Online reservations at 95 Ocean At The Nonantum Resort can only be made directly on their website.
Our experience got off to a bad start when we walked in the front door and couldn't find the restaurant. we were eventually pointed down the hall to what felt like alternate accommodations rather than the usual restaurant. our table was against a cold window. the bus boy looked more like a janitor in a tee shirt with a walkie talkie on his belt. he slammed down saucers in place of bread plates and made a comment "these are a little small but they'll do". the bread was hard and soaked in oil, literally inedible.
the waitress was at least pleasant but when i asked for her recommendations for a dry chardonnay she suggested a riesling. at that point i gave up on the evening, choked down my dry dumplings and crudely dressed salad and pretended to be satisfied so as not to embarrass my company.
thumbs down. the only part of the experience i can speak well of is the waitress and hostess were nice.
The ambiance was perfect for a romantic dinner. The view is spectacular and the food was good.
We really like this restaurant. However, the lighting is too bright in the dining room for evening dining.
The Legend of Chrissy...
We had read reviews about the restaurant in selecting our choice. Many mentioned "Chrissy" as the server that makes the experience special. We arrived. Forgot to ask for Chrissy. Seated, we reviewed the menu and ordered some Champagne. The server came with the bubbles and, realizing I had forgot to ask, I looked at her nametag. It was Chrissy! I told my new wife, it was our honeymoon, "We were in the presence of greatness." Very fun. And we ran with it all night, referring to Chrissy as "Rockstar". She IS a delight. Wonderful dinner and fun evening. The Maine Coast Chowder is AMAZING! The whole lobster is an EXPERIENCE. Only suggestion...put the vegetables on a separate plate as the lobster juice ran all over them and pooled on the plate. Small issue. All else was wonderful. And Chrissy is too!
Not much on ambience and slow service
Wonderful service and wonderful food. Perfect views and beautiful décor. Lobster dinner was amazing. Servers are the best we've ever had. Chrissy was our server on the last night at the hotel and her personality was so uplifting and energetic- such a wonderful experience.
We have been fans of the Nonantum restaurant for years. Of course we looked forward to our favorite dishes. The new menu is very limited, and quality varied with the dishes. The Lighthouse salad is gone, new choices were disappointing. Two of us had the scallops which were very good. I ordered vegetables instead of risotto, they were hard and undercooked. The two others had the flat iron steak. It was so tough, even done medium rare, you could barely slice it.
The new room we were seated in has beautiful views and is nicely decorated though the lighting was too bright after sunset.
We welcome back the old menu.
Delightful team of help. Food was very enjoyable and presentations perfect.
Cocktails were boring, decor borders on sterile. The food was very well prepared with interesting combinations, good dessert choices and good service.
We had a great meal and especially good service (Chrissy was our waitress). Notable dishes were the shrimp & lobster dumplings appetizer, the roasted chicken, and the scallops. Very good food and would recommend to friends/family.