Best of Boston

2006 Best Fusion Restaurant, Nantucket

The Pearl

Vibe-wise, the Pearl is less Madaket Beach than South Beach. And so, refreshingly, is the food. Chef-owner Seth Raynor skillfully melds the bounty of local waters with exotic flavors in dishes such as Hawaiian-style tuna poke and panko-crusted halibut with kaffir lime broth. The fun cocktails and mind-boggling assortment of sake flowing freely in the superchic bar means the wait for a table isn’t entirely cruel.

12 Federal St., Nantucket, 508-228-9701,