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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.
Kennebunkport, ME 04046
Contemporary American, Contemporary French / American, Italian
Hours of Operation:
5:00pm - close
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Ocean Ratings and Reviews
Dining at Ocean Restruant is a celebration in itself with 360* views of the Atlantic Ocean. The well trained staff offers perfect hospitality and the most divine food. Chef Pierre Gignac's French inspired creations will delight the most discerning of palettes. Not only are the dishes delectable the presentation is spectacular. Laura P assisted at our table and made my husbands birthday an evening to remember. Thank you for a five star dining experience!
The ambiance and service was outstanding. Had not been there in 10 years and loved the renovations. The menu offered many excellent choices. The heirloom tomato and burrata cheese salad was excellent. We both had the cod special which was excellent but expensive. Not a place I could afford on a regular basis but outstanding for a special occasion.
Ocean is an excellent restaurant that covers pretty much all the aspects for fine dining - excellent creative menue, very good execution, fine service, beautiful dining room and a great view of the Atlantic. The Chef is terrific and has invented the best Gaspacho Soup ever. If your are in the area, Ocean is a great choice!!
My wife enjoyed an incredible meal with a spectacular ocean view.
The food was exceptional and its presentation was as well.
The staff were attentive and very pleasant.
It was our first time dining at the Oceans, I can assure you it will not be our last. We even commented on how this would be perfect for our 25 year anniversary
My wife and I first ate at Ocean last year while visiting Kennebunkport. The meal was outstanding - so good that we were very excited about returning this year. This year turned out even better than we anticipated. The food was exceptional. I had swordfish and my wife had lobster. Both were absolutely delicious. The service was absolutely outstanding. Emily served us in a phenomenal manner. She was very attentive but never made us feel rushed. A truly wonderful night.
we have always loved Ocean for the rare combination of fabulous view combined with fabulous food, but our recent experience involved several disappointing food surprises (icky, strange, mushy swordfish; unimpressive monkfish "osso bucco"), and bar issues (cocktails sounded a lot better than they tasted). Maybe it was a rare bad night; we'll try again, but next time had better exceed our expectations.
Je recommande fortement le Ocean. Tout à été parfait ... de l'accueil, au service impeccable, aux huîtres, aux pétoncles, au poisson, au dessert et en prime, voir la mer changer de couleur suivant les couleurs du coucher de soleil !!! Il y a bien longtemps que j'ai mangé un repas aussi exquis dans une ambiance de rêve. Et point très important, malgré le fait que j'étais seule, on ne m'a pas assigné une table près de la cuisine - comme ça arrive trop souvent malheureusement - mais bien une table vue sur la mer ! J'y retournerai en septembre avec des amis et sûrement à chaque fois que j'irai dans la region de Kennebunkport.
The lobster à la thernidir was a bit small, but very good. Even with the mix-up for my friend's coccktail (( a change was offered )), it turned out a delectable experience. Theduck was delicious, cooked ” à point “. Nice experience, suggested by my daughter who has been there.
It was a lovely evening! The early evening light on the Atlantic was special and from our table we had a nice view of a special residence, former President & First Lady George & Barbara Bush's. You have a narrow road between the property and the Atlantic but you have no feeling its there. A pre dinner drink and an after dinner coffee on the Cape Arundel Inn's porch which hosts Ocean was terrific. My swordfish and my wife's medley of meats was enjoyed. Chef Pierre Gignac presents his dishes well. We'd recommend this restaurant highly and there is some fun pre dinner shopping 5 minutes away in Kennebunkport.
This was one of the best meals we've ever had. We came to celebrate our 27th anniversary and the waitress was exceptionally helpful and nice. The view was spectacular and the food was remarkable. Can't say enough great things about this spot. We will come again!
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