Best of Boston

2007 Best Modern Restaurant, Nantucket

American Seasons

Nantucket is where billionaires get away from it all, where they can pretend nothing satisfies more than a simple plate of baked scrod. When reality (and highly exacting tastes) sets back in, there’s American Seasons, where chef Michael LaScola serves southwestern-inspired summer squash bisque topped with marinated Gulf shrimp, tomatillo relish, and chipotle crema; local farm greens done up with sherry-pecan vinaigrette; and other distinctive dishes—and the low-lit interior promotes cozy intimacy for every tax bracket.

80 Centre St., Nantucket Island, 508-228-7111,