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Bistro on Main and Chatham Raw Bar


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options

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The Bistro on Main and Chatham Raw Bar is the latest incarnation of local restaurateur, Steve Vining, located in the heart of Chatham’s Main Street. Since 1991, we continue to bring together fresh food, fine wine, and good friends. We pride ourselves on using locally sourced ingredients to create delicious meals from coastal cuisines to Mediterranean dishes, as well as vegetarian and gluten-free options. Whether you choose to sit in our dining room, outdoor patio, or nautical-inspired Raw Bar, we offer a quality selection of premium spirits, wines, beers and local food prepared and beautifully presented by our friendly, veteran staff in a relaxed and intimate setting. Executive Chef, Timothy
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Drinks
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Street Parking, Television
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All reviews crispy chicken seafood oysters on the half shell sea scallops lobster roll salad swordfish angel hair pasta chowder ice cream definitely recommend this restaurant attentive service main street outdoor patio excellent meal kids menu milanese
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Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

We were here around 5:00 on NYE and sat at the bar. It’s a small bar but was full - we each had 3 drinks and shared the garlic Parmesan fries (amazing!). There was just one bartender who was also making drinks for the servers...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

We went for an early-ish NYE dinner with my in-laws and our kids. The service was quick and friendly and the food was delicious. I had the sea scallops which can be tricky, but they were very good. Definitely looking forward to a return trip.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank bosoxgirl79
Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile

I’ve never had a disappointing meal at the Bistro. We celebrated my birthday there with friends. I had the swordfish. It was tender, tasty, and fresh. The vegetables were vibrant and perfectly seasoned. Desert was the coconut chocolate checkerboard cake - big enough to share....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank leeannflute
Reviewed November 16, 2018

Lovely restaurant with great food, very warm welcome with the added bonus of a nice bar area & pleasant barman. Would revisit

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Baileyboo
Reviewed October 29, 2018

On our recent visit to Chatham we stopped in to have dinner at Bistro on Main and Chatham Raw Bar. I had Fish and Chips and clam chowder. My wife had linguine with clams. The food and service was okay. The clam chowder had to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed October 22, 2018

.... but watch out for them trying to overcharge you! Can't comment on the food as we didn't eat here.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Steven H
Reviewed September 28, 2018

Right in town. Casual atmosphere with good standard seafood menu and some good local beers. Disappointed one night when they closed early, and we wanted to stop in just for dessert.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank smbonedoc
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

First we had lobster cakes which were loaded with lobster and most flavourful. My Wife had Clam Chowder which she raves about and I had smoked fish on toast - Loved it. The pan seared Tuna was the best Tuna I have had. Then came...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Michael J
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

Three arrived for dinner. Wait staff was very cordial. Friend and I had Cod & Chips, while wife had the scallops. All meals were well presented and very good.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank BrianS612
Reviewed September 5, 2018

I live in Chatham. My family came for a visit and I decided to treat them to dinner at Bistro on Main. The server took at least 5 minutes to get over to us to start. She took our drink menu and took ten minutes...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Tracy S
Andrew B, Manager at Bistro on Main and Chatham Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2018

Really sorry for what sounds like a terrible experience. If there is a way we can welcome you back for another shot, we'd appreciate the chance. As the chef, it hurts me to think you had eight sub par meals and I failed to deliver...More

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