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One lunch late September in Edgartown?

CapeCodGuy Aug 31, 2013 01:26 PM

Have a relative asking for a nice sit down lunch option for two who are newly in love, preferably with a nice view/setting and reasonably decent food. How is Atlantic in Edgartown? Place looks lovely, but the food reviews on Yelp are all over the board. Any other recs?

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  1. CapeCodGuy RE: CapeCodGuy Sep 1, 2013 11:17 AM

    Not a single rec for a nice sit down lunch with ambiance in Edgartown? How about Oak Bluffs or elsewhere?

    1. foodieX2 RE: CapeCodGuy Sep 2, 2013 05:58 AM

      Hey- Just seeing this. I would highly reccomend Lucky Hanks in Edgartown. Not "upscale" but small, pretty room and inventive menu that changes often. No view but the food is amazing

      Of course if view outweighs food you could always do Atlantic as you noted, right on the harbor. $$$ for what you get but the view is one of the best in Edgartown. Food is decent enough.

      Another good view with just ok food is the Seafood Shanty. More casual than the Atlantic and slightly less $$$

      I also just reported on Little House Cafe in Vineyard Haven. Wonderful food wth a middle easern bent. When crowded the room does get loud. Again no view at all. I think their site is down-I cant get on so here is their FB page:

      You can see my recent Vineyard write up here

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        CapeCodGuy RE: foodieX2 Sep 2, 2013 08:32 AM

        Thanks for the reply. If the rec request was strictly for me, it would be all about the chow, but this is for my nephew and his new gal who live in the Midwest. So, view and ambiance is as important to them as the food, possibly more so. They have only one day on the vineyard, so I'd like to make sure I've given them the best shot to make them happy. They are also going to 28 Atlantic on his girlfriend's birthday. I have a sneaky feeling, he may pop the question there!

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          foodieX2 RE: CapeCodGuy Sep 2, 2013 08:44 AM

          Then definitely have them go to Atlantic. Can't beat the view, both inside and on the deck. This is the old Navigator/Boat Bar location and they did a really nice job on the renovations. FB has some good photos of the place as does there own website if the nephew wants a sneak peak. Easy location, especially if they take Falmouth/Edgartown Ferry which I highly recommend.

          We didn't make it this trip but our last couple of visits we have done cocktails/nibbles as well as dinner. If they stick with what they do best-steak, burgers and seafood they will have a fine time.

          Hope they have a great trip-late Sept on the Cape/Vineyard is my favorite time of year. Hope you like the maybe-soon-to-be niece in law!

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            CapeCodGuy RE: foodieX2 Sep 2, 2013 09:47 AM

            Thank you. They were going to take the Woods Hole to Oak Bluffs ferry and bike to Edgartown. Should I talk them out of that?

            Met the possible niece-in-law-to-be earlier this summer and she's a keeper! Lovely woman.

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              FriedClamFanatic RE: CapeCodGuy Sep 2, 2013 09:56 AM

              They may be a little "warm" after the bike ride.or the weather could be iffy. I'd opt for the Falmouth Ferry and then maybe a drive up to Woods Hole afterwards on the coast road (nothing like a sunset from Nobska Light to light Romance!).

              Also without the bikes, they can stroll around Edgartown more easily.the bike ride out to Katana is fun, but maybe not necessary if you think this is gonna be an "event" lunch

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                foodieX2 RE: CapeCodGuy Sep 2, 2013 10:41 AM

                If they only have one day the bike ride to and from, while wonderful and very pretty, will take a big chunk of their time. If they are the sort that prefer that over sightseeing/window shopping I say go for it and have them leave enough time for cool down. There are bike racks everywhere for them to lock up. They might want to consider the Island Queen out of Falmouth instead of the main ferry. No cars, perfect for bikers and a smaller/quieter boat.

                However if they are more into sightseeing I would have them take the Edgartown ferry and plan on spending the bulk of day there. They could have leisurely stroll through town in the morning, lunch at Atlantic and then tour the MV museum. Circle back for a glass of wine at Atlantic or grab a cocktail on the deck of the Shanty.

                Or after lunch they could jump on a shuttle to OB and walk thru the tabernacle and the gingerbread houses. Grab a cocktail/beer at Coop De Ville or Nancy's and then get another shuttle back to Edgartown.

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              foleyd7 RE: CapeCodGuy Sep 3, 2013 12:21 PM

              If the view / setting is important then I would recommend Nancy's in Oak Bluffs (upper restaurant) if the weather is nice. A great deck with a great view overlooking the docks. Food and drinks are good for a casual lunch.

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                foleyd7 RE: foleyd7 Sep 3, 2013 12:24 PM

                Here's a picture of my view (and my margarita) from lunch there a couple weeks ago:

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                  CapeCodGuy RE: foleyd7 Sep 3, 2013 02:18 PM

                  Thanks foleyd! Looks pretty clear though for a margarita!

                  Appreciate everyone's response.

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                    foleyd7 RE: CapeCodGuy Sep 4, 2013 04:26 AM

                    The only thing in my "margarita" is lime! No sugars or sweeteners.

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                mikeinboston RE: CapeCodGuy Sep 8, 2013 07:17 PM

                As someone who managed restaurants, if it's ok for you to make a suggestion, if he is planning to get engaged, have him call the restaurant ahead of time and let them know.

                While am not familiar with Atlantic, I know at the locations I worked at we would always go out of our way to make sure that we saved the room's best seats and paid extra attention to the table, having a comp split of champagne at the ready anticipating a "yes".

                One word to the wise, although romantic, a diamond ring snuck into a glass of champagne almost resulted in a unfortunate "you just swallowed your engagement ring" for a young lady who apparently wasn't paying attention to her glass as she drank.

            3. WhatsEatingYou RE: CapeCodGuy Sep 3, 2013 07:24 AM

              I had dinner at Atlantic a few times earlier this season, my whole family enjoyed it. Some of the dinner entrees were pricey and did not really deliver, but the food overall was good. I think it would be a great lunch spot, especially since we liked the salads and sandwiches most.

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