Stars – Chatham Bars Inn

4.7
383 reviews
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At Stars, enjoy stunning panoramic views of Pleasant Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Seasonally inspired cuisine rooted in the bountiful harvest of The Chatham Bars Inn Farm to create Cape Cod’s premier dining experience. Steeped in history with Norman Rockwell’s “Spirit of America“above our fireplace. Stars is a culinary occasion that will excite the senses with unique preparations, an award winning wine list and refined, personalized service.

Attire: Resort Evening Attire. For the ladies, resort casual Please no pool or beach attire and for the men, long pants including jeans, collared shirt and proper footwear. Shorts are not permitted.

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New England
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic all around. Some of the best seafood I have ever tried. Would like to see an updated menu online in order to reference everything we ordered

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Naples
18 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You cannot find a nicer place to dine in Chatham - wonderful service, great food, beautiful views. Just the best.

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DK
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wait staff was attentive and friendly. the food was delicious and was plated beautifully.

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New England
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very fresh - they clearly utilize their local farm as well as the abundant fishing industry. Tuna crudo was straight from the boat. Service was top notch.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a lovely and soecial night! The service was great, the food amazing!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very professional staff, great food and drinks, attentive service

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was outstanding. The staff were very attentive. The view was beautiful.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Angel exceeded every expectation. And we really enjoyed the complimentary bites at the beginning and end of our meal.

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LT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s Day

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We had a horrific experience. It took almost two hours to receive our food, and we had to send the rare steak back to the kitchen. Drinks were wrong, music too loud, repeated requests for service. The worse part was the GM who was defensive and unapologetic! This was our last meal at CBI.

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Our server was great. But food was not enjoyable. Completely underwhelming given the surroundings

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

We were there for Christmas Eve as we have been for the past three and we were totally ignored by everyone after we were seated until another server heard us speaking about the fact that no one had acknowledged us and we were 10 minutes in. She quickly realized and started to take care of us when another waiter jumped in and sort of apologized for being late. He hastily tried to take care of us and was not on point. We never got bread till after the appetizer, which might I add is way to late but because the butter is that good, we still enjoyed! I also paid 22.00 for a dessert wine that was practically a sip. I spend a lot of money there all seasons and this was my first real disappointment, honestly! So very disappointed, might have to pick some where else next Christmas Eve.

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SJ
New England
55 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a delicious meal with excellent friendly service at a very quiet Stars on a December Saturday evening. The menu is somewhat limited, and our initial request of the ribeye for two was no longer available, but the grilled Wagyu strip loin was wonderful with a lovely combination of flavors. The prices are very high, especially when selecting from the wine list, but it is a great place for a special occasion. And the Chatham bars inn was beautifully decorated for Christmas, with even a train encircling a gingerbread Inn and fish pier.

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S
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, great reception, truly fine dining.

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H
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stars is always an elegant treat - we love the style and ambience of the restaurant and the care that the staff take to make you welcome and special. The pace is unhurried but efficient, the setting overlooking the sea is unforgettable. We were entertaining an elderly relative - we appreciated the consideration shown to him - he is a long time guest of Chatham Bars nd the restaurant. We all four were delighted with our choices of food, beautifully presented as well as delicious.

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New England
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Had a lovely evening with my wife around your tasting menu with wine pairings.

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KB
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an outstanding experience
Our server was so attentive, ambience delightful
Pleasurable evening

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MP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding, creative, prefix dinner. The Chef and staff were amazing.
A perfect evening

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New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was very well prepared. The vegetables and greens are grown at their farm, so they are super fresh and tasty.
The only issue I can find is that the menu is limited. Other than that, Stars is a very good Cape Cod option.

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HM
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 3

The service and attention to detail and the view is amazing. Unfortunately, this is where it ends. The food is grossly overpriced and is not prepared well. $51 for two very fatty lamb chops. My wife sent her Sea Bass back as the fillet was under cooked, over salted and broken apart. She then got the risotto which was also under cooked with an almost raw runny egg. We also got the sea scallops app. Which was almost inedible as it was so salty and there was only two scallops for $25. They did provide a small desert as it was my wife's birthday but somehow that was also over salted. I would not recommend this place. At over $200 for two people you expect perfection but sadly that is not what you get. Go have a drink at the outside bar (if you wait in line long enough) but go someplace else to eat.

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R
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Let me begin by saying that I never write negative reviews and maybe this was an off day. We had high expectations for Stars and were so so disappointed. First of all, don’t book via Open Table Bc they will not give you the good seats with the nice views. When we arrived, the restaurant was empty and we asked to be moved to one of several open window tables and were told that it wouldn’t work. It was confusing and at first, we gave them the benefit of the doubt. Perhaps it was booked months prior or reserved for a proposal or anniversary. No. After speaking to the people eventually seated there, we discovered that the prime window seats remained open for people they thought were more worthy. We each got three courses and the meals were small, overpriced and disappointing. Raw bar, starter and entree. We had truly enjoyed Twenty-Eight Atlantic at Wequasett the night prior and everything about that experience was better. I am not sure if this Stars is under new management but with the poor service and not great food..I wouldn’t go again.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have celebrated our wedding anniversary here at CBI/Stars for over two decades.
It is the highlight of our Chatham vacation.
If you are looking for that special night out to create beautiful memories, this is your destination.

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CH
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an incredible experience! Chef Jenkins and the wait staff went above and beyond to make it an unforgettable occasion. The food was perfect with just the right portions. This should be on everyone's bucket list to experience.

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DT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Not at the level of the hotel or a resort that type.
Asking to pay for bread!!!!!!!!!!! Where are we?

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DT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Not at the level of the Leading Hotel of the World. Food average, expensive and the bread needs to be bought! A shame for such hotel level and price.

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LG
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful anniversary dinner—service was amazing and attentive in just the right way!

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Service and ambience was fine but food was not the quality I would have expected for the price. I often dine at restaurants in this category and usually the food is amazing but the food here was just ok. The portion size was tiny. My husbands dessert was two bites worth of food. They also charge $7 for bread for the table which is absurd. I would not ever come back to this restaurant again.

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MG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were excellent. Staff went above and beyond to make us feel special on our wedding anniversary. One of my favorite places to dine on the Cape!

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DJ
New England
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

While the quality of the food was very good the portion sizes do not warrant the extremely high cost. We knew the prices would be high when we made our reservations but 3 scallops for over $30 is excessive. The service was excellent and we were fortunate to have a window table to enjoy the view.

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AD
Charleston
140 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The room overlooking the water creates a nice ambiance. There is a great wine selection. The presentation of the dishes is just beautiful. Everything was delicious. Yes, somewhat expensive but that's to be expected. The service was incredible and they all made our birthday/Anniversary celebration very special.

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CB
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Beautiful venue and the service was good...but the food definitely did not live up to the price. Although we'll most likely be back for a drink on the veranda overlooking the harbor, we'll most likely end up eating dinner elsewhere in the future.

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SS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stars was awesome. The Chatham Bars is amazing. The view, food, service was incredible. Can’t wait to go again.

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JS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Very limited menu and food just ok. Portions were skimpy and had to pay for bread. Nice view but food not worth the expense. Would not return.

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R
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply splendid!!! Had the ribeye for two , best steak I’ve had in a long time !!!

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New England
18 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 4

The restaurant is beautiful with amazing views but it must be under new management. The food was excellent except the portions were so small that my husband actually went to the outside bar and ordered a taco after eating his dinner. My husband ordered the quail and I ordered the seabass. The food was excellent but the portions were more in line with a tapas restaurant. In addition, they now charge you $8.00 if you want rolls with your dinner. I ordered a glass of wine and the waiter poured approximately 3 ounces into my glass. I actually thought he got distracted and forgot to pour in the rest. It was our anniversary and at the end of the meal the waiter delivered a plate with the words Happy Anniversary written in chocolate with two small gingered sugar squares. It was almost insulting and even the waiter looked embarrassed to be delivering it. They used to give you a piece of chocolate cake to split for your anniversary. If you want excellent views, a romantic setting and delicious food and appropriate portion sizes, I suggest you go up the street to the Wequassett inn.

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CF
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was excellent and the entire dinner experience was lovely. The cocktails, amuse bouche, and main courses were outstanding. An expensive night out, but worth it.

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M
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chatham Bars Inn alone is a trademark of cape cod. It’s an institution that manages to constantly evolve and redefine itself - the Stars restaurant is a prime example. Excellent menu selection and variety, thoughtful and carefully crafted dishes that are built upon local roots and designed around the produce grown on their own farm.
Great service and a very good wine program add to create a memorable experience every time I have been there.
I am not affiliated in any way with property but I have been part of the upscale/luxury restaurant scene for a long time (and consequently know what I am talking about....)
You will find a remarkable service culture throughout the resort, working like a well oiled machine without being mechanical. The staff makes everything look easy and comfortable for their guests. Worth the money and highly recommendable!

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Weekend with my daughter.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. It’s our favorite spot to go out on a date while on the Cape. Go early and get a drink in the Adirondack chairs on the lawn. Our server was friendly, knowledgeable, and just a delight to be with. Highly recommend this place. It’s worth it. Every penny.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

Schlechtes Preisleistungsverhältnis, die Qualität der Speisen wird dem Ambiente nicht gerecht, eher kleinere Portionen und überteuerte Preise; kann in Chatham zweifelsohne besser essen als im Stars

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