Brant Point Grill at the White Elephant
Brant Point Grill at the White Elephant

Brant Point Grill at the White Elephant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.brantpointgrill.com/
  • Phone: 5083251320x
  • Hours of Operation:
    BREAKFAST DAILY:8:00am to 11:00am
    SUNDAY BRUNCH:10:00am to 3:00pm
    LUNCH:Monday - Saturday, 11:30am to 3:00pm
    DINNER NIGHTLY:, 5:30pm to 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Thomas Pearson
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Two private dining rooms are available, Ivory Room & Sun Room. Please call for availability
  • Private Party Contact: Mark Holland-Leggieri (Mleggieri@niresorts.com) (508) 638-3431x
  • Entertainment: Live local entertainment in season
  • Special Events: The Sunroom, Ivory Room as well as the Terrace can be booked for private events. Seasonal restrictions and noise ordinances apply. Please call us, we would love to help you celebrate!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Walsh and Easton Street
  • Public Transit: We are a 5 minute walk from the transportation hub in town.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have a parking lot accross the street. There is also street parking with no fees, however some seasonal limitations apply.
A word from Brant Point Grill at the White Elephant
Brant Point Grill has been highly acclaimed as Nantucket’s premier steak and seafood restaurant. With a spectacular harborside setting at the landmark White Elephant hotel, Brant Point Grill is a sublime setting for dining al fresco on the fully heated Harborview Terrace or inside the beautiful dining room.
Executive Chef Tom Pearson offers a daily raw bar menu, native lobster arriving fresh every day, and US prime steaks grilled to perfection. Zagat survey described the restaurant as *“…an idyllic setting right on Nantucket harbor...excellent seafood and steaks, and no one complains about the exquisite views.”*
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Brant Point Grill at the White Elephant reviews from OpenTable diners
105 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (77)great for outdoor dining (72)special occasion (59)romantic (45)fit for foodies (33)great for brunch (28)kid-friendly (24)good for groups (24)great for lunch (20)notable wine list (19)neighborhood gem (11)vibrant bar scene (7)hot spot (5)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Fantastic food
    Didder
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Loved the food and portion sizes (not too large). Extremely good and friendly service. When we come back to Nantucket we will definitely stay at White Elephant. Great atmosphere in restaurant and bar. Shuttle service to sister hotel Jared Coffin House was a bonus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What View???
    maryVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Dinner was expertly prepared and presented however it would have been nice to be told that there would be NO VIEW because a wedding was being held. We would have dined another evening during our stay. Not enjoyable to listen to clapping cheering and dance music and difficult to have a conversation. I realize they don't want to turn diners away but thats the cost of doing business.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pretty spot, but not worth trip
    ACKfoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Great view, salads passable but imagine a restaurant on Nantucket that can't cook a lobster!! Ours was completely shriveled and dried out.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service lacking...
    2dinersVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Patio was being set up for an event, so we were in the dining room which was fine for a rainy day. Service lacked, felt like we were imposing on our waitress, it was as if she had better things things to do than wait on us. Also, all of our entrees were service with dressed greens, wish the menu mentioned this...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food and Service Outstanding!
    annie2402
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    We came to Brant Point to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary! Perfect table, outstanding service and food was just wonderful!! Highly recommend!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unfortunate Experience
    MLoweVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    I rarely write reviews and I do not like to complain. I will be pithy. The food was fine. The service was terrible, to be generous.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worth the price.
    douget
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The food was overpriced and sub-standard. I ordered a dorade fish special with clams. The dorade was over cooked and terribly dry, the clams lay in a broth so salty it was just about inedible. Also the entire dining room had the overpowering musty smell of stale beer. Like it had been wiped down with moldy rags. Don't waste your money.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Booked Brunch but no brunch
    JimL
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Checked the Nantucket Inky Mirror and Restaurant Guide for September showed Sunday Brunch at Brant Point Grill. Booked on Open Table for Sunday Brunch at 12:30 and when we got there, they no longer have Sunday brunch. Really disappointed because my very ill friend really wanted to have that famous brunch. The server was great and got the chef to make her some pancakes and that was super considerate. Please do not advertise brunch if you don't have it!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The POINT is made at Brant Grill
    DRHBRVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    There is a most pleasant atmosphere as well as attentive service and a consistently fine selection of meats and seafood. I generally come here annually during my yearly Nantucket "retreat". It never disappoints. Great place for a fine steak or 2 pound lobster. They do the work-all you need to do is enjoy the consumption. Cant wait to return again next year.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Nantucket dining
    Ellie
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    A beautiful dining room, great views, with outstanding, professional service. Really enjoyed our dinner there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outside Seating-- A Must!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Be sure you ask for outside seating... If not this is just another Ruth Chris...some of the best food for the island.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our favorite brunch spot
    AckDebVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Brant Point Grill is the place to be for Sunday brunch on Nantucket. Great buffet (including a separate kids' buffet), attentive, friendly service and that fabulous harbor view.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food Fair/Poor Service
    Provence
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The view looking out to the harbor is great. The food and options for Sunday Brunch were above average. The service was below average. We made reservations more than a month in advance. We arrived on time. Our table was not ready (this was the first seating for brunch). Once we were seated, the service was fair to poor. It was very difficult to get the attention of the staff for any request. What used to be included in the the Sunday Brunch is now an extra charge (and over the top expensive). Every year the White Elephant scrimps on food and service to squeeze more profit. Disappointing!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch with our Grandmother
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We took our Grandmother out to lunch for her birthday, this was the perfect spot. Delicious food and an amazing view of the harbor! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Brant Point Grill is a great place to have lunch. The view, ambiance and the service is exceptional. The food is high quality and well presented. The staff is very attentive to your needs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Such a lovely view and food
    Alannafoxy
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We come back here every year for at least one meal - it is kid friendly, has great views of Nantucket harbour, the food is yummy and the service is top notch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Uneven
    WE0814
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Clam chowder had virtually no clam taste and tasted more like bacon chowder. The Caesar Salad was composed of the white bitter lower ends of the lettuce leaves and featured what appeared to be a mayonnaise based dressing and did not taste good. The NY strip steak was cooked properly and was sourced from a local small scale provider. The french fries and onion rings were fried expertly. The service was good and the salad was taken off our bill. The restaurant offered a free dessert and we chose the strawberry shortcake. Unfortunately, the strawberries were mushy, the whipped cream was too sweet and the shortbread was quite dry. The price will reflect the beautiful location.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect view, great service
    LuvAck
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Good place to go for steak on Nantucket. Great view of the harbor. I don't have small kids but a good place to bring kids. They can play on the lawn overlooking the water while you enjoy your meal and company. Excellent service. The server we had was very attentive and accommodating. The couple next to us had a different server and she was just as attentive. The big serving of halibut was delicious, the rib eye which I kept reaching for was excellent. I would definitely visit again. Having parking is also a plus is your driving. Overall experience was EXCELLENT!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Celebration
    Bernie
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This is the second year we have celebrated our wedding anniversary at the Grill and again, we were not disappointed. The food was excellent, the ambiance couldn't be better, the service was impeccable and the scenery breathtaking!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Brunch
    doro
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Great selection and quality very good. Probably the best brunch and view on Nantucket. Staff very attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy!
    Yummy
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Amazing and delicious but of course on Nantucket so very pricey!!! Special occasion spot!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Sunday Brunch!
    JimL
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Food choices and quality were out of this world. I highly recommend the lobster bloody Mary. Fabulous The ambiance is second to none but service slow and impossible to get a cup of coffee.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREAT!
    gilbert708
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    OUR WAITER AND BUS STAFF WERE GREAT THANK YOU FOR A GREAT NIGHT SEE YOU NEXT YEAR BEEN COMING HERE FOR 30 PLUS YEARS KEEPS GETTING BETTER DON'T RAISE THE PRICES ANY MORE
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Expensive
    TasterVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The portion sizes were very, very small for the prices charged. I realize it's a resort town restaurant, but felt taken advantage of because they know they can serve what they do and get away with it. Our appetizer was a fig and prosciutto dish and I think there were 3 skinny slices of fig on it. Service was excellent. View spectacular. I would not go back. Many other places on Nantucket for food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceptional
    Great
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I was going from the lunch at the grill to the Pops Concert. I had some folding chairs and the woman at the hotel desk offered to keep them in a locked storage area while I ate lunch. Then as I was leaving I asked the hostess if there was a machine where I could buy some water to take with me. She left and came back with 4 cold bottles of water. Both examples were very thoughtful and both individuals went out of there way to help. I will highly recommend The White Elephant to my friends because I know they will be taken care of.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • eboatVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Great view of the harbor. Would of been better except for kids running around on lawn next to tables
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch by the harbor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We had a wonderful anniversary lunch and highly recommend the Brant Point Grill to anyone.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful setting, lousy food
    Sts15
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Best setting in Nantucket, but no excuse for dried out halibut and lobster. Service was uneven. $200 plus dinner for two should be wonderful. This was not
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely Setting
    Cc1gal
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Wonderful setting...friendly, excellent service...food just OK, nothing special. Nonetheless, we enjoyed lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a hit with guests
    food4thought
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    You can't beat the Brant Point grill for location on Nantucket. Every seat has a harborfront view. Service is always attentive and their food is always super fresh and simply prepared. We always bring our guests here to get the true Nantucket experience. Sunday brunch is not to be missed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great ambiance and average food
    Peter
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The ambiance and view are fantastic, especially for sitting outside. The food I very average and not worth the $100+ per person.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Outstanding
    highendman
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The scenery cannot be beaten, the food is absolutely first rate. What took us by surprise was the outstanding cocktails. The White Elephant Cosmo is the best martini I've ever had -- and I've enjoyed many varied cosmos over the last 20 years.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service is the key
    Demanding
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We had a 7:45 PM reservation and we were seated immediately. Good time management, not often experienced in the height of the tourist season. Service was attentive but not overbearing. Food recommendations were asked for and given honestly. Quality of the food was outstanding. Portion size appropriate. Over all our quest to the Island was very impressed with the experience, as were we.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great wine, call ahead for a view
    keyslp
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Good food, great service, wonderful sommelier. Call ahead to ensure there will not be a private outdoor event as you pay a lot of money to eat here and when they have private events they not only close the outdoor patio but also close the curtains. I wish we had saved out $300 dollars and eaten here on a night when there was a view (which is really what you're paying for). Food was good, but uninspired aka nothing special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not what we expected
    ejc6456
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    PWe heard a lot about white elephant and how the food was great there. There weren't many options on the menu our food was definitely below par. Ordered house made ricotta it wasn't even seasoned- very bland, the fish entrees we ordered were cooked with so much butter that it over powered the flavor of the fish, the goat cheese cheesecake literally tasted like you were eating a stick of goat cheese. Overall disappointing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best dining experience on island
    NantucketSamVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Terrific experience. Our food was great every time we visited. The fluke was fresh and prepared perfectly and well complemented. Lobster salad was seasoned expertly. Staff was engaging and genuinely glad to serve. The outdoor view of the sailboats in the harbor so perfectly captures the island. Relaxing. We've vacationed in Nantucket for many years and this is the certainly the best restaurant on the island.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary dinner
    Momof2inhb
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Beautiful view, delicious filet mignon; kids menu; the only time I've seen a surf & turf burger on a menu. The offer 1/2 bottles of wine.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best of the island
    DaveVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Eaten here many times. Year after year this place has always delivers.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved everything!
    Sandy
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We had a fabulous evening! Outstanding good, service and ambiance. Can't wait for our next visit!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous view of Nantucket harbor!
    mariav
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Lovely dinner, very lovely spot with fabulous views. The quality of food was very good and the service was good as well. I would definitely recommend BPG to anyone visiting Nantucket and looking for a restaurant with a view.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.