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“Wonderful Views”

Ocean Cape Arundel Inn
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 13 - USD 45
Cuisines: French
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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.
Reviewed 30 May 2018

This restaurant has an excellent setting with a view of the Atlantic coast. The food is very good, especially the scallops appetizer. My wife had the lobster thermidor, which she thought was excellent. I had the profiteroles for dessert, which were outstanding. My only issue was the butter poached lobster which I thought was a bit tough.

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Nathan W, Manager at Ocean Cape Arundel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Thank you very much Mr. Joseph L. for your praises of our establishment. The Lobster Thermidor is our most popular served premise but the Scallops our my personal favorite. This year's Scallop plating is currently Top 2 of the different Scallop plating's of the past four years. It is unfortunate to hear that your lobster's firmness wasn't to your liking. We wish we could have fixed it so you wouldn't be distracted by the texture to possibly miss out on the explosion of flavors on that dish. Luckily for all involved our dessert addition of Profiteroles left a exclamation point on your evening! Please visit soon to see what additions we have for your next visit.

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Reviewed 24 May 2018

One of the highlights of our annual trip to New England was this amazing restaurant! Exceptional service and food...

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Nathan W, Manager at Ocean Cape Arundel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Thank you,

We are honored that you were able to join us while on your latest New England adventure and looking forward to your return. It is a delight to see that you had an amazing experience with Ocean at Cape Arundel Inn and will pass these compliments forward to our Executive Chef Pierre Gignac & his very talented kitchen staff. Have a wonderful day and hopefully see you soon!

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Nothing like lamb to begin the spring! This was absolutely fabulous! Cooked to perfection, and every bite just melted in my mouth. Watched the waves crashing against the shore, while sipping an elegant Cab. The company just made the evening that much more enjoyable. Don't pass this place by.

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Nathan W, Manager at Ocean Cape Arundel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Thank you for your kind review, we value all feedback and look forward to your return visit. We will be sure to have Cabernet Sauvignon and delicious lamb available when you return.

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

Even the drive to the restaurant with blow your mind with its views. Be careful not to miss the place as you absorb the rocky Maine coastline. Start by having a casual drink on the deck as you directly face the ocean. Proceed into the lounge and play some chess on comfortable couches if you are into it.
The lamb and the duck that we had were out of this world. Impeccable presentation and the perfect level of doneness. Being in the restaurant business ourselves we can appreciate the chef's professionalism. We shared the plates and savored every bite as we looked at the ocean and sipped red wine. A must do for any romantic getaway. Hope we'll make it there again next summer.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

The best part of the meal was the view of the ocean. The service was polite and pretentious. The menu is heavy on seafood so keep this in mind if you have allergies. If you are expecting The Cape Arundel Inn, also bear in mind that this is now owned and operated by KRC and has become over the top in its menu and prices to match. There are better places to go.

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Nathan W, Manager at Ocean Cape Arundel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Thank you for your feedback and visiting Ocean at Cape Arundel Inn. We are happy that you enjoyed your service and dined at one of the many KRC establishments that help employ “The Kennebunks” all year round for a seasonal community. We offer seafood along the Coast of Maine but less then 40% of our entree’s are seafood. We accommodate all allergies with minor modifications to our traditional platings or if given reasonable notice can accommodate our guests with a plating off the menu so guests do not feel left out. We look forward to your return visit to our community and to have a wonderful experience in “The Kennebunks”

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