The Nautilus Nantucket
The dinner menu from Chef Liam Mackey is focused around unique and vibrant, small plate offerings as well as large multi-person “feast” selections, all with an eye toward engaging our guests with both the food and with each other. The Nautilus thrives on this concept of sharing more than being “cuisine” specific. While we are very much a New England restaurant with a coastal/seafood base, the inspiration is well rooted in Asian flavors and ingredients of the haute street food variety, taking ideas from the traditional Japanese izakaya type establishment, and has a major nod to the tapas style of Spanish cuisine, with additional influences from mainland Asia and Latin America.
- Econlife: “Why An Economist Might Like a Restaurant Queue”
- New York Times: “36 hours in Nantucket”
- Wall Street Journal: “The Best of Nantucket in 3 Days”
- Travel + Leisure: “Summer Travel in Nantucket”
- Imbibe Magazine: “Where to Drink in Nantucket”
- Boston Herald: “A Chef’s Tour of Nantucket”
- Boston Magazine: Voted “Best Bar on Nantucket 2014” – Best of Boston Edition
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- Nantucket Today
- Inquirer & Mirror
- Trip Advisor
Our Fall & Winter Reservation Policy
We are currently accepting reservations one month in advance both online and over the phone.
Our phone lines open at 2:00pm.
Our bar is always first come, first served.
**PLEASE NOTE we do not take reservations via email
Parties of eight (8) or more:
3 seatings per night: 5:30, 7:30 & 9:30
VERY limited availability in the summer
Accepted up to one month in advance with a valid credit card number
Cancellations must be made within 48 hours of your reservation
Late cancellations will result in a $50 per person charge applied to a Nautilus gift certificate, usable during any future visit
We have a “Captain’s Table” that can accommodate up to 12 people comfortably
Groups larger than 12 people require purchase minimums, special menu’s and/or pre-paid deposits.
Please contact us at any time to inquire about private events, such as rehearsal dinners, large birthday parties, receptions, after wedding parties, etc.