooms quite small, the restaurant will get a return visit if we ever come back to the area. The noise levels are terrible given the smallness of the room and the low ceilings without any sound absorbing materials. The service is mostly by young students, they are okay, but often overwhelmed. But the food, lobster, and especially the cowboy cajun ribeye and big and delightful surprise.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing special...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    Nothing special. Just a typical resort's restaurant. Food was okay, ambiance - not so much.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was OK only... Lots
    gs66
    Dined on 8/4/2013
    The food was OK only... Lots of really good restaurants in the area, so need to step up their game... Food is too basic for the $...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth a visit...
    Cessie
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    This restaurant is part of the Nonantum Hotel on the river in Kennebunkport. Generally speaking, I have found restaurants in hotels to be lacking but 95 Ocean was a nice find. My "companions" raved about their meals (seafood and filet mignon)...mine was good but not great and it was probably my menu choice. I ordered a seafood medley in a marinara sauce which was a bit bland. Other than that, everything was great...good service, fabulous view of the river...I would certainly go again and recommend it to other visitors to Kpt.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • "Oh, What a night..."
    happyVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2013
    Fine food and service overlooking the wide lawn riverside where children played admonition and roasted marshmallows. Lovely music both inside and out by the fire. Will remain always as a memory of the perfect summer evening!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food,service a bit scattered
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    We had the scallops, halibut(special), and haddock, all very good. Nice guitar music. Not overpriced.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.