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“Delicious Small Plates”
Review of The Nautilus

The Nautilus
Ranked #6 of 141 Restaurants in Nantucket
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Latin, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Located in the heart of downtown Nantucket just steps off of Main Street, The Nautilus is owned & operated by a local trio of culinary entrepreneurs, Executive Chef Liam Mackey, Mixologist Clinton Terry & Sommelier Stephen Bowler - all formerly of island favorites the Pearl and Boarding House - are thrilled to bring our vision to your plate. The Nautilus is a truly special dining destination focused on the interplay between food, cocktails & wine, & our feeling that these are best enjoyed shared. Open-kitchen dining featuring a chef's bar, a lively drink bar, communal & banquette seating - perfect for both intimate encounters & large group liaisons. The menu is focused on vibrant small plates & multi-person "feasts" using local/seasonal ingredients. Globally styled dishes with strong Asian and Latin roots are a perfect complement to our culinary-inspired cocktails or a great glass of wine. Come early, and stay late, the energy is infectious and the experience is unlike any you will have anywhere else on the island. The Nautilus is open year round and is happy to book your next private party or special event Come get a taste.
albany, ny
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Delicious Small Plates”
Reviewed June 15, 2014

My husband and I chose Nautilus on our last evening in Nantucket and we were quite pleased. We shared 4 small plates and the selection and presentation were very nicely executed. Our only complaint was that the tables are a little too close together.

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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
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“Great addition!”
Reviewed June 10, 2014

Love the tapas-style menu, lots of small plates and things to share. Very creative preparations - my favorite was the oyster tacos in nori paper. Wines by the glass are fairly priced and include lots of diversity. Definitely a hot new spot, noise level might get high at busy times, but it has a wonderful neighborhood feel. Will definitely be on our list of favorites!

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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great first visit!”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Visited opening weekend. Small place, but like what it has turned into. Great bartenders! Love the drink selection, fairly priced, and they have cisco summer on tap! Will definitely come back.

  • Visited May 2014
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