Oran Mor Bistro
Oran Mor Bistro

Oran Mor Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.oranmorbistro.com/
  • Phone: 5082288655x
  • 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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Oran Mor Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
96 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (73)special occasion (60)romantic (58)neighborhood gem (35)notable wine list (26)vibrant bar scene (7)hot spot (7)late-night find (3)scenic view (3)good for groups (3)great for outdoor dining (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Brilliant
    newyokohamaVIP
    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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    • 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
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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.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great
    PamAlaVIP
    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.
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    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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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 51 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 264 reviews are from the Oran Mor Bistro reviews archive.
  • 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
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    • 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
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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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  • Great meal using local produce
    JLL5VIP
    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
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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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  • 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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    • 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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    • 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
  • Great Meal
    Anne
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    We had a wonderful meal here...tastes were vibrant...perfect...
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • everything was wonderful....service
    tomandpaula
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    everything was wonderful....service attentive but not overwhelming.....food great......atmosphere quaint and very "nantucket'......i would recommend it and i would definitely come back for more!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always outstanding
    betsybob
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    This is the fifth Thanksgiving dinner we've had at Oran Mor and each experience has been outstanding. Wish we could afford to eat here more often. Inventive food, beautifuly prepared and presented, with a wait staff that is attentive and knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Always a treat to dine here.
    urdinerVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    Always a treat to dine here. The food and service are wonderful. This has to be one of our favorite places to dine on the island.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing!
    JulesAlmand
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    One of the best meals of my life! The Fig Burratta was exquisite and the chicken was outstanding! Finished my meal with the doughnut holes! My only regret is that I couldn't eat them all! Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • oran m'or
    lapetitechat
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    Delicious meal and wines.4 courses served at just the right times and right portions. One of the best restaurants on Nantucket.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nantucket gem
    QinT
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    What a wonderful restaurant! This was the first trip to Nantucket for myself and my husband and we truly loved the island. This restaurant, as well as others, impressed us with its commitment to becoming self-sustaining by using foods from local farms, etc. Oran Mor Bistro not only used these local foods but the chef used them in very innovative and creative ways without "overdoing", thus mixing so many flavors that they were indistinguishable and one doesn't know what he or she has eaten! How fortunate you are to have such a great chef! We enjoyed every minute of our 5 days on the island and hope to return in the near future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner Restaurant Week
    ChocoholicVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    We totally enjoyed our dinner and finally, we found a restaurant that offered a great menu for restaurant week. Outstanding homemade Burrata, risotto with scallops and duck! The dessert was excellent as well. The service was attentive. The only negative was that we were sitting so close to a noisy table--one woman with a rather loud voice. Not the restaurant's fault; although, some of the tables are very close together.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very unique spot......food
    sideboj5
    Dined on 9/23/2013
    Very unique spot......food was great...........one of the best locations on the island.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful meal
    pidge
    Dined on 9/19/2013
    We had a fantastic dinner at Oran Mor...great service, food, and wine. Our table was near the bar which detracted from the over all experience of the restuarnt whic became very loud and crowded toward the end of our meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Oran Mor has been, and remains,
    Edward
    Dined on 9/18/2013
    Oran Mor has been, and remains, one of the finest restaurants anywhere. The food is superb and the quality of service outstanding. Nantucket has many fine restaurants, but Oran Mor,depending on the day, is either number one or number two.
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  • The food was perfection. The
    LandP
    Dined on 9/18/2013
    The food was perfection. The service was the finest we've had in recent memory, quick and attentive in a subtle, unobtrusive way. We wanted a special evening for our anniversary, and we certainly found it. We will definitely make a reservation at Oran Mor on our next visit to Nantucket and will recommend it to our friends.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Intimate room in a hopping bistro
    CapedinersVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    Located on a quiet street within steps of the ferry dock, Oran Mor is an unassuming, quietly elegant spot with a lovely menu. Our interior dining area was initially a little claustrophobic, but we were soon delighted to be removed from the lively bar scene, and could see that it would be particularly cozy with the fireplace in action on a winter's night. The wait staff was attentive, and professional, despite an awkward moment of dropping glasses and plates. My Nantucket fluke was especially tender and well-presented, as had been the capacious green salad preceding the entrée. We would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/12/2013
    Very nice except for folks on cell phone at a nearby table
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.