Stars – Chatham Bars Inn

4.4
452 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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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing service, food and views.

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RobertF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
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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vipL1962
New England
6 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
2 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
1 review
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
7 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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Sammy
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and food. Thank you Selene and Daniel.

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AnTEc90
New England
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We stayed at the Chatham Bars Inn for our honeymoon and ate at Stars the first night. The food was flavorful and the ambiance was great. We ordered the scallops and lobster risotto. Both dishes were delicious, but we did feel that the scallops didn't match the value. The cocktails menu was impressive and creative. I recommend the Fogcutter. The restaurant is COVID friendly with tables spaced out appropriately. The wait staff was very knowledgeable and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience!

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vipkatryan11
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing experience! Loved every bite!

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vipFoodLoverWith3Kids
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal at Stars in Chatham Bars Inn - we had a table right in the center of the windows overlooking the ocean vista. Our server was awesome - she had the perfect combo of engaging but not overbearing, knew when to interject and recommend and was very pleasant and warm. The kale salad was a great combination of tangy, texture and crunchy from the nuts. The lobster and sage risotto was delicious - generous chunks of fresh lobster over the creamy rice hit the spot. The charcuterie board was also good, but wished we had had some cheese along with the meats to balance it out. The brioche rolls were also to die for. And the desserts! The chocolate doughnut with ice cream was rich and perfect to share; the poppyseed meringue topped chantilly dessert was super creative and a combo of light and fresh with the richness of the cream. It was an amazing meal overall and we look forward to our next visit !

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Eccoddancer
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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nicolel
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food2service3ambience5

This was definitely an experience. I didn't think the food was amazing though. It was good don't get wrong but I did walk away not actually satisfied. The wait staff were very nice but I didn't think the service was excellent. Our drinks sat and delivery lagged in time. The music was perfect. It was just enough to create a relaxing mood. The money I spent I was over kill however I justify it because the dessert was great and I did walk away more relaxed than when I went in.

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RalphI
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

A beautiful setting. However, menu was very limited in variety, the portions were very small, food was very, very expensive and most importantly and sadly the food was not really that good. Disappointed to say the least. In a word pretentious.

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DanielL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Depends on time of year. We were cold during our dinner on Valentine's Day

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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ScottC
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants on Cape Cod. Excellent ambiance, exceptional service and wonderfully prepared food.

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Mima
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The price was ridiculously expensive and the menu selection was incredibly limited. We will not return!

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vipjack
New England
594 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A bit staid and old fashioned in design but food is classic and well prepared.
Staff was energetic as there appeared to be a lack of help on the night I was there.

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Stars – Chatham Bars Inn is rated 4.4 stars by 452 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.