Went on Easter Sunday. Great experience as the food was good and the service was excellent! Everyone was very accommodating to our group and friendly. We had never been here even though been to the Cape many times and my mother lives in Harwichport! We will return! Especially Loved the brunch offerings...
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good food. Understated experience.
Visited the Academy for the second time after a good first experience. Don't eect to be wowed by the setting or deco, both are pleasant but not distinctive. The food, however, is all prepared fresh and with nice touches and excellent quality. Portions are sensible, not generous, but not "gourmet tiny" either. The wine list is like the everything else at Academy - good quality and just enough to satisfy without overwhelming you with choices, or disappointing you with too few. We will visit again, considering Academy a good option among a few in Orleans (Abba, Nauset Beach Club, Mahoney's, and Joes at the Barley Neck Inn).
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
We dined on a busy Saturday
We dined on a busy Saturday night in the off season. The restaurant is easily located, and convenient to major roads, near the intersection of 6A, 6 and 28.
The food was surprisingly good, well presented, fresh and hot. Menu choices were varied, but limited in number.
Our only concern was the wait for dinner. We were seated about 630, and drinks and first course were served promptly. However, our dinners did not arrive until close to 730.
As long as you are not in a hurry (we had show tickets at 8), this would be an excellent choice in this area.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Friendly service, varied menu
Friendly service, varied menu and moderate pricing have made Academy Ocean Grille our restaurant of choice in the Orleans area. We highly recommend it.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
A New Favorite
Academy Ocean Grill is a must visit. We went for Sunday Brunch on
Mother's Day. Our reservation was honored immediate upon our arrival. The restaurant was busy but not overcrowded. Part of this may be due to the fact that tables are well spaced. You can actually talk in a normal voice and be heard without talking over everyone around you. We both had fish which was fresh and well prepared. Sauces were light and flavorful. Best of all food was served steaming hot. Dietary request were easily accomodated.
Service was good and attentive. I highly recommend reservations as this could be a popular Cape Cod spot in the summer season.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Must Go To
We have been to this restaurant 4 times in the past and it has been consistently good. The wait staff is pleasant and efficient although we have never felt rushed. The swordfish and sole are our favorites, absolutely delicious.
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a great meal with friends... food was excellent, wine was perfect, and our waiter was attentive without being annoying
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, and wine topped off by friendly competent servers.
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very pleasant meal. There
Very pleasant meal. There were five of us and we were put at a round table in the corner which was perfect since one of us is hard of hearing. The service was attentive and timely and everyone's choice of meal was delicious. Also the rolls were warm and fresh!
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
lovely cape experience
Enjoyed the Academy Ocean Grille menu selections. Great assortment of seafood offerings, with very nice treatment of cape favorites such as Cod and Swordfish. and a reasonably priced wine selection. Quiet, comfortable seating. Wonderful quality of service provided.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the ambiance of the restaurant. The fish was amazing - halibut, cod and salmon w/ blue crab were all delicious. We loved the presentation and the variety of sides on each plate. We arrived quite a bit before our reservation and were able to be seated even before the time of our reservation in a very crowded restaurant. This was a great find on the Cape - casual with delicious food and great service. Desserts looked amazing but we were stuffed! Recommend the crab rangoon and raspberry and brie spring rolls as appetizers as well. Can't wait to go back!
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We'll be back!
We enjoyed a delicious dinner. We were initially disappointed with the wait staff, as we sat for about 15 minutes before someone attended to our table. That was after we called a waiter over. Staff was very apologetic and service was fine after that initial period. We both ordered the sole Francais which was delicious. It contained a crab topping which i am allergic to and the restaurant substituted scallops for a small addtional fee. Portions were very substantial. Asparagus was slightly over cooked. Too full for dessert but next time we will save room for it!
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Picked randomly... Wonderful
Last minute plans for a romantic dinner and it was perfect. We had three appetizers and an entrée. Seafood included the best tasting scallops I've ever had
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
We found this restaurant by looking on Open Table for restaurants in the Brewster area where we were staying. We wanted a restaurant that took reservations. Academy Ocean Grille doesn't look like much from the outside but the interior is very pleasant. There were five of us for dinner. Service was friendly and very good. We all enjoyed our meals very much and will definitely return next year when we are on the Cape.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
No knowledge of our reservation.
We reserved thru Open Table, but when we arrived, the restaurant had no record of our reservation. I showed the confirmation e-mail (Thank You Open Table) to the hostess & we were promptly seated. All 4 in our party enjoyed our meals. Service was not rushed. Enjoyable evening; will return.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of my favorites
Am never disappointed with the food. Especially enjoy the Academy for lunch and Sun. brunch as it offers more substantial
mid-day selections. Prices are reasonable and service is great.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We returned to the Academy
We returned to the Academy Ocean Grill with friends on a hot Friday night and it did not disappoint. It's a great spot for very good food (both the cod and the special halibut were excellent) in a pretty quiet dining room. Our waitress was very attentive and had a good sense of humor. Love that they take reservations which is unusual on the cape in the summertime.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I ate at Academy Ocean Grille on July 20, 2013. None of us had been there before but we had tickets for a theater performance just down the street, so we thought we'd try it. In making the reservation, we requested a quiet spot since the husbands are both a little hard of hearing. The restaurant staff took note and gave us a little corner table which was perfect. The food and the service were very good and just what we expected after reading a number of reviews for the restaurant. When in the area again, we won't hesitate to go back.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quiet escape during summer vacation
I dined here with my husband in July while we were on the cape for vacation. We were traveling with 5 kids and grandparents. We left the children with grandparents and had a lovely, quiet dinner at Academy Ocean Grille. This was our first visit and I will look forward to going back. They have a diverse cocktail menu and wine list had some great offerings. The food is inventive and creative, I had francese/parmesan crusted halibut with a light lemon sauce served over couscous and my husband had swordfish which looked great. I would recommend the sticky toffee pudding for dessert it was served with a homemade butterscotch sauce which was absouletly delicous.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Academy Ocean Grille continues to be my favorite restaurant on Cape Cod.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We made reservations ahead,
We made reservations ahead, so they would know our 9 yer old vegetarian grand daughter would be coming. She enjoyed the pasta with butter and grated cheese. We enjoyed another wonderful meal.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were in the Brewster area
We were in the Brewster area for a conference and wanted to take a colleague out to a nice dinner on a Saturday night. I found this restaurant on Open Table and as I needed a place that accepted reservations, I took a chance. We had an excellent meal with an excellent waitress. Needless to say we were very pleased.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
At the Academy Grill
The food at this restaurant was excellent. The watermelon soup was light with just the right texture and hint of cilantro. The clam chowder was also very good- just thick enough and filled with clams.
The fish entres were perfectly prepared with unusual sides (mashed sweet potatoes, beets and potatoes) which complemented the fish beautifully. The salmon was particularly good.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Appetizing and accommodating
We went with a small child for his mother's birthday, having cancelled at another restaurant that said, "We don't have high chairs." This accommodating place had one all set up for us, at a round table away from other diners. The menu had some great appetizers to share, and the service was superb, even when the inevitable spill needed attention. Lots of interesting specials. Unpretentious but excellent!
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding food with better
Outstanding food with better than average service. Will definitely return and will order the Veal Saltobianca (sp)....mouthwatering.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Eaten here a number of times
Eaten here a number of times and never been disappointed!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Academy Ocean Grille is a lovely little gem in Orleans - the food is great, the decor is inviting, and the staff is very friendly. Our meals were well prepared and presented. We ordered a special for the night - striped bass provencal - which was excellent: perfectly seasoned, a generous portion of fish that was fresh, perfectly cooked, and moist. Absolutely delicious. Friends ordered a dish on the printed menu - sole francaise - and clearly loved their dishes as well. The room tends to be loud when they have a full house. Only complaint is that after noting a food allergy, the wrong meal was delivered to the person with the allergy. Otherwise, a wonderful meal and we will definitely be returning.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ideal spot before a show
The restaurant is right down the street from the playhouse. Indoor and outdoor dining options. Wonderful food and service. A quiet spot where you can enjoy a relaxing dinner before a show. Try the sea bass.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
There are a number of orleans restaurants that cost the same or more but their food
Just isn't half as good. Lovely seafood and more and fine service.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Halibut and lobster couscous: yum!
Also very good iare their veal and primavera with sea scallops
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Last time I was here the food
Last time I was here the food was only adequate. This time both my wife and I enjoyed the veal saltimboca that was perfectly prepared.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We will return
Outstanding host, wait staff and cuisine. Very friendly and accommodating. We will return.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a wonderful first time
We had a wonderful first time visit. Food was wonderful and our server was terrific. Would definitely recommend for anyone visiting the Orleans area.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We come here every summer
We come here every summer for the wonderful Sole Francaise and interesting appetizers. The food is consistently good and the service is efficient. My biggest complaint about the restaurant is the plastic table coverings. It gives the restaurant a tacky atmosphere.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice dinner spot in a beachy town
This is a nice restaurant where the clientele and staff where shirts, shoes, and pants (instead of shorts, t-shirts and flip flops). The food is upscale, nice portions, with plenty of high end restaurant style food at moderate prices. When on the Cape, I'm often frustrated by the restaurants that serve more fried than food. This place is a much need option among the unhealthy, low quality beach eateries in the area.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
A good Cape Experience
Academy was again very good with good food and service. Nut encrusted Halibut was fresh and tasty, Although restaurant biusy wait staff was attentive and very professional. Try it!
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Innovative food well cooked
Innovative food well cooked NAND presented. Table service pleasant and efficient. Dining room is very pleasant but not atmospheric.
Only minor negative was the man on front desk who was devoid of personality or charm !
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not a fancy place, but the
Not a fancy place, but the meals are always first rate in a charming atmosphere.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Fall Dinner
We spent the weekend in Orleans, and Academy Ocean Grille was our choice for Saturday's dinner. It had been years since I was last there, but it was as charming as I remembered. The food was excellent. We had the homemade crab rangoon appetizer, which was sweet and crispy, with an excellent dipping sauce. For our entree, we shared the pork tenderloin with sweet potato puree and grilled broccolini. The meal was perfect for early fall. Our only disapointment was that the restaurant did not split the tenderloin in the kitchen. Although they gave us two plates with the accompanying vegetables, all the pork was served on one plate.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a good go to place
This is a good go to place that my wife and I have been to quite a few times. The food is good but nothing that stands out. Service is always friendly if sometimes a little slow. Can go from crowded at times to almost no one there at others.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
A really good restaurant, not superb but you can tell there is some experience in the kitchen. Service was casual yet thorough. I will return as from the conversations I heard from nearby tables this restaurant is consistent.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a long time friend visiting from out-of-state and wanted to take her to a special restaurant. Chose the Academy Ocean Grill after dining there several times. The food has been consistently top notch. Each of us (there were 3) chose the swordfish which was outstanding in terms of taste and texture. The ambiance is a mix of classy and Capey (if there is such a word). Would highly recommend to most.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yummy but limited Fall menu
Have been here in summer months when the menu is much more extensive...missed the samosas, the potstickers and the spring rolls which I think we're on the menu then.
Also, the number of entrees was limited (late October 2013) as compared to summertime.
Veal, filet Mignon and swordfish were all yummy ...delish.....
The paint shades are very Zen like so it is a relaxing atmosphere.... Lights could be just a little dimmer.
All in all a great restaurant and we will return
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service at the Academy Ocean Grill is consistently exceptional. On the most recent visit, I had the swordfish, which was perfectly prepared. Any meal that I have here is always finished off with Sticky Toffiee Pudding. Don't miss this one when you are visiting, or live on, Cape Cod.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good meal along with
Very good meal along with great attentive service.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Top notch all around
We went to Academy Ocean Grill on a Sunday night after a concert and were treated to a top notch set of entrees. I had the swordfish, which was excellent, my wife had broiled cod, which she thought was very good, and the others in our party had veal saltimbocca, which they described as one of the best they ever had.
They also have a good selection of wine. The atmosphere is casual but leaning a little upscale (w/o ever being pretentious).
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Don't let the outside fool you
This place may not look like much from the outside, but it has a great kitchen. We were looking for a place for Thanksgiving and Open Table recommended the Grille, and we're glad they did. Although we did not get there until 45 minutes before the last reservation, the Turkey was very tasty and moist. The real test is the stuffing and their's was very good, and not the Stove Top that many places try to pawn off as the real thing. Portions were large and reasonably priced, particularly for Cape Cod. We are from New Orleans, and we have a small catering company, so we're not quick to hand out kudos, but this place deserves it.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM