Stars – Chatham Bars Inn

4.5
461 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
At Stars, enjoy stunning panoramic views of Pleasant Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Seasonally inspired cuisine is 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 delight the senses with unique preparations, an award winning wine list, and refined, personalized service.

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

Please be aware there is a 24 hour prior cancellation fee of $50.
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Carecare
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Stars was not available so they moved us to an outdoor restaurant. It was too cold so they moved us into the bar. Our kids bought us a bottle of wine for my birthday but the manager took credit for giving it to us.

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DavidM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing place. Never been treated so respectfully at any other restaurant like this before. It's pricey but was absolutely worth every penny.

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JsNorth
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

We were not offered a wine list, just the one pager which felt very odd to me as I watched other tables receive their lists. The menu had very limited options, and the food itself was less than average and not cohesive, except for the scallops appetizer. I do wish I checked it prior but our prior experience was incredible. The service was also not attentive and felt abrupt and unwelcoming. We also had the sirloin, burrata and tomato, duck and ordered multiple desserts. The kids menu was the same menu from the resort and not at all special. We were trying to recreate an amazing experience from 5 years ago and unfortunately were not able to.

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Chuck
New England
13 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice
I’ll like better when it becomes “Fine Dinning”, men in jackets and NO young children‼️
Hard to dine in an excellent restaurant in Chatham without the souls of children Too bad to spend $250 with one glass of wine and have to listen to small children
Need more ADULT ONLY restaurants in Chatham

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Daniel
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Really mediocre. Crudo appetizer was so heavily sauced that the fish was completely overpowered, the clam chowder was served lukewarm, and the sazerac cocktail was so laden with ice and Absinthe or Herbsaint that it tasted like watered-down sambuca.

Service throughout was really distracting. Repeatedly asked for drink orders before we were given a drinks menu, and started setting cutlery for the main courses before we had finished our starters.

Some highlights with the duck main and mango cheesecake, but overall the experience was far below expectations.

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RobO
New England
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible dining experience and wonderful staff! The food and dessert were delicious. Five stars - we’ll be back!

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MariaR
New England
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going here for 25 years. Exceptional service and food providing a lovely dining experience. The ambience and view are unparrelled

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FranS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic dinner. Service was attentive and the food was amazing.

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vipKateG
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Went for my husband’s birthday, and had a lovely meal -
So many fresh, inventive options on the menu. Cocktail menu was a bit sparse but the wine list more than made up for that. Incredible oysters, local cheeses, garden-fresh salads to start. The charcuterie plate was hit and miss… the prosciutto was the best we’ve ever had, but the njuda was in oddly hand-formed patties that looked like raw chorizo…. they may want to rethink that plating. We had the gnocchi and “striploin” for dinner - the gnocchi were handmade which was lovely, but they were a bit too dense and chewy; the steak was overdone and we had to send it back, but the replacement was fine and the waitress offered us a glass of cab while we waited which was nice. The view can’t be beat, the ambiance is upscale without being stuffy, and the food was yummy. We’ll be back for sure.

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vipCraigM
New England
14 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, service, and view in the Stars dining room.

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KarenO
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The ambiance was exceptional. The waitstaff efficiency and very pleasant. The selection of food options was limited. The food was good but for the first time did not really excite me. Still one of the “go to” places on the cape.

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vipMelissaD
New England
17 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner from start to finish! Impeccable service and a beautiful setting. We will be back!

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vipBenny
Cleveland
85 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This was our first visit to Stars in a few years. The menu was rather limited but the food was good. The service was rather slow and our server was a bit inattentive.

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JillC
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing service, food and views.

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RobertF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view was amazing, and the food was spectacular. The staff was attentive.

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Chula
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stars is worth the money and it is the only place at CBI where you can make a reservation. Highly recommend it!

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Bostonxeat
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Food is not great and overpriced (like $36 for chicken and lettuce). Also, my advice is to skip the truffles. I suggest do drinks on the patio and go to town for dinner.

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Malsie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and outstanding service. View is unbeatable.

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MikeS
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

awesome experience. Food, service, and atmosphere was great. Definitely be going back.

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vipWineGuy
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Not at the level for the CBI. Declining every year
Wine list good

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L1962
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great location, dining room is impressive , food was average, service was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience4

Got the ribeye for two. Severely overcooked, not seasoned , it seems like the ribeye was not left at room temp before cooking. It was grey when it arrived at our table.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We came here for dinner while on vacation nearby. My husband had been here 40 years ago with his family and wanted to experience it again! Our server was lovely but much of what happened was out of her control. Everything was very slow including getting our waters and drinks. It took us 2 hours to get our main course and they made a mistake by including bread on an order for someone with Celiac. They also promised gluten free bread while we were waiting for the food but then apparently burned it in the oven, so we never got it. The food was very tasty when we eventually ate but it was so late that it wasn’t enjoyable at that point.

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vipLizH
New England
12 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating our friends anniversary. Gus our waiter was great. Knowledgeable and helpful. Lovely meal - expensive but it was a special occasion.

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SteveC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

While the Stars restaurant has an excellent location and oozes excellence, I have to admit to being somewhat disappointed. This was a "special" occasion for my wife's birthday, and for me, it fell short of my expectations with the Main Dish. I started with the French Onion Soup, and that was excellent. I was surprised and excited to see Grilled Wild Boar, and being a big fan of game dishes , which are hard to come by on the Cape, that was my selection. It was a delightful presentation, but the boar could have used some sauce (mushroom maybe, and the pieces of popcorn definitely detracted from my enjoyment. It will be a while before I return to Stars for dinner.

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RuteC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food - extensive wine list - great service excellent desserts

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JosephG
New England
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

65thBirthday

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RuKyMag
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening. Dinner and service was outstanding. The mussels were prepared perfectly. The lobster risotto was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We were here for my wife’s birthday. I would say the food is excellent but over priced. Our waiter was a bit effected and talk down to us at times. He also could’ve been more attentive. We have been here twice and the food is certainly excellent. However, for the price, the overall experience does not live up and we will probably not return.

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CbusJohn
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

While everything we had was very good, we were disappointed in the menu choices. We wanted sea food, being at the ocean, but most of the seafood was served in a very rich preparation. The dining room was beautiful and the view even better. The service was spotty. For example, no plates or forks accompanied our platter of oysters.
I’ll give them a pass as it’s still very early in the season and there’s a labor shortage.

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PaulC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Overall a very good experience. Beautiful setting and courteous staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Leo, our, server was fantastic. The food was prepared using extremely fresh ingredients. The service was impeccable, as was the ambiance. Can’t wait to visit again.

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Michael
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Great room! However, aside from the cocktails and artisan cheese platter (the smoked blue cheese was outstanding), the remainder of dinner was unremarkable. Chicory Caesar salad was just OK, lobster risotto was very salty and pan-seared halibut (one of 2 specials) was quite dry, only luke warm and served with mixed greens, 3 asparagus spears and no starch. Had high expectations, but extremely disappointed. Won’t be in any hurry to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The outstanding: the service, our waiter was very good and the wine was delicious. We had a beautiful table at the window and were excited to try it. The food though was subpar. We started with mussels which were too big and lacked flavor. We then had the burrata salad which was actually quite good. For entrees, I had the lobster risotto and my husband had the sirloin. Both were like bad wedding food. I barely touched mine. For dessert we tried the chocolate torte which helped redeem them a little. Overall it was way too expensive for the quality. Would not go back.

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CatherineC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and service. Really enjoyed dinner and breakfast.

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vipMichaelW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent overall. Also very strong covid protection precautions. Open Table should include covid protection/prevention measures as an evaluation criterion.

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Charlie
New England
53 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We knew ahead of time that dinner at Stars would be a memorable experience, and we were not disappointed. The menu was a bit more interesting than we had imagined, and yet we were perhaps still a bit surprised when the plates were presented. It's hard to beat this place for a very special occasion.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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OpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The food was good, service and view were excellent, champagne was not chilled.

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Charlie107
New England
11 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting and wonderful meal!

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Stars – Chatham Bars Inn is rated 4.5 stars by 461 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.