We didn't stay at the Summer House because we left it too late to book - but ventured out to lunch at the 'bistro' overlooking the sea.
The waiters were very friendly and efficient although the place is poorly served by a garrulous restaurant manager.
We witnessed two groups of customers - one a large group of golfers - reach incandescent levels of rage with the restaurant's inability to cope with the orders. The waiters did their best but someone really should tell the restaurant manager to remove his sunglasses and look at his guests when spouting his nonsense, particularly when they have been kept waiting 45 minutes for their starter.
Having read reviews of the accommodation they seem entirely consistent with restaurant. It is trading on punters who want to go where 'celebs' go and are willing to be put up with anything 'once'.
The restaurant seems unsure what it wants to be. It is expensive for an outdoor bistro $80 for a bottle of rose, $80 for a seafood platter. That said, the food is good if not outstanding and the view is pleasing. At the end of the day you are all at sea; you are left feeling that you paid 25% over the odds. This means it is a 'special occasions' place for those of most means and it simply isn't good enough for that category.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Summer House 27 Fair Street Inn offers accommodations for all needs and tastes. Our charming suites and private cottage, Shakespearian gardens, are all just a short walk from Main Street. We offer a range of amenities to make your stay with us on the Island perfect. Enjoy complimentary Jitney access to our private beachside resort in Siasconset, with a freshwater pool and Atlantic Ocean beach. Other amenities include air conditioning, priority seating at our restaurants, and more... Each room at the Summer House 27 Fair Street offers a distinctively Nantucket lodging experience in the heart of Nantucket's historic district. Our guests enjoy full privileges at our beachside pool and Atlantic Ocean beach in Siasconset, as well as priority access to our three great restaurants. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Summer House Hotel Siasconset