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Fifty-Six Union

56 Union Street, Nantucket Town, Nantucket, MA
508-228-6135
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Ranked #28 of 115 restaurants in Nantucket
Price range: $18 - $30
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Food was reasonably good, and berry shortcake was delicious. A little pricey, but not surprisingly so for Nantucket.

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Kearney, Nebraska
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254 reviews 254 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

It's always good to return to scene of good memories and find that it's still good. The staff, the food, were as good as I remembered. The fluke is very good, a mild fish with a nutty covering and the tuna was to die for. The outdoor area is very nice...if the weather is nice, request that area. They have... More

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Winchester, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Nantucket has lots of great restaurants but most are in town. On a busy weekend 56 union is a better choice. Same great food but out of town and parking.

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effort pa
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55 reviews 55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The food and desert were very good I have no complaints there. The prices seem average for Nantucket island. The service was very good. The building is on the edge of town parking wasn't too bad. Inside is nice its not a large restaurant and the noise can be somewhat loud. Especially when you have a group that doesn't have... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We only stayed on the island for a day, but were very surprised by 56 Union. The owner Peter came out and personally greeted us. The staff was very nice and checked on us regularly. We ordered the curried mussels and dim sum for appetizers. Both were done perfectly. For dinner I had the salmon pad Thai. Very generous portion... More

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

My husband and I got married at Fifty-Six Union in October and it was the perfect venue for our 70-person wedding. We were already familiar with the restaurant’s fun, cozy atmosphere and we knew the food would be excellent. Wendy and Peter (the owners) were great to work with, taking much of the stress out of wedding planning. Fifty-Six Union... More

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Boston
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Nothing fries me more when it comes to a restaurant than a website menu that is out of date. If you are going to charge high prices, I expect the online menu to be updated. I chose 56 union based on a desert. The smore one to be exact. I thought about it for the two days prior to going... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We celebrated our anniversary at Fifty-Six Union. This is off-season on Nantucket, and it was mid week, so the restaurant was not overly crowded, but due to the return of their '3 for $15' dinners, business seemed steady. We chose to order off the regular menu, rather than the special. We had braised lamb shank and salmon pad Thai. Both... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

Wow! What a fun festive evening. Practically perfect in every way. With off-island friends in town, wanted to show off our island cuisine and 56 delivers. Our young waiter practically pampered us. Food was an imaginative blend of nuanced flavors with lovely presentation. Hostess offered excellent wine pairing suggestions. Lively vibe from other diners. Outdoor patio like an enchanted garden.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

Barely greeted by our waiter who turned out to be quite slow throughout dinner. Had to wait a while before a menu even arrived. Had to ask for bread. Had to PAY for additional bread (only $1/roll, but really??). Talk about classless. Had to ask for another round of drinks. Food was very average - customer at the table next... More

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gottaluvItaly, Owner at Fifty-Six Union, responded to this review

Ouch! It's unfortunate that you couldn't find one thing positive about our restaurant. We operate our business year-round and have been successful for fourteen years and counting. It is obvious that you have other favorites on our Island and we applaud them all! More

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