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Dune Restaurant | Nantucket, MA

Dune – Where Dinner is a Culinary Event

Sometimes during our featured restaurant adventures we try a dish that is so unexpectedly good that it dominates our conversation and haunts our dreams. This happened last week at Dune. When we returned to this downtown restaurant just two evenings later for the same dish, it was every bit as …

The Ships Inn Restaurant | Nantucket, MA

Summer Starts with Dinner at Ships Inn

Summer starts for us with dinner at The Ships Inn. A short walk from Main Street up tree-lined and historic Fair Street, this inn and restaurant is one of the few on Nantucket whose owners, Chef Mark and Ellie Gottwald, have preserved the integrity and beauty of a whaling captain’s …

American Seasons

American Seasons: A Culinary Tribute to Spring

After a winter that seemed colder and longer and darker than any we had experienced in a decade, Nantucket’s celebration of spring this week promises to be particularly joyful. One of our favorite traditions for welcoming the change of season is a visit to American Seasons. There’s a comforting, homey …

56 Union – Fine Food and Fun

It’s half-past six, and the main dining room is filling with people having fun.  The group at the front table (the window seat under the pop-chic chandelier) is clearly having a celebration—dressed in their fashionista best and toasting with perilously full margherita and martini glasses.  Nearly every seat at the …

Galley Beach

If You Only Choose One, Choose Galley Beach If you dine out just once during your visit to Nantucket, make sure the restaurant you choose is Galley Beach.  Set in the white sand of Cliffside Beach at the end of Jefferson Avenue, this restaurant offers everything that can create a …

Roasted Littleneck Clams & Harissa

Pazzo – Where the Fun is Contagious

Three’s the charm for Pazzo — Nantucket’s spirited Mediterranean Osteria has hit its stride in its third year open at 130 Pleasant Street.  On any given night, both the restaurant and its double-sided bar will be comfortably full with patrons.  Pazzo is loved for its great food, creative cocktails, and …