It's hard to add much more to all the glowing reviews here. It's the island's hardest reservation to get for a reason. We simply got there about 5pm and snagged bar seats. Done. The bartenders are just the best you'll ever encounter. Warm, conversational and...very good at what they do. Our cocktails were just amazing and we tried several. Inventive and delicious, all!
We tried six dishes and they all just killed. The tuna poke was the best I've ever had and I love tuna poke. A perfect balance of all those flavors and the sushi rice was perfection. I'm now ruined for all others. Thanks Nautilus. The rare beef Vietnamese dish was again delicious and exotic, a word I kept thinking of the whole night to describe the amazing dinner. Another word I heard a lot from the bar was 'wow' after a first bite. I did plenty of that myself.
The monkfish in fish sauce caramel were a bit much for my partner but I loved them as I love fish sauce quite a lot. The crab fried rice is just scrumptious with big hunks of fresh blue crab and two sauces, it's a meal in itself so pace yourself with this one! Everyone orders the oyster tacos and yes, get them. Amazing. We received a free order of the calamari due to an error in the order and it was again a stellar dish.
In my opinion Nautilus was the best meal we had on our 9 day's on the island. I love small plates and tapa most of all and I'm a freak for Asian so I may be a bit biased here. We also dined at Straight wharf, Proprietors and American Seasons and the Nautilus was by far my favorite meal.More