Ocean House, Watch Hill RI
I am thinking about staying there this Spring but how is the food?
I planned to eat there this summer, but not only was I unimpressed by the choices, they didn't have outdoor seating (maybe just none available at the time?). A deal breaker for me on a cloudless 80 degree day. We stuck around for an overpriced glass of wine (should have been $12, was $16).
Quite a few million went into the OceanHouse. I have not been there but I have a function to attend in April. The place was set up for the NY crowd. They wanted it to be a mini Newport. It is as I have been told very Expensive. Its like the Chandler House both are nice but pricey. I have been told the food is also expensive but excellently prepared. The Chef de Cuisine was a former student of mine and trained with Thomas Keller at the Laundry in Napa.
Some friends went to a wedding there during the summer and raved about the food, so they went back in Sept. for a birthday dinner and said it was awful. So go figure.
I have breakfast with a friend almost every week and we make the rounds of places in the Westerly/Stonington area. We wanted to try Ocean House, but checked out their prices: $12 for a bowl of oatmeal? $16 for an omelet? C'mon!
But I will say this about Ocean House: it's absolutely gorgeous and the staff is warm and friendly, whether you're a guest, or just a slob off the street, like me.
We went for dinner one night. I had scallops, there were 4 small scallops on the plate. That was considered an entree. We ended up going to Maria's after for dinner #2. It is pretty there but they do not seem to cater to the average crowd. Chandler's in Newport is expensive also, we like to go there for a drink, but I feel more comfortable there than at The Ocean House.
Ocean House Restaurant
425 Old Wharf Rd, Dennis Port, MA 02639