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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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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, 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
Our best dining on Nantucket

Oran Mor is the best restaurant we ate at on Nantucket. We were lucky to obtain a table, and would recommend booking early and confirming (standard Nantucket practice). Everything about the restaurant is excellent. The ambience is quiet, allowing peaceful conversation, without intrusions from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Philip K
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Oran Mor is the best restaurant we ate at on Nantucket. We were lucky to obtain a table, and would recommend booking early and confirming (standard Nantucket practice). Everything about the restaurant is excellent. The ambience is quiet, allowing peaceful conversation, without intrusions from other tables. The service is really professional, and we particularly appreciated the intelligence with which our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We live on Nantucket. Grabbed a last minute reservation and sat in the bar. Our server was very competent as was the wine steward. Food was excellent. Lamb chop was perfectly seasoned. Duck was very tender. With their help we found a pinot that paired beautifully. Wrapped it all up with some cheese. I very nice meal on Nantucket.

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Rancho Santa Fe, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We dined at 9:30 at Oran Mor, having gotten our reservation on Open Table that afternoon (and it was the only time remaining for 4 people). OT gave it $$ two dollar signs, out of 4, meaning it wasn't as outrageously overpriced as many places in Nantucket Town. For four people with four entrees, one appetizer, several cocktails and one... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Our latest meal at Oran Mor was disappointing. The staff is very friendly and the restaurant is extremely charming but the food wasn't as good as last year. The menu was not a Summer Menu, it was loaded with very heavy food options. We had: Yellow Fin Tuna Crudo - tasty but not mind-blowing Kale Salad with Feta and watermelon... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Nantucket has many fine restaurants, but Oran Mor is one of the top ones. My wife and I went for her birthday dinner, and it exceeded all our expectations. She had the lamb and I had the duck. Both were superb. David, our waiter, was outstanding, both helpful and attentive. In previous visits we've often eaten in their cozy bar... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

highly recommend - great atmosphere, food, service. Location is perfect. Good for a romantic evening or family dinner. We truly enjoyed our experience.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

On our 30th anniversary we decided to splurge at Oran Mor, with fond memories of dinners in the past. The menu was fairly limited, in fact, very different than the online one. I ordered a sirloin and at $38, expected a good cut of meat. The waiter and I discussed that the temperature should be pink and NOT red. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

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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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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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: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Doing business

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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