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Date
Fri, 4/20
Time
9:00 PM
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Ocean

4.8
832 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Romantic
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Contemporary French / American, Italian
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Hours of operation
5:00pm - close
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Phone number
(207) 967-2125
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Pierre Gignac
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Entertainment
Music on the Lawn: 4-6pm, Wednesdays in July & August. Enjoy acoustic guitar while sipping sweet cocktails and watching the ocean wave.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 832 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on October 10, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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 .

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5.0Dined on October 5, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on September 30, 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined on September 23, 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on September 17, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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1.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on September 14, 2017

Wonderful evening with outstanding service from hostess to waitstaff ( Emily!). Thank you for making our anniversary special!

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5.0Dined on September 14, 2017

The region has become an annual event for us and this restaurant is included as "a must" place to dine when we are there. Highly recommend as much for the food -service and location to all.

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4.0Dined on September 13, 2017

Excellent waitress (?Laura) and cuisine. Lovely table by a window with an ocean view. So happy the restaurant, which we’ve eaten at since it just served breakfast, has only improved over time. Lovely decor as well.

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3.0Dined on September 13, 2017

This was our third year dining at Ocean. They must have a new Chef. Food was either overdone or bland. Appetizer should never have been served. To their credit, they took it off the bill.

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3.0Dined on September 11, 2017

Fabulous setting, friendly service, poorly executed (to our palate) food. Crab velouté soup was overwhelmed by lemon and aromatic flavors. Lobster entree: the meat was perfectly cooked but underseasoned (should have added salt to the steaming water). When the vegetables are the star of a lobster dish, something is seriously wrong.

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5.0Dined on September 9, 2017

Have visited Ocean multiple times over the last five years or so. Never disappointed! The menu is creative (but not outlandish). Great serving staff, many there for multiple years (always a good indicator of a quality place).

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5.0Dined on September 9, 2017

Inspired menu, excellent presentation, and food. Super service with charm and a smile. The location on the ocean is spectacular. The ambiance romantic and classy.

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5.0Dined on September 9, 2017

Extraordinary experience. We knew the chef in a prior restaurant; and he has considerably upped his game

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5.0Dined on September 7, 2017

My husband is a restaurant manager so his expectations of restaurants are very high. He thought of his meal as 'the best meal he's ever had'. Also, the service was exceptional. Our waiter, Matt R, was incredibly knowledgeable of the dishes. We were there on the last night of our honeymoon and it was the perfect send off.

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5.0Dined on September 6, 2017

Excellent experience for our 2 year Anniversary. Waitress was great and personable.

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5.0Dined on September 4, 2017

Food ambiance service were all Topnotch! Great bartender and live piano music! Highly recommend

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5.0Dined on September 3, 2017

Exceeded all expectations. From the service to the presentation to the service; this restaurant did not disappointment.

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5.0Dined on September 3, 2017

We enjoyed a wonderful anniversary celebration recently at Ocean. We had been fans of Provence in Ogunquit, and fans of the dining room at Cape Arundel Inn. When the chef switched over several years ago, we had gone for an anniversary dinner with great expectations. Although we were terribly disappointed then, we are so glad we gave Ocean a second chance. Our recent visit was the best meal of the summer! We enjoyed a fabulous meal and and outstanding service.

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4.0Dined on September 3, 2017

Views are spectacular. Ambience is lovely. Most of the dishes were excellent, especially the appetizers - gazpacho and foi gras. The duck entree was not great though - was disappointed in that. Service was perhaps overly attentive, were asked repeatedly if we were finished when clearly we were not. Made us feel that they wanted to rush us through dinner.

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5.0Dined on September 1, 2017

Oceans has become our annual restaurant for celebrating our wedding anniversary and we continue to have a wonderful dining experience. The creativity and freshness of the food selections are outstanding and continue to expose our palates to new and exciting tastes that keep us coming back each year.

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5.0Dined on August 31, 2017

Anniversary

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5.0Dined on August 31, 2017

Ocean is our favorite place when we vacation in Maine. Cocktails on the porch before dinner, overlooking the ocean - breathtaking. A table with a view of the ocean. Knowledgeable waiters of the food and wine, and take pride in what the do- taking care of us. And the food is outstanding. Chef Pierre never disappoints.

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