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The readers of the Vineyard Gazette have named the Newes the best bar and pub on the island. The nautical theme brings you back to the 1700s and the charm of seafaring days. The room is dark and the main lighting source is the lanterns and the fireplace. The menu includes typical pub fare: tasty burgers, French fries, chicken wings and other appetizers abound. A friendly staff is willing to help you decide from the long list of microbrews and wine offerings on offer. This place gets quite crowded and children are welcome. Located next to the beautiful Kelley House.
Armed with healthy ingredients which are sourced locally, Alchemy prides itself on serving some of the most scrumptious food this side of the area! Presenting a collaboration of different flavors and tastes to arrive at the classic and delectable New American cuisine, the establishment has been earning several accolades for its eclectic menu which places a particular emphasis on local favorite seafood and meat dishes. Fried oysters are a recommended stalwart here, while other dishes are prepared with more flare. Think chicken liver crostini or yellowfish crudo. Have a romantic date on the outdoor porch, experience some of the area’s best fine dining, or head upstairs to the lively bar for an ingeniously concocted cocktail as you soak in the warmth of the fireplace!
The Port Hunter is a fabulous seasonal restaurant that offers diners a chance to indulge in a meal that truly showcases the best of what the region has to offer. With its exposed brick walls, contemporary artwork and industrial chic decor, the Port Hunter boasts a quaint, charming and stylish look that creates an ambiance that is warm and inviting. The ever changing menu features dishes inspired by the seasonal bounty of the land and sea, including delicacies like Calamari with Sweet Jalapeno Jam, burrata, grilled bigeye tuna over coconut rice and oysters on the half shell. Live musical performances are hosted from time to time as well, featuring some truly amazing local artists. The restaurant is quite popular and seating is limited so be sure to arrive early, else you may have to wait a while before you score a table. While you wait, you can enjoy a game of shuffleboard or savor a drink at the bar.
An island institution, famous for its harbor views from its glassed-in dining room and upstairs decks, and for its seafood chili, a spicy assortment of shellfish in a thick stock. Most entrees are classic seafood dishes—reasonably priced by island standards—though meat and chicken are also served. Native Menemsha lobster is a specialty. There is an upstairs pub with a lighter menu and nightly entertainment. The restaurant, located next to Memorial Wharf, remains open through mid-October and is a popular island establishment.
Hog Island Beer Co. is a beautiful beer garden near the shores at Orleans. The pub offers its finest and freshly brewed beer made in their own brewery. They have some signature beers that go down well with some comfort foodlike clam chowder and pretzels. Visit this picturesque place and enjoy your time relaxing while you sip on some fine bubbling beer.
Acclaimed as one of the best dining establishments on the island, Lambert's features a rotating menu featuring such entrees as grilled honey orange duck breast served on a bed of caramelized onions with fruit chutney and sautéed Halibut Veronique with seedless green grapes, mushrooms, shallots, lemon and vermouth. For a great finish indulge in white chocolate cheesecake, banana foster crepes or Creme Brulee. Also on offer are a variety of wines, beer and delicious cocktails. The elegant dining room, in the Lambert's Cove Country Inn, has lots of windows, hardwood floors and a fireplace. It offers a relaxing and enjoyable way to spend an elegant evening.