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.
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.
There is usually a wait at this seafood hot spot; seating is done on a first-come, first-served basis, though reservations are taken for parties of six or more; but take the time to enjoy cocktails and appetizers on the patio or at the bar, and definitely try the house specialty drink, the Elbow Bender. The Lobster Trap also offers home delivery, private clambakes and early-bird specials. Children are welcome. Food is served until 10 but the bar stays open later.
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.
Company of the Cauldron is an interesting name, isn't it? With a name like that, you should be dining at midnight under a full moon at a crossroads. Instead, this restaurant is considered one of the most romantic places to eat in Nantucket. The menu changes weekly, so you will always be assured of something new. A classical harpist plays three times a week. If you want to take part in this dining experience, you will need to make reservations well in advance.
This cozy, high-energy, open-kitchen restaurant seats only 32 patrons. You can either sit by the grill and watch, as your meal is prepared or try to get a reservation for a table at this often packed restaurant. The best way to get a reservation is in person. The ethnically inspired, international dinner menu changes every two to three weeks, but Caesar salad, angel hair pasta and linguine with clams are always available. The breakfast menu includes eggs and omelets, pancakes and sourdough French toast with orange Jack Daniels butter and pecans. Outside dining is available. Please note that credit cards are not accepted.
The Proprietors Bar & Table is an elegant restaurant and bar which combines culinary techniques from across the world to create a unique New American menu. The seasonal produce which is source from small Nantucket and New England farms is used to create a a different array of dishes each day. An award-winning list of wines, a selection of craft beers on the tap and seasonal craft cocktails are served by the knowledgeable bar staff. Sharing portions and a cozy ambiance makes this a perfect place to go for a dinner date.
Combining the bold flavors of the the Mediterranean with the freshness of local seafood and meat, Ventuno offers a gourmet dining experience in Nantucket. The restaurant has an upscale vibe and elegant interiors that are well suited to romantic dinners and evenings with friends. Start with a platter of fritto misto - fried Nantucket calamari, fluke, wild Apalachicola shrimp, peppers, and preserved lemon. Follow with dishes like line-caught fluke with kabocha squash and smoked bacon or slow-cooked lamb steak with pumpkin agrodolce and smoked onion puree, served alongside exceptional wine pairings from Italy. The classy ambiance and gourmet dishes that simply burst with flavor combined with personable service make for one of the best Italian meals you'll have on the island.