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Thoreau's & Verandah's at Wequassett Resort, Harwich, MA

Thoreau's & Verandah's at Wequassett Resort

4.7
4.7
41 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Thoreau’s is the ideal spot for an intimate lunch or dinner featuring menus with a unique take on familiar favorites. It’s also become a favorite for pre and post dinner cocktails for Twenty-Eight Atlantic diners. Outdoor dining is available (weather permitting)!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:30 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (508) 430-3000
  • Dress code
    Business Casual

Experiences

  • Wequassett Winter Lounge

    Feb 15 - May 1, 2024
    In the months of February, March, & April, Wequassett Resort will feature a Winter Lounge overlooking Pleasant Bay. Full a la carte menu available. Open Thursdays 3-9 and Friday/Saturday 11:30-9.
    Wequassett Winter Lounge Photo
  • Wequassett Sunday Brunch in the Winter Lounge

    Feb 18 - Dec 29, 2024
    In early Spring & late Fall, Wequassett Resort is hosting Sunday Brunch in our Winter Lounge overlooking Pleasant Bay. Price includes food, Bubbly and Mimosas. Prices include 20% service charge for staff and 7% tax. Adults $75, Children 6-12 $35, Children 3-5 $20. Children under 3 years old are complimentary. Available from 10-1
    Wequassett Sunday Brunch in the Winter Lounge Photo
  • Wequassett Winter Lounge

    Nov 1 - Dec 31, 2024
    In the months of November & December, Wequassett Resort will feature a Winter Lounge overlooking Pleasant Bay. Full a la carte menu available. Open Thursdays 3-9 and Friday/Saturday 11:30-9.
    Wequassett Winter Lounge Photo

What 41 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cape Cod and the Islands

    Best Ambiance

  • Cape Cod and the Islands

    Great for brunch

  • Cape Cod and the Islands

    Good for business meals

  • Cape Cod and the Islands

    Healthy

  • Cape Cod and the Islands

    Great for fine wines

  • Cape Cod and the Islands

    Romantic

  • Cape Cod and the Islands

    Great for scenic views

  • Cape Cod and the Islands

    American

41 Reviews
  1. StuartT

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time. First class everything. The low noise level was a definite plus.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    It took 45 minutes to get our first drink. 4 tabels were seated after us and received service first. Not great experience. Sad because I normally love it there.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Eli was kind and professional. Extremely knowledgeable on the entire menu. Delivered 5 star service. She was warm and friendly and created a top notch dining experience.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service!! Fantastic drink list. Cant wait to go back

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  5. Bunny

    Greater Boston

    59 reviews

    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb service and food, always amazing at Wequassett

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  6. JudithB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent menu even had gluten free options. Food and service was great . Loved the coziness of Thoreau’s.

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  7. RebeccaR

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant was unkempt. Uncleared tables, food on the floor, visible crumbs on tables. They may have been short staffed. The view amazing.

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  8. Love2eat

    New York City

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Great cocktails, nice bar - service not so good they were understaffed - a long wait to be taken care of & place our order. But food is very good.

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  9. SunnyJ

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was a lovely evening, the waitress was amazing, very attentive and friendly. The presentation of the food was beautiful and tasted amazing. The wine was perfect. Loved everything about our evening.

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  10. DavidP

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always good here especially on a busy weekend when all other restaurants are booked.

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  11. Bill

    Greater Boston

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best experiences in New England. The food, hospitality and atmosphere are unmatched. Well done Wequassett!

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  12. RichardG

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Your bartender Brie is the best. The food was great. We will be coming back. Thank you very much

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  13. RobertH

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff very accommodating and friendly. Service was excellent as well as the food. Definitely go back!!

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  14. EvaH

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Really disappointing, the food was so bad. Under seasoned, bland, and overpriced. Couldn't finish the main courses. Service wasn't great either, just overall really disappointing. Will not be going back

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  15. SteveR

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great location on the bay. It was pricey, but service was excellent and food was very good.

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  16. PaulL

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great ambience, a little pricey . Nicely decorated for the Holidays gave it an even greater cozy atmosphere.

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  17. Ellen

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The marketing team/firm for the Wequassett Resort should win a Clio Award because what you see on the website is most definitely not what you get. The resort is tired and dated, a mid-aughts convention-centered property. The tavern, nothing but a run of the mill hotel bar with food. When we arrived, despite having a reservation, they tried to seat us in the lobby versus the tavern. When we pressed and they figured out that Taylor and Travis weren’t showing up, they magically found one. Service quite mediocre (we ordered the local cheese board - until we asked, no description of the 3 cheeses so pity the local farms that supply them - served with a stale brioche no doubt also used for the lobster roles). Sullen waitstaff. If you don’t like the beautiful decor, charm, and atmosphere of the Chatham Bars Inn nor the top-notch service and food they offer, then Wequassett might just be for you.

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  18. AnnL

    Denver

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a charming cozy place to dine and catch up with friends! Food is delicious and is upscale bar food!

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  19. Archlet1

    New York City

    104 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A wonderful cape cod tavern. Great bartenders and staff. The fireplace alone is a stand out. So, the food, service and ambiance is worth the trip

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely setting with attentive service, excellent cocktails and great food. Menu is a bit limited nut my wagyu burger was excellent!!

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  21. AJenkins

    Greater Boston

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious and creative meal. Cozy early supper. We'll happily return

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  22. Visgeologist1

    Denver

    32 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    This was our first-time visit to Thoreau's. We were looking for a somewhat nicer dinner place for my birthday. At this time of year on the mid-Cape (Cape Cod), most places are closed, especially on a Sunday evening. So we ended up choosing Thoreau's as being a pricier option than we might have liked but one that offered interesting vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. The Wequassett Resort does not make it easy to find Thoreau's in the dark - lighting and signage could be much improved. The staff were (mostly) friendly and definitely efficient and made us feel welcome, including a nice surprise of a birthday candle and complementary small dessert prelude to the dessert we ordered. But the squash bisque was overly sweet and too thick. The fish and chips were ok -- the fish was nothing special, the chips were a big soggy and nothing special, the "coleslaw" was on the slim side and could have been a place for the chef to strut his/her stuff, etc. -- but the entire dish was not worthy of the $27 price tag. And, c'mon, $18 for a relatively small slice of chocolate mousse cake??? Even with the flecks of gold leaf, the price is just not ok given the rather ordinary cake that was served -- truly, it was not out-of-this-world. In the end, we regretted our dinner at Thoreau's. From the prices for a glass of wine ($21) to the prices, well, for everything, we came away feeling that the restaurant is designed to cater to only the upper echelons of society. The quality of food — and the food presentation itself — neither can explain the prices that are charged. In the end, it made us feel that Thoreau's is designed to keep out the majority of society by charging such high prices that only those who can afford to pay - and who don't mind much about the quality of the food they are served - will go. What a shame. Let me be clear: if the food quality/presentation had been outstanding - then this review would have been different. Sorry for the poor review!

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  23. ALANB

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service in a pub like setting. Been many times.

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  24. EllenL

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful cozy meal and great service. You could definitely hear the wedding next door, but it was fun for us because we had gotten married the night before!

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  25. FoodEnthusiast

    Greater Boston

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tremendous service and ambiance! All dishes were beautifully prepared.

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  26. JenniferW

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Theme and atmosphere were spot on. Service ams server were great. Price was outlandish and unnecessary. Food was fair tasting but not extraordinary.

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  27. FoodEnthusiast

    Greater Boston

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service is superb and ambiance is perfect. The bar/restaurant is beautifully appointed.

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  28. Marstons

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed our late afternoon drink and early dinner. The location is beautiful and the wait staff was great and attentive. It is costly so not somewhere we could head to often. The food was very good. I could only recommend to friends with a warning about the cost!

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  29. BryceD

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Some of the most enjoyable food and experiences around. We also had the best service we have received in a very long time from every member of staff. This is a must do if staying anywhere close by. The chicken dish is the move (but we tried most of the menu over 3-4 days and everything was great).

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  30. PaulC

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    One must remember that it was only 4:Pm in the dinning area so it was quiet , servers were plenty and we had the sea bass dinner and the boulabase dinner. The fish was goodbut black bass was served instead due to the season, but not served with any vegetables and I misunderstood when she said is it ok to have a watermellon based side [approx 2 inches] with cheese and lime and I said ok not knowing there were no vegetables with it. My wife's boulabase was plentiful of fish, a little spicy for her, but fine. I was surprised there was no bread or rolls for a $35 and $46 dollar entree and someone might say why not ask for them, but I don't in a place so highly rated. .

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  31. Archlet1

    New York City

    104 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was excellent and prepared expertly. The cocktails were well executed too. The service was subtle and understated. An excellent evening at Thoreau's.

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  32. Archlet1

    New York City

    104 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice spot to have a meal and a cocktail. The dark wood room is enhanced by the fireplace. Lastly, the bar and the bartenders are very good at their craft. I'm a bit particular, and they hit the mark!

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  33. JoelB

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lamb entrée excellent, lobster carbonara also excellent though the pasta was disappointing. If ordering "house" wine by the glass it's probably cheaper to by a bottle and leave the rest. Chardonnay $28 per glass add the automatic Gratuity of 20% suddenly 3 glasses of wine is nearly a $100.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time. Everybody was nice and the food was really excellent. Would definitely come back next summer!

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  35. Patrick

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service, and ambience! The best food we’ve had in the Cape.

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  36. BernadetteP

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service. Parking can get crowded on the weekends.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Burger was below average. Lobster roll was great. Server was lovely and attentive.
    Thoreau's & Verandah's at Wequassett ResortResponded on April 8, 2023
    Thank you for sharing a review on OpenTable. I'm delighted you had great service and apologize that the burger did not meet your expectations. Your feedback has been shared with culinary team. We hope to welcome you back soon. Best regards, Josette C. Willis Director of Operations

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Husbands Birthday. Had drinks and appetizers. Fantastic.

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  39. Prefontaine

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quality food, drinks, and service. The bartender was phenomenal. The only item that missed the mark was the fish and chips, compared to everything else it fell flat.

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  40. Bunny

    Greater Boston

    59 reviews

    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous everything
    Thoreau's & Verandah's at Wequassett ResortResponded on March 15, 2023
    Thank you for the five-star review and we hope to welcome you back soon.

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FAQs

Thoreau's & Verandah's at Wequassett Resort is rated 4.7 stars by 41 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Thoreau's & Verandah's at Wequassett Resort

2038 MA-28, Harwich, MA 02645-1546

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    East Harwich
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:30 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
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