Breakers at Ashworth by the Sea

3.8
76 reviews
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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.
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DM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

great service from Erin our waitress; terrific oysters, really delicious lobster, and very nice prime rib...and a good Bloody Mary, spicy the way i like it and the way i ordered it.

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C
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Went to dinner here with my husband this past Sunday. We were staying at the hotel and chose this restaurant mainly because it was so convenient. I had the clams with linguine and it was okay but it the sauce was a lot thicker than any other time I have had this dish. They should have given me a bowl for my shells. It was served with, what I guess, were homemade croutons that in my opinion were inedible. They were way to hard! My husband had the broiled seafood combo and thought is was okay but needed more seasoning.

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New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The restaurant seemed to cater to an older crowd which wasn't bad since I am in my sixties.
We were seated at a table that was very wet. When given a drink minute, there were no prices listed. When I asked the server, he didn't know how much they were and said they varied in price.
The food was very good with large portions. The price was average-high being at the beach and in a resort hotel. The fisherman's platter was $28.
Enjoyed the DJ and dancing in the rear of the restaurant starting at 8pm. All in all we had a good time and would go back.

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s
New England
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

IT WAS A DISASTER. My mother's 95th birthday lunch. We have been there before always had a nice table food good. Now I checked the menus on line all normal. Well we drove 3 hours for a very pedestrian crab shack menu. Totally different than past or the on line menu. The lunch room was a dark walk through that needed to be cleaned. So looked over the menu and I ask the hostess where is the regular menu. It really went down hill at that point. Told that was the dinner menu really been there several times at that time 1st time ever saw crab shack menu. Oh my mother can't eat fish and I am allergic to all corn products plus fish. What drove 3 hrs for what a green salad a hamburger no roll. So we got back in truck drove home through heavy traffic at 7pm that night I made Turkey sandwiches.

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AM
New England
12 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

We had heard that the Ashworth was the best on Hampton Beach. Very disappointed with the service. Downright rude.

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OT
New England
13 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Great place

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K
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing staff

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CS
New England
4 reviews
Dined 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
1 review
Dined 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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W
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 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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j
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything was very good

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New England
68 reviews
Dined 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
1 review
Dined 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
3 reviews
Dined 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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k
New England
6 reviews
Dined 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
1 review
Dined 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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TW
New England
4 reviews
Dined 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
4 reviews
Dined 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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LT
New England
2 reviews
Dined 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
2 reviews
Dined 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
4 reviews
Dined 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
22 reviews
Dined 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 review
Dined 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
1 review
Dined 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
2 reviews
Dined 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
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, and atmosphere.

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New England
1 review
Dined 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 reviews
Dined 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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M
New England
2 reviews
Dined 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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n
New England
5 reviews
Dined 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
1 review
Dined 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
2 reviews
Dined 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
1 review
Dined 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
1 review
Dined 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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w
New York Area
1 review
Dined 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
2 reviews
Dined 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
1 review
Dined 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
67 reviews
Dined 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
1 review
Dined 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 reviews
Dined 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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