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.
Dining Hours at Ocean
Ocean restaurant serves dinner nightly from 5-9pm; and Happy Hour from 3-5pm.
Music on the Porch: Acoustic Guitar with Pat Sylvia. Every Wednesday, 4-6pm in the summer months.
A credit card is required to secure your reservation.
Ocean offers breakfast daily for Cape Arundel Inn & Resort overnight guests. Enjoy a happy hour between 3-5pm every day the restaurant is open.
Named one of the “Top 100 Scenic Restaurants in America” by Open Table reviewers!“Generous windows allow guests to appreciate the food, the view, and the fantasy within the dining room, which is illuminated at night by the soft glow of votive candles.” –Down East Magazine “The dining room at Ocean is a gracious two-tiered space with an intimate bar area in front. No matter where you sit, the ocean vistas are spectacular – it’s picture-postcard Maine.”
–Portland Press Herald Voted “Best Ocean View”.
–Yankee Magazine “Ocean is one of those rare treats where the alchemy of service, food, and good company culminate into a special dining experience. Montreal-based chef, Pierre Gignac, adds a French twist to a hearty menu with items like Foie Gras and chevre mousse to its beetroot salad. Ocean gets top marks for its views of Walker’s Point– the compound of President George H. Bush and his family on the Atlantic Ocean– while you linger over duck magret, the beef duo (of mignon and short ribs bourguignon), or of course, lobster. – Travel & Style
Join Chef Pierre Gignac at Ocean, offering Ocean inspired fine cuisine, beautifully presented, and enhanced by the fresh sea air and stunning views. Enjoy early evening cocktails at the bar or lounge, followed by dinner in the dining room. Sample native Maine delicacies from the sea mingled with the freshest vegetables and local proteins.
Meet Our Chef
Executive Chef Pierre Gignac has been Ocean’s creative force from the start. His reverence for the bounty of the Maine coast and talent for reinterpreting classic Provencal cuisine have earned him a loyal following since the restaurant’s debut in 2013. Born in Montreal, Canada, and a graduate of the Institut de Tourisme et d’Hôtellerie du Québec, he has spent nearly 30 years honing his craft at elite restaurants like Chez La Mère Michel in Montreal and Amici in Winnipeg, as well as at his own award-winning French bistro, 98 Provence: a popular Ogunquit, Maine, destination for 18 years. Gignac’s French-Canadian heritage and his travels throughout Italy, Spain, Northern Africa, Asia and Thailand inspire his cooking. Each menu Gignac creates for Ocean incorporates fresh produce he hand-selects at local farms and farm markets. His latest culinary passion? Experimenting with sustainable ingredients harvested in Maine, from underutilized fish to sea vegetables.