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Reviewed December 11, 2023 via mobile

A great meal at Spinnaker! Another couple (their first time) joined my wife and I Friday night. Andrea warmly greeted us and showed us to our table on the (fully enclosed) front porch. We enjoyed great service and outstanding food. Yes - it can be...challenging to get an in season reservation - but it’s worth it. Plan ahead and enjoy one of the best meals on the Cape!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Andrea DeSimone, Owner at Spinnaker Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2023

Thank you so much for joining us for dinner and for the five star post here. It’s been a wonderful holiday season and our team feels grateful to get to spend time with friends like you. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed October 8, 2023 via mobile

We dined here for three nights during our stay in Cape Cod. It is a very popular restaurant in Brewster. The welcome was so friendly, the service was fantastic and the food amazing. The restaurant is made up of a number of small rooms each...with a few tables in, the rooms are simply decorated and each table has an arrangement of shells and mini lights in glass bowls. Thank you Andrea for being an amazing host and letting us dine at your special restaurant in Brewster.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Andrea DeSimone, Owner at Spinnaker Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2023

What a lovely review and thank you! It was such a complement to have you dine with us three nights in a row while you were vacationing on the Cape. It was a joy to see you and hear about each day’s adventures. Thank you...More

Reviewed August 3, 2023

Every year we spend 2-3 weeks on the Cape, specifically in Brewster, MA and every year we make a reservation at this restaurant. YOU MUST MAKE RESERVATIONS AT LEAST 4-5 WEEKS AHEAD..that's how popular this restaurant is! The food is excellent. You have a choice...of sitting inside this converted very old house or sitting outside in a lovely setting. Andrea is the owner and she along with her wonderful staff are there for anything and everything you might need. Oh, and don't forget there's dessert... You will be happy!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Andrea DeSimone, Owner at Spinnaker Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2023

Thank you so much! It has been a wonderful summer and having you return to see us was a highlight. We are so blessed to have great clients like you. Best wishes for a great fall and see you again next time you’re down Cape.

Reviewed July 25, 2023

I have lived and regularly dine out on Cape Cod for 18 years. Last night we dined at the Spinnaker in Brewster MA. The food was so well prepared and tasted so good that I urge you to try it for a mouth savoring moment....The hostess-owner, Andrea and her chef husband, Bob DeSimone, clearly communicate their passion about what they do. It was the finest dining I have had in many years. I had the Capaccio salad, swordfish to die for and a desert to gush over. Nowhere else on the Cape will you have such a 5-star gourmet food. It was all so professional including the service---our waiter Bobby rattled off the menu and the ingredients. Everything was perfect. Don't tell anyone about this true new dinner finding because we are going back next month and months here after, so we want to get reservations.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Andrea DeSimone, Owner at Spinnaker Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2023

Thank you so much for the kind words of praise and support! It was such a pleasure to have you and your friends in for dinner and so nice chatting with you. We love what we do and are so very lucky to have happy...More

Reviewed July 5, 2023

We had a wonderful experience last night at Spinnakers. I left a message on voice mail asking for a reservation and Andrea, the owner got right back to me . She was fully booked but was able to get us in to enjoy our 42nd...wedding anniversary. She is so kind and thoughtful. Also lovely. It was a delightful night . It was raining heavily and Andrea met us in the driveway with large umbrellas. Very considerate. Everything was perfect from the champagne and lemon drop martini to the bread pudding. We are looking forward to another visit soon. Lynn and BillMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Andrea DeSimone, Owner at Spinnaker Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2023

Happiest anniversary wishes and it was such a joy to have you in to celebrate your anniversary. What a great evening it was and thank you for joining us. We loved meeting you. Thank you for sharing your experience here online as well. Dear readers,...More

Reviewed June 29, 2023

We had a delicious dinner at Spinnaker and I would highly recommend making a stop here to eat if you are in the area. Owner, Andrea was so friendly, helpful and accommodating for our extended family. The littles were welcome to join us and we...ate outdoors in the beautiful area Andrea and her husband/chef have created. The wait staff was extraordinary, and all of our meals were delicious! The menu had a nice variety of options and the owner/chef happily accommodated our littles with perfect options. I wish we didn’t live 6 hours away, otherwise we’d make this a regular place to dine! Don’t miss this treasure!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Andrea DeSimone, Owner at Spinnaker Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2023

So happy to read your comments here! Thank you for dining with us and telling the world about your experience with us. Thank you for noticing the details and what we are about. Hope to see you again soon. And thank you again! Happy Summer!

Reviewed June 10, 2023

My partner and I travel to Brewster, MA every year in July for his birthday specifically to have dinner at Spinnaker. I was just checking current hours to make our reservations for our trip this year and was horrified to see the tone deaf reviews...people have left. Apparently, some people are fortunate enough to live in a bubble where they apparently haven’t notice the drastic increases in food prices, nor how hard the restaurant industry was hit by COVID and what it has taken for businesses to survive and rebuild. Apparently, some people don’t value people providing a top notch service with quality ingredients and paying staff well for performing well. Spinnaker has consistently exceptional food and delicious drinks that are worth every single penny. Their staff are friendly and accommodating & I am happy to spend my money knowing it is going into the pockets of local vendors and members of the beautiful Brewster, MA community my partner and treasure enough to travel 4.5 hours every year to come visit. Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Andrea DeSimone, Owner at Spinnaker Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2023

Happy summer and thank you so much for the complements, the support and for this posting. We always love to see you and I was thrilled to hear from you this week and to confirm your reservation! It is indeed a crazy business, but so...More

Reviewed June 4, 2023 via mobile

I first reviewed Spinnaker a month after they opened in 2017, and several times since then. Five stars out of the gate, and it never fails at making every dinner there memorable! Owners Andrea and Rob DeSimone bring their love of La Dolce Vita to...Cape Cod with a great mix of dishes, like Rob’s great bolognese pasta, pillows and blankets, and what is truly one of the best Caesar Salads we’ve ever had, and we LOVE Caesar Salad. The Sunday Gravy is also primo. We love the ever-evolving array of Chef Rob’s use of local Cape seafood, and the desserts are delicious. The eggplant pasta the other night was terrific! Chef brings back a lot of good ideas from their travels in Italy, and in particulary the Amalfi Coast. The wine list continues to have an array of reasonable choices. We personally love the Montepulciano…probably the most under-rated red wine of Italy. Bartender Diana is great…love her limoncello drop martini! The staff is absolutely wonderful to a person. The fact that they have all been there from the outset 6 years ago tells you everything you need to know about the synergy of this special place. It’s a nice thing when you can go to a place where you can actually feel the love of everyone who works there….truly special. We admit to being fervent regulars….there’s a reason for that obviously. The alfresco dining is a great option….some new special improvements to the patio, and well, the Bar is like our local Club….never a dull moment there of people enjoying just being in a cozy room full of personalities….and great joie de vivre! If you haven’t been to Spinnaker yet, it’s time! Better reserve ahead! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Andrea DeSimone, Owner at Spinnaker Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2023

Thank you so much for the posting and the very kind complements. Thank you for noticing all that we do. You are very special to all of us at Spinnaker and we are so lucky to have regulars and friends like you. It’s a very...More

Reviewed April 22, 2023

Phenomenal food and service. A new favorite on the Cape and in Brewster! We will be returning often in the summer.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Andrea DeSimone, Owner at Spinnaker Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2023

Thank you so much and we can’t wait to see you again!

Reviewed February 19, 2023

My partner and I chose Spinnaker as the setting for our Valentine's dinner; it was the perfect choice. There are a number of dining rooms, and the tables are nicely separated. The setting was both spare and charming. There are white cloths on the tables,...and on them are charming glass hurricane 'lamps' filled with shells and tiny white lights. On the wall above our table was a metal sculpted horseshoe crab 'shade' disguising a light fixture. We elected to share our appetizer (a superb roasted Brussels sprouts compilation), enjoy separate entrées (for me a divine Sesame Crusted Trout dish, and for my Valentine a fantastic pan-roasted Salmon) and share a dessert (a moan-inducing Salted Caramel Brioche Bread Pudding). There was plenty of food! And it was a 'clean plate club' kind of night. Everything was Perfectly Delicious and was complemented by excellent bar service. Our waitress, Anya, was charming and was a mind-reader to boot! Andrea, the owner, who had greeted us so warmly upon our arrival, wished us good night by name as we left. We will return.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Andrea D, Owner at Spinnaker Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2023

Oh thank you so much for the complements and noticing the details. It was a splendid evening and we are so glad you enjoyed it. We love what we do and love to know that you had a wonderful time. Thank you!

Reviewed February 19, 2023 via mobile

You need to experience for yourself! From the moment you step through the door you are made to feel at home. The creativity and quality of the food is amazing! We just can’t say enough about how special the owners and staff make you feel.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Andrea D, Owner at Spinnaker Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2023

Thank you so much for the complements and for dining with us! We have a very special place here on Cape Cod and are very lucky to have wonderful guests, like you, to spend time with. Hope to see you in again soon! You’ve made...More

Reviewed August 28, 2022

I heard so much about the Spinnaker, I couldn’t wait to get in there. Well Too much of what I heard was hype. I’ll start with service, which we found slow, (I can live with slow ) we were so bothered by a fly at...the window & my wife killed it with her napkin and told the waiter, requesting a new napkin. The server heard us apologized, but didn’t take the napkin and fly away. We called her back and request she take the napkin and fly away, She then forgot the replacement napkin. The most expensive dish of bolognese, I’ve ever ordered came to me and I found it ok. For the price it should have been the best I ever ate. I’ve had bolognese at half the price & double the portion that was so much better than this. Very disappointed.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Andrea D, Owner at Spinnaker Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2023

First, we would like to congratulate your wife on her perfect aim! During Covid, we got into the habit of keeping doors and windows wide open to encourage air exchange and fresh breezes. Of course, a stray fly can come along. And of course, you...More

Reviewed August 24, 2022 via mobile

My family and I don’t make it out to Cape Cod often, but when we do, we make sure to eat at The Spinnaker. Our last visit was special because it was our first time back since the pandemic and our first during the summer...high season. When we arrived we were greeted warmly by Andrea. She actually remembered us from our last visit in 2019! The warm welcome turned into a welcome back. After that, we felt right at home again. The food was out of this world. We started with pillows and blankets, grilled octopus and a summer salad. My wife and I shared lobster Fra Diavolo and Ravello’s lemon pasta. The kids each shared the Ragu bolognese. We topped it off with some salted caramel brioche bread pudding, cheesecake and gelato. The service was fantastic and even though the restaurant was full, the attention my family was given made us feel like we were the only ones in the room. I can’t wait to visit the Cape and eat here again. Thanks Chef Rob, Andrea and the staff at Spinnaker, you guys are awesome!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Andrea D, Owner at Spinnaker Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2023

Thank you so much for the kind words here! It was a pleasure to have you back to dine with us; your children are adorable! Your joy is palpable and we appreciate seeing it here. Looking forward to seeing you next summer (if not before)!...More

Reviewed August 24, 2022 via mobile

This was my second visit to Spinnaker. On both occasions I was impressed with the simplicity and quality of the menu and food. It is evident the owners take great pride in delivering a quality product and experience..:my complements. The success of the business (and...I assume Covid) has lead to an outdoor dining area allowing you to enjoy beautiful cape cod evenings. What's puzzling to me and inconsistent with the brand, is the tables are literally on dirt. Not only is this unpleasant, but the dirt isn't kind to light colored or white clothing and shoes. Hopefully, the owners will consider covering this dirt with stone, crushed shells (like the parking lot) or turf. This simple fix would optimize the experience.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Andrea D, Owner at Spinnaker Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2022

Thank you for the complements and believe us, the intense drought we have experienced this summer was not our plan for the outdoor dining patio area that guests have come to love. Stay tuned for the next iteration that will be much better for those...More

Reviewed August 21, 2022

We’ve been going to the Cape for over 20 yrs and this is definitely the best Italian I’ve had there. The service, food, and ambiance was spot on. We are adding this one to our short list of must-go restaurants. Amazing food, you won’t regret...it.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Andrea D, Owner at Spinnaker Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2022

Thank you so much for dining with us and for the complements! We are so happy to hear that we are on your “must-go- list”! That is the way we like to travel and share great restaurants with friends too! It’s a very high complement!...More

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