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.
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.
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 Brotherhood is a cozy bar/restaurant offering "Good food, good drink and good company," or so it says on the sign hanging outside. An extensive drink menu accompanies, or upstages, the pub grub menu, which features extra thick sandwiches, chowder, Brotherhood fries and hamburgers; super sized. Live entertainment, offered on the weekends in the off-season and daily in season, is one of the big draws. Another is the relaxed, festive atmosphere, worthy of the line that snakes down Broad Street in season.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.