Anniversary Dinner Near Ogunquit
My husband and I will be visiting Ogunquit for our 5th anniversary, and I need to decide where to have dinner.
Given the early sunset, a view isn't as important as a lovely warm ambiance and great food & service.
I have done a ton of reading on this board and other sites, and have narrowed it down to the following - I would love to hear opinions/ranks on this short list: Currently I'm leaning towards On the Marsh.
- Five-oh Shore Rd.
- On the Marsh
- Gypsy Sweethearts
Thanks for your input!
Jens, I'm not sure where you went for your anniversary dinner, but I hope it was a wonderful experience. I'm curious about the positive response re On the Marsh. For my birthday last December, we went with another couple to On the March. It was truly a terrible dining experience.
The restaurant and grounds are lovely and we looked forward to a wonderful dinner. From start to finish, the dinner was just adequate, but the real topper to the evening came with my "birthday" dessert. Our waitress placed a plate of whipped cream with a candle in it in front of it. I was looking forward to a delicious dessert hiding under the small mountain of cream, however, non existed. The candle was anchored in the cream.
All four of us looked at my dessert dish in disbelief. We all firmly resolved to never return. Now I know every restaurant can have a "bad" day, but this was just not acceptable at all. They were informed in advance that it was a birthday dinner.
Of the options you list, I'd agree that On the Marsh is the best choice for an anniversary dinner. When you make a reservation, tell them it is your anniversary and they will make it a special evening. We went for our anniversary in July and were given a lovely table and glasses of champagne when we were seated. Five-O would be my backup.