Dining at Ocean

Oceanfront Restaurant in Kennebunkport, ME

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, May 2014
 
“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, June 2014
 
Voted “Best Ocean View”.  -Yankee Magazine, June 2014
 

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 on the front porch, followed by dinner in the dining room. Sample native Maine delicacies from the sea mingled with the freshest vegetables and local proteins.

Beginning Tuesday, October 14th, Ocean will be serving dinner six nights a week (closed on Tuesdays).   Call (207) 967-4015 for reservations or questions.

Peruse Our Menus

  • Fall Dinner Menu
  • Celebrate Thanksgiving at Ocean this year!  Serving Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, November 27th from 12pm to 4pm.  You can view our Thanksgiving Menu here.
  • Ring in the New Year at Ocean!  Join us for a delightful evening and a four-course dinner on Wednesday, December 31st.  We are offering two seatings – one at 5pm and 5:30pm and the second at 8pm and 8:30pm.  You can view our New Year’s Eve Menu here.

Happy Hour

Enjoy Happy Hour each day from 4pm to 5pm with signature cocktails and small plate specials.

Hillinger Wine Dinner

On Wednesday, November 5th, Ocean will be hosting a wine paired dinner in conjunction with Hillinger Wines.  Dine on a delectable five course menu prepared by Chef Pierre, while sipping perfectly paired wines from Hillinger Wines.  With one seating at 6:30pm, reservations are highly recommended.  Priced at $65 per person, the five course menu includes wine pairings, but does not include tax and gratuity.  You can view the menu HERE, and call (207) 967-4015 for reservations.

Oceans of the World

A Culinary Exploration our Globe’s Waters – Embark on a journey with Chef Pierre Gignac as we explore and enjoy the bounty of seas near and far.

  • Sunday, October 19th: The North Atlantic (Normandie/Brittany) – View menu HERE.
  • Sunday, October 26th: The South Atlantic (Argentina) – View menu HERE.
  • Sunday, November 9th: The Indian Ocean (Port Elizabeth/South Africa) – View menu HERE.
  • Sunday, November 23rd: The Arctic (Norway) – View menu HERE.
  • Sunday, December 21st: The North Pacific (Japan )– View menu HERE.
  • Sunday, December 28th: The South Pacific (Peru) – View menu HERE.

Four course prix fix menu is $75 per person, or $100 per person with beverage* pairings (excludes tax and gratuity).  *Beverage accompaniment may be wine, spirit, digestive etc. indigenous of explored locale.  Reservations highly recommended, please call (207) 967-4015.

Pierre’s Table

Enjoy an intimate, family style dinner party hosted by Chef Gignac each Friday evening at 6:30pm, November 7th to December 26th (excluding December 5th and December 12th).

  • Friday, November 7th – View menu HERE.
  • Friday, November 14th
  • Friday, November 21st
  • Friday, November 28th
  • Friday, December 19th
  • Friday, December 26th

Price is $45 per person and includes welcome signature cocktail, hors d’oeuvres and 3 course family style dinner; unlimited house wine throughout dinner is offered for additional $15 per person.  Tax and gratuity not included.

Pierre Gignac

Our Chef

Pierre Gignac was born in Montréal, Canada. After graduating from the Institut d’Hôtellerie et de Tourisme du Québec, Pierre apprenticed at the bastion of classic French cuisine Montréal restaurant “Chez La Mère Michel”. Pierre’s first chef’s position was at trendy “Prego” an Italian eatery favored by Montréal’s celebrities, politicians and dining elite. Chef Pierre furthered his education under Austrian chef Heinz Kattenfeld at renowned “Amici” restaurant in Winnipeg, Canada. After extensive travels in Asia and Europe, Pierre chose to open his first restaurant in Ogunquit, Maine “98 Provence”. Pierre’s southern French bistro pleased locals, tourists and critics for 18 years, until it closed in 2012.

The Club House

Guests can sip craft cocktails or order a bistro-style lunch at the Club House, enjoyed on our screened porch overlooking the pool and beautifully landscaped grounds or served poolside. Fresh, creative snacks are offered daily to pool guests, be it house made popsicles or fruit Kabobs. A light Continental breakfast is also be served here each morning, with a full a la carte breakfast available at Ocean restaurant.

Sister Restaurants

During your visit, be sure to explore our sister restaurants as well.

Earth restaurantEarth at Hidden Pond

James Beard award-winner and lauded restaurateur Chef Ken Oringer expanded his reach to Kennebunkport with his acclaimed “farm-to-fork” restaurant, Earth, in 2011. Located within the luxury resort Hidden Pond, the cuisine at Earth takes advantage of the bounty of the property’s 800 square-foot organic farm, where herbs, flowers, and heirloom vegetables are picked daily. Executive Chef Justin Walker has created a menu comprised of house-made pastas, cheeses, breads, charcuterie and desserts and locally sourced meats and seafood. Craft cocktails are prepared using ingredients from the garden, and a diverse wine menu compliments the exceptional experience. Click for more information or call 207-967-6550 to reserve.

The Tides Beach Club Lobster Fried RiceThe Tides Beach Club

Given its enviable location steps away from Goose Rocks Beach, The Tides Beach Club bustles with a vibrant social scene while exuding a coastal chic ambiance. Local seafood is the focal point of the menu with native Maine classics getting top billing such as a Maine Lobster Roll two ways with drawn butter or herbed mayo, Crispy Fried Clams with house tartar or Marinated Grilled Tuna with house-made kimchee, soba noodles, nori, pickled ginger and wasabi. The bar menu features specialty cocktails infused with fresh juices, fruits and herbs, New England artisanal beers and an extensive wine list. For more information or to make a reservation at (207) 967-3757 or visit our website.

One Dock Kennebunkport, MaineOne Dock at the Kennebunkport Inn

Showcasing creative native Maine fare, the Kennebunkport Inn’s acclaimed One Dock restaurant features a menu of many unique small plates and signature side dishes meant for sharing. A diverse wine list, creative cocktails and live entertainment in the Pub ensure an exciting night out and a casual, fun vibe. Happy Hour is available daily, as is outdoor dining on the patio and sun terrace in summer months. Click for more information or to make a reservation please call (207) 967-2621.

David' KPT Kennebunkport restaurant David’s KPT

David’s KPT is acclaimed chef and restaurateur David Turin’s newest venture. With 96 seats, David’s KPT is located on the ground level of The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel and is open year round. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer beautiful views of the harbor and Kennebunk River, and diners can seasonally enjoy a spacious wrap around deck with additional seating for al fresco dining. David’s KPT features beautifully presented, inventive comfort food with a creative twist. Guests can also savor the sea’s bounty at the new raw bar. View menus HERE or call 207-967-8225 for more information. David’s KPT does not accept reservations.

Abbondante

Abbondante Trattoria & Bar

Located in a restored barn steps away from downtown Kennebunkport, Abbondante serves a variety of classic Italian favorites and interpretations. With brightly painted walls, bistro seating and a casual atmosphere, Abbondante is a restaurant that everyone in the family will love. The menu features hand made pastas, wood fired pizzas and an array of small plates. Dine outside on the Piazza in summer months, or sip sultry cocktails at the new Down Low lounge, opening late June 2014. Call 207-967-2211 for info and reservations; view the menu HERE.

The Lodge on the Cove Kennebunkport restaurantsThe Dory

Minutes away from Dock Square at The Lodge on the Cove, The Dory offers a laid back atmosphere perfect to gather with family and friends. The menu features build-your-own burgers, homemade milkshakes and clever sides such as sweet potato tater tots. Creative cocktails, daily Happy Hour and live local music make it a great spot for adults while ping pong, lawn games and retro ice cream bars keep the kids happy. Tucked away from the Port’s hustle and bustle in a cute, coveside setting, it’s the perfect spot for a relaxing time!