The Seawater Grill at Gurney's Montauk
The Seawater Grill at Gurney's Montauk

The Seawater Grill at Gurney's Montauk

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.gurneysinn.com/dining
  • Phone: 6316682345x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: 7:30am - 10:30am Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 11:00am Saturday & Sunday; Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm Saturday & Sunday; Lunch: Daily: 12:00pm - 5:00pm; Dinner: 5:30pm - 9:00pm Sunday - Thursday, 5:30pm - 10:00pm Friday & Saturday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Angelo "Chip" Monte
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Private party rooms can be arranged for groups of up to 220 persons.
  • Private Party Contact: Phyllis Lomitola 6316681717x
  • Entertainment: We offer a Karaoke Fridays, a DJ and Dancing on Saturdays beginning at 9:30 PM.

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available at no cost for guests of the restaurant.
A word from The Seawater Grill at Gurney's Montauk
Chef Seth Levine delivers ocean-fresh and local fare, unique seasonal renditions, and signature drinks. All set in a beautifully appointed dining room with sweeping panoramic views of the ocean from every table. Outdoor dining is also available on The Seawater Grill’s deck overlooking the ocean. And, an adjoining bar with oversized lounge chairs and classic cocktail tables provides the perfect setting for impromptu get-togethers, sunset drinks, and nightcaps.
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The Seawater Grill at Gurney's Montauk reviews from OpenTable diners
57 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.3
  • Food3.6
    Service2.9
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
63% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (44)great for outdoor dining (39)romantic (19)special occasion (19)fit for foodies (13)good for groups (11)great for lunch (7)great for brunch (6)kid-friendly (5)neighborhood gem (4)notable wine list (3)hot spot (2)vibrant bar scene (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Very disappointed
    MAC1VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    thought I made a reservation in the main dining room. When we arrived were told there was a private party and we were seated in a sub standard and no table cloth room Menu is marginal, service non existent food very poor. $240 for three people is a disgrace. I complained to the so called manager but it was useless. Do not waste your time or money. Where is the famous Seth Levine. Restaurant is an embarrassment.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Joe and Marie
    Special
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    If you want a special place for a special occasion, this is the place. The view and food were outstanding. Joe had a stuff lobster and I had the scallops. The service couldn't be more accommodating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We were celebrating my 70th birthday. There 5 in our party and we all agreed it was a wonderful dinner and evening. We would definitely return. Hopefully soon it will be soon!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nyr7VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great food and service. Sit outside weather permitting. After reading poor reviews we were troubled. But we were pleasantly surprised.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a favorite
    Hard2please
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We love the food, gorgeous place and amazing service. You must visit The Seawater Grill when in the Hamptons. Great place!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • where's my coffee?
    Derek228
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The view and food is terrific but the service was SLOW and not attentive. Orders were missed and came out late. Also.. ask for the desserts to be place on a glass plate not the wooden pallets they think is inventive. It's not.. it's sloppy and dirty looking.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not too good!
    Frank1307
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I have eaten here many times. New Owner and new restaurant now. Not nearly as good. Will NOT go back!
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  • Great food terrible service
    nb2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The excellent food is dwarfed by the terrible,don't care,very slow, lacksidasial service Beautiful views are killed by the worst Montauk service ever encounterted
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Get It Together
    Mynewfavorite1
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Beautiful restaurant. Great Ambience. Waiters were good but the kitchen couldn't get it together. Appetizers and main courses coming out at the same time. In one instance the kitchen sent out the main courses BEFORE the appetizers for one table. The food was very good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Day!
    LaurrichVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Sometimes a Beach resort can be all about the views, however, the awesome views were just the beginning. It was a cool day in August so we figured lets try lunch. Wow! The food was amazing. We started with the Tuna Tacos. If you are a lover of Sushi then these were fabulous. The Tuna was sushi grade fresh with a tangy zest. The entrees were even more spectacular. All in all it was a wonderful surprise and made for a very enjoyable afternoon. A definite must in Montauk.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • poor service and mediocre food.
    minou
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    This is our second time giving the restaurant a try. The food and service are both mediocre. We keep going back for the view! Next time, we might just try the bar.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    1)waiter forgot a drink, no big deal, but we were charged $2 more than the menu and asked him to remove it because we never got it, he was defensive, unapologetic, and "it was our fault" because we did not remind him, he never came around to remind him 2)during the lobster buffet, we ate "dry" ask and ask over and over again for soda, never got from the waiter, the hostess served us the soda, bill, ask and ask, the hostess finally gave us the bill, that is totally unacceptable 3) 3 people $90 breakfast, cold coffee 4) no more, they need training
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Chilled lobster clawless
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I generally don't write reviews, but had to.... I would expect that a $24 chilled lobster appetizer at a premier (or trying to be) restaurant in Montauk would have a substantial piece of lobster. There was a seemingly nice half of a lobster...nice half of a tail, that is. They did give me half of the body if you are one of those who likes to search out every little crevice for meat. There was a knuckle which looked like it would have had a promising claw attached to it..... But no, it was clawless. I was so disappointed and was going to complain, much the the chagrin of my partner....I just thought they should know, so I vent it now. The chicken parm was chewy...The truffle fries were a handful of smushed fries with parm cheese no truffle
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful View
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We ate on the deck over the beach and the view was really fantastic. Service was great. Food was good if not great and of course very expensive (but this should come as no surprise). All in all, a very nice addition to the Montauk offerings.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very disappointing!
    beachgal24
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Gorgeous place with a beautiful view & it's especially nice if you sit outside, but that's basically it. The food is way over priced for the quality. The tuna tartare tacos were terrible. For $19.00 we got 3 very small tacos & they were soggy & had no flavor except for the jalapeño pepper they placed on top. Then the entree comes out & it was so tiny that it looked like an appetizer. My husband got the rack of lamb which is advertised as a full rack of lamb, there were 4 tiny pieces of lamb on a small portion of mashed potatoes which cost $50. If your going to serve tappas size plates then you should advertise that so it's not so misleading. We both left there still hungry after a $150 bill for 1 appetizer, 2 entrees & 1 glass of wine!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Really?
    GoodchoiceVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    With all the hype thought it was worth a try....... But really you felt like you were in the big dining room in the Catskills backin the day! The dining room is huge and the noise level is unbearable! They should have made it floor to ceiling windows and broken down the space so it didn't feel so huge. Didn't get a cool hip feeling at all. The tuna tacos and tomato watermelon salad were good. Entrees were ok. The striped bass was prepared well branzino a bit over cooked
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • di44
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Food was great. Beautiful view even on a cloudy night.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awful
    dinnerout
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Desired time was not available via Open Table, so we were expecting to find a crowded dining room, not so. The complimentary rolls were stale, glasses dirty, the wait staff friendly and well intended but not coordinated. The food was not bad enough to send back. In all, the view and pricies were exquisite. If you must see what the new Gurney's is all about, have a drink on the deck and find a better place to dine.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Feels a bit like a dining hall
    Disappointed
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The restaurant boasts of a spectacular view of the ocean, but all you see through its enormous windows is a jumble of decks, stairs, and utility structures with the ocean far in the distance. The restaurant caters to the hotel's guests, who treat it a bit like their dining hall. You can't blame them for that, but it's not worth coming from the outside to eat here. That said, the food was inventive and good. The management of the restaurant is loose: the hostess did not seem to care that we had a reservation, and we got a follow up from Open Table asking why we were no-shows. I noted when I made the reservation that the lunch was to celebrate our anniversary, but the restaurant didn't do anything to acknowledge it.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    the food and service were both on point, but this place was so stuffy and overpriced, i was honestly surprised.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were not impressed
    FirstTimeinMontauk
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This place was recommended by a colleague at work. The view is spectacular. The food and service not soo much. The waiter was attentive, but it took ages for our food to come out. When the food finally did come, my friend's steak was completely over cooked and the mushroom pasta was luke warm and soggy. I would definitely not recommend this place other than to go for a drink.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good but
    Jstarx
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Everything was phenomenal except for the main course. The porterhouse for two simply was just a tasteless piece of meat. Everything else we tried was great though. Skip the porterhouse for 2
    Special Features:
    good for groups, 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.
  • Gurney's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    I have been coming to this restaurant for years. The resort is under new management . The dinner I had very excellent and the service and atmosphere was great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gave it a try...would not return
    DumboFoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We avoided Gurney's for years bc of dated reputation, but tried it last weekend because it's under new management and supposedly renovated, and it's one of only oceanfront spaces. Mistake. Sat outside because the draw is the view, and inside looks/sounds like a giant catering hall. It was chilly, and they did not have enough heatlamps. One poor waitress was doing everything -seating the tables, taking the orders, and clearing the dishes - and though she made best efforts, service clearly suffered as a result. Raw bar apps were fine. The entrees took 45 min to arrive, and were not very good. We ordered tea at the end and the water was brown because they were using coffee pots. Only Pinot Noir by the glass was $20. Silly. Would not return.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • No one running the ship
    Marion
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We were supposed to eat outside, but due to the weather we had to go inside. The room is large, bright and LOUD. It felt like a really bad cruise ship. Our server was good, but there was no food coming out of the kitchen or bar. Once it came, the food was pretty good. I loved the ahi tuna tacos, the oysters were fresh and tasty. The rack of lamb had a unique flavor which I enjoyed, but the entree was cold. The server was very apologetic and when the manager came out, she removed one of the bottles of wine and the cold lamb off of the bill which was nice but we would not return as the atmosphere was everything we don't enjoy. Lowering the lights and lowering the sound by 2/3 and improving service...maybe.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food terrible Service
    Bucknasty
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I had a party of 12 for the evening of July 5th. My reservation was slated for 7:45, My party was not seated until 8:30; we were not comped any food or drinks for having to wait 45 minutes to be seated. Upon being seating our waiter told us that we should order family style and only choose one entree because we would probably get our orders screwed up. For the price we are paying I felt this was ubsurd and spoke to the manager who then says he would send family style all of the entrees. Our party individually kept going to the bar to get their own drinks as our service was not great. I continuously had to request more food because we were only being served food for a party of paying I would say this place is definitely not worth it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Extremely Disappointing
    jabberjawVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Arrived at restaurant to be told they did not have a reservation. Gave us a lot of attitude and were extremely rude. After ten minutes they told us they had a table a proceeded to tell us it would be at least 50 minutes before we would be served. For such a beautiful setting is it a shame.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great view but thats about it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Service was terrible, the staff has zero incentive to do a good job when 20% gratuity is already included
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good and bad
    Jimandgang1VIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The good - spectacular view if you are sitting outside on the porch. The food was pretty good. We had a party of 9 and the food reviews were good across the board. The bad - waiter was friendly, but the service was spotty. Felt ignored at points. On the beach right down below is the Beach Club. Music started (loudly) in earnest at 7 pm. The DJ, Shark Attack, had a penchant for curse words. Worst of all, the waiter mentioned there was a gratuity for such a large party (understandable). When the check was reviewed, they had not only charged an approximate 20% gratuity, but the itemized list of food and drink included an "extra tip" of $98. When it was flagged, we were told it was an "error".
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ocean View Dining
    Smojoeats
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Romantic spot overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Food was delicious and waitstaff was extremely friendly, efficient and engaging. Highly recommend, particularly for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great views, ambiance.
    Susie
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The view was awesome. The ambiance was nice. We ordered our drinks & waited 10 minutes for them to arrive. We ordered our food & waited 20 minutes, only to be told that they'd "run out" of our entrée choice. They tried to improvise by offering something similar, but steak was over cooked, fatty & dry. We were very disappointed in the food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Big improvement.
    hamptondiningVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The whole resort has been overhauled and come into the 21st century. New ownership, finally. We were there for dinner at the beginning of June. The service was good, hope it stays that way when it is busier in July-August. The food was good with a pared down menu. The view is what you go for, it is exceptional.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Franny
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Gurney's is finally back to where it should be. World Class
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Ugh
    YummoVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Although the setting is spectacular, the food is atrocious. I ordered chickem milanese. It came out as if someone had removed the sole of their shoe, tossed some salad on top and poured a shaker of salt over the entire dish. My husband's fish was miniscule, almost as salty and was the only thing on the plate. When the maitre d' inquired about our meal, I told him what I told this review.he did offer to replace it , but since the rest of the people at the table were finished I declined. Foolishly, the maitre d' walked away without any mention of a dessert for the table or an after dinner drink. Someone should educatep him as to how to make friends in a restaurant.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 23 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 129 reviews are from the The Seawater Grill at Gurney's Montauk reviews archive.
  • The chef has left the building
    Madboi
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    All you get is a moderately expensive cold dish. The food isn't just bad it's high school cafeteria laughably bad. 1/2 hour to get our order taken. Will say the poor waiter tried but the hostess was plain flippant when I came over and asked if anyone could please take our order. The only thing nice I can say is ocean view. The cheezits I bought were sadly the highlight of the night. Cheaper than Hampton spots but still NYC prices. They could have at least tried but they just didn't. Nor should you. Please save yourself dishes seasoned only with hair (the one I found on my filet made me feel like I was doing the colored hanker chief trick).
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mother's Day by the sea
    dineandwine
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    What can you say about Gurney's. It's been a Montauk staple for decades. Our service was so so, which is usually not the case, but it was Mother's day and our cocktails never arrived. When we mentioned it to the one of the wait staff they did rectify the situation by sending them right over and not charging for that round, which was very nice. Otherwise, it was a buffet brunch and it fit the occasion. Food overall was good. The scenic views are to die for and you just can't get enough of the outdoor dining experience if you happen to be in Montauk, it is worth it for the view alone.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    Lusch22
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Loved the view and loved the food. Seafood was so fresh and delicious. Highly recommend. Service was great as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easter Sunday 2014
    luv2eatout
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Although a little pricey, the food, choices and service was very good! We sat on the deck around the fire after dinner and enjoyed a pleasant conversation with a family from Lindenhurst!
    Special Features:
    Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and spectacular view!
    landernj
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We've been going to the Sea Grille for a number of years for Easter dinner and previously had Christmas dinners there as well. The staff are wonderful and the menu has a good selection. My wife had the prime rib and I had duck l'orange. Both dishes were excellent. They have a dessert buffet on Easter which is a lot of fun. Perhaps the best part of the meal is the view of the Atlantic Ocean. It is spectacular. We look forward to going back next year!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • False advertising
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    I made a reservation at the Sea Grille for 9:45 in the morning expecting Easter Brunch. We got to Gurney's and the Sea Grille was closed and we had to have a la carte breakfast in the cafe next door, which was okay but not the special holiday brunch I was expecting from beig at Gurney's years ago. We were really disappointed and annoyed.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet