A Nantucket restaurant plans to add a mainland counterpart to its operation next year. Nautilus Pier 4 could open in the first half of 2020 within a new mixed-use building in Boston’s Seaport District, where it will serve a seasonal menu, cocktails, wine, and craft beer to the neighborhood.
Restaurateurs Liam Mackey, Clinton Terry, and Stephen Bowler — who are also behind the Gaslight on Nantucket — will recreate the Nautilus framework within nearly 5,000 square feet of space at Pier 4, a new development on the site where Anthony’s Pier 4 stood before its demolition in 2016. The development will also eventually be home to a farm-to-table restaurant from Kristin Canty of Woods Hill Table.
“The Nautilus team has long been attracted to the Seaport neighborhood and was thrilled to jump at the opportunity to be a part of Pier 4,” Bowler said in a release.
Nautilus Pier 4 will feature seasonal menu items and favorites from the Nantucket restaurant, which emphasizes shared dining that aspects of Asian and Latin cuisine. Dishes include scallion pancakes, tempura oyster tacos, blistered shishito peppers, and steamed pork buns, along with blue crab fried rice, and whole roasted Peking duck. Nautilus also has an evolving cocktail list, craft beer, and wine, plus selections of bourbon, mezcal, and amaro.
When it opens, Nautilus Pier 4 will join a broad list of dining and drinking establishments to open in the Seaport District in recent years. Several similar mixed-use developments on Seaport Boulevard are now home to places like Scorpion Bar, Paris Creperie Seaport, Tuscan Kitchen, Better Bagels, Aceituna Grill, and Taiyaki, among many others.