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The Cliff House Dining Room
The Cliff House Dining Room

The Cliff House Dining Room Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.cliffhousemaine.com/dining/
  • Phone: (207) 361-1000
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 7:30am - 10:30am; Breakfast Buffet: Sunday: 7:30am - 1:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm (8:30pm closing after Columbus Day), Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm (9:00pm closing after Columbus Day)
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Daniel Crook
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact our Sales Office for details, we are a full-service resort with a variety of offerings, our Sales Office can be contacted directly at #207.361.6251. functions of 15 and under can be booked directly through the dining room by contacting our Dining Room Manager at #207.361.6235.
  • Private Party Contact: Charlene Banulis (207) 361-6251
  • Entertainment: We offer entertainment in our Ocean Terrace Lounge every weekend we are open and everyday during our high season. Please visit our website http://www.cliffhousemaine.com for our current entertainment offerings.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Our beautiful Maine resort on the scenic coast near Ogunquit has been the scene of countless weddings, meetings and social events, since opening in 1872. Call 207.361.6251 today to make your arrangements!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between York & Ogunquit
  • Public Transit: Seasonal please call the resorts' front desk at #207.361.1000
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Plenty of parking -- after dropping off guests at entrance the lots will be ahead of you to the right.
A word from The Cliff House Dining Room
The Cliff House offers fine and casual, ocean-view dining with menus based on Maine-raised and locally grown products.

Fine dining is available in the Main Dining Room serving breakfast and dinner daily. Open Table reservations are available for the Main Dining Room and recommended for dinner. Business casual attire is expected for the dinner hours.

Casual dining is available in Ocean Terrace featuring a light fare menu, cocktails & desserts for lunch and dinner daily. Although reservations are not accepted for the Ocean Terrace we do love to hear in advance if you will be a party of more than five guests, special accommodations will be provided.
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Diner Reviews
  • "The Cliff House Dining Room has one of the most spectacular views anywhere. Unfortunately, the menu could use an update. The only item that sounded the least bit interesting on the menu was the skirt steak and it was wonderful. My husband's strip steak was also very good but none of the other items screamed-try me. When we saw that the menu was laminated we knew it did not get changed very often---hint, they don't use seasonal ingredients. Also in an area of the country where lobster is prevelant, there were only two choices-a lobster roll and lobster mac and cheese. The chef can create, like the skirt steak I had. Let him do more!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "This was a pleasant surprise! We actually returned a second night. The menu was not huge, but the food was outstanding. The lobster was to die for and the brie was great!!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Food was excellent. I would recommend people to definitely make it a point to do meals at the restaurant."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Very happy with our Dining experience. We both liked the menu changes especially the small plates selection. My husbands baked stuffed haddock was cooked perfectly. My crab cakes and house salad was just the right amount of food. The salad had 3 different greens and dressed perfectly."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The views of the ocean crashing into the rocks while dining was spectacular. The flavor, presentation and service were just great. We there were four of us dining and we all had either the fish & chips or the baked stuffed haddock, presentation and flavor were just perfect..."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "My husband and I went for the weekend to celebrate my 50th birthday. It was our first time going to the Cliff House. The views were spectacular. We ended up having a different room the first night because of booking issues. The first room was excellent. Plenty of room and a great view. We were a little disappointed in our second room. While it still had a great view, it was not as big and accommodating as the first room. Our dining experience was wonderful. The dining room has a spectacular view and the service was excellent. We had two dinners there and two breakfasts. The dinners was superb. Everything was very fresh. The atmosphere was very calm and quiet. Overall we had a very enjoyable experience at the Cliff House."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We were staying at the Cliff House and had friends meet us there for dinner. It was off season and mid week so the dining room was exceptionally quiet. The fact that it was off season may also have been responsible for the fact that the staff seemed to be somewhat inefficient. There were some mix ups with the food. We also had breakfast one day and experienced the same thing. The toast served was not what we ordered. I also heard another diner near by complaining that they had given her bacon when she ordered ham. The food was quite delicious though."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Celebrated our wedding anniversary at this out of the way restaurant and had great seats by the window in the corner. Wait-staff very attentive and thoughtful. The Lobster dinner was perfect and my wife enjoyed the baked stuffed Haddock. The lobster bisque was well seasoned and freshly made. My wife liked the balance of the bacon and clams in the chowder. Save room for dessert!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "A wonderful spot if you like to watch the ocean as you enjoy a delicious dinner. Situated right on the ocean, The Cliffhouse has an amazing view. Ask for a table by a window for the best view but then enjoy wonderful service, a very ice menu selection and soft background music for a completely enjoyable dinner. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Always a pleasant dining experience. Had a great birthday dinner with the family. Food was outstanding and service was excellent. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "We had window seats overlooking the ocean and the food was great. The waitress could have been a little more attentive but was not bad. It was a great evening and meal."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Nice restaurant and good food. We loved the views "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "The decor of the restaurant could definitely be updated but the views are gorgeous and the food was delicious! I had the baked haddock and my boyfriend had the chicken sandwich. The vanilla raspberry creme brulee was also very tasty! Our waitress was very nice also. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "great dinner, we were late but this was not a problem, fun waitress, good food although we could have lived on the warm bread and flavored butter w drinks, delicious. Of course the view is always amazing. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Our 2nd time here in a month, the view of the crashing ocean on the cliff is magnificent but the food is just OK. Presentation is very good but the main course quality was lacking, especially for a facility with this view and price.steaks not tender, chicken was dry and lacking flavor, haddock was under cooked. My impression is this is group function food, not high end restaurant. Even wine list is lacking good higher end wines. Staff was very nice and helpful."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "While the view was nice it didn't make up for the poor service, outdated interior and mediocre food. The strip steak was thin and tough."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "A bit on the shabby side interior and exterior, some charm updating/refreshing needed. View was just okay, but it was dark outside so I don't know how nice it would be during the daytime, but it wasn't anything special at night. The lighting from our booth was not helpful-serious glare on the window, inhibited our view. The lighting is all wrong....large, bright lamp behind and to the side. The steak (filet mignon) was excellent BUT hardly any crabmeat in the crablegs...as we realize since then having had King crab other places, this was a teeny amount for a lot of $$$. My dish was not impressive, portion pretty small and not worth the money. I could've done better at home, I remember thinking."
    Dined on 11/5/2013
  • "Our waitress was outstanding as was the food and view! Will Be back!"
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "This was our first time to visit the Cliff House. The menu was excellent with entrees for everyone, vegetarian, fish with a focus on Maine. A great selection of appetizers also. We booked an early dinner so we were the only diners and had a table overlooking both the cliff and the ocean. As we ate the full moon came up over the horizon. Very special!"
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "Disappointed in the quality of the steak dinner I had though the other members of my party enjoyed their lobster dinners."
    Dined on 10/17/2013
  • "We headed to the Cliff House on a beautiful Autumn day. The scenery was great. Our first stop was at the bar for a before dinner drink. The bartender was very friendly and even let us know when we could go into the dining room. Once we were in the dining room the waiter was right there to take our order. We both had the sirloin steak , which was cooked to perfection, We had requested a window seat and the view was spectacular."
    Dined on 10/17/2013
  • "We were seated near a gas-powered fireplace, at a window seat that overlooked the ocean crashing against the cliffs below us. As the sun went down, spotlights lit up to allow us to continue to watch the water crash below us. The huge lobby and the comfortable bar provided us with an elegant after dinner drink. Simply awesome!"
    Dined on 10/13/2013
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    Dined on 10/8/2013
  • "We spent a too short weekend at the Cliff House, but loved every minute and had an excellent meal! Service was perfect, the food was delicious and we recommend it to anyone considering a stay at the Cliff House. I went here several times as a teenager with my grandparents and it lived up to all my memories!"
    Dined on 10/5/2013
  • "The food is very good, but you don't' go there for the food. You go, and love it, for the atmosphere. Fireplace. Large windows facing the ocean. Surf crashing on the jagged rocks below you. Beautiful. But again, the food and service are very good. My only real wish is that the wine list was improved a bit."
    Dined on 9/30/2013
  • "My meal was wrong twice and I was charged $36 for a meal that was inedible. Horrible service. Horrible food. Would def not recommend! The dinning room was empty and strangely, the service was terrible. There were 3 of us; it took forever to bring our drinks, water glasses were not refilled, I ordered a Medium Filet that was rare, it took 10 minutes to call this to her attention; she brought me a new steak about 5 minutes later that was well done, wasn't seasoned & tasted like it was in the microwave. They forgot the glaze on the new steak, it was extra dry, I couldn't eat half of it & I was starving. The waitress never even came back to see if the meal was right the second time. I tried to again get her attention but she just ignored us."
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "We requested and were given a table by the window overlooking the ocean. In my opinion, no better view in the world! We were delighted to watch the full moon rise over the water; it was something we'll always remember. Our appetizers were really good, great portion size and good taste and presentation. Our entrees were OK; mine was a little bland and my husband's fish was overcooked, but honestly we didn't come here for the food, we came for the view."
    Dined on 9/21/2013
  • "The dining room has a wonderful view from almost any table but the food was very average. Service was attentive."
    Dined on 9/21/2013
  • "Our table for four overlooked the ocean, the service was terrific (Niomi) and the food superb. We plan to return and spend a weekend there."
    Dined on 9/21/2013
  • "The atmosphere of the fireplace overlooking the ocean from our table made a memorable day in Maine.The house special that night of "surf and turf" was beyond any description.The entire experience would be the reason we will return year after year.What a class act. Thank you for creating memories."
    Dined on 9/14/2013
  • "Excellent food and service. Gorgeous views of the ocean. Actually it is spectacular."
    Dined on 8/30/2013
  • "The views of the ocean are absolutely breathtaking. The dining experience was lovely and the food was very good. Our waitress was kind and friendly. The grounds are wonderful too. Only drawback and surprising so was the pool water did not look inviting and clean. Outdoor maintenance was a little slacking. But overall, would definitely go back."
    Dined on 8/29/2013
  • "5 stars all around. I have dietary needs so I emailed the chef ahead of time. The chef staff came to the table to tell me what he was preparing to be sure I'd be happy with the choice. Everyone was excellent."
    Dined on 8/27/2013
  • "We spent the weekend at this hotel and for convenience, we ate at their restaurant. The view was amazing but that was the one highlight. The decor is very outdated, the room was frigid, the waitress was unfriendly and not attentive. The food was ok but not worth the price. I'm sorry to say I would not recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 8/23/2013
  • "My family have been going to the Cliffhouse for a Sunday brunch every summer for over 15 years ! We started bringing my daughter when she was five. My daughter just turned 20 this summer and we are so looking forward to celebrating her 21st next summer we bring a group of anywhere from 15 to 20 people each time we go and it's always amazing day thank you for having such a great place ! :)"
    Dined on 8/4/2013
  • "Great location and amazing views.....HOWEVER, the dining room itself is in need of a makeover. This could be a really great spot with a few updates. The room itself looks like an old wedding function hall, although when you drive up to the resort itself it is beautiful. We were here on a Friday night and there was hardly anyone in the dining room- maybe 5 or 6 tables full and that's it. With a few updates to the room and maybe an expanded menu, this place could do really well."
    Dined on 8/2/2013
  • "My wife and I went there during our vacation in Ogunquit. Everything about the place was 1st class. We had a great table by the window...views were amazing. Food was great (be sure to get their clam chowder). A must place to go when vacationing in the area."
    Dined on 7/30/2013
  • "We were lucky enough to get a window table but not because we had requested one with the reservation. We were told that the window tables were first come first served (so what was the point of a reservation?) If we had not gotten a window table, the dining room did not have much else going for it. It seemed dated. The placement of tables away from the windows seemed awkward at at best. The restaurant was very quiet and honestly dull. The food was fair and somewhat overpriced. The service was good, however. The manager was dressed in very casual slacks and shirt. It was hard to tell what her role was. The young lady who met us at the hostess stand was very pleasant and charming. It was an ok evening, but did not live up to my expectations"
    Dined on 7/27/2013
  • "I have been to the Cliff House dining room many times. I've never had a bad meal...That said, I wouldn't say that the food was absolutely amazing. I had a vegetarian special that was very good --tofu with balsamic glaze over red roasted pepper polenta with baby bok choy and roasted tomatoes. My husband had a surf and turf -- he likes meat cooked rare, and the kitchen did prepare it that way and he had no complaints. Again, not amazing though. The chocolate croissant bread pudding was light and fluffy and a good recommendation for a chocoholic. The wait staff was very kind and prompt. The view is wonderful - right on the ocean, overlooking Bald Head Cliff. We were seated at a window."
    Dined on 7/20/2013
  • "We had the good fortunate to be seated at a window table overlooking the Atlantic. Unfortunately, our waitress not very efficient. It took her a while to stop by opur table to see if we'd likje a cocktail and she seemed a bit put out when we ask for a drink menu. When the beverages arrived, one guest was served a cocktail that he did not order. When she returned with the correct drink, she blamed the bartender for the error. We were a bit taken back when the salad was served before the appetizer. Then we were surprised when the apps showed up three minutes later and were placed in the center of the table. The service never got much better. The food, on the other hand, was fantastic - from appetizer through entree."
    Dined on 7/19/2013