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Ocean, Kennebunkport, ME

Ocean

4.9
4.9
1528 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American

Leave the cooking to us this Easter and dine at Ocean. Featuring a seasonal three course menu priced at $95++ per person, Ocean will serve Easter dinner from 12-5pm on Sunday, April 17th.

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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Booked 17 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Contemporary French / American, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner
    Wed–Sun 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

Popular dishes

Menu

Three Courses $85, Chef's Wine Pairing +$55

First Course

  • Local Greens Salad

    Prosciutto, Goat Cheese, Dates, Beets, Pistachios, Blood Orange Vinaigrette

    • Seafood Risotto

      Mussels, Scallops, Shrimp, Candied Lemon, Parmesan, Hackleback Caviar

      • Australian Venison

        Spiced Tenderloin, Carrots, Parsnip Puree, Confit Pearl Onions, Foie Gras, Seville Orange Gastrique

        • Lobster Bisque

          Peekytoe Crab, Piquillo Peppers, Forest Mushrooms, Kale

          • Caviar

            Greek Prime Osetra, Potato Blinis, Crispy Potatoes, Smoked Salmon, Crème Fraiche | $50 supplement

            Main Course

            • Colorado Beef

              Grilled Colorado Strip Loin, Pommes Purée, Forest Mushrooms, Winter Jardinière, Bordelaise

              • Halibut

                Pan Seared Filet, Potato and Celeriac Puree, Escargot, Baby Beets, Carrots, Beurre Rouge

                • Taste of Maine

                  Butter Poached Lobster, Pan Seared Salmon, Capellini, Winter Jardiniere, Chanterelles, Seafood Butter

                  • Coconut Curry Stew

                    Local Mushrooms, Saffron Potatoes, Tempura Asparagus, Winter Vegetables, Pepitas

                    • Vermont Veal Tenderloin

                      Bacon Wrapped Tenderloin, Honeynut Squash Puree, Oyster Mushrooms, Black Truffles, Madeira Jus | $10 supplement

                      Dessert

                      • Chocolate Hazelnut Torte

                        Flourless Dark Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Ganache, Hazelnut Bavarian, Roasted Hazelnuts, Coffee Ice Cream

                        • Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee

                          Caramel Rum Sauce, Coconut Cashew Crumble, Strawberry Gel, Toasted Cashews, Mix Berry Sorbet

                          • Selection of European Cheese

                            with Assorted Accompaniments

                            Last updated: March 3, 2022

                            What 1,528 people are saying

                            Overall ratings and reviews

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

                            4.9
                            4.9 based on recent ratings
                            • 4.9Food
                            • 4.9Service
                            • 4.9Ambience
                            • 4.5Value

                            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

                              Special Occasion

                            • Maine

                              Contemporary American

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                            1. CK

                              ChrisK

                              Cleveland

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined 3 days ago

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Dinner was delicious would have liked a non- seafood option for the appetizer in the three course meal.

                            2. d

                              darlenen

                              Washington DC

                              4 reviews

                              5.0

                              4 reviews

                              Dined 4 days ago

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Everything about this restaurant was superb. The location and view, decor and ambiance. We had an amazing waiter Matthew and the food was super. Thanks to the chef and kitchen ! We will be back

                            3. RB

                              RogerB

                              New England

                              6 reviews

                              5.0

                              6 reviews

                              Dined 4 days ago

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              What an outstanding experience. Our waiter, Matt, was wonderful and he made it so interesting and enjoyable! Can't wait to come back again and ask for him! The plates were soooo well done and presented most appropriately! Delicious beyond! Look out White Barn Inn! This place is real competion! Thanks to all the staff!

                            4. BB

                              BarbB

                              New England

                              3 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              3 reviews

                              Dined 6 days ago

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              What an incredible experience! The three course meal paired with chefs recommendations for wines was spectacular! Thank you for the food, the wine, and our server Matt for an amazing anniversary evening!

                            5. EM

                              EdwardM

                              New England

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined 6 days ago

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Excellent service and knowledgeable waitstaff Good amazing

                            6. MB

                              MichaelB

                              New England

                              4 reviews

                              5.0

                              4 reviews

                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Very much enjoyed our most recent trip to Ocean and look forward to visiting again soon. The food, service and atmosphere were once again, simply exceptional.

                            7. JM

                              JustinaM

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Amazing last minute choice..I reserved my table and it exceeded my expectations.

                            8. CG

                              CeceliaG

                              New York Area

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on May 7, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Absolutely one of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had if not the best! I strongly recommend the wine pairing. It was spot on and enhanced the food immensely.

                            9. JT

                              JackT

                              Tampa

                              18 reviews

                              5.0

                              18 reviews

                              Dined on May 6, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Exceptional food and friendly, expert service.

                            10. JW

                              JamesW

                              New England

                              97 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              97 reviews

                              Dined on May 4, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Superb and outstanding cuisine and service, we were blown away.

                            11. ST

                              STACY

                              New England

                              13 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              13 reviews

                              Dined on May 1, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              They made my moms 80th surprise birthday dinner go off with out a hitch,,, wonderful service,,, so professional and but yet down to earth, the meals were artistic and palate pleasing, Creative cuisine,, I could go on ,,, thank you

                            12. KW

                              KateW

                              New England

                              2 reviews

                              5.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on April 30, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Stefan at the bar was delightful, service impeccable and food outstanding!!

                            13. SJ

                              SusanJ

                              Key West

                              4 reviews

                              5.0

                              4 reviews

                              Dined on April 29, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Perfect service, wonderful ambience, to die for views, wonderfully prepared food though for the price point, portions are rather small which is why I only got four stars.

                            14. KA

                              KarenA

                              New England

                              2 reviews

                              5.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on April 24, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Food, service and ambience are all outstanding!

                            15. M

                              Murphs

                              New England

                              7 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              7 reviews

                              Dined on April 22, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              We love Ocean! Be back soon…

                            16. MC

                              MichelleC

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on April 22, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              The food is absolutely amazing! It’s not only tasty but also looks like well-crafted artworks. Can’t recommend more to other people. Considering the quality I would say it’s very good value. The service is top notch too!

                            17. D

                              Dave

                              New England

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on April 22, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Food was absolutely amazing. And the staff were very knowledgeable and accommodating. Highly recommend to celebrate a special occasion.

                            18. ED

                              ElegantDining

                              New England

                              21 reviews

                              5.0

                              21 reviews

                              Dined on April 20, 2022

                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                              Excellent prix fixe three-course dinner! I greatly enjoyed all three courses, and the service was attentive, friendly and prompt. Of course, the view of the ocean is stunning, and the atmosphere in the dining room is quiet and cozy. Wonderful spot for an elegant evening out.

                            19. DJ

                              DeborahJ

                              Washington DC

                              15 reviews

                              5.0

                              15 reviews

                              Dined on April 17, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              We decided to drive to Kennebunkport from Portland and enjoy a special Easter for 2. The view was breathtaking as you are on the ocean. Very inviting entry with a small cocktail or coffee area directly inside to the right. We were offered to sit and wait as we arrived early for our reservation. The 3 course menu was delectable. We both started with the scallops. Wow! Prepared perfectly with flavors I wouldn’t have paired. But, I would now! My honey had the steak and poached lobster. I had the lamb. We both laughed that we had the better option (I did ;) ). Tender and plated to please. I was saving room for dessert and took a small box to go from my entree. Husband had the chocolate dessert and I had the whipped cheesecake. Deconstructed torte would be a more accurate description. Delicious! Chocolate was very thick. More brownie or fudge like. We aren’t big on chocolate so that was probably the least favorite item. Service was second to none. Always available but not hovering. We will definitely be back!

                            20. SV

                              SarahV

                              New England

                              2 reviews

                              5.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on April 17, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              We went for Easter brunch. The food was delicious; very attentive service; outstanding views. The meal was prix fixe and the choices were all appealing. My only recommendation would be to offer one dessert choice that is a bit lighter than the three choices offered. I plan to return.

                            21. R

                              Restaurants

                              New England

                              7 reviews

                              5.0

                              7 reviews

                              Dined on April 17, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              A simply outstanding meal for Easter Sunday. Everything was outstanding but the lamb dish was another level. Perfect. Add in the view and the superlative service and you have a do not miss experience!

                            22. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              1 review

                              4.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on April 17, 2022

                              overall4food4service5ambience5

                              The waiter, Matt, was very attentive.

                            23. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              New England

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on April 15, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              We had a lovely experience, from beginning to end. Amanda was a plus and made our exquisite meal even better. The view is spectacular and the ambiance wonderful. We’ll be back! ♥️

                            24. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Richmond

                              2 reviews

                              5.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on April 13, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Wonderful service from the moment we entered the door. Beautiful place, amazing views, 3 course tasting menu was adventurous and delicious. Out server was so friendly and perfectly professional. Loved the entire experience. Awesome Mocktails!

                            25. j

                              jeanp

                              Washington DC

                              2 reviews

                              5.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on April 13, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Very good food, very good service, really nice view on the ocean, I recommend

                            26. SA

                              SandraA

                              Tampa

                              17 reviews

                              5.0

                              17 reviews

                              Dined on April 9, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Outstanding dining experience in every way! Stunning ocean views, a cheerful, helpful server (Amanda), and a truly exquisite dinner. Our first course was the Maine scallops, beautifully presented and perfectly prepared, enhanced with sweet sun chokes, pasta and bacon crisps. The venison was tender and delicious, and the lobster risotto was a spectacular dish, with a fresh lobster tail and claws resting on an exceptional Parmesan and lobster risotto. Very highly recommend!

                            27. FR

                              FrankR

                              Greensboro

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on April 9, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Excellent across the board. Loved the Colorado beef and lobster risotto. The scallop appetizers were generous with pasta .The salad very good too. Desserts delicious and small portions but left full. Good bread as well. Service top notch with wonderful views.

                            28. MM

                              MichaelM

                              New England

                              4 reviews

                              5.0

                              4 reviews

                              Dined on April 2, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Wonderful service. Great meals. Spectacular setting.

                            29. b

                              bobd

                              New England

                              2 reviews

                              5.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on March 26, 2022

                              overall5food5service4ambience4

                              out with reservations for dinner, started out with cocktails, appetizers and main course everything was very good had to remind waitress of a few things we will be back

                            30. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Cleveland

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on March 25, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Excellent!

                            31. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              New England

                              38 reviews

                              5.0

                              38 reviews

                              Dined on March 19, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Best restaurant in town for a special occasion. Beautiful views, excellent service and terrific food. The tasting menu has options that anyone can enjoy. Three courses and we did not leave hungry - or rushed. A fantastic evening. We have dined there before and would highly recommend.

                            32. MB

                              MichaelB

                              New England

                              5 reviews

                              5.0

                              5 reviews

                              Dined on March 5, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Our waiter Brian was simply phenomenal...dinner was as usual, tremendous with the chef's three course options very difficult to choose from. Already looking forward to our next visit.

                            33. MM

                              MelMcD

                              New England

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on March 5, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Hands down - best meal we’ve ever had. Beautiful view of the ocean from any table.

                            34. A

                              Audrey

                              New England

                              3 reviews

                              5.0

                              3 reviews

                              Dined on March 4, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                              Wonderful 3 course meal with wine pairings - hubby and I had a fantastic date night out!

                            35. MB

                              MarlaB

                              Sacramento

                              17 reviews

                              5.0

                              17 reviews

                              Dined on March 2, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              The dinner experience at Ocean was phenomenal. Every aspect of the evening was exceptional, and I will absolutely be a repeat guest. Since this isn't the busy season in Maine, the restaurant was quiet, and we had near-captive audience with the staff. Without hesitation, I would recommend Ocean for an amazing opportunity to experience Maine seafood and hospitality.

                            36. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              New England

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on February 25, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              We had such an awesome time. The food and the service were top notch. All staff was very welcoming and we can’t wait to come back!

                            37. JA

                              JohnA

                              1 review

                              4.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on February 25, 2022

                              overall4food4service5ambience5

                              Enjoyable dinner at a fabulous location. Service was excellent. Food was very good. Would return and recommend to others.

                            38. S

                              Sparky

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on February 23, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              The service we received was excellent and the food absolutely suburb! The wine pairing was exceptional and on point. Our waiter was attentive without being overly so. We were happy to get an early reservation which allowed us to enjoy the magnificent view. Dessert in the living room by the fire capped off a truly memorable experience.

                            39. KM

                              KateM

                              New England

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on February 20, 2022

                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                              Overall it was an excellent meal. The only issue was the cheese plate for the third course. All three cheeses were sub par. There is no reason to not have fabulous cheeses in this area. These cheeses served were very disappointing. Other than that, it was a wonderful meal.

                            40. MK

                              MarkK

                              Washington DC

                              4 reviews

                              5.0

                              4 reviews

                              Dined on February 19, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              A standout restaurant in Kennebunkport among many fine choices. Exceptional food, attentive wait staff, a must-do when in town.

                            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

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                            Ocean is rated 4.9 stars by 1528 OpenTable diners.

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

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                            Booked 17 times today
                            Google Map for Ocean

                            208 Ocean Ave. Kennebunkport, ME 04046

                            Additional information

                            • Neighborhood

                              Kennebunkport

                            • Hours of operation

                              Dinner
                              Wed–Sun 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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