Almost everything in Nantucket has historical significance. The RopeWalk is a Bar & Restaurant right on the wharf in Nantucket Harbour, that takes its name from the building where once upon a time ropes were made during the Whaling Days.
We were attracted to this location as we had walked to the end of Straight Wharf to get a better view of the many yachts and sailboats docked in the harbour. At the end of Straight Wharf this restaurant offers the ultimate in waterside dining. It is surrounded by water on 3 sides and looks out on Nantucket Harbour. It looked so welcoming from the outside, that we decided to go in and have a late afternoon drink before catching the nearby ferry back to Cape Cod.
We received a friendly greeting from the hostess, and shown to the bar. We immediately fell in love with the quintessetial beachside ambiance... French doors that open onto the boardwalk, white washed interior, and lanterns for lighting. As it was late in the afternoon, the Dining Room was set for dinner with white linens and sparkling glassware. Very romantic.
The main bar is at the back of the building, surrounded on all sides by windows and french doors. A wonderful breeze blew thru the entire bar area, the smell of salt on the air. We were now literally sitting at the end of Straight Wharf, and all around us boats were coming and going from their slips. I ordered a glass of champagne, a nice touch in that the restaurant really did have REAL French Champagne available by the glass. My partner ordered a beer. The service was great.
Overall this was a great way to end our day trip to Nantucket; we sat sipping our drinks and planning our return for 2009.
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