Nantucket Prime
Nantucket Prime

Nantucket Prime

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://ackprime.com/
  • Phone: 5082282117x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Wednesday through Saturday: 11:30am – 10:00pm
    Sunday: 10:30am – 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Nantucket Prime
Nantucket Prime is an upscale island steakhouse, specializing in prime steaks, grilled fish, and raw bar.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Nantucket Prime reviews from OpenTable diners
37 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.9
    Service3.5
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
64% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (19)good for groups (13)special occasion (11)romantic (10)fit for foodies (9)kid-friendly (6)notable wine list (6)hot spot (5)vibrant bar scene (5)neighborhood gem (5)great for lunch (4)late-night find (4)scenic view (3)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Wayy2goVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Bone in filet is the best ever! One of the best steaks I have ever had!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Try something new!
    JimL
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We felt like a steak dining experience on island in summer, which is so rare. The service was great and food excellent. One of the best rib eye steaks I have ever had. Also loved the ambiance, which was historic inn meets fresh upscale dining room.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Nantucket
    Skier
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Beautiful hotel and very elegant dining room. And therein lies my problem with this restaurant. It was over $300 for three of us with only two glasses of wine. Absolutely everything, including bread was a la carte. The food was ok, certainly not a "dining experience " worthy of these prices. There are dozens of fine restaurants on the island at less then half the price. Sorry, we wanted it to be better. On a positive note, the staff were terrific.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
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    gilbert708
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Food was ok Steak was huge and full of fat - overpriced with no sides with it- just a big steak clam pasta had only 3 clams in the whole dish chairs and table were not steady on patio only one waitress to the whole patio - so it was a very long wait not sure if I will go back
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Confused
    PaulNAckVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I thought that the venue was very tastefully decorated, and was greeted by a waitress who seated us promptly. My steak was fine, and the service was attentive. The confusing part is in the details. The bartender who helped serve our party of 6 our drinks was dressed in faded jeans with an untucked shirt and sneakers, compared to a very pretty and well dressed waitress. The "background music" was loud Motown in a room where a light Bach would seem more appropriate. The hostess station is apparently outside the Inn in which the restaurant is located. No prominent signage indicating we should check in there as opposed to the dining room. This place is new but they better start getting to work on the details or they won't get to be old.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced and slow service
    Eatsw8
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Prime real estate but not prime experience. Waitstaff was nice but exceptionally slow. After being seated we waited for more than 10 minutes before waitress came back. After finally ordering it was one full hour before we got an appetizer. The food was good but not great. And yes..... I know it is Nantucket and so you should expect to pay a lot but wow.... Expensive.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JoniVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Service was terrible, food was mediocre and the aesthetics needs a make over. Only a couple of months old and the place is overpriced and not pretty at all.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worth the Trip
    JML51VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Beautiful, newly re-done dining room looks more like NYC than NKT. Appetizers were good, especially the oysters. The waitress, Cat, was surly, unfriendly and inattentive, acting as if she had better things to do than wait on the four of us. I had a steak that I could not chew, it was so tough. My husband ordered the rib-eye and left half of it on his plate because it was all fat. And if you are thinking of eating outside, the patio has an obnoxious wide-screen TV that just ruins the ambiance. Won't be dining there again. There are too many wonderful restaurants to choose from
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    3rd time back and the food and service was were as good if not better than the first two dinners. Our server was very knowledgeable and friendly. Will be back whenever we are on Nantucket.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening
    LondonView
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    What a great restaurant. Delicious food. The staff were friendly efficient and flexible - we had our 11 and 9 year old children with us and our waitress couldn't have been more helpful with tweaking the menu for them. We all had steak and each one was full of flavour, butter soft and perfectly cooked. Interesting wine list and delicious puddings also. We're in Nantucket for a week and are returning to Prime tonight.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nantucket prime
    Norman
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Food was very average and the prices outrageous even for Nantucket. That location continues to fail, it could be successful but to do it you have to be special not run of the mill.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First-timer
    BobbyPVB
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Loved the entire evening. Will go again next time on the island.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Addition
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Had two meals here over the course of our week here. Great food and service. We sat on the patio. Steaks were very tasty. Scallop dish as well. We'll definitely be back!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great steak in Nantucket
    CB17VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Fantastic steak restaurant in downtown. Great pairing of wine to filet. Perfectly cooked. Flavors wonderful. Don't miss it for a nicer meal out.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • "Sub" Prime - Bring an Airbag!
    HPSmith
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I was foolish. Normally I read Open Table reviews and I did not. A HUGE mistake. Caesar salad was lathered in dressing. Strip steak was reminiscent of something you would find at a Denny's except not as good. Thank God my Daughters Boyfriend was entertaining. DON'T GO! For the NY prices, at least provide a NY Steakhouse experience (or something better than Red Robin). Provide some food worth eating. You do the Coffin House a tremendous disservice. Just awful.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unpleasant
    Bobolink
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Wait staff very unprofessional. Poorly dressed in Jean shorts with nose rings. Not acceptable in such a pricey restaurant. Steak was so tough it had to be cut in very very small pieces to be Abe to chew and swallow it. French fries were greasy and soggy. Not crisp. Very disappointed. Will never return and if they last it will be a miracle.
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  • New Find
    NaplesDinerVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Great food with Steak the Specialty - Went early after opening and the service was awful
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GJHGJHVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Salty food, leisurely service. Ok, but for the price point should be better.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs work
    Wen63VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The steaks were good as was most if the food. We ordered our Caesar salad without picketed mackerel and it was in the salad. The wait staff is untrained. For a restaurant of this caliber, that's inexcusable. There seemed to be no maître d. Poor supervision and one steak had to be returned as it wasn't rare. They charge for steak sauce! Too bad, as the food is good. When they get their act together, we may return.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nantucket Prime
    NickDanger
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    When the waiter brought out two steaks, he did not know which was medium-well and which was medium-rare. The steaks and chowder was VERY SALTY and...the Coffee was undrinkable. This was poor for the BIG prices we paid at this restaurant.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect
    KaYummy
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We enjoyed a delicious meal at Nantucket Prime. My party had Caesar salads (huge), Iceberg lettuce Roquefort salad, baked potato (with bacon-yum), steak frittes (tender, cooked perfectly, great sauce), ribeye and key lime pie. We sat outside at night, under the awning with a view of the surrounding historic buildings. Our server(s) were very attentive and accommodating concerning our menu inquiries and the weather. The night air was cooling and it was threatening to rain although we felt completely relaxed and comfortable. We will be visiting this restaurant again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amateur cook
    Mike
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Amateur food at extremely high price. Disgusting salad. We had to ask for bread. Sword fish and steak over cooked and dry. Trio of sauces were a joke. The best thing was the bread because it was not made there.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
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