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Fifty-Six Union

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56 Union St, Nantucket Town, Nantucket, MA 02554-3858
+1 508-228-6135
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good15%
  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“veal chop” (4 reviews)
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Southwestern, American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
56 Union St, Nantucket Town, Nantucket, MA 02554-3858
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

This place seems to have glowing reviews-- and I've wanted to try it for years But with some favorites on the water or just somehow more appealing, we never made it here. So on a mid-winter visit to ACK, the perfect opportunity presented itself. However,...More

Thank CarTRVLR
Reviewed 13 August 2017

I had the veal chop, which was only ok, at $47. The Anna potatoes were too well done to enjoy. There are many better places in the heart of Nantucket.

Thank NYTraveler023
Reviewed 2 August 2017

A wonderful experience at Fifty-Six Union with superb food, excellent and attentive service, and a charming atmosphere. This island gem is open year round and offers great seasonal food. It is walkable from town.

Thank anne s
Reviewed 28 July 2017

we ate inside, which was exceedingly noisy. In the past, we have eaten outside. The salads were quite uninspired, some arugula with average dressing and two long shavings of parmesan cheese for $13, I think. The burger was very good, but my friend, who asked...More

Thank Anne F
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

If want want a unique after dinner experience stop in for their famous Espresso Martini. One of the few really made with espresso coffee. Add to that their praline vanilla ice cream dessert (big enough for 2) and this is a grand slam evening closer.

Thank Seamoor7
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Went here tonight to celebrate my wife's birthday. It had been decades since either of us had been there, so we thought it would be fun to try it, based on some friends' feedback. I started out with the "signature" Pinot Noir and was appalled...More

1  Thank ACK22
Reviewed 6 May 2017

We were very happy with 56 Union! We had visited years ago and fondly remember those meals. Now, it seems like it is even better than it used to be! Two of us had baked Halibut which was delicious. One had the scallops and very...More

1  Thank rgpinkham
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Excellent food and wine list. We had a great dinner here. The service was a little off, but it is probably hard to find enough folks to work a fine dining place on Nantucket. It wasn't that high on the list of places in Nantucket,...More

2  Thank BadgerConn
Reviewed 9 September 2016

We had been wanting to try this restaurant for a while and, now that we've been there, we'll be sure to try it again, and again. Once seated, my wife requested a glass of the Macon-Lugny Chardonnay - which she enjoyed very much, and I...More

Thank tonyp338
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We come to Nantucket frequently and were looking forward to trying Fifty-Six Union since they are one of the few restaurants that are open year round. Ended up being very disappointed in the limited menu and overpriced selections. Since I don't eat veal or lamb...More

2  Thank ReddoorConnecticut
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 70
Southwestern, American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56 Union St, Nantucket Town, Nantucket, MA 02554-3858
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket
  • Phone Number: +1 508-228-6135
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Celebrating their 17th season, Wendy and Peter Jannelle are proud of what they have created at Fifty-Six Union. The most recent addition is the outside space. Completely protected, with a full bar, the atmosphere is playful and fun. Dinner is served nightly (year-round) at 5:30 PM, offering Peter's House Specialties that include the best Curried Mussels in the World! Peter is a '78 graduate of The Culinary Institute of America. His career started by working on The Holland America Lines. Afterward he came to Nantucket and became the chef de cuisine at the now defunct India House Restaurant. This is where he met Wendy. Wendy and Peter have been on the Island since the early 80's, and have worked in some of the best kitchens and dining rooms on Nantucket. Their two sons, Andrew and Blair, have both taken turns working in the Family Business. Andrew's interest has been in the kitchen, while Blair can currently be seen behind the bar, or serving on the floor.
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