Nantucket is known for some pretty good seafood at its many restaurants. But making an inroad into the beef world is a new place, Nantucket Prime, a steakhouse that opened at the start of Memorial Day weekend in the Jared Coffin House. It’s led by Boston-based Executive Chef Joshua Smith (CIA grad, former executive chef for the Franklin Restaurant Group in Boston), and General Manager Justin Ito-Adler (former beverage director for Commonwealth in Cambridge, and wine director for Clio/Uni in the Back Bay).
The menu features dry- and wet-aged prime steaks and, of course, local seafood, a raw bar and a variety of signature cocktails, wines and craft beers. Smith sources from local farmers such as Far Away Farm and Double J. Farm.
Nantucket Prime is open seasonally every day, and diners can also sit on an awning-covered patio. Inside, the centerpiece is a six-person chef’s table featuring a tasting menu of seven courses with optional wine pairings. For information, visit www.ackprime.com. Reservations can also be made at www.opentable.com