“You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces, just good food from quality ingredients” – Julia Child

About Us

Bistro on Main is the latest incarnation of local restaurateur Steve Vining.
Steve has been bringing together great food, fine wine and good friends on Cape Cod for longer than he cares to remember.
At ‘The Bistro’ our chef and veteran team work hard to bring you seasonably minded, locally sourced, internationally inspired fine food and drink presented in a comfortable casual adult atmosphere.

We are proud to be Chatham’s go to neighborhood bistro for fresh local innovative food, fine wines, great beers and select spirits where you’ll always feel amongst friends.


Please Inquire About Hosting Your Private Parties at the Bistro

Hours: Lunch- Lunch/Brunch closed for the season

Dinner-December 26,27,28 at 5:30pm

December 31 at 5:30pm

Make your reservations now for our First Night Celebration 

First Night Menu

Three Course Prix Fix Menu $75 

Champagne Toast and Hors devours 

First Course

House Smoked Wild Steelhead Salmon

Fingerling Potato Salad, Boiled Egg, Pickled Onion, Avocado

Chatham Little Neck Clam Fricassee

House Made Chorizo, Tomato, Roasted Garlic, Cilantro, Spinach, Crispy Tortilla

Crunchy Tumbleweed Robinson Farm Brie

Shredded Philo, Baby Greens, Dried Cranberry Vinaigrette, Brioche Toast

Long Island Duck Leg Confit

Shaved Fennel/Arugula Salad, Cumquat Marmalade, Gran Marnier Gastrique

Yellow Fin Tuna Carpaccio

Cucumber, Frisee, Truffle Oil, Herb Crostini


Second Course

Pan Roasted Black Cod

Saffron Pearl Pasta , English Peas, Fire Roasted Peppers, Chives, Creamy Saffron Fume

Seared Cape Cod Bay Scallops

Celery Root/Apple Wood Bacon Gnocchi, Fava Beans, White Truffle Buerre Blanc

Zinfandel Braised Australian Lamb Shank

Street Vendors Corn Polenta, Grilled Asparagus, Zinfandel Demi Glace

Grilled Long Island Duck Breast

Wild Rice Medley, French Beans, Port Fig Reduction

Herb Marinated New York Strip Steak

Butternut Potato Gratin, Mushroom/Pancetta Ragout, Onion Strings

Third Course

Kit Kat From Hell

Chocolate Hazelnut Cookie, Chocolate Mousse, Crème Anglaise

Tahitian Vanilla Bean Crème Brulee

Cinnamon Sugar Twist

Meyer Lemon Mascarpone Tart

Raspberries, White Chocolate, Candied Ginger Sauce


*Ala Carte Menu Available at the Bar Only* 




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