STARS - A Steak Restaurant
STARS - A Steak Restaurant

STARS - A Steak Restaurant

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

Getting there

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

Attire: Resort Evening Attire. For the ladies, resort casual - no pool / beach attire and for the men, long pants including jeans, collared shirt and proper footwear - no shorts.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
STARS - A Steak Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
60 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (48)special occasion (47)romantic (37)fit for foodies (26)notable wine list (20)good for groups (7)neighborhood gem (5)great for brunch (5)hot spot (3)great for outdoor dining (3)kid-friendly (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We appreciate a relaxed pace and don't want to feel rushed when we go out, but to have your dinner order forgotten is a different matter entirely. After close to an hour after ordering, the waiter realized he had not ordered our food and apologized. We did receive our first course a few minutes later. Mistakes do happen, but when they do management should do everything possible to satisfy the customers. No effort was made here. The food was good and the atmosphere was nice, but the price of the restaurant dictates a higher level of service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable evening
    MaryBB
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Wonderful atmosphere, delicious chateaubriand, the freshest vegetables, and very attentive, pleasant waitstaff made for a very pleasurable evening. Expensive, but worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice experience
    Dinewell
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    The restaurant was excellent. The food and service were outstanding. The view from the restaurant was breathtaking.We would recommend this restaurant to everyone.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What and why
    Jesamondo
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    $60.00 steak. You have to be kidding me. I am wondering if it was even a sirloin. Much too thin. Duck was mediocre at best. Foie gras was wonderful. First and last time here. Had to see what the buz was all about. Hard pressed to find a fine dining experience on the cape. Looks like we have to eat in to get a good meal.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • not even close
    alzeVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    very uneven experience. We go here every time we're on the Cape. Service was very off, steak (which is very expensive) was overcooked. When you charge $55 dollars for an entry (and we're ok with that) everything else needs to work. Overall, very disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stars Reataurant
    ltcloggie
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We found the menu somewhat limited and pricey even given the nature of the inn and it's beautiful location. The quality of the steak I had and the scallops my wife ordered was good but we've had better at a fraction of the price.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overpriced
    Overpriced
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This is a pretentious place with a great view. The wine list tells you all you need to know: no French red under $75, most over $100, and some over $1000. This is place where you go to show off and drop a lot of money. The food is bland at best; the steaks are tender but have very little flavor. The service is professional but uneven (we were never offered a cocktail, for example). The dessert (Napoleon they called it) tasted like wax more than chocolate. But the view is great.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mmmm.....ammonia....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Nothing like eating bad, decomposing scallops identified by the taste of a mouthful of ammonium. Yum, yum.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    Celebrating25
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Everything was perfect for our romatic anniversary celebration. The appetizers through dessert were all very well prepared. The pastry chef came out to explain the special dessert of the evening, taking a lot of pride in her work. The steaks were cooked to perfection and the service was unbelieveable. We felt like we were the only ones that our waiter waited on. This restaurant is worth every penny for that special evening. And believe me, it was a lot of pennies.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TomD1063
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Outstanding in all respects. It has become out annversary celebration dinner spot whne on the Cape.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Scenic view with great food!
    BarbaraNaplesVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Beautiful dining room looking over Pleasant Bay. Wonderful steaks cut to order at the table. Good wine list. Lovely, quiet place to dine where you can actually talk with your dinner companions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went For Steak, Got Lobster Instead
    LocalFoodie
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Stars is known for its steaks, but I succumbed to a tempting lobster flambé which was artfully prepared table side. Great choice! My friend ordered the surf & turf special--good steak as expected; less expected was the shrimp (excellent) and the scallops (large but with an off taste). The salads and sides were good; dessert (chef's surprise--small almond cake with coconut creme) was just so-so. The beautiful (and relatively quiet!) setting and attentive service (except for a delay when we were ready for the check) enhanced the evening. Not an inexpensive experience but treat yourself anyway!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Starry night
    PoqualVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Wonderful evening with a beautiful view of the moon shining over the water. Steaks melted in your mouth and were cooked to perfection. Service was pleasant but slow for a restaurant that wasn't quite full. Coffee was cold and potatoes could have been warmer. Best crab cake I haver ever tasted,all crab with a tangy sauce. Oysters were tasty.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Truly outstanding!
    cheeriosVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    It is great to see how the restaurant scene on Cape Cod has improved over the past 10 years. STARS brings things to a new level! Double up on the Lipitor and don't miss it!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Almost A 5
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Had a great time for my anniversary. Great food and view and ambience. Great service too but the one reason I give it a 4 is because I asked for an 8 ounce steak and the guy cut a much bigger steak and charged me for it. Will definitely remember that
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elegant dinner with a view
    fancythis72VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My husband and I had a wonderful anniversary celebration at Stars. The service was impeccable. The food was outstanding. I had the lobster flambé which was cooked table side. It was fascinating to watch him cook and explain what he was doing. It was delicious. We had the chef's surprise dessert which was different types of chocolate with a smoky and spicy taste. We also had a window table so we watched the moon rise over the water. It is a great place for a special occasion but it is expensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nicely done
    YpsidinerVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Service was great, the food was varied and really good. My wife had a roasted lobster that she really enjoyed. For me, they had a couple of vegetarian options for me to choose from.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fine dining working at being more
    JiminHouston
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We have been to Chatham Bars Inn-STARS on a prior occasion, so we knew what to expect. It surpasses all other local Cape Cod attempts at fine dining, no question. It is very good, but it still needs to polish its effort a bit more. We would expect a better variety from the bar (good as it is), and a bit more in the way of sides. Like I said, it is very good; it just doesn't make it to "spectacular" for me.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We stayed at the Chatham Bars Inn and ate at the Stars for dinner the first evening. Everything was first class...view,service,food. We also ate brunch there on 2 days and that was superb also. It may seem pricey to many, but the experience was well worth it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Dinner on the Cape
    CapeCodJCB
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    My husband and I wanted to take out my son and girlfriend to a special place since both will be going off to college in the Fall. We were planning to visit friends on the Cape last weekend so we made reservations for this past Sunday and were not disappointed. Everything from the friendly service of their staff to the food--which was fantastic--made this an unforgettable evening. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • STARS is a shining star
    StarWine
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We dined here to celebrate my husband's birthday while on vacation. We both thought the entire meal was outstanding. The tenderloin steak was the best we've had, and we have dined at some of the best restaurants around. Usually there is one food item that is a standout during a meal but everything we ordered was wonderful and cooked perfectly, from the wine to the potatoes to the fish and steak, and dessert. The service was polite and attentive, also. Truly a special, impressive night, and worth every penny.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The food and service at Stars was wonderful. Our waiter Orlando has been serving guests with perfect service for over 24 years. They cut your aged steak to you liking right at the table.The Bearnaise is the best we have ever had.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant sucks
    mammieVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Would never recommend . The duck was cold and the food does not own up to the other reviews. Much better restaurants around. We ask to call for car service and refused because we were staying in a different hotel. Totally rude would never stay in that place. It has gone down hill.
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  • One of the Best
    SouthshoreDiners
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Nothing negative to say about Stars at the Chatham Bars Inn. The service was top notch, and the food was fantastic. Really nice setting with a view of the ocean. We had tenderloin steak from the meat cart that they bring to your table. You tell them how many ounces you'd like and they cut it and weigh right there. The steak was cooked perfectly per out order. I recommend the Nepoleon for desert. You'd have to see and taste it to believe it. It's a little pricey compared to some restaurants on the Cape, but well worth it, and a great place for special occasions, or if you're trying to impress a special person.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • dinein
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We went to CBI for our 15th anniversary last year and it was so good we decided to do the same again this year. Cory was our waiter and although he was new to the position he gave us great service and was very attentive. We would highly recommend a romantic evening out at this restaurant
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    JFoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Best crab cake and best tuna tar tar we have ever had (seriously). Steaks cooked perfectly and mouth watering. Hubby said French onion soup was unbelievable. Complimentary Cauliflower soup course was so delish would have licked the bowl had it not been such a fine establishment. All sides ordered were delish. No competition. Wish this restaurant was closer to home!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special night
    Luv2eatcapecod
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    My husband and I chose Stars to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. We were not disappointed. Our appetizers and entrees were delicious. The crab cake was so good I wish I had ordered two! My husband devoured his steak and shrimp combo. Best of all, the staff went out of their way to make our dining experience a special occasion. It was a very memorable dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 33 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.7
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 210 reviews are from the STARS - A Steak Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Great dinner
    Dupon99
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    This restaurant has a great ambience to it and the food is terrific. Also a beautiful view of the bay.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Ultimate in Fine Dining
    DrJohnVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    If you want the ultimate in food coupled with an almost 'over-attentive" wait staff, this is the place. Gorgeous view of the Atlantic Ocean. We had the Chateau Briand. It was cooked to perfection and very, very tender. A bit pricy but well worth every morsel. The trip from South Yarmouth to Chatham was well worth the drive. If you do not appreciate this restaurant, you do not appreciate fine dining in the truest sense of the word.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous everything
    Winemedineme
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    This was one of the best meals ever! The service was impeccable, the food luscious. Can't wait to come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Chateaubriand was fabulous! Everything was delicious, highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    wonderful
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    The Chatham Bars is a truly wonderful dining experience! Great place for an anniversary dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed with the service.
    Disappointed
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    While the food at Stars was very good, the service was lacking. We asked to be seated near a window but we were seated no where near a window. The hostess did not try to accommodate our request at all. Our waiter did not welcome us to the restaurant and did not introduce himself. We had to ask for bread to be brought to our table and for our water glasses to be filled. For a four star restaurant, this is not the level of service that is expected. In general, the food was very good but we were very disappointed in the service.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Distint Chef
    RenanVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    The meal was good, but the Chef made the difference on the up grate the meal.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely experience
    chathamdiner
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Loved the food, ambiance, and especially the view of the ocean! The service was fantastic as was the food, would love to go back soon!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Season's Opening Weekend
    F00d13
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The ambiance and view are spectacular. We ordered rib eye medium rare, by the ounce, as it was offered. Unfortunately, the beef was medium. The manager removed the charge from our bill but, we would have enjoyed the whole evening more if the entree had been prepared as ordered. The onion rings were spectacular. Our wait for food was very long. It was the season's opening weekend which probably contributed to that as well. We will certainly try STARS again with the hope that the issues have been worked out.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced
    E123
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The view was great and the food was fine for what it is, but not at all creative or interesting. You could get two good meals elsewhere for the prices.
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  • Special occasion
    CapeCodder
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Celebrating a significant event at a five star was my choice......first class service with prices to match....pleased with the choice
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Night
    Eats
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Great location, attentive staff and spectacular food: pretty much sums up STARS. Great for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best On The Cape
    Sammy
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    A warm welcome, gracious service, excellent food, artfully plated. The room is beautifully appointed, casually elegant, with spectacular views. The service is very attentive, somewhat proper but not at all pretentious. Our server was quite knowledgable and paced the meal to our rhythm. And the food was truly spectacular. Vegetables from their garden, sauces that enhanced rather than overwhelmed, prime meats, seasonal seafood. Our desserts were artwork. A very special experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.