Breakers at Ashworth by the Sea
Breakers at Ashworth by the Sea

Breakers at Ashworth by the Sea

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ashworthhotel.com/
  • Phone: 6039266762x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Daily: 11:30am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine
  • Entertainment: Enjoy entertainment and dancing every Friday & Saturday night from 9:00 pm - close

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Breakers at Ashworth by the Sea
For over three decades the Ashworth by the Sea on Hampton Beach, New Hampshire has enjoyed a reputation as one of the best fine dining establishments in New England.

In May, 2010 we created a new, original restaurant at the landmark hotel by the sea. Breakers at the Ashworth is set in the historic Ashworth by the Sea Hotel established in 1912. In a sophisticated yet casual setting with amazing views of Hampton Beach, Ashworth by the Sea celebrates the new, contemporary look of the Breakers Restaurant and Bar in Hampton Beach, NH. Oversized windows provide spectacular ocean views, a granite-topped bar and raised stone hearth fireplace, wood flooring, custom millwork and new furniture, textiles and lighting contribute to an inviting, casual atmosphere. The bar completely wraps around what was once two separate and distinct rooms, creating one expansive space. The Breakers Restaurant now accommodates more people and the popular dance floor has been enlarged.
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Breakers at Ashworth by the Sea reviews from OpenTable diners
21 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.1
  • Food3.1
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance3.2
    Noise LevelModerate
60% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (6)vibrant bar scene (4)kid-friendly (4)good for groups (2)special occasion (2)neighborhood gem (2)hot spot (1)great for lunch (1)great for brunch (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Our waiter
    outandabout
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Everything was great. Our waiter on the other hand was the worse service I had ever dealt with. Forgot everything, to get drinks and putting in the food. BUT I AM NOT SLAMMING THE BUSINESS. The food was amazing, the music was nice and the other waiters were busting their rears at other tables. I would go back there at some point as long as I didnt have the same server.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • noisy
    peacelover
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Pop music playing in the dining room...very annoying.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • tedi
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    we went for a birthday lunch and we were disappointed in the food quality. The prices for lunch were very high and we spent over $100. for 4 of us with no drinks and no desserts. The haddock was dry and the crumbs were burnt and the salad for $12. was enough for one person having a second portion. The restaurant is very pretty and the view is great, but, if the food is not good, the view and prettiness doesn't mean much.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fish was raw.
    Dilly
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    They tried hard, but failed. We stayed at the hotel, which was great. However the restaurant was only fair. I had baked stuffed haddock after the waiter suggested it would be better than the fried clams. Well, it was smothered in some sort of heavy sauce and raw. My husband has the steak oscar, which was not cooked either. The manager was gracious and gave us a $25 gift certificate; but we are not sure what we will do with it!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great scenic view, good food!
    Foodie2
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I had the lobster roll which was good but the roll was not grilled which I prefer. My husband had the scallops which were okay. Ambience is great, especially when there is a super moon over the ocean!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible meal but very good waiter
    Knowmyfood
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I ordered the beef tenderloin which came very very thin and very tough. The garlic mashed potatoes were cool and pasty. The waiter was very nice and attentive.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Waitress was awesome! Really enjoyed the food and the kids had a lot of fun too.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • remember: it's Hampton Beach...
    chuckmac07VIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    in a town with arguably the crappiest restaurants on the planet, where fried dough and 97 flavors of soft serve reign, the Breakers is arguably the best of what's there. nice menu variety, but maybe too much, as even the "healthy" choices (haddock, baked potato & green beans) are served swimming in butter & bland seasonings. very friendly servers and hot pretzel bites that are very good (just avoid the dipping sauces). but given where it is, probably the best overall option in town.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fooch
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Genernal feeling is that the renovations done over the years have only helped to "keep the appeal" not to actually improve on anything. The hostess was awful! 4 other parties with reservations left in the time we waited because she was so disorganized. She sat us directly next to a bachelorette party (we had our 5 year old daugher with us). When I request to be moved to a booth she stated "we have several reservations on the way". I HAD A RESERVATION!!! She finally moved us after that. Nearing the end of our completely disappointing meal, she sat a large party of extremely drunk and loud patrons directly next to us. We cut our meal short due to the very loud profanity.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good food; great service
    chuckmac07VIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    our 2nd pre-concert dinner here. good, simple food and non-descript decor, but once again friendly, attentive, responsive service made the difference.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • decent food but great service
    chuckmac07VIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    nice menu, average food, beachy decor, but terrific service by Devonie (sp?) made it a fun pre-concert dinner. she was attentive, fun and responsive.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 10 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.5
    • Food3.3
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service3.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 9 reviews are from the Breakers at Ashworth by the Sea reviews archive.
  • Average at best
    Kennebunk1979
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Although the food was very good (each of us had the filet) for the main course the creme brûlée that we had for dessert tasted like a boxed pudding mix that had been doctored to taste sort of like creme brûlée. Coffee was so bad that this coffee lover absolutely couldn't drink it. The service was very slow even though the dining room was only moderately full/busy and our server had little to Jo personality.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We arrived at our weekend
    DonnaC
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    We arrived at our weekend getaway destination at 9:20 pm on the Friday of a holiday weekend. Realizing that dinner would be that late, I opened my open table app and searched the area restaurants to find that the Breakers was serving dinner until 10 pm. Fortunate for us, we were staying in the adjoining hotel! The restaurant was completely empty, however, the adjoining bar was hopping. We were given the option of eating in either place, and chose the dining room for the ambience. We were seated right in front of the fireplace. The food was great. The service impeccable. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The restaurant has hanidcapped
    EventPlanner
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    The restaurant has hanidcapped access and complimentary valet parking. kid fiendly. Waitress/service was wonderful. Food to table was slow but it was very tasty and worth the wait. They offered American, Seafood, and Vegetarian meals. Great family atmosphere and children's menu available. The only draw back is the bar open area in the restaurant which made it difficult at time to talk at our table. The bar crowd was loud and at times singing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A nice place to go "Off Season".
    Lucron03
    Dined on 4/3/2013
    A nice place to go "Off Season". very quiet, romantic and relaxing. Our server Sandra was great. She was very attentive and friendly. Her timing was perfect with every course. The ambiance was OK. It would have been nice to see candles on the tables, some nice music and dimmer lighting for dinner. The food was good. Very traditional "coastal" cuisine. I have been told that it is the place to be during the peak season. I will have to return then. Overall nice experience...Thank you!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The lobster sliders are fantastic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/22/2013
    The lobster sliders are fantastic! Very delicious and I would highly suggest this dish.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Out of the specials but yet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/13/2012
    Out of the specials but yet it wasnt busy. Out of th cheaper wine Seemed like a bait and swit h
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Sunny seafood terrasse...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/4/2012
    The roof terrasse is the way to Go. Try the award winning seafood chowder... Summertime Will have a band playing outside very Nice but downsides are lots of trafic and parking not so easy to find on sunny days...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Would dine here again.
    JazzleVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2012
    My friends had the Lobster Taco's and just raved about them, cleaned their plates! I had the Salad with Pear and picked the Strawberry Vinaigrette which was thick and absolutely delicious! I'd pick that again. Our server was young, fun and energetic and checked in often along with another server! I had not eaten here since they redid the menu and was shocked at how wonderful our meals were! The change is amazing!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Seemed like they were short
    nittanyzeke
    Dined on 3/10/2012
    Seemed like they were short on the wait help so slow service. The gentlemen was very friendly but was swamped. Main meal was good but blueberry cobbler was a big disappointment; this was part of a 3 course coupon dinner offering.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate