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“Delicious!”

Ocean Cape Arundel Inn
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Cuisines: French
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Description: 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.
Salem, Massachusetts
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Delicious!”
Reviewed July 24, 2013

A truly high-class meal, and perfect for our first night following our wedding. I particularly loved the raspberry semi-freddo for dessert.

Visited July 2013
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Maurice M, Manager at Ocean Cape Arundel Inn, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
Congratulations on your recent wedding and thank-you for choosing Ocean for your first dinner out as a married couple!
How nice that you took the time to let other diners know about your meal and we are so glad you enjoyed the semi freddo very refreshing after a great dinner. We wish you many happy years of marriage and please join us again soon!
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Biddeford, Maine
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“oustanding”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Hats off to chef Pierre Gignac....He has out done himself. The food is better than when he was at 98 Provence which was amazing! My husband and I have eaten there several times. We love it! You cant go wrong with a wonderful recipe of a beautiful view, terrific wait staff, and outstanding food! Thanks for creating wonderful memories....you guys ROCK!

  • Visited July 2013
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Maurice M, Manager at Ocean Cape Arundel Inn, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
Thank you so much for your great review! Sounds like you had a perfect Ocean evening with drinks on the porch and appetizers!
We very much appreciate that you took the time to write about your delicious meal with your husband. We hope that you will dine with us soon we are creating some great fall menus and special evenings.
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Beautiful setting”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

Get there early for drinks on the porch overlooking the ocean - one could not imagine a more beautiful setting. We had drinks and appetizers (try the chick pea fries!) and then moved inside to the best table in the house right next to the window - thank you Ocean for such a great table!
The meal was wonderful -- flavorful and beautifully presented. I had the lobster special which was cooked perfectly and my husband had the salmon which practically melted in your mouth! A top notch dining experience with views to match!

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Maurice M, Manager at Ocean Cape Arundel Inn, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
Thank you for your kind words! I agree, the porch is a beautiful place to enjoy a drink. We hope to see you again soon.
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Connecticut
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Outstanding and romantic”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

My husband and I took a weekend trip to Kennebunkport and had dinner at Ocean on Saturday night. Before dinner we enjoyed delicious cocktails on the beautiful porch overlooking the water. The service was excellent--everyone from the hostess, the porch server, and our waitress in the restaurant were wonderful, helpful, and accommodating. For starters, I had the scallops in a lemongrass infused broth and my husband had a crabmeat gazpacho. They were the best scallops I have ever had and the soup was equally delicious. For entrees we had the lobster ratatouille and steamed salmon. Again, we were thoroughly impressed and savored every bite. I can't recommend this place enough. I only wish we had chosen to stay in one of the inn's beautiful rooms. Hopefully, next time!

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Maurice M, Manager at Ocean Cape Arundel Inn, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Thank you very much for the compliments. Our staff does their best to fully accommodate our guests, and I'm glad to hear you had the chance to enjoy one of the best porches in America. We look forward to your next visit, where you can expect more of the same great food and service.
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KNUTSFORD
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“Excellent! 5*”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

During our tour of New England we stayed at Kennebunkport for a few days, at the Hidden Pond Resort which was lovely. One of the guests recommended the Oceans restaurant and he was spot on. Beautiful place, great location,friendly service and excellent food. Not cheap but as they say you get what you pay for. Strongly recommend this place. As added bonus you can use their telescope to look in George Bush' Senior kitchen window.!

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Maurice M, Manager at Ocean Cape Arundel Inn, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Thank you for the five star review. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. Please join us again the next time you are in town for more great food and views!
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