The Boarding House
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Golden Crab Rangoon
twist on the beloved Pearl dim sum
local lobster | chili crumbs | fresh spaghetti | olive oil | lemon | chives
Pan Seared Halibut
fregola | toasted hazelnuts | arugula | brown butter orange vinaigrette
Amazing brunch!!!! Food cooked perfectly.
The Boarding House is always on our must visit list when we come to the island. The food is consistently delicious and the service is always impeccable. We started with the warm cornbread and one of the crab Rangoon. We had the halibut and scallops - both were excellent. For dessert we had the warm chocolate cookies and mini-milkshakes. Not to be missed! The atmosphere is warm and inviting. We will be back next year!
Great ambience and delicious food
Great food and drinks just off the Nantucket main street.
Food was exceptional. I don’t typically eat at the bar but we did and the bartender was extremely friendly. We LOVED our dishes. Caesar salad ,the truffle fries (a MUST HAve), chicken molanese large serving & scallops with risotto was very good.
Excellent bartender. Food server. And food
Great food and service. Try to sit outside as the downstairs room get very loud.
We visited while there and I didn’t like the musty smell or food. Felt like I was in basement. Very gloomy
Great evening! Excellent food and service!
Have been coming to the Boarding house for many years. Whether inside or out, we've always enjoyed wonderful dinners in a great atmosphere. The food this summer seemed extra delicious.
Great meal out on the terrace at Boarding House the other night.. The small plates/appetizers are great including the caesar salad, crab rangoon, and skillet corn bread. Definitely worth a visit.
nice atmosphere outside but the hostess was very nasty
Limited menu. Appetizers and dessert were fantastic. Based on previous visits, we expected better.
Lovely outdoor patio seating. Food was fantastic. Wine options were plentiful and the wine director was very knowledgeable
There were two screaming babies - not really what you’re looking for in a fine dining experience.
Probably the best food I enjoyed in Nantucket-
Reservation at 6 and the place was empty. I was left feeling that I really didn’t need a reservation? But then that changed, the place started to fill up.
Recommend not driving as it’s tough to find a parking spot.
The food! Scallop corn risotto 5 star. Steak frites and truffle fries again was awesome.
Desert - has to be the baked Nantucket-
The service was excellent and the space inside reminds me of a wine cellar. Rounded ceilings and intimate lighting.
The dinners were prepared with love and attention to detail, it’s a foodies place.
We were “greeted” by very surly hostess who was rude to each customer she encountered. Servers were fantastic. Menu selection was limited. We had restaurant on our bucket list of places to dine this year as we had been there over the years. Never again! Just not what it used to be.
Hiram at the bar was great.
Yum. It was yummy.
Arancini, corn bread, and crab Rangoon all very good. Halibut entree was exceptional.
Dinner was delicious & outside dining was awesome on such a beautiful night. Percy, our waiter, was very attentive & gave great recommendations. We return year after year & enjoy it every time.
We had an outstanding dinner for my daughter's birthday at The Boarding House. Everything was outstanding. Our waitress, "Ocean" (spelling?), was one of the best we ever had. She went out of her way to make my daughter's birthday extra special and was so warm and friendly.
All 5 of our dinners were very good and thoroughly enjoyed. I had the Halibut which was beautifully prepared.
The atmosphere was very cozy and delightful. There was a warm glow to the light inside.
This is a special place that you will not forget.
Husbands birthday dinner with family. Service a bit slow. Food was pretty good but we have had much better experiences in the past. Chicken Milanese was dry and flavorless. Steak frites was tender and flavorful as were shishito peppers. The cookies and mini milkshakes are always a hit.
Food was sooooo good omg!!
Excellent kitchen but a more down-home menu and casual. Ambiance and noise levels are very different in lower level dining room, porch and bar.
Delicious halibut and a lovely atmosphere on the patio.
Great food and service. We have two teenage kids with food allergies and we always appreciate it when a restaurant is helpful and cooperative. The people at Boarding House were great and we got treated very well. A fun in-town experience.
Food is disgusting, inedible.
Nous avons diné at the Boarding house, sur la terrasse. La carte était limitée mais tout ce que nous avons pris était délicieux et simple et le service très sympathique. Nous avons commencé par un cocktail, le Cosmo Passion, excellent, des assiettes végétariennes en entrée, fraîches et vraiment bonnes. Le Swordfish était très bien cuit et assaisonné, et mon mari s'est régalé avec les pâtes au homard. Ne pas oublier le dessert "Nantucket Baked" , à tomber. Nous avons passé une très bonne soirée, dans ce restaurant chaleureux fréquenté par les locaux... Mais comme partout à Nantucket, cela a un prix.
Lack luster decor
Incredibly uninspired cooking - 5 dishes. One sent back and 4 other mediocre at best.
Nice place over all- we sat outside. They had a gluten free version of lobster spaghetti. Loaded with lobster- my husbands version with spaghetti was more of a ramen texture, not bad, just not what he was expecting. Skip the broccoli appetizer- not worth it.
Sat at the bar for dinner. Hiram the bartender was terrific and took good care of us. Food was delicious and the vibe was casual, fun, yet sophisticated.
Fantastic experience! The Boarding House represents Fine Dining on Nantucket. Farm fresh produce and food creatively prepared by a talented chef! Great setting!
Consistently delicious every time! We have been coming here for many years and it never disappoints. I had swordfish and my mom had scallops they were both fresh and delicious. Highly recommend both and don’t forget the baked Nantucket for dessert. Phenomenal.
Always a great meal. Wish it didn’t have the Pearl favorites on the menu - Boarding House is fine on its own and should keep its own character and independent menu.
Great food - very attentive service. Seated next to a table with a baby and small kids but that was fine. Always delicious!
Great food at both restaurants (including the Pearl) and great service p
Fathers Day! Love the cornbread, tuna martini and lobster spaghetti.
Everything was great!
Excellent service, creative menu, delicious appetizer, entree, and dessert. Highly recommend this restaurant. Quality preparation and presentation. Wonderful dining experience.
The Boarding House is rated 4.4 stars by 235 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.