Oran Mor, Nantucket
June 7, 2023
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The Oran Mor Bistro Bar is Nantucket’s premier fine dining spot. The upscale restaurant was established in 1996. Its founders have since sold the business to Edwin Claflin and Jon Tancinco, who have maintained the original line of operations the business was founded on – serving gourmet cuisines and beverages in an exclusive fine dining setting.

Co-owner Edwin Claflin is the restaurant’s main Chef, while Josh Patsos is the Pastry Chef.


Oran Mor is at 2 South Beach Street in Nantucket Downtown’s Historic District. The eatery is housed on the second floor of a home-turned-restaurant building accessible via copper stairs and has street parking slots.

The premise features a full bar and a trio of dining rooms. A royal color combination of green and gold highlights the restaurant’s theme. Wall art, candle chandeliers, and wood flooring accentuate the warm-colored interior. Oran Mor sources artwork from Nantucket House Antiques and the Antiques Depot. Customers impressed by the artwork may inquire about quotations of similar art from the diner.

Customers in groups of up to six have tables set with seating that combines opposite-facing chairs and sofas for ease of movement for customers.

A new dining room is scheduled to be opened within 2023 to cater to groups of customers exceeding six.

The balcony area has extra tables with seating for two, and its green theme is accentuated by living flowers surrounding the metal railing.


The upscale Bistro Bar opens seasonally. Oran Mor announces season opening dates on its website and social web platforms. The restaurant employs a reservation-only model. Customers can reserve tables via Oran Mor’s website or third-party booking providers. Bookings are accepted within 30 days before the set season opening date.

Cuisines & Drinks

Oran Mor’s menu is available on its website. It features dinner and dessert options and a list of cocktails, wines, and spirits.

The restaurant sources its entire list of ingredients from within Nantucket to guarantee the freshness of its cuisines.

A signature meal serving christened “Prix Fixe Sample” goes for $115. It includes a range of appetizers, pastas, entrees, sides, and pastries.

Its dessert menu comprises delightful presentations of fruit and cheese pastries and caffeinated and alcoholic drinks. Caffeinated options include cold brews, cappuccino, Espresso, Harney & Sons Tea, and French Press sourced from Nantucket Coffee Roasters. The alcoholic postprandial features a selection of aged and rare wines, brandy, cognacs, aperitifs, and digestifs.

Customers are requested to inquire about flavors of ice creams and sorbets available on the dessert menu.

The Oran Mor bar has a rich catalog of wines, spirits, and beers on its shelves sourced from local and overseas brewers. It stocks a host of red, white, rose, champagne, and sparkling wines. The spirits catalog comprises dozens of scotch, bourbon, rye, agave, brandy, gin, aperitif, and digestif liquors. Beers and blends are also included in the drinks menu.

The Bistro Bar’s cocktail menu features nearly a dozen Mor Classic and Even Mor Libation options.


Wine Spectator named Oran Mor Bistro Bar among the 3,169 restaurants global list of Best of Award of Excellence 2022 for its comprehensive catalog of fine and rare wines.

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