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“Great Pizza +” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Del Mar

Del Mar
Ranked #1 of 68 Restaurants in Chatham
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Del Mar Bar & Bistro is a popular Chatham nightspot for eating, drinking and socializing, featuring creative bistro entrees, wood fired thin crust pizzas, specialty drinks, an extensive wine list and a great selection of draft beer. Warm, contemporary atmosphere with a large bar. Dinner only.
New Jersey
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69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Great Pizza +”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2012 via mobile

We celebrated our daughter's 13th birthday at Del Mar last night. We were a large group (14 of us). The restaurant put us at two tables next to each other in a space that was both outdoors and indoors. We actually were under a roof, but one whole side of the room was open to the outside - a very nice effect.

I let the restaurant know it was a birthday celebration when I made the reservation, and when we were seated we saw a bunch of balloons tied to one of the chairs for the birthday girl. The service and the food were great. The pizzas deserve special mention. They are very thin crust and were perfect to share as appetizers for the table. We split two among six adults. One was plain sauce and cheese, and the other was hot Italian sausage, which we all loved. Next time I may get a pizza for myself for dinner.

Everyone in our party, kids and adults, loved their meals and loved Del Mar.

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Ottawa, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good food and music”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2012

Went here for dinner with my boyfriend and we both enjoyed our meal thoroughly. We split the fig and pear salad which had a fantastic melange of tastes and textures. I ordered the Seared Tuna entree and was very impressed. The tuna and mashed avocado was a very tasty combination and the paired dressings complimented it well.

There was also a live band playing at the time and they were fantastic! They played great jazz music and I was disappointed when they eventually took a break. Overall a very good place.

Visited July 2012
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New York City
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Surprisingly Great!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2012

My husband and I were looking for a romantic restaurant with good food other than seafood. I think we researched dozens of restaurants all over the Cape. Del Mar threw me off a bit because of the website and that weird video...but we took a chance, and it was well worth it. The food was really good, the prices okay, and that one review about the bathrooms being dirty... well, that was right. The bathrooms look like no one goes in throughout the night to clean up. Yet all in all, we had a great time, the service was accommodating, the atmosphere lively (on a [Summer] Wednesday night), and we were happy we went. You will be too!

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Beijing
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86 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Good, but not great”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2012

We had very high expectations of Del Mar based on recommendations of friends and family. Perhaps it was an off night, but we felt the food was good but not great. The clam chowder was a B+ and the fish (local striped bass) also was solid but not in the amazing category. On the other hand, the service was good and it is one of the top restaurants in Chatham (better than the Wild Goose and on a par with Celestinos) so if you are spending any length of time and want to eat out it is definitely a top choice. Reservations are a must.

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Kingston, NY
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“Best Food In Chatham”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2012

My husband and I have been going to the Cape for over 30 years. The food on the Cape has always been "just okay" until we found Del Mar in Chatham. The venue, the service, the food were all excellent! Thank you, thank you!

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