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Oran Mor Nantucket

phelana | Jun 27, 2011 05:52 AM

I have met my dining soul mate. I knew we were a match made in food heaven after our weekend in Nantucket. We both had a few ideas of where to dine on our only night and after reviewing all the menus on line we decided to explore each on Sat. and find our perfect spot. We loved the menu at Lola 41 and ended up having cocktails there but I really wasn't in the mood for a heavy Asian menu. The plates passing looked amazing and we will go back in Sept. for sure. Queeqegs is adorable and such an amazing menu but Oran Mor won out and did WE luck out. My dining soul date to be called DSM from now on (grin) had originally reserved a table for 6:30. When we saw the weather was clear he called to inquire about a later seating outside. They obliged and seated us in a private patio table overlooking the lush herb and floral gardens. When we were guided outside I did a double take asking of this really was out table. It was pure romance. What made it absolutely charming was the private party on the rooftop at the neighboring whaling museum. The music wafting down towards our table was lovely, truly. Our waiter and bus boy were amazing from start to finish. The linens and place settings were lovely. We decided on a fish course for me and meat for my DSM. I chose the fluke and he chose the lamb. The bread was amazing..the chewy challah was sublime..the beer bread was great..and real salted butter...I loved that our bus boy kept replenishing our bread plates. He also was non obtrusive but there when we needed him...great skill for such a young man. He was from I think Kyrgyzstan?? Oh DSD had a lovely cocktail. I had a was a Vichyssoise Dirty Martini with Cold River Potato Vodka and Pickled Wild Leeks. How different..We chose entrees only. As mentioned I chose the Sautéed Nantucket Fluke (31.00) with Fennel, Smoked Mussels and a lovely light Lemon Sabayon. DSM had the Roasted Loin and Breast of Lamb (33.00) with an Organic Emmer and I think gnocci? with a Cucumber, Olive Tapenade. I don't eat meat but wow, it looked good. We both had amazing wine by the glass. I wish I wrote down the names. Our waiter chose well. He guided us throughout our meal and even made our dessert choice: mocha panne cotta and homemade beignets. It was sheer ambrosia...

Oran Mor was one of the top 5 dining experiences..we will be back.

Oran Mor
2 S Beach St, Nantucket, MA 02554

Lola 41
15 S Beach St, Nantucket, MA 02554

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