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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.
Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Sea Glass at Inn by the Sea Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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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