Friday, July 3, 2015

Dinner at Ships Inn, Nantucket

Ships Inn, an historic bed & breakfast and restaurant, is located at 13 Fair Street on Nantucket.  It was built in 1831 as the home of whaling captain, Obed Starbuck.  It underwent a renovation in 1991 and offers 10 guest rooms and a lower level bar and restaurant.  
Ships Inn, while still located "in town" is off the beaten path and we're guilty of passing this one by for years! We're so glad that we finally tried it this past Wednesday evening!  We were immediately greeted and seated at a table for two in quiet alcove.  The restaurants walls, mostly brick, are white washed with paintings of boats scattered throughout the space.  The dining room is candle lit with eye level windows to the street.
Homemade bread arrives in a Nantucket basket! And yes, I thought this blouse was perfect to wear to Ships Inn!
Mr. PS started with a Caesar Salad and I started with a Radicchio & Endive Salad with blue cheese and avocado.  Mr. PS chose the Veal Scallopine Citron that came with a small portion of homemade egg & spinach fettuccine.  I tried the Striped Bass special which was topped with lobster.  It had a steamed vegetable bundle over a potato risotto cake...all delicious!
Somehow, we saved room for dessert and we're glad we did!  Mr. PS ordered a Chocolate Souffle Cake with Creme Anglaise and I ordered the homemade Lavender Ice Cream with a sprig of mint in a brown sugar bowl...so good!
If you're on Island we highly recommend Ships Inn!  Reservations are available on OpenTable.

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