Dune (formerly Cioppino's) is a contemporary restaurant located on Nantucket. Much of the menu includes modern takes on classic dishes, such as yellow fin tuna with gazpacho or lobster salad with avocado and vinaigrette sauce. There is a small and festive bar area and patio dining, which helps make this a favorite spot on Nantucket.
New England, the Deep South, Pacific Northwest, and Wild West are not just four regions of the United States; they are also the menu categories at this upscale, popular eatery. Dishes are prepared in traditional style, using foods and flavors indigenous to each region. Patio dining is available in the warmer months; otherwise, eat in the cozy and casual, non-smoking dining room. The wine list is a regular Wine Spectator award winner.
The proprietors of Boarding House opened this restaurant, which features a creative seafood menu, an extensive wine and champagne list and the unique chef's garden tasting table where as many as eight guests may enjoy a private view into the state-of-the-art kitchen. Selections from the dinner menu include crab spring rolls with carrot wakame slaw and sweet and sour dipping sauce, a martini of yellowfin tuna, creme Fraiche, wasabi, tobiko and sesame, soft shell crabs and wild striped bass with local lobster & rouille. Call for reservations.
This restaurant is a consistent favorite among locals and visitors alike. Crayons and white paper tablecloths also make it a hit with the kids. This is a great place to meet for a quick drink or an evening out, grab a snack, or feast on fresh lobster, chowder, sandwiches and pastas—the menu ranges from pub fare to full-course dinners. After dinner stick around for the music, dancing and other festivities. There are early bird specials and a children's menu.
This family-owned and operated restaurant has three dining options: a romantic, candlelit cellar dining room, a cocktail bar/bistro (a favorite among locals and return visitors), and, during warmer months, an outdoor patio. Eclectic dishes include rare yellowfin tuna with wasabi aioli and soy ginger glaze, roasted Szechwan marinated quail, salmon fillet, black Angus beef and a Mediterranean Polenta Napoleon with grilled vegetables. The restaurant and bar are open year round. Lunch served in season. The proprietors also operate the upscale and innovative Pearl.
This casually elegant restaurant is located on Nantucket Harbor in the White Elephant. House specialties include native lobster and other locally caught seafood, prime aged beef, and gourmet chops. Lunch is served daily, and a light menu is available from noon-11pm. The restaurant has a full service bar. After dinner, take a walk to the nearby Brant Point Lighthouse and, on nice days, you can eat outside on the patio.
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.
Open from the middle of May to the middle of December, The Club Car offers truly gourmet dining on the island of Nantucket. While they serve a light lunch menu during the day in the bar, the Club Car truly shines at night when it begins serving the dinner menu. Grilled free-range chicken breast, fresh Maryland soft shell crabs, even exotic dishes like Bangkok Octopus. Try something new or try and old favorite, and enjoy the live entertainment in the lounge, which stays open till late.
This seasonal restaurant serves delicious American fare, with a twist of Italian and French. The very French name means to relax, release tensions and form good relations. That's exactly what patrons do here, in an attentive and casual ambiance. The staff is polite, efficient and knows when to leave you alone. Enjoy a meal with Island Lobster and Marrow Raviolis to start, followed by the Roasted Half Chicken and the tempting Warm Valrhona Chocolate Cake for dessert. A variety of dessert wines are available too. The extensive wine list features reds, whites, roses and sparkles, served by the half-bottle or the glass.
The casual bar menu serves such fare as Black Angus cheeseburger with garlic fries, Roasted Rare Kobe Ribeye, Lobster Bisque and Pan-Seared Lobster. You may also eat in the outdoor gardens, which opens in July. The upstairs dining rooms are more formal and the food, such as Pan roasted lobster and Grilled rare block cut tuna, reflects this. Reservations are needed for the dining rooms but not the café or gardens. All offer a full array of beer and has a very impressive wine list.