About Seasons At The Ocean House
At the Ocean House's fine dining restaurant, the perfect accompaniment to every meal is a stunning view of the Atlantic Ocean. The menu at Seasons changes daily and exemplifies the "farm-to-table" concept that reflects our commitment to using the freshest local ingredients and inspires the cuisine throughout the resort. Seasons dinner offers a Three Course Menu at $90.00 per person, while breakfast and lunch offer an ala Carte experience. The traditional decor and open exhibition kitchen provide a dining experience unlike any other in the region.
Westerly, RI 02891
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: 7:00am - 10:30am; Sunday Brunch: 8:00am - 2:30pm;
Lunch: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Wednesday-Sunday Evenings: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Please see our Special Events Website for all of our exclusive events ranging from wine tasting to guest Chef dinner on the first Wednesday of each month.
Seasons At The Ocean House Ratings and Reviews
We were really looking forward to brunch at Ocean House. The view and location are spectacular and the menu was something to look forward to on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. However, we were disappointed that there were several items that were not available at our reservation time. For the price and reputation of this highly rated restaurant, I would not expect them to be out of the seafood crepe and several offerings of the dessert.
Food was delicious, well prepared and attractively presented. Service did not match the food unfortunately. While friendly, servers were not well trained. We had to ask for everything from coffee to champagne refills to silverware. Plates were not cleared timely and our server was very confused by my request for hard eggs on the seafood Benedict. They arrived at the table twice, runny and inedible for me. However we will be back and try again because the food and ambience was terrific.
We had a table for two, by the water side window reserved weeks ahead of time,....and 2 tables away sat a screaming 1-2 year old in the dining room at 8pm, which went on for an hour plus, as the mom stood holding the child, walked the child around (grunting and screaming). Bringing large toys for the child into the dining room in an attempt to quiet the child. The parents of course were clueless, and the staff made no attempt to let the parents know they were disrupting the entire dining room. Very attentive servers when they were at our table, however long gaps of no one being around especially just prior to the entree's arriving which showed up barely room temperature, and parts of both dishes were very cool. The chairs are porch wicker chairs made for sitting on a deck, porch or lawn.
We have been going to the Ocean House for Anniversaries and Birthdays since it reopened. After a bit of struggle to get itself going, it became a premier place to go to enjoy especially the Sunday Brunch. We remember many fine choices for our entrees, like seared ahi, prosciutto hash, eggs with thick sliced black forest ham. Unfortunately, the menu has gone downhill this year. A poor boy sandwich at a $60 brunch? The black forest ham sliced like cold cuts! And the crepes used to be sensational. No longer any any seafood option, or beef Bourguignon. Beans! Vegetarian is good but cannelloni beans in a crepe? It did not work. And the French macarons are just minis, no more regular size like you find in the pâtisseries of Paris. I'm sorry but it is no longer worth the price for the atmosphere and view.
we stay at the Ocean House every year, and every year we have dinner at the restaurant, and every year we say: "that was good, but it should have been great". the setting is beautiful, the bar is great, the views are great, the service is very good and friendly and the food is fine. the menu is creative, the ingredients are fresh, the presentation is inventive, but for some reason (i'm clearly not eloquent enough to describe) the food is just fine/good. it's not memorable or mind-blowing. in this setting, at these prices, it ought to be.
My husband and I have visited Seasons at the Ocean House several times, usually for dinner. Our first several visits, when Ocean House first reopened and those of us local to the area were excited by that fact, were due to friends asking us to join them. Another time, I was given a gift certificate so we figured why not. As the food is so mediocre and WAY overpriced, we thought that this most recent time we would give Sunday brunch a shot. It was "okay" at best. Nothing to rave about. Except for those macarons, wow! Which they had shipped in; they didn't make themselves. On top of the cost of the pre fix brunch, Bloody Mary's came with a price tag of $16 each. I have never ever sipped on such a lousy drink. No olives? No celery? Instead, they put a PICKLE in it. I do not understand how so many people have given this place so many "stars" and at the same time wrote that the food is not worth the price. The service overall, unless your name is Billy Joel or perhaps Martha Stewart (oh, and the latest was Hillary Clinton), the host/hostess typically ignores you until they determine to honor you by acknowledging your reservation, which passed at least 30 minutes ago (every time). On to the rest. Mr. Royce did an excellent job in rebuilding the Ocean House. It is absolutely gorgeous. Just walking up the front stairs makes your knees weak. The view is like no other, especially in New England. At the same time, it is very sad to see what Ocean House and Watch Hill in general have become. It went from being the quaintest, most unpretentious, most beautiful seaside New England town, to a bunch of "Taylor Swifts" inviting you to be in awe of their homes but at the same time not wanting you there. If you don't believe me, look to Barron's Dec. 2016 issue on "Most Overrated Hotel." On a final note, I would like to add that our waiter at our last (I am certain it is our LAST) visit to Seasons was quite the humorous, friendly, and discreet. He was the best part of our last visit.
Our reservation for Sunday brunch was at 1:30. We were on the early side, but we were not seated until 1:55. A rather long wait with no regular updates from the staff. As we waited there was a wonderful jazz trio playing which helped during the delay. Once seated we were treated very well because of the late seating. Food was excellent and the buffet was plentiful and well beyond what would normally be expected for a buffet.
It was a long drive for us, but we will come back on special occasions.
A lovely place. The view is extraordinary and the service - from the greeting at the door and throughout the establishment - is friendly, efficient and competent. Unfortunately, the food is more or less average resort fare, not especially well executed. Prices are high but not out of line for the resort.
Celebrated my friends birthday at the Sunday brunch. We had a wonderful dining experience taking our time and enjoying the full array of offerings. My only disappointment was not being able to hear the Jazz Trio in the dining room. It would be nice if the music could be piped in.
We have always enjoyed the dining experience at Seasons. The view is fantastic. Our last experience did not provide the value we expected. While the service was fantastic, the meal was only good and the price had been increased substantially from our last visit.
You can't beat the view from Seasons at The Ocean House, and the gracious service and bottomless cocktails during the Sunday brunch were much appreciated. The food was good, not great especially at the $65 pp price tag, the pace is relaxed and sophisticated. It's the experience here: Great views of the ocean (and Taylor Swift's rocky perch), lovely furnishings and linens, a wide array of buffet food items, and lovely service.
The Ocean House is a magnificent hotel located along a gorgeous stretch of beach. It is a treat to visit in the summer and to enjoy the extraordinary atmosphere. I booked a dinner at the Seasons Restaurant to celebrate a special occasion and was deeply disappointed with the experience. The concept of locally sourced, farm to table ingredients is not so special any more. Nonetheless, I appreciate that approach to designing a menu. And the dinner that was served was tasty but the food was precious in the extreme. At $47 per main course, dinner was barely enough to feed an anorexic teenager. It was artfully presented, but the portions were laughably small . We literally laughed out loud when the meal was served.
Our server was lovely. But I felt cheated by the experience of paying top dollar for a microscopic meal. I would not return to Seasons and would definitely not recommend it to others.
Made a reservation -- as it turned out my friend and I were the only ones in the entire restaurant for lunch until a party of 4 arrived as we were finishing. A very rainy day so this is probably why. A gentleman took our cocktail order, another waitress brought it to us - we gave our order and it was served. Never saw another person until I hailed someone as they walked by to see if they could get our check. No follow up for follow thru at all.
Once again, this is the best restaurant we have eaten at this year. We are from Boston and spend a week every summer in Rhode Island at the beach and treat ourselves to a dinner at the Ocean House . It is always a wonderful experience with local, seasonal ingredients, expertly prepared foods and fantastic sommelier recommendations for wine pairings. We have never had a meal in any Boston restaurant that is as consistently good as our dinner here every summer for the past eight years or so. This year, the service was a little uneven (waited for a while for menus, had to ask for napkins, little things that were not a big deal but were less than the stellar service we have received in the past) but the food and overall experience are so superb that we still had an amazing time once again. Absolutely love this place.
Just a beautiful location. We had made a reservation for Sunday brunch. Service was good, especially at the lounge as we waited for our table. Unfortunately, the quality of the food was just fair for this price point which ultimately was disappointing. We would recommend the Inn at Castle Hill in Newport by comparison, or any Newport Restaurant Group restaurant. The outstanding food, service, and location justify the top dollars.
Sorry, Ocean House. We were expecting better.
Brought family of 5 to celebrate wedding anniversary. Beautiful hotel and restaurant. Everyone loved the buffet choices, although the portions were very small. Newly trained and confused waitstaff was a bit disappointing as this was a very expensive brunch (over $300 for our family) and we had a high expectation of service. Our a la cart breakfast order was not taken until late in the seating, and by the time it arrived we were no longer hungry. Dirty dishes sat on our table for far too long before being cleared and we were rarely asked if we needed anything. Overall the food was good, but at such a high price we were looking forward to and expecting outstanding service.
The Ocean House is a grand hotel, superior now to the vintage when the original was built, an icon of days gone bye, with up-to-date menus for the food in the restaurant. It is a bit expensive for frequent patronage, but excellent for the right kind of event. And always tour the hotel and the grounds. It is all part of the experience.
The entrees for brunch are sometimes so unusually good, like the prosciutto hash or the seared ahi. Sometimes there are mistakes, like combining barbecue with hollandaise. This weekend it was pastrami hash, which did underwhelm a bit compared to other options like the excellent shrimp crepes and the steak crepes, or the raw bar, or the desserts. Where else do you find French macaroons in the US? Not often, at least, but regularly at the Ocean House and this Sunday, too.
It is so worth saving up a few bucks to go to the brunch here.
I was vey disappointed in my experience, and I can not understand how this restaurant got the prestigious ratings it has. The place basically has no decor and relies on its view. No flowers, wall hangings, or ways to create ambiance. I was celebrating an anniversary and was seated within ear shot of a wailing toddler, then a large family of 6 (very loud) were seated near us. I could not hear any music or our own conversation! The chef seemed incapable of cooking rare meat. Because the steak had to be sent back (very hesitantly by our server) , we ate our meals separately. Long time in waiting for a new glass os wine while food was getting cold. Alas, it took 40 minutes to get our check paid after we were done.
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