To say that I stalk both Nautilus restaurants is an understatement. I was first introduced to Nautilus on my favorite little island off the coast of Massachusetts (Nantucket). On island, they don’t regularly take reservations in advance so it’s a commitment to get in. But oh-so-worth-it. When I heard they were opening a Boston outpost, like a good stalker, I was there on opening night. They didn’t skip a beat. I’ve since visited Boston a second time, and with my next trip to Nantucket on the horizon, I felt like it was only right that I shared some of my favorite dishes from one of my favorite restaurants.
“I’ll find you.” -Me to Nautilus
I already loved Nautilus, but when I realized they served Martha Stoumen wine (my favorite), my love grew even deeper. When they didn’t have my favorite Martha on one of my most recent trips, they introduced me to Forlorn Hope. Now, it’s in the regular rotation. In addition to a great bottle of red, here’s my typical order.
First, get a cocktail. Their cocktail program is excellent and I highly recommend anything they have on their menu.
In terms of dishes, I highly recommend their chicken drummettes, sauteed greens, oyster tacos, charred prawns, mushrooms, and blue crab fried rice. Their dandan noodles are also fantastic as is any of their pasta dishes. Pictured here is clam tagliatelle. Gorge, right?