My wife and I decided to drop in on a Friday night. We did not have reservations, and they were booked solid to 8:15. However, the hostess advised there are tables available at the bar area on a first come, first serve basis. We felt that since the place was packed, the food must be good so we decided to wait it out with a drink in the bar area. The bar area was crowded and festive. We were able to be seated in about 30 minutes, and the atmosphere was alive and great so the time passed quickly. So far we were having a wonderful time.
We started with the spicy crab pimento cheese dip appetizer. The pimento cheese was tasty and not real spicy, but the crab meat was very fishy tasting. Not sure if it was a bad shipment of crab or not prepared properly, but I have never had crab meat taste like that. It did not have the normal sweet taste.
My wife and I both opted for the surf & turf. The lobster tail flavor was very good, however, was small for the price compared to other fine restaurants I have eaten. We both ordered our filets rare, and mine came out medium rare, and my wife’s was cooked all the way through. She had only a tiny amount of red meat inside the steak. We were both very hungry and figured the kitchen was just very busy (and it was). The steaks did taste fine, however, for the price, we both felt more care should have been taken preparing the steaks. The highlight of the meal was the mashed potatoes and vegetables. They were terrific. What should have been a simple side item ended up being my favorite part of the meal.
We have dined at Rick Erwin’s other restaurant, and the food there was significantly better than Nantucket’s. We have only eaten here once so I would not write it off, but for the price we were definitely not totally satisfied with the food. The waitress was great and was always very friendly despite a very crowded restaurant. The restaurant has a great atmosphere and the service was great so it really helped offset the disappointment in the food. The food was not bad, but not what you expect when you pay that kind of money. I have a tough time rating because overall we had a good experience, but the food was definitely not up to the standards of the prices.
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