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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

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

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Quiet

80% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
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Scenic View (5)
Seasonal (5)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Authentic (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Waterfront (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Fun (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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 (New England)·Dined on July 16, 2016

Lobster taco appetizer - ahhhh-MAZING! Pork Belly burger - melts in your mouth...
Outstanding food, attentive (and just the right amount) of service, gorgeous view - all add up to a perfect evening...

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2016

Great food, views and service....what more could you ask for.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on June 19, 2016

The setting is spectacular. Food is very good and service was excellent.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Naples)·Dined on June 10, 2016

Wonderful time the food and view were great but Rachel our server was the greatest.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on June 3, 2016

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on May 27, 2016

Definitely worth the drive from Portland. A real hidde jewel!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on May 22, 2016

The food was excellent (a little bit pricey). Our waitress was very attentive. Will go back for dinner there again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on May 21, 2016

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.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on May 18, 2016

No your average hotel restaurant. Outstanding treat in an out of the way location.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on May 8, 2016

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 23, 2016

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 17, 2016

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on March 27, 2016

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?

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on March 27, 2016

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 27, 2016

We went for Easter brunch. The buffet was incredible. Going to try and return next year!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 23, 2016

Rachel is a great server. She took very good care of us, as did Mark and Toby.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 19, 2016

We had lunch to celebrate a 50th birthday. I requested special cupcakes and they turned out amazing. Everything about it was perfect.

I can't wait to go back. I plan on making it a local drop in place for my Husband and I.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on March 12, 2016

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 6, 2016

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 5, 2016

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.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on March 5, 2016

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on February 27, 2016

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 18, 2016

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2016

Beautiful view, food only mediocre and overpriced. Much better places in southern Maine, the breakfast service was one of the worst we've had.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 13, 2016

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 13, 2016

Salmon dish in particular was spectacular! Go here for lunch on a sunny day. Views of the water are gorgeous.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 29, 2016

We had delicious food. The corn chowder was amazing! The pork shank was tender, and the serving sizes were substantial for a high end restaurant. Neither of us could finish all of our food. Wonderful service and very prompt to our attention.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2016

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 19, 2015

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 16, 2015

A delightful surprise. Quiet, classy, and casually elegant. Excellent menu- varied with sonething for everyone.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2015

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

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 8, 2015

Amazing food. Best burger ever. Great cheeses and charcuterie. Excellent service. Quiet. We'll definitely be back.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 7, 2015

We stayed at Inn by the Sea and ate at Seaglass because we wanted to stay put. The menu looked good, but the food was dull and much of it over or under seasoned.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2015

It was special dinner so I wanted to go to the quiet place.
The atmosphere and the service of the restaurant were always great here.
It seemed that they changed the menu .The menu was much shorter this time.
I liked the old menu.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2015

Great location. Wonderful view of the ocean so get there early to stroll around the grounds. Nice little bar area for a before dinner drink. Dinner was very good, appetizers less so. Need some better apps for folks Order.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2015

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 20, 2015

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 😞.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 29, 2015

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 5, 2015

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on June 21, 2015

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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