Nearby points of interest
Nearby points of interest
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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
Please sign in to record your input. Thanks!
Report this review as inappropriate?
If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.