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About 95 Ocean At The Nonantum Resort

Enjoy the freshest seafood and locally-sourced ingredients at 95 Ocean at the Nonantum Resort. Our menu highlights local produce and proteins from New England farms, the freshest Maine seafood, and herbs from the resort’s organic gardens. Our award-winning restaurant offers casually elegant dining in a relaxed setting, Memorial Day through October. 95 Ocean has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and TV Diner’s Platinum Plate award. The restaurant brings in some of Maine’s premier musicians for live entertainment midweek in season.

95 Ocean Ave
Kennebunkport, ME 04046
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Seafood, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday – Saturday: 7:30am - 10:00am, Sunday 7:30am - 11:00am:
Dinner: Nightly: 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
East Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(207) 967-4050

Website:
http://www.nonantumresort.com/

Entertainment:
Live entertainment Sunday through Thursday

Executive Chef:
Steve Sicinski

Private Party Facilities:
Enjoy your next event from our viewpoint. The Nonantum Resort offers a relaxed, attractive, functional setting for your next corporate meeting, with amenities to match all of your group's needs.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

95 Ocean At The Nonantum Resort Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.5

ambience

3.3

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Worth the Drive (4)
Good for a Date (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
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Neighborhood Gem (3)
Waterfront (3)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
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Casual (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Cozy (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Healthy (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Romantic (2)
Scenic View (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Business Meals (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

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.

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

The ambiance was perfect for a romantic dinner. The view is spectacular and the food was good.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Live Music, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

We really like this restaurant. However, the lighting is too bright in the dining room for evening dining.

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 12, 2017

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!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Not much on ambience and slow service

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·Dined on September 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Scenic View, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on September 15, 2017

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.

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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Delightful team of help. Food was very enjoyable and presentations perfect.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Cocktails were boring, decor borders on sterile. The food was very well prepared with interesting combinations, good dessert choices and good service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 29, 2017

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 26, 2017

went to celebrate my husbands retirement, there was 4 of us, even though there was a wedding going on, it was quiet and we got great service the food was hot and excellent, are server was wonderful, and at the end of the evening she took off the cost of some of our apps, that was so sweet. we will go back again when we return every year!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Casual, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Healthy, Waterfront
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 23, 2017

When my husband and I arrived at 95 Ocean we wondered whether we had made a mistake. The restaurant is in a family centered resort (we had not known this) and it was very noisy. When we arrived at 7:30pm we were first seated in an area surrounded by large tables with many young children--not what we wanted for our first night in Kennebunkport. However, the hostess re-seated us in a quieter corner table away from the noisiest groups, and the evening improved. The food was excellent--carefully prepared and beautifully presented. Our starter was a beet carpaccio, ample enough for two, and delicious. I had pan seared scallops served with a roasted garlic risotto. My husband had halibut (I think it was roasted). In both dishes the seafood was absolutely fresh. By the time we had dessert, an excellent chocolate bombe, the families were mostly gone and we could enjoy the guitarist who had bravely played on in spite of the hubbub. We recommend 95 Ocean for the food--but try to go after the family rush!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

The food was delicious and the staff was very friendly and accommodating.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Tapas, Tasting Menu
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 (New England)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Great restaurant, another good spot for dinning in Kennebunkport!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on August 15, 2017

We chose this restaurant because it was walking distance from where we were staying for a couple nights. I'm so glad we did! We had a table overlooking the water that was very nice. The service and food were both fantastic. The portions were generous...my daughter and I shared the kale salad and there was PLENTY for both of us. The dressing on the salad was delicous. I would definitely order it again. We also shared the sea scallop dish. The scallops were perfectly seasoned and cooked well. I would also order that again.

If we are ever back in the area, I will go back to 95 Ocean.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Our server Chrissy was phenomenal and the lobster dinner was divine! Loved the unique, local squash, as well. 10/10

Tags: Authentic, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Thought it would be a bit more up scale due to location and name of the place. "Resort" will say everyone friendly.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 10, 2017

We could not have enjoyed our meals more.
The freshness and quality of the food was apparent. In fact the garden where the herbs and lettuces are grown was right outside the window. I desperately wanted to finish my meal but only my capacity stopped me. The roAsted chicken breast combined with duck sausage was an extraordinary taste. My partners flat iron steak was delicious.
The music was enjoyable,both pianist and vocalist.
If I lived here I would return often.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Live Music, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on August 5, 2017

First time here this summer and the food and service were outstanding!

Tags: Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on August 4, 2017

This is the fourth wonderful meal we have had at 95 Ocean this season. We have enjoyed the menu options both for tastings and regular entries. And the desserts are unbelievably good!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 2, 2017

Food was really good and tasty. Great scallops. Relaxed atmosphere with live music. Decor was nice and conservative (could add something to make it special). Service was timely and good. Never felt being rushed or anything

Tags: Live Music, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Columbus)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Great food, great service. Wish they had better outdoor space

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on July 22, 2017

The food was very very delicious, salmon for my wife and I had scallops. The wine selection was good and the service and atmosphere were outstanding. We will eat there again when visiting the Kennebunkport area; the price was reasonable and the dining experience wonderful. What else can I say except that it was a terrific find.

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal, Authentic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Casual, People Watching, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on July 21, 2017

We had the halibut with the most incredible buttery sauce. So yummy!

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Every member of the staff we encountered from arrival to departure made this a pleasant experience.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Most tables have a lovely view of the water. Food is creative and well prepared. The staff and service are outstanding.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Casual, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Our first visit there and we loved it !! Bartenders and wait staff were amazingly friendly, and the food was delicious and fairly priced. Only noise there was a wedding there that evening, but even that was kept well isolated for the most part. Can't wait for visit again!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Waterfront
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 4, 2017

We celebrated the Fourth of July at the Nonantum Resort's Lobster Bake. We attended this event four years ago with our family and had the best food and the best view of the fireworks. We wanted to share this special experience with some friends from out of state, but were disappointed that the food was not as good as before, some had cold lobster, and they did not serve their signature ribs, and there was no clam chowder! We had to hunt down the server to removed used plates a time or two. When it was almost time for the fireworks to start, people started appearing (that had not been there for dinner - maybe there were staying at the resort, but certainly not all of them) and sat or stood in front of us blocking our view. We had to ask the people standing to sit, as we had paid a lot to enjoy this meal and the view! We have eaten inside at the restaurant and enjoyed a wonderful meal. Hopefully the Lobster Bake will be better in future years.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Just sorry we didn't try this restaurant sooner in our many visits to the area. Great food and friendly staff.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Seasonal
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 28, 2017

One of the advantages of dining at this restaurant was there was ample parking so we did not incur the price of a valet. After checking-in, we were brought to a table by a window overlooking the grounds. My wife's entree of halibut included fingerling home fries, asparagus and lobster cognac butter. Her halibut was moist, but what stood out was the flavor of the fingerling home fries. I sought nutrition in the form of sea scallops with roasted garlic risotto, broccoli rabe and a pomegranate emulsion. Her entree was generously portioned while I received a total of 3 scallops. Let me pull out my calculator – it sure looks like I paid $10 per scallop. On our return home a local market was offering fresh New Bedford sea scallops for $12.95 per pound. Color me red with rage though admittedly they were delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on June 26, 2017

Great spot. Entertainment in several spots. Loved it.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Good flavors, good sized portions on small plates, great GF options!
Loved the chicken thighs and baby kale salad

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on June 18, 2017

The main course (Halibut) was cooked to perfection, but the sides were a little on the cool side, tasty but cool. The Apps were very good. The bartender did not know how to make a Cosmopolitan and it had to be redone. The Martini was a light pour, but correctly made.

Service was friendly and very attentive.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Great food and service.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 10, 2017

We had a lovely evening at The Nonantum; food was a gastronomical delight, atmosphere was filled with pleasant ambience & views were grand! Would make it a tradition to dine here!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, People Watching, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Groups, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Waterfront, Seasonal, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on June 9, 2017

With the chef - Steve North - leaving last year, was wondering if 95 Ocean would be as good with the 'new Steve' as Chef. It was fan-tastic. Lots of choice, hard to put your fork down, well prepared and creative food. This restaurant, unlike other restaurants in Kennebunkport, remain high quality and interesting no matter what the year. Thanks for doing such a great job, including having wonderful staff. Looking forward to visiting again in July.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options
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 (New England)·Dined on June 9, 2017

We love this restaurant, the views and the food are wonderful. The service is fantastic

Tags: Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Seasonal, Scenic View, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Enjoyed 95 Ocean quite well. At there while staying at the Nonantum Resort (where the restaurant is located). It is a beautiful room overlooking the Kennebunk River. Service was lovely, ambiance very pleasant. I was not crazy about my flat iron steak, but to be honest, this is Maine and seafood is probably what one should ordered. I'd had fish for lunch. I will say kudos to the staff for professional and efficient service despite the fact that a HUGE wedding was taking place outside on the grounds. Overall, this is probably one of the better restaurants in Kennbunkport and I enjoyed it.

Tags: Scenic View, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Very nice restaurant. Food was delicious.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2014

We were lucky enough to dine here as a kickoff to the Kennebunkport Prelude. Lovely wait staff, great wine list. The duck was superb.
The only suggestion was to have a bit more chunks of lobster in the Lobster Risotto. Ours was missing any significant amount of lobster.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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