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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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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We went to Ocean at the Cape Arundel Inn for Thanksgiving dinner after seeing the special menu ($75 prix fixe) online. Unfortunately, we really wanted a bloody mary before sitting down, but that was not available - the bartender admitted she forgot to buy tomato juice so we had to settle for some other drinks. Anyway, we had a great... More 

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

Dear WEW_ACK, Thank you for taking the time to write your review! My sincere apologies for the unavailability of a Bloody Marys, but I do hope you enjoyed the cocktails that were served to you that night. It sounds as though the price point of our Thanksgiving menu was on par with the cuisine served and the enjoyment it brought... More 

Austin
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We went to the Inn for dinner while visiting Maine in July. We had a party of 8 and despite the size we had incredibly personalized service and the food was amazing. Of course you can't beat the view. Spectacular setting and gorgeous decor. We will return!

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

Dear Gralda, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! I am so pleased to hear that we were able to deliver impeccable service and cuisine to your party. We certainly hope you will join us again during your next visit to Maine! Sincerely, Michelle Sazehn Assistant General Manager The Cape Arundel Inn & Resort More 

Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

It was our first time here and we will definitely come here again. The restaurant had a great menu and the service and food was great too..

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

Dear JOANNE C, Thank you so much for your review! We're delighted that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay. We look forward to your return! Sincerely, Michelle Sazehn Assistant General Manager The Cape Arundel Inn & Resort More 

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92 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

This is a five star establishment with very romantic touches. The cuisine is unique and excellent in perfect portions. Unfortunately, our waitress did not serve to satisfaction but the quality of experience otherwise made up for the service stumble.

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

Dear ArlingtonVaSonnet, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. I'm so sorry about your experience with your server, but very glad that we were able to rectify the situation. Thank you for your kind words regarding Chef Pierre Gignac's cuisine. We would look forward to hosting you again! Sincerely, Michelle Sazehn Assistant General Manager The... More 

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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We had breakfast for 2 days and dinner 1 night. The breakfast was good and staff were helpful. The dinner was terrific. I had a lobster special that was delicious.

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Redding, Connecticut
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60 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We met friends for dinner, and it could not have been better. one of our friends has severe allergies, she described them to the waiter, who went to the kitchen to see what she could and could not eat. turned out the kitchen would modify virtually the entire menu to accommodate her. WHAT SERVICE! we had four different meals. my... More 

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

Dear allen k, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderfully descriptive review! I feel like I was there dining with you! We're so pleased that both the service, and cuisine exceeded your expectations. I am very proud that we were able to accommodate everyone in your party, and hope you'll join us again very... More 

Copper Mountain, Colorado
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful coastal Maine setting. Loved hearing the waves from our ocean view room. Perfect weekend getaway in the fall with no crowds. Great breakfast included. Would return!

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

Dear ginipatt, Thank you for taking the time to write your review! We're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at The Cape Arundel Inn. It certainly is a completely different place in the fall, something everyone should experience! Thank you again, we hope you'll join us again soon! Sincerely, Michelle Sazehn Assistant General Manager The Cape Arundel Inn and... More 

Hampton, New Hampshire
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158 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Ambiance is simply an A plus right there on the Maine ocean. Very old inn clean, historic overlooking the Bush's compound on the point. The staff in this Inn/Restaurant cold not have been nicer or more professional. Class act team!! Food was delicious. Presented as artwork and made the night. lobster thermodor was lovely. Same for the swordfish and scallops.... More 

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

Dear TMC159, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're so happy that you enjoyed every aspect of your dining experience. Thank you for the kind words regarding our team, we are thrilled! We look forward to hosting you again! Sincerely, Michelle Sazehn Assistant General Manager The Cape Arundel Inn and Resort The Old Fort Estate More 

Ottawa, Canada
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Been to this place a few times, never disappointed. It is one of the few places in the Kennebunks that feel, look and taste like a 'real high class' restaurant such as you find in Paris, NYC or London.

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

Dear Georges C, Thank you very much for such a flattering review! We are so pleased that you would categorize us with such highly regarded restaurant locations. We look forward to your return, again and again! Sincerely, Michelle Sazehn Assistant General Manager The Cape Arundel Inn and Resort The Old Fort Estate More 

Portland, Maine
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

We enjoyed the chef's food at Provence so were excited to try Ocean. We had a drink in the waiting area by the big picture window, the view was beautiful.The bartender served us and she was very friendly and the drinks were great. For dinner we were seated at a nice table right up front by the windows with another... More 

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

Dear Kristen M, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your dinner experience. We always strive to deliver exceptional cuisine and service, and it sounds like we did not disappoint. Thank you so much for the kind words! We look forward to hosting you again soon! Sincerely, Michelle Sazehn... 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, View, Local cuisine, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?