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Ocean Cape Arundel Inn

208 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6307
+1 207-967-4015
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good14%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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208 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6307
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Ocean Cape Arundel Inn was without any doubt the best restaurant of our September 2017 trip on the East Coast. The restaurant is led by an excellent Canadian Chef. Very friendly staff and wonderful food. Very fresh, original. Simply delicious.

Thank Epicure1973
Liz J, Manager at Ocean Cape Arundel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much! We appreciate your visit and also your kind words. We opened for the 2018 season this week! We hope to see you again soon. All the best!

Reviewed 4 January 2018

This was not my first time going to the Cape Arundel Inn restaurant. My husband and I went there many years ago to celebrate a special anniversary. However, the head chef and many staff members left about 7 years ago and the reputation of the...More

1  Thank wellsfoodie2015
Liz J, Manager at Ocean Cape Arundel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Thank you for celebrating with us; it means a lot. We try very hard to create a great experience for everyone who visits -- hence the positive reviews you mentioned. Thank you for your kind words about our service! We're glad that your husband enjoyed...More

Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

This dining experience was so exceptional I'm almost at a loss for words. Every single bite and bit of service were top shelf. Portions were generous enough to share and affordable. Hubby and I started with crab velouette...no words. Shared a perfectly chilled and seasoned...More

Thank Irene D
Liz J, Manager at Ocean Cape Arundel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Wow! Thank you so much for joining us, and for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We are incredibly appreciative and humbled. Wishing you a happy 2018 -- we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 14 December 2017

From beginning to end this was an amazing dining experience. The room was beautifully laid out and the view of the ocean unsurpassed. The server was very knowledgeable and friendly. The food was superb from appetizer to desert. It is a pricey evening but worth...More

Thank USAFret
Liz J, Manager at Ocean Cape Arundel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

You're the best! We so appreciate your visit and your review. We're eagerly looking forward to seeing you again in the new year. Cheers!

Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Even in the off season, this charming, sophisticated restaurant was completely full. As the sun set we could gaze at the ocean and the Bush complex, which is nearby. Service was terrific. The lobster thermidor appetizer was pricey but swoon-worthy. Entrees were just right. Cocktails...More

Thank Opinion8ted
Liz J, Manager at Ocean Cape Arundel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

We're all thrilled that you discovered us, and that you so enjoyed your meal! We're working on a fun new menu for February 2018 -- but rest assured, the thermidor will remain! We hope to see you again after we reopen next month (we're on...More

Reviewed 27 November 2017

Great atmosphere. Very romantic. Great service and amazing food! We have been wanting to try it for a long time and so glad we finally did. Seafood risotto, Duck, and Escargot were delicious!!!

Thank Michelle W
Liz J, Manager at Ocean Cape Arundel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Thank you so much. You ordered some of my favorite things! We're so happy that you joined us. We hope it will be the first of many visits! Warm wishes from all of us at Ocean Restaurant.

Reviewed 27 November 2017

We had the pleasure of staying again mid November at the Cape Arundel Inn and have enjoyed twice the superb cuisine of Pierre Gignac at the Ocean Restaurant. Among our picks, the rock crab veloute was really sublime and what to say about an inspired...More

Thank ThierryCerpolet
Liz J, Manager at Ocean Cape Arundel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Horay! Many thanks for your lovely review. We truly appreciate your visit. Our seafood dishes have been particularly popular lately -- we're happy to know that the veloute and halibut were such a hit! Looking forward to seeing you in the new year. Happy 2018!

Reviewed 26 November 2017

We had a four course Thanksgiving dinner at Ocean which was utterly outstanding. The quality of the dishes was rivaled by the quality of the service. The room is designed in very good taste and during daylight hours you will have a stunning ocean view.

Thank fwr
Liz J, Manager at Ocean Cape Arundel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

We had so much fun on Thanksgiving this year! Thank you for spending the holiday with us, and for sharing your experience. We hope to see you again in the year ahead!

Reviewed 12 November 2017

What a joyful combination of excellent food, ambience, and views. Advanced reservations are highly recommended. Elegant table settings; plates are beautifully arranged/presented. If it were not for the service declining as the evening wore on, it would have been a perfect evening. We noticed this...More

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Liz J, Manager at Ocean Cape Arundel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

We're thrilled that you enjoyed our environment and food. Our service is always a high priority too, so it saddens me to know that you didn't see us at our best towards the end of your meal. I'd love to connect with you and talk...More

Reviewed 10 November 2017

We have been in to the Inn for drinks, but decided to do dinner this time. We were warmly welcomed and enjoyed a glass of wine by fire while we waited to be seated. The hostess and waitress were professional and friendly -- just the...More

Thank Lori M
Liz J, Manager at Ocean Cape Arundel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

We're so glad you came back for the whole meal! I definitely recommend coming back in the warmer, lighter months too -- it's magical to look out over the ocean from our dining room. I always suggest that people arrive early for a drink on...More

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Response from Teresa C | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. It worked for me when I booked our reservation.
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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

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Average prices
US$ 13 - US$ 45
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View
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
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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