With its unobtrusive shingled exterior (it blends with the Cape landscape so seamlessly) Blackfish restaurant might be easy to miss - but this restaurant is worth seeking out - it's considered one of the lower Cape's best kept secrets. From its comfortable perch in the quaint, rural community of Truro, the restaurant has been quietly gaining a loyal following since its 2007 opening. Exposed brick walls and rustic decorative touches give the intimate dining room a casual feel, while copper-topped tables and wrought accents add an air of sophistication. The menu (bursting with all sorts of local, seasonal goodness in summer and full of exotic game during the fall) showcases the refined culinary sensibilities at work in the kitchen.
Chillingsworth, housed in the 300 year-old Chillingsworth Foster Estate, has been among the Cape's premier restaurants for more than thirty five years. Beautifully situated on six acres of lawns and gardens, the Brewster restaurant offers diners a choice between their formal dining room, where chef/owner Nitzi Rabin creates elegant, multi-course tasting menus, or the more casual Chills Bistro, where diners can enjoy a la carte menu or three-course prix fixe in a relaxed greenhouse and gallery setting or comfortable bar/lounge. Housed in a graceful Colonial home, beautifully appointed with of-the-era antiques, Chillingsworth has remained one of the highest-ranking restaurants on the Cape, and is considered by many to be one of the highest ranked restaurants in New England.
Twenty Eight Atlantic
2173 Massachusetts 28 Chatham, MA 02645 508-430-3000
A posh waterfront location, spectacular cuisine and superb service combine to create a unique Cape Cod dining experience at twenty-eight Atlantic, the Wequassett Resort and Golf Club's signature restaurant. A perennial favorite among discerning gourmands on Cape Cod, the fine dining restaurant serves breakfast and dinner with seasonal menus changing based on the best of Cape Cod's produce and seafood. Carefully cultivated relationships with local farmers and fisherman ensures menus featuring only the best in locally-sourced ingredients. A spacious yet intimate feeling dining room beckons diners with dramatic stone fireplaces, Shaker style furnishings, hand blown glass chandeliers and nautical etchings. Limoges china and Riedel stemware create an atmosphere of eclectic style and quiet luxury.