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“Amazing”

Company of the Cauldron
Ranked #48 of 144 Restaurants in Nantucket
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $75 - $125
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Owned and operated by Chef Joseph Keller The Company of the Cauldron Is a unique dinning experience! Quindesential old school hospitality at it's finest, Price fixe "dinner only" Menu changes daily If you want to feel as if you have your own private chef, make reservations to dine at The Company of the Cauldron. Located in the heart of Nantucket's Historic District, the abundant charm of this small red building with ivy-covered windows invites you to enter. Inside the doorway massed flowers greet you. Just beyond, tables glow softly, lit only by candles. The kitchen is open and can be seen from the dining room. As French cafe music gently wafts in the background, sweeping you away to a romantic French cafe, where the dinning experience is meant to be shared, and the food and wine fully enjoyed in fantastic company. The menu features classics and elevated comfort food that have been refined and developed over the years of his culinary career, and is reflected in his many cookbooks.
Reviewed July 30, 2014

Everything about our meal was amazing. Each course was delicious (including the best crab cake I've ever had). Wine selection was fab, and reasonably priced. Given how much it costs to have a merely good meal on nantucket, this was simply wonderful.

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Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is one of my favorite restaurants in the world. The food is always good, but the magical part is the location and the space inside. It feels like a private dinner party in a secluded room on a cobblestone street, with all candle light, and often a harp player at dinner. How can it get better than that? The food, wine, and service are good too...

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Reviewed July 25, 2014

Yes, Nantucket has plenty of good restaurants, but this one stands out. The food is delicious; the service excellent; the small space is comfortable and cozy. And it's consistently like that, I'm guessing because the chef is also the owner. The menu is fixed, but it's posted on their web site ahead of time so you can decide if you want the meal.

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Reviewed July 10, 2014

If you are looking for an amazing romantic dinner and ambience that is intimate and tastefully done, this is the place for you.

OK...,So let's start when you first enter this small, elegant establishment. The decor is eclectically whimsical, yet truly adds to the setting. "Way Cool" for all you hipsters!!!
The kitchen is open and everyone in the restaurant seems to have a part in the preparation of your dinner. It is a "beehive" of activity.

There is only two seatings per night and it is The Chef's Menu, so go online and pick the night you wish to dine and make sure you call ahead of time and the day of your reservation so you are guarnateed a table. A small price to pay for absolutely one of the finest meals you will ever have.

This is a savoring process so don't expect a "wham, bam, thank you ma'am" meal and you'll be on your way. This is a dining experience, so order a bottle of wine from their respective list and enjoy the surroundings and conversation while your food is being prepared and served. The staff is knowledgeable, so each dish will be described in detail. Love that professional decorum!

Our meal started with Pan Seared Striped Bass Panzanella with Tuscan Style Vegetables and Torn Sourdough...,Salivation Central! The main course was a Beef Wellington (Center Cut Filet) wrapped in Puff Pastry, served with Rosemary Pototoes and Roasted Vegetables. "OMFG"...,"You catch my drift". Dessert was a NYC Style Cheesecake served with Warm Caramel and Almond Crumble...,Go ahead and sin...,It's fun and delicious. Not only was the food delicious..., we were accompanied by a harpist during dinner and that was absolutely enchanting. Talk about setting the mood..., incredible!

This is on a par with any big city five star restaurant. The owner "Andrea" was absolutely delightful. She was kind enough to take a picture of my wife and I with the kitchen in the backdrop which we immediately posted and got hits from California within five minutes.

Magical, Mystical & Magnificent should sum it up...,If you don't go, you are missing a truly special moment in your life. CJB & CAB - Valatie, NY

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Reviewed July 10, 2014

Terribly overrated. It's price-fixe and we happened to hit "surf & turf" night (how 70s is that?). Set menu is $70 for 3 courses: a single scallop is your appy, dessert is sponge cake and a scoop of unremarkable vanilla ice cream placed on a sort of peanut/malted milk sauce. The entree was HALF of an already small "lobster tail" paired with an equally small beef short-rib. Turns out that the alleged lobster is from Mexico--actually it was more correctly a langoustine, and I presume frozen, not fresh. Can you imagine! In the land of glorious Maine lobsters, we're serving this instead. So here's my breakdown: 1 scallop @$20, 1 half "lobster tail" + 1 rib @ $40, 1 cake&ice cream @ $10. That's all you get, folks, for $70. Oh, and then there's the very limited, and over-priced, wine list. Not once did any of the waitstaff bother to ask "how is everything?" Get 'em in and get 'em out is the style here. I can't imagine how this joint ever acquired its high local reputation when there are so many other restaurants on NI that offer truly excellent food locally sourced.

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