Great food, water views, location
Ambience was superb with water views from every table, and comfortable (not overwhelming) entertainment,
Dinner was everything we hoped for, and at a bargain price if you get their nightly special. We started with excellent cocktails, HUGE order of mussels (we had Thai-style), then baked lazy-man's lobster with more lobster and less stuffing, and, of course, dessert that was easily large enough for two.
Chef came around to tables and actually was willing to talk, rather than just a quick "thanks for coming, have a good meal" (and the whole staff was pretty attentive as well).
It's not a loud bistro, but it's ideal if (like us) you're on a vacation looking for an excellent, relaxing meal. We'll definitely eat there again.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dining at Nonantum
We had a Dine Around coupon, which worked great, because they don't limit the days or months you can use it. Helpful!
It was our 33rd anniversary, and we wanted to go somewhere with some ambience and good food.
We were there kind of early for a Friday evening (6PM) and had made a reservation, so got immediate seating.
Had a table close to seeing the K-bunk River (relaxing, but a little close to the piano player who was wonderful, but it was difficult to talk over the music- I would prefer the piano a little further removed from the actual dining!)
Food was great, service was good, and altogether a nice experience.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was good, the music was very enjoyable. The weather, not so good!
6/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a very nice birthday
We had a very nice birthday dinner. I had the haddock and my husband had the lobster(NE Boiled Dinner). The food was yummy, but I was a little surprised when we ordered dessert, the blueberry pie was much more like a tart. Very flat with not much fruit, no top crust, certainly not what I was expecting from the state of Maine and their wonderful blueberries!
6/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was very good. However,
It was very good. However, they had a large private function at the same time which put a lot of stress on the help. My guess is it would have been even better without the private function. Nice menu. Good value
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Tuesday night lazy man
The Tuesday night lazy man lobster special and blueberry crumbpie dessert were superb. We dined in the room overlooking the ocean. It was a great view. Nonantum is a very nice, well-kept, older hotel with beautiful grounds.
7/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were seated in the back room with a view of the grounds and water. Pleasantly surprised with the music. The band played all genre of music. Food was good. Service pretty good, but server never removed bread basket from table before, or during dessert. Over all I would give it an "A"
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Eclectic Food and Great View...
The views are good from all tables at 95 Ocean, very pretty sunset the night that we were there... Waitstaff was attentive and present at appropriate times (shout out to Samantha!). The food was exceptional. Although noted for their mussels, we decided to try the BBQ Duck Flatbread Pizza as an appetizer and, if you were lucky enough to get the "perfect bite" of duck confit, goat cheese, scallions, and blueberry maple chipotle sauce, it was heaven! For main courses, we went with the Blueberry Chipotle Ribs (messy, but deliciously seasoned) and the Open Face Lobster Lasagna (with nice chunks of lobster and ricotta in every bite). Of special note was the side dish of Cheddar and Jalapeno Grits that came with the ribs, a meal in itself!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was very good, the
The food was very good, the staff was very good, the view was very good. What more do you need to know?
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had the daily special of
I had the daily special of a shore dinner for $20.13,including chowder,mussels.corn on cob,lobster, and mashed potato.An outstanding value. My husband had the baked stuffed lobster and said it was one of the best he ever had and he has had many. Waitress Pam was very nice and accomadating. Not a romantic setting, but definitely a good choice for a nice yet casual meal.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sunday Night special
We got lucky and just happened to be dining at 95 Ocean on Sunday evening which happens to be their Lobster special. It was amazing - especially the fish chowder which was loaded with lobster and fresh fish and all fresh, fresh, fresh! Then came the 1 1/4 lb. lobster served with fresh corn on the cob and steamed mussels. The mussels had been steamed in white wine and garlic and were cooked perfectly. It was the BEST meal we had on our entire vacation. We would drive back to Kennebunkport just to eat that amazing chowder. Clearly, 95 Ocean has some well experienced and talented culinarians in their kitchen. Go, you won't be disappointed. By the way, did I mention that the special including the chowder was $20 - what a deal!
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was wonderful
I have been to a few restaurants and have order lobster before, but at this one the server gave us so many tips on how to open it and what parts to eat and not eat etc. She was really nice and took her time with us which made us feel welcome and not awkward as we were our bibs! Glad we came here for our Maine lobster experience!
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food,service a bit scattered
We had the scallops, halibut(special), and haddock, all very good. Nice guitar music. Not overpriced.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
"Oh, What a night..."
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!
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth a visit...
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.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Better than the Hotel
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.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wine Pairing menu
The three course wine pairing special was great. Both the food and the wine pairings were superb. This was a really good deal
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great evening of dining
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.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
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).
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
always "WOWS" my guests
Beth is a gracious server who brings joy to each meal. Timing and food, perfection.
harvest moon, priceless ;)
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Night Out for a Cause
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.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
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
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We chose this restaurant because we were staying at the Nonantum Resort. So glad we did! My husband is a lifelong lobster lover and he chose the stuffed lobster. It was the Best Ever! I enjoyed the Atlantic Haddock, also Best Ever. Wish this restaurant was closer to home.
The view also needs mention. It is a beautiful sight, to watch the boats come in after a day of sailing. Wonderful!
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Be part of the beginning of KPT
We decided to have a family dinner at the Nonantum and enjoyed the time and the food here. My daughter has a 1-3-0 drink and one thing everyone should do is find out why its called 1-3-0......ask your wautress!the view can't be beat and you can linger here to soak up the atmosphere and really be part of where a lot of people can recall memories and share good times. The food is varied and prepared perfectly, the staff is friendly and you seldom pass an employee who does not say hello or something positive,
Good place to create memories
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Lobster cakes...
Food was very good, especially the lobster cakes...outstanding
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM