Established on the island of Nantucket, this Asian-inspired seafood hot spot brings its menu to the mainland at Pier 4. Whether you’re kitchenside, waterside or at the bar, Nautilus is sure to impress with small-plate tried and true “old favs” like steamed pork buns and Indonesian chicken drumettes (you can also find these bites at its original ACK location), as well as what the restaurant refers to as your “new favs,” including spoon tuna chips and dips, and chilled octopus salad. It’s the perfect spot to stop for a craft cocktail and a nibble, or for an entire feast (the whole roasted Peking duck here is legendary)—either way, you can’t go wrong.
Once upon a time, not too long ago, Boston’s Seaport bordered on deserted, void of grocery stores, chain coffee shops and trendy eateries. Today, however, the neighborhood has come alive and is now one of the city’s most vibrant and popular destinations, especially for dinner reservations. With much of the real estate stretching along the harbor, this district offers some of the best seafood restaurants and best waterfront restaurants in Boston—but you’ll find far more than just the best lobster rolls in town and expertly prepared fresh catch here, as our list of the best Seaport restaurants reveals.
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