The Chanticleer Nantucket

A hidden culinary gem in Siasconset, MA that is worth the journey


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If you find yourself on the charming island of Nantucket, Massachusetts, a visit to the village of Siasconset is an absolute must. Nestled along the island’s eastern shore, Siasconset is known for its picturesque beauty, quaint streets, and historical charm. And within this idyllic setting lies a hidden culinary gem that is worth a journey – The  Chanticleer.

Originally opened as a small tea house at the turn of the century, The Chanticleer is now one of the premier restaurants on Nantucket under current chef and owner Jeff Worster. With its prime location on New Street, just a short stroll from Main Street and the iconic Sconset Beach, The Chanticleer offers an unforgettable dining experience in a setting that exudes elegance and tranquility. The restaurant is named after Chanticleer, the rooster in the famous medieval fable “Reynard the Fox.” Like the rooster, the Chanticleer has a strong personality and is proud of its unique offerings.

As you approach the restaurant, you’ll be greeted by a charming white clapboard building adorned with beautiful flower boxes and a welcoming outdoor patio. The interior is equally inviting, with its tasteful decor, soft lighting, and a cozy fireplace that sets the stage for an intimate and romantic dining experience.

What truly sets The Chanticleer apart, however, is its exceptional menu. Helmed by Chef Worster’s talented team of chefs, the restaurant is dedicated to showcasing the finest and freshest ingredients from both land and sea. Each dish is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, ensuring an explosion of flavors and a visual feast that delights all the senses.

Embark on your culinary journey with a tantalizing appetizer such as the Alderwood Smoked Judith Point Bluefish Pate that comes with Warm Hand-Sliced Idaho Russet Potato Chips seasoned with Barbecue Salt. 

For the main course, there is a diverse selection of options that cater to all tastes and preferences. Whether you’re a seafood enthusiast, a meat lover, or a vegetarian, there is something to satisfy every palate. It should also be said, that a less complicated dish like the Caesar Salad boasts a dressing that will have you asking (practically begging) the waiter for the recipe! And no meal at The Chanticleer would be complete without indulging in one of their exquisite desserts. 

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Aside from its exceptional cuisine, the restaurant boasts an impressive wine list that features a carefully curated selection of local and international wines. The knowledgeable staff is more than happy to guide you in choosing the perfect pairing to complement your meal, ensuring a truly unforgettable dining experience.

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When you visit The Chanticleer in Siasconset, you’re not simply enjoying a meal—you’re embarking on a culinary journey that celebrates the island’s rich culinary heritage. From its serene location to its impeccable service and exquisite cuisine, The Chanticleer is a true gem that captures the essence of Nantucket’s charm.

The atmosphere is as memorable as the food. The restaurant is housed in a beautiful old house that dates back to the 1800s, and the dining rooms are cozy and intimate. The walls are adorned with nautical art and artifacts, adding to the restaurant’s maritime charm.

During the warmer months, guests can also dine outside on the restaurant’s patio, which is surrounded by lush gardens. The patio is the perfect spot to enjoy a glass of wine or a cocktail and soak in the island’s natural beauty.

So, whether you’re a local resident looking for a special night out or a visitor seeking an unforgettable dining experience, make sure to reserve a table at The Chanticleer. Prepare to be enchanted by the magical ambiance, tantalized by the flavors of the island, and create lasting memories in the heart of Siasconset.

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