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Vining's Bistro

French, International
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595 Main St, Chatham, MA 02633
(508) 945-5033
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5:30 am - 9:00 am
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Wed - Sun 5:30 am - 9:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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    4 of 5 stars
Great apps and nice bar!

We sat at the bar and ordered great littlenecks, salads and apps. Everything was fresh and beautifully presented. Would definitely go back!

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 10, 2015
Cape Cod
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Business meetings
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Cape Cod
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

We sat at the bar and ordered great littlenecks, salads and apps. Everything was fresh and beautifully presented. Would definitely go back!

Thank foodloveroncape
Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

We pretty much picked this place at random. It is a plain looking place with a raw oyster bar. The menu is varied with a number of daily specials. I had the ciopino which was very good. The service is efficient and friendly. The background music was fantastic, old hippie protest songs from the sixties and seventies. Overall, an enjoyable... More 

Thank Frank S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This was a nice meal. The sword fish was prepared just as a ask. It melted in my mouth. The portions are a nice size and the favors where right on. The server was on top of it with great suggestions and a very pleasant personality.

1 Thank Paris0813
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147 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Our waitress literally spoilt our evening, when we arrived and she came to serve us, no introduction, reluctant to explain the menu and treated us as though we were stupid when we asked the meanings of the words poke, scrod- baby cod etc. Our starters were delicious, smoked salmon and tuna poke, basically a tuna tartar, but we got no... More 

Thank Tania d
Milton, Massachusetts, United States
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Eclectic menu. Nice flavors, chef excels in creations.Have had dinner here many times as a resident; quiet place, out of the way, off beaten path, worth seeking out.

Thank Everett H
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94 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We had lunch here and the food and service were great. We ordered a Lobster Roll with Garlic Fries and a bowl of White Clam Chowder. The lobster roll was overflowing with well seasoned lobster, and the fries were served hot. The chowder was also loaded with clams and well seasoned. The server was very attentive. The restaurant was clean... More 

Thank Daniel V
North Chatham, Massachusetts
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69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We live in town and go to Vining's several times a year. The food is consistently good and there is some variety in addition to the "standard fare". A bit on the pricy side but all-in-all makes for a nice evening.

Thank Pieter S
Hoboken, New Jersey
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

If Bistro on Main is the same kitchen/owner as Vining's, kudos to them for a great place. Both slightly less obvious to find (formerly upstairs, now a short walk off the main sidewalk). Excellent meal. Attentive service. Fresh and inventive. We'll certainly be back. Adults and teens (are they adults, too?) sampled widely and were not disappointed.

Thank DmS-L89
Singapore, Singapore
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We were looking at the menu when a couple came out and said we must visit . Unfortunately we only thought the food was average . My chicken could have been hotter but as our waiter did not come back to ask how how our meal was I ate it . Other guests were asked how they were enjoying their... More 

Thank AlanWinter51
Bethesda, Maryland
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Our B&B recommended the Bistro on Main after we were unable to get in to one of the currently popular restaurants in Chatham. Bottom line is that we never looked back. It was hard to imagine that there would be any other restaurant in town as good as this one. After two dinners here we (out of some sense of... More 

1 Thank James G

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 595 Main St, Chatham, MA 02633
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Chatham
  • Phone Number: (508) 945-5033

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine


Open Hours
5:30 am - 9:00 am
5:30 am - 9:00 am
5:30 am - 9:00 am
5:30 am - 9:00 am
5:30 am - 9:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?