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Ocean Cape Arundel Inn

208 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6307
+1 207-967-4015
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good15%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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French, American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
208 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6307
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I were celebrating our 10th anniversary and decided that while vacationing in the area, to check out Ocean. We had read some good reviews here on TA and the place did not disappoint. The view of the water at sunset was really...More

Thank Edward U
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

wonderful very good service good food and good scenery. Ocean restaurant. Very creative the chef is wonderful Worthwhile going for anniversary birthday on vacation.

Thank O8504MTdavidr
Liz J, Manager at Ocean Cape Arundel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Many thanks for dining with us! The entire team at Ocean appreciates your review. It's always nice to hear that a guest has enjoyed what we work so hard to create. Cheers!

Reviewed 5 days ago

My third review, and I'll say it again: this is the finest restaurant in town. This time was equally wonderful. Our server Grace really lived up to her name! Though she strongly recommended the swordfish because of the pistachio krust (she's a big fan of...More

1  Thank Jean C
Liz J, Manager at Ocean Cape Arundel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you Jean! We always love seeing you and your family at Ocean. To celebrate the solstice, we unveiled Pierre's summer menu on Wednesday! The beloved pistachio crust remains on the swordfish, though it is now served over a beautiful red pepper coulis. Come back...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were thrilled with the setting of Ocean - stellar views, a lovely place just to have a drink. The food was delicious and the service was great. We were treated to two glasses of champagne because it was our anniversary. It seems to draw...More

Thank jenkgen
Liz J, Manager at Ocean Cape Arundel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're happy to know that you enjoyed our food, service, and setting! We are located in a seasonal area, where hustle and bustle can best be found on weekend nights. Once the summer is in full swing, however, things will liven right up. We make...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I requested a window seat for our anniversary weekend and although they couldn't promise to accommodate us they mentioned they would do their best being that it was a special weekend for us celebrating 23 years of marriage. We were able to get a window...More

Thank Annabel V
Liz J, Manager at Ocean Cape Arundel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Annabel, thank you for celebrating your anniversary with us! We're glad to hear that the cheesecake was a hit. We have some great new talent in our pastry department, and we're really excited about this summer's dessert forecast. We appreciate that you took time to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I requested a window table for my wife's birthday and they accommodated us. The service and food was very good. A sophisticated selection of food and presented very nicely. The wine list was very good, even by the glass. I also must mention that the...More

Thank jrichie24
Liz J, Manager at Ocean Cape Arundel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're flattered that you chose to spend your special day with us! Thank for dining with us, and thank you for writing such a nice review. We take great care in crafting our food and beverage menus, so your feedback is wonderful to receive. We'll...More

Reviewed May 1, 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the B&B connected to the restaurant. No matter you stay in town, this is a restaurant you don't want to miss. The views, food, and service are perfect. Had the scallops which were done perfectly (a relief after having rubbery ones in...More

Thank Allison T
Management response:Responded May 4, 2017

We put so much heart and soul into everything we do here at Ocean, so your review is greatly appreciated! We are fortunate to work with some wonderful local seafood purveyors, which helps to make those dishes shine (shout out to Browne Trading Co and...More

Reviewed April 30, 2017

When I made the reservation, ON-LINE, I specified that we wanted to sit where we had a view of the ocean, and further more that it was a special occasion - my wife's birthday, and we were very much looking forward to a very special...More

2  Thank LakeRealtor
Liz J, Manager at Ocean Cape Arundel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

My heart aches knowing that we missed an opportunity to recognize your wife's birthday! As evidenced by the bubbly and candles you saw gracing other tables, we try to recognize every special occasion in our restaurant. It was definitely our intent to do the same...More

Reviewed April 26, 2017

Another wonderful dining experience at this, our favorite restaurant in New England. Great service, unhurried, wonderful menu....this really is the place to go in Kennebunkport.

Thank arfur64
Liz J, Manager at Ocean Cape Arundel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

You are so kind! We are fortunate to have many wonderful GUESTS, like yourself. Thank you for your review, and for helping to make Ocean a pleasant place to be.

Reviewed April 10, 2017

I'm local and thru the years I've eaten there dozens of times. Very good food and spectacular views. Go early and have a drink on the porch overlooking the ocean.

Thank Robert A
Liz J, Manager at Ocean Cape Arundel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

We love our locals! Thank you for your kind words. Our porch has been beautiful the past few days. We hope to see you there again soon!

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Don W
Why does "Open Table" reservations for 2 not work?
October 4, 2016|
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Response from Teresa C | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. It worked for me when I booked our reservation.
where can I find the menu?
August 12, 2016|
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Response from sandyl1234 | Reviewed this property |
Their website. But I suspect it changes for the season
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 208 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6307
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Kennebunks  >  Kennebunkport
  • Phone Number: +1 207-967-4015
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If you’ve ever dined on a luxury ocean liner, you know: Water all around piques your appetite, invites you to slow down and enthralls throughout a meal like no other show on earth. And if you haven’t, that experience awaits at the Cape Arundel Inn & Resort’s glass-walled, waterfront, fine dining restaurant: Ocean.

Memorable evenings at Ocean begin with cocktails, like our Maine maple syrup-sweetened Amber Sky, on the inn’s relaxing front porch or at the bar. Continue your culinary journey in the dining room, where every table has a view of the frothy blue sea. Chef Pierre Gignac’s creative menus change with the seasons, showcasing not only Maine-caught seafood in signature dishes like Lobster Thermidor, but the best of what is grown, raised and produced locally. His eye-pleasing creations take inspiration, too, from across the Atlantic. Expect the familiar flavors of southern France and the Mediterranean with intriguing new twists, plus an international selection of wines.
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