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Met On Main

4.5
101 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
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The cobblestones of Nantucket’s Main Street is home to the MET Restaurant Group’s fifth location, MET on MAIN. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a lively back patio, perfect for post beach cocktails. MET on MAIN, a European café with an island flair focuses on both simply grilled and creatively prepared dishes using the highest quality ingredients available including an abundance of Nantucket’s homegrown vegetables and the island’s fresh, local seafood. The core menu has some of the MET’s signature items but also features bold flavors that arouse thoughts of tropical retreats. The eclectic cuisine encompasses Asian, Mexican, Polynesian, and American flavors. One of the highlights of the menu is a tartare & raw bar. The Tartare Bar is the MET’s answer to sushi and offering anywhere from six to ten selections. The restaurant seats 70 people with additional seating on the patio.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Daily: 7:30am - 11:30am; Lunch: Daily: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(508) 325-5111
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Erik Senfors
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Federal Street
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined on October 8, 2017

Ate their chicken special on Monday night. The grilled chicken was tastless .The fried was served burnt. They took back the fried which came out in ten minutes , naturally everything else was cold. The fried was tasteless and simply bad although not burnt. Did I mention their was only one other couple abt it took forty minutes to burn the chicken

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vipKenn (New England)
4.0  Dined on October 4, 2017

A really terrific lunch overall. It keeps getting better and better. A little slow on wine delivery and waiter had a poor attitude until I asked him to send the Manager over to the table. He never complied with that request but Service and pure kindness exuded for the remainder of our meal. We all have bad days and we must all learn to internalize.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on September 22, 2017

A bright spot when on Nantucket during a tropical storm! What a delightful meal we had, great wine, superb service. The rice bowl with tofu is delicous, as is the clam chowder and burger. A perfect meal on a dreary evening. (PS, I agree with the suggestion to do a shrimp or chicken option with the rice bowl. I love tofu, many do not, and a pity some might miss this amazing option.) We will be back when on island.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 19, 2017

Had a lovely dinner. Staff was extremely attentive and friendly. Best clam chowder! Definitely recommend.

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viplisab (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on September 4, 2017

The best things about Met on Main were a delicious Cauliflower appetizer and the Sweet Shop Sundae. Otherwise, none of us loved our entrees which were served on wooden boards (cute but not practical). The waiter and owner checked on us regularly but the attention was not enough to offset slow bar service and mediocre food. All in all a disappointment on a slow night.

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vipFlavorseeker (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on September 2, 2017

This is consistently a good spot and the outdoor patio in back is quite magical. Their outdoor furnishings are very comfortable - not always the case in other spots - and the lighting and the addition of a fire pit make it one of my favorite outdoor dining spots for ambiance and comfort.

The food is reliably good and the servers are consistently friendly, attentive, and helpful. A recent bowl of clam chowder proved to a real winner. Creamy (without that overly thick, gloppy texture that some chowders develop) and very flavorful. The fried clam garnish was a nice touch. A large green salad with kale, pumpkin seeds, carrots and broccoli was far more delicious than expected. I mean, I like all those salad ingredients anyway, but they candied the pumpkin seeds, and bound it all together with a wonderful green goddess dressing. Make someone try it who thinks they don't like kale salad. It could convert them. Get the avocado toast, but ask the kitchen to make sure they toast the bread more than usual. Otherwise you will eat around the delicious, crispy edges and be disappointed when you get to the interior...which hasn't really been toasted in my experience (multiple times).

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on August 12, 2017

Great location and friendly staff don't make up for overpriced bland food.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on August 7, 2017

Menu was very limited but very unique items!

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vipFlavorseeker (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 6, 2017

Really enjoyed our lunch on the outdoor patio in the back. Our server was great; friendly, helpful and kept an eye on us to make sure we had everything we needed.

Our food was delicious. The rice bowl had great flavors. I would encourage the chef to offer it with other proteins instead of just the tofu option. It would be wonderful with chicken, pork or salmon too.

My avocado toast with burrata was listed under appetizers, but once I added the optional tomato/corn addition and the lobster, it was a pretty substantial portion and a meal in itself. I did get extreme sticker shock at the $44.00 final price and wish I had asked first what the "market price" for the lobster was. I know it's summer in Nantucket...but still. It felt a bit overpriced. Thank goodness it was delicious.

The biscuits....are nothing less than perfection. Order them. You're welcome.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 6, 2017

Exceptional service (Jorge) and fantastic food. We went at the perfect time (noon on Sunday) sat outside and were offered our choice of options from the brunch menu, bar bites, and the lunch menu. Everything was delicious. Got the Nutella French toast, huevos rancheros, onion strings, and lobster mac & cheese. Bloody Mary options were a fun touch, too. Can't say enough good things about this place.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0  Dined on July 14, 2017

I have dined at Met on Main about 5-6 times when I have visited Nantucket. The food is consistently good, but the service is questionable. The last two times I have sat at the bar the service has been down right horrible. This past Friday was the worst! My niece and I were virtually ignored, we asked for popcorn as an app, as we were famished when we got there and it came out 45 minutes, with the meal! I asked several times for it and was told that the kitchen was so busy they couldn't do "courses", I mean it was popcorn. They did comp it, but I even had to chase down the wait staff for the check, we were there for almost 2 hours for 2 sandwiches and some popcorn. The service was similarly as bad at the bar last Summer. I had customized my salad a bit, and my friend's came out the same way, she tried to send it back and got an eye roll. My suggestion is to sit at a table and not the bar when you go here, as the service is much better. I love the food here, which "almost' makes the horrific service worth it.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on July 11, 2017

Kitchen was backed up because the weather was not conducive for a beach day. We sat outside which was a lovely spot. The waitress was not attentive. We received our starters and entrees at the same time. She offered to get another glass of wine for my husband but not for me. Then I had to ask again when I had ordered it. My kids requested burgers without cheese. They forgot on one, clearly scraped it off and brought it back out. The burgers fell apart-not packed/shaped well. We had to ask for napkins and utensils when the food cane out. The food was good despite the wait.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on July 2, 2017

Ate outside on patio. Pretty. Food was good. Service average. More of a lunch spot than dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
1.0  Dined on July 1, 2017

The worst service, and the restaurant was nearly empty. We ordered the avocado toast which was raw stale bread- we told the waited and he simply shrugged his shoulders... and still charged us!!!!

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vipBetteMc (Richmond)
3.0  Dined on June 29, 2017

We ate outside. We tried several dishes and they were all very good. I just thought the place could be cleaner. Seemed sticky. Bench seats were messy. It was pretty expensive for lunch too. But the food was terrific.

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Sarah (New England)
5.0  Dined on June 28, 2017

Met on Main was lovely! We sat outside and they had heaters for when the air cooled down. The food was good and the service was great. Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable. We will definitely be back.

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vipDrGLT (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on June 25, 2017

We had a superb meal, served with style! The service was by far the best we have ever experienced.

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vipLeen (New England)
3.0  Dined on June 17, 2017

They have a great little Bloody Mary checkoff menu but the drinks appeared and they lacked substance (thin watery). The crispy calamari tasted liked it was reheated in a microwave. I've had brunch there and was pleased with the offerings and environment.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on May 19, 2017

Great back patio seating area and good place for lunch to catch up with friends. Good food and wine menu.

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vipnycsarah (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 4, 2016

Great bistro food when you are looking for something a little more casual walking around Main St. We went for Sunday Brunch for Stroll and it was perfect. Our server was friendly and attentive. Would definitely recommend.

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