Queequeg's

4.6
254 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Nestled on a side street behind the Atheneum, Queequeg’s offers a romantic spot for dinner in a fun bistro setting with an intimate bar scene. The cozy dining room with its warm color scheme and eclectic artwork radiates comfort. Our patio is a fun retreat from the hustle and bustle of town. Owners John Keane and Caroline Montgomery chose the name in reference to Melville’s character from “Moby Dick.” In the book he is described as a good looking young man, in the prime of his life, alive today…we’re sure he’d be a regular. Our menu pushes the envelope of “American Eclectic” and takes you on a culinary voyage that blends home style comfort food with European flavors. Our chef has honed his skills to the point where every bite resonates with love-it-in-an-instant flavor. In the heart of downtown, open year-round, Queequeg’s is the local secret that’s finally out.

Please contact the restaurant directly for up to date hours and availability.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 254 people are saying
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JLP987654321
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, good food, nice atmosphere

HM
HollyM
New England
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our cocktails, wine and food!

KH
KristenH
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not have asked for a better meal! Sean was terrific and food was exceptional! Thanks!

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SEHJ
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food in a cozy setting. The winter menu was pretty tightly curated, but everything offered was very well prepared. The evening vibes were perfect for a cozy March night.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner, ambience, and service

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant. Great service, great environment, and amazing food. Can’t wait to return.

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MonicaF
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal, and the service was terrific!

EK
vipEKC278
New England
28 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food.

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vipFoggyBottom
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Nantucket Bay scallops in a corn chowder as the main course with Dynamite Shrimp and a chocolate molten cake for desert. Where would you rather be on a cold and rainy winter night on Nantucket ...look forward to their reopening in early February 2021!

Thanks to all for a great year despite the craziness!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Wasn’t the usual experience there. Could be that it is of season..too bad the prices weren’t off season. It was a lot of money to spend on a mediocre meal.

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GeorgeV
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went into Queequeg's to celebrate a birthday dinner with a buddy of mine. Had not visited the restaurant in about a year and my return did not disappoint! Sushi rolls made for a great starter and then had unreal Short-Rib and Bolognese entrees. Maria took excellent care of us and served up a variety of cocktails including espresso martinis. Had the opportunity to speak with the Chef as well while we enjoyed dessert. It won't be a year in between visits as I can't wait to return!

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StephenN
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

"An eclectic menu [is] nestled in a nook near the center of the muffin."

Philomena de Nameland

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Ohred
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Malcolm, our server, was personable, fun, and fast. He seated us at the best table in the house. Normally I order seafood while on Nantucket, but the NY strip steak I had that at dinner that (Saturday) night was I think the best I have ever had.

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vipEllenS
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Menu unappealing to us. Food just ok. Would not return. 4 of us and not one of us would opt to return. Have enjoyed other restaurants on Nantucket much more.

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MarinaD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great, service was a little slow

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Good food, but waited for seating preference with reservations which was never accommodated after being told to wait 25 mins so took first seat available. Most likely due obvious new hostess who didn’t know what she was doing. Service was not good either. Drinks took forever, appetizers came out in timely manner, but entrees 1 hour after ordering. When we asked about dessert, server said kitchen is closed. Would have liked to have known that before the kitchen closed so we could have ordered dessert. Overall bad experience for the price.

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JamesD
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Party of 2, we shared the shrimp tempura sushi appetizer, which was delicious. I had the shrimp scampi, and my other half had the salmon curry. Both meals taste good. They were both average size dinner portions. we ended our meal with the chocolate cake which was more like a brownie. The dessert was delicious. The best part of the meal was the AMAZING service we received. We would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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KimP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the outdoor patio with great service and good. Shrimp Scampi and the short ribs were both amazing!

KH
KristenH
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had a delicious meal! I’m so impressed by what they have done with outdoor seating! It felt safe and delightful to eat under the white lights and Nantucket sky.

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vippinkladybug
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Apps and mains were delish. Dessert (flourless chocolate cake) was terrible. It was extremely dry, and the ingredients were not well mixed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is consistently delious. We get exactly what we expect everytime

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NNTTNJ
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Restaurant had a bit of an issue with having everyone with reservations seated during their reserved time. Food was delicious however.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The short ribs 💯. Server was great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Almost 20 minutes from seating until we received water and menus but once we ordered everything was very fast. Food was delicious! I really think they were just very shorthanded

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vipMLM12
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite being crowded, they were fine at social distancing. Food was great and our server was spectacular.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service and food was wonderful. We’ll be going back soon.

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vipMary
Washington DC
65 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So cozy, great short ribs, and good wine!

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vipMumpers1
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always reliable

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vipMary
Washington DC
66 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great short ribs!

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Brownie
New England
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When Kevin Williams is in the kitchen at Queequegs the food is excellent. In fact it was so wonderful I asked the waitress how he did it and he arrived at the table to tell me. That was a generous act!
It was a slow quiet Wednesday night in February with friendly service and cozy ambience and we were delighted. Thank you!

KD
vipKarenD
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been many times for dinner in all seasons and never dissapointed. Great service and delicious food.

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MichelleM
9 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love the cozy atmosphere of this in-town spot. The menu always has interesting and delicious options. Our waiter was excellent.

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TheWardly
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Queequeg's is a nice little restaurant in the heart of Nantucket. It has a limited but nicely balanced menu, reasonable (for Nantucket) prices, with attentive, friendly service. We have eaten at Queequeg's many times over the years and have never been disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We loved this restaurant
We were very well received
the owner is very friendly and advised us on the various dishes

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner and fantastic service. We chose it because of the name. The menus and reviews encouraged us to take a chance. It turned out to be a wonderful evening.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

my favorite Nantucket restaursnt. Intimate, friendly balanced menu. Highly recommend Queequegs.

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vipFoggyBottom
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Brian and JT treated us to a very memorable evening full of surprises and special dishes. Thank you so much for your generosity and we are very lucky to have such a talented chef and bartender on this island!

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vipZigRules
Pittsburgh
14 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Seat cushions broken down and uncomfortable

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MikeS
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I’d give the food a b+ but for the price it should be an A. Service was good. Don’t understand why a supposedly first class restaurant needs a TV flashing away whilst you eat your $35 entree

KC
KatieC
New England
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent evening. warm and cozy on a cold winter's night.

FAQs

Queequeg's is rated 4.6 stars by 254 OpenTable diners.

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.