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Ocean, Kennebunkport, ME

Ocean

4.8
4.8
1569 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American


Memorable evenings at Ocean begin with cocktails, like our Maine maple syrup-sweetened Amber Sky, on the inn’s relaxing front porch or at the bar. Continue your culinary journey in the dining room, where every table has a view of the frothy blue sea. Ocean’s creative menus change with the seasons, showcasing not only Maine-caught seafood in signature dishes like Lobster Thermidor, but the best of what is grown, raised and produced locally. The eye-pleasing creations take inspiration, too, from across the Atlantic. Expect the familiar flavors of southern France and the Mediterranean with intriguing new twists, plus an international selection of wines.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Contemporary French / American, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (207) 967-4015

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Kennebunkport

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

Experiences

  • Guest Chef Dinner, Dean Max

    $125.00 per person

    Jul 27, 2022 only
    Join us for a special night at Ocean with guest Chef Dean Max. Enjoy a four course menu curated by Chef Max and our own, Executive Chef Peter Rudolph.

What 1,569 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Boston / New England

    Contemporary American

  • Maine

    Best Overall

  • Maine

    Best Food

  • Maine

    Best Service

  • Maine

    Best Ambiance

  • Maine

    Notable Wine List

  • Maine

    Scenic View

  • Maine

    Contemporary American

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  1. G

    Gigi

    New England

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined today

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    It took a long time to get the food. Portions were small snd overdressed The place is charming overlooking crashing waves. Staff were personable and helpful. However/ I prefer not a price fixe snd odd choices on the mrnu
  2. R

    Ridetoeat

    Denver

    23 reviews

    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    We were quite disappointed after dining here for years. They have crowded tables together, the food was mediocre and prices high. Last time we will visit.
  3. DO

    DONNAK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect setting, delicious food and magnificent service. Great evening out!
  4. C

    Cosmo

    New England

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the best restaurant we’ve experienced—and we’ve lived in Boston, New York, Portsmouth and Austin. The ambience is lovely, the wine and food superb, the service perfect and the view dreamy. I cannot recommend highly enough. It was the best birthday present for my husband. He could not stop thanking me.
  5. DB

    DenisB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. Quality of the food, presentations and service is outstanding. A special place. Menu is limited but excellent.
  6. MJ

    MaryJ

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic ocean view. Service is impeccable-the food was exceptional. Recommending the caviar as a starter
  7. ML

    MarieL

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just perfect! It was our anniversary and we were treated with champagne, an amazing seat (they’re all great though!) and outstanding service. Loved it!!
  8. L

    Live2eat

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful all around
  9. H

    Helene

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was outstanding. I gave a 4 out of 5 for ambience because it was chilly in the dining room. It was a unusually cold evening outside that night…
  10. ML

    MaryL

    New Mexico

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great anniversary meal. Tasting menu was excellent and service top notch. Great views while we ate. Would definitely return.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Not a single item on the menu for kids. Not one. Wait staff didn’t even try to accommodate to make something for my 5 year old daughter.
  12. JS

    JoeSkrip

    Naples

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Not sure what has changed, but what use to be my favorite dining experience in Kennebunkport is now barely in the top 10. Service was great and looking over the ocean can't be beat. The food was just average and expensive. The dessert was actually hard to look at and very sweet. We went the night before a big wedding was scheduled so maybe the chef was preoccupied. Not sure?? Anyway if you are going to drop $300 to $400 for diner you expect the best.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food, great view.
  14. TB

    TraceyB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    You were limited to 3 course fixed dinner with just a few options for each category at a fixed price. If you didn't care for the selections or allergic to options, which I was, you could not order off the menu. The view was amazing and the restaurant was beautiful, excellent first class service.
  15. SP

    ScottP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Absolutely overpriced for what you get. The prime steak was terrible and the halibut had no flavor. The scallop first course was served raw but the menu didn’t indicate it would be raw. We will not be back
  16. JW

    JWH48

    Austin

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service but not ADA compliant. No ramp to get into restaurant. I had to carry my wife’s walker up and down 6-8 steps and she struggled to get up and down them, particularly after dark. This is too good a restaurant to not accommodate accessibility needs
  17. A

    Artande

    Las Vegas

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints! Fantastic in all regards.
  18. KC

    KatherineC

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly and knowledgeable staff, great pacing of the courses, and the view of the ocean was incredible.
  19. MO

    MemeOpatwinsJRB

    Anchorage

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food! Great view! Great service! A memorable experience!
  20. C

    Cher

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere. Delicious food and wonderful service.
  21. JA

    JANDK

    New England

    106 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful dining experience. Relaxing with pre-dinner cocktails while watching the ocean waves hit the rocky shore was a great start. Our appetizer, entree, and deserts were very good. Service, excellent. We'll be back soon.
  22. JM

    JMC125

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about Ocean was sublime. The view is magnificent and is only matched by the quality of the meal. We will make it a must to have dinner every time we’re in Kennebunkport.
  23. F

    Foodiesnob

    Sacramento

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience5
    Enjoy the view because the rest is not worth the price. Very small plates and pretty average food. You may see an ex-President, though.
  24. JM

    JoyM

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    As always food was delicious. My appetizer was, in a word, sparse. I dont mind a small, flavorful portion, but the lobster /scallop app was literally 2 thin, nickel size slivers of lobster. Why bother. I prefer the option of a full menu rather than the pre-fix.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    No words to describe. Our daughter had her wedding there 10 years ago. We will celebrate that again this year. We had our 50th anniversary there this year and will do that again this year. And in between we will use every opportunity to dine at Ocean.
  26. y

    yvan

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    A carpaccio must use very fresh ingredients. The scallops were not Everyone knows that you must not heat a baguette bread in a microwave. It soon becomes very hard and not chewable A few lights in the parking area would be helpful
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding, wine pairings were spot on, service was impeccable and view overlooking Rocky Maine coast was phenomenal
  28. CC

    CarolC

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent which was a chef tasting menu. Presentation was incredible.
  29. S

    Sharon

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just perfect to celebrate a special birthday. From Amuse Bouche to Dessert flavors and presentation were a delight to the senses. One of my favorite meals ever.
  30. MD

    MichaelD

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply put, this was one of the best meals we have ever had. The food was exquisitely prepared, each course (seafood carpaccio, vichyssoise, lamb with fennel, halibut) featured multifaceted and subtly blended. It was a meal that made you think about what you were eating. My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary and we were given a complementary glass of champagne and her dessert arrived with a "Happy Anniversary" written in chocolate. These touches--delivered without fanfare by our amiable informative server-- and the spectacular view out to the water made for a special and joyful evening.
  31. DP

    DavidP

    New England

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    My wife and I were out celebrating our birthdays. This was our third time at Ocean. The first was the best. This time: Small dainty portions, high prices, and limited menu offerings. My 4’10” wife got the ribeye, which was unimpressive. I can’t imagine what a 225 lb 6’ 3” man would think. We plan to go elsewhere next year.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding chef and spring menu!
  33. JV

    JoanneV

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous fine dining, excellent cocktails, beautiful view.
  34. JM

    JohnM

    New England

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints! The diver sea scallops and lobster carpaccio was brilliant!
  35. E

    Eric

    New England

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious. This is true fine dining. I would say that Ocean is a cut above even most so-called fine dining restaurants.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great but our server was a little rude.
  37. C

    Cameron

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Exceptional combinations of flavors. Really blew me away.
  38. MF

    MadelynnF

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A truly wonderful restaurant the service the view and most of all the food absolutely wonderful!!!! A must!!!
  39. P

    Paulaabdul

    Montreal

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant. Fidèle à sa réputation. Menu pas très élaboré! Mais tout est délicieux et vue imprenable.
  40. LP

    LeeP

    New Orleans

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent cuisine and outstanding service with a wonderful view of the ocean

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Ocean is rated 4.8 stars by 1569 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Ocean

208 Ocean Ave. Kennebunkport, ME 04046

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Kennebunkport

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Contemporary French / American, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

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