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“The staff leaves alot to be desired to eat in the establishment” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of 95 Ocean at The Nonantum Resort

95 Ocean at The Nonantum Resort
Ranked #14 of 45 Restaurants in Kennebunkport
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 15 - US$ 40
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: Open seasonally, Memorial Day through October Casually elegant dining. Enjoy creative local cuisine and nightly specials highlighting the freshest seafood and local ingredients from New England farms and herbs from the resort's organic gardens. Plus live entertainment weeknights in season. Just a short walk from Dock Square along Ocean Avenue. A TV Diner Platinum Plate award winner. Also serving pub fare, local Maine craft beers and cocktails in Heckman's Pub. Relax with a pre-dinner drink on the resort's front porch, or on the back lawn in an Adirondack chair overlooking the river.
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“The staff leaves alot to be desired to eat in the establishment”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2011

We made reservations in the am for their prime rib special made sure the special would be avaible when we Booked. As waiter came to take our order we said we want prime rib and he giggled and said oh we just ran out you have to come early as the table next to us had it served. The hostess then approached us and acted surprised we were going to leave. Needless to
Say we went to allisons and were much better accomadated. Can't believe they lost a party of 5 when they didn't offer a substitute. Poor customer service

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English first
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“It was about a $115 dinner that was included in our stay package. We had NO limit to what we could order!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2011

We enjoyed a dinner at 95 Ocean on Wednesday of our week long Maine get away. We stayed at the Nonantum (and are frequent guests) for a total of 3 nights and booked a package called "Lobsters Alive". Within this package, dinner for the two of us was included and upon checking into the hotel, we were given a dinner voucher. The voucher stated one appetizer, and two entrees were included.

We wanted to make a nice romantic night of it, so we ordered two glasses of wine (which we knew we would have to pay for) to accompany our meals. For an appetizer, we had the duck confit spring rolls (a $10 value) which were great! It came with two small ones, my only complaint being I wished there were 4, but that's how fine dining is. My boyfriend had his heart set on the blueberry maple chipotle ribs (a $24 meal) and I had the lobster cakes (a $32 meal). I very much enjoyed my meal, I have no complaints at all about it, although after having a taste of his ribs, I wish I had ordered those LOL. THESE WERE EXTRA DELICIOUS! We decided to give in to our sweet tooth's and had the triple chocolate cheesecake (a $10 value) which was so sinfully sweet and silky!

The voucher never stated that dessert was included, but dessert was not charged to our bill. I don't know if it was the waiters' error or ours but our bill for the night only came to about $18 for the two glasses of wine.

With tax and tip, our meal would have easily come to about $115 dollars but we only paid $18 out of pocket. I very much liked that the voucher did not have a limit for what we could order, in other words, no set meal values or even set menu items since we had a package stay. A lot of times places will only cover a certain amount towards a dinner like $50 value or $75 value so you can only order up to that amount and then have to pay the rest. 95 Ocean was so worth it!

  • Visited August 2011
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1 Thank tastytidbits
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Lockport, NY
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Surprisingly good food at the hotel.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2010

We had a $20 restaurant credit included in our stay. We had THE BEST Mussels ever (Thai chili/garlic). The shrimp and corn chowder was yummy, the beet salad was fine. The stuffed lobster was very tasty (and less work) and the seared tuna was a bit overdone, but good. The restaurant feels more like a banquet room, not cozy at all. BUT they had free live entertainment every night and the music was great. Included in our stay was free breakfast--and they had a lot to offer! Eggs, bacon, sausage, home made corned beef hash, waffles, french toast, home fries, toast, bagels, pastries, cereal, oatmeal, fruit, yogurt, coffee, tea, and juices. It was hard to choose what to eat!

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Thank WTTRLT
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Maine/New York
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175 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Retirement home food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2010

This is our second time here. We ate in the ballroom where a jazz combo was playing. They were just competent. It took the waiter three tries to get us the wine we ordered. The soup tasted canned; the chicken dish had no taste. The place looks like a retirement home and the food is not better.

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1 Thank CanCookTonight
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New York City
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Surprisingly Wonderful!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2010

Our rack of lamb and "signature" blueberry BBQ ribs were absolutely delicious, with just the right amount of flair, but without impairing the good heartiness of the food. And large portions!! A very good value for excellent food! We ate on the outdoor patio and it was a wonderful ambiance, very nicely decorated.

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Thank bnlardsley2010
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