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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

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Quiet

88% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (4)
Romantic (4)
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Great for Lunch (3)
Waterfront (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Casual (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Authentic (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (New England)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Went for Sunday Brunch and it was delicious. Celebrated a birthday. Great food and service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 18, 2017

My husband and I love Sea Glass. Romantic, great food, exceptional cocktails and top notch service. We look forward to this March weekend every year.

Tags: Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on March 5, 2017

Overall food was good but a few odd service details. One, the appropriate silver was never cleared after the course. It would just sit there, though my partners silver was. Also there was some food left right in the middle of the table that stuck out like a sore thumb that was never cleaned even though it was from our first course. I just kept staring at it.
My entree came with a fume (sauce that was to be poured table side) which was great, but the server without asking me decided to pour the sauce ON TOP of my crispy fish skin. What?! I quickly scraped it off but the damage was done. While their intention was good....you would think the chef would have given the staff direction.
And my creme brûlée the consistency was off putting. It was a thick and unpleasant texture though good flavor.
I expected more considering the location and price.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 2, 2017

Lovely setting: elegant glassed-in room overlooking the shore. Food was quite good, especially the vegetable sides and the salads. The obligatory lobster dish was forgettable, at least when I was there. Menu seems to change with some regularity.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 24, 2017

My husband and I love going to the Sea Glass for "date nights" after a long work week. The food is reliably excellent every time and the service is warm and delightful. We are locals and feel blessed to have such a gem in our backyard. The restaurant scene in Portland is always "hopping." But sometimes you just need a quiet elegant and low key meal. Sea Glass never disappoints. Try the Farmers Salad and tuna tartare. They are fantastic!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Cozy, Scenic View
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 15, 2017

This was our 2nd visit. The food and quiet ambiance is what brought us back, and it was as good as we remembered it. Food is outstanding, savor every spoonful.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2017

Went for New Years Day Brunch and came away very disappointed. The coffee was warm, not hot, and we had to request cream be brought to the table after it was served. The breakfast entrees were a sub par. Eggs Benedict was requested as a soft poach and was over done, and the Almond Encrusted French Toast with candied almonds and blueberry compote was a huge disappointment. It consisted of one, single slice of bread (for $16), it was raw in the middle and burnt on one side. Not a single almond could be found anywhere on the plate or the French toast, and there was not even an almond flavor. The spoonful of compote was obviously frozen, and was the only thing on the plate besides the French toast. A side of bacon was ordered and after it fell off of the side plate and onto the table as it was being served, the gentleman serving it simply picked up the bacon with his bare hands, returned it to the plate and left. Hoping it was an off day for them.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2016

Everyone is so welcoming. Rachael our server always recognizes us and makes sure we get our "locals'" discount. No other restaurant does this. Thank you.
Mark K at the concierge desk is always enthusiastic to see return customers. He has just the right personality for his position. He has extended many kindnesses to me over the years and I apprecite all of them.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2016

Myself and two other close friends had Christmas dinner at the Inn. Although we all felt it to be somewhat overpriced what we did receive was excellent. The dinner was listed on the web site at $65 we were charged $68, Our server, Tiffany, immediately credited our bill with $9 which was great. It was a gathering of friends, food was important but more important was the interaction of friends. Bar prices ($18 for a 12 year Scotch and $10 for a glass of house wine) were quite high. We were made to feel comfortable, were not hurried in any manner and Food was brought quickly and was excellent. I would recommend the Sea Glass Inn to others and we will certainly use the Sea Glass Inn next Christmas.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2016

Where should I start? From the moment we made our reservation, we were treated very well; I had food requirements, spoke with Andrew, and all went smoothly from there. He was so very helpful. Donald was great and very helpful, the hostess, and Katherine our waitress couldn't have been nicer. We would like to eat in your lovely restaurant again, would like to spend an overnighter w/our very well behaved English Lab, and perhaps try breakfast.

The quality of our food was fresh, the selection of veggies, and desserts were superb. And...our main course/entre was simple and most delicious. We don't particularly care for ultra 'gourmet' meals; for us, simplicity and quality are important. The presentation was wonderful - not too much oil - perfect! The medley of carrots was creative and delicious.

We live in Yarmouth and usually stay within our parameters, but will broaden our scope more often now. Thank You, the Clements

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 22, 2016

We were visiting in Maine and tried this restaurant. The food was outstanding as was the service. Ambiance was very with exception of a very loud table in the corner...not the restaurants fault.

Tags: Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2016

We loved the food with the previous chef, who now owns and runs MK in Gorham (also fantastic). The first time we dined with the new chef, we were not quite as impressed with Sea Glass, as it's not cheap and our expectations were high. I can confidently say that the new chef has hit his groove and is turning out excellent, creative food in the same great atmosphere. We enjoyed the skate wing special and braised beef, and both entrees were exceptionally well done! The server could not have been more kind and attentive. We will be back for sure!!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Food, drinks & service all excellent

Tags: Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2016

We were at The Inn for 2 days and had Breakfast here both days. The Food was great, the service was excellent and we really enjoyed our stay

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 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2016

We had a late Breakfast at Sea Glass everything was delicious. I highly recommend it whether you're staying at the Inn or not. Lexi was our server and was top notch

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 (New England)·Dined on November 16, 2016

We love Sea Glass the Food and Service are excellent. The View is great day or night Michael was out server and was very helpful. We love to stay and Inn By The Sea and have Dinner at Sea Glass

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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2016

The service is great, the ambience attractive. The food is hit or miss in a desire to be either trendy or avant garde. For example, the lobster bisque and the mushroom torchon were both terrific dishes, the salmon (a special that day), equally good. But the tomato sauce with the salmon was far too salty and detracted from rather than enhanced the salmon. The short ribs were done to the point where the texture was lost, which of course lessened the flavor. Also, there could have been more reduction sauce with them -- that might have helped in terms of flavor. Dessert was fine, albeit a little sweet, but that should be recognized in the name which said ti was a honey infused tart.

Food prices are OK, but $8 for a double esprresso is absurd and the wines tend to be considerably overpriced.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 15, 2016

All three of us had surf and turf. While the scallops were very good the steak was very mediocre. It was our last night in Maine and the meal was our most expensive of the week and surprisingly the least satisfying. The meat was tough and grisly and very poor quality.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2016

My wife and I have been dining at the Inn By The Sea for many years. We were not impressed with the last chef at the Sea Glass restaurant and we were looking forward to the NEW chef which was written up in the newspaper. However, the new menu is quite limited and the dishes they offered were rather weird. The lobster dish my wife ordered had very little lobster and lots of small shell pasta. The dessert menu would have benefited with a seasonal pie choice, a cake choice, a brownie choice or just assorted cookies. The service was nice and we had a picture perfect window table however, we will not be returning to the Sea Glass Restaurant.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee
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 (New England)·Dined on October 12, 2016

Wonderful spot for a afternoon lunch. Will try dinner next time

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Scenic View, Disabled Access, Outstanding Value, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2016

The room is extremely noisy. Menu is very limited however the wine list is very good and relatively well priced.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 24, 2016

Love this place. Very very delicious

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 22, 2016

My favorite soup at the Sea Glass was the New England Clam Chowder. I had it two days in a row, once in the restaurant and once at the bar.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on September 22, 2016

Dog friendly. Must visit if you want to pamper your pup.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Organic, Good for a Date, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on September 19, 2016

Lighting pour in order to read menu...seated by window...third table.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2016

Excellent restaurant! The food is delicious and the view is lovely.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Fun, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 11, 2016

We were underwhelmed. Pricey. Not much bang for your buck. The seasonal veggies ( entree) were appetizer size. Huge disappointment for 3 of four dishes.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 8, 2016

Charming spot on Cape Elizabeth

If you are passing through the area it is worth a trip to Cape Elizabeth. Delicious lunch choices, freshly made dishes. Outside view was not what I expected, but still very nice. You can see the water a distance away. But it was still worth the trip.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on September 6, 2016

This was our third eighth year we have gone there for our anniversary and the last three have gotten worse each time. This year we got forgotten in the corner, my wife's dinner was like a salt lick, my lobster was so over cooked could barley eat it. I have given suggestions in the past. I think three strike and your out we will probably try The Black Point Inn next time.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2016

We came in part to experience the new chef and were generally quite pleased. The lobster bisque was delicious as was the amuse bouche. I had the scallops and my one complaint was the descriptor of 'warm potato salad'. I did not expect picnic style potato salad; rather I thought it would be an inventive use of potatoes with onions or olives. Instead it was simply roasted potatoes which were rather dull in contrast with the scallops. Given how 'sweet' scallops are, a savory side would have been a wonderful contrast.

Another unfortunate distraction was the presence of flies. We totally understand this is the season when they show up. However we did find the explanation to be overdone. In the future we would recommend simply acknowledging that the indoor/outdoor nature of Sea Glass makes it difficult to avoid them altogether.

We will come back as the setting is exceptional and we think the chef is headed in the right direction.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (New England)·Dined on August 20, 2016

Enjoyed a delicious dinner at Seaglass . Ambience warm and welcoming, food delicious, and our server was knowledgable. Highly recommend. New chef is doing all the right things! One suggestion...entrees could have used a bit of vegetable or pasta to compliment the swordfish.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on August 19, 2016

Very nice restaurant in Cape Elizabeth. Excellent food and excellent wait staff. Sitting outdoors in the sea breeze is very pleasant. Not your typical Maine coastal restaurant. Reminded us of Shutters in Santa Monica. We would go back without hesitation.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on August 16, 2016

The service was slow, but the staff was nice and courteous. The food is very expensive for what you get.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·Dined on August 8, 2016

Having drinks outside was absolutely beautiful with all of the flowers then the ocean in the background.
Our server was very accommodating in getting us a table outside which was a change to our original reservation due to our size.
Service and food were very good.
A little noisy with the two tables beside us with children.
Mosquitos were very bad the minute the sun went down. Maybe consider spraying. We use a great non-toxic spray at our cabin in the middle of the woods. It is amazing. The name of the company is Mosquito Squad.

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·Dined on August 6, 2016

The "duck confit" special was anything but. I'm assuming the chef has not had duck confit. What is was in fact was Top Ramen Noodles (I swear if it wasn't Top Ramen it tasted exactly like it including having the same noodles) Soup with a hint of duck via maybe 3 tiny pieces. Not even close to duck confit.
The Lobster poached in butter was prepared well and delicious. However I have never seen lobster that small before and venture a guess that they used Canadian lobster as Maine restricts catch size. For a $40 entree you'd think they could have gone at least to a 1 1/2 pd lobster at this time of year.
View was lovely but inside was extremely loud and no effort made by the waitstaff to control the experience.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 5, 2016

Excellent food and attentive service. Portions are rather small for the price.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 30, 2016

First negative food experience here, but still can't beat the setting. Eggs Benedict-eggs were way over done and home fries under done. Bloody Mary's and Hollandaise sauce were amazing!

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 (New England)·Dined on July 28, 2016

It was great and the view is super. The cocktails were awesome. The bisque was great. Could always have slightly bigger portions.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 26, 2016

I was reluctant to return to Sea Glass after a disastrous meal last fall, and was pleasantly surprised when I returned with friends last week. The food was really good and the service much improved. I was especially impressed by the friendliness of all the staff. I will return again!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on July 23, 2016

My husband and I were out shopping on a hot day and was up for an adventure; so we drove to Cape Elizabeth Maine and had a lovely dinner at the Inn by the Sea. The setting is absolutely beautiful We started with their first course special of 10 Oysters and a bottle of Veuve Cliquot champagne. This was great but what needed to be done to make it awesome and "knocked out of the park" was that the oysters needed to be ice cold. The champagne was phenomenal!! We then moved on to their cheese board and it was spectacular. To assure that we would have room for dessert, we shared the Inn by the Sea burger. It was cooked to perfection. We ended with the most superb short cake. It was too bad that there was a threat of thunderstorms because it would have been something to stroll down to the beach and to have dined on their patio. Next time!! :D

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View
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