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About Sea Glass at Inn by the Sea

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.

40 Bowery Beach Road
Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

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

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(207) 799-3134

Website:
http://www.innbythesea.com/

Executive Chef:
Andrew Chadwick

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Check our website www.innbythesea.com for more information regarding special events. We are always busy with: Holiday, wine dinners and tastings.

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Daily 5:30PM - 6:30PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

Sea Glass at Inn by the Sea Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (5)
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Quiet Conversation (4)
Good for a Date (3)
Cozy (3)
Romantic (3)
Scenic View (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Authentic (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Casual (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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 (New England)·Dined on May 8, 2012

It was a dark and stormy night ..... made ever so memorable by dinner at Sea Glass!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 6, 2012

It was awesome food, great menu and very accommodating...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on April 22, 2012

We went for dinner and were back again for brunch the next day. The views are gorgeous. The setting is serene and perfect if you're looking to feel a million miles from the real world. The grilled lobster with rissotto and pickled root vegetables was divine....an unusual and delicious mix of flavors and textures. The portions were generous bu not huge...just enough. For brunch we had bagels and lox-a delicious flavor explosion.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on April 20, 2012

This was our third experience with Sea Glass. The service was impeccable, but the food has been steadily worse on each visit. My first dining experience there was outstanding, my most recent was inedible. (My companion's meal was edible but uninteresting.) It is convenient if you are staying at the hotel but I wouldn't go out of my way to eat here. There are too many fine restaurants with excellent cooking in Portland.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 15, 2012

We sat on the deck, overlooking the ocean, for brunch. The tables weren't out for the season yet, but we got comfortable on some lounge chairs and our server seemed happy to bring our food outside. My husband and I both had the crab cake Benedict and it was absolutely delicious. We will definitely come back for brunch soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on March 24, 2012

First time there and we enjoyed our meal. we will do it again

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 22, 2012

We had a wonderful experience having dinner here this past Thursday evening. we had come to the coast for the afternoon to celebrate my mother's 80th birthday. We were looking for a nice restaurant for dinner and the description of the sea glass looked perfect. We were delighted to find that the reality more than lived up to the description. We were treated very well by the friendly, professional staff. The menu selections were delicious and special, including the desserts. The setting was beautiful and quiet so we could enjoy conversation. I highly recommend this place and hope I get to come here again sometime.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on March 17, 2012

I really wanted to like this restaurant. The location, the service, the decor were all very good. Unfortunately, the meal was spotty- too expensive for so the quality of the preparation.

Upside- lobster with risotto was very good as was the fegatini. Excellent accompaniment with salmon.
Downside- overcooked salmon, 2-3 bite, $13 mushroom tart appetizer; good- but "soft" biscuit was mushy with cheese on top. Fig bruschetta was too sweet- nothing wrong with preparation, just wasn't a good match). The bread served with the meal was barely above supermarket quality. The dessert list did not befit a high end restaurant ( homemade oreos, peanut butter sundae,creme brulee). $100- no alcohol, no dessert.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on March 16, 2012

Very enjoyable dinner, great food and service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 11, 2012

We stayed at the hotel using a travelzoo voucher. Dinner was so good the first night that we made reservations for our second night.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on March 7, 2012

Great spot, great service amazing food!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on March 6, 2012

This is a beautiful restaurant with a breathtaking view. The food and service matches the view - as good as it gets! I always add salt to any food served to me. There was no salt on the table and although I asked for some and got it, it wasn't necessary. The food was expertly prepared and seasoned. The only criticism I have, and it's minor, is the greeting we received. It was lukewarm, but the rest of the experience was so good that it hardly mattered. It certainly didn't alter my overall satisfaction with our dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on March 4, 2012

Fantastic service and food, beautiful spot!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on March 2, 2012

Excellent and attentive wait staff. She was able to describe each menu item well ( and accurately)! Excellent meal and venue.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on February 25, 2012

We had a wonderful meal and will definately be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 25, 2012

The food was very good as was the entire experience. This was our second trip to the Inn by the Sea, and we have had dinner there both times. It is a bit pricy for us, so It is for special occasions, that being said, the view is spectacular and we enjoy it very much.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on February 24, 2012

Great food, with lots of locally-sourced food (especially the focus on Maine lobster). Wonderful staff and service, and decent pricing. Nice drink list too - loved the Maine blueberry martini.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on February 21, 2012

So happy we celebrated a special day here, food,ambience,service.excellent...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on February 18, 2012

The food was good, but not outstanding. The chefs specials were good and appealing but our expectations were never met. It won't be bad, but you won't find yourself going back again during your trip.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on February 17, 2012

We dined at the Sea Glass as part of a travel deal with the Inn by the Sea, where it's located. We were seated promptly in a small but lovely dining room. It was quiet and appropriately lit...very romantic. The food was excellent, nice blend of tastes and fresh ingredients, and generously portioned. I had the ricotta-stuffed gnocchi and my husband had a seafood paella. Both were excellent. The waiter wasn't prepared to make wine suggestions but was definitely amused when we ordered a second dessert (banana split type of thing). We also ate here on Sunday for brunch which was outstanding...loved the crab cake & avocado eggs benedict. We had a window table that had a splendid view of the lawn and the ocean beyond.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2012

We went to Sea Glass for Valentine's Day and ordered from the regular menu. We had an outstanding meal, from the Winter Salad and Mussels to the Rigatoni and Steak Gaucho. Unfortunately, because the mussels and crostini were so good and we could not stop ourselves, we had no room for dessert. We're looking forward to returning to Sea Glass more often, as it's in our own backyard.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 13, 2012

Had a lovely evening. Staff is very attentive. Food was excellent

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on February 12, 2012

A wonderful restaurant. Great wine list and great beer list, too! The food is always great. The people are always nice. We always return for more.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on February 5, 2012

I always enjoy the Sea Glass. The food is always consistently delicious and well prepared.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 30, 2012

When we stay @ Inn By The Sea we usually dine @ The Sea Glass for breakfasts and/or
dinners. The food is expertly prepared and we always leave with the anticipation of
when we will be able to get away again from work and family obligations to return again!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 24, 2012

My wife and I stayed at the Inn by the Sea and decided to have dinner at Sea Glass. Overall our dining experience was amazing. Keep in mind though we were the only two in the restaurant at the time so it was extremely romantic and quite. The waiter was very polite and knowledgeable. The food was delicious. The sauce that came with muscles was soooo good. The drinks were well made. We left the restaurant full and happy. If we lived in Maine we would definitely go here again.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on January 19, 2012

My husband and I just spent a week at the Inn by the sea and dined at the restaurant. We got filet two nights in a row!! delish One of the best i'd ever had!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 15, 2012

In all my years of staying at inns or hotels, eating in nice restaurants or enjoying romantic get aways, I have never experienced such a family (DOG) friendly experience. Bravo for acknowledging man's best friend as a family member!!!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2011

We were looking forward to a very romantic dinner since we were from out of state and had left the baby with grandparents, but we were disappointed. No where did we see on the information about the restaurant did it state that they allowed dogs at this resort. So the entire time we were at dinner people in the lounge were allowing their dogs to bark and howl. The entire time. When you get dressed up and are willing to pay for a fine dining experience that should be what you receive for your money. Over one hundred dollars spent and we would have had a more enjoyable and relaxing time eating dinner at home if our infant daughter had a double ear infection. We will not go back, nor will we recommend it.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2011

We went for Christmas dinner and it was wonderful. I am originally from Los Angeles and since moving to Portland have found the food and service wonderful. Sea Glass was no different. My parents had flown in that night and Sea Glass made us feel comfortable and at home. Everyone was kind, helpful and full of holiday cheer. My parents already have another trip to Sea Glass planned before they head home.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2011

Went here on a holiday (and was glad to find such a nice restaurant open in the Portland area) and really wanted to like the food more because the location, view and staff are outstanding. Unfortunately, the lobster pieces in bisque were rubbery and few, and onions in the clam chowder were raw (caramelization of onions would have helped a lot). Overall, soups and sauces were too salty which tended to mask flavor of the herbs. Crab cakes and side salad dressing were delicious as was the selection of desserts. All dishes were very nicely presented on the plate. Also nice to know this is a dog-friendly inn/spa -- would definitely return.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2011

We went to Seaglass on Christmas day for a special breakfast with my elderly uncle who is recovering from open heart surgery. We had requested a seat with a nice view if possible. He had a beautiful view. Every staff member was so polite, courteous, and helpful. My uncle needed some special help and the staff was right there. My breakfast was delicious. Crabcake eggs benedict with avacado mousse and hollandaise sauce. I would definitely like to return to this restaurant and to thank all of the very attentive staff. Awesome experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2011

The staff at Inn by the Sea are always welcoming and eager to please. The food is fabulous and the cozy dining room is comfortable. The patio is lovely, though it hasn't been warm enough to eat outside yet. Our teenagers love the food and the staff so it's a popular choice for a nice evening out. Seasonal drink menu is creative and delicious!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2011

Food was excellent. We thought it was expensive for what you got but the portions were certainly enough.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 3, 2011

The view from the restaurant is relaxing...the dining area is very small,but comfortable. I enjoyed brunch here on a Sat morning while traveling the east coast. The atmosphere is inviting and our wait person very engaging and prompt. Food arrived in a reasonable amount of time, the bisque was a bit more tomato based than is usual and the lobster invisible. Unfortunately, you wont write home about the menu. I chose a variety of breakfast items all of which were nicely presented, warm on arrival, and tasted satisfactory. If you are a foodie...try elsewhere.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2011

The setting of this restaurant is fabulous. The food is fine but there are many amazing restaurants in Portland to choose from and this wouldn't make my top 10.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 16, 2011

We had a truly pleasurable dinner. We were treated very well by the staff and the food was delicious!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 11, 2011

I'm a vegetarian and had butternut squash soup & pumpkin gnocchi. My husband had lobster bisque, scallops & seafood paella. All of the food was excellent.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2011

Very easy to book a reservation!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2011

This was our second dinner at Sea Glass. To be honest, we chose it for convenience because we were staying st the hotel. This time the menu focused heavily on root vegetables, which I don't like, so I found fewer options to choose from. The lobster risotto had a subtle citrus flavor, the rice was tender, and local carrots were cooked but not too soft. Lobster with gnocchi sounded great, but the sauce was soupy and the vegetables overcooked.. Apple tart with gelato had a crisp buttery crust, firm apple slices, and house made vanilla gelato. The wines by the glass selections were plentiful and worked well with the food. We'd go back.

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