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29 Fair, Nantucket, MA

29 Fair

3.8
3.8
109 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Charismatic celebrity chef and entrepreneur Todd English, whose food empire stretches from Boston and New York to Los Angeles is bringing a new vibrancy to the Nantucket restaurant scene for 2009 with his very popular Figs name. English’s accomplishments are so many that it sometimes seems there must be three or four Todd Englishs but the accolades are all for one ultra-talented and dynamic chef. Recently named to the James Beard Foundation’s Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America, English has been the recipient of innumerable other awards. The bold and complex flavors of his justly famed rustic Mediterranean cuisine are on the menu. Located a short stroll from Main Street, Figs has three separate, romantic candlelit dining rooms, each with original brick fireplaces, exposed beams and antique sconces all located in a building that dates back to 1709.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Thu–Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (508) 228-7800
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual

What 109 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.8
3.8 based on all time ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 2.6Value

NoiseModerate

109 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Very odd experience. Have been here once before and it was fabulous but this most recent time was very unpleasant. We waited for over 10 minutes before any member of staff approached us despite having a reservation and waiters constantly walking through the room. Eventually there were so many people waiting to be seated that the hostess emerged and, looking rather confused and flustered, attempted to seat us while two tables of people walked out and warned us not to stay since they had been waiting over an hour for food. We reluctantly sat and saw diners getting up to serve themselves water and fetch utensils, so after 15 minutes of sitting with no one approaching us we just got up and left. A disappointing experience overall.

    1 person found this helpful

  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    It seemed a very off night for what we have heard about this place. I don’t know if the restaurant was extremely short staffed or if something else had gone awry but we waited 30 min to get a bottle of wine, one of the girls at the table was continually bumped into by employees, several members of the staff were rude/unapologetic.

    1 person found this helpful

  3. Foodies24

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The fresh fish (Salmon) and salads were extremely good and cooked to perfection! The ambience is charming, warm and quaint. The problem was with the servers and very poor management. We were rather shocked at the lack of organization and attentiveness not only our table of two but others around us also experienced. The right hand didn’t seem to know what the left hand was doing. For example our server didn’t inform us of any dinner specials but then couple next to us were. When asked about it she said, “The chef did not tell her about any specials.” The table between us and another couple was broken down and removed — only then to be brought back a few minutes later which was a bit of an interruption. The staff seemed unhappy and at odds with each other so it was very uncomfortable at times. Overall the food is great but the management/employees needs much improvement.

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  4. Anonymous123

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Horrible experience over Christmas stroll. Waited 15 minutes just to be seated when the restaurant was completely empty. The waitstaff was extremely overwhelmed by just a few tables of people. The food was practically inedible and made us very sick after. Not to mention us and the tables around were given the wrong checks multiple times. Highly do not recommend!

    1 person found this helpful

  5. Testtaccio

    New York City

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    New chef and there during Christmas stroll which means exceptional volume of people. Friendly staff but slightly overwhelmed by the non stop grind of Stroll weekend. Limited menu for stroll. Food was tasty but not exceptional like the previous chef. Example, lobster bisque didn’t have the one large piece of lobster I would have expected. Would go back during non stroll to see the what the restaurant is really capable of.

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  6. DonaldS

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We arrived at the restaurant on time and was promptly seated. This was then followed by at least 20 minutes before anyone acknowledged our presence, and then only because we flagged someone down. The ordering process was a challenge and several dishes were delivered incorrect. Wine was opened in the back and poured into existing glasses which is a faux pas in fine dining. The place was not that busy but the limited staff seemed to be very overwhelmed with the process. When we asked if the two steaks being delivered were medium rare or medium well, the server responded “I don’t know”. Very disappointing evening - food was fairly good once it was corrected, but not a service experience that I would want to repeat.

    1 person found this helpful

  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant was empty - just our table. But the good and service were outstanding. Really a memorable meal.

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  8. SarahC

    Greater Boston

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a lovely dinner at 29 Fair following the Nantucket tree lighting on Main Street. The dining room in this circa 1709 historic inn was not much warmer than the frosty outdoors, but we warmed up eventually with some help from an electric space heater. The menu, recited to us by the chef, largely consisted of his suggestions based upon what he had on hand to be prepared according to our wishes. There was no beer, but the wine list offered appealing selections at a variety of price points. To be honest, at the outset, I thought we were in for a disappointing evening, but our entrées came to the table fresh, hot and beautifully presented--filet mignon with creamy mushroom risotto, Nantucket scallops, and a papardelle bolognese, all three delicious. The chef offered a made-to-order crème brulée, but we all had enjoyed our dinner so much that we had no room left for dessert. This dining adventure left all of us in good spirits and feeling welcomed and satisfied. I would recommend 29 Fair to anyone who is looking for something other than the same-old same-old--although, if you go during Nantucket's off season, do bring a sweater.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Wonderful Thankgiving dinner

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  10. LeslieH

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience and food was delicious! Chef made us feel very welcomed.

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Google Map for 29 Fair

29 Fair St, Nantucket, MA 02554

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Nantucket
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Thu–Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
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