Nantucket Fine Dining

Love gourmet cuisine prepared by world-class chefs? Then you'll adore fine dining on Nantucket Island. Nantucket restaurants are a bit pricey, but like the saying goes, you get what you pay for - and the food at the island's best restaurants is legendary.

Click on the restaurant links to be taken to their websites. Most have sample menus.

VHN Travel Tip: Many restaurants are only open from spring through late fall. Nantucket Visitor Services provides a list of open restaurants on a weekly basis.  Check here for the current listing: Open Restaurants


29 Fair
Enjoy fine dining in a historic building that dates back to 1709. This exciting new restaurant, only a short walk from Main Street, has three separate romantic candlelit dining rooms, each with original brick fireplaces and exposed beams.

Open for dinner and Sunday brunch mid-May through New Years day.

29 Fair Street

American Seasons
80 Centre Street

The American Seasons is a not to be missed restaurant offering New American Cuisine made from fresh local produce.

Boarding House
12 Federal Street

Fine dining at its best, the Boarding House is a local favorite award-winning restaurant located in the heart of the historic district. The Boarding House uses fresh ingredients from local farms.

Club Car
1 Main Street

A Nantucket institution for over 30 years, the Club Car occupies the last remaining railroad car on Nantucket. The car was acquired from the Nantucket Railroad Company which operated a train from Nantucket town to Sconset. Piano bar lounge

Company of the Cauldron
5 India Street

Located in a little red building on Broad Street, the Company of the Cauldron is perfect for a intimate candlelight dinner. This local favorite features creative gourmet cuisine made from the finest locally grown ingredients.

20 Broad Street

New to Nantucket in 2009, Dune is a creation of Michael Getter, formerly of 21 Federal and American Seasons restaurants. The ever changing menu showcases an innovative selection of the finest in seasonal local produce, fish and meats from regional farms and select purveyors.

56 Union
56 Union Street

Located on the outskirts of town,just a few blocks from Main Street, Fifty-Six Union is a another fine dining destination that is not to be missed. Global cuisine is served nightly and a unique wine list is available. Guests may choose to dine in the Bistro Bar, The Celebrity Room, under the Cozy Awning, or in the Private Garden Gazebo, known as "Table 56".

Le Langudeoc's Bistro
24 Broad Street

Creative and classic French cuisine and award-winning wine list. Reserve a table in the upstairs dining room to enjoy a memorable night out or enjoy a relaxing lunch or dinner outdoors. You can also enjoy lighter fare at the bar.

Oran Mar
2 South Beach Street

Located up a flight of copper stairs at 2 South Beach Street in an historic Nantucket building, Oran Mar offers an intimate bar and three dining rooms. The restaurant features native seafood, fresh local produce, and naturally raised meats from select farms.

The Pearl
12 Federal Street

One of Nantucket's most popular fine dining establishments, this island hot spot received a World's best Award from Travel & Leisure Magazine. Their signature dish, Nantucket Salt & Pepper Wok Fried Lobster is said to be the island's best lobster dish. After dinner, The Pearl transforms into a late-night lounge popular with locals and tourists alike.

The Seagrille
45 Sparks Avenue

A local favorite, about a mile from town, the Seagrille offers a full menu of seafood and is well known for its traditional quahog chowder and lobster bisque with a dilled pastry crust. The outside bar is a great spot to enjoy a cold beer with a light bite or dinner, while the indoor bar boasts a cozy atmosphere.

Ship's Inn
13 Fair Street

Located in an historic whaling captain's mansion built in 1831, the dining room and lounge are below street level and have an updated colonial atmosphere. California-French cuisine is featured with everything freshly prepared on the premises. They offer tables for large parties and alcoves for intimate, romantic dinners.

Summer House
17 Ocean Avenue (Sconset)

Overlooking the bluff in 'Sconset Village, the Summer House is known for its picturesque location and its imaginative, rustic Mediterranean cuisine. With subdued lighting, flickering candles, fresh flowers, and live piano music, it is the perfect place for a romantic dinner with that special someone.

Toppers Restaurant
120 Wauwinet Road

World class dining overlooking Nantucket Bay. Toppers cuisine has been described as inspired simplicity. The restaurant boasts an award-winning wine cellar with more than 1400 selections and is a long-time recipient of the coveted Wine Spectator’s Grand Award. Casual fare is served on the deck and their famous gourmet breakfast is not to be missed.

VHN Travel Tip: Nantucket's best restaurants require reservations and book up fast. Consider making your reservation a week in advance, especially during the summer months.

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The Club Car, NantucketThe Club Car

A Nantucket institution!
Enjoy a cocktail in an authentic
railroad car