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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

Ocean Ratings and Reviews

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4.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.9

service

4.9

ambience

4.9

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (21)
Romantic (18)
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Good for a Date (16)
Special Occasion (16)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Notable Wine List (13)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Cozy (9)
Tapas (6)
Authentic (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Seasonal (4)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Fun (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Tasting Menu (1)
Business Meals (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

Atmosphere was wonderful, service was fabulous. Meal was not up to par. My wife had the swordfish steak. Wasn’t even close to being cooked. When she cut into it I cringed. When you are paying top dollar, the little things mean everything. They did try to make up for it with a free desert but the damage was done. I do understand an off night but the prices they charge, I expect a perfect evening.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Service was slow to start - first day back after being closed for a bit, so understood. Got better as the night went along. Great food!! Looking forward to coming back soon.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Waterfront, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Romantic
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 (Zacatecas)·Dined 4 days ago

The perfect spot for a romantic Valentine’s dinner; I only wish it were light out so we could see the view! Amazing food, service, and ambiance. Will go back this summer for drinks on the front deck at sunset for sure!

Tags: Tapas, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

As always, Ocean is one of the best places to dine in Kennebunkport! Everything from being warmly greeted upon entrance, Chef Pierre's food is outstanding, and the service is always attentive and professional.

Tags: Scenic View, Authentic, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 4 days ago

Our first experience was wonderful! We truly did not feel rushed and the waitstaff was very attentive. Menu is well thought and executed with details you would expect from a great French chef. We will definitely be back 😁

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Celebrated New Years Eve at Ocean! The tasting menu was delicious and all of our courses were fabulous. Really enjoyed the band and the relaxed atmosphere that was still beautiful and festive.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Seating, food, service all excellent Anniversary and New Year’s Eve. Not normal menu for the night.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year’s Eve. Gracious, friendly, incredible food and great location. We will return!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We have dined at Ocean several times per year over the past 4 years. No matter the table, views of open ocean are stunning. Wait staff are world class, attentive and very nice individuals (particularly Nathan). I have celiac disease and cannot tolerate even trace amounts of gluten from cross-contamination. Chefs Pierre and Justin accommodate my needs and consistently provide superb fine French cuisine for every visit. I have never experienced a gluten reaction. Wine list is excellent with several stand out Chablis.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Fantastic food and wait staff. We both had fish and shared. The appetizers were amazing. Would definitely go again

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Fabulous food, service and atmosphere! The waiter was attentive and very, very accommodating. His recommendations were excellent and the added attention he gave to this Birthday celebration was fantastic!

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Beautiful place, beautiful views of the ocean, terrific service staff, awesome food...
SPOT ON!

Tags: Good for a Date, Tapas, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Fabulous all the way around. There for Christmas Prelude and a big birthday. They were so accommating with our wishes, food was amazing, and all around a memorable evening.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We've been to Ocean several times & it's always wonderful. Food, service and ambiance are all top notch. Already looking forward to visiting again!

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

A FANTASTIC dining experience!!! We went to the Ocean for our 2017 Thanksgiving dinner and the entire experience was wonderful!!! The waitstaff was gracious and competent, the food was AMAZING, the wine list was nicely varied and the view was incomparable! Whike this experience was not inexpensive, it was well worth the cost. I strongly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for an EXCEPTIONAL dining experience

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Seasonal
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 (New England)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Wonderful classic restaurant with a phenomenal view, fabulous, fresh local cuisine, and the best white tablecloth and well trained service in Kennebunk.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on November 16, 2017

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 11, 2017

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

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 (New England)·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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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 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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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Another great dinner

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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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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 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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 (New York Area)·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 18, 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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 (San Francisco)·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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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 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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 (Hawaii)·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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