Restaurant Spotlight: Stars in Cape Cod

Hyper-local cuisine and top-notch wine at a historic, oceanfront inn

Restaurant Spotlight: Stars in Cape Cod
Stars sources many of its ingredients from local fish purveyors or directly from the farm at Chatham Bars Inn. (Courtesy of Stars)
Mar 23, 2022

Chatham Bars Inn opened its doors in 1914 along the beaches of Cape Cod. But it wasn’t until 2012 that the historic destination added its flagship restaurant, Stars. In just a year, the restaurant earned Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence, a title it has held ever since.

Helmed by director of outlets and wine, Dean Iampietro, the 350-selection wine list offers a range of choices, including around 30 selections available by the glass. Guests can expect top picks of California Cabernet and Chardonnay, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne.

To match, chef Anthony Cole prepares regionally-focused menus partly sourced from the inn’s farm. Dishes like local oysters served with smoked tomato mignonette, a wild mushroom salad with house-made mushroom garum and celery hearts and seared duck breast with cranberry, squash and sourdough croutons grace the dinner menu, which is available Wednesday through Saturday.

Restaurants dining-out restaurant-awards United States

You Might Also Like

Restaurant Spotlight: Villa Eva

Restaurant Spotlight: Villa Eva

Hidden gem on the Baltic serves seasonal, upscale riffs on traditional Polish cuisine

May 19, 2022
Restaurant Spotlight: Waters Restaurant

Restaurant Spotlight: Waters Restaurant

Downtown Fort Worth mainstay serves fresh seafood to Cowtown diners

May 4, 2022
15 Hole-in-One Wine Restaurants

15 Hole-in-One Wine Restaurants

Tee up a top dining experience at these golf destinations

May 4, 2022
Restaurants and Bars We Love in Italy

Restaurants and Bars We Love in Italy

Our editors recommend where to dine and drink throughout the country, from Grand Award–winn…

Apr 21, 2022
Restaurant Spotlight: Simon Pearce Restaurant

Restaurant Spotlight: Simon Pearce Restaurant

Historic Vermont mill–turned–glassmaking workshop, ceramic gallery and restaurant attracts …

Apr 6, 2022
7 Outstanding Winery Restaurants

7 Outstanding Winery Restaurants

Drink straight from the source at these Wine Spectator Restaurant Award–winning spots

Apr 6, 2022