|Breeze Bar & Cafe in the Nantucket Hotel & Resort|
Breeze Bar & Café: In the newly opened Nantucket Hotel & Resort, this New England jewel is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, has prime outdoor seating as well as intimate spaces inside and is a hop-skip from Downtown Nantucket (508-228-4730).
Local 186: Formerly known as Enzo’s, this new concept is gastropub at its best. The digs are lighter and more casual, while the midpriced menu features burgers, salads and fresh local seafood, accompanied by an extensive list of microbrews, wine and craft cocktails (508-487-7555).
9 Ryder: There’re plenty of waterside views (though no outdoor dining) at this Southern Italian on Cabral Wharf. Everything on the menu is made from scratch - including pasta and sauces - and you expect the likes of freshly caught local seafood, salads and in-house butchered meats. The 50-seat dining room features shabby-chic decor plus a lounge/martini bar (508-487-9990).
Red Cat at Ken ‘n’ Beck: This revived New American serving creative fare from chef-owner Benjamin deForest is now a funky hot spot now in Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard (508-696-6040).
Rendezvous Café: The 20 variety of crêpes is the draw at this new Hyannis outpost, where you can eat in or take-out from 7 AM-10 PM daily. Popular options include bananas Fosters, Nutella and fluff and even one stuffed with lobster, and you can also expect panini and a full espresso bar (508-827-4449).
The Sand Bar: New owners have claimed this West Dennis seasonal stopover but have kept much of the menu, including brick-oven pizza, Philly cheesesteak sandwiches, lobster rolls and fried seafood offerings (508-398-2244).