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Ocean Cape Arundel Inn

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208 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6307
+1 207-967-4015
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Farmington, Connecticut
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512 reviews
341 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Ocean at the Cape Arundel Inn is an unforgettable restaurant with unique dishes that will appeal to the most particular "foodies". We started with warmed olives in a spicy marinade, followed by an excellent beet root salad. Our entrees included an aromatic peeky toe crab broth and a filet/ spare rib duo. We ended with the baba rum dessert with... More 

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Thank Chris F
Michelle S, Manager at Ocean Cape Arundel Inn, responded to this review

Dear Chris F, Thank you so much for articulating such a wonderful review! We're thrilled that you enjoyed the cuisine of Chef Pierre Gignac and look forward to hosting you again! Please be sure to check our website for unique dining specials and events throughout the month of November such as Table d’hôte, a 4 course tasting menu curated by... More 

West Orange NJ
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We were looking forward to a pleasant dining experience at Ocean and unfortunately the food was quite good but the atmosphere was that of a prize fight in Las Vegas. What was disturbing is that none of the restaurant staff made an attempt to control two tables of locals who treated the restaurant as if it was an outdoor ball... More 

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Michelle S, Manager at Ocean Cape Arundel Inn, responded to this review

Dear Mrs.Maytag, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I want to apologize for the noisy experience; please know that this is a rarity in Ocean. We are always respectful to every guest, and with that in mind, even a simple comment about noise level could have easily been misinterpreted and taken offense too. I apologize again,... More 

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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Beautiful setting and fabulous views. The food was excellent. Loved sitting by the fire after dinner and having a drink.

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Thank Sally T
Michelle S, Manager at Ocean Cape Arundel Inn, responded to this review

Dear Sally T, Thank you very much for writing your review. I'm so happy to hear that you took advantage of both the ocean views, and the cozy fireplace. Please join us again soon! Sincerely, Michelle Sazehn Assistant General Manager The Cape Arundel Inn and Resort The Old Fort Estate More 

Monterey, California
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72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Ocean is a Resraurant that excels in food, staff and water views. One of the best meals we have had on the Maine coast. From cocktails to dessert - it was all excellent. The fish of the day was not only fresh but perfectly cooked and plated. The apricot stuffed chicken breast was moist and flavorful. Laura waited on us... More 

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Michelle S, Manager at Ocean Cape Arundel Inn, responded to this review

Dear PGlocal_12 Thank you so much for such a lovely review. I'm so pleased that the food, service, and the view created such a memorable experience for you. We can't wait to have you back next year! Sincerely, Michelle Sazehn Assistant General Manager The Cape Arundel Inn and Resort The Old Fort Estate More 

Tours, France
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87 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Perhaps we picked a bad evening . . . my husband's main course was cold and the vegetables undercooked. The staff removed the cost of this meal from our bill without us asking, so this was helpful. But given the other reviews this did not live up to our expectations.

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Thank Stanleyalb
Michelle S, Manager at Ocean Cape Arundel Inn, responded to this review

Dear Stanleyalb, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I want to apologize for your disappointing experience. We strive to showcase our amazingly talented Chef's cuisine and hope that you will give us the opportunity to do so in the future. I also hope that you felt our staff handled the situation appropriately, and we would love... More 

Franklin, Tennessee
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

One of the most spectacular views for dinning. From start to finish the quality of food and service are exceptional. I personally enjoyed the Foie gras and duck.

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Thank helgy9300
Michelle S, Manager at Ocean Cape Arundel Inn, responded to this review

Dear helgy9300, We couldn't be happier about your review. Thank you so much for telling everyone how much you enjoyed your experience. We hope you will join us again very soon! Sincerely, Michelle Sazehn Assistant General Manager The Cape Arundel Inn and Resort The Old Fort Estate More 

Golden
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner overlooking the ocean. I would say it was a highlight of or trip. So romantic and food was delicious.

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Thank Swipper1
Michelle S, Manager at Ocean Cape Arundel Inn, responded to this review

Dear Swipper1, Thank you very much for your review! I'm so pleased that we were able to provide a wonderful experience for you. I hope you will think of us again during your next visit to Kennebunkport! Sincerely, Michelle Sazehn Assistant General Manager The Cape Arundel Inn and Resort The Old Fort Estate More 

Fort Wayne, Indiana
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

My wife and I stayed at the Inn for four nights. We had not made reservations for dinner on our first night and after a long day of driving we didn't feel like going out to find a restaurant. But the Inn's restaurant, Ocean, was booked full. So we ended up sitting at the small four-person bar in the restaurant... More 

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Thank JEM727
Michelle S, Manager at Ocean Cape Arundel Inn, responded to this review

Dear JEM727, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! I'm so happy that our accommodations at the bar were just right, and you were able to "get a taste" of what Ocean is all about! I hope that you will join us for a complete dinner experience during your next visit! Sincerely, Michelle Sazehn Assistant General Manager The Cape... More 

tennessee
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143 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

You must get a reservation or else I don't imagine you can eat here. Anyway our meal was very creative and beautiful presentation and the taste was excellent. The view is right over the water so it would be better to choose a time if to be able to see the sunset if that interests you. We went at 8:00... More 

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Michelle S, Manager at Ocean Cape Arundel Inn, responded to this review

Dear clmtraveler, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review! We're so happy to hear that you look forward to returning! I apologize for any difficulties you may have experienced in regards to parking, please don't hesitate to ask our front desk for assistance, we will always make sure our guests have a spot! Thank you... More 

New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We celebrated my husband's birthday here this year at Ocean, the hotel's restaurant. This was quite possibly the best dinner ever! The staff went out of their way to honor my request for a window table where we were able to view the magnificent sunset. The food was beyond spectacular, as was the service and ambiance! Should get at least... More 

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Thank IWSeldin
Michelle S, Manager at Ocean Cape Arundel Inn, responded to this review

Dear IWSeldin, Thank you so much for your rave review! I'm so happy to hear that we were able to create a special night for you and your husband. Whether your next visit is a casual night out, or a big celebration, we look forward to providing you with the same wonderful service, and amazing food. Thank you again! Sincerely,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
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
Description
In the heart of this mostly residential enclave, in a converted circa-1895 Shingle Style house, sits Ocean. Though the Inn has existed in one permutation or another since the 1950s, and it has long held a reputation for well-appointed lodgings and fine dining. The Innkeepers have filled the building with a striking art collection that could make small New England museums envious, while Chef Gignac uses the dining room—with its awe-inspiring views—as a canvas upon which to create epicurean masterpieces. Pierre Gignac graduated from the Institut d’Hôtellerie et de Tourisme du Québec. Pierre chose to open his first restaurant in Ogunquit, Maine “98 Provence," which pleased locals, tourists and critics for 18 years, until it closed in 2012.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?