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Sea Glass at Inn by the Sea

556 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Special Occasion (7)
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Sea Glass at Inn by the Sea offers an unsurpassed Maine dining experience with spectacular ocean views from its intimate dining room or patio. The freshest local ingredients form the basis of our authentic Maine menu. Sea Glass serves breakfast, lunch and dinner year-round. Hours vary by season.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 7:00am - 11:00am; Brunch: Sunday: 7:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(207) 799-3134
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Andrew Chadwick
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Special events & promotions
Check our website for more information regarding special events. We are always busy with: Holiday, wine dinners and tastings.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine


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What 556 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0  Dined 5 days ago

I have gone to the Inn By the Sea since it opened years ago. The view and the location and the staff are wonderful. They cannot get the food right. The Black Point Inn's Food is far superior. I lived in Cape E for 34 years even living at the old Cresent Beach Inn that burned to the ground where the present Inn stands. The old Inn's food won awards year after year in Maine.....I just do not get it.....why can't they present good food at The Inn by the Sea. I just had lunch with a friend that went there for her Thanksgiving dinner and agreed it was terrible. I too have had Thanksgiving there and my late Father's 80th Birthday there...lousy...sorry

Wendy (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

My husband and I enjoyed the food as much as the view.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

The food was excellent; the service was atrocious. Our server appeared very nervous and seemed befuddled by the basics: she didn't know if the bartender could make a very simple champagne cocktail, failed to bring bread despite promising to do so, had someone else deliver our meals and only reappeared when we were nearly done with our entrees to see if we were pleased with the food. As for the food, the lobster taco appetizer was delicious, if a bit under-seasoned. The seared scallops with shrimp couscous, and the filet mignon with smoked mushrooms and cauliflower, were extremely well prepared. Unfortunately, the poor quality service is the taste that lingered longest after our meal.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Overall very pleasant... good service, food and atmosphere

KimC (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Beef Wellington was remarkable, blueberry martini delicious, Thanks for special night!

DanielleP (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Excellent as always! One of my favorite restaurants in the area!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Amber was our waitress and she was terrific. Just the right level of service, attentive but not intrusive, and very pleasant.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Perfect for a small group to meet. Excellent food and service. Attentive but did not feel hurried.Staff very friendly.

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Setting and staff great but food fell short of our expectations.

vipntpea (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

Beautiful setting, great food and service. Inn By the Sea never disappoints!

bubb (New England)
3.0  Dined on November 6, 2017

We found the food to be very good to excellent in presentation & taste. The arugula, roasted squash salad had a pleasant flavorful dressing but the squash was under cooked & not actually roasted. Everything else about the dinner food was excellent. We also had breakfast which was fantastic.
On another note, the evening service left a lot to be desired. The gentleman had the personality that was void of any inflection and the woman server gave the impression that she was there under duress. When questioned to describe two items on the menu (the Vegan choice & the Dogfish) a description had to be coaxed out of her. By no means did she try to describe in detail the dishes & the features of each. Disappointing. Her smile was completely fake. The am server was wonderful and pleasant.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 5, 2017

Fantastic atmosphere, great food and wonderful service, thank you!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

The let dogs eat in the restaurant where people were eating. I am a dog lover but this is not healthy.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on October 20, 2017

We were married at Inn, so went back to Sea Glass for an anniversary dinner. Beautiful scenery, cozy, and quiet. The food and service was excellent, very seasonal. Impressive wine list and original cocktails. One thing to note, the entree portions are slightly on the smaller side.

vipWoodlander (Houston)
5.0  Dined on October 10, 2017

Lovely place, great service and excellent presentations of food. The steak the first night was superb — the lobster poached in butter terrific. The clam chowder was sublime and silky comfort food! This review is for October 8.

OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on October 2, 2017

Excellent quality. Relatively small menu choice but that makes for far superior quality. My husband and I shared the fish tacos apppetizer and the lobster entree. Fish tacos were delicious and lobster was fresh. We sat outside overlooking the bay in glorious sunshine. There was family nearby roasting marshmallows round the fire pit. After a walk on the beach our evening was complete. Worth every penny

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on October 1, 2017

I've been to Sea Glass many times, but this was my first visit for brunch. As expected, it was excellent!

Jekto (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on September 26, 2017

A delightful, small restaurant at the Inn by the Sea. We had a lovely view of the ocean from our table. The menu is limited but the food was delicious and the service was great.

vipTraveler (New England)
5.0  Dined on September 23, 2017

our most pleasant morning in Portland... breakfast was excellent, staff outstanding and the view spectacular. A hidden gem.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0  Dined on September 17, 2017

The service was horrible. It appeared that the waitress was new and had absolutely no experience in the job. She totally ignored us and there were only two tables occupied at the time (Sunday at noon). We had to ask two buss boys, on three occasions, to get our waitress for us.
Prices on the menu were different for the exact same menu item. We got 4 menus and two of them listed the lobster roll at $14, while the other two listed it at $28 -makes one wonder if they are being treated honestly and fairly..
All in all, this restaurant charges much to much for the poor service.
It appeared that the manager knew about the issues we were having with the false prices on the menu, but never approached us to apologize (and by the way, he should have told us that he would charge the lower price for the lobster roll if we wanted to order it.) That did not happen, and in a restaurant of this level, that should have been a given.
Our experience simply did not live up to what would normally be expected of a restaurant of this price level and rating.