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.
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
You can't beat the view from Seasons at ...
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 l ...
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.
The setting and view from our table was ...
The setting and view from our table was wonderful. But the food was not so great, especially at the price. My wife felt her food was high quality but the presentation a little fussy. I had the veal and it was not very good. Not sure we will return.
Made a reservation -- as it turned out m ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, superi ...
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, ...
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.
Thought everything was beautiful, food ...
Thought everything was beautiful, food was very good and the waitstaff was superb. Only one disappointment...could not get to the beach unless you were a hotel guest. We were looking forward to a nice stroll after a lovely brunch.
This was our third time to the Ocean Hou ...
This was our third time to the Ocean House for lunch. The setting is very nice. But once again as in the past, the food was not great. I had the fish and chips and the fish was tough. My wife had a scallop roll and she said the scallop in the sandwich was scant. I also noticed a certain malaise among the staff. I did not really sense a warm and fuzzy feeling from them . Also, we came for lunch and we were offered a table in a room with no one else in it. I insisted that we sit in the front room that had other diners in it because it would not have been any fun to sit by ourselves.
On our way to Nantucket, we make stop in ...
On our way to Nantucket, we make stop in the area and have dinner at the Ocean House. It is our reward after fighting the I-95 traffic for hours. We have doing this for the past 2years. The food is amazing, the service is warm and welcoming and it is a beautiful inn and restaurant . It was by far our best dinner of the vacation !!!
This is an annual event for us when we a ...
This is an annual event for us when we are in RI. A "don't miss" experience. The service is excellent and attentive without being obsequious. The menu and dishes are creative, fun and delicious. We really can't think of anything we would want them to improve on.
Brittany, our server, was excellent. Sh ...
Brittany, our server, was excellent. She made us feel welcome and created a wonderful atmosphere. The hostess who called to confirm the reservation, plus the hostess who showed us to our seat, made us feel less than welcome. What she didn't know is that my dearest and oldest friend with whom I was dining, is married to an accomplished chef, and both of us have had our fair share of dining at comparable establishments. There must be a better way to have a first impression. On the phone, she asked us if we were actually coming, twice, and then when we arrived, showed us the prix fix menu to ensure we were prepared for the price. I would suggest that they ask to "confirm" our arrival, and share the cost of the prix fix items over the phone in case a guest may be uncomfortable once seared. While we were prepared to foot the bill, I'm sure someone else might be a little surprised; showing the menu as a way to disclose the price puts the diner in an uncomfortable spot. Phone disclosure might allow another diner to bow out without feeling the embarrassment of bowing out in front of a special date. On the flip side, we decided to come back for drinks and appetizers the next day because of the warmth that Brittany showed during our meal. We left on such a high note that it completely overshadowed our first impression.
You really have to appreciate molecular ...
You really have to appreciate molecular gastronomy to enjoy the food at Seasons. I'm not particularly thrilled with it but the food was very good. Mostly everything is locally sourced or somewhat locally sourced. The little green salad was outstanding and my veal was very nice. My husband ordered the porchetta appetizer. If you know what porchetta is and expect that you will be baffled! Anyway, I'm over molecular but the restaurant was in our hotel and we enjoyed it well enough!
There is nothing that can compare to the ...
There is nothing that can compare to the view at the Ocean House. The table that was set aside for us was not yet ready, so we were upgraded to table 12 (ask for table 12!), the best seat in the house for 2-4 diners. You can choose from a wide variety of food buffet style, and then you order your main meal. The buffet selections featured delectable items at various stations. Clams on the half shell with various toppings, cold cooked shrimp, little frittatas, croissants, an impressive selections of cheeses, plus oatmeal, fresh berries, etc., etc. I only wish I could have tried everything, but I was saving my appetite for the eggs benedict I'd ordered. That was the only item that was less than stellar because the egg yolks were overcooked and didn't spill out over the ham and English muffin. But that was a very minor disappointment. Unlimited mimosas included! And then there was the dessert bar-- lots of small items-- tarts, fruits, and chocolate delicacies so you could try several different things. Everything we had was mouth-watering. I appreciated the slow pace of the service. The staff was attentive, but we were never made to feel hurried. Is it expensive? Yes, but it's worth it. (I believe the brunch was $62 per person.) I would strongly recommend the Ocean House, especially for a special occasion (it was my mom's 82nd birthday).
Lunching outside on the veranda terrace ...
Lunching outside on the veranda terrace was lovely. Wish I could say the same for the service. Our waiter, who told us this was his third summer working there, could not have received much training during the prior 2 summers. He took our order, disappeared, then served the soup without providing utensils ( we had to ask for them), returned and asked us to reorder! This was only to be outdone by him dropping our coffee cups ( they shattered) and never providing us with the dessert menu- until after we paid. Food was good, the service left something to be desired. Slow...
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