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About Ocean

In the heart of this mostly residential enclave, in a converted circa-1895 Shingle Style house, sits Ocean. Though the Inn has existed in one permutation or another since the 1950s, and it has long held a reputation for well-appointed lodgings and fine dining. The Innkeepers have filled the building with a striking art collection that could make small New England museums envious, while Chef Gignac uses the dining room—with its awe-inspiring views—as a canvas upon which to create epicurean masterpieces. Pierre Gignac graduated from the Institut d’Hôtellerie et de Tourisme du Québec. Pierre chose to open his first restaurant in Ogunquit, Maine “98 Provence," which pleased locals, tourists and critics for 18 years, until it closed in 2012.

208 Ocean Ave.
Kennebunkport, ME 04046
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Contemporary French / American, Italian

Hours of Operation:
5:00pm - close

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(207) 967-2125

Website:
http://www.capearundelinn.com/

Entertainment:
Music on the Lawn: 4-6pm, Wednesdays in July & August. Enjoy acoustic guitar while sipping sweet cocktails and watching the ocean wave.

Executive Chef:
Pierre Gignac

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Celebrate the season at Ocean. Enjoy a three-course prefixe Thanksgiving Day menu from 12pm to 5pm on Thursday, November 23rd.

Ocean Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.8

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (75)
Romantic (72)
Special Occasion (70)
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Waterfront (66)
Worth the Drive (56)
Good for a Date (55)
Good for Anniversaries (53)
Fit for Foodies (46)
Creative Cuisine (41)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Quiet Conversation (26)
Cozy (23)
Local Ingredients (22)
Notable Wine List (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Seasonal (12)
Authentic (10)
Healthy (8)
Tapas (8)
People Watching (6)
Business Meals (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Casual (4)
Fun (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Live Music (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Comfort Food (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

A most wonderful dining experience. Superior food, excellent service, amazing views.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

As always everything was perfect. Our favorite place for special occasions

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Incredible dining experience. Our server was amazing. She was excited about the food and she was very sweet and knowledgeable.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Fabulous experience! A perfect place to celebrate our 40th Anniversary. Our meal choices were both so beautifully presented and tasted divine. The servers attention to detail was superb. Our thanks to the chef and the staff who made our day even more special. Ocean came highly recommended and we were not disappointed.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Extraordinary. Great food , service was very good. The rabbit confit and the duck breast - fabulous. Excellent by the glass wine selection. Expensive, but worth it.

Tags: Worth the Drive, People Watching, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Always great food and service. The building itself and the view are hard to equal!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Ocean is located right on the coast with a beautiful view of the Atlantic. The moon shining on the sea is worth the trip in itself. The meal was truly outstanding and the service knowledgeable and friendly. There is an excellent wine list. While it is a great place for any special occasion don't wait, try it as soon as you can.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Had a wonderful anniversary dinner.
The waitress Grace was lovely.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Started off with great cocktails in the lounge area with a fireplace. We tried many different items on the menu and all were delicious and their presentation was beautiful. High quality ingredients were obvious. Service was attentive but not overbearing. Worth the trip.

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

We have a very good experience at the ocean restaurant. The food was great and the service was excellent also. I would definitely come back again.

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion, Cozy, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food, as usual, was superb. Grace, our server is just wonderful- knowledgeable about wine and food, attentive, delightful.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

The staff at Ocean were wonderful! It was my moms birthday, which I had told Liz the hostess about. She not only saved us the perfect table, but she had our server being over 2 glasses of champagne! Our server, Ana, was also absolutely wonderful- so helpful in explaining the menu and such a delightful person. The restaurant is beautiful and the food was amazing. Loved it all!

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We enjoy coming here every year for our anniversary. From the moment we enter until we we leave we are treated like royalty! Food was amazing, the ocean view incredible, and awesome service! See you again next year!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Excellent food and ambience - the best Kennebunkport has to offer.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 18, 2017

We returned to Ocean for the last night of our weeklong visit to Maine. We had a wonderful meal there a couple of years ago and wanted to repeat the experience. The restaurant did not disappoint! The food was creative, well presented and delicious. Service was friendly and professional. It was the best meal of our trip. We will return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Cozy
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

one of the best restaurants we ever dine . Thank you

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Anniversary

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The view from the front window is outstanding. The specialty cocktails were delicious, as was dinner and our waiter was very attentive.

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Service. Was very slow, waiter had to many tables. Salad was great, chicken was overcooked and dry. Very expensive average meal.

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

This was my first trip to Kennybunkport and a friend recommended this restaurant. It did not disappoint. Also it was my birthday and they very eloquently recognized the occasion. Loved the food, our wine selection was superb too. I will definitely return.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Exceptional food. Service a bit slow but worth the wait. Amazing ocean view. Beautiful restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The food was great and the staff was very friendly. Unfortunately it was very foggy so we were unable to enjoy the view fully, but you could tell it would have been breathtaking

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We visit this Restaurant annually after following the chef from Provence in ogunquit. His food quality, presentation and menu has consistently exceeded expectations!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great experience at Oceans to celebrate our anniversary. The service and food were both excellent. We started our meal with complementary champagne to toast our anniversary. The gazpacho with avocado sorbet was amazing. Our entree choices were the lamb and veal mignon. Both were outstanding. Portions were very generous. Can’t wait to return to celebrate another special occasion.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 5, 2017

The scenery and the food were outstanding. Under a gorgeous harvest moon we enjoyed cocktails on the porch and then went inside for an exquisite meal. Do you like to come here to celebrate our birthdays because it such a special place .

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on October 5, 2017

This is our new favorite restaurant. We will definitely go again!

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner with old friends. We had not been there for quite a while and everything was as great as we remembered it to be. The view is the best and the food is just as wonderful. My wife loved her swordfish and all four of us raved about the heirloom tomato salad. Well worth the cost.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 1, 2017

This was the best meal we had during our stay in Kennebunkport. Everything was perfectly prepared and each ingredient in each dish seemed carefully thought out and added to the overall flavor of the dish.

I'm also pregnant and can't drink alcohol and they were able to make me the best mocktail I've had so far this pregnancy.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Gourmet dining par excellance, made extra special by the stunning view. Wine list was equal to and complimentary to the high food standards.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Savannah)·Dined on September 27, 2017

It may not be clear but hors douvres and cocktails on the porch before dinner are a must. Spectacular views of ocean waves breaking on rocks and the ocean. Service impeccable. Fabulous well balanced gazpacho truly excellent. Lobster thermidor a bit too cheesy for me. Lamb and veal very good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

LOVE, LOVE Ocean! It is our fav spot in KPT! worth the money every single time. Lots of older people because it is spendy, but the food is amazing and worth every penny. For anyone coming to town for a special occasion, this is one of our top recomendations! so many GF options

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Tapas
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

This restaurant was fantastic. The food and service was superb. We truly enjoyed our evening here.&

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Ocean met and exceeded our expectations for our anniversary dinner. The staff were very welcoming and friendly. The wait staff were very knowledgeable of the menu and wine offerings. Close attention was paid to our table in that they refilled water and wine glasses, cleared plates and anticipated our needs without prompting. Delivery of our food was well paced and we never felt hurried. Our meals were outstanding. With good weather I recommend arriving early to enjoy a cocktail on their front porch withe Atlantic Ocean just across the street.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Just a fabulous night. So special. Service was fabulous and food was beyond. Was on the expensive side but worth the outlay.

Tags: Romantic, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Very special location...plan to sit on the porch for a cocktail before dinner. It is expensive but we found the servings to be plentiful so sharing is an option. Hardest part though is everything sounds so great you might want to splurge and take left overs home for the next day so you can taste more dishes. The escargot is the best we have ever had.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great dinner with a great view. Excellent service and high quality food! Worth the drive and the value is spot on!

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
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 (New England)·Dined on September 21, 2017

My wife and I celebrated her birthday with her sister and her husband recently at Ocean at Cape Arundel Inn. It was our first time dining there, and we were not disappointed. The ocean views are spectacular overlooking Walker's Point. The service was personable and attentive, and we enjoyed our martinis and appetizers consisting of scallops and escargots. The entrees of lobster and filet mignon were delicious and nicely prepared. We decided to pass on dessert, but it was an outstanding dining experience and we will definitely return to Ocean for special occasions in the future.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Wonderful environment...delicious and beautifully presented cuisine....
Loved it!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Ocean has what I feel to be one of the most beautiful dinning rooms on the coast. Very elegant and tastefully decorated in a classic style. The service is attentive, courteous, and friendly. The food is exceptional and artfully presented. They also offer a limited, but none the less, inviting wine list. I've been to this restaurant several times over the years and in the pass there was a dress code. I miss that aspect of the restaurant. With such an elegant dinning room and menu it calls for a taste of class in how one should dress. To see patrons dinning in sweat shirts and shorts lowers the ambiance of the atmosphere in such surroundings. In spite of that the restaurant deserves 5 stars. Chef Pierre is a master of his craft.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

I reserved a table for two for a special evening with my wife of 42 years. We had a 6:15 pm reservation on saturday and got there 20 minutes early to have a drink. COULD NOT FIND A PARKING SPOT ! Drove around for nearly 20 minutes and then gave up and tried to find a restaurant that could take us. We had to go back to our hotel and actually ate dinner on the top of a backgammon table. Thanks for nothing Ocean. You need MORE PARKING SPACES.

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