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Italian, American, Contemporary
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed December 8, 2019

We went to dinner on the Saturday evening of the stroll- reservations were at 6 to be on the early side of an expected busy weekend. Unfortunately the restaurant appeared unorganized although not yet busy. We waited close to an hour for our dinner and...realized our waitress most likely forgot to place our order after finally noticing us and asking us what we ordered. No attention or check ins for drinks, water. No acknowledgement of the delay and lacking basic etiquette. Food was good but with lack of service and delays it overshadowed the ultimate meal. By the time we were leaving There were several people inquiring about their delay with reservations. Ironically we could have been out of there at least 30 minutes prior and another table near us had been empty for 15 minutes. It clearly seemed like an unmanaged restaurant.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed October 30, 2019

(June 27, 2019) The Nantucket Health Department closed the historic 29 Fair Street Inn and restaurant at the same location last week after a routine inspection. “The entire property lacked hot water and a working alarm system,” health director Roberto Santamaria said of the issues...that were the most wide-reaching among the problems that prompted the closing. The premises were condemned and declared unfit for human habitation. Although the term “condemned” alone means a building is structurally unsound, that is not the case with this property. When coupled with the term “unfit for human habitation,” it refers to a violation of the state Department of Health’s minimum standards of fitness for human habitation.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed October 6, 2019 via mobile

We went to Restaurant Week dinner on Sunday. The crab cake appetizer and pot de chocolate dessert were wonderful. However the old world pasta was just OK. Some years ago, the former chef,who was from India, made a wonderful pasta with bechemal sauce,cinnamon and nutmeg....It reminded many of the Greek Pasticcio. It was a ten. Tonight’s pasta did not have any bechemal sauce or cinnamon it was a bland five. Too bad they lost the old recipieMore

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 10, 2019

It was a quiet Sunday night after Labor Day weekend was over so the restaurant was practically empty. We were greeted warmly and seated in a lovely table where a basket enticed us with the aroma of warm breads. A light & scrumptious Pinot Noir...(forgot the name. Sorry.) accompanied my Linguine con le Vongole that was cooked to perfection...just enough garlic, and a few little pea shoots on top. The clams were local cockles...so tiny and tender. My husband had the halibut;also perfect. Don't miss the dessert -- Creme Brulee. Heaven on a spoon!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 11, 2019

The Service was quite fast cause we were the only ones there in a timely manner and it the Sea Bass was delicious as a special

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed August 4, 2019

The restaurant was closed earlier in the year, frustrating some, but now it’s open and not be missed. We had a fabulous experience on our visit. The restaurant was quiet, as the tables were only about 25% occupied. But even at full capacity the three...meal rooms each had only a few tables, so it will never be noisy. The ambiance is quaint and old fashioned with wood beams, an old fireplace, and nice pictures. The former residence dates back to 1709, 50 years after Nantucket was first settled by English speaking people. The waiter was cheerful and outgoing, and did a wonderful job explaining the menu. We started with some wine, which left the bottle about 1/4 filled. We joked that he should leave the rest of the bottle for us... which he did. We split a tasty Caesar salad, which was more than ample. My girlfriend couldn’t even finish her portion. We ordered the Bolognese and Sea Scallops over lobster risotto. My girlfriend said it was the best meal she had ever had and my sea scallops were moist and tender, an excellent meal. Be sure to check out the bathroom. It is truly unique. The last time I was here many years ago, the restaurant was called the Woodbox. It is as charming now as it was then. The only thing I wish for is that they reintroduce the popovers and beef Wellington that the old Woodbox was known for. We had gone to another restaurant in the family, the Summer House, a few days earlier. 29 Fair was far superior, despite the wonderful ambiance of The Summer House.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 27, 2019 via mobile

We made a reservation for dinner on July24th through open table. We got a confirmation email and reminder of reservation. When we got to the restaurant it was closed!!!!! No one was there!!! Luckily we found Ships Inn, which is an amazing restaurant!! We will...NEVER give our business to this restaurant or The Summer House.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed December 31, 2018

My honey and I enjoyed breakfast here a few weeks back when new management and ownership were bringing in a new energy and chef.. We enjoyed it. Based on their advertised New Year's Eve Prefix, chose them again to dine. Overall, the experience was positive....Very cozy and relaxing environment. The three course menu, as advertised, delicious. From the butternut squash soup, bibb salad, lobster tail and filet and lamb, to the tiramasu and banana cake. My only constructive criticism would be of having more staff based on the reservations for New Year's Eve. Chef Pedro and the young lady were running the whole space. Best wishes in 2019. We will be back for breakfast and dinner.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed December 5, 2018

This place was one of our favorites when it was the Woodbox.New chef/owner working very hard to make a go of it. Good food. Service was slow but worth the wait.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018

We had an average meal, and very nice service. Not memorable, or unusual. There were only a few tables taken, and very loud. Will skip this one next year!

Date of visit: August 2018
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