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The Cliff House Dining Room

186 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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The Cliff House Dining Room in Ogunquit, Maine is located inside the Cliff House Hotel and specializes in serving native Maine cuisine utilizing fresh, local ingredients. The restaurant presents an upscale contemporary design fused with elements of rustic Maine charm.

The Cliff House Dining Room serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast fare at the restaurant includes cereal, muffins, oats, omelets, French toast, waffles and more. Lunch and dinner at The Cliff House Dining Room features an assortment of appetizers, soups, salads, entr�es and sides. Menu selections include white bean soup, wild Maine mussels, grilled hanger steak, day boat jumbo scallops, pan seared Arcadian fish and spice seared pork.

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 7:30am - 10:30am; Breakfast Buffet: Sunday: 7:30am - 1:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm (8:30pm closing after Columbus Day), Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm (9:00pm closing after Columbus Day)
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Phone number
(207) 361-1000
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Daniel Crook
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Private party facilities
Please contact our Sales Office for details, we are a full-service resort with a variety of offerings, our Sales Office can be contacted directly at #207.361.6251. functions of 15 and under can be booked directly through the dining room by contacting our Dining Room Manager at #207.361.6235.
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Private party contact
Charlene Banulis: (207) 361-6251
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Cross street
Between York & Ogunquit
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Parking details
Plenty of parking -- after dropping off guests at entrance the lots will be ahead of you to the right.
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Public transit
Seasonal please call the resorts' front desk at #207.361.1000
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We offer entertainment in our Ocean Terrace Lounge every weekend we are open and everyday during our high season. Please visit our website for our current entertainment offerings.
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Special events & promotions
Our beautiful Maine resort on the scenic coast near Ogunquit has been the scene of countless weddings, meetings and social events, since opening in 1872. Call 207.361.6251 today to make your arrangements!
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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vipsomethingorother85 (New England)
Dined on October 2, 2015

The resort is still locked into the ninety's. But a big re-no is starting in a couple of weeks. They ran out of martini glasses and served it in a sniffer?!? really!?

Carrm (New England)
Dined on September 22, 2015

We had a fabulous dinner, beginning with salad and shrimp cocktail, ending with wonderful, tender steaks. The service was very good, wait staff was attentive, but gave us space. The location provided incredible ocean views. Most every table would have a nice view, although we had reserved a window table which was perfect for our anniversary. Would highly recommend The Cliff House dining room.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
Dined on September 18, 2015

This is the second time we ate at the Cliff House and I was not impressed with the food either time. Our baked potatoes were hard and not fully cooked and my fish was just ok. The waitress was very good and the view was nice but the food needs to improve.

Foodie (Miami)
Dined on September 14, 2015

Not just a bad nite. They need a new chef, mgr and staff. The staff and mgr attitudes were awful, didn't care when we expressed poor quality food and service. The mushroom risotto looked liked a lump of glue with no taste. Halibut was $32 which would have been ok IF it wasn't overcooked and dry. Clam chowder was mostly potatoes. Service was very slow and servers were confused about everything...huge disappointment for a resort restaurant with such a great view!

CMac (New England)
Dined on September 6, 2015

Scampi was average and served with rice, would have preferred pasta. Salad was adequate. Nothing out of the ordinary.

ElliotW (New England)
Dined on August 30, 2015

We have previously dined at the restaurant and were very pleased with every aspect of our experience. Not so this time. We opted to share a salad and the calamari for a starter. The salad was obviously pre-made and press dressed. It was soggy. The calamari was crispy but was over priced for the portion size.
The rack of lamb was very tasteful but there was very little meat. I had a fish dish that was acceptable.

Ember217 (New England)
Dined on August 29, 2015

I have been going to the Cliff House through out my life, and have the greatest memories from those trips. The dining service staff were wonderful and attentive. The food is still a bit out-dated and in need of some upgrades. The view, the wine, the staff and my family made this a wonderful night, but the meal was forgettable. BIG renovations planned for 2016 which I imagine will correct some of the out dates elements, but I pray they don't lose the charm, the ambiance, the warm "welcome back" feel I get when I return. I hope the renovation team remembers that the history of the place and the feel of the history there is essential - I return every year, and will continue to do so as long as the Cliff House ambiance remains a centerpiece. Please do upgrade accommodations, spa access, parking and expand dining to include a well staffed lunch. Your view is the key - perhaps more than 4 outdoor dining tables will bring diners back.

Piecrust (New England)
Dined on August 28, 2015

I stayed at the resort for three nights for a girls spa weekend. We had a wonderful time at the amazing spa and hotel....however, the food at the restaurant is consistently the worst food you will ever have. Frozen fish, over cooked meats and old baked potatoes sort of heated up. Some of the worst food and service over ever had. The entire restaurant needs an overhaul, food and the way they're running their dining room. Only edible thing all weekend was the fabulous omelet station! He as a skilled line cook and made them perfect every time
Nothing else all weekend was above terrible or poor

TigerPuppy (New York Area)
Dined on August 25, 2015

We ate dinner outside one night and inside another night. Both meals were very good. The views are outstanding. The staff was very personable and attentive. Small plates instead of entrée were very tasty! Wife had full entrees, and she really enjoyed those also.

OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
Dined on August 22, 2015

Took my wife to the resort for her birthday. The facility is nice, but the food was a little less than what we hoped for. My wife had a decent dinner, but my lobster mac and cheese ($34) was just a huge bowl of mac. I kept stirring from the bottom hoping to find some cheese or better yet, some lobster but it never happened. I didnt make a big deal of it because we were having a good time and my wife was happy with her meal.

I also had some other issues while we were there, but that will be a separate email to management.