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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)
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Paleo Friendly (1)
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Tasting Menu (1)
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·Dined on August 10, 2017

We had a little trouble finding this restaurant until we called and learned it was part of the Cape Arundel Inn. The location is terrific, but the parking was limited. Lucky we got there early. The food was delicious and prepared perfectly except for 2 minor omissions that were quickly set right. The oysters were fresh and tender, but served with a grapefruit sauce that was odd. They brought us some horseradish which was how we enjoyed them. The second was when we ordered Irish Coffee and the waiter brought just that; coffee with some Irish Whiskey in it...but soon brought out some sweetened cream to top it off . All in all a lovely dinner in gorgeous setting with attentive service,

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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 (Key West)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Very nice location with great view of Walker Point and ocean. Lovely, elegant place. Enjoyed having cocktails on porch before dining. We didn't even realize it but the Bushes (Sr. & Barbara) were diagonally across from us at dinner. The greens salad and lobster dish were uniquely good as was the chocolate dessert of the evening. The service was uneven - seemed like our waiter was preoccupied elsewhere.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Excellent food and service. Wonderful view of Walker's Point, the Bush estate. Expensive, so it's best for special occasions.

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

Great food and service

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 (New England)·Dined on August 5, 2017

I had the tuna and it was wonderful. The only slight complaint was the bok choy was a bit gritty. The sauce was amazing, as were the spring rolls. The hit of the night was the chocolate dessert. It was the best I have ever tasted and would go back for that alone. My friend had the cod, both meals were the specials for the night and they did not disappoint. She loved her grilled veggies and we ate every last bite! We have been before, and will go again. Had a nice bottle of wine on the porch before dinner, with views that are unsurpassed!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on August 4, 2017

We own a house in Kennebunkport, we dine regularly at Ocean ,Tides and Earth. We love all of them. The advantage Ocean has over the other 2 is their staff. The waiters at Tides and Earth are always changing and not very knowledgeable. The waiters at Ocean are the best; very professional and they know what they are talking about. The female waitress who served us last time even recognized us. Highly recommend Ocean!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Healthy, Seasonal, Hot Spot, Waterfront
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·Dined on August 4, 2017

My husband and I cannot say enough about the whole experience of celebrating our anniversary here. From the warm and welcoming service to the creative cuisine to the scenic ocean view, we would highly recommend Ocean restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on August 3, 2017

We always dine here for our anniversary. Never disappointed

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Cozy, Organic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Tapas
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 2, 2017

The food was exceptionally well prepared and presented. A creative chef that seems to work wonders with the high quality ingredients he utilizes. Beautiful setting.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Montreal)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Ocean was a great restaurant. The food was excellent and the service was very good. The view of the ocean was spectacular. I highly recommend the restaurant.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, People Watching, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (Naples)·Dined on July 31, 2017

The server was very knowledgeable and gave us a lot of insight into the food selection and preparation. Although very busy, she found time to deliver the food in a timely manner and checked back on a regular basis. Ambiance was excellent and the views great. Menu is pricey but presentation was excellent. We would certainly recommend this restaurant for an upscale dining experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

My husband and I enjoyed dining here for his 50th! The atmosphere, food, cocktails and beautiful ocean view made it an exceptional experience that we will always remember.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Casual, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Being vegetarian we were very disappointed in the menu. Apparently the wait staff thinks vegetarian means all we want is salad since it's what she pointed out when we asked about a meal. Turns out we should have listened to her. Sadly the meal was nothing to rave about. Noodles and veggies. No imagination. The meat eaters in our party were happy with their meals though. The beet salad is fabulous! If we go again (mainly for the ambiance) we will make a meal of salads.....Which really is kind of sad for a restaurant now a days.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Outstanding meal. Can't wait to go back!
Service was great. The drinkable were creative and special. The chef is amazon Ng.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Service excellent was excellent. They brought us complimentary glasses of champagne when we mentioned it was our anniversary.

Room has great view, nicely spaced tables very comfortable.

Very nice menu choices more variety than I often see. Hard to decide but everything looked great.

Only item we didn't love was a dessert selection as the cake was not a favorite, but the accompanying ice cream was excellent.

We would go back again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2017

We have no words to describe the perfection of Ocean. We look so forward to our yearly get away with the thought of this restaurant as our very special night out while on vacation. The people, food, and the ambience can not compare to anything a must for all thinking about it.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 23, 2017

we like this place....but first they brought me the wrong order, so we dealt with that....it turned out okay....my real compaint is with my wife's fillet mignon....it came cut in half...alright, but it was hard to slice and somewhat chewy to eat....not a good cut of filet mignon and certainly not for the hefty price.....sorry to say

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 22, 2017

One of the best meals we have had in a long time. It was our first anniversary and definitely one we will always remember thanks to the Ocean restaurant. They even brought us champagne to toast! The server was so knowledgeable, but also relaxed and kind. Gorgeous views of the ocean and very intimate setting. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

We returned to Ocean to celebrate our anniversary again this summer. The experience was not quite as good as we found it to be last year. The noise level was too high, my filet mignon was fatty, my husband's swordfish was dry. But presentation was nice and as always service was very good.

Tags: Scenic View, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Expensive and worth every penny ! Food and service are both outstanding, ambiance is sublime and the views out of this world.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Delicious food with an outstanding view. Part of the Cape Arundel inn which was a great long weekend destination.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Just the best restaurant in Maine!!!..Food is consistently amazing!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Beautiful food with a beautiful view. Thank you for making my best friends birthday one to remember.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Superb food , service started slow but picked up nicely. Creative plate and entire meal did not disappoint. Go early and have a drink on the porch with great view of the ocean.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 13, 2017

We dine here every year when we go to Maine. Great to have drinks on the porch overlooking the ocean followed by dining at Ocean.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 13, 2017

A must visit in Kennebunkport. Excellent service and an amazing ocean view. The food is carefully prepared and artfully presented. Excellent wine list!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Wonderful experience!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Service was professional and very good. Food was fresh and view is terrific.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on July 9, 2017

THE MOST MEMORABLE DINING EXPERIENCE WE'VE EVER HAD! 5 STARS IS NOT ENOUGH TO RATE HOW WONDERFUL THIS RESTAURANT WAS! ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING WAS PERFECTION!!!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on July 6, 2017

great food; great service in a lovely atmosphere. would highly recommend it.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Romantic, Fun
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Amazing view and Friendly staff. Start with the caprese and order the lobster (or swordfish)!!!

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront
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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Dining at Ocean Restruant is a celebration in itself with 360* views of the Atlantic Ocean. The well trained staff offers perfect hospitality and the most divine food. Chef Pierre Gignac's French inspired creations will delight the most discerning of palettes. Not only are the dishes delectable the presentation is spectacular. Laura P assisted at our table and made my husbands birthday an evening to remember. Thank you for a five star dining experience!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on July 1, 2017

For an amazing dinner anywhere near Kennebunkport, there is Ocean -- and then there is everywhere else. It's the perfect combination of exquisite food, attentive service, and casual elegant atmosphere.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Amazing views, beautiful presentation of food which was delicious, and very attentive servers!! A must while visiting Kennebunkport.

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Great dinner and terrific ocean view. Well worth the tariff.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Paleo Friendly
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 30, 2017

We feel that it is a TREAT to go to Ocean. The food is always outstanding. There is something for each persons taste. The service is excellent. The views of the ocean are amazing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Top quality in every aspect: service, food, ambiance, presentation all were outstanding. The price is high, but worth it for such excellence.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 28, 2017

They treated us very well with a great table and champagne to celebrate our wedding anniversary
Love this restaurant

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Wonderful food, nice view, and attentive service. Thanks for the lovely evening!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on June 26, 2017

The ambiance and service was outstanding. Had not been there in 10 years and loved the renovations. The menu offered many excellent choices. The heirloom tomato and burrata cheese salad was excellent. We both had the cod special which was excellent but expensive. Not a place I could afford on a regular basis but outstanding for a special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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