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“Excellent Food and Ambiance”
Review of Fifty-Six Union

Fifty-Six Union
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Ranked #62 of 143 Restaurants in Nantucket
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $70
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Description: Celebrating their 17th season, Wendy and Peter Jannelle are proud of what they have created at Fifty-Six Union. The most recent addition is the outside space. Completely protected, with a full bar, the atmosphere is playful and fun. Dinner is served nightly (year-round) at 5:30 PM, offering Peter's House Specialties that include the best Curried Mussels in the World! Peter is a '78 graduate of The Culinary Institute of America. His career started by working on The Holland America Lines. Afterward he came to Nantucket and became the chef de cuisine at the now defunct India House Restaurant. This is where he met Wendy. Wendy and Peter have been on the Island since the early 80's, and have worked in some of the best kitchens and dining rooms on Nantucket. Their two sons, Andrew and Blair, have both taken turns working in the Family Business. Andrew's interest has been in the kitchen, while Blair can currently be seen behind the bar, or serving on the floor.
Reviewed April 10, 2013

We met some friends for dinner at Fifty-Six Union. We have eaten there a number of times and have never been disappointed. We all had a special three-course dinner, prix fixe, with wine and coffee. All six of us we very pleased with the meal. The food and presentation were impeccable, as was the service. This is a restaurant that is in touch with the demands of a discriminating clientele. We will return often.

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Reviewed December 17, 2012

I've always kind of liked 56 Union. Their food tends to be good and somewhat imaginative. The starters and salads seem to be their strongest dishes and the desserts their weakest. It's a well run place with a nice bar, good service and parking.

The two pieces of advice I would give them is to dim the lights a little bit and replace the chairs with something a bit more comfortable.

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Reviewed December 12, 2012

We stayed at union street inn and walked here for dinner, a couple of blocks. We had a reservation and were greeted and seated with a smile. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable. Our meals, Nantucket Bay scallops and steak were great. Done to perfection.
This was our first time to 56, but not our last. A great place to eat.

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Reviewed December 1, 2012 via mobile

Everything about 56 Union was top notch, from the very comfortable and inviting atmosphere to the meal quality and presentation.

Curried mussels, scallops, steak frites and rack of lamb all great.... Dessert as well.

We aren't on Nantucket often, but will be sure to make this a return trip whenever we are on the island.

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gottaluvItaly, Owner at Fifty-Six Union, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2012

Thank you for trying us out and your review. I'm glad you enjoyed our Restaurant.

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Reviewed November 7, 2012

Absolutely top notch place. Reasonably priced (for Nantucket), superb food, beautiful and tasteful atmosphere, and most importantly for our small family, a warm sense of welcome for our children. They actually have a box of toy cars for the kids to play with! My wife and I have come here for about ten years, and the place never changes. Thank heaven. BTW, try the Javanese rice and the hangar steak salad.

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gottaluvItaly, Owner at Fifty-Six Union, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2012

Thank you for trying us out and your review. I'm glad you enjoyed our Restaurant.

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