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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

Noise

Quiet

80% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Quiet Conversation (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)
Healthy (1)
Organic (1)
Casual (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

Beautiful setting, great food and service. Inn By the Sea never disappoints!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined on November 7, 2017

We found the food to be very good to excellent in presentation & taste. The arugula, roasted squash salad had a pleasant flavorful dressing but the squash was under cooked & not actually roasted. Everything else about the dinner food was excellent. We also had breakfast which was fantastic.
On another note, the evening service left a lot to be desired. The gentleman had the personality that was void of any inflection and the woman server gave the impression that she was there under duress. When questioned to describe two items on the menu (the Vegan choice & the Dogfish) a description had to be coaxed out of her. By no means did she try to describe in detail the dishes & the features of each. Disappointing. Her smile was completely fake. The am server was wonderful and pleasant.

Tags: Casual, Afternoon Coffee
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 (New England)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Fantastic atmosphere, great food and wonderful service, thank you!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The let dogs eat in the restaurant where people were eating. I am a dog lover but this is not healthy.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We were married at Inn, so went back to Sea Glass for an anniversary dinner. Beautiful scenery, cozy, and quiet. The food and service was excellent, very seasonal. Impressive wine list and original cocktails. One thing to note, the entree portions are slightly on the smaller side.

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Lovely place, great service and excellent presentations of food. The steak the first night was superb — the lobster poached in butter terrific. The clam chowder was sublime and silky comfort food! This review is for October 8.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Excellent quality. Relatively small menu choice but that makes for far superior quality. My husband and I shared the fish tacos apppetizer and the lobster entree. Fish tacos were delicious and lobster was fresh. We sat outside overlooking the bay in glorious sunshine. There was family nearby roasting marshmallows round the fire pit. After a walk on the beach our evening was complete. Worth every penny

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Gluten Free Options, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on October 1, 2017

I've been to Sea Glass many times, but this was my first visit for brunch. As expected, it was excellent!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 26, 2017

A delightful, small restaurant at the Inn by the Sea. We had a lovely view of the ocean from our table. The menu is limited but the food was delicious and the service was great.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

our most pleasant morning in Portland... breakfast was excellent, staff outstanding and the view spectacular. A hidden gem.

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

The service was horrible. It appeared that the waitress was new and had absolutely no experience in the job. She totally ignored us and there were only two tables occupied at the time (Sunday at noon). We had to ask two buss boys, on three occasions, to get our waitress for us.
Prices on the menu were different for the exact same menu item. We got 4 menus and two of them listed the lobster roll at $14, while the other two listed it at $28 -makes one wonder if they are being treated honestly and fairly..
All in all, this restaurant charges much to much for the poor service.
It appeared that the manager knew about the issues we were having with the false prices on the menu, but never approached us to apologize (and by the way, he should have told us that he would charge the lower price for the lobster roll if we wanted to order it.) That did not happen, and in a restaurant of this level, that should have been a given.
Our experience simply did not live up to what would normally be expected of a restaurant of this price level and rating.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Stayed at the Inn for two nights
Food and service was excellent both evenings

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·Dined on September 13, 2017

Great place to have lunch. Would definitely consider staying here for a few days. Love the idea of dogs from humane society

Tags: Fun, Seasonal, Authentic, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Not the greatest. I had their summer veggie special and it tasted burnt. Would not go back

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 (New England)·Dined on August 27, 2017

We went to the Sea Glass to celebrate 2 birthdays and the service and food was great. The views were of the ocean and gardens were good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Would not pull tables to heather so 7 could sit outside -- could have easily been done based on open tables

Hostess was terrible

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 (New England)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Excellent lunch on the outside patio. Good, attentive, friendly service. Beautiful view of the ocean. Limited lunch menu but options are good and food quality was very good.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Coffee, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Nice to dine outside on the patio with views of the water. Very nice friendly service. Unfortunately the food was only so so in my opinion. The chowder was too creamy for my taste and the hake dish lacked flavor. Not horrible but could be better. We'll go back and try the Sunday brunch one day.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We generally avoid hotel/resort dining. But Sea Glass was excellent! Reserved again 2 nights from now.

Tags: Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Good service but food not good. Luckily our meal was comp"d. You would think being only restaurant in CE the food would be fabulous. Even dessert was terrible!

Tags: Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Disappointing experience after reading reviews. Nice setting and friendly hostess. Limited menu. Had requested outdoor seating in OT notes, but no mention on res when we arrived and it was full. Many young children and fair bit of noise - not ideal for a quiet dinner for two. Service was slow and spotty - no spoon with soup and had to flag another server after searching for ours, gf bread asked for when ordering arrived at end of dinner, server seemed MIA. Beet gazpacho was terrible - sour cream tasted like soap. Tuna app was good, but very small portion. Both had poached buttered lobster. Tasted good, but neither lobster tail had been de-veined and claws tasted like they had been frozen. For $48 expected more. Overall, if we were hotel guests with small children, would have seemed okay, but we so disappointed we skipped dessert and headed to Portland to get some.

Tags: Waterfront, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Great service but uneven quality of food. And very expensive.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Our 2nd visit to Sea Glass. Lovely dining atmosphere. Fine dining.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Great service with good food and great scenic views

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals
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 (Indiana)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Outstanding food, service and beautiful setting being able to hear the ocean😁

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 (New England)·Dined on July 10, 2017

This was our second time dining at Sea Glass and it was just as good! Everything we ate was amazing but what really stood out was the Clam Chowder, best we've ever had! Our waiter was very attentive and accommodating. We will definitely go back!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Back in Maine for the first time in several years and meeting relatives for a birthday, we had to go back to Sea Glass for dinner. Fantastic food, impeccable service, stupendous view. Superb meal, superb evening.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 9, 2017

The weather was spectacular. The Inn's setting and view are gorgeous. Our brunch at the Sea Glass restaurant was three orders of very tasty eggs benedict and an average lobster roll. I would definitely eat at the Sea Glass again, but I just can't give it a 5 Star review this time.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Authentic, Healthy
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Beautiful setting but food is hit or miss and expensive. We ate her several times during our stay. Some dishes were interesting and well-prepared. But my medium rare steak was well-done and a lobster roll had twice as much bread and was dry. Breakfast tended to be better than other meals.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on June 16, 2017

joyeux anniversaire

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Savannah)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Excellent dinner, great service, and lovely setting.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Michael was the consummate server host to us...very engaging and personable!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined on May 13, 2017

WE LOVE THIS PLACE. GREAT PEOPLE, GREAT SERVICE, THE PLACE IS BEAUTIFUL AND CLEAN. WELL DECORATED. WE WILL SURELY GO BACK SOON.
THANK YOU

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Organic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on May 10, 2017

Delicious and unique food

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 7, 2017

No one filled the water glass. It was overpriced. Food was ok, but was not offered a salad or coleslaw instead of french fries. The lobster roll was tasteless. A disappointment.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 30, 2017

We were on vacation. Food was outstanding; prices were steep. We will go again for sure!

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 (New England)·Dined on April 18, 2017

Great location for mid-week celebration! We look forward to returning.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on April 17, 2017

My husband and I decided to have a relaxing anniversary dinner at Sea Glass. It was perfect. The wait staff was very attentive and the food was fantastic. We were given a corner table near the window, so the privacy and view could not be improved upon. We were also treated to dessert to help us celebrate. A neighborhood gem for sure.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Beautiful setting. Underwhelmed by the food...great presentation but very little flavor. It was clear our server knew nothing about the menu after our third question which sent her back to the kitchen for the third time to get some answers.
Overall very disappointing...I would not recommend this place unless you wanted to have a drink in a lovely setting.

Tags: Scenic View
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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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