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“Friendly's Transformed, revisited”

Del Mar Bar & Bistro
Ranked #1 of 68 Restaurants in Chatham
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, 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.
Reviewed August 18, 2014

Del Mar Bistro has perhaps improved since our visit a year ago, although that's hard to do. The menu is well conceived and the offerings varied and universally good. The wine list is fine, and not overpriced.
We made our reservation a week or two before leaving home for the Cape -- a good idea, since the restaurant always is busy. The bar area is a bit noisy at times, so would recommend asking for a seat in the patio area (which was the location for the ice cream window back in the Friendly days).
We will be back again next year.

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Reviewed August 15, 2014

It took four days to get a reservation here. We were seated at a table for two close to the restrooms right next to a family of fourteen, eight of which were children that were misbehaving and mostly out of their seats. There was nothing pleasant about our dining experience, I'm sorry to say! We asked both our server and the owner if we could be moved, the answer was no!!

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Thank Maniscalki
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Reviewed August 14, 2014

Great food, atmosphere and service. Diverse drinks and dinner menu. Never disappoints. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed August 9, 2014

We took out of town friends there 2 weeks ago. The experience was outstanding. The menu is quite varied so that there is something for everyone. The food was excellent and the prices quite reasonable. The service was very good and the atmosphere was comfortable. I highly recommend a visit.

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Thank gawcc
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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.

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Thank Tfloooo
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