Best of Boston

2007 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, Nantucket

Straight Wharf

With new partners Gabriel Frasca, Amanda Lydon, and Scott Fraley at the helm, this popular haunt has evolved into Nantucket’s finest, offering sophisticated turns on simple foods. The seasonal menu is based on local ingredients; past lineups have seen lobster-stuffed zucchini blossoms, lemon-thyme halibut with garlic-chive spaetzle, and a peerless made-to-order rhubarb galette. The all-smiles staff will make you feel as though you’re feasting with family—except with someone else on dish duty.

6 Harbor Square, Nantucket, 508-228-4499,