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About Permanently Closed - Academy Ocean Grille

This restaurant is permanently closed. Located right off Route 28 in Orleans, the Grille offers a menu of eclectic global dishes with a touch of Cape Cod. The dining room offers a casual elegance; Junior's Bar is perfect for a light bite or a cocktail before dinner. Additional seating is available seasonally on the breezy patio. Eclectic definitely describes the menu where Salmon Gravlax with Potato Pancakes, Raspberry & Brie Springrolls and Pork Potstickers are among the many appetizers offered. Customer favorites include grilled Monkfish & Lobster Provencal, Veal Saltimbocca and Frutta de Mare. Lazy Sundays are perfect for lingering over Eggs Benedict and Bloody Mary's or sip a mimosa while enjoying our Kahlua Stuffed French Toast. Lunch features an array of sandwiches and salads along with heartier items for diners looking for more of a midday meal. Don't forget the special Tapas and Flatbread Pizza menu available exclusively at Junior's Bar.

2 Academy Place
Orleans, MA 02653
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Continental, Seafood, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Lunch: Wednesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Wednesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm Tapas: Wednesday - Sunday from 11:30am - Close at Junior's Bar

Cross Street:
Route 28

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(508) 240-1585

Website:
http://www.academyoceangrille.com/

Catering:
We do not offer off-site catering, but have prepared appetizers and cold plates for guests to pick up.

Parking Details:
There is ample private parking available at the restaurant. Additional parking is available on the street out in front of the restaurant.

Public Transit:
There is limited Public Transportation in our area.

Executive Chef:
Todd Davis

Private Party Facilities:
With an intimate dining room that can accommodate up to 55 people and a dining bar, as well as an open air patio, we welcome private parties looking for a relaxing location to host their events.

Private Party Contact:
Erica Goldberg Cummings: (888) 608-1360

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Throughout the year we offer special Holiday Menus (Easter, Mother's Day, Thanksgiving, New Year's Eve) as well has special dinners like our semi-annual Beer Dinners.

Academy Ocean Grille - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

3.9

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Quiet Conversation (13)
Good for a Date (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on July 2, 2016

Great place! We have been there at least 10 times and have had a positive experience every time.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 30, 2016

The Academy Ocean Grill is great find, with an outstanding friendly greeter, followed by an excellent wine list, great service and most importantly top level food!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on June 26, 2016

It is frequently a favorite place to dine...this year was for 51 years of marriage. It was great.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 18, 2016

The food here is always outstanding - you can't go wrong. The one drawback is they never make enough of their cheese potatoes! They're very popular but they only come standard with the veal entrée, which many people don't eat, myself included. We had some disappointed diners at our table...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on June 11, 2016

A very nice dinner for 2 at a local gem. Great service and great food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 9, 2016

Our first visit, quiet dining room, but happy locals at the bar. Entrees were homemade, not from Cysco -- on the small side, but creative and tasty indeed. Wine list was limited, but value-priced. Server was natural and helpful; maitre'de was a quipster and very local. The place was out of the ordinary, like its title, but well worth an exploratory visit.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 29, 2016

Delicious food. Enjoyable evening.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 29, 2016

This restaurant is simply delicious. Food is creatively and perfectly prepared, and served elegantly but not with any attitude. Casual as is appropriate for the Cape. Service is superb - friendly, not intrusive, but quick. Staff is welcoming and accommodating.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 28, 2016

good: The duck salad and veal saltimbocca were excellent!

not as good: I thought the cocktail with the pomegranate was just ok and the crab cake, while very large, was slightly off and overall bland/plain (needed to be fresher and dressed up a bit).

I think I would go back for the entrees we had for sure.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2016

This was a lovely restaurant.. comfortable, accommodating, not stressful, and low key. However, there wasn't much memorable about it, particularly in terms of the food. Everyone's entrée was very acceptable, well-cooked and attractively-plated. But, to be honest, I've already forgotten what it was that I had...and it was only last weekend. We had been attracted by their participation in the Cape restaurant week offerings, but in retrospect, the prix fixe wasn't much of a deal....and Orleans was quite a long way to travel for a relatively uninspired evening.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2016

We picked Academy Ocean Grille as this year's Restaurant Week pick. We went with friends. The food was excellent. We all got different appetizer, dinner and deserts. All of the food was delicious. We particularly loved all of the great original art that decorated the restaurant. In short, I would recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on January 9, 2016

A small Cape restaurant with bistro appeal. Nicely appointed, delicious menu with innovative sauces. Chicken Marsala and Swordfish with a Parmesan glaze were both excellent.
Attentive service but not overwhelming. Packed in January but not too loud. Great place for small groups.
Will definitely come again when outside is open!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2016

Good food and really nice servers. We hope to come back soon again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2015

We have dined at Academy many times in the past but not since this past summer. We had a good meal but our waitress seemed a bit distracted. Had to ask for bread and then it didn't come until we were served our entrees. Just didn't feel like she was paying attention to us that well. Think she may have been the only server that night.

Food was very good as usual and the prices are a good value for the Cape. We will return but I can't give our evening five stars.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2015

We had a very good meal for Thanksgiving. It was hard to find a reservation on Cape and this restaurant turned out great. Service was great, wine and beer lists diverse and the food was excellent. We actually treated ourselves to non-traditional Thanksgiving offerings of Sole and Veal and they were excellent.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 30, 2015

Lovely lunch here. Had crab cakes; flaky and tasty. My friend had a great chicken soup. Attentive server, relatively quiet spot. Food arrived quickly. We will return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2015

We had the monk fish & scallops in a lobster sauce and it was outstanding. The dining area is attractive and quiet, allowing pleasant conversation. The staff is friendly, proficient, non intrusive and eager to please. And prices are reasonable. All around good value!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 23, 2015

This neighborhood gem is a lucky find for us. They don't advertise with the exception of their wonderful food. We went two nights in a row and had four delicious entrees. Deserts were great too. Excellent service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 23, 2015

We have been to the Academy Ocean Grille two times and it is quickly becoming our go-to restaurant. We have driven by this restaurant many times, and never noticed it. But in looking for a reservation at a nearby restaurant, this popped up on Open Table. It is small (10-15 tables?) with a wide variety of dishes to choose from. The specials list is pretty long so you will have a varied menu each time you show up. The food was excellent. The wait staff was extremely friendly and very efficient. All in all, a very relaxing non-pretentious place that serves great food with a smile

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2015

We had the seafood diablo and monk fish in lobster sauce, both were excellent. Nice atmosphere, people who dine here are respectful of others so unlikely to hear loud conversation from nearby.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2015

We plan on at least one visit each time that we visit the Cape. Leave room for dessert and have the Sticky Toffee Pudding. It's a WOW!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 4, 2015

The food was so good here that we went twice for lunch and had the same dish - the seafood fra Diablo. It was fresh, nicely seasoned, and just the right amount. The service was good and the ambiance was simple and pleasant. This is the real thing in a field of touristy restaurants with mediocre food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 18, 2015

Dinner is never a miss at the Academy. Food is well prepared, service prompt and customers seem very happy.

Highly recommended even over some of the more expensive dining establishments.

The Saltinbucca is one of their signature dishes and is delicious especially when accompanied by those incredible scalloped potatoes.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on September 11, 2015

Our seafood dinners were expertly prepared and beautifully presented. The service was attentive but not obtrusive. Very nice ambiance. All made for a great evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on August 29, 2015

A lovely local spot with very good, creative food. Service is attentive, steady, with just the right degree of friendliness. Pleasant decor and not noisy like some restaurants. Will definitely return!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on August 21, 2015

Academy Ocean Grille (Orleans, MA) is the best restaurant in the area and beyond. Consistently delicious food, polite and prompt service, peaceful Cape Cod ambience. Go there!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 20, 2015

I've been going to the AOG for years, often alone for a bar dinner. (This occasion was a regular dinner with four people total.) The food is good and the staff is helpful and pleasant. The swordfish was great. One of the best in the Orleans area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 14, 2015

We had a nice dinner here with good friends last weekend. It was their first time at this restaurant and they were very impressed. We had the calamari and everyone loved it. My husband had the biggest veal saltimbocca I ever saw and it was delicious. My salmon was very tasty. Our server was very helpful and we were greeted warmly when we entered the restaurant.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on August 13, 2015

Service was very good, ambience was fine. The food was just OK - not what we expected.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 5, 2015

The menu is always interesting with a number or meat and fish choices. The service is attentive. The bartender knows how to mix a cocktail. I dine here often and take family and friends to dine here during the summer season and beyond. I've never been disappointed;

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 3, 2015

Our dinner order was taken promptly,followed by large tasty Caesar salads . An hour later still no dinner. On our 3rd inquiry we were told by the host that we could leave with no charge for what we already consumed or we could continue to wait.
We left.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 2, 2015

We really enjoyed our experience at Acadamy Ocean Grille. The food was great and our server was attentive but by her own admission new to the Resaurant, which caused some minor goofs with the drink order.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 2, 2015

Great food, wonderful drinks. A small, intimate, quiet place. We loved it!!!

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 (New England)·Dined on July 23, 2015

I eat at this restaurant often and frequently take visiting family and friends to dinner or lunch. The food is consistently good, the service is well paced and even when the dining area is totally booked, it's not difficult to carry on a conversation and be heard by others at the table.
In the summer season and on weekends, I find it's always best to make a reservation.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on July 23, 2015

There were nine of us for a special family dinner - 6 adults and 3 small children, all under six. The management went out of their way to accommodate our group during the busiest time of the summer. The food was excellent and service good. My dinner was a combo of monkfish and shrimp, very perfectly cooked. Nice wine selection. We were pleasantly surprised.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 19, 2015

The prices were ridiculous for the amount of food you weren't getting. Didn't even taste that good. Not a good find and my whole family is still talking about how disappointed they were with this place. I guess most of the reviews here were fake

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 (New England)·Dined on July 19, 2015

We've dined here every summer and the food is always very good. We enjoy the specials. Our server was not as attentive as we have had in the past. We waited for her to initially come to our table and had to get her attention for simple requests. I'm not sure if she areas were split between 2 rooms causing delays in service. There was no delay in getting our food as it was nice and hot and very good.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 19, 2015

Very good food, fresh & nicely prepared. Reasonable price for fine dining. To start we tried the crab cake and crawfish fritters, very nice. For entrees, the seafood diablo and halibut were excellent. Wine selection is decent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 18, 2015

It was a great choice to pick Academy, changing menu, great wine list and romantic!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 11, 2015

Been here many times. Always a very good meal, pleasant ambience, and great service.
Sworddfish and cod were delish; so was Veal Saltimbocca.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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