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 Golden Hour, made with rhubarb vanilla puree and gold leaf, while lounging on the inn’s front porch or at the bar. Continue your culinary journey in the dining room, where every table has breathtaking views of the Atlantic ocean. Ocean’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. The 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.
For the 2021 season, Ocean is delighted to offer a three-course tasting menu priced at $85++ per person. Add Chef’s wine pairing for an additional $65 per person.
*Ocean will be closed Wednesday, June 30, 2021 for a private event.*
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”.
“Ocean is one of those rare treats where the alchemy of service, food, and good company culminate into a special dining experience. 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
“Fine New England Dining in Maine. The view from Ocean restaurant is breathtaking. Relax with a craft cocktail on the quintessential New England porch. Then, enjoy classic Lobster Thermidor appetizer or Butter Poached Lobster, Red Beet Potato Gnocchi, Horseradish Cream, Pickled Pears and Sage Roasted Root Vegetables. The menu changes with each season featuring Maine-caught seafood, and the best of locally grown and raised cuisine.”
Upcoming 2020 Events
Celebrate Mom at Ocean! We will be serving dinner from 12-5pm on Sunday, May 10th. Our regular dinner menu will be available, plus a selection of specials.
WINE DINNERS | $85 per person
Celebrate the season with a Wine Dinner at Ocean. Chef Justin Owen will be preparing a 4-course tasting menu with wines to pair. Price includes tax and gratuity. Stay tuned for upcoming Summer & Fall dates!