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“Solid upscale restaurant with attractions” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Seaglass Oceanfront Restaurant & Lounge

Seaglass Oceanfront Restaurant & Lounge
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Ranked #1 of 62 Restaurants in Salisbury
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$17 - US$34
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Driftway
Description: Spectacular. The view and the menu. Fresh interpretations of classic American cuisine in a beach chic setting - this is Seaglass, an upscale casual destination dining experience on the Atlantic Ocean in Salisbury. Ideal for an intimate dinner by the sea, a large family celebration, lunch with business associates or an elegantly casual meal with friends, Seaglass will please not only the palate but also tantalize the eye and soothe the soul. Boston's North Shore dining destination, Seaglass menu selections feature fresh fish and seafood entrees, delectable steaks, locally sourced produce and many gluten-friendly options. Seaglass serves lunch and dinner daily, and our signature Brunch By the Sea on Sundays. The open dining room features floor-to-ceiling windows with comfortable banquette seating, romantic fireside dining, and tables literally over the ocean. Seaglass provides the perfect setting for gatherings up to 30 guests directly in the restaurant, and offers several on-site function rooms for weddings, corporate events and social occasions. Parking available. Easily accessible from Interstates 95 and 495, and Route 1.
North of Boston
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Solid upscale restaurant with attractions”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014

In some ways a very unlikely spot for such a fine restaurant. Salisbury is a very small honky-tonk seaside town, southern-most in a line of others on the Mass./New Hampshire border. The building is what might be called sturdy, not much in the way of elegance which again would be misplaced. The reason however is obvious. It is smack-dab on the Atlantic ocean where the view is amazing for the nautical types and the weather can be challenging.

The other main attraction is the show venue that it shares the building with - Blue Ocean Music Hall. Haven't taken in a show there yet, but it's bound to happen. Therefore, a great opportunity for dinner and a show.

As for the restaurant, it has a modern interior, very spacious with large windows onto the ocean. Our family dined there on a Saturday night and they were doing a business which surprised me due to its being April in a sea-side town. The noise levels were moderate but not overwhelming. Service from greeting to our departure was very good.

The menu was big, about 20 or more entrees and not just seafood which might be expected given the setting. They have a good selection of starters and salads as well. One of our party had a creative dish of duck confit on a bed of spicy Asian noodles which was very good. The other two succumbed to the seafood - a typical casserole, excellent comfort food, and a lobster "bolognaise" - a clever preparation. They probably use more cream than most other restaurants. And for the deeply nautical, a descent raw bar.

Bottom line - if you're in the area and have some coin and are itching for fine dining, do make the effort.

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Boxford, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Great demo and delicious food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed the cooking demo, dinner, and wine pairing at Sea Glass this week. The presentation was entertaining and helpful. Each course was terrific. Can't wait to try to duplicate their wonderful efforts.
And of course, the view is fabulous.

  • Visited April 2014
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Boxford, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Stylish Seafood”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2014

We attended the Watch, Taste, and Learn cooking demonstration by Executive Chef Harley Smith. The menu was Chilled Seafood Mock Tail, Ahi Tuna Salad, Steam Rolled Fillet of Sole and a Strawberry Rhubarb Creme Brulee. The demonstration was extremely informative and entertaining. The meal was wonderful. Reservations are required and seating is very limited. The cost with a nice but affordable wine paring was $60.00 per person. Well worth it. We have attended functions at Seaglass as well as lunch and have found Seaglass to be consistantly excellent. The function that we attended was one of the best we have ever experienced. The food and the service was outstanding. The restaurant is on pilings and at high tide the waves are breaking right in front of you.

  • Visited April 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Great view, excellent food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014

We FINALLY made it to Seaglass and we were not disappointed. The view is spectacular, waves breaking on the beach directly below the windows. A fire was burning in a fireplace in the center of the dining room which added a nice touch of ambiance on a chilly afternoon. The wine list was more than adequate, lots of great choices. We shared lobster mac 'n cheese as an app. This and a salad would have been perfect for a lunch. We also had the shrimp scampi and a chicken toscano dish, prepared with mushrooms, red peppers, baby spinach. Delicious. Even the bread basket was fabulous--four different types of bread/rolls, served fresh and warm. For dessert, we shared the bread pudding, served with vanilla gelato. It was also very good. The service was perfect. Overall, an excellent dining experience. The only negative here is that I can't imagine how crowded this dining room must become during the summer months. There is no place on the coast with the quality of food that you'll find here.

  • Visited March 2014
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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Who knew”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014 via mobile

Saw the reviews here and on Open Table and decided to give it a try. Wow. Were we glad we did. Great view (window table). Very good food (duck, scallop special, carrot cake bread pudding). Very good service (steered us away from a bad dessert choice to a very good one). Beautifully built out as well. Who knew this existed on Salisbury beach.

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