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Best Fine Dining on the cape- OFF SEASON!

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My wife and I will be in Chatham in mid Febuary. We are from the south shore but rarley make it down to the cape and want to have a really good meal while we are down there. Price is no concern, we'll pay for a good meal. Distance is not a concern either, we'll drive if we have to.

Thanks everyone!

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  1. I'm bumping this in hopes that the weekend has something to do with the lack of response. Help is much appreciated!

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    1. re: cannedmilkandfruitypebbles

      You should distance doesn't matter .... Heather in Mashpee. Check out their web site: restaurantheather.com

      The decor is exquisite and the cuisine is superb.

    2. Drive into P Town and have something at Front street, cool atmosphere, romance, great food......We like Fanizzi's by the Sea for consistent food also....great view from oceanside seats....

      1. Impudent Oyster right in Chatham is very good.
        If you don't mind driving, the Nauset Beach Club or Abba in Orleans are both very good also (much closer than either P-Town or Mashpee). Enjoy.

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        1. re: roadmoose

          Road, how is the staff at Nauset Beach Club? I found the food great but the staff positively snooty so we stopped going. Ocean House has fine dining at a great price. I have not been in years but Regatta IMHO was one of the Cape's only true fine dining spot.

          1. re: phelana

            The Regatta changed hands in spring of 08 and I haven't heard anything about it since then. Has anyone been?

            1. re: AGM_Cape_Cod

              Took a party of six there two months ago when I had heard it had a new chef/owner. We had sworn off the Regatta a few years back after a bizarre encounter with the then owner. I won't go into details but it was quite unpleasant.

              Happy to say the new chef has restored the former glory of the old place. The food was outstanding. We each ordered different apps and entrees and each was as good as the next. I would heartily recommend it as one of the best dining options on the entire Cape.

              1. re: CapeCodGuy

                Thanks, CCG, for the update. I pass it all the time and wonder about it. We will try it soon and report back. Having had numerous encounters with the former owner over the years I don't need details of yours.

        2. I am partial to the Naked Oyster in Hyannis. Great food, a little pricey, more adult than kid friendly. More importantly I am convinced their off season menu is better more creative and in general more interesting than their summer fare. Another one to consider in Hyannis is Hannah's on Main Street. The all Chocolate dessert menu is usually quite good. I am not sure the menu is as eclectic as the Naked Oyster but it is usually interesting and full of good fusion cuisine. Lastly, my wife and I are partial to the Red Pheasant on 6A in Dennis. I can usually get an interesting take on venison there in the winter.

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          1. re: late to dinner

            I agree Naked Oyster is excellent. Definitely not your typical Cape fare.

            1. re: irishnyc

              I have also enjoyed the Naked Oyster but I am sad to say I believe it has closed. Does anyone have info on this??

              1. re: jillian

                Had a nice lunch there this past Friday. They are indeed alive and well.

                1. re: CapeCodGuy

                  Glad to hear it...I was mourning the loss of that tuna sashimi.

          2. Spent a week in November in North Truro. Very limited dining choices but I would definitely recommend Napi's in P'town. Food was very good and the place had a very warm feeling. Drinks were substantial and the staff attentive and friendly. Recommend the seafood.

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            1. re: louds911

              We visit Ptown with friends and were very dissappointed with Napi's, although they were regulars. I think it was great, has gone downhill but sounds like it is coming back again. Off season may be the key here...

            2. Wicked Oyster in Wellfleet and Blackfish in Truro

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              Wicked Oyster
              50 Main St, Wellfleet, MA 02667

              Blackfish
              17 Truro Center Rd, Truro, MA 02666

              1. Somewhat slim pickings, I'm afraid. I have enjoyed meals at both the chatham bars inn and the wequasit inn, but not in the past two years. At both places, I found the food to be quite good, but the atmosphere to be not very amusing. Oh, and they're both pretty expensive. On the other hand, I always enjoy going to the wicked oyster in welfleet and abba in orleans, but the food can be a little uneven. My friends love love love the ocean house (I think that is what it is called) in dennis, but I have not yet been there. And I've heard that the red inn in provincetown recently reopened with a great new chef, have not dragged my ass to provincetown in quite a while.

                1. Just wanted to give details on where we went.

                  On Friday night, we hit up the Imprudent oyster. The food was good, I had a filet of sole and DC had a cod special. I thought the atmosphere was typical old cape cod- dark wood, older room, ect.

                  On Sat. we went to Abba in Orleans. This was a fantastic meal, one that would rival most restaurants in Boston. It had the holy trilogy of dinning our- great food, great service, great atmosphere. Thanks for the recs everyone.