Eat, Drink, & Be Merry for Less!

We’re always enthusiastic about going out to eat on Nantucket.  This week (June 4 to 10) is Spring Restaurant Week here on the island, and 19 restaurants are participating by offering special meals priced at $25 to $45 per person.  Additional island eateries are offering restaurant week specials without officially participating.

Here are a few of our favorites:

  • Dinner at Black-Eyed Susans: $35 for a three-course menu with six choices for first course and six choices for second. The Roasted Baby Beets with Vermont Goat Cheese and Fresh Meyer Lemon Fettuccine with New Zealand Lamb Bolognese are our picks.
  • Lunch at Galley Beach: $25 for two courses in the best beach dining setting on Nantucket–get Chef Osif’s Pernod Scented Escargots and his Nantucket Flounder Meuniere
  • Dinner at Company of the Cauldron: romantic in-town setting offering a different $45 three- or four-course menu every night of Restaurant Week. Wednesday is our favorite, featuring Antipasti of Shrimp, Arugula Salad, Petite Beef Wellington, and Brioche Waffle & Chai Tea Gelato.
  • Dinner at Fifty-Six Union, who has Restaurant Week specials in addition to their regular offerings.
  • Dinner at DeMarco Restaurant: their restaurant week menu offers three courses for $40, including both their Fried Green and Ugly Tomatoes appetizer (pictured above) and their rich and delicious Boscaiola.

See who is participating by visiting the Restaurant Week website and browse among even more of Nantucket’s restaurants at the Dining Section.

Nantucket Restaurant Week Dates

It’s that time of year when festivals, plays, concerts, and all sorts of Nantucket events are being finalized and scheduled.  We just received word that the Restaurant Association of Nantucket has set June 4 to 10 as the dates for their 2012 Spring Restaurant Week and September 24 to 30 as the dates for the 2012 Fall Restaurant Week on Nantucket.  Fall Restaurant Week will end with the popular Junior Chef Competition on September 30 at Cisco Brewery.

Restaurant week is the perfect time to try the many new eateries on Nantucket (five brand new at our last count) and to sample the restaurants that you ordinarily save for very special occasions.  Restaurant Week menus are designed with low prices to entice you to go out every night. Three-course dinners for $45 are offered, and some establishments price their Restaurant Week meals even lower.  How can you resist?

Organizers are still compiling the list of participants.  As plans develop, they will update the website at