- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Butter Poached Lobster, Pumpkin Gnudi, Forest Mushrooms, Fall Vegetables, Cognac Emulsion
Butter Poached Lobster
Seared Scallop, Capellini, Black Garlic, Uni Emulsion
Pan Seared Fillet, Crab Arancini, Root Vegetables, Beet Beurre Rouge
food was delicious, view was fabulous. Expensive but worth it.
Exceptional fine dining on the water in Kennebunkport.
Every dish was perfectly prepared and beautifully presented from the highest quality ingredients imaginable. And when you add the views of ocean waves crashing on the rocks below this made for a truly memorable and outstanding dining experience.
It was our 51st anniversary. The dinner was prix-fixe and the food was absolutely top-notch. We were seated at a table for two in the front room overlooking the ocean - a unique and very special setting. Our waiter Matt was entertaining, very friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. He was one of the best we ever had. The maitre’d was also attentive, cordial and very professional. They paid special attention to our anniversary celebration with a complementary champagne toast, and even specially decorated desserts. It made the occasion truly memorable. We loved it!
The setting is exquisite, the food sublime, the service exceptional.
Food and drink were excellent but service was very slow. I'm respectful of the fact that restaurants have challenges coming out of the pandemic, but this is a high end restaurant that wasn't at full capacity during our meal and appeared to have sufficient staff. We felt as if our server didn't appear to value us as much as his other customers.
Gorgeous views - amazing service and phenomenal food!!
It was very nice
Outstanding. High quality service, food and overall atmosphere. Servings and flavor were optimum.
Fantastic dining experience. From the service to the food itself, the team at Ocean does a great job.
The food was absolutely exquisite. Every dish was expertly executed, and attention to detail was evident. The ultimate special occasion restaurant. Along with the sublime food, the view of the ocean is unparalleled anywhere. Everyone visiting the area must try it!
If you want that one perfect meal by which to remember a vacation, this is it!
Seating was too close--the person on the outside was constantly bumped and pushed by staff and patrons trying to squeeze through a narrow aisle.
Amazing dining experience with spectacular views. This should be on everyone’s list for dinner while visiting Kennebunkport.
Perfect setting, marvelous ocean view, wonderful service and food
We sat outside on the side lawn of the hotel/Resturant. We were directly across from the ocean, surrounded by ocean views. The sun was warm, the breeze was very gentle and the food was honestly the best I’ve ever had! We had the Lobster and Halibut dishes. I’ve had A LOT of lobster in my life but never as tender, juicy and as flavorful as this, it was outstanding! My husband had the halibut and said the same, never had fish so tender and perfectly cooked. Everything we ate was rich in flavor and beautify presented. This was our first time at Ocean but will definitely not be our last!! It’s my new favorite place!
For the price it wasn’t very good. Overpriced everything and steak was not great and lobster was too creamy.
We love the experience every time we experience the food and the staff. They pay attention to detail and make every guest feel special.
Table stuck in corner with air conditioning blasting. Food excellent did not have good water view
Up scale fine dining with an ocean view. Food was excellent
Attractive setting in well furnished porch with windows overlooking Maine Coast. Tables well spaced and staff followed appropriate safety requirements and wore masks. Staff was very friendly and attentive, did not appear rushed although it was a busy evening. Care was taken in explaining menu and beverage options. Menu was priced fixed for three courses with additional special options available. Between courses several special small bite items were presented. We had ordered a bottle of wine which was perfect, and later the waiter provided a small taste of another wine he thought we would enjoy (we did!). This was an anniversary dinner for us and this restaurant was the perfect choice.
Where to begin… over the years I have celebrated many special occasions at Ocean. The food, the service, the ambiance, always impeccable. So for my birthday, a friend wanted to take me to dinner and I, of course, chose Ocean.
In the past when celebrating an occasion, we would be given a glass of champagne as a gift. Not so this time, but that was fine.
The amuse-bouche was a nice touch and was very good. The appetizers we chose were also good, but not great. The waitress seemed to be following a script on how to be a waitress. She was professional, but not quite prepared to handle feedback that was anything but wonderful.
When the main course arrived, it looked to be another appetizer. The portions were ridiculously small. The risotto was undercooked and inedible, and the fish my friend had was small, dry and tasteless. The pasta that was part of her meal was enough for about 4 bites.
Each fixed price meal was $85, totally overpriced for what was served to us.
When we spoke to the manager about our experience, his first idea was to reward us with a dessert (which was already included in the overall price). His next idea was a glass of bubbly, which we turned down. We told him we wanted him to provide a discount since both entrees weren’t totally edible. He acquiesced and charged us for only one meal. We went home and had something to eat because we were still hungry.
Overpriced and underfed. Needless to say we will never go back to Ocean. Save your money and go somewhere else. If you want a place for a special occasion that is always good, service, ambiance and food, go to Joshua’s in Wells.
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Food is good, a lot of butter but still fresh. A little old fashioned. Service is pleasant but not terribly well informed.
My wife had the scallops for an appetizer, which was cooked perfectly. She had the lobster for the main course. Succulent! I had the Foie Gras: super tasty. I then had the halibut, which was light and buttery. I also had the Maine Oysters
Butter Poached Oysters, Hackleback Caviar, Cara Cara Orange |
The octopus appetizer is magnificent! The lobster with risotto is perfection. And the European cheese for
Dessert is the way to
Everything was outstanding. Excellent service, pleasant competent staff, ocean view table, incredible meal, and wonderful memories of a special Anniversary.
Best restaurant in Kennebunkport. Ocean view with 5 star meal. What could be better!
A memorable meal from start to finish.
Perfect for a special occasion.
Loved our dinner :)
Celebrating an anniversary and they went above and beyond to make us feel special!!
Excellent all around. So glad Ocean is up ,& running after the pandemic!
Our server Topher was attentive and engaging. The food was superb. Great dining experience.
A truly delightful dining experience ‼️
Excellent service from Derrick
Three courses were good. The lobster texture was a bit mushy. I think it had been poached too long. We had a 9 pm reservation. It tasted like it had been poaching since 6 Tasted fine along with all the veggies
I especially liked the European cheeses-nice touch
Restaurant, service, food was all outstanding. Unfortunately two couples with very young screaming
children raised the noise level and distracted a bit from the romantic ambiance.
One of the best restaurants in all of Maine. The combination of flavors is unique, with an excellent presentation. The service is very good, with everyone being very pleasant.
Daughters birthday- an absolute favorite and always wonderful. Love the tasting menu. Highly recommend.
Wonderful atmosphere, food, and service
Topher was our server He was friendly, informative, attentive and over all great
When Kennebunkport we will be back
The Ocean is a comfortable place to have a quiet dinner.
Ocean is rated 4.8 stars by 1294 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.