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Oran Mor Bistro

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American, Seafood, International, Contemporary
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2 South Beach Street, Nantucket, MA 02554 (Broad Street)
508-228-8655
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Oran Mor Bistro is located up a flight of copper stairs in an historic...
Oran Mor Bistro is located up a flight of copper stairs in an historic Nantucket home. The restaurant has an intimate bar and three dining rooms with attractive earth-toned decor that are a warm prelude to delicious, beautifully prepared food. The bar radiates warmth of the past with its wide plank flooring, pen and ink bar top and gaff-rigged wine glass racks. Oran Mor features handcrafted cocktails from the freshest ingredients, house infusions and specialty spirits. The wine list predominantly features wines from France, small American producers as well as a travelogue of wines from around the world. Oran Mor Bistro is owned by Chef Chris Freeman and his wife Heather. The cooking style is one of inspired simplicity; each ingredient complements one another to create a unique, savory dish. The evolving and innovative menu is derived from the changing seasons and their bountiful offerings. Showcasing native seafood, fresh local produce and naturally raised meats from select farms.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Worth every penny

Big splurge but worth it. Everything we ate was great. The waiter guided our selections. We didn't know it was restaurant week so since so we had to order off the special menu it added extra cost. It would have been nice to have the option to order off the regular meal so so you don't have to get... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
mikenrona
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seattle
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Big splurge but worth it. Everything we ate was great. The waiter guided our selections. We didn't know it was restaurant week so since so we had to order off the special menu it added extra cost. It would have been nice to have the option to order off the regular meal so so you don't have to get so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

As always, the service and food were excellent. Smaller menu, but something for everyone. One of our favorites on island.

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Trinity, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Quite the best meal I have had in ages. The service was impeccable and food expertly prepared and presented with obvious love and care .My beet salad to start was a delight for the palate and the eyes, so delicate but at the same time flavor full. Everyone in the party could not fault their meal and I finished up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

My wife and I had dinner here after getting off a late ferry and we could not have been happier. The food was great, the atmosphere was perfect and the service was incredible. We will be back...

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Whitby, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Enjoy the duck and scallops so much, we returned a second night and sat at the bar for dinner! Make reservations, as it fills up fast!

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Scituate, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Three of us ate here during restaurant week. It was one of the most memorable meals of my life. I had the ribeye steak, my companions had duck and hake. The atmosphere, the servers, the food, and the cocktails were wonderful. I would take an overnight trip back to Nantucket just to eat here again.

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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Although we have been Nantucketers for decades, we did not discover this gem until last year when it quickly became our favorite island restaurant. We decided to give it another try during restaurant week and if anything, it has gotten better. The ambiance is romantic 19th century but with modern amenities. The staff were welcoming and efficient without being intrusive-just... More 

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Westford, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I've wanted to go to Oran Mor for ages, but in the summer it was always booked, so I was very excited to finally try this critically acclaimed spot on Nantucket. Five of us sat at the bar and shared lots of different dishes, each unique and delicious and expertly prepared. The cocktails were clever and tasty, with an emphasis... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Had a wonderful meal here on a Saturday evening. The food was creative and incorporated fresh, in season ingredients (fiddle head ferns!!). The wine list was also impressive.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

On the last night of a fabulous Mother’s Day getaway to Nantucket, Mass., my daughter arranged for us to dine at Oran Mor. It is a highly rated Bistro with supposedly fine dining. But the wait staff were the worse I’ve ever encountered in a so-called top tier restaurant. The waitress was dour. The server was supercilious. Neither appeared competent... More 

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Baby Romaine Caesar Shaved Parmesan, Croutons, White Anchovies, Smoked Caesar Dressing Herb Roasted Chicken Ballotine English Pea & Potato Puree, Grilled Asparagus, Turnips, Carrots Not sure which menu you were looking at, maybe a sample menu but here are the menu items you ordered. Sorry we couldn't make you happy. More 

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Additional Information about Oran Mor Bistro

Address: 2 South Beach Street, Nantucket, MA 02554
Phone Number: 508-228-8655
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 29 - 60
Cuisine: American, Seafood, International, Contemporary

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 South Beach Street, Nantucket, MA 02554
    (Broad Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket
  • Phone Number: 508-228-8655

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 60
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, International, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients

Description

Oran Mor Bistro is located up a flight of copper stairs in an historic Nantucket home. The restaurant has an intimate bar and three dining rooms with attractive earth-toned decor that are a warm prelude to delicious, beautifully prepared food. The bar radiates warmth of the past with its wide plank flooring, pen and ink bar top and gaff-rigged wine glass racks. Oran Mor features handcrafted cocktails from the freshest ingredients, house infusions and specialty spirits. The wine list predominantly features wines from France, small American producers as well as a travelogue of wines from around the world. Oran Mor Bistro is owned by Chef Chris Freeman and his wife Heather. The cooking style is one of inspired simplicity; each ingredient complements one another to create a unique, savory dish. The evolving and innovative menu is derived from the changing seasons and their bountiful offerings. Showcasing native seafood, fresh local produce and naturally raised meats from select farms.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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