Seasons At The Ocean House
Seasons At The Ocean House

Seasons At The Ocean House

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.oceanhouseri.com/
  • Phone: 4015847000x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: 7:00am - 10:30am; Sunday Brunch: 8:00am - 2:30pm;
    Lunch: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Wednesday-Sunday Evenings: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: John Kolesar
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
A word from Seasons At The Ocean House
At the Ocean House's fine dining restaurant, the perfect accompaniment to every meal is a stunning view of the Atlantic. The menu at Seasons changes daily and exemplifies the "farm-to-table" concept that reflects our commitment to using the freshest local ingredients and inspires the cuisine throughout the resort, with your choice of a Three Course Menu at $78.00 per person or a Four Course menu at $95.00 per person for dinner. The traditional decor, historic stone fireplace, and open exhibition kitchen provide a dining experience unlike any other in the region.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Seasons At The Ocean House reviews from OpenTable diners
94 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (81)scenic view (81)romantic (61)fit for foodies (45)great for brunch (38)great for outdoor dining (31)notable wine list (29)great for lunch (18)neighborhood gem (13)good for groups (12)kid-friendly (4)hot spot (4)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Valey
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Absolutely fabulous historical restaurant directly on ocean front. No other place in Rhode Island can surpass this elegant dining experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BRUNCH
    peggy
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The food selections for the Brunch were unbelievable
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ocean front first class dining
    RIMimireview
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Excellent, first class dining with a spectacular ocean front view. The Ocean House is a rebuilt replica of it's former self. Like a trip back in time with all the modern amenities.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dap22
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We drove there for their Sunday Jazz brunch. The Ocean House is an elegant seaside inn resort and the brunch came with unlimited drinks including champagne. The full brunch comes with a plated main course entree along with the buffet. The warm crab bisque salad was delicious. In comparison with Langham/Cafe Fleuri brunch, the Seasons have fewer selections for buffet but Cafe Fleuri does not have a view of the ocean. Parking space is extremely limited, if one can even find a spot, and valet service is provided free. Overall, a very pleasant Sunday brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • World Class Cuisine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Fantastic cuisine that holds up against the best anywhere, NYC, Paris, Rome, you name it. Moreover, the price is very reasonable considering the quality of the meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ocean House Wonderbar!
    Hodgehints
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Excellent food,ambiance,and location. Top ten food experience due to location!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A major disappointment
    localdinerVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Some hits + many misses on menu. Citrus cured lobster was tough and flavorless (returned to kitchen after 1 bite but still required to pay the extra $30 premium fee). Bitter greens in the salad with an almost non existent dressing makes this a poor choice and surprisingly the local oysters were tired tasting and clearly were not fresh. Crispy skin bass and the scallops were good but why have fixed price if you have to pay premium extras for simple entrees? We rarely saw our waitress as she paid much more attention to the large table next to us. So we did not get our empty wine glasses filled when needed. Since she never came to ask how we were doing, we did not have an opportunity to say. Many better high end dinner options in the area.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Among top restaurants in New Eng
    ganddVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    This is our special occasion splurge every year when we stay on the beach in RI. We are from the Boston area and this restaurant is better than any we have been to in Boston. The sommeliers are fantastic and always suggest delicious and unusual wine pairings. Top at our last meal were the scallops and the lamb. My husband and I each got the 4 course tasting menu and ordered different things so we got to taste 8. All were excellent. Some, like the scallops, were outstanding. Highly recommend for a special occasion. Wish we could come down more often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Melissa
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Fabulous. Great for special occasion. Fantastic food and scene
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for a special celebration!
    Lisoochs
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We were celebrating my father's 80th birthday and wanted to take him somewhere he would most likely never go himself for dinner. The Ocean House has a breathtaking view of Block Island Sound and Block Island and is set up on a hill in Watch Hill, RI. The views were incredible, the food was delicious and the service was impeccable. A perfect spot to mark a memorable birthday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lucky they let you eat there!
    Monzaman
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The restaurant is beautiful and the views are stunning. Otherwise, there's not much to recommend at the Ocean House. Service was poor, right from the start. Parking was difficult and when I called, the person on the phone said "just park on the street". The only problem is that all the streets around the restaurant have signs saying "No Parking - Tow Zone". Valet parking is no charge if you eat at the restaurant, so that's what I did. There was no one at the host station and we had to wait about 5 minutes for someone to show up. She offered no apologies for the wait. The server was very good. But, otherwise, there seems to be an attitude that you are lucky they deign to serve you. The food choices were very limited but very good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Brunch
    Aintlifegrand
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Had flowers delivered to table from OH website they were spectacular.We were seated on time to the best table In the room,what a magnificent view. Service by the entire wait staff was attentive and friendly.Brunch choices were plentiful and delicious .my only problem was not being allowed to tip the college student who valeted the car. If you are near Watch Hill this is the go to restaurant .
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    attentive service wonderful views and the wait staff very nice.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A couple things to note
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    It is breathtaking, and yes very expensive! Note sure it was worth quite that much. Not sure I would have ordered another bottle of wine but the waitress when asked poured more wine and poured what was left for two of the three of us and not just because there was only very little left because she clearly over poured those glasses. The other, and I there is no excuse for this, our waiter who is a larger man(which I think made it more obvious) whose attire was dirty. Not just his pants but his jacket as well. Dressed all in black it was obvious. He should have never been allowed to serve guests. I might have thought differently if we were sat at the end of the evening, however we were the first seating.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Worth the $$$$
    hcp81
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Great restaurant, exceptional food-small proportions, and lovely service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KJuly2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The food at The Ocean House was okay if you like the farm to the table food concept. They tried too hard to be like a New York City restaurant. You have to order everything from soup to dessert so you will not be hungry. The service at the restaurant was very slow for a Friday evening at 8pm. The Ocean House is a very romantic restaurant with beautiful views from the windows.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    lovetodine
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The Seasons restaurant was very relaxing and the view of the ocean beach was beautiful. My lobster roll was disappointing-not as fresh and succulent as expected, given the restaurant's reputation and pricing. The menu indicated that the lobster would be on a brioche, but the roll looked like a typical hot dog roll.
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  • Very good
    mgordon
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Food very good to excellent. Nice ocean view. Service above average.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First time dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Just moved to RI and this restaurant was highly recommended. The food was so fresh and the preparations were interesting. The staff work to make accommodations in general which is great for vegetarians. You never feel rushed. We tried the tasting menu which was great, the timing for the courses was not optimal. Next time will get the 4 course. The shore atmosphere is lovely and the views are stunning. Worth the trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Forget Brunch
    Alwayseating
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We had read reviews that brunch was not the greatest but decided to judge for ourselves. They were right: it was overpriced and over rated. The selection of dishes was very limited because of the offer of free drinks. Personally, we like brunch to be food, not carbonated alcohol. The food itself was nothing to brag about. There is another area brunch that has an enormous selection to choose from and of better quality and about 2/3 the price. We will be going back there to focus on the food, not the alcohol. We did, however, decide to give dinner a try here. Maybe when it is more of a one on one for service, the food preparation and service will be better. And to clarify, we would not recommend this place for brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved everything about it
    lovefinefood
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Free valet service right at the door, immediate service. Had reservations and were acknowledged and seated immediately upon arrival. Staff was friendly, efficient and available at all times. Food was plentiful, well presented, fresh and delicious. Selection was amazing...large, several choices. Views were stunning. We had a cloudy, overcast day, yet sitting outside was fantastic. We weren't rushed and upon completion of brunch, we walked the garden/grounds which were meticulously kept and exceptionally pretty. Loved the entire experience and highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A real gem
    Wendy
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The Ocean House has become an annual treat during our visit to Rhode Island. It is a special place. Pricey, but worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Grispo
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The food was expensive but fantastic. The wait staff was outstanding and attentive. I availed myself of the tasting menu. It was, perhaps, too much food but every item was unique and wonderful
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    No comment at this time NO Comment.................................
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous fine dining
    Lmessina983
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    My husband and I were celebrating his birthday and our recent marriage. Our server Alex was very knowledgable about the menu and wine and made us feel very welcome. We had a great table over looking the beach. It was impeccable service from beginning to end and the food is so carefully presented on your plate. On our way out we were handed little bags with French Macaroons which is my favorite treat. I think Chef Adam Young should host a French Macaroon baking class.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Evening That Wouldn't End
    werldtrvlrVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    For the second time in a month, I have arrived for my reservation and been told they needed to get my table ready. The first time was 15 minutes and this time 30. The very puzzling thing is that the dining room had MANY empty tables when we entered the dining room. No explanation was given either night for the delay. My second issue is with the fixed price menu. There are two prices stated, one for three items from the menu, and one for four. The hidden cost of certain items is written within the food description, making it unexpected and I believe unfair. If certain items will cost more, they should be separated from the others and clearly identified as such. Our 3 1/2 hour meal was exhausting and one none of us would ever repeat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Jimbo
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    One of the best meals we have ever had. Outstanding service. The view is awesome. Although a little pricey the meal was worth every penny. Would definitely go back and will recommend to our friends
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful except for the service
    ParticularVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    At $52 per person, one expects great food and ambiance for a Sunday brunch. Our expectations as to the food and amboiance were met -- it is well worth it. We were reminded that quantity can equal quality for food service if done correwctly, and it is so here. The raw bar, the crepe bar, the cold meats and cheese bar and dessert bar were excellent, as were the two entrees. Our disappointment was with the service. We chose to sit outside, but this proved to create service issues. Our waiter's efforts were divided between inside and outisde which caused delays, and we were forced to navigate a maze in the service area to go to the buffet from outside. With a service charge of 20%, this was disappointing. Otherwise - great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Seasons Restaurant is an elegant setting with Magnificat views of the Atlantic Ocean the food was very good and the presentation was beautiful. The price of this brunch would make this a special occasion restaurant for me. I'm sure visitors from New York would find it reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great location and food solid
    USDickinsonVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Parents 50th anniversary;We had cocktails on the veranda and ate inside at the more formal Seasons. The menu is 3 or 4 courses and changes frequently- which for adults and foodies it is excellent, but we had a couple with us who were "less adventurous" so we asked if we could have Steak and some of the seasons offered potato/veggie options for one of the diners from the restaurant inside. You would have thought we asked for some special meal - there was a lot of "puffing" about this being a "select menu", etc. which frankly made me more convinced to push it- its the same kitchen! and ultimately it was agreed. The food also got a little pretentious in terms of cubes, swirls and a bit of a struggle to pull all the flavors together.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular setting and atmosphere
    truthfulfriend
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    The setting was spectacular, the atmosphere was romantic, the wine was wonderful, and the staff could not have been more welcoming and attentive, but the food was disappointing. Instead of delicious food cooked well, we got "presentations" that were sometimes just silly. They were over-processed little cubes of who knows what surrounded by swirls of colorful reductions that looked impressive on the plate, but were so miniscule that you really couldn't taste the flavor. The halibut was perfectly seared, but tasteless. I don't like restaurants that pile on so much food that you have to either stuff yourself or take a bag home, but this was the opposite in the extreme.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Well-earned reputation!
    stevej
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    My wife and I decided to celebrate our 20th at the Ocean House and weren't disappointed. The service was attentive but not overbearing and the view and ambiance were outstanding. It would be hard to find a more romantic spot. Local foods were creatively and artistically prepared from appetizer to dessert. The prices are upscale ($12 foe martini) but I can't think of a more beautiful place for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous Place, Over Priced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The Ocean House sits high on a bluff overlooking Block Island Sound with magificent views out to BI. It is as nice a setting as one can imagine. Given this, I asked for a table by the window so we could enjoy the view. We got our table, but no view - the windows were all fogged up. The room by the windows was very cold and wait staff explained they were having trouble with the HVAC system. The food is excellent, but very over priced. Dinner for 4 with 4 drinks and one bottle of modest wine was $600. I suggest you have a drink and an appetizer on the deck at sunset and then pick up a lobster roll at St. Clare's Annex after.
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  • Lovely
    ABCct
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Excellent quality food, drinks and service in a 5 star setting. Prices are also $$$$. A splurge for lunch, brunch or very special occasion dinner. Food is local, seasonal and beautifully prepared. Enjoy.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food - Less great service
    lizatee
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Disappointing service after an excellent dining experience at the same restaurant the night before. Hurried from the start, and then it appeared our desserts/our presence was forgotten while the kitchen was cleaning up and closing down for the night. That said, food was still delicious - a varied menu (esp. if you stick with three courses), and good wine list with affordable options.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Delicious start to our honeymoon
    lizatee
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Great service and delicious food with an interesting menu. We learned - already at the table - that we could have reserved in advance for a tasting menu with the chef. Wish that option had been more clear, we definitely would have partaken...
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Brunch was fabulous! Took my boyfriend for late Father's Day celebrating and food was amazing, great drinks, and service was very attentive and friendly!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Season's
    MehgolfVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Everything was wonderful as far as food and service however they tried to over charge us for corkage fee which was poor form.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great views and excellent brunch
    mattdVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Went to the Sunday Jazz brunch. I think the only disappointing thing was that the jazz band was in the lobby and no one could actually see them from anywhere in the restaurant or outdoors, their music was piped through the sound system so I hardly knew when they started playing. it wasn't until I went to the restroom when I saw the band and they sounded wonderful, makes me wonder why they put them out there! But everything about the facility was near perfection, including the food - more than anyone can eat in a sitting, and none of it is prepared en masse, it is all finely crafted food - the impeccable service (everyone was smiling,happy, who can blame them with their ocean view at work?), and the feeling of not being rushed was wonderful
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A time to celebrate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We had a wonderful lunch, celebrating our parent's 55th Wedding Anniversary!
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 54 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.9
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 478 reviews are from the Seasons At The Ocean House reviews archive.