Oran Mor Bistro
Oran Mor Bistro

Oran Mor Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.oranmorbistro.com/
  • Phone: 5082288655
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Nightly: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Christopher Freeman
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Chef"s terrace table is available for parties up to five. Small plate and Dinner menus are available at our dining bar. We offer an intimate setting for private parties of up to 20 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Heather Freeman 5082288655

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Broad Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Oran Mor Bistro
Oran Mor Bistro is located up a flight of copper stairs in an historic Nantucket home. The restaurant has an intimate bar and three dining rooms with attractive earth-toned decor that are a warm prelude to delicious, beautifully prepared food. The bar radiates warmth of the past with its wide plank flooring, pen and ink bar top and gaff-rigged wine glass racks. Oran Mor features handcrafted cocktails from the freshest ingredients, house infusions and specialty spirits. The wine list predominantly features wines from France, small American producers as well as a travelogue of wines from around the world.
Oran Mor Bistro is owned by Chef Chris Freeman and his wife Heather. The evolving and innovative menu is derived from the changing seasons and their bountiful offerings. Showcasing native seafood, fresh local produce and naturally raised meats from select farms.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Oran Mor Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
87 reviews since April 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (75)special occasion (63)romantic (57)notable wine list (30)neighborhood gem (26)good for groups (5)scenic view (5)vibrant bar scene (4)late-night find (4)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • HWG3
    HWG3
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Best meal on Island this year! They are consistent in presentation and quality. Can be noisy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best of Nantucket
    Richard
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We had just about given up on Nantucket restaurants as most are overpriced and not worth it. This is certainly an exception
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Oran Mor is a gem. Tucked away near ferry terminal in Nantucket, this modern bistro boasts inspired cuisine, a notable wine list and romantic setting that, for my money, blows away many of its more illustrious counterparts in town. We were particular impressed with the seasonal dishes, locally sourced ingredients, and harmony of flavor in each dish. Each time we come we vow to come again next time we venture to this island paradise 30 miles at sea.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Experience
    fleur
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Our dining experience one recent Sunday night was memorable. We were able to move our reservation from a late-ish 9:15 to 8:30 thanks to an attentive manager who diligently called my cell several times (service on island can be sporadic) to change the time. Thanks Oran Mor! Our party of three was treated to outstanding food and amazing service by a terrific waiter who made sure we enhoyed one of the best meals in recent memory. We felt as though we were the only ones in the place! Appetizers were delicious (one was off menu), and the lamb, fluke and sea bass entrees were served simultaneously and prepared to prefection. Bursting with flavor and freshest ingredients. Dessert was also outstanding. Nantucket is fortunate to have Oran Mor!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still the best
    Demanding
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Oran Mor continues to be the best restaurant in Nantucket for food and service. Especially noteworthy was our server, who has been there in years before. Her suggestions were very helpful and honest.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great restuaruant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    This restaurant is consistently one of the best if not best in Nantucket. Food, Wine, and Service are outstanding. We come here often
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Memory
    momomoore
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Third time at Oran Mor (two separate visits to Nantucket four years apart) - each time got a seat on the balcony - still as AMAZING as the first visit!!! We will always remember our meal and service at Oran Mor. Bon Appetite
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall it was a good experience.
    Mollyaub
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The food at Oran Mor Bistro was amazing! Had some difficulty with seating, as we sat late, and were seated in the bar area and served by the bartender. When we asked to be moved, they mentioned the kitchen was closing and we needed to order. Felt a little rushed for how many people were still in the restaurant. Would go back again, but would recommend making sure you have an earlier reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovetodine
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Food and service were outstanding. The chef is very talented and makes excellent use of the seafood and fresh ingredients for which Nantucket is noted. Meets and exceeds its stellar reputation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never disappoints
    Oldflame
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Oran Mor is just simply reliably delicious. Our specific table request could not be accommodated, but the restaurant did their best to come up with something close which was much appreciated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great doning experience
    Ny4momVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Food was superior. Service was stellar. Would highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    askgg
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Amazing dinner. Can't say enough great things about this restaurant. Food was amazing. Waiter was amazing. A little warm the night we were there and they got new plates that the staff was having issues with because they were a bit larger than they were use to. But the food was so fabulous who cared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    kidfree
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Our dinner experience was simply amazing! The food was fantastic with such different flavor combinations. We highly recommend this restaurant and will visit again soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brilliant
    newyokohama
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Very good restaurant, wonderful special occasion place. Try the Hangar Steak. Every single bite of every dish was delicious. I can't recommend it more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Second time dining
    Yummmm
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We had dinner here last year and happened to be seated at the same table this year. The service is still excellent and the food was delicious. We ordered the burratta and the tuna roll special to start. The tuna rolls were unbelievably delicious. My boyfriend says it was his favorite thing throughout our trip. The burratta was different than we expected. It was still good, but we enjoyed it more last year. I ordered the fluke entree and it was delicious, but I wish there was more to my plate. The gnocchi and Swiss chard was awesome but I wanted more! My boyfriend ordered the hangar steak and it was awesome! The portion size was also filling. For dessert we ordered the strawberry shortcake, it was good but I wouldn't order it again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another outstanding dinner
    LocalFoodie
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Starting with a great selection of bourbon and scotch, and moving to inventive appetizers, the food is wonderful. Very fresh fish entrees and finished with the lightest and fluffiest key lime dessert ever. Great and knowledgeable staff makes for a perfect evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great
    PamAla
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    We have been coming here for years, but not recently. So we hoped it was still as good as we had experienced. It was, and another couple that we brought loved there food too. Wait staff friendly and efficient. Highly recommend it. Smallish rooms but charming.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bill
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    The food was very good, however, the portions were inadequate. My wife and I both left still hungry after an appetizer and main course.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good dinner!
    Nantucketeatingonmymind
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Food is exceptionally good. Staff can be a bit chilly. Overall excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food
    lovesnycresturants485VIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Our waitress was very nice. Ambience is just OK. We were in a center room with a few tables. I had a sashimi appetizer that was fantastic - super fresh. My entree fish was also fresh - but it had a hard sear on it and the oil didn't taste very fresh or high quality. Over-all a good meal. But not great.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • World Class
    TrinketsPicksVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Absolutely a world class dining experience! It was so good we went back two nights in a row! Highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Previous Favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We've been here every other year or so since it opened, but have seen the quality of food and staff gone down some. With Restaurant Week 2014 in effect, the waiter brusquely discouraged us from the prix fixe option, which we did. The food was adequate and the service courteous, but infrequent and distant. We were not totally disappointed, but on ACK, there are better restaurants.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal using local produce
    JLL5
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    A great meal with interesting flavors without heavy sauces. We did the 4 course restaurant week option and everything was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous
    Jaffaw
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    We were in Nantucket during restaurant week and were very pleased with our decision to eat at Oran Mor. The tasting menu was creative and excellently executed, we could not fault the ambiance and service. A lovely dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing Food
    TiffVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The food her is always amazing - creative, interesting, beautifully presented, and....delicious! Would eat here all the time, if I could.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely wonderful
    TheDudeVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    This was by far the best meal we had on Nantucket. Food and service were excellent. A must do kind of place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Do Not Miss
    mlavagraceVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    My husband and I tried Oran Mor on a whim last year while visiting the island. You barely notice the restaurant from the outside but I'd heard good things about their food. We were so pleasantly surprised with our experience that we make it a point to go there for dinner each time we visit the island. The atmosphere is small and quaint, service outstanding and the food is the best I've had on the island. We've been there three times now and we've never been disappointed. We always walk away talking about how amazing the food was.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Restaurant
    JB5035
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Oran Mor is a wonderful place to eat whether it is a special occasion or just for a night out. The food could not have been better and the service was everything that you could ask for. The atmosphere is nice and cozy since the restaurant is located on the second floor of an older house in the downtown area. Not too loud but not too quiet. Come to Oran more if you are looking for a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our favorite on Nantucket
    AnnandDan
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    It is a very warm inviting setting that is subtle but elegant (especially in the front room). The food is prepared with great care, and nicely presented. We have been there three times now and the food was fabulous each time. Very interesting combinations without being pretensous. We just love it there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious but way overpriced
    JAL3812VIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    I ordered the seasonal vegetable medley appetizer for $14.00. It was a few microscopic pieces of onion, tomato, and carrot over a smear of goat cheese. For dinner, I had the miso glazed black cod with sweet potato lasagna. I got two pieces of cod, each about the size of a chicken McNugget and the lasagna was more like a teaspoon of ricotta between two shavings of a sweet potato. $34.00!! The waitress was very friendly but was overworked so the service was mediocre at best. I will say that the carrot cake dessert was AMAZING! Overall, the food TASTED delicious but I left broke and hungry.
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  • Reliable and can be adventurous
    bookladyVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The cuisine ranges from Asian influences with spicy duck or to pork belly with polenta or unusual seafood such as octopus or lobster caviar fettuccini to more common American dishes such as porkchops, striped bass or sea scallops. Servings are large, even for the appetizers. Oran Mor provides more choice of desserts than some of the other Nantucket restaurants including a special of the evening. Service is attentive and competent and was nicely paced at my dinner. I try to dine here every time I visit Nantucket. Always a good meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • an island favorite
    frequenttraveler330VIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    We have dined here several times and it is an outstanding restaurant. The food is excellent, the service is competent, and the atmosphere is nice as well. Nice wine list and wine selections by the glass also. Top dining experience but in a friendly and casual environment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Culinary highlight of our trip!
    AnnaPB
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    My husband and I enjoyed an outstanding dinner at Oran Mor. We started with the grilled baby octopus which had the most delicate and delicious flavor. We both ordered the duck as our entree and it was superb. The portion of duck was generous and served over the best grits I've ever had - and as a girl from Eastern North Carolina, I've had a LOT of grits in my day. For dessert I had the carrot cake served with a cream cheese frosting and it was yummy but my husband's mango sorbet with notes of pepper, lime and sea salt was really the stand out. We thoroughly enjoyed eating our way through Nantucket but Oran Mor was our favorite. Go and have some more grits for me!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We're from San Francisco and this restaurant is on par with some of the top ones there. All three courses were excellent. Loved the black cod entre and the brownie desert especially.
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  • Excellent
    HappyhappyVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We enjoyed our meal from start to finish, thank you for a lovely dinner!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Divine Food, Excellent service
    ackdiner
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    This is still one of my all time favourite restaurants. The food is ALWAYS fabulous, the service is excellent and the ambiance lovely. If you only go to one restaurant in Nantucket, it should be this one.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best on Nantucket
    Chappaqua5423VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    This is our favorite restaurant in Nantucket -- and we dine here often. The food is almost always fabulous. This time I had a beet salad with a perfectly cooked soft boiled egg, deep fried in bread crumbs. My pork short ribs were tender with a crispy pork belly, although both were salty. My husband loved his salad wedge and we both fought over his perfectly cooked halibut. Too full for dessert, but would've definitely ordered the brownie sundae.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Back as great as ever.
    Demanding
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Considering that it was the opening of the season, we we're amazed how well everything went and how the quality of the food was at its standard high level. Our server was very professional; not "too" friendly, but cordial and knowledgeable. Oran Mor continues to be our favorite restaurant on Nantucket.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bartender needs practice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Great food, service, ambience and would definitely return , as we have done, many times. New bartender kept us waiting half an hour for a cocktail, and wasn't the best at the creation of an old fashioned.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 48 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 243 reviews are from the Oran Mor Bistro reviews archive.
  • Great Meal
    Anne
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    We had a wonderful meal here...tastes were vibrant...perfect...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.