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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
A great spot unfortunately the service and food don't quite live up to the price point and the potential of the place. Servers are pleasant but lack any kind of knowledge of the wines (consistently asking to see the wine choice on the menu to make sure they "get it right") , last time we took over opening the bottle because the server wasn't confident she could do it . Similarly we had to ask not to fill the glass to the rim. Clearly no training and the positive attitude can't make up for this gap between what the restaurant wants to be and the very basic level of service.
Food was good except mine came totally uncooked in the middle, they apologized and I received the cooked entre after my husband finished his. Great atmosphere and setting but they simply can't charge gourmet restaurant prices for good, not exceptional, food and diner type service.
Went with three girls and had great wine, but the food was only fair. The veggie pasta dish tasted like a lean cuisine and the chicken dish was good. I have the salad and it was gross. Old lettuce just in a pile. Kind of odd. Not good at all. No one wants old shredded iceberg lettuce in a pile.
I took my mom for Mother's Day. I made reservations for breakfast and they called to see if I wanted to change it to the brunch for $68/person. I opted to order off the menu. I'm glad we did because our total, including tip, was $75 for the both of us and we had mimosas. I'm not sure what extras came with the buffet to justify twice the price, but since the food was only average I think I would've felt I way overpaid if I'd done the buffet. The service was excellent though.
We spent a weekend at Inn by the Sea and had dinner at Sea Glass on Saturday night. The meal was disappointing. Not bad but did not live up to the expectations of the hotel. The bone in filet had a combination of cold blue cheese and sun dried tomatoes on top, which was very odd. The mushrooms served with it were dried.
The hotel is a great place to stay, but there Sea Glass was a disappointment.
Our party of 4 arrived at 6:55 for a 7 pm reservation. We were sent to the bar area to wait because our table was not ready and they were "busy". Long story short, we were seated sometime around 7:15 and did not get our drinks until 7:45. The food was delicious, but the waitress asked how our meal was when my plate was nearly cleaned. They were apparently understaffed, but there were many empty tables, so it was difficult to understand the delays. For a restaurant of this caliber, the service was surprisingly bad. The atmosphere is terrific.
Attended their Easter brunch and was more than disappointed. The food seemed ordinary, overcooked and out for too long. And when we received the bill, we wanted to spit. What a rip-off! We have eaten dinner there on numerous occasions, but this brunch cost more. Seriously? $100 a person for stale eggs benedict?
I used to love going here and the location is superb. We went for Easter buffet and actually had to stop someone to ask if they could take our drink order. The food was OK - not worth the $68 per plate buffet. It saddens me to write this because I used to be a big fan of this place.
Having dined at Sea Glass before, we knew we would be able to find something on the menu that could be altered to be vegan (no meat, fish, dairy, eggs). We were very pleasantly surprised to see that the restaurant now has vegan menu options on every menu! Choosing a compassionate and healthy diet should be this easy! It was nice not having to take extra time and trouble while ordering to order meals that we could eat. We ordered the foraged mushrooms, asparagus with roasted garlic and our new favorite Harvest Shepard's Pie (mushroom 'meat', corn, peas, gravy, romanesco and topped with creamed sweet potatoes)... wow, what flavors and so filling! Needless to say we will be back again as often as we can!
This restaurant got great reviews and we were staying at the inn, so thought it would be a convenient place with great food. Convenience is all we got. We were especially disappointed since we only had 4 nights in Portland and there are so many great food places. The beer Mac and cheese was good as a side, but also came as a side with my husband's meal. The pistachio cannolies were terrible for dessert and my shepherd's pie was horrible as well. The waiter also seemed very inexperienced and did not know the menu at all.
If you saw their Restaurant Week menu online and thought the duck egg rolls, scallops, or filet mignon would be worth the visit, I'm sorry to say those dishes weren't on their actual Restaurant Week menu. I still had a good meal: mussels with curry (very generous appetizer portion) and a salmon dish that had been listed as having spicy kale and some other garnishes. Nothing about the dish was spicy at all. The salmon was cooked fine, but the dish could have been bolder. Given that the dining room was full of old people, I imagine the chef is reluctant to be too interesting with the food. The place has potential, but for that money (or less) you could have more creative dishes downtown.
Had a nice dinner on acSaturday night, unfortunately too late to enjoy ther view and too cold to enjoy the gardens. Those things are special in spring and summer
Our food was good, especially the mussels, but the menu is limited at this time of year. Will look for more variety when we return in nice weather.
Brought my husband here for his birthday breakfast and his lobster omelette didn't disappoint! My sons had the hash and the pancakes and both were great. Our waiter surprised us with a piece of birthday cheesecake with a candle on top! Service was excellent and the ambiance and view of the ocean were spectacular. A special place for a special occasion.
This was our first time at the Sea Glass. We ate here in the off season when they were offering special pricing for a three course dinner. Their normal pricing is probably fair because everything was excellent, but I'm not sure I would normally rate it an outstanding value.
Someday I will visit this place in the summer but we visit every year in the winter as a getaway and always dine at Seaglass at least once for dinner. It is always fresh and delicious with interesting entrees. Had the vegan Shepards Pie this time and loved it. I for one do not like Shepards pie normally as I am not a meat/potatoes gal but this was meatless and interesting. We took our time and had a lovely Valentine's meal. My only disappointment was when the bill came and we found our meals were added on top off the prix fixe price putting the total at a staggering amount! Even with a bottle of champagne I almost fell over that this was not picked up by the waitperson before the bill was delivered. It was quickly corrected but a little more attention to detail on the bill would be an area for improvement. Again, the food and service are always great and we have not had issues like this before so perhaps it was a one-off. Anyway, love the place and will continue to go.
Really horrible menu. Poor interpretation of comfort standards. Over use of sweet, rather than savory. Noodles with salmon dish too salty. Sent back a chiffonade of romaine salad with overly sweet dressing & butternut guacomole. Soggy rather than crisp duck spring rolls, and disaster shepherds pie covered in sweet potato and sweet sauce. Bland bread pudding dessert. Wine list good, but over 2x market price multiples. Last time we try here. Too bad, great setting, could be a real gem.
We spent our anniversary here and our server made it a very special night. She helped us with the extensive wine list and made us feel very comfortable. The scallops and risotto was amazing as well as the pork shank, but the bread pudding topped off the evening. We plan on returning again real soon.
New chef since we were here last (2014) and there is a difference. All items we had, "land" burgers, fries, salmon entree, scallops entree, bread pudding etc. for dinner were great. Breakfast, scrambled eggs were fine, home fries really good and blueberry pancakes just great. Service at all meals was superior, folks were all nice, attentive and on their game
The food was very disappointing. NO flavor at all. The waitress was nice, but service was very slow. We ordered a variety of dishes and none were good- soup was cold, pork shank was flavorless and the clam appetizer was sandy and bland. It's too bad because we thought the inn was gorgeous and loved the location. The spa was great, our suite was fantastic, but the restaurant was lacking. With all the great options in Portland, I would stay at the Inn again but plan all my meals outside of it.
What has happened to this restaurant??! Clearly it is being run by someone new....the menu has changed drastically (not for the better, i.e. No more clam chowder, salmon plate now has salmon roe...), service is awful, just awful. We went the other night, waited 2 hours!! for our food which was over-priced and just not good. My spaghetti and clams was inedible, my husband commented that it looked like it had sat under a heat lamp and it probably had due to the wait. Portions are as small as they can be and for the price it's just not worth it. We have been going here for many years, sad that it has changed, seems no one really cares. I called to complain about the food, service, check amount ($400+!), despite a promise of a call back no one ever did, really?? Wake up over there, this should be a fabulous, completely booked place. Beautiful setting, just bad food and bad service. Worth the drive to Portland for so many other great options. They say they appreciate honest feedback, really....then why don't they address customer's dissatisfaction? Read the reviews, they ain't good. A word of advice, check out the menu before you go, wish we had 😞.
The food here was very good. A standout was the "Stuffy Clams". Everything was flavorful and well-presented. The service , while pleasant, was very slow. We sat for a long time with our finished appetizer plates in front of us. Otherwise we had a very positive experience at this beautiful sea-side spot!
We were able to sit outside for brunch, which was beautiful. The Inn By The Sea is beautifully situated near Crescent Beach in Cape Elizabeth. The dining room and deck overlook the beautifully landscaped grounds and fields down to the ocean.
The meal was delicious and well-prepared. The service was very good, as well. Note, if you would like to sit outside, please specify if you think you may need an umbrella or shade. Not all tables have an umbrella or canopy.
Went for Sunday brunch. We were ignored after getting 3 out of 4 of our water glasses filled. Had to flag down someone for coffee, gave the order then waited another 15 minutes until a waiter came to take the same order. Food came over an hour later and was mediocre. Had to ask twice for water to be refilled. We were seated in the bar area with 3 servers active but not noticing or attending to us.
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