When the Greydon House hotel opened in Nantucket in 2016, it was lacking a restaurant, but one opened in the late fall, headed by Chef Marcus Ware. And as people began to visit it, they were extremely impressed.
We first visited in August of 2017 and praised it highly. In fact, we called the food and service “extraordinary,”
However, this didn’t last, and by 2017, it was apparent that Ware wasn’t paying much attention to this island outpost among his many restaurants. We felt it had “slipped of its pedestal.” Similar dishes were prepared in much more slapdash fashion, and service was not what it had been.
Apparently, the management of Greydon House agreed, and replaced Ware and his restaurant with Via Mare, a new Italian small plates restaurant run by Chef Dre’ Solimeo and Sarah Todd from Ventuno, whom we have always praised highly.
Via Mare’s menu Is creative (and somewhat folksy in its descriptions: “taters” for example) but the overall we have of the menu is “we can’t wait to eat there.”
Here is their description of their farfalle:
Butterfly pasta, spring vegetables, parmigiano crema, prosciutto, black truffles.
Or how about their small plate black bass:
Black bass crudo white asparagus, pickled ramps & sorrel
They also have a couple of large options such as this delicious-sound steak:
Bistecca: Porcini & parmigiano crusted steak, black garlic aoli — black summer truffle
Welcome, Via Mare! We can hardly wait!
Via Mare is open Tuesday through Sunday 5:30pm until 10pm. The bar is open until 1am. Photos provided by Via Mare.