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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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Tours, France
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86 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 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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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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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
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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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140 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 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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Thank clmtraveler
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 

Spokane
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

My sister and I had planned this trip to New England for 10 years. This restaurant was the highlight of our trip...yes we are foodies! The restaurant was located right across from the ocean, so the view was spectacular...which matched the food and the service! We had only planned to eat dinner, but everything sounded so interesting we ended up... More 

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Thank sharimom_6
Michelle S, Manager at Ocean Cape Arundel Inn, responded to this review

Dear sharimom_6, Thank you so much for the rave review! We're so happy that you joined us during your visit, and we hope you'll make it a point to return very soon! We'd love for you to experience all that the Cape Arundel has to offer, be sure to contact us during your next trip to New England! Thank you... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This is the way Dinning should be! Dinning room is well designed, with Large Windows on two sides. Excellent view of the Ocean, right in Front. Service is exceptional, our waiter was outstanding. Knew exactly how to be attentive, without hovering. The Food, well what more could you ask for? Superior Quality and Service! We will be back, whenever in... More 

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Thank Rob11152
Michelle S, Manager at Ocean Cape Arundel Inn, responded to this review

Dear Ron11152, Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We're so pleased that you enjoyed every aspect of your experience at Ocean. We can't wait to have you back! Be sure to keep an eye out for our fall dining specials! Thanks again! Sincerely, Michelle Sazehn Assistant General Manager The Cape Arundel Inn and Resort The Old Fort Estate More 

New Hampshire
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53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

The food is good but over priced. Service wasn't great when our waitperson found out we didn't drink or order appetizers. We won't go back.

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

Dear capefans, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I'm so sorry to hear that your experience was lacking the hospitality that we pride ourselves on, and I assure you our staff meant no offense; we are always grateful for everyone's patronage. While I am pleased that you enjoyed your food, a dining experience certainly isn't complete... More 

Texas
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Arrived after dark so missed the spectacular view. Pre-dinner Maine oysters on the half shell in the bar were great....service was excellent. We ordered the lobster thermidore for a starter, which was disappointing, but the duck entree was fabulous. Our server was great and actually had the thermidore removed from our bill....we didn't ask her to do that but it... More 

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Thank Patricia3Texas
Michelle S, Manager at Ocean Cape Arundel Inn, responded to this review

Dear Patricia3Texas, Thank you for your review. I'm so glad to hear that your server responded appropriately, and that you felt taken care of. We want nothing more than for our guests to be completely satisfied with both their meal, and their service. I do hope you'll join us again soon, be sure to make an earlier reservation! We had... 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
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?