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“Great Drinks, Great Food, Great Restaurant”

Del Mar Bar & Bistro
Ranked #1 of 67 Restaurants in Chatham
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Del Mar Bar & Bistro is a popular Chatham nightspot for eating, drinking and socializing, featuring creative bistro entrees, wood fired thin crust pizzas, specialty drinks, an extensive wine list and a great selection of draft beer. Warm, contemporary atmosphere with a large bar. Dinner only.Live Jazz Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday in summer.
Centerville
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“Great Drinks, Great Food, Great Restaurant”
Reviewed August 9, 2014

Del Mar is an absolute must-do if you are in Chatham or nearby. It's beautifully decorated and has a great atmosphere. The drinks are exceptional, and reasonably priced. My boyfriend and I had the "In Fashion" which is a twist on an Old Fashioned and both loved it. My mother had the "Lemon Drop" and it was great, as well. The food is indescribably good. Be sure to check the specials board as we ordered most of our dishes from it. Our appetizers were fabulous - we had the Ahi Tuna Ceviche and the Lobster Tostada. We also had the bolognese appetizer and the bolognese was sensational, including the polenta which was perfectly cooked. For our entrees, I had the cod with roasted red pepper beurre blanc sauce, which also came with a rice pilaf and asparagus. The roasted red pepper beurre blanc sauce is something I will never forget. All of the other dishes everybody had were great too from the Striped Bass to the Portuguese Steamed Little Necks Clam Sauce (which is on the menu daily). Lastly, the waiters and waitresses are extremely attentive and their recommendations were spot on; we ordered most of our dishes based on them. If you do not go to Del Mar when you are on the Cape, you are definitely missing out. I highly recommend it to all.

  • Visited July 2014
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Tallahassee, Florida
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“One of the best on Cape”
Reviewed August 9, 2014

This was the first time that I went to Del Mar, and it did not disappoint. This was one of the best meals I have had on Cape Cod. I got the striped bass, which the restaurant buys straight off the fishing boats. Its about the freshest bass you can get without catching it yourself. It was also cooked perfectly, the skin was crispy and the fish was flakey. On top of the great food the service was also fantastic. The wait staff were friendly, and they did a great job when we asked them for their recommendations on food or drinks. Del Mar has a great atmosphere and an open kitchen, so that if you are at the bar, you can watch all of the food being made. The prices are consistent with any restaurant on Cape Cod that serves this high quality of food. I can not wait to go back, and I highly recommend Del Mar to anyone that comes to Cape Cod.

  • Visited July 2014
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Cape Cod
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“Great Food and Friendly Service”
Reviewed August 9, 2014

Del Mar is a very good restaurant serving excellent food. For appetizers our group shared the the Toasted Polenta with Bolognese Sauce and a Lobster Tostada Special. Plenty of lobster in the tostada and the polenta was creamy yet firm the bolognese was nicely seasoned. For my main I had the Portuguese Steamed Littlenecks. The dish had a dozen perfectly cooked clams, and sausage,in a mildly spiced sauce over al dente pasta. The rest of our group had the local caught Stripped Bass which was excellent. The restaurant will be crowded during the summer,as it should be this caliber food and service..

  • Visited August 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Jazz duo”
Reviewed August 6, 2014

Went for drinks and dinner and we were pleasantly surprised. A duo of gentlemen was playing jazz, one on keyboard and one playing flute. We had drinks sitting on a couch close to the musicians while waiting for our table. They were friendly and asked if we had any requests. One misunderstood our request and thought we requested "Surry with the Fringe on Top". When they played the song we did request they worked both tunes together... pretty amazing. The food was good but the jazz duo was the star of the night.

  • Visited August 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Ok food and rushed and in attentive service”
Reviewed August 6, 2014

The place was heaving Food was just ok. Seared tuna was good but swordfish was tasteless. Service was rushed and inattentive. There are many better places in and around Chatham. This place is overrated and one to avoid.

Visited August 2014
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