Sea Glass at Inn by the Sea
Sea Glass at Inn by the Sea

Sea Glass at Inn by the Sea

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.innbythesea.com/
  • Phone: 2077993134x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 10:30am; Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 7:00pm - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Mitchell Kaldrovich
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Misty Beaulieu 207-799-3134x

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A word from Sea Glass at Inn by the Sea
Sea Glass at Inn by the Sea offers an unsurpassed Maine dining experience with spectacular ocean views from its intimate dining room or al fresco deck. The freshest local ingredients form the basis of our authentic Maine menu featuring the finest examples of classic regional fare prepared with Chef Mitchell Kaldrovich's international flare. Sea Glass serves breakfast, lunch and dinner year-round and an all-day snack menu. Hours vary by season.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Sea Glass at Inn by the Sea reviews from OpenTable diners
67 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (56)great for outdoor dining (43)special occasion (35)fit for foodies (28)romantic (26)great for brunch (22)great for lunch (17)notable wine list (17)neighborhood gem (15)kid-friendly (15)good for groups (3)late-night find (2)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Anniversary dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I'll assume you'll use this as a chance to improve Sea Glass where improvement might be needed, and continue with the strong aspects of the restaurant we found. First, all food was excellent: Baked dates, farmer's salad, chicken under a brick and broiled scallops. Service was slightly lagging, main server comfortable in conversation, entree server not at all comfortable. For the prices, I would expect slightly better service, especially this late in the summer season.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best view
    NHYankeeVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We love IBTS, but the service can be variable. The wait on our latest visit was ridiculous. Even though we had a reservation first we waited for our table to be set then we waited for menus and then waited for a long time for some one to take our drinks order. In total the time waited from arrival to drinks order was about 30 minutes. If the the setting and the food weren't so spectacular, we would not return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food!
    kbnyVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We actually ate at Sea Glass twice and both times it was great. One night I had the Local tomatoes and my daughter the mixed greens followed by the Faroe Island Salmon and the Vegan Quinoa, both excellent. The next time I had the beets carpaccio and the Pollock and my daughter the mixed greens again and the Lobster Gnocchi - again, both excellent. We also got the roasted carrots one night but, even by NYC standards, I thought $8 for 6 tiny carrots was crazy. Desserts were also wonderful, especially the blueberry tart.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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  • Wonderful experience and Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The scenic views from the dining area are beautiful. The food here is delicious and prepared very well. We thoroughly enjoyed the food and the experience and will return again. The staff were all wonderful as well. Walk the grounds and down to the beach after you eat if you have time. It's just beautiful here.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dining alfresco
    Nykrr
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The Inn never ceases to satisfy. We had a birthday dinner there and celebrated on the deck. The view was wonderful had the lobster tasting menu and was quite surprised at the variety of tastes, all served in small dishes and spoons . As a resident of maine, this was a great new way to eat lobster. Even lobster gelato - wow! The service was attentive and friendly. Love this place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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  • excellent service
    qualityh2o
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I came here with my family (party of 5) as guests at the Inn by the Sea for our parents' anniversary. Dinner was excellent, the food well made, great presentation. View is beautiful. But the service was outstanding - we had an excellent server, Shannon, who was personable, friendly, gave us great touring tips for other parts of Maine, quick to check on us. Loved her and the service from the staff at Inn by the Sea. They made our trip memorable. :)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good but
    Calschwartz
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We eat out a lot and as far as food it was perfect. I didn't like our first table indoors. The indoor eating is in an open lobby and it's loud and just not private enough. We asked to sit outside which made all the difference until the Mosquitos came out and attacked. We skipped dessert so we could just leave.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Experience
    jandsouttoeat
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    I am a vegetarian and there were three interesting options. I went with the kale and ricotta ravioli which was outstanding - the ravioli shells were amazing light, and the filling was delicious. Service was very attentive without being bothersome. Dessert was great - a roasted strawberries shortcake - the shortcake was light and tasty, as were the strawberries and whipped cream. One disappointment was the "local tomatoe" appetizer - $13 for a few ordinary tomatoes with sparse crumble of goat cheese and some lettuce.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful experience
    SASJBC
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Had a fabulous dinner on the terrace overlooking soft sea grass down to the ocean. Amazing service made the experience fell special. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Down Near the Sea
    Margaux8
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    A varied menu of well-prepared food; a surprisingly lengthy wine list and a wide variety of wines; a view of the Atlantic Ocean in the distance; and a generally excellent wait staff make Sea Grass a favorite destination of local residents in Cape Elizabeth and visitors, many of whom stay in the guest rooms of the Inn By the Sea. Noteworthy dishes included a flavorful gazpacho soup; fresh mussels; and the freshest possible sea scallops pan seared. We also liked the chicken roasted "under a brick." A creative variety of desserts are made by a pastry chef in the restaurant. We also appreciated the unusually broad selection of Malbec reds from Argentina, also the native country of the Executive Chef.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Food is even better than prior years. Service is friendly, welcoming, and efficient. Great ambience
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, ambience
    ribbet
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Can't beat the ocean view and ambience. But as a short person, initially seated in the back of the dining room, couldn't see a thing so moved outside to the deck. Friendly service, quick but not rushed. Excellent seafood. Menu had many options. Be aware that dogs are welcome here, on the deck and bar area. I am not a fan of dining with other peoples dogs. I know some will love this option. But fine dining is not the place for people's pets in my opinion.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    food off this visit, but typically delicious. wonderful night tho: service & setting perfect. will go again & again
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good but slow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    We stayed as guests at Inn by the Sea. The food was quite good, although the menu is a little too limited for guests staying longer than a couple nights - the "daily specials" are really "season specials." The service is friendly but relies almost exclusively on college students who are working for the summer - this issue is that, while well-intentioned, they do not seem to be well-trained or closely supervised. So hotel guests should be prepared to eat repeat meals from a smallish menu and be a little patient with the service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sea Glass
    SetterpalVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    The food was excellent! We especially loved the scallops and the paella. Everything was so fresh and creative. Limited wine list, but the wait staff was helpful, although service can be uneven.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    great spot! little more up beat music would be nice
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great peaceful meal
    TrailerkingVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Food was great, not exceptional, little noisy in dining room, selection somewhat limited, service was good, limited wine available, pricing little steep, but overall was good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best look around
    FroggyVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Not a good experience (service and food are both non existent) but in a beautiful setting
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    Annette
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    My wife had the lobster sample for dinner and she was so impressed. It was very delicious. I enjoyed my dinner very much too. Great experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    We love coming here when we visit Scarborough. The food is consistently delicious and our daughter with Celiac's has numerous choices, including desserts. The staff is very pleasant and helpful and patient with my elderly parents. I see them cater to the needs of people with children and pets as well...Overall a delightful experience
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Elegant Serenity
    FCUISSEVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    The Sea Glass is a peaceful oasis on the southern Maine coast. Its location just outside of Portland puts it close to some very strong competition. But it stands up well in comparison. As a hotel-based restaurant, it seeks middle ground between traditional continental cuisine and the deconstructionist, molecular gastronomic new wave, and appropriately so. Don’t expect “foams” or “smoked” or a "foie gras milk shake", but elegant preparations with a farm to table focus. And the wine list is interesting enough to find some gems. Its not inexpensive, but neither is the real estate on which it sits.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pretty spot
    tigreyezVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Dined here while visiting for a few days -- excellent service and beautiful view from outdoor patio. Waitstaff was attentive and friendly! Wine list offered a nice, varied selection. Courses were timed perfectly - arriving at just the right temperature and were as nicely presented as they were delicious. Romantic and delightful - the Sea Glass is definitely worth a night out!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Evening
    bascott59
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Had a great time a Sea Glass. The food was really good, the service outstanding and we had a beautiful view of the bay from our patio table. I would highly recommend the Sea Glass and will go again!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice view; average good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    We made a reservation for four and asked to expand to 5, which they made a fuss about for no reason. The food was expensive but not up to it. Very ordinary. Bread was good. Nice views but tables very plain.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • $11 per scallop
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Too pretentious. Doesn't deliver. We have been to some of the best restaurants in the world. This makes a sad attempt to be one.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific Dinner
    LocalResidentVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Excellent service, fabulous setting and great food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • just okay
    ourbrunchout
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The restaurant was okay, but we expected a bit more flare and imagination in the food for the price of around $100 per person. The view was disappointing, just a view of the marshland and no view of the sea except way in the distance. No rocks or crashing surf could be seen from the restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great night
    slp2
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Always pleased with the food and service we receive here.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistency
    Joseph
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The setting is beautiful but the food could be better. Some dishes are either too salty or not salty enough and the quality of the focaccia should be higher. On one occasion the chef forgot to use one of the menu highlighted ingredients of the dish. And that was very disappointing.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Eggs Benedict
    WallyVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Lovely restaurant overlooking the lawn, garden and the distance ocean with good food and service. Our request to move to the opposite side of the dining room was promptly accommodated due to loud conversations next to us. The food was scrumptious and special praise should go to the hollandaise sauce of my classic Eggs Benedict. The pancake with the blueberries packing the underside also deserve honorable mention.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • enjoyable experience
    frangie
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    great food by a talented chef. The indoor dining room decor is disappointing not up to the food. But the terrace is great as weel as the menu. Nice experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with Mom and Step Dad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Fantastic night. Great service. Great food. Great atmosphere. Thoroughly enjoy Sea Glass and will be back for a third time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently excellent
    drzoms
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We love dining here, as it's close to home and always excellent, albeit pricey. The service is always warm and gracious, the food fantastic and consistent, and creative. Not the best value on the planet, but perfect for special occasions and a lovely view, or even just cocktails and apps in the bar!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dinner at sea glass
    dineout
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Food was very good, small dining room, more intimate. Ate breakfast here also. very good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, views to match
    keness
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Sea Glass restaurant presents you with a lovely ocean view (patio if weather permits) & elegantly executed dishes that are beyond ordinary. Appetizers, an extraordinary wine cellar and you're set up for the entrees. Everybody raves about the paella, so I will too. Their Argentine-trained chef adds a few touches of local Maine seafood to a classic paella, and you'll be happy with the outcome. Other seafood dishes, such as the very fresh pan-roasted pollock, were also tasty and imaginatively presented. Yes, of course the dessert menu has more than meets the eye. You choose your favorites, but you won't be disappointed. We had the Warm Callebaut Chocolate Cake (think molten lava) offset by a scoop or raspberry sorbet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 32 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 329 reviews are from the Sea Glass at Inn by the Sea reviews archive.
  • Anniversary celebration
    RoxB
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    We celebrated our 25th anniversary at Sea Glass and it was a meal to remember. Our server was very knowledgeable about the food and was super friendly. We started with an amuse bouche of crostini with goat cheese and beets...nice little nibble. We both had the lobster bisque as a starter...it was creamy and was not overpowered by sherry as some bisques tend to be. My husband had the salmon with root vegetable hash...I didn't taste it but he said it was good. I had the braised lamb shank and although they gave me a knife it was totally unnecessary as the meat melted off the bone and was incredibly moist and delicous. For dessert we shared a cheese plate and had plenty left over to take back to our room for the next day. Outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Won't Go Back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Stayed at the Inn for my anniversary weekend. Had a Sunday 8pm dinner and we were the only couple in the entire restaurant. The waitress literally had only our table to deal with. Took forever to get water, drinks, bread and our food. When the food did come, it wasn't that great at all. I don't think we saw the waitress after our dinner was served. Waitress blew her chance to get a few more drinks on the bill. We asked for dessert to go, and she came back with 3 scoops of ice cream in a dixie cup. Just not what we were expecting at all for a hotel restaurant. Wouldn't go back. Worth the drive into Portland or down the road to eat anywhere else.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great view with some vegan options
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    The two plant-based entrees, "Ultimate Vegan Quinoa" and "Vegan Pasta", were delicious, although a bit pricey. The vegan soup of the day was also very good. The sorbet was ok, but at $6 for two very small scoops, was not a good value and we would not order it again. The service staff were all fantastic. It would be great if the restaurant offered more plant-based options
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • With an almost emty space
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    With an almost emty space (4 tables,incl. ours were occupie), had to wait too long for our dinner, The atmosphere is 'too clubby'--fit more for a city restaurant. Would like a lighter, seaside look.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We must try this place again,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    We must try this place again, having come for lunch during the slow season on coastal Maine. Many places were still closed up for the winter between Portsmouth NH and Portland ME. So the Seagrass welcome was wonderful. The small dining room overlooked the hotel's broad lawn which led to a wonderful view of the ocean. My husband's salad with chicken was great. I got the cheese platter which was okay. The goat cheese was very dry, crumbly, without much taste, and virtually unspreadable, and the toasted French bread was overdone and dry. Next time, I'll get the salad! But the service was pleasant and kind. We will try this place again, for sure, in another season.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.