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Fifty-Six Union

) #47 of 108 Restaurants in Nantucket ₹₹₹₹ , American, French
56 Union St, Nantucket Town, Nantucket, MA 02554
+1 508-228-6135
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good15%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Southwestern, American, French, Contemporary
56 Union St, Nantucket Town, Nantucket, MA 02554
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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
Reviewed 22 August 2016

A bit out of the town but worth a short cab ride, this long established restaurant is under rated. The food is really excellent, prepared and served by thoughtful people. The busy chef even took the time to sit down with us to understand and...More

Thank ramon n
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Just had a terrible night at this restaurant. Waiter delayed until we were nearly done with the salad to come by with pepper for it. The swordfish was bland and not cooked. The waiter said they were out of tea, then, when we pushed, he...More

Thank Jamie F
Reviewed 16 August 2016

We've been going to the island for twenty years, and had (sadly) never been to this restaurant before. It will now be a staple moving forward. We LOVED the food, our server Taylor was excellent, and overall it was a great atmosphere. For those who...More

Thank AllergieswithAmanda
Reviewed 12 August 2016

I have been to this restaurant more than a few times. It is a solid walk from the town center, but it also has parking for customers and is situated on your way into town so you can avoid the cobblestones. I've eaten there as...More

1  Thank Matollygirl
Reviewed 3 August 2016

I had the fresh fish, my husband had the hamburger with delicious pommes frittes and our guest had the veal. My husband had clams casino, I had the beet salad and my friend had the wedge salad. Everyone raved about the food. The server, Basil,...More

Thank 416sheree
Reviewed 1 August 2016

I visited this restaurant during the 3rd week in July while visiting a friend who lives on Nantucket during the summer and fall months. The three of use were issued to a table next to the bar which we asked to change since it was...More

1  Thank susanseider
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 70
Southwestern, American, French, Contemporary
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
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56 Union St, Nantucket Town, Nantucket, MA 02554
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket
  • Phone Number: +1 508-228-6135
  • E-mail
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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