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
97 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (74)special occasion (59)romantic (56)neighborhood gem (29)notable wine list (25)vibrant bar scene (7)good for groups (4)late-night find (4)hot spot (4)scenic view (3)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Great food
    4lbs
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    Great food on the island - the pierogi and halibut were out if this world. Fluke not as much but overall a great meal and experience
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NO NEED TO GO TO ORAN MOR ANYMORE
    SNOOZE
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    THE SERVICE WAS QUITE AWFUL. MUST HAVE BEEN THE WAITRESS'S FIRST WEEK ON THE JOB. SHE POURED THE WATER ALL OVER THE BENCH BEFORE OUR LAST GUEST SAT DOWN AND I HAD TO MOP IT UP. THEN I HAD TO REQUEST A TOWEL TO PLACE ON BENCH CUSHION. NEEDLESS TO SAY HE GOT SOAKED UPON ARRIVAL. NO APOLOGY, NO OFFER TO SWITCH TABLES. GAVE US THE WRONG BILL AT THE END OF THE EVENING....WE WERE FOUR PEOPLE AND SHE GAVE US THE TWOSOME'S NEXT DOOR. NO APOLOGY. FOOD WAS FINE, BREAD DELICIOUS. THERE ARE SO MANY GREAT SPOTS ON NANTUCKET, DON'T BOTHER WITH THIS PLACE.
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  • Get the tasting menu!
    CupcakeMama2
    Dined on 8/13/2013
    This was by far the best dinner I had while visiting Nantucket for a week. We ordered the 8 course tasting menu and it was heavenly. Each course was better than the next! It included 6 savory dishes, a cheese course, and a dessert. Our waiter, and other staff, were very friendly and attentive while also giving us privacy to enjoy our dinner. The next time I visit Nantucket I will definitely be eating here again! Make a reservation early if its in the summer cause they book up quickly!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    FoodiefindVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2013
    The food and service are above par. Our meals were so thoughtfully created and delicately plated like artwork. The fish was so fresh and the dessert was incredible. Our waitress, Theo, was such a professional and so friendly that it made our dinner perfect. We came to the island just to eat here because it's consistently delicious and has excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was my second year at
    KathyVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2013
    This was my second year at the restaurant. It did not disappoint. Best dinner on Nantucket. Food was creative, well seasoned, delicious. Ambience is creative and comfortable. Wait staff was attentive, friendly, and professional. Will continue to highly recommend this restaurant.
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    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion
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  • Truly outstanding
    AnonymousVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2013
    From aggregates of reviews, it is often difficult to differentiate the truly outstanding from the very good. We went to three upscale dinners on Nantucket, and this was by far the best (even the beet salad and chicken were perfectly prepared with complex flavors) - comparable to the very best meals we have had in Boston or NYC. We had two small children with us, and the narrow staircase and quiet environment were not child-friendly.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but that's all.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2013
    We arrived with only 4 out 6 of our party, since the other 2 cancelled last minute. The hostess showed her displeasure and set the tone for the evening. Our waitress was unfriendly, the dining room was exceptionally quiet and uncomfortable. However, if you are interested in dining alone or with one other person who doesn't like to have a conversation, the food is excellent. We shared the baby octopus, the fluke was perfectly cooked as was the lamb chops. The desserts we ordered were also very nice. We shared the chocolate hazelnut torte and the blueberry cornbread with lemon curd. I never write negatives but the overly unfriendly staff earned this one.
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    fit for foodies
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  • A perfectly adequate place.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    A perfectly adequate place. Just a disappointment given its rating as one of the better Nantucket eateries. I can think of scores of better places (of a similiar kind and price point) in much less upscale locations throughout the country. If this is truly among the best in Nantucket it is no reccomendation of nantucket as a culinary location.
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  • Wonderful, again
    fattylikesfood
    Dined on 7/28/2013
    My wife and I ate here last year and made it a special point to eat here again this year. I'm sure we will eat here at least once every time we visit Nantucket. It is very conveniently located a block from the whaling museum bus stop and has a great bar for a drink while you wait for your table. Inside it is full of charm, small rooms with 4 or 5 tables each. The food is outstanding. We tried the pork belly appetizer and it was phenomenal. My wife got the herbed chicken and I had the special of divers scallops. They were cooked perfectly and the presentation was lovely. You have to pay for food this good, and it is Nantucket, but it is not unreasonable and you will not leave hungry because you will eat every bite.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Charming and unpretentious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    Had a lovely meal on our first evening in Nantucket. Wanted to book a second night, but there were no table available. Will return on our next visit.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Class Act
    Jack
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    Very pleasant experience with romantic ambience. Servers are obviously well trained and professional. Best table in the house is the one outside balcony table which affords privacy . Food quality was very good although appetizers were pretentious in the artistic presentation with minuscule portion. Ordered French wines by the glass which were overpriced but better than average. Overall, definitely recommended despite minor quibbles.
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    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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  • Stop pushing the appetizers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    Food was good; not spectacular. Ambiance is very good. Tired of getting the appetizers pushed on us because 'it's going to take 20 minutes to prepare the meal". That's ok I can wait. I choose not to stuff myself such that I can't eat another bite.
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    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • heavenly
    liza
    Dined on 7/23/2013
    Thank you for our third straight year of fabulous food, service and setting. My husband and I have enjoyed our annual "date night" on Island here, having stumbled across the sweet outdoor space for two three years ago by chance. We look forward to visiting Nantucket each year, and now especially anticipate our night out without the kids to enjoy beautifully plated food-- so simple but each flavor counts, and the wine is always perfect. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent sea bass entrée;
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/22/2013
    excellent sea bass entrée; best we've ever had on the island.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a wonderful meal! My
    MegL
    Dined on 7/21/2013
    We had a wonderful meal! My sea bass was out of this world. The burrata appetizer was also excellent!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    JayO
    Dined on 7/18/2013
    Brought my wife to Nantucket for her 40th. This place was the best dinner we had on the island. The food was fantastic one of the best meals I ever had in my life.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food
    erin
    Dined on 7/16/2013
    My fluke was very good. Try it. Husband s duck just ok.
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  • Another Great Meal
    JRWKVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2013
    Yet another fabulous meal....fresh food, menu is always changing depending on seasonal options...and flavor profile excellent. Also, drinks and wine to die for.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extremely Fine Food
    DEBO
    Dined on 7/14/2013
    We had dinner at Oran Mor on July 15. The appetizer (braised pork belly with sauces) was outstanding. My wife had the lamb chops which were perfectly prepared and I had the halibut special which was excellent. The waiter was very informative and attentive. We both highly recommend Oran Mor!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Looking for the best?
    connbates
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    This was definitely one of the top five meals of my life. Great little rooms, hardwood floors, low light. Good service - water, bread came at the right time, servers were nice but unobtrusive. First stop - cocktail for me - the cherry-spice rum concoction - handmade, original, fresh - wish I knew the recipe - it was delicious! Appetizer - mushroom 'pierogis' for me - a misleading name - these were the lightest, flakiest most delicious apps ever - included beer, cheese, other (onion?) - just a perfect combination. Bottle of Peay Chardonnay for the table - perfection (I'm overusing the word but there's no - perfect - synonym). Coffee and doughnut ice cream? How do they do that?? Delicious, unique, could not end any better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • We loved the small attractive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/10/2013
    We loved the small attractive rooms for dining. I had the swordfish which was one of the best I have ever had. We also shared the lobster salad which was fantastic. Will definitely return again...especially to try the desserts.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lousy Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    We have been to Oran Mor many times and it's one of our favorite local restaurants. The wine list and menu are impressive--however, our recent service was terrible. Our appetizers were excellent---however, we waited over 45 minutes for our entrees. The waitress apologized for the delay, explaining that the kitchen was "backed up", but two tables nearby finished dessert before we got our entrees (they arrived after us). Opting to share a cheese plate for dessert , another half hour went by before that came out---and we cancelled the order. Overall, the food was excellent, living up to our expectations, but the poor service made it difficult to enjoy. A restaurant of this caliber should be able attract the finest staff available--
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Dinner
    JaredL
    Dined on 7/3/2013
    Absolutely fantastic food, must try the tasting menu next time.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    Luvack
    Dined on 7/3/2013
    OMG, a haven for Food Snobs! We had the Foie Gras and the bass followed by some yummy lemon dessert. The wine selection was incredible! Our seating was the best in the house under a window near the bar (request it if there are two of you or should you be solo). It was such a pleasant experience that we slipped in the following eve for a late night dessert ... Expresso martinis and chocolate! No, I'm not embarrassed to say it was total decadence! Make your reservations well in advance to assure you can get in at your preferred time! I suggest dining early, they get busy, busy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/1/2013
    We enjoyed returning to Oran Mor. The food was great and the service attentive. The main disadvantage was the tiny table and cramped seating arrangement.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food and service
    carpediem
    Dined on 7/1/2013
    I can understand why this restaurant was the number one rated on another trip advisory site - every bite of food was filled with flavor - cooked to perfection, seasoned perfectly with great presentation and service. Try the duck or the lamb and sausage.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is our favorite restaurant
    Yummy
    Dined on 6/30/2013
    This is our favorite restaurant on Nantucket, but we were disappointed in the noise level coming from the other tables. This hasn't happened in previous visits, but I guess some of the customers had too much to drink!
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    scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The swordfish dish was the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/24/2013
    The swordfish dish was the best thing I have eaten in years. It was that good!
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Above expectations
    FoodiefindVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2013
    The food was amazing, way above any restaurant we have been to in a long time. The chef is extremely talented, and it shows in every meal that came out. It was exceptionally delicious, and this restaurant is my new favorite. I will find excuses to come to Nantucket just to come back!
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Divine meal at Oran Mor
    Debs
    Dined on 6/19/2013
    This is one of the best restaurants my husband and I have ever been to! The fish was extremely fresh, the salads and breads delicious. It has an attractive, homey atmosphere-located on the top floor of an old Nantucket house.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    ASperlVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2013
    One of the best meals my husband and I have ever had. Hands down. Excellent service in a very comfortable, unassuming atmosphere. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Flawless
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2013
    Always a perfect experience at this Nantucket gem. Flawless food service and ambiance guarantee a wonderful evening.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brilliant and Interesting ....
    bluemoonbobVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2013
    not normally words associated with a restaurant ... but this is a truly wonderful experience. I know we did not discover it, given all the reviews and its Zagat's ratings .. but we will make sure other do. Charming hostess and staff and the owner/chef did everything possible to make our dinner experience very special ... go if you can!
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative Food
    Jean
    Dined on 6/11/2013
    Oran Mor has a small funky space on the second floor of a 19th century building with tables crowded together. The food was very imaginative with a fun presentation. For appetizers we had rolled up pork belly that was very crispy and also a noodle dish with a deep fried coddled egg on top like an Easter egg in a nest. When I cut into the egg, the yolk ran down over the noodles. My entree was stacked swordfish steak with a creamy sauce that set off the fish. The waitress recommended wine that was an excellent pairing with the entree. The creative food and funky atmosphere made a very fun evening.
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    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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  • wedding anniversary
    GRammayumyum
    Dined on 6/11/2013
    GReat place to celebrate a wedding anniversary. Delicious food; good service; fine ambience. Try the perogies - yum!!!
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    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Almost perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 6/1/2013
    Another great meal. The pasta carbonara was unbelievable. Had the lamb that has been on the menu before - was slightly overlooked and lacked layers of flavor that I had remembered. Might be time to get inspired by a different recipe.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Overrated, go to Galley Beach
    SurprisedVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2013
    My wife and I were recently on the island and decided that we needed a date-night to ourselves. I scoured reviews on OpenTable and Zagat and was impressed with Oran Mor, but that's where our good experience ended. The scallops were flavorless even though they came highly recommended by our server. That was a trend throughout. Lots of promise, little execution. Even my gin cocktail was watered down. Service also lacked the implementation that should be expected. When we asked for S&P our waitress immediately started cracking pepper all over my wife's dish even though she just wanted salt. You never to just ask for one. I recounted our story to a local friend. He replied, "Should've asked me first, I would've never sent you there."
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  • Super dining experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/26/2013
    We truly enjoyed our dinner here. Our server, Eric, was helpful with the menu and provided outstanding service. Recommendations include the roasted cauliflower soup, the egg carbonara appetizer, the pork chop entree, the rabbit entree, and the halibut entree. Will definitely come here again!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/24/2013
    Fantastic restuarant. Fantastic service. This place is truly wonderful. I suggest you get a reservation.
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  • Oran Mor has been a favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/22/2013
    Oran Mor has been a favorite of ours for years, the upstairs restaurant is always charming and romantic with great atmosphere and outstanding food and service. A true gem.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.