Brant Point Grill at the White Elephant
Brant Point Grill at the White Elephant

Brant Point Grill at the White Elephant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.brantpointgrill.com/
  • Phone: 5083251320x
  • Hours of Operation:
    BREAKFAST DAILY:8:00am to 11:00am
    SUNDAY BRUNCH:10:00am to 3:00pm
    LUNCH:Monday - Saturday, 11:30am to 3:00pm
    DINNER NIGHTLY:, 5:30pm to 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Thomas Pearson
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Two private dining rooms are available, Ivory Room & Sun Room. Please call for availability
  • Private Party Contact: Mark Holland-Leggieri (Mleggieri@niresorts.com) (508) 638-3431x
  • Entertainment: Live local entertainment in season
  • Special Events: The Sunroom, Ivory Room as well as the Terrace can be booked for private events. Seasonal restrictions and noise ordinances apply. Please call us, we would love to help you celebrate!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Walsh and Easton Street
  • Public Transit: We are a 5 minute walk from the transportation hub in town.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have a parking lot accross the street. There is also street parking with no fees, however some seasonal limitations apply.
A word from Brant Point Grill at the White Elephant
Brant Point Grill has been highly acclaimed as Nantucket’s premier steak and seafood restaurant. With a spectacular harborside setting at the landmark White Elephant hotel, Brant Point Grill is a sublime setting for dining al fresco on the fully heated Harborview Terrace or inside the beautiful dining room.
Executive Chef Tom Pearson offers a daily raw bar menu, native lobster arriving fresh every day, and US prime steaks grilled to perfection. Zagat survey described the restaurant as *“…an idyllic setting right on Nantucket harbor...excellent seafood and steaks, and no one complains about the exquisite views.”*
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Brant Point Grill at the White Elephant reviews from OpenTable diners
105 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (77)great for outdoor dining (72)special occasion (59)romantic (45)fit for foodies (33)great for brunch (28)kid-friendly (24)good for groups (24)great for lunch (20)notable wine list (19)neighborhood gem (11)vibrant bar scene (7)hot spot (5)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Good but not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/2/2013
    The food, service and atmosphere were all good. What was disappointing is that it was not at all what they claim to be or what others have written. It is a hot spot on the island and there is clearly reason why. But there are plenty of places on the island that will not kill your pocketbook and you will eat well. I would not miss this if you have a chance to visit but do not make it a priority.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive and Meh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    The food was fair, the service middling, the hostess was not to be found when we entered, then was impatient and ended predictably with rudeness. Not worth the price.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing Lunch
    finediner
    Dined on 8/27/2013
    I would never recommend this restaurant. While it does have water view, the service was poor (and the restaurant was not full); the food was overpriced ($28 for pieces of iceberg lettuce, 4 slices of cucumber, 2 tomatoes slices, 1 egg, 2 crumbles of blue cheese, and 3 shrimp (which I added to the ChopChop salad--the shrimp were excellent). I should have just ordered the shrimp cocktail. My daughter ordered a salad with au natural chicken breast, which she described as chicken croutons--again, these items were not satisfying. The only one happy with their meal was my 8 year old who had two mini hotdogs for $10 and fresh fruit. I travel a lot/eat at many top-rated restaurants (4 and 5 star). This restaurant was extrememly disappointing.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Noisy wedding, otherwise good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    But for a very noisy wedding separated from the dining area by a flimsy curtain, this would have been rated much highly.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Greattttttt Place!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    The food, service and ambiance was incredible. The outside bar was great with a beautiful view of the harbor. We had drinks and shrimp at the bar before dinner. The shrimp were huge and perfectly cooked. We recommend you make a reservation in advance, but either way this place is worth the wait. We recommend if your on Nantucket go toBrant Point Grill!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great lobster, great view.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 8/19/2013
    Had the clam back for 2 and the food was excellent. The view was very nice from the deck. It's worth the price and would definitely go back if I'm in Nantucket again.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/18/2013
    Got lucky with front row water view. Food and service was very good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • David M
    DaveVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    The best restaurant in Nantucket. Easy fast and always good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, ambiance; noisy
    ackdiner
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    I dined over the weekend with two friends. Our party was originally two, but they were able to accommodate us and add one more no problem-shocking for a busy Friday August night! The food, as always, was excellent. My only complaint was that it was a bit noisy, although I guess that's to be expected, and our table was situated in such a high-traffic area that my chair kept getting bumped into.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Major Disappoinment
    TomS
    Dined on 8/4/2013
    First of all, this is the first review I've ever written about anything, but one which had to be written. After hearing about The White Elephant hotel for years, our party of 4 looked forward to dining at Brant Point Grill. What a huge mistake! Maybe we had the second string staff on a Sunday night, but all of our meals were bland and overcooked. The waiter should have brought a manager over to our table to at least give them the opportunity to speak with us and perhaps make amends, but that didn't happen as he seemed more interested in rushing us out the door. I would like to think this was a rare occurrence for such a high end resort and am hopeful that management will be more attentive to what's happening on their floor.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Terrific dinner at the Brant
    travelingirlVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2013
    Terrific dinner at the Brant Point Grill. Arrived early for a 6:00 reservation to enjoy the harbor view from the outside bar. We were seated promply at 6 and the service from there on was impeccable. The chateaubriand for 2 was cooked to perfection, our companion's filet mignon was delicious as was the veggie entre. The wine list was extensive and had great choices. We ordered wine by the glass and it too was very good. The tempo of dinner was just right and we had plenty of time to enjoy dinner and make the 8:30 ferry back to Hyannis. I look forward to a return visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing this year but
    KennVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2013
    Disappointing this year but the view and ambiance trump all when it comes to lunch. We did not have an opportunity to have dinner.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This season, Brandt Point
    KennVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2013
    This season, Brandt Point disappointed mostly on service issues. I refer to lunch only, which we ate no less than 5 times. Service, usually stellar with such wonderful servers such as Ramon, was lacking (we did not have the opportunity to be served by Ramon.) Must be a new chef, although we did not ask. That said, the view and general ambiance is worth the slight comedown in other areas and we would continue to return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the manager...
    bethVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2013
    Manager and the staff were so accomodating! My friend and I were given the royal treatment as we celebrated our birthdays. Everything was delicious and the service was friendly and kind. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, great service
    Randyc
    Dined on 7/21/2013
    The food was generally quite good, the atmosphere was laid back and inviting, and the service was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expected a lot more
    cmaduri
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    While the ambiance was very nice overlooking the water, the food left a lot to be desired. The two appetizers were both incredibly bland and the lobster and cod paella was also very bland. Everything else was fine, the staff was attentive and the setting is picturesque but the food unfortunately was not up to par.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • EXCELLENCE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    It was our first time and me and my fiance' had an excellent experience. Thank you so much
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I went to this restaurant
    MandyobVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    I went to this restaurant before a few years ago, it was excellent, not any more! We arrived at 8:20 for our 8:30 reservation. Upon arriving we were greeted by the WORST LOUDEST band playing in the bar. Hostess area was empty. We waited 5 mins to be told to go and wait in the bar area until 8:30. At 8:35 we went back over, new girl now and waited 5 mins before she got off the phone etc and then she said it'll be a few minutes. The main restaurant was EMPTY except one couple and the outside area was not full either. Eventually she brought us to our table which was nice. Our waiters were good, the food was good too. The original hostess was having an argument with two diners as we were leaving! Maybe it was a bad night for them.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beautiful Harbor View
    JoycebentlVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2013
    Lunch at the Brant Point Grill is always a treat! Beautiful view of the ships coming and going, excellent service, and tasty culinary selections. Just a short walk from downtown and very near to the Brant Point Lighthouse. Enjoy a wonderful breakfast, lunch or dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoy a Nantucket Gem!
    stenroVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2013
    I wanted our last night on our first Nantucket vacation to be memorable so I booked at Brant Point Grill. Service is impeccable from greeting to seating to check.To start, we shared the homemade ricotta and flatbread which was great. My wife and I each had 2 lb. steamed lobster. Not only is it cooked perfect but it is served with tail split and claws cracked. That leaves you with minimal work and maximum enjoyment . My sweet potato fries were outstanding- crisp on the outside (which you never get) and tender and sweet inside.The sommelier even helped choose the right 1/2 bottle of wine, given that my wife was getting asparagus. The chocolate layer cake shared for dessert was good (but not outstanding.) Overall, a worthwhile expense.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bland food, overpriced
    AckVacationer
    Dined on 7/9/2013
    Wanted an amazing dinner out. Was extremely disappointed in the food. Crab legs had no flavor, must have been previously frozen. Heirloom tomato salad had hardly any dressing and little flavor. Lobster had no taste. Could not believe you could get such mediocre food at such an 'upscale' place. Would not recommend.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A truly memorable night in
    luv2dine
    Dined on 7/8/2013
    A truly memorable night in Nantucket! Great food served at a leisurely pace by an attentive wait staff. The covered outdoor dining overlooking the sailboat filled harbor is not to be missed! If you are lucky enough to get to the "far away island", be sure to dine at BPG.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/30/2013
    Very nice restaurant with a beautiful view located in a very charming hotel . Staff was very friendly and courteous. One of my vegan and glutten free friends at the table made a special request with a pasta dish on the menu and the chief was ver accommodating to her request which is not always possible in certain restaurants. Food was good. Overall pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, food not so much
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    Service was fantastic but the Fluke dish was really executed poorly. Great location on the harbor and very kid friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service, Selection, Quality,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/27/2013
    Service, Selection, Quality, BPG had it all together. Usually its a good meal, get the check and go home. Stayed for dessert and a very slow 21 year old scotch. Very memorable experience. What dining should be.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classy but not stuffy - great food!
    MichaelR
    Dined on 6/20/2013
    The Brant Point Grill is classy without being stuffy, perfect for a date or a dinner out with friends and family. The menu is sophisticated enough to satisfy those with discerning taste but simple enough that everyone in your party can find something they'll enjoy. Ate their twice during a 2-week stay and would recommend highly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second fiddle
    Rickran
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    The Brant Point Grill is the restaurant within the White Elephant Resort. When there is an event on site, restaurant seating is in the dining room while the event is on the veranda. The views to the harbor are obscured by sheer draperies to create privacy for the event attendees (in our case on Saturday...a wedding). Noise levels were excessive once the dancing began and the DJ cranked-up the music. Restaurant dining is a clearly a secondary income source to the banquet events. There are too many restaurants focused on the diners to consider this restaurant for our next trip.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wedding season
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    We always enjoy Brant Point but be sure to inquire if there will be a wedding reception going on. We didnt and ended up inside do I g instead of outside on the beautiful porch. Same food and service but not the usual experience we look forward to.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Warg44
    Dined on 6/13/2013
    I had a rib-eye steak. Pricey, but very tasty. I wouldn't normally be so extravagant (cheaper restaurants can make a good steak too), but this was a special event. The wife and I had a great meal and went home happy. One other note -- it was raining when we finished dinner, and the Grill gave us a free ride back to our hotel. Very courteous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good, not exceptional
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    Food was very good, service was ok. We ate in the indoor dining room while watching a private party in the outside tent. Found that to be distracting and disappointed that we had not been told that we would not have access to that area of the restaurant. The view overlooking the harbor is a highlight of this location; diners should be told that the view is not available when booking. Prior to dinner, stopped at the bar for a drink and that was a very positive experience. Excellent bartender. As a guest of another White Elephant property, we had a coupon for a 15% discount. No where did it say that it excluded meals served during restaurant week. Understandable, but that exclusion should appear on the coupon.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just wonderful - from the
    PATNLN
    Dined on 5/30/2013
    Just wonderful - from the food to the service to the ambiance!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • over priced
    Anne
    Dined on 5/29/2013
    Excellent service...food was good but not worth the extra price....nothing wrong...just over priced for what you get.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food wad good. Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/13/2013
    Food wad good. Disappointed that the harbor view was hidden by an enormous tent. There was no view!
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • we culminated a wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/28/2013
    we culminated a wonderful daffodil weekend with brunch at the White Elephant. It was outstanding. We hope to make this an annual event.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This will be our last time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    This will be our last time at the brant point grill. Our waitress was like a robot. The support staff was friendly, but in attentive. The did not ever check In with us. The food was very good, but all else was lacking. There are too many alternatives on the Island. The "music" from the lounge just encouraged us to leave as soon as the meal was done. It seemed to be geared towards individuals in their 80's- awful! I'm the first to provide a positive review when warranted- Brant point is over priced and over hyped.
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  • Beautiful view, great food.
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    A beautiful setting and a great table with views of the harbor started our evening off right. The service at this restaurant was terrific. Attentive staff without being on top of you. The room is a bit large but the lighting was nice and made it feel intimate. Our meals were incredible - exactly what we expected, nicely cooked, not clever or over thought. Oysters, Roasted Bone Marrow, Caesar salad, Grilled Lobster, Surf and Turf - all excellent. The house Martini's are also worth mentioning...a twist on a classic with Lillet. Overall a very nice evening with great food.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    Service was outstanding. Food was nothing special, and for those prices I expect great food. I was having a dinner overthere, not impressed. I heard that brunch is excellent..
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Six of us went to the Brant
    Ackislander
    Dined on 12/2/2012
    Six of us went to the Brant Point Grill for breakfast on a major tourist weekend. We needed an early reservation so our friends could make the noon ferry. The BPG has plenty of widely spaced tables in a heated "tent" overlooking Nantucket Harbor, and breakfast a la carte is available before the buffet opens. We chose from the fairly imaginative menu and were pleased with the pastrami hash, Nantucketer omelet (lobster), and the Huevos del Playa (shrimp and eggs more or less Veracruz style). In addition to good toast, we had a cornucopia of delicious small pastries. Coffee was good, and both latte and cappucino were available. The breakfast potatoes were pedestrian at best and not up to the rest of the meal. Service was very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our group of 5 people were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/30/2012
    Our group of 5 people were disappointed in the food and ambiance. This was the weekend of Nantucket's Christmas Stroll and we felt that they took advantage of the people visiting the island and dining at their restaurant. They charged 75.00 per person for a four course meal. We were never told that it was a fixed price or a fixed menu when we booked our reservations nor were we told when we were called to confirm our reservation. The food was mediocre and not worth the money. We felt that we were taken advantage of because it was the holiday stroll. In addition, we were seated on a tented patio and heat lamps were hanging from the ceiling. People who either too hot or too cold depending on which direction the heat lamps were pointed
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • If you return to a place on
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/30/2012
    If you return to a place on a regular basis, that speaks for itself. Best view on the island!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate