Oran Mor Bistro
Oran Mor Bistro

Oran Mor Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.oranmorbistro.com/
  • Phone: (508) 228-8655
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Nightly: 6:00pm - 9:00 pm

  • 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 5082288655x

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 Service
Oran Mor Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
71 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (49)special occasion (42)romantic (41)neighborhood gem (29)notable wine list (19)vibrant bar scene (7)hot spot (7)good for groups (3)late-night find (1)great for lunch (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Don't miss this Nantucket gem.
    Tommy
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Great bar with interesting coctails. The food is exquisitely prepared and served. Other than oos and aaas and yummy sounds our table was very quiet wile we savored and luxuriated over our fabulous meal. Home run!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    My new favorite Nantucket restaurant! The food and service was outstanding mad our server was excellent. The warm cozy feeling of the restaurant was truly special.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary34
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Fabulous food and delightful atmosphere were enjoyed on our trip to Oran Mor on Nantucket. We would HIGHLY recommend dining here and will definitely return on our next visit. If it was local to our hometown we would be frequent diners. Outstanding!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fits time - loved it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    First time there (also first time on Nantucket). Researched best restaurants and was glad to find Oran Mor. Dinner was delicious (food could have been a bit hotter in some instances) and such original and innovative combinations. Service was very efficient and our overall experience was delightful. Will return on next visit to Nantucket.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Superb
    ACK22
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    This was my first visit to Oran Mor, despite being an island resident. The prices had scared me away until restaurant week here on Nantucket. I had been missing a true gem. The menu was limited because of restaurant week, but that did not matter. We started out with a locally grown heirloom tomato salad that was crusted with pecans and delicious. We then had sea scallops done to perfection, followed by Peking duck, which was simply the best I have ever tasted. Dessert was a simple apple cake that was unique and a perfect ending to a superb meal. All portions were small, but perfectly proportioned. We left the restaurant feeling pleasantly filled. The ambiance is understated elegance, like a fine French bistro. Save up your pennies and go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite
    Kimm
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We love Oran Mor, the food is excellent -- we've dined here several times and have always been impressed, particularly with first and main courses. Cocktails are delicious, but cocktail prices are hefty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK but not as good as it was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I have dined here many times over the years and it had been one of my favorites but I feel like it is slipping
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Terrific
    Ackfood
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Best meal I have had on Nantucket all summer. The food was wonderful and the waiter was great- attentive but not in your face.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • remdawg
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Got stuck at a cramped table at the bar; suspect it was because we booked on Open Table. Food was okay, but won't be returning.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, hidden gem!
    MegRyVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I put a lot of effort into researching restaurants and making informed decisions about where to dine, especially on vacation. Oran Mor was a pleasant surprise! Food, wine and cocktails were all fabulous! Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A must try when on island
    Rick
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Right up there with American Seasons, Ships Inn for atmosphere and food. Service was impeccable. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappoints
    CiscosurfVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I have been an Oran Mor fan for a long time, and am never disappointed. I dined with 2 friends on a rainy night, and from the welcome where the hostess took our soaking wet umbrellas and our equally wet jackets, to the wine recommendation, to scrumptious entrees to the delightful desserts we were nothing but pleased. It is truly a pleasure to dine at a nice place with out the "attitude" that you find in some Nantucket establishments.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    My husband and I had an anniversary dinner at Oran Mor when vacationing on Nantucket. Everything was wonderful -- imaginative menu, corner table by the window, attentive service, never rushed. The food is locally sourced, which is a trend I love in restaurants these days, and was absolutely delicious. The only thing that kept me from giving the food 5 stars is that there was a little bit of grit in my oysters on the half shell, which was disappointing. Overall, I'd recommend it to anyone. Kind of expensive, but it's a special experience -- and everything on Nantucket is expensive!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Surprising
    ACKlew
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    A just plain wonderful restaurant. Great dishes, with accompaniments that are creatively prepared and interestingly integrated with the main attraction. Oran Mor has probably gotten me to eat and enjoy more things that "I don't like" than any restaurant I've ever patronized. Always surprising in a good way.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly overrated
    Nangirl
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Our visit was a disappointment and we will not be going back, nor will we send friends. Waiter less than competent.
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  • Consistently Great
    CpaswanVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Oran Mor is one restaurant on the island that we make sure to visit each time we are here. The menu is very diverse and the preparation is fantastic. We had the trio of fois gra and the duck breast and lamb chops. Each dish was excellent. Cozy place and not a large bar. Very popular so make reservations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oran Mor is a secret gem
    RickysGirlVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I believe that Oran Mor has a following, and it's mostly by "people in the know". It is among The Best restaurants on the island, for sure. People don't automatically think of Oran Mor first, however, and I think it's because it doesn't have a strong street side presence; its upstairs over two shops, so people can't really be enticed by a visual, like the other restaurants around town. Many beckon you with outside dining, or umbrellas and side patios... Or they're housed in an important historical building that's plain to see... But this restaurant is by all means as good or better than the places you might think are the best here. We had the most unique creative & delicious salad of tomatoes and feta. A++ dining from start to finish!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oran Mor was fabulous!
    Ann51
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    This restaurant is amazing. The restaurant itself is very attractive, broken up into several smaller rooms so no one dining area is too large or noisy. The service was attentive and the food!! The heirloom tomato and burrata appetizer was out of this world and my salmon was so delicious as was my husband's swordfish. Can't recommend this place more highly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always unusual, delicious dishes
    RegularVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The chef is very creative with sauces combining unique combinations. This place is popular and rightly so. Prices are high but not out of line with other fine restaurants on Nantucket. We have been often and request a window in early evening so we can watch activity downtown. The back room is dark and gets loud so avoid that if possible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Dinner in Nantucket
    Provence
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    This chef consistently serves the best dinners in Nantucket. This past Labor Day weekend we dined at the Galley Beach, Straight Wharf and Oran Mor. By far this dinner at Oran Mor was the best. We stopped going to Toppers due to disappointing meals every time we went. The tasting menu was not available this time, but we are glad it was not available because we enjoyed our a la carte choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oran Mor continues to impress
    LouiseVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    My family and I dined at Oran Mor this Labor Day weekend and continue to be impressed with the quality of the cuisine and the professionalism of everyone who works there. We love eating there and all agree is has become our favorite Nantucket restaurant. Normally I order fish all the time when I dine out on Nantucket but this time I had a pork chop that might have been the best meal at the table. Loved every bite! Looking forward already to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic meal
    PleasedVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Really exceptional food, delightful decor, lovely staff - a real find in the heart of touristy downtown Nantucket area!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious meal
    JJNYCVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    From the bread to the entrée the food was delicious and dishes were creatively prepared. Service was a bit disjointed as other reviewers have noted but the food is worth the trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Diamond in the rough
    JCH52
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We were a party of 4 and the food was almost outstanding, the foie gras was a hit with 3 types on the plate with one being seared, the baby green salad found the mark as well. Onto the main event, the duck was prepared to perfection, the bass dish did not disappoint, the salmon dish was perhaps the best dish of both our evening and maybe even the entire trip - the one disappointment was the ravioli dish, it was served in what appeared to be a broth of some kind and for a vegetarian this option was the only thing on the menu, what a bummer. Last but certainly not least was dessert and a must try is the brown butter dessert, in a word - delicious. Service was just ok and not really warm, this is an opportunity for this Gem of a restaurant.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Oran Mor is an exceptional restaurant. The food, the service and the staff were perfect. If you want a meal to remember while on Nantucket, eat at Oran Mor!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't believe the hype
    Luvgoodfood
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Very disappointing!! We were seated in the rear room of the restaurant where service was very slow. The bread was cold and colder in the center. The pork dish on the menu was overly sweet and the fish dish was very dry. Excellent homemade ice cream.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently good
    CrabbyPattyVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    This is my third dining at the restaurant in as many years. Very good. One of our favorites and first stops when visiting ACK.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Ambiance
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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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    • Ambiance
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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
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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
  • Well worth the trip
    FrednycVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    If you are traveling to Nantucket this is a restaurant a bit out of the way - not far - but off the main thoroughfare. The food was very good and the staff engaging. Try it.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 37 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 276 reviews are from the Oran Mor Bistro reviews archive.
  • 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
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate