Seaside Eateries

The Proprietors Bar & Table – Nantucket

We decided to go wild on our second night in Nantucket and try out a higher priced venue. The #4 restaurant on yelp ($$$) is Proprietors Bar and Table and off we went.

The menu screams eclectic…

PT Menu

And I can say we obliged by ordering the most interesting dishes we could find.

By the way, the decor is also rather eclectic…

PT BarPT Interior 3PT Interior 2PT Interior

The Food – A Culinary Adventure

As I said above, this is not the place to bring your Aunt Wanda looking for Fried Clams or Lazy Lobster – she’ll find nothing of the kind here. But as you may know, we eat at a lot of traditional seaside eateries, so we were all-in.

Their signature appetizer is the Fried Pig’s Ears ($19)…

PT Pigs Ears

These bad boys are loaded with flavor, but a tad tough; not as tough as a pig’s ear, but more chewing than munching.

We also ordered the Chicken Liver Pate ($18.5)…

PT Pate

Since this was our first visit, I’m glad we tried both, but if I come back, this will probably be my appetizer of choice.

Ellen ordered the Octopus – which was a special. I don’t recall exactly what it cost, but I think it was around thirty dollars…

PT Octopus

Like the Fried Pigs Ears, it had great flavor, but I’m not a huge fan of the texture of octopus.

Then came the Tuna Crudo…

PT Flat Bread

The Chicken Fried Trout…

PT - Chicken Fried Trout

The Seared Scallops..

PT Seared Scallops

Finally, I ordered the Popcorn Shrimp…

PT Popcorn Shrimp

Yep, that’s real popcorn, not quite what I was expecting. I’m not sure this is a very successful dish. Both the flavor and texture of the popcorn don’t seem to go well with shrimp.

If you’re looking to venture out and try dishes you may never find anywhere else, I think you’ll like The Proprietor’s Bar and Table. But if you’re looking for traditional New England fare, I’d look elsewhere…


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