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“ah so close...”
Review of Dune

Ranked #2 of 141 Restaurants in Nantucket
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $45 - $65
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Between Federal and Centre
Description: Dune, new to Nantucket in 2009, is a creation of Michael Getter, formerly of 21 Federal and American Seasons restaurants. The décor in our three distinct dining rooms is a blend of sophisticated elegance and soothing comfort. Along with our exotic quartzite bar and charming patio we offer an extensive selection of handcrafted cocktails, wines, spirits and cordials along with offering full lunch, dinner and dessert menus. The ever changing menu showcases an innovative selection of the finest in seasonal local produce, fish and meats from regional farms and select purveyors. During the summer season we serve lunch and dinner daily. Bar opens at 5:00pm every day.
Burlington, Vermont
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“ah so close...”
Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

Our dinner was extremely good, but fell just short of perfection in a few areas. The perfect: the crust on the yeasty bread, the spring pea soup was a visual and sensual delight, perfectly cooked swordfish and salmon. The not quite perfect: the beet puree on the salmon dish tasted out of place and overwhelmed the wonderful flavor profile of the rest of the dish, the heavy-handedness of the lavender in the honey-lavender ice cream and service felt a bit unnecessarily rushed for a relatively slow pre-season evening.

Visited May 2014
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Excellent dinning experience!”
Reviewed May 8, 2014

The Dune was recommended by our Inn Keeper. We had cocktails at the bar, they were delicious and Allison, the bar made was very nice. The dune is a modern restaurant and at it is not too big place so it also feel comfortable. We had dinner there which was excellent. It was season based food, very attentive service and fine dishes, all perfectly cooked and delicious. We even had our starters split so we could both test each dishes! The only little down was dessert, we had butter pudding with maple syrup and bacon ice cream, the beacon ice cream is not for everyone taste! Anyway always good to experience something different. Highly recommended to anyone wanting to dine out in Nantucket!

Visited May 2014
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Scituate, Massachusetts
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Anniversary Dinner”
Reviewed April 28, 2014

Our dinner at Dune was very good. Service was excellent. We had a corner table on the second floor. I had the chicken and it was delicious. My husband had the pork which he liked. The dessert menu was disappointing.

Visited April 2014
Thank Edith T
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effort pa
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Beautiful resturant”
Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

Typical for Nantucket very pricey. I gave this 4 star because the portions versus price very small. Service was great food wasn't off the charts as Guy would say.

5 of us including tip $500. We had sword fish, salmon, and Rosetta portions were small my sword fish had a slight fishy taste (I normally don't eat lots of fish) also had bottle of wine and 2 beers and 3 very small deserts.

Upstairs is better then downstairs. Downstairs by the bar was a little noisy due to the acoustics.

Thank rizzor
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Nantucket, Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good, but better places to go on-island”
Reviewed April 23, 2014

Been here numerous time, and food is good and very incontinent. Was never super impressed with the menu offerings and flavors. Pretty standard. I do like the ambiance, and the bar is a great spot to get the night rolling. Nice wines by the glass and cocktails as well. Like going for drinks and maybe an app, but if your going to spend money on dinner, there are far superior places in town to try out.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank kerry f
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