Brant Point Grill

A stylish seaside grill
Brant Point Grill is located within the iconic White Elephant hotel on Nantucket. The spot is known as much for the food as it is for the views — there’s hardly a place with better panoramas anywhere on the island. Brant Point Grill provides perfect views of Nantucket Harbor from its outdoor, covered terrace and from its window-fronted dining room.

The setting and cuisine of Brant Point Grill are matched by stellar service. The restaurant exudes a certain warmth and is in many ways the epitome of Nantucket — beautiful but understated, classic but fresh, and always ready for a seasonal meal and a sunset cocktail.
Our Inspector's Highlights
• Brant Point Grill takes full advantage of this enviable location with a large patio and an airy dining room fronted by a wall of windows facing the water.

• The patio area is fully covered, heated and surrounded by removable walls to ensure you can always dine alfresco.

• A table on the restaurant’s expansive terrace puts you right on Nantucket’s postcard-worthy harbor, separated only by White Elephant’s gorgeous green lawn and pristine landscaping. The views of boats gliding into and out of town on the shimmering Nantucket Sound are stunning.

• There are plenty of light bites for healthy eaters — including BPG signature granola with honey-orange Greek yogurt and Nantucket dried fruit — but heartier standouts are the BPG signature skillet pastrami hash and the Nantucketer lobster-cream-cheese omelet.

• To every diner’s delight, Bisaillon also creates culinary cocktails such as a towering lobster Bloody Mary (which comes with a skewer of seafood chunks) or house-aged oak-barrel bourbon Manhattan.
Things to Know
• Though the restaurant and hotel are seasonal — open from mid-April until December — you’ll see the same friendly staff return year after year.

• On summer Fridays and Saturdays, local band Bob Lehman Trio plays in Brant Point Grill’s bar from 8 to 10:30 p.m. It has been the house band for more than a decade.

• The bar hosts Friday Buck-A-Shuck — $1 oysters from 3 to 9 p.m. on the lawn — and draws guests on Mondays with Wagyu beef and lobster tacos from 3 to 9 p.m.

• The dress code at Brant Point Grill is smart casual. Most of your Nantucket summer wardrobe will be acceptable here, though you’ll want to leave your jeans in your guest room during dinner service and avoid anything torn or too revealing.

• Reservations are recommended at Brant Point Grill — especially during the peak vacation season between Memorial Day and Labor Day — and are easy to acquire by calling the restaurant directly at 508-325-1320 or call Nantucket Island Resorts’ reservations team toll-free at 800-426-8718. Alternately, reserve your place online via OpenTable.
The Food
• Sunday brunch is always a busy time. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., you’ll find waffle, pancake, omelet and carving stations; a create-your-own Bloody Mary bar and a kids corner with bites such as chicken fingers, pizza and even an old-fashioned ice cream cart.

• The lunch menu has a large selection of salads, sandwiches, flatbreads and entrées, but this is the time to order the Nantucket restaurant’s lobster roll, made with lemon-chervil mayo, or the Benedict burger, an eight-ounce Angus patty topped with Canadian bacon, a sunny-side-up egg and tomato béarnaise.

• Dinner is all about the steaks and seafood. Pair your choice of steak (perhaps the 16-ounce prime, aged rib-eye or the eight-ounce filet mignon) with your favorite sauce (wild mushroom hunter sauce, fig reduction) for a customized dish. The two-pound lobster and surf-and-turf for two are also popular.

The Chef
• Chef Fred Bisaillon’s breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch menus are as beloved as the vistas.

• Focusing on prime, aged steaks and fresh-from-the-docks seafood, Bisaillon turns out innovative twists on New England cuisine — including local Georges Bank cod flavored with chimichurri or the Benedict burger, an eight-ounce Angus patty topped with Canadian bacon, a sunny-side-up egg and tomato béarnaise.

• His classics are just as thrilling, whether it’s a clambake for two, a two-pound stuffed lobster or a 16-ounce rib-eye.

Getting There
50 Easton Street, Nantucket, Massachusetts 02554
Brant Point Grill
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