The Club Car

An island staple gets a modern makeover—and a tapas menu

By Catherine Smart

If you haven’t been to The Club Car in a while, you might be shocked by its 2017 rebrand. This is no longer a place to grab a grilled cheese or a cup of chowder—instead it’s full of ferns, soft blue booths, and servers popping bottles of pink wine. Chef Mayumi Hattori turns out super-fresh, veggie-focused seasonal small plates, like Grilled Asparagus and Spring Onions with hazelnut romesco, a take on Green Goddess with tender baby lettuce, and a savory seed granola flavored with a spice blend from local shop Ambrosia. From tiny lamb skewer tapas, to larger plates of local seafood or Spanish meatballs, everything is meant for sharing.

The Club Car Restaurant & Piano Bar

1 Main St, Nantucket, MA 02554

  • Must Have

Jamon Iberico toast

Slicked with butter and rhubarb jam, it’s slightly charred, salty-sweet perfection.

  • Insider Tip

It can get rowdy and bottlenecked at the entrance to the piano bar. Ask to be seated away from the door if you have a dinner reservation later in the evening.

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