STARS - A Steak Restaurant
STARS - A Steak Restaurant

STARS - A Steak Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.chathambarsinn.com/
  • Phone: 5089456872x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am; Dinner: Nightly: 5:30PM - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Anthony Cole
  • Dress Code: Jacket Preferred
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: For more information about our private dining options and menus go to www.chathambarsinn.com.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Seaview Street and Shore Road
  • Parking: Valet
A word from STARS - A Steak Restaurant
New England dining meets premier steak restaurant at STARS. Enjoy prime mid-western grain fed and dry-aged beef served with just-picked local ingredients from our own Chatham Bars Inn Farm. Choose a bottle of fine wine from our expansive wine cellar and enjoy STARS' panoramic ocean views … Bon Appetit!

Attire: Resort Evening Attire. For the ladies, resort casual - no pool / beach attire and for the men, long pants including jeans, collared shirt and proper footwear - no shorts.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
STARS - A Steak Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
65 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (56)special occasion (52)romantic (44)fit for foodies (27)notable wine list (20)great for brunch (6)good for groups (6)neighborhood gem (5)great for outdoor dining (4)hot spot (2)kid-friendly (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • 5 stars for STARS
    KphjrVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    It seemed odd going to a steak restaurant while in the Cape, but it has its share of seafood as well. STARS has an interesting menu and the service was excellent. Wine list didn't match actual stock and staff seem either less empowered or new, but all tried to provide a nice evening for us and it showed. STARS is likely the most high-end restaurant in Chatham. We would go back again! Chateaubriand, Oysters Rockefeller, Tuna Poke... I understand the chef was with the Four Seasons in Lanai beforehand. Price tag is a bit high.... be forewarned.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An exquisite setting for a
    luv2dine
    Dined on 7/11/2013
    An exquisite setting for a wonderful dinner. STARS is a lovely formal setting with a magical sea view. Our dinners were delicious and beautifully presented by a most courteous and professional staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Night Out
    dinein
    Dined on 7/11/2013
    Wait staff was very attentive. Scenic View Wonderful. Great place for a special night out.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply The Best!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/7/2013
    We heard there was a new chef here. While the former chef was very good, this new chef unbelievable. This is the BEST meal we've ever had! I had roasted lobster, my son had the duck and my husband had the flounder special. The appetizers and salads were delicious and the desserts were amazing as well as the presentation for each. (crem brûlée, chili sorbet and Grapefruit sorbet). We are here for two weeks and will eat here several times. The staff was very welcoming and had a bottle of our absolute favorite wine (Rombauer Chardonnay) chilled and waiting for us. Great job!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    nkshep
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    This was truly one of the best meals we have had in a very long time. The food was simply excellent, the service fantastic, and the location was breath taking. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • a wonderful discovery
    eritrovare
    Dined on 7/4/2013
    we have dined thousand times looking at the Atlantic Ocean from the "other" shore (Europe); we were very happy indeed to change places and have a very special celebration at Chatham Bars Inn. The dining experience was absolutely superb. The table arrangement is simple but elegant. The food presentation was fantastic but above all, the flavors were truly a discovery. My guests were enchanted and impressed with the quality of food and the friendly and profesional service.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstanding view and the restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/3/2013
    outstanding view and the restaurant has a wonderful open space
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best dining experience hands down
    Aleasha1979
    Dined on 6/23/2013
    Amazing from start to finish. Service was incredible,great view and a private dessert room to finish up your meal. You will not be disappointed. Guaranteed
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great...service wasn't so
    SHarrisVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2013
    All the food we had was outstanding but you do pay the price for it. The beef is great...the best we've had anywhere. However, it took our steaks over an hour to come out after we finished our salad, and we barely received an apology from the manager when we shared it with him. Picking you steak size is a little challenging unless you've done it before because they cut it at your table. My wife wanted a 4oz filet when she told the cutter to stop he said no that is only 3oz and proceeded to add some to it. Turns out it was 6 oz. I took that one but when he cut the next one which was supposed to be 4oz it was 6 as well because the beef was a little bigger. No concession was made to cut a smaller one so we were stuck with the larger one
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding ambiance and food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    STARS was excellent. We had 3 couples all of whom enjoyed the evening. The food was great and our waiter Lenny was the BEST! While primarily a steakhouse now, Stars had a variety of alternatives for those who prefer fish, poultry, or other things.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    Susa
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    We had a wonderful evening at Stars-we started out on the terrace with a drink overlooking Chatham Sound-just gorgeous. Went inside to our lovely table overlooking the water. Our waiter, Orlando, was fabulous. All of our meals were delicious and served to perfection. The wait staff was great and the desserts were as well. We loved it so much that we are going back for my daughter's 16th birthday dinner in a couple of weeks.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/5/2013
    My husband and I stayed at The Chatham Bars and had dinner in STARS the first night we were there. Our table was in front of a window with an incredible view looking out over the bars and Atlantic Ocean. We loved our waiter (Dean) who was knowledgeable and personable. And the food was delicious! It was a memorable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Table with a View
    live2eat
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    Celebrated our 39th wedding anniversary at this restraurant. Had a beautiful view of the Atlantic Ocean. Staff was very attentive. Food was excellant. This was definately a steak restraurant but we splurged and had lump crab cake for a great surf and turf dinner. Streak was melt in your mouth and the crab cake was light and full of crab. Would definately recommend this to anyone.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Delightful Dining Experience
    Sammy
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    A perfect evening of great food and outstanding service in an extraordinary setting. Chatham Bars has truly kicked it up. A great concept, with steaks carved to your specification table side. A warm welcome and the most professional service from Dean, who anticipated our every need. Food cooked simply and perfectly and presented beautifully. Go before sunset to enjoy the spectacular view.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service, presentation
    Mike
    Dined on 5/10/2013
    Excellent service, presentation and innovative food. Nice touches with the amuse of a portion of very tasty spicy soup and an intensely flavored little fruit stick before the desert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing experience!
    leanneVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    Our entire night was absolutely perfect! The food was incredible and a true experience. My husband selected his steak from a cart rolled over to the table to pick his cut and size. I ordered the fresh swordfish, and it was the best I have ever had! Our server Orlando made us feel like family that has been coming for years, even though it was our first time there. We enjoyed a late dinner, so it was dark but the view of the ocean would have been incredible. I cannot say enough about our dinner, and look forward to coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was amazing. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    The food was amazing. The presentation alone was worth the cost! The service was great except for a little delay in the kitchen for our entrees, which didn't bother us because we were in no rush and wanted a leisurely dinner. It is definitely a high end restaurant. The menu is a bit pricey, but we thought it was totally worth it. We had a wonderful evening and talked about how great the food was the entire weekend!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience. Unusual
    Nutmeg
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    Great experience. Unusual for the lower cape. The service was fantastic. The server was very formal but yet playful and able to joke with us, without the service suffering. I worked at CBI 20+ years ago. A lot has changed but not the main dining room. It seems dated to me and in need of some new touches.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A really nice steakhouse in
    seekoutyummies
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    A really nice steakhouse in a beautiful location. The dry aged steak is amazing. The crabcake was also a delicious starter with good amount of crab and flavoring that enhanced the crab flavor, didn't overpower it. The restaurant is nice without being overly stuffy and the prices are in line with a really nice steakhouse. The wine list was nice with options at different price points. Our waiter was attentive without being intrusive. Overall a really nice place for a special dinner.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My boyfriend and I were extremely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    My boyfriend and I were extremely disappointed in the Stars Restaurant. We attempted to order 4 bottles of wine and the restaurant did not have any of them! Their excuse was that it is early spring and they are working with a skeleton crew! I am very surprised that this restaurant is rated four stars. I took my boyfriend there for his birthday and I had to apologize to him!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food. Attentive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    Excellent food. Attentive but not overbearing service. We dined in the off season, so we can't judge how the restaurant fares in-season when it's much busier, but the entire staff was informative and welcoming. A nice touch was the dessert lounge. For some, watching the composition of the dessert plate on video will be fun. We enjoyed more the intimacy of the smaller room, which signifies relaxation at its finest. Be prepared to have the manager stop by to make sure your evening is satisfactory; it's that kind of place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing dining experience.
    Fab4
    Dined on 3/29/2013
    Amazing dining experience. Our service was great by Orlando and Lenny. Went to dessert bar for an equally delightful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service impeccable, attentive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/29/2013
    Service impeccable, attentive yet not instrusive. staff knowledgeable, helpful, courteous food was cooked to perfection, meal flowed well from appetizer to dessert.. delicious and an entirely enjoyable and pleasant experience..!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Impeccable service and food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/21/2013
    Impeccable service and food with a great wine list. View of the outer beach and Atlantic Ocean a wonderful. Very nice to go out for dinner and actually have a trained wait staff. Have already recommended to many people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best dining experience my
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    Best dining experience my wife and I have ever had. The waitstaff was attentive, knowledgable and extremely friendly. As is standard with most of their guests, after dinner we were invited back into the dessert lounge where we were able to relax and enjoy our coffee and dessert. A+.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had the filet and the N.Y.
    woodyVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2013
    We had the filet and the N.Y. sirloin. Both were excellent cooked rare as ordered. Choice of steak sauce and side. Orlando, our server was excellent. Food and service both top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not one of the 4 people at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    Not one of the 4 people at our table who ordered meat, got the size they asked for - it was off as much as 2 ounces. If you want to be known for cutting at table side - then have someone who knows what they are doing and can cut meat within at least an ounce of what is requested - I really feel that it should be within a half ounce!! If I ask for a 15 oz steak and you cut a 17 oz, you should either recut it or charge me for what I ask for! Made us overly concerned if the steak would be cooked properly. The steaks did all come cooked properly and were delicious. The diver scallops were great as well. The gnocchi side dish were burnt on one side and dry and the $9.00 ceasar salad was good, but hardly any lettuce on the plate.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time in Chatham!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    Overall this is a great restaurant. My husband found it a little too 'high brow' for him but if you want a really good steak with lots of attention in a pretty location, this is the place for you. We went in winter at night so unfortunately counldn't see the ocean which is right across ths street! We also had breakfast here the next day and that was beautiful. Be prepared to spend some $$ as you won't get out cheap even if you don't drink much. So as long as you know what you're getting - a great dinner and a romantic, night out - then you're all set.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Despite being the night before
    JBL247VIP
    Dined on 2/7/2013
    Despite being the night before Blizzard Charlotte, our dinner and breakfast the following morning were superb in every way. The staff at the hotel was consistently friendly and helpful.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic location with very
    Chris
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    Fantastic location with very good food an exceptional dinning room staff and just about a perfect evening out. The oysters where the best I have every tasted. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our waiter was superb (tall,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/18/2013
    Our waiter was superb (tall, black man, had been with the CBI for over 20 years). He was very responsive, professional and knowledgeable, and pleasant! Really enjoyed the experience. We had the Chateau-Briand...better to reduce the size and the price of it...very filling for 'today's couple, who are conscious of serving size.' It was so delicious, yet, too much. Also loved the Olive Tampanade with the Caesar salad. You should not charge a plate splitting fee...this is 'small minded' for salad split,and should not be done. But, this is simply our opinion/advice, since you asked.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Luxurious, pampering experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/18/2013
    We came here off season so I can only speak to what it was like in Winter. Service was impeccable, the food was fantastic and the setting managed to both be very romantic and great for families. My understanding is that the place is insanely busy in the summer season with lots of families, so the restaurant has a small, very intimate side dining room for people who want to dine without children around. We ate here both for dinner and breakfast and both meals were incredible. The restaurant overlooks the ocean and at low tide you can see seals sunning themselves on the sand bars. (Or maybe they were rocks and I was just hoping they were)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a wonderful dinner
    fancythis72VIP
    Dined on 1/5/2013
    We had a wonderful dinner at Stars this weekend.The service was impeccable.Our server Dean was very knowledgeable and helpful about the menu and the wine list. My appetizer of truffle beignets with a sauce was unbelievable. It really was a one of a kind appetizer.My husband thought his oysters were huge and had a fabulous sauce.My lamb chops were cooked just right and had a sea salt covering which gave it a crunchy taste. They were the best lamb chops I have had.Dean said the chef always seems to get the temperature of the meat exactly right for each person. After dinner we retired to the dessert lounge which is a lovely setting to watch the chef cook your dessert.I would like more choices for dessert in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply superb! We have enjoyed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/22/2012
    Simply superb! We have enjoyed many special occasions at the Chatham Bars over the years and our Thanksgiving meal continued that tradition of excellence!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious with Impeccable Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    Impeccable service and delicious food. The service you would expect in the best restaurant while still being comfortable and unpretentious. Beautiful view of the ocean and an amazing dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing dinner. Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/9/2012
    Amazing dinner. Outstanding service. A special place that always lives up to its reputation.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent local seafood. Great
    woodyVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2012
    Excellent local seafood. Great selection of steaks. Excellent waitstaff and hostess. Looking forward to dining there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top notch restaurant - the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/26/2012
    Top notch restaurant - the best in dining... We had an awesome experience. Impeccable service, outstanding food.
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    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Chatham Bars Inn- STARS
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/29/2012
    The Chatham Bars Inn- STARS restaurant was an amazing experience. From the "bacon and eggs" appetizer to the dry aged beef selections for the entree, it was a meal that satisfied all of the senses. The ambiance of the dessert room was definitely the topper( hand made treats made right in front of you by the amazing pastry chef.)!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Despite small glitch when
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/27/2012
    Despite small glitch when we arrived (they didn't have our reservation - they had just "given" our table to another party in error - which they quickly corrected and sat us within a very short time period), meal was exceptional, as was the service in the dining room.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet