The Proprietors Bar & Table

Colorful local cuisine in cozy environs

By Catherine Smart

Husband-and-wife team Michael and Orla LaScola fuse their long-time relationships with local farmers and penchant for global fare to thrilling effect at The Proprietors. The cozy space—with its exposed beams and brick fireplace—puts you at ease the moment you step foot into what feels like the couple’s home. The pair ran American Seasons—an island favorite for its regional American cuisine—for 10 years before selling it to chef Neil Ferguson in 2015. Michael’s constant menu innovation and way with unconventional cuts of meat lead to showstopper small plates like a warm split marrow bone topped with beef tartare, egg yolk jam, and a billowing puffed tendon crown. If offal isn’t your thing, make a meal of the Carrot Hummus with dukkha spice and chewy naan; unassuming Fried Broccoli that’s a sleeper favorite with crunchy peanuts and sweet-hot honey sambal olek; and springy Rye Cavatelli rich with brown butter, currants, and cauliflower. Wash it all down with one of Orla’s picks—she’s the somm, too—or take your pick from one of the island’s best craft cocktail lists.

The Proprietors Bar & Table

9 India St, Nantucket, MA 02554

  • Must Have

Bone Marrow

Warm marrow. Cool tartare. Crispy melt-in-your-mouth puffed tendon. This delicious dish is unlike any other.

  • Insider Tip

The Proprietors’ bar is the perfect place for drinks and snacks when you’re not sure if you want to commit to a proper meal. But be warned: Those small plates are like Pringles—you can never have just one.

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