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The Bistro at Ocean House, Westerly, RI

The Bistro at Ocean House

4.7
4.7
268 Reviews
$31 to $50
Bistro

The Bistro accepts public dining reservations up to 10 days in advance. Overnight guests may call to make dining reservations at any time.

At Ocean House, our classic American Bistro menu invites guests and visitors to enjoy casual, seasonally inspired dishes. Available for breakfast, lunch and dinner in The Bistro, Bar and Lounge, and in the members-only Club Room and Club Terrace, the Bistro menu offers traditional brasserie fare with a New England flavor. Begin your morning with inspired breakfast classics, fresh pastries or a colorful spread inspired by the season’s bounty. For lunch and dinner, a selection of starters and entrees are simply prepared and presented, with an emphasis on fresh local meats and sustainable seafood.

CUISINE
A classic American brasserie menu with an emphasis on featured seasonal ingredients and traditional club specialty items including grilled meats and inspired sides.

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Booked 23 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, Contemporary French / American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Sat 7:00 am–10:30 am Brunch Sun 8:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm Bar Daily 2:30 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (401) 584-7000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Westerly

  • Cross street

    1 Bluff Ave, Westerly, RI 02891

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 268 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Rhode Island

    Scenic View

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  1. JP

    JennP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience5

    Miss the brunch, but these are the times we live in. Our waitress was nice but service was slow, seems they were well understaffed across all the restaurants. First course had nice options, but waitress forgot the pastries. Second course, had tomato soup and salad, both were excellent. Entree course was basil chicken (good, nothing spectacular, I mean it’s chicken, right?) and eggs Benedict (nice touch with the two different bases). Desserts were ok, this week was blackberry mousse (meh)

  2. NS

    NicoleS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server Ivan was amazing! Outstanding service and food was delicious.. will come back again!

  3. BG

    BarbaraG

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and ambience. Excellent service and attentive staff. Very pricey though.

  4. MB

    MrBill2005

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a lovely afternoon. Everything/everyone was perfect. Samantha, our server, was wonderful. She has all the right knowledge & personality & will, no doubt, be a great asset to the restaurant & hotel!

  5. PM

    PaulM

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Unmatched surroundings, very good service, good food. Except for the gluey and clam-free clam chowder, everything was wonderful. P.S. The chowder was taken off the bill.

  6. DA

    DanielA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service and cuisine is fantastic. Highly Recommend!

  7. JG

    JohnG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Enjoyable night

  8. JG

    JaniceG

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Atmosphere of the Ocean House overall is lovely. The service at the Bistro is very attentive, however, we felt the food was no better than other nice restaurants in the area that are a better value.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We came for The Ocean House’s jazz brunch for Mother’s Day and my wife was elated. The food and service were impeccable, and the beautiful property speaks for itself. A true 5 star resort.

  10. M

    Mary

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The servers to the valet staff were all very friendly and attentive. The view was breathtaking. The food savory and delicious.

  11. k

    kmk425

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Bistro never fails to disappoint. Top shelf service and exquisite dining experience. They have an extensive wine list. A sommelier is on hand to assist if you have questions. The Stonington scallops were outstanding, as was the beet salad. Be sure to order dessert… the chocolate mousse cake was incredible. Plan on an expensive night, but dining in this historic gem hotel is memorable!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A great way to celebrate a special occasion as my wife’s birthday.

  13. CF

    CynthiaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Quiet and low key dining experience. All about the view and the food. Most extensive wine list ever!

  14. PF

    PeterF

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really nice time. Went here to get out of the house on a beautiful Spring day. Food, service and ambience were all outstanding. Recommend highly the lobster roll.

  15. l

    lulu

    New England

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5

    I've been going to the Ocean House for years and have usually loved the service and the food. This was my first time this year. I was somewhat taken aback by how slow and disorganized the service was. We waited forever for the food and even longer for the bill (the waitress blamed the sommelier). They forgot to bring one of the items I ordered. The food was ok,nothing spectacular. I've had and expect better from this place, something was definitely off this year

  16. BR

    BillR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic meal in a great environment. Victor, our waiter, was attentive and helpful.

  17. WV

    WV123

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Food just wasn’t very good. Loud and drunk people at the bar. Disappointing

  18. MO

    MariaO

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3

    We came in and they received us very well. Table was nice, waiters were nice too. We ordered the wine immediately and then the food. I notices the wine was taking too long. They brought the first course but not the wine. The food was on the table and the glasses were empty. The sommelier came after and said they did not have the wine I chose but they were offering another similar one for the same price which was nice. The first course was finished when the wine was served. The interval between courses exceeded 40 minutes. No one was attentive to serve more wine. I had to ask every time. Main course arrived and the fries were cold, they offered to change them but it was my only course, I was hungry and disappointed. I said I did not wanted to waste food, I was going to eat some of the cold fries. One of the managers came to excuse the service and quality of the food. They asked if I wanted more wine or anything else. I said no, politely. We had our dishes and then my daughters ordered dessert and they offered a complimentary one that was very good. My believe is that they were taking care of a private diner and neglected the regular dining service. I was very impressed by the lack of timing and assertiveness in the service. They were many waiters I just feel they were not trained properly. Food was nice apart from the cold fries, but the service is a huge part of the dining experience and it was poor. I was sad because I live in New York and chose this place to celebrate my 58th birthday and the result was not what I thought it would be. We had a nice time because that's how we are, but even though they apologize 100 times I would not go back because there are so many other options where a bottle of wine won't take 45 minutes to get to the table and some fries will arrive cold after waiting a long time for the main course. Fries, nothing fancy, just fries. I believe they wanted to make it up to us, but the dining experience can't be fixed with apologies.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A wonderful experience all around. Pricey but worth it. The food was fantastic and the portion sizes reasonable.

  20. NS

    NinaS

    Acapulco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    It was delightful. only disappointment - I had the grilled cheese with apple but it was more grilled apply with a tiny bit of cheese.

  21. KG

    KristenG

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding service. Really friendly staff and the food was top-notch. A fun dinner out.

  22. j

    johnd

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From start to finish a wonderful experience and the vistas were beyond compare highly recommended

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We usually dine as a couple or with friends during the summer. Today was our daughters first birthday so we decided to head up from CT and make a fun filled birthday celebration for her. The table was set with a children’s menu and high chair upon arrival. Per usual, wonderful experience! Nicole our waitress was extremely professional and ensured everything was perfect. Our one year old (and ourselves) loved the crab cakes, lobster, chicken club and the home made ice cream! Thank you for a wonderful afternoon!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A birthday lunch for my mom … The Ocean House has been our go-to spot for special occasions for years. So classy!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great all around.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had such a memorable birthday dinner thanks to the staff! Everyone was so attentive and wonderful. I cannot thank them enough and can’t wait to go back.

  27. M

    Mimi

    New England

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful lunch at The Bistro. We were on a side porch looking over the ocean and beach on a sunny day. I had the Caesar Salad with grilled Salmon which was perfectly done. My husband had the Ocean House Club Sandwich with applewood chicken, Black Forest ham, and bacon. He asked the kitchen to warm the chicken and bacon in addition to toasting the bread which they did, and he loved it. He also had the New England Clam Chowder which he said was very good and not too heavy. Just a perfect meal and wonderful service by C. Tingley.

  28. S

    Sherrie66

    New England

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always amazing! Always. The food, ambience and service. Location is perfect! Been here about 40 times. Lovely!

  29. EK

    EKC278

    New England

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service, delicious food and the view is unbeatable.

  30. VM

    VincentM

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience5

    Jan 1 brunch Food quality was not in line with cost of brunch. 1st course was a tower with a variety of items. Grapes were not washed. No bread served with chartruterie, shrimp were small. 2nd course salad / smoothie bowl Both were average quality. 3rd course eggs Benedict. Eggs were hard boiled. Short rib hash consisted of a bowl of potatoes with 5 minute pieces of short rib. Very disappointing for $200 Ambiance was fantastic.

  31. TC

    TheresaC

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Breakfast was amazing ! Wonderful service, food was great, excellent view and ambiance.

  32. KS

    KirstenS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    We were actually disappointed with the quality of the food. We ordered burgers at the bar, and they cost $25 each....we honestly have had better burgers at local pubs for half the price...and the fries were awful...frozen, not house made....shame on you Ocean House..... On another note...the bartender Amy was OUTSTANDING!!!!! We would come back to drink with her at the bar anytime....but will not be ordering burgers here ever again.....

    The Bistro at Ocean HouseResponded on December 27, 2021

    Thank you for your kind words about Amy. We will share your concern and comments with the culinary team. Sincerely, Dant Hirsch President and Managing Director

  33. KC

    KimC

    New England

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mother / Daughter Christmas dinner .

    The Bistro at Ocean HouseResponded on December 27, 2021

    Thank you for your Five-Star review of Bistro. We appreciate you selecting us for your mother/daughter Christmas dinner! Warm regards, Dant Hirsch President and Managing Director

  34. A

    Alicia

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Quiet and relaxing atmosphere conducive to having a dining experience that recharged our batteries after a busy week. We had an attentive server and a well-paced meal. Delicious wine choice offered by the Somme. My fiancé ordered the braised short rib and it was tender and flavorful, perfectly cooked. We will definitely come again!

    The Bistro at Ocean HouseResponded on December 27, 2021

    Thank you for your Five-Star review of Bistro. We appreciate your very kind words about our team and look forward to the pleasure of serving you again. Warm regards, Dant Hirsch President and Managing Director

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Ocean House is certainly my first recommendation to anyone looking for a special night out with family or friends. The scallops with mushroom risotto were amazing! Thank you for making us feel so welcome and for making it such a memorable night for my family.

  36. KR

    KarenR

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our night was excellent. Our server was outstanding, the food was the best we have ever had, and the ambience was quiet yet Christmas feeing

    The Bistro at Ocean HouseResponded on December 27, 2021

    Thank you for your Five-Star review of Bistro. Warm regards, Dant Hirsch President and Managing Director

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful experience from start to finish! The service was top notch and the food was exceptional.

    The Bistro at Ocean HouseResponded on December 27, 2021

    Thank you for your kind words and five star review of Bistro. Warm regards, Dant Hirsch President and Managing Director

  38. TC

    ThomasC

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. Just a a beautiful setting and the food is excellent! The service is perfect and not rushed.

    The Bistro at Ocean HouseResponded on December 27, 2021

    Thank you for your kind words and five star review of Bistro. Warm regards, Dant Hirsch President and Managing Director

  39. CH

    ChrisH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our experience at the Ocean House was wonderful in every way! We had two extra diners join us at the last minute and arrangements were made without hesitation. Our servers were all very professional and equally pleasant. The food was delicious and the ambiance was delightful. We will return soon!!

    The Bistro at Ocean HouseResponded on December 27, 2021

    Thank you for your kind words and five star review of Bistro. Warm regards, Dant Hirsch President and Managing Director

  40. DB

    DonnaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Ocean House experience was as it always is - great..

    The Bistro at Ocean HouseResponded on December 27, 2021

    Thank you for your kind words and five star review of Bistro. Warm regards, Dant Hirsch President and Managing Director

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

The Bistro at Ocean House is rated 4.7 stars by 268 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 23 times today
Google Map for The Bistro at Ocean House

1 Bluff Ave Westerly, RI 02891

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    1 Bluff Ave, Westerly, RI 02891

  • Neighborhood

    Westerly

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Sat 7:00 am–10:30 am Brunch Sun 8:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm Bar Daily 2:30 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, Contemporary French / American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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