The Nautilus Nantucket
The Nautilus, recipient of Boston Magazine’s “Best Bar in Nantucket, 2014” and officially open as of May 2014, is one of Nantucket Island’s newest restaurant destinations. Located at 12 Cambridge Street, just steps away from historic Main Street in the downtown area of Nantucket, and featuring a completely updated and renovated “rustic meets modern” dining room including a chef’s bar overlooking our open kitchen, a fully decked out craft cocktail drink bar, banquette seating and an oversized captain’s table,
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 will thrive on this concept of sharing more than it will on being “cuisine” specific. While we are very much a New England restaurant with a coastal/seafood base, the inspiration will be well rooted in Asian flavors and ingredients of the haute street food variety, taking ideas from the traditional Japense izakaya type establishment, and will also have a major nod to the tapas style of Spanish cuisine, with additional influences from mainland Asia and Latin America.
- 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
- “Boston Magazine: “Eat Spicey” article”
- N Magazine
- Nantucket Black Book
- Nantucket Today
- Inquirer & Mirror
- Trip Advisor
Summer Reservation Policy June 12th – September 10th: day of reservations only:
12:00pm: in-person reservations
1:00pm: phone lines open
Bar seating: No reservations are accepted at the bar, first come first serve basis only.
**PLEASE NOTE we do not take reservations via email
Off season reservation policy beginning September 11th up to one month in advance for all size parties.
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.