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Ocean Cape Arundel Inn

208 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6307
+1 207-967-4015
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Overview
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good15%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“rock crab” (8 reviews)
“beignets” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
French, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££££
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208 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6307
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11 - 20 of 468 reviews

Reviewed 25 September 2017

We had chosen Ocean for our anniversary dinner based upon others reviews and we were not disappointed. We had high expectations and they were met and exceeded. The staff was very friendly and welcoming without being overly so. Our server, Nathan, was very knowledgeable with...More

Thank Gregory H
Liz J, Manager at Ocean Cape Arundel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2017

Thank you for your review, Gregory! You made us smile. From Chef Pierre, Nathan, and the rest of the Ocean team, we wish you all the best -- and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 24 September 2017

Outstanding menu and service at Ocean Restaurant at Cape Arundel Inn. Staff clearly knew every item on menu and was most helpful on both food and wine. Atmosphere is both refined and relaxed. View of ocean and the Bush Family compound. We would come back...More

Thank DavidSarasota
Liz J, Manager at Ocean Cape Arundel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2017

David, we really appreciate your review! We all love food and wine here, so talking about it with our guests is a lot of fun. I'm glad you enjoyed your meal. Thanks for visiting -- hope to see you again the next time you're in...More

Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

We had about 25 people dine at the ocean Great views from all angles including a view of walkers point We had a fixed menu The shrimp and chicken and halibut entrees were well prepared and presented nicely The deserts were excellent and I recommend...More

Thank costatlanta
Liz J, Manager at Ocean Cape Arundel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2017

We've been fortunate to host several private parties this year at Ocean (corporate retreats, rehearsal dinners, and a wedding). It's great to get feedback from a guest who attended! Thank you so much for joining us, and for sharing your experience. Warm wishes.

Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Called 2 months ahead to book for anniversary dinner, asked to be seated near a window and instead placed at back of restaurant on arrival. No acknowledgement of the occasion. Charged for a cocktail we never received. Cod special was excellent, everything else just ok....More

Thank RicarcoS
Liz J, Manager at Ocean Cape Arundel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2017

Ricardo, I apologize that we did not acknowledge your anniversary. It was certainly our intention to do so. We honor table requests whenever possible -- but because of the high demand, we are not able to guarantee specific tables or window tables. (On a positive...More

Reviewed 15 September 2017

We go to Cape Arundel Inn for special occasions because its a bit pricey. But the food is very good and the service excellent. This time we started talking with a couple next to us and sharing opinions on K'port as well as the food....More

Thank Nina P
Liz J, Manager at Ocean Cape Arundel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2017

Thank you Nina! I have wonderful news for you: the poached pear is back! This time it is accompanied by an almond caramel sponge cake and cranberry ice cream. We're rolling out all of our fall menus this week. Let us know what you think!

Reviewed 14 September 2017

My wife and I had a wonderful dinner with our son and daughter-in-law last Monday night at Ocean. It was in celebration of our 53rd Anniversary and it could not have been more perfect. The setting is spectacular, in a beautiful mansion overlooking the ocean...More

1  Thank John C H
Liz J, Manager at Ocean Cape Arundel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2017

John, thank you so much! We're so glad to know that you enjoyed your meal. You ordered some of my favorite things (especially the escargot)! The entire team at Ocean appreciates your choice to visit us, as well as your kind words.

Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

While we didn't experience the service lapses he did, my wife and I largely agree with kennebunk_larryMaine's comments. The ambience and setting are indeed special. There are worse ways to spend time than sitting on the veranda, enjoying the dramatic view, with a glass of...More

Thank hankbauer
Liz J, Manager at Ocean Cape Arundel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2017

Thank you so much for sharing your experience. As difficult as it is to hear such feedback, it always provides us with insight that can help us improve. The crab veloute has been one of our most popular appetizers this season -- I'm so sorry...More

Reviewed 11 September 2017

We want to share with you what a LOVELY time we had at Ocean last night (celebrating our 34th wedding anniversary!) When I made the reservation I added that it was our anniversary and requested a table by the window if possible. Not only did...More

1  Thank LWParkinson
Liz J, Manager at Ocean Cape Arundel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2017

Thank you for celebrating with us! We appreciate your lovely review. Pierre's gazpacho was the gastronomic highlight of my summer this year. I'm glad you enjoyed it too. Cheers to a happy and prosperous year ahead for the two of you!

Reviewed 10 September 2017

We're not normally very critical of the restaurants at which we out. Tonight, we were very excited to celebrate our anniversary at the Ocean and this we were very open to having a positive experience. Unfortunately, that was not our overall experience and so we...More

Thank kennebunk_larryMaine
Liz J, Manager at Ocean Cape Arundel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2017

Thank you so much for dining at Ocean, and for taking the time to write about your meal. It sounds like we weren't our best selves when you visited us. I regret that your experience was neither reflective of what we strive for, nor representative...More

Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend dine here celebrating our anniversary. Starting from the lovely view outside, the gracious host, our exceptional servers Emily and Raymund, and especially the chefs who prepared our wonderful meal. The crab Veloute was the best I'd ever had. You can't beat...More

Thank Timothy T
Liz J, Manager at Ocean Cape Arundel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2017

YOU'RE the best! From Emily, Rammund, Chef Pierre, and the rest of the Ocean team, we say "Merci beaucoup!"

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Don W
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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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Their website. But I suspect it changes for the season
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$13 - US$45
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
Sunday
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
  • E-mail
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.
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