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“Just stopped for drinks”

Chatham Bars Inn Resort - Dining
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Ranked #14 of 68 Restaurants in Chatham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$50
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
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.
Chicago, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Just stopped for drinks”
Reviewed 16 July 2014

First we drinks at the Beach Club. Great views looking out over the water. Great service and nice wine choices. Then enjoyed a few cocktails at the Sacred Cod int he bar area. Service was wonderful again and nice selection of wines. Next would love to come back for dinner. Beauitful grounds of the resort.

  • Visited July 2014
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“Go For The Scenery Out The Window...”
Reviewed 16 July 2014

We had an ocean view table and the scenery and ambiance were divine. Our waiter was terrific -- very attentive and sweet. My husband and I both ordered steaks. We're not big meat eaters, but it was a special occasion and what the hey. They come around with a cart with your meat on it -- they cut your meat in front of you and weigh it. It's an odd thing to do. I'd rather simply order a steak and have them bring it to me already cooked. Seeing it "in the raw," was a little off putting, to be honest. In any case, the steak was good, the sides were good -- nothing to complain about, but nothing to rave about either. I ordered the "surprise," dessert and my waiter was clearly not at liberty to tell me what it was. I figured it would be something chocolate, but nothing doing. It was a tart concoction of fruit and champagne and some other things that simply weren't all that good when put together. Last time I order a food "surprise," without more information. Bottom line: go here for the views and the romance. If you want a great steak dinner, go to a steakhouse.

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resortmanagercbi, Manager at Chatham Bars Inn Resort - Dining, responded to this review, 19 July 2014
Thank you for your review of Stars at Chatham Bars Inn. I appreciated your comments on the overall setting and environment that Stars has to offer, in addition to our server’s attentiveness. Stars unique menu offers a number of thoughtfully composed dishes, however in staying true to the earlier traditions of fine dining as it was once done here in the 20s, we also offer our custom steak cart tableside for guests to select their own size and cut of tenderloin of beef, New York strip and rib eye. I was truly sorry to learn that the presentation and overall meal including
dessert was just ok for you.

We are working on fine tuning some more great composed dishes in Stars for the remainder of the summer season and welcome you to come back to try us again. Please don’t hesitate contacting me directly if I can be of assistance to you.

With best regards,

Michael Briggs
Resort Manager
Chatham Bars Inn Resort and Spa
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“Great view”
Reviewed 15 July 2014

The service at the CBI has improved quite a bit since the last time we were there. The view from the Beach Grill can't be beat. On a nice day like last Sunday there is nothing better.

Like they say in Texas the CBI is all hat no cattle . The food is still not up to the view. I had a burger and the description made it sound tasty but such was not the case. The bun fell apart and it was rare rather than the medium I asked for, and the fries were frozen. If you want a great burger go to Ollie's in Chatham - crisp bun, well cooked , and hand cut fries. Do they have a view -- no but the cost is also less than half the cost of the CBI.

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“Wonderful Dinner in Stars and Tavern”
Reviewed 12 July 2014

We had a wonderful dinner in Stars Restaurant and later the same week in the Tavern (casual dining) at Chatham Bars. Food was excellent; service was good. We didn't have our requested table and was sorry that the lobster flambee was temporarily off the menu at Stars (one of the reasons we came) - but the meals we had were excellent food and the service was impeccable. Our party had both beef and fish entrees - as well as appetizers. Everything was cooked well and to our specifications. Food presentation was excellent. These are not inexpensive places to dine (Stars is very expensive), but the food quality and service match the price.

Visited July 2014
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“Stars Breakfast, Beach House Grill Clambake, Pool Cabana”
Reviewed 10 July 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Chatham Bars Inn four days around the 4th of July.


We had breakfast each morning at Stars. The dining room is lovely and has large windows looking out to the beach. If you want to sit outside on the beautiful veranda with great sea views, you may only get the buffet.

The first morning I had the brioche french toast stuffed with vanilla roasted apples and mascarpone cheese. It was so delicious, unlike many restaurant french toasts. The other three mornings we had the buffet. The buffet was expansive and constantly monitored. Any time a dish was getting low, it was replaced. They had the typical items you would expect, but standouts included the very fresh eggs benedict, corned beef hash, cherrywood-smoked bacon, french toast with warm berry sauce, cranberry muffins, almond croissants stuffed with an almond-cheese mixture, banana bread and zucchini bread. The fruit was delicious, and there were various cereals, breads, pastries, cheeses, breakfast meats and an omelette station.


We had reservations for the July 3 Clambake at the 6:30 seating. The Clambake takes place at the Beach House Grill, perched right on the beach. We arrived and were shown to our requested outdoor table within a few minutes. There was even a band playing.

The Clambake is primarily buffet, but if you have previously (at the time of your reservation) requested a lobster, your server will bring it to you whenever you want. The buffet is very large and well-monitored. There was a delicious clam chowder and mini corn muffins. There is a large raw bar and salad bar. In addition to seafood, there are other entree selections and hot sides, such as new potatoes and corn on the cob. The server brought our lobsters, complete with drawn butter, cracker and bibs; the tail was already split but not the claws. It was wonderful.

The dessert bar has multiple desserts. There are 3 flavors of ice cream with a multitude of toppings for build your own sundaes. I tried the warm peach crumble, which was very good. The standout was the homemade doughnuts which the chef fried as you waited and promptly dredged in cinnamon and sugar. They were like warm, sweet clouds.

We both really enjoyed the Clambake experience and are really glad we had made the reservation

Pool Cabanas:

We had reserved a pool cabana on one day and ordered lunch. My boyfriend had a burger, which he said was very good. I had the lobster grilled cheese sandwich which was pricey but delicious. It was chunks of lobster meat melted with a truffled cheese on wheat bread; sounds simple, but it was decadent.


We thoroughly enjoyed all our meals at CBI.

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