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Sea Glass at Inn by the Sea

4.3
4.3
608 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

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.

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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

  • Phone number

    (207) 799-3134

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Andrew Chadwick

  • Private party contact

    Shayne Conlon: (207) 799-3134 ext. 855

  • Neighborhood

    Cape Elizabeth

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Soups, Salads, Starters

  • New England Chowder$14.00

    focaccia crisp | bacon lardons | fresh chive garnish

    • Local Corn Bisque$17.00

      crab meat | charred corn | scallion biscuit | creole oil

      • Farmers Salad$14.00

        mixed greens | shaved vegetables | local goat cheese | herb crumbs | champagne vinaigrette

        • Pork Belly "Caesar" Salad$16.00

          cured pork belly | iceberg lettuce | miso anchovy dressing | parmesan | brioche crumble | cured egg yolk shaving

          • Heirloom Tomato & Melon$15.00

            local feta | shaved zucchini | dashi | mint | sea salt

            • Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts$15.00

              peanut | scallion | soy | habanero aioli | cilantro

              • Local Mussels$17.00

                spicy chorizo broth | pickled shishito peppers | parsley | crusty bread

                • Tuna Tartare$18.00

                  yuzu espuma | wakame | charred scallion | ponzu | unami pickle | lavash

                  Main Course

                  • Grilled Ribeye$48.00

                    mushroom tart | vinegar onions | charred broccoli | mushroom XO sauce | horseradish

                    • Maine Lobster

                      gnudi dumplings | spinach soubise | snap peas | blistered tomato | zucchini | prosciutto crumbs

                      • Grilled Swordfish$34.00

                        black sesame puree | bok choy kimchi | furikake potato | avocado puree

                        • Pressed Chicken$28.00

                          crispy skin | succotash | creamed corn | crispy sweet potato | shallot lime crunch

                          • Chicken Fried Tofu$25.00

                            chimichurri | basmati rice | pickled corn | red pepper jelly | broccoli

                            • Bucatini & Clams$30.00

                              white clam sauce | garlic | lemon | butter | herbs | cracked pepper | brioche crumbs | parmesan

                              Classics

                              • Our Signature Lobster Roll

                                maine lobster lightly dressed | bibb lettuce | buttered brioche roll | signature fries

                                • Sea Glass Burger$20.00

                                  bacon jam | cheddar | spicy aioli | shaved lettuce | dill pickles | tomato | brioche bun | signature fries

                                  • Crispy Chicken Sandwich$17.00

                                    bourbon glaze | caramelized onion aioli | shaved lettuce | tomato | pickles | portuguese muffin | signature fries

                                    For menu edits, please contact SinglePlatform at (866) 237-4564.

                                    What 608 people are saying

                                    Overall ratings and reviews

                                    4.3
                                    4.3 based on all time ratings
                                    • 4.3Food
                                    • 4.3Service
                                    • 4.4Ambience
                                    • 3.9Value

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                                    1. BE

                                      BruceErwinJ

                                      New England

                                      2 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Reviewed on August 5, 2019

                                      overall4foodserviceambience

                                      I stay at the Wonder View Hotel when I visit Bar Harbor and eat just about all of my meals in this spectacular restaurant. I've never been disappointed.

                                    2. LL

                                      LaLa

                                      New England

                                      21 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      21 reviews

                                      Reviewed on July 4, 2019

                                      overall4foodserviceambience

                                      Small upscale dining room, quiet and intimate, with views of the water and a creative menu. Also, excellent professional service!

                                    3. LL

                                      LaLa

                                      New England

                                      20 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      20 reviews

                                      Dined on March 9, 2019

                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                      Hidden gem with a creative menu and service that rivals any table cloth restaurants in Portland. Small, intimate dining room with views of the water.

                                    4. AW

                                      AmberW

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on March 2, 2019

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      From the moment we were greeted to the time we said goodbye, our dinner was nothing short of amazing! Faith, our server, made sure to educate us about the menus and wines. All suggestions were welcomed! The lobster tacos, and cheese bord were delicious! As well as the gorgeous scallops! But the braised ribs took the front lead! My husband won’t stop talking about them! Complimentary champagne for our anniversary was so nice! We’ve already recommended the restaurant to many friends and look forward to returning ourselves! Thank you for making our 5 year anniversary so memorable! Sea Glass is now a favorite of ours! Good job to the whole team!

                                    5. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      New England

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on February 17, 2019

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Quiet, great service, was able to make food accommodations

                                    6. AB

                                      AdamB

                                      New England

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on February 15, 2019

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Everything was fantastic. The food was delicious and our server was wonderful

                                    7. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Kansas City

                                      6 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      6 reviews

                                      Dined on January 27, 2019

                                      overall5food5service3ambience5

                                      I decided to try this restaurant out being new to the area. I’ve seen it on Open Table many times but have never been here to eat. I overheard the waitress that was serving the couple next to us if they were locals? They said yes and she gave them a discount. However when our waitress asked how we were and if we had a good night. I explained to her we didn’t stay there but was new to the area and wanted to try something new out. We did not receive the discount for being locals on our meal. We came for brunch as we eat out a lot just being the two of us... I love the atmosphere and the food was great. Just not sure why our server wasn’t “all the way there.”

                                    8. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Orlando

                                      2 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on January 1, 2019

                                      overall4food3service4ambience5

                                      We had the same dish we had the night before. Mushroom Bolognese. A vegan dish. Well it was not near as good as the previous night. The portion was 2/3 the previous night. The sauce was 1/4 what it was. A bit disappointing to say the least.

                                    9. FP

                                      FoodiePilgrim

                                      New England

                                      44 reviews

                                      vip
                                      3.0

                                      44 reviews

                                      Dined on December 31, 2018

                                      overall3food4service3ambience3

                                      The food was mostly excellent. In my $55 surf and turf the shrimp were underdone even for a guy who likes his meat rare. Our server was somewhat inattentive compared to the others who were working.

                                    10. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      New England

                                      10 reviews

                                      vip
                                      4.0

                                      10 reviews

                                      Dined on December 24, 2018

                                      overall4food3service3ambience5

                                      Christmas Eve

                                    11. PC

                                      PeterC

                                      New York Area

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on December 22, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      The people that work at the Inn are very warm and service oriented. The food is creative and excellent. The location is unique and fantastic

                                    12. AM

                                      AshleyM

                                      Dallas

                                      8 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      8 reviews

                                      Dined on December 17, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      In town visiting Maine, nice spot for dinner! Next time I would go for brunch or lunch so I can see the view better as it was dark during dinner time

                                    13. CC

                                      ChrisC

                                      Baltimore

                                      2 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on December 16, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Perfect night out with family!

                                    14. KS

                                      KevinS

                                      New England

                                      5 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      5 reviews

                                      Dined on November 30, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Not only was everything perfect, but my date was in the spa at the same address, and lost track of time. She was almost an hour late for our reservation. The waitstaff could not have been friendlier or more understanding. Absolutely stellar service. The food was delicious as well, the ambiance is lovely, and it is quiet enough to have a conversation at conversation level, unlike many other local high-end restaurants. Highly recommend it if you want terrific food, don't want to have to shout over the blowhard at the next table, and are looking for some of the best service in greater Portland.

                                    15. L

                                      Lenore

                                      Baltimore

                                      27 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      27 reviews

                                      Dined on November 22, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Another wonderful meal at Sea Glass!

                                    16. L

                                      Lenore

                                      Baltimore

                                      27 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      27 reviews

                                      Dined on November 21, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      We have spent 4 days at the Inn by the Sea and have enjoyed 3 breakfasts and 2 dinners at Sea Glass. Everything is right - service, food, staff. We highly recommend this place!

                                    17. KK

                                      KevinK

                                      Charleston

                                      88 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      88 reviews

                                      Dined on November 20, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Friendly and awesome service. Such a great venue with wonderful food. Just a great memory !!!

                                    18. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Chicago

                                      2 reviews

                                      vip
                                      4.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on November 16, 2018

                                      overall4food4service4ambience5

                                      Excellent food, although a little overpriced. Great ambiance, very good value overall. Lobster tacos & signature burger are terrific.

                                    19. P

                                      Paul

                                      New York Area

                                      10 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      10 reviews

                                      Dined on November 11, 2018

                                      overall5food3service5ambience5

                                      The location is stunning. The staff are very pleasant and accommodating. The dogs are lots of fun - great that so many are adopted. Friends of ours took one home. We mostly come for Sunday brunch in the winter. My wife loves the Eggs Benedict. We often meet our friends there as we did yesterday - by accident. Staff seamlessly relocated us so we could sit together. I ordered the breakfast sandwich which was not great - only time the food has ever disappointed.

                                    20. FP

                                      FoodiePilgrim

                                      New England

                                      44 reviews

                                      vip
                                      4.0

                                      44 reviews

                                      Dined on November 4, 2018

                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                      We were pleasantly surprised, after a disappointment at another place down in Ogunquit. The restaurant is comfortable and attractive, with a view over a field and out to the sea. It's in a big hotel, but it's not stuffy. The food was very good, and the service was excellent. The bartender was very knowledgeable and he had a nice selection of Maine-made products. We'll be back.

                                    21. CL

                                      CathyL

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on October 26, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      We stayed 2 nights at the Inn by the Sea. We ate in the Sea Glass restaurant for 2 breakfasts and 1 dinner. The food was excellent, as was the service and ambiance. We got room service from this restaurant on an afternoon and evening with a n'oreaster. We had their lobster tacos and salads for lunch and 3 entrees for dinner! The food was as good as if we were in the restaurant.

                                    22. LG

                                      LindaG

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on October 23, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Really nice atmosphere. Staff was super friendly and attentive. Food was awesome.

                                    23. P

                                      Phyl

                                      New England

                                      8 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      8 reviews

                                      Dined on October 20, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      We stayed at Inn we had a great dinner and next morni g we enjoyed a nice breakfast.

                                    24. LU

                                      Luv2play10Us

                                      New England

                                      105 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      105 reviews

                                      Dined on October 14, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Wanted a quiet place for brunch and Sea Glass fit the bill perfectly. The food was great as was the service. Couldn’t ask for better

                                    25. S

                                      Swimmom45

                                      New York Area

                                      10 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      10 reviews

                                      Dined on October 13, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Lovely restaurant . Very good food and beautiful view .Very charming servers!

                                    26. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      New England

                                      5 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      5 reviews

                                      Dined on October 6, 2018

                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                      Great ambiance and interesting, seasonal flavors. Restaurant was a pleaser for all three generations we dined with at our family dinner!

                                    27. RC

                                      RobertC

                                      New England

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on September 30, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                      All was great, especially our server. My one recommendation would be do not read the "specials" to a diner. Rather, know them without resorting to a piece f paper.

                                    28. JA

                                      JaredA

                                      Naples

                                      49 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      49 reviews

                                      Dined on September 22, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Very nice place, good food, excellent service. The view from outside is magnificent. Highly recommend!

                                    29. d

                                      dinny

                                      Montreal

                                      5 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      5 reviews

                                      Dined on September 16, 2018

                                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                                      We thought the outdoor patio was lovely, the service very good, the ambiance of a sea view delightful. Our lunch was nicely presented and quite tasty. But oh, how could they possibly charge $32 for a lobster roll? We were shocked when the bill arrived. $22 might have been acceptable, but we felt very taken advantage of! Perhaps the server should have cited the price when we ordered the market price listed lobster roll? Perhaps the restaurant should rethink the pricing so as not to leave a negative thought about what was a lovely lunch!

                                    30. T

                                      Tracey

                                      Cleveland

                                      3 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on September 8, 2018

                                      overall4food3service5ambience4

                                      Young child screaming it’s head off. Mom should have taken her out but instead they stayed and made it awful for all the guests. Food was good but over priced.

                                    31. f

                                      foodiemusician

                                      New England

                                      7 reviews

                                      3.0

                                      7 reviews

                                      Dined on September 7, 2018

                                      overall3food3service2ambience3

                                      Waitress greeted us then disappeared for 20 minutes. She was clearly busy but 20 minutes without even the offer of a cocktail or glass of wine was too long. She also knew nothing about the wines (for which the restaurant received a Wine Spectator award. Wine director was nowhere to be found. Entrees tended to be on the expensive side compared to similar restaurants ($58 for butter-poached lobster seemed a bit extreme) We had scallops that came with a split half-ear of charred corn on the cob, which was exceedingly hard to eat without getting it all over ourselves since the half-ear had been placed in the sauce. Scallops were perfectly cooked and other than the corn, were well accompanied. Wine list is great (it's why we came), but the white Graves we ordered was served so cold that it was impossible to enjoy it until it'd sat on the table for 15 minutes (after which it was excellent!) This is inexcusable for a restaurant boasting a Wine Spectator award.

                                    32. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      New England

                                      3 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on September 7, 2018

                                      overall5food4service4ambience5

                                      Beautiful ambiance, good food but limited menu choices

                                    33. KC

                                      KimC

                                      New England

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on September 6, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Our favorite Anniversary spot. We love starting in the cozy seating in the bar area with a fun drink. For dinner this year we had lobster tacos for our appetizer and continued with butter poached lobster, delicious!

                                    34. AD

                                      AcharyaDar

                                      New England

                                      2 reviews

                                      3.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on September 3, 2018

                                      overall3food3service2ambience5

                                      Sea Glass has one outstanding feature: visual appeal. We sat outdoors and the view was wonderful. The immediate surroundings were well kept and attractive, too. Food and service were not as good as one would expect—particularly at this premium price. The server seemed not well trained and somewhat disorganized, although he and other staff were friendly. Some of the food was decent; I had a goat-cheese salad which had plenty of fresh greens although very little cheese. Although they did have a vegan dish which two in our party ordered, it was very oily and not good on flavor. At these prices we expected fine seasonings, ample fresh herbs, and other touches. I recommend this because on a special occasion with good weather, the aesthetic experience of their al fresco dining is possibly worth the price.

                                    35. SC

                                      SallyC

                                      New England

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on September 2, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Love this place year-round. Staff is welcoming, food is wonderful and varied.

                                    36. a

                                      andrewclauer

                                      New York Area

                                      7 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      7 reviews

                                      Dined on August 31, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Have lived relatively close to Sea Glass Restaurant (which is located at Inn By The Sea in Cape Elizabeth) foreve, but hadn’t ever gone. Had a lovely lunch there with a friend today, and was so pleasantly surprised. Can’t ask for better location on beautiful summer day, outdoor seating on a (spacious, uncramped) deck, with views out across the lawn to the ocean beyond. The service was good, and the food (though not extensive menu) was really great. I ended up just going with their house-style burger, which was huge, perfectly prepared and interesting with a csrmelized onion sauce. Really very good. And their fries are worth going there for all by themselves. Was really an excellent experience, and I’ll certainly be going back again before the summer season winds down. Would highly recommend.

                                    37. BH

                                      BobbiH

                                      London

                                      3 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on August 28, 2018

                                      overall4food4service4ambience5

                                      Very limited menu but setting was pretty and wait staff very welcoming

                                    38. KP

                                      KatherineP

                                      New York Area

                                      2 reviews

                                      3.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on August 24, 2018

                                      overall3food2service2ambience4

                                      We were happy with the breakfast food, however the dinner food was not very good. Beautiful setting but note that it is kid friendly so not necessarily reommended for a romantic setting. The service was off the weekend we stayed at The Inn, we had about 5 servers and there was an incident between two servers that should have been kept behind the scenes. Overall recommended for families and just a quick breakfast.

                                    39. JD

                                      JohnD

                                      New England

                                      20 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      20 reviews

                                      Dined on August 24, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Wonderful food, great view and good service. Good for a special occasion or just a night out.

                                    40. RS

                                      RobertS

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on August 17, 2018

                                      overall4food5service4ambience5

                                      Always a wonderful place to eat and relax. The deck provides a view across the well manicured lawn to the sea.

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                                    Sea Glass at Inn by the Sea is rated 4.3 stars by 608 OpenTable diners.

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                                    • Neighborhood

                                      Cape Elizabeth

                                    • 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

                                    • Cuisines

                                      Contemporary American

                                    • Dining style

                                      Casual Elegant

                                    • Dress code

                                      Casual Dress

                                    • Parking details

                                      None

                                    • Payment options

                                      AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                    • Executive chef

                                      Andrew Chadwick

                                    • Additional

                                      Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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