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Dune Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://dunenantucket.com
  • Phone: (508) 228-5550
  • Hours of Operation: Serving Lunch from 12-3 and dinner 6-10, bar opens at 5
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Michael Getter
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Federal and Centre
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Dune
Dune, new to Nantucket in 2009, is a creation of Michael Getter, formerly of 21 Federal and American Seasons restaurants. The décor in our three distinct dining rooms is a blend of sophisticated elegance and soothing comfort. Along with our exotic quartzite bar and charming patio we offer an extensive selection of handcrafted cocktails, wines, liquors and cordials along with offering full lunch, dinner and dessert menus. The ever changing menu showcases an innovative selection of the finest in seasonal local produce, fish and meats from regional farms and select purveyors.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "They were great. The food and service were excellent. Thanks Tinker B."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Drinks were the highest price ever charged including NYC; Food was creative but fish tended to be overcooked; Service felt rushed"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "I have had a wonderful dinning experience 2 years in a row at Dune. The atmosphere is calm and relaxing, the service is perfectly friendly and attentative. Best of all, the food is amazing!!!! Once you are served everything about the wine, appetizers, entrees and dessert are better than you imagined! We enjoyed the roasted gold and red beat salad with wipped goat cheese salad with amazing flavors added to compliment, the risotto with seasonal vegetables and toasted parmesian crackers, and their 3 chocolate dessert. We are already looking forward to our next trip to Nantucket which will of coarse include an evening dinning at Dune."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I had the softshell crab and swordfish. Both were creatively presented and the sauces for the swordfish were great. This is a high quality restaurant with a modern touch within an old nantucket house. Service was great."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "This a lovely small restaurant. We both had the tuna which was delicious and beautifully presented. The service was friendly and attentive. I would highly recommend Dune."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "As always, our dining experience at Dune exceeded expectations. In my opinion, the best restaurant on the island."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "The salad was good, but the entree was just OK. It seemed more like they were trying to impress and tried to make it look like it would be great, but it wasn't all that special. A couple of squirted on sauces around the plate, a pile of stuff under the fish but nothing really very good. Desert was a bread pudding that was blah. Forced myself to eat it just so the waiter wouldn't ask why we left so much. He was a nice guy and we didn't want to make him feel bad. Sorry, wish it could have been better."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We were a table of 4 girls and this was our favorite meal of our entire vacation! We had heard mixed reviews from locals, but we were certainly glad we went! Our waiter was fantastic and the food was cooked to perfection! I would highly recommend this place and my only suggestion would be to have separate restrooms for male and females. One of us went in to a restroom after a "gentleman" - were he had peed all over the toilet seat."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Great food.Loved the tuna tartare special and would have it daily if I could. Just make sure when the waiter tells you the specials that he doesn't leave for a long time and then come back and tell you they no longer have it after you had your heart et on ordering the special Thats what happened with the tuna tartare so we ordered other appetizers and dinner and then he came back and said the now have the tuna tartar so we ordered it and had it for dessert. We probably wouldn't have ordered other appetizers if we new we could get the tartare. otherwise Dune is a great place and I definitely will go back"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Great time on a Nantucket Friday night, good food and service...fun summer vibe!!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Food was really good but overpriced. Good wine list with some affordable choices."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "In my opinion, this is the best restaurant on Nantucket. A real gem. I've never had anything other than a perfect meal and outstanding service."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We stumbled upon this restaurant and were so pleasantly surprised. The food was outstanding and the service was stellar. Truly made for a great evening out and we will definitely be returning to this great spot!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We had a great experience last night at Dune. Our server was fantastic. Very knowledge, personable and funny. She recommended some great choices that really showcased the chef's abilities. Would recommend the beet appetizer and duck appetizer. Tuna special was really good as well. The fluke had a great flavor and wonderful sauce. We would definitely return."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "After 45yrs of wining & dining on ACK, I didn't expect to find a 'new' fantastic restaurant w/phenomenal food, wine & amazingly attentive & knowledgeable service (by Ann;). We would highly recommend Dune to anyone seeking a Upscale food & drink at a great outside bar and/or Superb supper with family and friends at centrally located restaurant serving inside & outside (under awning which only adds to atmosphere) Dune!!!! You won't be disappointed!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Our first time at Dune and everything was fantastic."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Dune is fine. The atmosphere is fine. The food is fine. The service is fine. But, in Nantucket, there are better places that are better than fine. Each dish was, well, fine. Nothing bad to say, but certainly nothing special either. It's an acceptable place to go when others are booked. But, it's not a destination restaurant."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Sit at the bar, and love it. Food amazing Great Margarita! Great 1/2 bottle of white whine. App+main course super. Dessert= chocolates tasting wooo! Friendly hosted. Bravo!!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "First time at Dune, we really enjoyed the ambiance (sat inside, they have an outdoor patio too) and the food was excellent... never had chickpea fries, but they were a winner. Only negative was desert menu wasn't that interesting and the only think we thought looked interesting (doughnut) was sold out. That said we would go back..."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "The creative appetizers, salads, entrees and desserts are the best. The service was excellent, always there when we needed it. Highly recommended to small and large groups"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Food and Service were fantastic!! Definitely recommend the beet salad. My only complaint is the close quarters with other diners. We were a table for 2 that was seated at a table for four which was two tables fused together. This left little room under the table for your feet due to the legs of the tables, which made the seating a little uncomfortable for 2 diners over 6 feet tall."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Host very nice and accomodating with a nice table. Gravlax made from farmed salmon that wasn't very fresh. Drinks were poor. Waitress not knowledgable, and therefore would have ordered differently if she gave correct info. Broccoli rabe side dish was covered in raisins. Not appetizing. Main course local fish - they ran out - and we were there early. Very poor experience. Will not return. Trying to make fancy food - but I would rather have good food that is less fancy."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "My parents and I enjoyed a Fathers Day Lunch at Dune. We started with mimosas. I enjoyed the Hoisin Duck, a nice bend of flavors. Dad enjoyed his fish tacos with salmon. Mom loved her lobster roll with a buttered, toasted brioche roll. Great service and very friendly staff."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Food was ok - nothing outstanding. Pricey for content. Segments of the meal were good - others could have been better. Mixed Greens salad was dressed very well, good flavor. Tuna with Panzanella Salad was mediocre. Panzanella salad was a mess! Not good. Halibut special was very good. Waiter needs to lose the attitude - he's not in Italy anymore. Our water and bread server was more attentive than our waiter."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Dune is on my short-list of best restaurants in Nantucket. And that's saying a lot, given the competition."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "I have been coming to Nantucket for 20 years, and have eaten at almost every restaurant over that time. While there are many good ones, Dune is the most consistently creative, with a regional fresh products focus. This was my 6th time eating there, and I have never been let down in any way."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "My experience at Dune was outstanding all the way around! The food was super fresh and preparers with a very balanced hand. It was the best meal we had on the island and the best meal I've had period in some time. A hat trick of great food, service and atmosphere"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Great food and service. Very nice meal and great drinks and wine selection. Most enjoyable"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We have dined at Dune several times over the past few months and have had an exceptional experience each time. This is one of the best on Nantucket!"
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Our food was delicious however the service was bad and a side was forgotten about. It wasn't worth pointing out since it would have taken too long. It took about 20 minutes to get our checks. The waiter just didn't seem to care about the job. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Dune offers a vibrant atmosphere and attentive service. We have dined at this restaurant many many times and appreciate the consistent level of excellence. Each dish offers such flavor and the presentation is always wonderful. Not just saying it.... Dune is truly one of the best restaurants on island and we always recommend it to everyone since we know they will have a fabulous experience. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "LOVED the pea soup and the fresh as spring salad, as well as inventive lobster-gnocchi concoction and lovely wine selection. Modest Montagny from Nicolas Potel's Maison Roche de Bellene was perfect! My glass just needed refreshing more often! I would have loved to see a Landmark Chardonnay on the list too!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Ate at Dune on Thursday, 15 May, had the duck confit for an appetizer. It was tender, succulent, and out of this world. Wife had the Cod special and I had the Halibut both of us were impressed with the food. The preparation was perfect and the portion size was ideal. Since we were here for wine weekend we also had a bottle if wine. The wine was properly presented and poured. Overall the service from Colleen and her assistance was everything you would expect from a five star restaurant. The only disappointment is we are at Dune on our first night on the island, every other restaurant has been judged against their food and service and have all fallen short. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "A very pleasant dinner started with a half bottle of Lucien Crochet "Le Chene" Sancerre (white). (They corked the remainder which I took to my inn and drank two days later.) I was in the mood for chicken so ordered the grilled chicken which came with falafel, Tzatziki sauce, cucumber salad, tomatoes and feta cheese, satisfying my fondness for elements of Greek cuisine. I ordered a side of grilled asparagus which was delicious but more than I could eat. My dessert was a scoop of chocolate sorbet. The setting is in neutral sandy beach colors and the whole ambience is relaxing and elegant without being pompous or stuffy. Well done! (I used to come here for lunch or dinner when it was Ciopinno's but hadn't been back in awhile.) "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Had a birthday dinner for my wife. Great appetizers but beware , very filling, very, very good. Between me, my wife, her son, we had three different appetizers, entrees, desserts. All were excellent. Wine list was complete and broad spectrum. Son is a sommelier, so he easily picked 2 winners, one still, one sparkling. We'll be back as soon as we can!"
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Dune. The service staff were helpful and very pleasant. The food is good, maybe a little better than good. The pan roasted calamari was excellent, the salmon perfectly cooked. It's the room that poses the problem. The tables are too close together-it is difficult not to hear adjacent diners' conversations. When being seated or departing, take care not to knock over stemware at the tables next to you. Maybe lunch? Perhaps an investment in table linen might add a bit of style to the space?"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I have had many dinners over the years at Dune and have never been disappointed. In fact I would say they get better and better. I can't wait to go back in September. Liza"
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "Could not fill in dashes correctly, but music was much too loud and intrusive. Food good. Decor unobtrusive. Lively bar scene."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We enjoyed our 3rd visit to Dune... Great features are -- All entrees are delicious and very well seasoned. -- Dune presents a great vegetarian option. -- Dune now offers half size entrees for half price"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Dune is a restaurant that brings love into life.. If your looking to impress her with a romantic restaurant done is it.. She will be all over you!!!!! She will think you know what your doing and that's important.."
    Dined on 3/29/2014