Breakers at Ashworth by the Sea

3.8
71 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
For over three decades the Ashworth by the Sea on Hampton Beach, New Hampshire has enjoyed a reputation as one of the best fine dining establishments in New England.
Breakers at the Ashworth is set in the historic Ashworth by the Sea Hotel established in 1912. In a sophisticated yet casual setting with amazing views of Hampton Beach, Ashworth by the Sea celebrates the new, contemporary look of the Breakers Restaurant and Bar in Hampton Beach, NH. Oversized windows provide spectacular ocean views, a granite-topped bar and raised stone hearth fireplace, wood flooring, custom millwork and new furniture, textiles and lighting contribute to an inviting, casual atmosphere. The bar completely wraps around what was once two separate and distinct rooms, creating one expansive space. The Breakers Restaurant now accommodates more people and the popular dance floor has been enlarged.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
WINTER HOURS OF OPERATION
Friday
Breakers Lounge
3:00pm-12:00am
Breakers Restaurant
3:00pm-10:00pm
Saturday
Breakers Lounge
11:30am-12:00am
Breakers Restaurant
7:00am-11:00am Breakfast
11:30am-5:00pm Lunch
5:00pm-10:00pm Dinner
Sunday
Breakers Restaurant
7:00am-11:00am-Breakfast
HAPPY HOUR- Lounge Only
Friday & Saturday | 3:00pm-6:00pm
DJ Dan | Music & Dancing
Friday & Saturday | 9:00pm-12:00am

Reserve Online:
Reservations: (603) 926-6762 x610
Dining Inquiries: ashworthdining@colwenhotels.com
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Phone number
(603) 926-6762
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Entertainment
Enjoy entertainment and dancing every Friday & Saturday night from 9:00 pm - close
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine
What 71 People Are Saying
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3.8based on all time ratings
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3.9
service
3.7
ambience
3.6
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New England
3.0Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Great place

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Charlotte
5.0Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing staff

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CS
New England
5.0Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was good but my husband ordered broiled scallops and they came totally white. Waitress was very nice but drinks were slow.

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New England
4.0Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had the kale and bean soup extremely tasty. Mac and cheese was great and fish tacos were delish. A great stop and the halloween decorations set the mood nicely.

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New York Area
2.0Dined on September 30, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Looked and sounded nice online, don't be fooled, it's waaaaaay past its' prime. Our "overwhelmed" server had trouble managing the three occupied tables in the room. We shared a few large appetizers for our lunch entrees since we were told they were huge, we were given tiny bread plates to eat off of - we asked for larger plates since our nachos, wings, etc., were falling off the dishes and making a mess, the server said "I'll have to see" (?!?) and eventually and begrudgingly delivered salad plates about an inch bigger. Coffee had to be refilled by another waitress and dirty dishes were finally cleared over a 20 minute period a couple at a time. No dessert was offered. We were polite and patient and still left a 20% gratuity since she was clearly having a bad day but, wow, you can skip this one...

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New England
4.0Dined on September 10, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything was very good

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New England
2.0Dined on September 3, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We had a table of 6 and couldn't be more disappointed. The food was simply not good. The steak tips were dry and covered in a "glaze" the chicken limoncello was covered in a gelatin like sauce. The drinks had no lemons or limes or fruits accompany the cocktails. The service was good but we wouldn't recommend it nor go to the breakers again.

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BK
New England
3.0Dined on August 25, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

I had a reservation for 6 people on Friday, 8/25. We were celebrating my wife's birthday, a couple's retirement and a friend's new home. We were all very excited for a fun night and a good meal before a concert.
We got there early so we went upstairs to the outdoor bar. We stood at the bar for a good 5+ minutes and the bartender didn't acknowledge us as he was busy making drinks as the service bartender. I get he was busy but he could have at least said something. We went downstairs to the inside bar and enjoyed our time.

When we went to our table, the very nice hostess acknowledged my open table request for a special table near the window for the view. Our waiter was nice enough but service continued to get slower and slower,( understanding it's a Friday night on the beach. My meal didn't have the right protein on it as a friend got the same meal and she got her protein and mine! Three of our party ordered Swordfish and one of the dishes had a noticeably smaller portion and looked very overlooked!

Al in all when u spend over $500 for dinner, drinks and tip, I would expect must better service and food.

Very disappointed,

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AA
New England
5.0Dined on August 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delicious dinner our first night in Hampton Beach before attending a show. The food, drinks and service were great! Reasonable prices.

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New England
3.0Dined on August 8, 2017
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

Food is NOT up to par! Small portions, dried haddock, overcooked tuna. Not going back!

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Adelaide / SA
5.0Dined on July 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love going to the Ashworth. We normally stay there when we go to Hampton for a concert however this time they were booked solid. We still made reservations for dinner as the food is always delicious and the staff (both hotel and restaurant/bar) are always top notch and accommodating. We arrived a half hour early and had a drink at the bar while our table was set up. The Scallops, Seafood Newburg and Haddock were fabulous as usual...we prefer to eat in the breakers lounge. The atmosphere is casual, a great place to meet friends and it's just a 3 or 4 minute walk to the Casino Ballroom.

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New England
3.0Dined on June 22, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Although the food was just average everything was cooked pretty well and the service was excellent! We had a good time there and walked the beach after to see the sandcastles.

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JF
New England
5.0Dined on June 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Breakers a nice relaxed restbit from the typical franatic hampton beach eatery that is full of loud people and music. The food is above average and prices are fair for the quality. The service can be slightly slow-maybe by design but it's nothing to worry about.

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New England
2.0Dined on May 26, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Two of us had the baked haddock. The bread crumbs were way over seasoned, very dry and the fish was overcooked. Calamari was on the greasy side. Martini's were very small for $12. Had a Lemon Drop which was warm with no sugar on the rim. We went because we had a gift certificate. Would not go back.

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Phoenix
5.0Dined on May 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary and Mother's Day celebration and the service food and atmosphere was amazing.

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JF
New England
5.0Dined on April 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great prime rib and also great cocktails! The only negative were the clams for clambake we had (small, not tasty) but that could be that they were out of season for late April.

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BR
New England
4.0Dined on April 30, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We dined on the two fish specials of the day. Both were delicious and well prepared. The waitstaff was attentive and efficient. Great view of the ocean and outside activities.

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New England
1.0Dined on April 30, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Disappointing all around. The service was poor; we had to ask for our drinks, chowder, refills, etc. The food was fair; the chowder needed seasoning and the turkey panini was not tasty at all, the sprouts on it were mushy and musty tasting, the turkey was cold.
I have recently moved to the area and wanted to show my friends from MA a nice place to eat on the water. I also wanted to walk from my new apartment. I will not be going back and I will not be recommending this anyone, and I doubt my MA guests will either.

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New England
3.0Dined on April 29, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

OK experience but definitely not five star. Food average, service average, experience average, not bad overall, but definitely not worth the price of $9-$15 average for cocktails, which made up 50% of the bill. Food prices and quality OK, drinks way too expensive. Parking was impossible without valet service, so that added to the overall bill, and I got the impression that the place was popular with people that patronized it because of their impression that it was high-end, when it's rather a bit of a place for out-of-town pretentious people to flaunt their cars, their hairstyle, their jewelry and their clothes, although it's also popular with casual diners, who seem to be the locals and to understand the venue better, and which in my opinion it's more suited to. Makes for a better local lounge than a hang out for yacht club types, except for the liquor prices.

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New England
4.0Dined on April 8, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our reservation was easily made on the mobile app. The Breakers staff were friendly and attentive without interfering with our family get-together and conversations. The food was delicious and the service prompt.

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New England
5.0Dined on February 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, and atmosphere.

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New England
3.0Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Sorry to say our meal was "cool" and the lobster tasted "salty ". Overall we had a lovely time.

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KC
New England
3.0Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

A great spot for a drink at the beach. They have various dining options including a roof top patio. Good location and part of the history of Hampton Beach. Food is ok, the staff is always pleasant.

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New England
5.0Dined on September 30, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service and the food was great. I had the salmon and it was cooked very nicely. The pumpkin martini was awesome!

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New England
5.0Dined on September 18, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good. I got fish n chips which was reasonably priced. The waitress was very attentive. The decor and inside was very nice.

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New England
3.0Dined on August 21, 2016
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

We were terribly disappointed in our meals. I had the NY sirloin, which was tough, and not tasty at all. My husband had the prime rib which he also said had very little taste. Our meals were mediocre at best. I had to ask for rolls at the end of our meals, when the table next to us received them automatically. An awful way to spend $85 and to celebrate a special occasion. :(

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PR
New England
5.0Dined on August 19, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went to Breaker's on a Friday night in August with a small group of friends. The beautiful weather and scenic view made it a very nice place to eat. It's right on the boardwalk but closer to the end, so not too much in the thick of things. Food was delicious! Lobster bisque, clam chowder, haddock and scallops were all well cooked and very tasty. The waitress was uncannily honest about the food on the menu when we asked her opinion; most waitresses will tell the customer "it's delicious" or "I'd choose anything off the menu, everything is so good". Our waitress steered us away from the chicken telling us when it gets busy in the kitchen, the chicken tends to be dry. She also was very up front about what exactly is 'fresh' seafood and what they buy frozen. She was also very attentive. The manager came over to check in on our dining experience as well, but just once to make sure things were ok.

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CG
New York Area
4.0Dined on August 6, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We started with coconut shrimp app which was very good. My wife had Salmon and I had the baked stuffed lobster, both enjoyed our meals. We do come here often, as we have a condo a few blocks away..

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RG
New York Area
3.0Dined on July 31, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We had eaten lunch a couple of years ago at the Breakers and it was very good so we decided this year to try dinner. We were really looking forward to the Prime Rib--unfortunately this Prime Rib dinner was a bit dry and fatty which was a disappointment. The waitress was a little scattered, not appearing to know too much -- she was older too so it wasn't a kid serving us. Overall, this was a very average dinner (not cheap either). On this website it says reservations were recommended -- we did that and went to dinner on a Friday night, however, reservations were NOT needed -- the only good thing was about making the reservations was I requested a window table and we did get that.

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New York Area
2.0Dined on July 16, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Wine was old, service was average, food was average at best. Don't waste you're time

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DG
New England
4.0Dined on July 16, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

We had dinner here before a concert at the Casino on a recent busy Saturday night. Many people were waiting for a table, but we were seated right away thanks to our Open Table reservation. Window table was great. Food was excellent, large portions, fresh seafood. Service was quite slow, although our waitress was pleasant. We will return.

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New England
5.0Dined on June 25, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 2nd time at the Breakers. Good again was great and the waitress was fantastic! Will definitely go back again!

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C
New England
3.0Dined on June 8, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

There are no exciting restaurants in Hampton. The service here is fine, but not great; don't expect anyone to notice that your glass is empty. We kept things pretty simple. Buffalo wings taste more like BBQ than buffalo. The scallop roll was fine. The burger is fine but you have to ask for mustard and there's no Dijon (but honey mustard is an option). I wouldn't rush back but it's fine if you're here for a concert and you're looking for something local.

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New England
5.0Dined on June 5, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was very accommodating to our requests for a romantic setting. There was even a champagne toast included free of charge. Our waitress was very attentive and not intrusive. Our meal was perfect and barring the storm raging outside, it was wonderful. Thank you to the Breakers!

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New York Area
4.0Dined on June 5, 2016
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was alright . It was too salty and a bit overpriced . The restaurant was very nice and the host was very pleasant.

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New York Area
4.0Dined on May 27, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Our waitress was friendly but not a great waitress. We never got any bread ordered two appetizers and when they came ordered dinners. They broach the the dinners while we were only half way through the appetizers. Just poor attention to details which you don't expect when paying $25 plus an entre. Food was pretty good with nice portion size.

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New England
5.0Dined on May 21, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorites! Great place to enjoy a nice meal and people watch.

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New England
5.0Dined on March 19, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere and great food

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BB
New England
4.0Dined on February 19, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very tasty food and friendly staff

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New England
2.0Dined on February 4, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

We recently dined at the Breakers. We had a reservation but didn't need it as only one other couple was in the dining room. The wine list was not long, but we found a table wine with which we were familiar. Strangely, our red wine was served in a glass size generally reserved for white wine. Our server brought us warm bread and butter and disappeared. After she had left we realized there were no bread plates and had to use the butter wrappers in lieu of plates.

I was devastated when I looked at the menu and found the filet mignon missing! Clearly, the online menu shows it. I settled on the turkey dinner which was good, but definitely NOT a filet mignon! My husband ordered Lobster Newburg. The sauce was watery but he said it was not without flavor.

Still feeling disappointed, I decided to order the Pecan Pie for dessert. It was served with a spoon and the crust was almost impossible to cut, so I ended up eating the pecans and custard filling. My husband's "dessert" was a glass of Port wine. It was served in the same size glass as the dinner wine. The bartender gave my husband a "double" because the proper serving looked so small in that glass. Really! Can they no afford the proper glassware for their beverages?

OK, enough ranting. Bottom line: Service was adequate, food was okay, value was just not there. If we are going to pay that amount of money for dinner, we will go to Demeters or the Atlantic Grill.

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