The gist: The second outpost of the revered Nantucket restaurant is definitely larger and more urbane, but still accessible and fun. And have we mentioned those waterfront views?
The food: Those familiar with the ACK original will be heartened to see so many familiar Asian-inspired dishes like Berkshire pork belly buns, blue crab fried rice, housemade dan-dan noodles. But there are also lots of new dishes to explore, including za’atar-spiced Colorado lamb chops and a rotisserie-roasted Peking duck.
A perfect solution for the indecisive imbiber, the Seaport’s Nautilus Pier 4 is a veritable juggernaut in terms of drink selection, with free-flowing beer, cider, wine, sake, and spirits all up for grabs. Cocktail-wise, Nautilus plays host to a plethora of perfectly-crafted brews ranging from the rum and tropical fruit-heavy Nantucket Nectar to the Strollin’ With My Homies, a Clueless-inspired drink that’s packed with an ultra-refreshing punch of hibiscus and lime. If you’re in the mood for a little vino, Nautilus comes equipped with an encyclopedia-sized wine and sake list, providing guests with the perfect red, white, or bubbly to pair with their tuna poke.
The second outpost of Nantucket’s revered Nautilus is definitely larger and more urbane than its predecessor, but still accessible and upbeat—perfect for date night. And have we mentioned those water views? Those familiar with the ACK original will be heartened to see so many familiar Asian-inspired dishes, but there are also many new additions to explore, including share-friendly offerings like a rotisserie-roasted Peking duck.