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Chatham Bars Inn Resort - Dining
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Ranked #10 of 67 Restaurants in Chatham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$50
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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Good for: Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Seaview Street and Shore Road
Description: New England dining meets premier restaurant at STARS, located in the Historic Chatham Bars Inn. Custom chandeliers, stately columns and magnificent picture windows overlooking the Atlantic Ocean’s Pleasant Bay create an ambiance that's both upscale and inviting. Nothing but the finest mid-western grain fed and dry aged beef is served with extraordinary local ingredients and produce from our own farm, Cape Cod’s finest local seafood and an extensive list of wines representing the world’s greatest wine making regions . Our signature tableside steak sizing, cut to your specifications along with house specialties such as the “BACON & EGGS” pork belly appetizer, 22 ounce Dry Aged Porter House and open Wine Cellar are a few distinctive dining highlights. Please observe our dress code, Resort Evening Attire. For the ladies, resort casual including jeans - no pool / beach attire and for the men, long pants including jeans, collared shirt and proper footwear - no shorts.
Rartian, NJ
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224 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Could have been great but...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

Ok, the Stars restaurant has it all - a room so tastefully decorated that Martha Stewart would approve, a stellar view of the bay with sailboats gliding into the sunset, high quality food expertly prepared - but it wasn't the wonderful experience that it should have been. Maybe it's the patrician atmosphere of the inn or the pretentious attitude of the staff, but it just wasn't the relaxing, enjoyable experience that you'd expect from a top notch restaurant. Also, the food was good but there was nothing interesting or inventive to the dishes. I have been to many high end restaurants in my travels and while Stars was very good, it was still a bit of a disappointment. Sadly, these people are not nearly as special as they think they are.

  • Visited June 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Incredible”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

Stars offers upscale dining and you won't be disappointed. The duck was amazing. I've been to the clambake as well; however, buffet style is just not for me.

  • Visited December 2013
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illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Ok but expensive ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014 via mobile

It's good, really good. But expensive and if they think you don't belong they don't talk to you or give you the same service as others. But they should be careful who the are waiting on, they never know who you really are!!!

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Duxbury, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
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“The "Stars" dining is top notch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

We celebrated our anniversary with a dinner in Stars. Beautiful view of Chatham Harbor. They gave us a free bottle of champagne and the steaks were terrific. Lovely meal, great service; but not inexpensive.

Visited June 2014
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Amazing views, food was fine”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

The tables in the outside restaurant were great. Amazing views. However, the food was nothing special.

Visited June 2014
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