About: The Concept

The cobblestones of Nantucket’s Main Street is home to the MET Restaurant Group’s fifth location, MET on MAIN.  Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a lively back patio, perfect for post beach cocktails. 

MET on MAIN, a European café with an island flair focuses on both simply grilled and creatively prepared dishes using the highest quality ingredients available including an abundance of Nantucket’s homegrown vegetables and the island’s fresh, local seafood. The core menu has some of the MET’s signature items but also features bold flavors that arouse thoughts of tropical retreats.  The eclectic cuisine encompasses Asian, Mexican, Polynesian, and American flavors.  One of the highlights of the menu is a tartare & raw bar.  The Tartare Bar is the MET’s answer to sushi and offering anywhere from six to ten selections. MET Tartares are inspired by the old school technique of hand chopping excellent ingredients. Venturing to a new level these “modern” tartares made from raw & cooked vegetables, grains, hand selected local fish, and the finest beef available are blended with unique flavors that bring to mind some or our most favorite exotic destinations.

Breakfast at MET on MAIN includes a festive ‘build your own’ pancake bar, similar to its sister restaurant, The Metropolitan Club. This pancake bar offers an assortment of savory and sweet, toppings and fillings that are unique to Nantucket. A juice bar, similar to MET Back Bay serves up delicious options for the health conscious.  Lunch time at MET on MAIN has choices of oversized salads; Thai Chicken or Lobster Taco, Sandwiches; Summer Roll “Wrap” and Eggplant Caprese and Burgers; a sampling of the same tasty international and continental burgers found at MET Burger Bars. A take-out menu is available to enjoy a picnic at the beach or on the boat. During the evening, the restaurant’s romantic yet sexy vibe is reminiscent of Casablanca. Classic and inventive cocktails are served on the back patio, as the venue has a full liquor license. This patio feels magical, adorned with lush greenery and lit with Moroccan lanterns. The restaurant seats 70 people with additional seating on the patio.   “It is my hope that the MET will become a destination place where residents and visitors alike can come in and enjoy a steaming bowl of cappuccino for breakfast, terrific salads for lunch and a charming evening on our patio with friends & family.”  Says owner Kate Sidell.