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Welcome to Spinnaker, a Mediterranean-chic boutique inn and restaurant. Husband and wife team of Chef Robert DeSimone and Andrea DeSimone lead the team. Rob has been an executive chef for over fifteen years and Andrea has enjoyed a successful commercial real estate career in Boston. Together, they launched Spinnaker in July of 2017 and have been welcoming locals and cape visitors from around the world.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Dinner
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Contemporary, American
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Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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A Waitress should suggest water first. Instead she walked up and demanded "I need your whole order now." If someone in their mid 70s has just a few glasses of wine and no water s/he can become dehydrated. The restaurant added her tip to my...bill but this was not authorized by me,More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed March 21, 2022

I have had the pleasure of dining in and ordering out from Spinnaker over the past years, and this review is long overdue, after the most recent take-out order for three amazing dished enjoyed while soaking in the sunset on a private beach front in...Chatham MA. Without hesitation, making a reservation at this restaurant or for take-out orders should 100% be prioritized over booking a nice hotel/AirBnB if time and experiences are prized and can not be traded. A meal from Spinnaker Restaurant helps complete a well planned visit to enjoy the tranquility of Cape Cod Mass. We ordered three dishes, and the chef and restaurant wait-staffs are consistently attentive in all dining needs, including small adjustments to one of the dishes (with sausage and cheese on the side, separately packed). The slow cooked beef short rib (Tuscan Beef Peposo) was tender, appropriately seasoned and with the proper amount of sauce for both each of the nicely shaped cubes, and the smaller bites those original short rib cubes are being cut into, and entire dish was dutifully fought over by multiple people, immersed in the aroma of the dish while admiring the beautiful asparagus green accompanied with aptly sauteed carrot. And for sharing, Chef Rob's Traditional Long-Cooking Ragu Bolognese sets the standard for me, as Bolognese is incredibly difficult to do well, the balance of sauce/how it coats the noodle and the texture of the noodle are all elements requiring vision, experience and care to execute well, consistently, every time. I find enjoying this Bolognese dish extremely satisfying every time I have ordered it. Lastly, the Chatham Clams and Baby Shrimp dish (over handmade cavatelli and topped with the pickled Fresno peppers and a white wine garlic sauce) was divine. Burst of colors and nicely proportioned cavatelli with the freshly cooked clams and baby shrimps, with just enough sauce accompanying all the ingredients to, are just prelude to a tasty and masterfully prepared dish which I hope they are able to keep on the menu for ages to come. I happened to have a fresh small loaf of French bread (Demi) from a can't miss Brookline Mass based bakery and dipping a slice of that bread to completely soak up all the last remaining trace of sauce from this dish made me want to instantly order it again, if I could. The portions for all dishes are suitable for a nice meal, for all seasons. And by the time we started eating that slice of moist carrot cake, I felt rejuvenated by the experience and relaxed enough to imagine and plan for the next trip.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Andrea D, Owner at Spinnaker Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2022

Wow, you are definitely a foodie! Thank you for noticing all of the details that are a part of each dish. Your setting sounds like the perfect place to enjoy our takeout and we are so glad you enjoyed it. Hope to see you again...More

Reviewed September 17, 2021 via mobile

We met two other couples for dinner at Spinnaker in Brewster last night (9/16/21), and our experience was outstanding, from the moment we walked in and were greeted by Andrea, to when we left. Our server, Pam was excellent. The food…oh my God! Out of...this world!! The octopus appetizer was phenomenal! Three of us got the special “spaghetti Fra Diavolo” with seafood, which included, shrimp, mussels and lobster. It was simply out of this world!! Will be back for sure. Chef Robert DeSimone is a culinary master!!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Andrea D, Owner at Spinnaker Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2021

Thank you so much for coming to dine with us. We are so glad you all enjoyed your dinners and your experience at Spinnaker. Our team is working so hard and it’s wonderful to see you appreciated our efforts! Thank you for your business, for...More

Reviewed August 30, 2021 via mobile

Spinnaker is one of our favorites and never disappoints! I had the Bolognese, my wife had the Chicken under brick. Both dishes were excellent. Diane the bartender is always generous with her pours! The Bread Pudding dessert is to die for! Andrea and Rob have...one of the true gems of Cape Cod here!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Andrea D, Owner at Spinnaker Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2022

Thank you so much for this five-star review and your nice complements! It means a lot to all of us. We hope to see you again very soon!

Reviewed August 9, 2021

Andrea, a special thanks to you, Rob and the staff for making our family anniversary dinner a special night we will never forget. All of your planning suggestions worked out brilliantly. As usual, all the dishes were served beautifully and well received by everyone in...the party. I really don't want to be too gushy - reservations are already tough enough - but we felt compelled to shout out to you and the staff for the memorable evening.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Andrea D, Owner at Spinnaker Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2021

Thank you so much for the very kind words of appreciation for our efforts. We very much enjoyed seeing your family celebrate your milestone anniversary with you at our restaurant. Beyond that, we always love to see you and you make every visit a joy....More

Reviewed June 21, 2021

Enjoyed dinner here with three friends. We ordered and shared four appetizers, four entrees, and three desserts - every one loved every dish and every bite got eaten. It's hard to play favorites, but if I had to choose.... Chickpea Fritters and Pillows & Blankets...to start... followed by the Swordfish and Bolognese Pasta... ending with the Ricotta Cheesecake... and in addition to the the curated wine list, they make an incredible Old Fashioned. Be sure to make reservations in advance! Definitely a can't miss meal on your next visit to the Cape.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Andrea D, Owner at Spinnaker Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2021

Thank you so much for the wonderful review and it certainly sounds like you enjoyed many of our menu items. What a feast! Happy to hear you loved every dish. Your positive review means so much to our hardworking team. Thank you! Hope to see...More

Reviewed June 18, 2021

We ate here to celebrate a birthday and it was a great choice. The tables in the back are delightful, the service was excellent and the food was very special.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Andrea D, Owner at Spinnaker Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2021

Thank you for choosing us to celebrate your birthday in our back garden! Glad to hear it was a fantastic dinner. See you again soon!

Reviewed November 9, 2020 via mobile

Spinnaker is terrific, even in spite of the pandemic. Their courtyard in the back has been transformed into a lovely open area, protected by the inn and nice fencing on three sides, but still under the stars, with a series of California heaters which effectively...thrown off more than enough heat even on a 55 degree night. The chef/owners and their staff are wonderful. The food is excellent, with a weekly menu that keeps favorites and adds new dishes. The pillows and blankets appetizer is delicious (fried reggiano and thinly sliced prosciutto); tasty octopus appetizer; love the bolognese pasta, the wild mushroom pasta from the last few weeks; pork chop; lamb scottidito; and the cavatelli with baby shrimp, littlenecks and crumbled sausage. The bread pudding for dessert is awesome. Very reasonably priced wine list.....love the Montepulciano at $38. We love Spinnaker! Their inside is open also consistent with state regs, though we have been staying alfresco....we already have our reservation for a return this weekend....third weekend in a row!More

Date of visit: November 2020
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D4874CKandread, Owner at Spinnaker Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2020

Thank you so much for the repeat visits and for your very positive review. It means so much to us, and especially this year. We have so enjoyed seeing our guests love the new outdoor garden and enjoy a safe, comfortable and delicious dinner! See...More

Reviewed October 26, 2020

We brought to more people to Spinnaker: my daughert and my mother. Sometimes you might be hyping something too much, but not in this case. Yes we gave them a preview and told them they would be amazed! The evening was simply spectacular. Ambiance was...spectacular with the lights . We were plenty cozy with the ample heaters - creating outdoor festive heating. We had the mushroom dish and the swordfish. Well the swordfish was the best I have ever experienced. Then the desserts were equally great. We knew from previous visits that the bread pudding is simply the best. My mom who can only rave about her experience in New Orleans with Bread Pudding was the best and no one could beat it. Well she confessed that Chef Rob's was better. The Hazelnut dessert was unbelievable. I am not the biggest dessert person but this was the bomb!!! You can never go wrong at Spinnaker!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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D4874CKandread, Owner at Spinnaker Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2020

Thank you so much for noticing all of the details and efforts! So glad you enjoyed the swordfish, the bread pudding and the hazelnut 5 ways. It sounds like a magical evening in our garden, which is our sincere hope for you! Thank you also...More

Reviewed September 22, 2020

Spinnaker is such a gem. We've dined here a few times since it opened, and we recommend it to all of our friends who are traveling to the Cape. Two different couples we recommended it to both raved about it, saying it was a nice...change from the other restaurants they usually dine at on the Cape. The food is always fresh, inventive, and delicious, and the service is top-notch. We brought our kids with us during our most recent visit, and they both said, "this is the best restaurant ever!"More

Date of visit: August 2020
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D4874CKandread, Owner at Spinnaker Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2020

Thank you so much for the positive review and for joining us for dinner, and recommending us to your friends. That is the ultimate complement! So glad your kids enjoyed their dinners too, I remember they were so polite and sweet and told Chef they...More

Reviewed September 3, 2020 via mobile

Found this gem through a friend’s recommendation. Charming Inn/Restaurant with great historical interest. Andrea, one of the owners, could not have been better to work with for our reservation and was delightful in person. Very kind and attentive. The cocktails were bracing and delicious. Well-crafted....Solid wine list. Chef Rob (the other owner) works hard (we enjoyed a view into the kitchen from our special table) and the result was spectacular. The Pillows and Blankets appetizer (Aged Parmigiano/Prosciutto) was really special as was the Clam Toast. Of note was their Caesar Salad. The entrees, Dayboat Seafood Pasta, Roasted Chicken Under a Brick, and Chef Rob’s Ragu Bolognese were all outstanding. The service was first-rate. Highly recommend this lovely restaurant for a special night out.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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D4874CKandread, Owner at Spinnaker Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2020

Thank you so much for the glowing review and for dining with us! If I recall, I believe it was a reservation on an evening with “iffy weather” and we offered you “lucky table 13” with the overhang, ensuring your outdoor diner happened without any...More

Reviewed August 30, 2020

Had dinner on our first night and really loved it. My husband had lamb and I had beef and the presentation and preparation were really well done by Chef Rob - who also provided us with a “killer” breakfast each morning. Really well and carefully...done - BRAVO.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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D4874CKandread, Owner at Spinnaker Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2020

Grazie! And Thank you! What a treat to read your review. It is always such a complement when our special room guests also relax and enjoy dinner with us. It’s a huge complement! Chef and I thank you and wish you a wonderful holiday. Hope...More

Reviewed August 26, 2020

This was our first time in Spinaker and we had an amazing time. Our server from Slovakia was very friendly and professional. The owner, Andrea was very nice and made us feel very welcome. We got a private table in front of the Inn which...was very special. Food was great, loved the chicken! Even if the Inn is so old, owners take a good care of it. We will be back soon.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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D4874CKandread, Owner at Spinnaker Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2020

So kind of you! Glad you loved what we have going on here at Spinnaker. Thank you for the great review and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed August 25, 2020 via mobile

*Book a reservation several days in advance by calling* What a charming gem with exceptional food! The host/owner texted us to sort our reso and was lovely in person. We were looking for lighter fare when we arrived for dinner and enjoyed a beautiful farm...fresh app with tomato, burrata, melon and prosciutto. We then split a homemade pasta dish which the kitchen graciously plated for us to share. The wine menu is really nice with excellent options. Covid-wise, very well done with masks and spacing. The “new” patio is cute and comfortable. Several two and four tops and a few high tops. Lights in the trees and fun table light toppers created a warm experience. Very well done!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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D4874CKandread, Owner at Spinnaker Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2020

Thank you so much for noticing all of the efforts and thought that we put into the new protocols and policies this year. It was a trying year for all. Reading your complement, “very well done!” means the world to us. Thank you and hope...More

Reviewed August 23, 2020

For two years we have visited the Cape and for two years we have been sure to dine at Spinnaker. Andrea and Rob have done what they can to make al fresco dining as comfortable as possible. The wait staff is engaging, skilled, and invisible--perfect!...Frankly, as the review title says, it really does not matter what you order, the chef-of-the-house has got you covered. The freshest ingredients impeccably and masterfully prepared. Rob's Italian/Mediterranean heritage comes proudly and deliciously through while Andrea's attention to the front-of-house details is delightful. This is one dynamic duo.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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D4874CKandread, Owner at Spinnaker Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2020

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Your review definitely brought a smile to Chef’s face! Thank you for the complements. Rob has worked his whole adult life to make this happen and it is so wonderful to be complemented and appreciated. Thank you! We hope...More

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