Straight Wharf Restaurant
Straight Wharf Restaurant

Straight Wharf Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.straightwharfrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 5082284499
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:30pm - 10:00pm Bar open until 1am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Gabriel Frasca & Amanda Lydon
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer an open-air back deck overlooking Nantucket's harbor, seating up to 50, and are open to reserving the entire restaurant for larger groups.
  • Private Party Contact: Allyson McConnell 5082284499

Getting there

  • Cross Street: End of Main Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Unfortunately, no cars are allowed on our wharf during the season, but we are a two minute walk from public parking scattered throughout town.
A word from Straight Wharf Restaurant
This year, Straight Wharf Restaurant celebrates thirty-nine seasons of the beauty and simple luxury of life on Nantucket. Celebrating that heritage, we seek to serve food that speaks of this place and this culture, food you'd like to eat at the beach, re-interpreting summer classics and employing the larder of the land. Our wine list draws from the elegant chardonnay and pinot noir of Burgundy, the spicy syrah of the Rhone, the power of Piedmont's nebbiolo and Tuscany's sangiovese, Spain's mix of the rustic and the new, the old world whites of Germany, Austria, the Alsace and the Loire and the most food-friendly wines of America. We look forward to sharing with you.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Straight Wharf Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
130 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (85)fit for foodies (79)romantic (78)special occasion (77)great for outdoor dining (69)notable wine list (51)hot spot (28)vibrant bar scene (24)good for groups (22)neighborhood gem (20)great for lunch (9)great for brunch (6)late-night find (6)kid-friendly (4)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    The menu was different, but the food proved to be outstanding. Somewhat pricey, but it is Nantucket on the water, after all. The help was attentive and courteous, service was excellent. Great spot for a special occasion or date.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't miss this gem
    kbird
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    It doesn't get much better than dinner at the Straight Wharf. Fantastic menu and wine list. Everything we ordered was fresh and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect dinner.
    bettymom
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Wonderful restaurant in all respects. Not any more expensive than many however better than all! Must have great management because every element of this restaurant is practiced yet fresh, and completely well-done. Beautiful restaurant indoors and out. Delicious, perfect menu with excellent quality food and innovative yet understandable preparation. Warm yet professional first-class staff. The perfection is actually inspirational. You will be very very happy you went here!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    lovesnycresturants485VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The food was excellent. Grilled oysters very fresh. Soft shell crab, swordfish and fluke. All fresh fish and tasty vegetables. The restaurant is not set up for gluten free dining and they didn't seem to be happy about or accommodating to dietary restrictions. A bit frustrating for such a pricey place. Entrees are all around $40. Apps are closer to $20. For these prices I expect better service. It's nice to sit outside the look at the water.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Duchess
    Yummy
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Always exceptional and a favorite for many years! Food and wine and service all a treat to look forward to and remember fondly.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lets have more light
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We went for dinner and enjoyed our meals (halibut and scallop dishes) but a couple of issues stopped it from being the best experience. It was very dark so the single candle on the table makes it hard not only to read the menu but also to see what you're eating. Romantic yes but a little more light would be great. Service wasn't that attentive and we had to ask for an ice bucket for our white wine. With the high pricing we expected a better all round experience but certainly the food & wine were very good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sophisticated water dining
    Sheryl
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Even though we were late they even saved our table . The food was totally delicious. All the seasonings and flavors of the fine herbs enhanced the scallops and did not overwhelm it. The vegetables were perfectly crisp and flavorful.Our server, Sophie, was well versed in the menu, She was very attentive and friendly. And the backup staff were all very professional and had excellent manners. The happy bar scene was located in a different area of the restaurant and the noise was well contained there. Straight Wharf is a must visit while on Nantucket.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great, pricy
    KeenObserver
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Great food and ambience, but very pricy with moderate service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Res4meVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Straight Wharf is as charming as it is delicious, and offers an excellent Nantucket harbor view from the enclosed back patio.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Wonderful Dining Experience!
    Lori
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The dining room reflected the true atmosphere on Nantucket including the ferry puttering up to the porch of the restaurant as we sipped sparkling wine. The scallop entree was outstanding -- one of the best I've ever had. Served with it was a delicious cauliflower puree. I will definitely return my next trip back to the island. Highly reco!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Straight Wharf dining is special
    NicknameVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Our first dinner this season at Straight Wharf was during the Restaurant Week. We had our favorite table with great food, great service, everything was special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • SAM22
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    I've been meaning to get to Straight Wharf for years and wasn't disappointed...the food was among the best I've had on Nantucket. I really liked being able to book/reschedule my reservation online.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible experience
    HokeyVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    This restaurant is not up to the standards set by top of the line Nantucket restaurants such as the Pearl and Oran Mor, even though the prices are similar. Restaurant week was the prior week, and they had the same menu. The tuna in my appetizer must have been left over from the week before as it was slimy and not fresh. My lobster main dish was good, but at least half of my wife's steak was fat and grissel. Although not in this case, the differentiator for good restaurants is often the quality of service. Unfortunately, even if the food had been good, this restaurant would still be second rate because of the poor to average service.
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  • disappointed
    luvgoodfood
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    My husband and I were looking forward to our dinner at Straight Wharf. We were so diappointed with the quality of food. My fluke was tasteless and my husbands sirloin was fatty and chewy.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 76 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 110 reviews are from the Straight Wharf Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Great Everything!
    Thetreatqueen
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Straight Wharf is always a favorite and never disappoints!!! :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great choice!
    SusieQVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Straight Wharf is always a wonderful experience! The food is delicious and the entire dining experience is really pleasant. We sat on the porch facing the harbor. A little too chilly for the porch to be completely opened up but with the plastic dropped and heaters on it was very pleasant. Tables are spaced out a bit do even with two people you don't feel crowded. The food was excellent as always. Mostly seafood but this time we both had chicken under a brick and it was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Was seated right away and
    rockhall
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    Was seated right away and the waitress came right over to take a drink order. She was fantastic, very knowledgeable about the menu and wines offered. Food was superb as well as the service. A bit pricy for every day but perfect for a special occasion or a nice dinner out once in a while. Would definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best dining in Nantucket
    RobAndJeanneVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2013
    Straight Wharf is such an unassuming place that one would be surprised to find the best dining in Nantucket. On the same visit we ate at Toppers (excellent) and the Brant Point Grill (good) but Straight Wharf topped both in terms of inventive cuisine, beautiful presentation, thoughtful service and reasonable prices. We started out with drinks at the bar and were pleased with the generous pour and the easy banter. The bar menu looked great in its homey, informal feel but we were surprised that the restaurant offered a completely different selection and some amazing dishes, certainly on a caliber of the best restaurants in NYC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nantucket Gem
    sammy
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    There is so much right about the Nantucket restaurant scene. Straight Wharf takes it to the next level. The only down side is they are not open in the winter,
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a wonderful dining
    zeker1VIP
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    We had a wonderful dining experience at Straight Wharf. Food was quite tasty and nicely presented. Imaginative pairing of veggies with both fish and fowl. Kitchen certainly knows how to prepare their cuisine. As with all things on Nantucket--quite expensive, but quality is there.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent restaurant!
    Ellen
    Dined on 9/25/2013
    delicious food, highly recommended. Just wish the appetizer salad wasn't so monstrous! hated sending so much back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • one of the better places on ACK
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/22/2013
    We loved this place! Our reservation was at 8:15 and we were promptly sat. We had an outdoor table which was so romantic. The food was fantastic. For appetizers we had the harvest salad which was delicious and the ricotta cavatelli which was equally as good. My husband and I both had the scallops which were perfectly seared. Everything about that night was magical. What a great place to celebrate a special occasion or just to have a good meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a great meal at Staright
    pidge
    Dined on 9/17/2013
    We had a great meal at Staright wharf a few days ago!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Service, delicious food
    SGK10023VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2013
    Our server was very helpful and just right the blend of encouraging without being pushy. The pate to start was perfect. My salad was so fresh and huge. My husband's oysters were beautiful and good and his pasta quite yummy. We were quite stuffed from a late lunch when we arrived, but everything was so good we suddenly found room! We were in the outdoor area with the view of the harbor and it was perfectly Nantucket charming.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best on Nantucket
    Gabrielle
    Dined on 8/28/2013
    Absolutely stunning meal every time I have Bren. You get what you pay for at straight wharf. Service is very good, servers are attentive and knowledgeable - though quite snobby, but that is the norm in the island. Food is the star here - amazing meal and experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, excellent service,
    hhwdsfarnsworthVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2013
    Great food, excellent service, beautiful setting on the harbor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow
    ChrishodgeVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2013
    Best meal I have ever had in Nantucket, and that is saying something.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/26/2013
    I always enjoy the food here. This time was no exception. The watermelon gazpacho is amazing, as is the SWR lobster bake. The space itself is a little dated (feels a bit like a B&B) but there's a nice view of the harbor. Overall a Nantucket classic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/25/2013
    Innovative, well executed menu. Everything was fresh, delicious, seasonal and beautifully plated. The service was outstanding and the view from the deck is gorgeous. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding in every way
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    One of the best meals I've ever had. Everything was perfect, from the knowledgeable and friendly waiter who had fabulous suggestions, to one of the most wonderful meals I've ever eaten. The restaurant is very romantic, right near the water, candlelight, not a lot of noise. Just perfection.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We will not be back this season!
    RegularVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    We requested a table outside, and were not accommodated. It was hot in the restaurant, even on a beautifully cool Nantucket evening. The food and service were fine, albeit slow. The wine list is thoughtfully constructed, but super expensive. I was unable to find any bargains. How about $200 per person for dinner with tip? Wow!
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  • Every year I visit Nantucket
    KathyVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2013
    Every year I visit Nantucket and make a reservation at Straight Wharf. It has never disappointed. Food is always fresh, local, well seasoned, well presented, delicious. Wait staff is always attentive and sensitive to individual needs. Will continue to strongly recommend for those who love fresh, organic food.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bread and Dessert
    Lovetocookandeat
    Dined on 8/11/2013
    The freshly baked bread and the dessert (peach and blueberry galette with lemon verbena ice cream) are a meal unto themselves. Appetizers and entrees were also excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Memorable Dining Experience!
    FreddieVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    Terrific service and an excellent meal from start to finish! Looking forward to our return visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 40th wedding anniversary
    dining4two
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    From the moment we stepped to the hostess stand we were greeted , our anniversary celebration acknowledged and shown directly to a table for two overlooking the straight wharf, Nantucket harbor. The weather was perfect and the wait staff extremely friendly and attentive. The Straight wharf presents a simple but complete menu focused on regional farm or sea to table cuisine. The presentation, preparation and seasoning of the food is delicious and flavors complimentary. Portions are suitable and not over the top. The wine list was complete with per bottle prices ranging from modest to expensive without presenting "ridiculous" choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quinessential Nantucket.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    Straight wharf has been a favorite for many years. The place is authentic and carries the island's DNA. Not part of the heat-seeking trendy moment the island is suffering, but the food can go against any of the "chic-chef" spots. Relaxing, happy, casually elegant dining. Great menu that can please most palates.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Harborside dining at its best!!!
    Omnivoresdelight
    Dined on 8/7/2013
    Amazing food, amazing service...a beautiful dining experience. The menu is seasonal & fresh. The day boat sea scallops were the beat I've ever had! Get a reservation for sunset...you won't regret it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Decent Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/4/2013
    The food was exceptional, my girlfriend and I had a later dinner here and each ordered the Clam Bake (swr clam bake: buttered lobster, sweet corn, chorizo, potatoes & littleneck clams). If I went back I would order the same exact meal. The menu was very limited and this seemed like the best bet, both of US loved it. The desert was also really good. We shared the peach & blueberry galette (lemon verbena ice cream). The service was decent, but it would have been nice if they checked on us a bit more frequently as I would run out of water once in a while. The ambience was great, we were seated inside but still with a view of the harbor, very romantic. Great place to bring your date if you both like seafood
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food even if we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    Excellent food even if we had to wait 'till 9:30 to get in. The "clam bake ", Fluke and harpooned swordfish were outstanding.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Restaurant on Nantucket
    SeriouslyDisappointed
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    Fabulous view of the harbor. The "New England Clam Bake" was absolutely delicious! The peach and blueberry galette is just outstanding! It is worth every calorie!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.