Embargo

4.7
279 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Embargo is open and is the place to be on Cape Cod, featuring a chic and sophisticated atmosphere with amazing food and handcrafted cocktails. Our menu features dry aged steaks cooked to perfection, mouth watering tapas, and of course, fresh local seafood. Each meal becomes an event when shared with friends and family!

PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO HIGH DEMAND, we do not guarantee reservations for outdoor patio seating. Tables are sat on a first come, first serve basis. If you have a reservation and request outdoor seating, you may endure a brief waiting period. All reservations are held for 10 minutes and will be considered cancelled without a phone call. Please also note we only take reservations for dining tables only.

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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
What 279 people are saying
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4.8
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EmEss
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Embargo has a wide and varied menu and the food is excellent. The only -- and very important -- consideration for patrons is the noise level when there is some sort of entertainment taking place. So it is important for anyone who goes to dinner there as a social event, that is, who wants to communicate by other than sign language, to go early on nights when there is entertainment, like a band, karaoke night or some such.

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vipfoodie
New England
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, and the food was delicious! we got the fried chicken sandwich and the
steak tips, plus the martinis were awesome! can't believe we have never been there,
can't wait to go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating to a large group! Excellent staff and food

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vipBeachgrandma
New England
68 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here. We will definitely return!!! The energetic vibe greets you as you walk in the door. We chose to sit at the bar which was busy and lively. Our bartender was witty, personable, and on his game. He was exceptional! The cocktail list is fun and I opted for a watermelon martini, light and not too sweet. My husband enjoyed a different cocktail. A wide and varied selection of tapas is key to the menu. We wanted them all, but decided on seared scallops, Wagyu sliders, artichoke flatbread, and steak tips. Yes, we got a to-go box! We learned there is music most nights, adding another dimension. There is also outdoor seating to "people watch" busy Main Street. Embargo is open year round. Lucky us! We're returning with friends.

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Jake
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last night of our Cape vacation, had several selections from tapas menu all were excellent as was our cocktails.

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EmEss
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

It is hard to give a one-to-five star evaluation properly because the food -- both quality and choices -- is excellent but the noise level when a small band is performing is brain shattering. If you are dining with friends and don't know sign language do not -- DO NOT -- go on a night or at a time when there is live entertainment.

Otherwise, Embargo is delightful with a very interesting menu and top quality dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and very good service

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donG
New England
14 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A reliable favorite with excellent food

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JasonM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Hostess was great. Server was nice but never checked on us - we had to ask other staff for drinks, bread, etc. Everything took a long time. Food was good. We sat outside - no way we couldhave eaten inside - it was way too loud. Would have been better with a more attentive server.

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Boss
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday celebration with large group.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife was in heaven. The kids loved it especially the little jazz band. My picky teenage niece also ate. Food service and atmosphere were perfect!

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KathyL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous! Everything we chose off the small plate menu was delicious. We are outside on the patio which was nice too.

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Emily
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great atmosphere, tons of drink options and super good tapas

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CoreyK
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The service was great. They were a little behind so we did have to wait for our reservation (this was due to a power outage so no blame) they said they would call or text when they were ready allowing us to walk around outside a bit. The waitress was great, had a wonderful attitude and was more than happy to give suggestions. Will definitely go back.

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tmsz
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the Tapas very much. We are wine drinkers and the list was limited but good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michelle bestest server ever! Food was fantastic! Loved the Lobster Mac and the short rib app. Singer and guitarist only added to a great experience. Highly recommended you check this place out.

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SydneyD
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I had been here as a kid with my family so I brought my boyfriend this time and it was perfect. We spilt tapas and had a great time.

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ElissaF
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great happy hour! Tapas were delicious and the service was excellent

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vipAllyson
New England
13 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A great spot in Hyannis for drinks and dinner. We sat at the bar and really enjoyed our drinks and time there.

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vipScottL
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful last evening of our honeymoon spent having great food in a fun atmosphere.

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DeniseS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Outstanding service, good sized portions, tasty food but nothing special for the price.

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RobertB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BOOK IT!!! I promise you won’t be disappointed. From the host to the wait staff, the entire staff was friendly, helpful, and prompt. Ambiance does not match the location. This place feels like a big city restaurant/ bar. It was perfect for our 10th anniversary dinner.
The food/ drinks are AMAZING!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, nice live music (Thursday eve), very good food, excellent service.

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vipJessica
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to dinner last night while on vacation. What a fabulous restaurant! Marissa, the bartender, made the most delicious cocktails. She was incredibly friendly, knowledgeable, and welcoming. Then we sat outside on the adorable patio and had one delicious plate of food after another. Definitely give this place a try. You won’t be disappointed.

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Sara
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fun place for dinner, great food and drinks. Our server Blake was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent. Everyone was working so hard especially the bartenders keeping up with post covid lack of help. We really enjoyed and will be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. The food, service, and vibe were all outstanding.

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cacAyer
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is ridiculously awesome here, and the wine list is great - but to do it right, its quite expensive. It is certainly the kind of place I cant afford to go to often - but I really enjoy it when I do. Artichokes, lobster ravioli, lamb chop lolly pops - all top notch, as was my coconut creme brulee dessert. I love tapas, and this place does tapas great. The bar scene is also great!

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Rebecca
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!

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karens
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service , food and live music. Loved it.

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LyudaK
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place!

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Jaimed
New England
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is very good. I love tapas because I like to try a lot of different things. The mussels are amazing, as well as the lobster ravioli. Tuesday’s the tapas are half price all night! And oysters are half price before 6pm. The service is wonderful and attentive without being overbearing. I highly recommend Embargo!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere are amazing!

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Cmer
New England
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and drinks! It was a little loud but it is a bar atmosphere.

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vipWinelover
New England
36 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bonus live music on Thursday evening. Waitstaff was great and food was delicious!

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Hali
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Great recommendations and service from staff

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JackieA
New England
10 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy hour prices are amazing. Food, drinks, and service were all outstanding!

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DebG
New England
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most favorite restaurant!! Great food, ecletic menu, wonderful attentive staff and service. Terrific ambiance and totally clean and well maintained.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to be out to dinner again and everything about our experience made it a perfect night. We ordered A salad (which was huge), items from the raw bar, and several tapas .... all were delicious.

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LyndaS
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is such a unique place in Hyannis well-established for many years and a great option for a different dining experience. Staff is well trained been consistent and it’s just a fun way to share foods with friends.

FAQs

Embargo offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (508) 771-9700.

Embargo is rated 4.7 stars by 279 OpenTable diners.

Embargo does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/embargo/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.