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Nautilus Cafe, Freeport, NY

Nautilus Cafe

4.8
4.8
1527 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Located on Freeport Famous Nautical Mile, Nautilus Cafe offers the finest Fresh Seafood, Large Lobsters and Prime Steaks, served in a nicely appointed dining room with tables covered in white tablecloths. With a beautiful view of Woodcleft Canal we are a spin off of the famous Dar Tiffany and Scotch & Sirloin restaurants.

Unfortunately we are not handicapped accessible.
Chef de Cuisine Edwin Segovia,
Sous Chef Armondo Gonzalez

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 6 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak, American
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (516) 379-2566
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Brian Crofton
  • Private party facilities
    Lobster Night Steak Night Early Bird Call for information and or availability on all offers during covid times
  • Neighborhood
    Freeport
  • Cross street
    Front Street
  • Parking details
    Valet Parking<br />Street Parking<br />Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wine
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What 1,527 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York State

    Seafood

  • Nassau

    Best Service

  • Nassau

    Great for scenic views

1,527 Reviews
  1. robertbatule

    New York City

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have run out of superlatives for the Nautilus Cafe. Every time there is a pleasure. I look forward to it every week. It's my all-time favorite. Never a sour note. Msgr. Batule

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  2. ScottL

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Thursday is steak night for $49 you get an alcohol beverage a soup or salad steak or veal chop and a side! Food was excellent as was service. Only downside is that for some inexplicable reason they were playing country pop music 🎶

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  3. NYCLove

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was wonderful and our server was good. Our table was really in a awkward spot, we were a two top and sat right on the partition by the hostess stand. Staff members were hanging out there the entire time we had dinner, right on the partition. It was uncomfortable. We had appetizers, dinner and dessert which were all wonderful. I never had a bad meal at this restaurant. The waiter dropped the check without asking if we wanted anything else. I was a waitress for 15 years, I do not live on the island and wanted a bit more time to spend with my mom. There was no wait at the door. It was insulting, we weren’t drinking so I figured he wanted us out of there.
    Nautilus CafeResponded 4 days ago
    Really sorry that we didn't provide you with our usual excellent dining experience My sincere apologizes Brian Crofton Chef Owner

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  4. PCLove

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Mother’s Day menu offered very tasty choices and service was great!

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  5. JohnC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always outstanding! Great service, best seafood on the East coast!

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  6. Sheril

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The wait staff was helpful and friendly. Service was perfect. Food is perfectly cooked with a nice array of complements on the plate. My friend had fish and chips, and I had my fave, St. Peter's Fish which came with over potatoes ( tasty), brocoli, mango salad, and I had house salad to start, as I cannot eat any shellfish. EVen the valet parking man was very friendly and helpful, as I use a cane. I often return to this restaurant even though it is a 1/2 hr. drive. It is worth the trip. We had the lunch special this time , and it came with a hearty dessert. I chose carrot cake.......very very yummy.

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  7. robertbatule

    New York City

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a superior dining experience at the Nautilus Care in Freeport. The best in everything there. Terrific service, superb food and a nice, relaxing ambiance. What a wonderful time - every time! Msgr. Batule

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  8. Cathy

    New York City

    155 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    155 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely meal with friends. Try them. Our waitstaff was helpful. Food good. Good choices. A tad pricey.

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  9. foodie49

    New York City

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, quality cocktails, tasty cuisine and value for fix prix menu

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  10. robertbatule

    New York City

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just a wonderful dining experience every time I am at the Nautilus Cafe in Freeport. Great entrees, marvelous table service and nothing left to chance. Brian and his staff are committed to giving diners the best in dining out. What a great night out in any and all seasons of the year, Msgr. Batule

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  11. Arna

    New York City

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and excellent service every time we dine. A neighborhood gem.

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  12. LarryW

    New York City

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good. With the exception of the lobster pricing, I thought the pricing was reasonable. We were there on a Tuesday night; lobster was $80 ala carte. Wednesday the same lobster with a baked potato is $70. If you want lobster, you can only go on a Wednesday. Service was great, better than almost all the restaurants we have eaten at recently.

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  13. LindaFromNewYork

    New York City

    300 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    300 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy this restaurant. Friendly, prompt service, and the food is always fresh and well prepared.

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  14. Paul

    New York City

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time here. Service was excellent. The menu choices were limited but i chose one of the specials (Halibut) and it was very good. The tuna appetizer was excellent but sparse, there were only 4 tiny slivers of fish, probably less than 2oz.

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  15. Cindy

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Always a great dinner but this is the first time I had lunch here. Great menu and, of course, great food. What a nice place for a relaxing and delicious lunch.

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  16. Deree

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our favorite place to eat, and probably only place to eat in the nautical mile. The food is consistently excellent not that I’m complaining, but I would love to see different things on the menu.  Maybe some pasta dishes with seafood?

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  17. Frank

    New York City

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We ordered from restaurant week menu. The portions were generous and the quality was excellent. Value phenomenal.

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  18. Cadman

    New York City

    81 reviews

    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We all ordered off the prefixed menu. Everything, as usual was superb. Attentive staff, great chef. Never disappoints. A keeper.

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  19. Foodforakingandhisqueen

    New York City

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everybody was so friendly and accommodating. Our waitress Jackie is the BEST!!!! Kind, caring, friendly and went above and beyond

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  20. Carltun

    New York City

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I treated one of her client's and spouse to a late double Birthday celebratory dinner. Here are my thoughts about the meal: Pros: >The waiter was extremely professional and friendly. > We had the prix fixe dinner. Appetizers, Entrees, and Desserts were all delicious. > We felt welcomed to enjoy our company and were not rushed. Con: > According to the menu, Each Entree was supposed to be accompanied by both a potato and a vegetable. This was not the case. The four of us shared a single plate of roasted red potatoes and 5 nickel size pieces of a carrot. The waiter said this is correct and asked if we wanted tp pay for an actual side of vegetable. I was a bit embarrassed and found this odd when the prix fixe was supposed to come with enough vegetable for 4 people. This is definitely not what I would expect from a restaurant of this level.

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  21. satiated

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As usual, delicious food ,friendly service and pleasant atmosphere

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  22. DKNYLI

    New York City

    125 reviews

    4.0

    125 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was well prepared and very fresh. I would take advantage of their specials because the a la carte menu is very expensive. Coffee/tea also at Manhattan prices. Service was outstanding. They also have joined the credit card surcharge club so keep that in mind. Overall though, was a very good experience.

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  23. VincentF

    Atlantic City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cozy and quaint! Most of us had the specials. Everything was fantastic. The service was top-notch. Everyone was friendly and nice. We enjoyed cappuccinos and dessert! Definitely a hidden gem.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Reservation thru open table.included a request for 4 lobsters. It was Valentine’s Day so no discounts. They did reserve the delicious lobsters for us and others were told they were out of lobster.

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  25. PegML

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Nautilus Cafe once again did not disappoint us on Valentines Day. To start I ordered the lobster bisque soup, which is a favorite of mine. I had the grilled swordfish steak in garlic butter. It was moist and tender. I also ordered the burnt broccoli, which was cooked to perfection. My husband ordered the huge coconut shrimp appetizer and the grilled skirt steak. We enjoyed everything about the experience and was able to take the left-overs home to enjoy the next day. We highly recommend the Nautilus Cafe.

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  26. JoanneG

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food, service and atmosphere. Brian is a gifted chef who makes delicious food. We were a party of four and everyone raved about their meals. The macadamia crusted St. Peter’s fish was a show stopper. Grilled oysters, baked clams and tuna sashimi were amazing. Salmon and skirt steak were wonderful too. One of my favorite restaurants consistently.

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  27. bossarch

    New York City

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We have always had a great meal along with attentive service.

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  28. DanielleB

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was excellent. My entire family left extremely satisfied, and all said it was the best meal we have had out at a restaurant in a very long time.

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  29. robertbatule

    New York City

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An absolute delight each and every time. Terrific food, marvelous service and a spectacular atmosphere. A highlight over and over. Never misses the mark. Get to the Nautilus Cafe as quickly as you can. You wont be disappointed. Msgr. Batule

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  30. Marty

    New York City

    80 reviews

    4.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Restaurant Week didn’t have my choice of entrees. However my wife enjoyed her prix fixe. And I always enjoy the excellent branzino with mango salsa. The service was outsyanding with special kudos to Bernice and Kelly!!!

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  31. LouieDel

    New York City

    211 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    211 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Once again...another good dinner at the Nautilus Cafe....great service with a well prepared meal.

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  32. NeilG

    New York City

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and table wait service at reasonable prices.

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  33. mdlt

    New York City

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ramon was wonderful and the food is always delicious

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  34. Danny

    New York City

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Was just what we were looking for after the Christmas rush. A quiet evening with excellent service and food. No complaints here.

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  35. dgold606

    New York City

    140 reviews

    4.0

    140 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We went last night for a delicious lobster dinner...it did not disappoint!

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  36. bowler

    New York City

    73 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Not as good as it used to be. Smaller portions, more money.

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  37. robertbatule

    New York City

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A spectacular dining experience always. Everything is top notch. The meal, the service and the ambiance are outstanding. Don't miss out when you are going out to eat. Make it a night at the Nautilus Cafe in Freeport. Msgr. Batule

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  38. MarkS

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chef BRYAN is an excellent chef  Thursday is steak night, and my prime rib was juicy and tender cooked to perfection. My Manhattan clam chowder was excellent and the banana bread in the bread basket is one of my favorites. You can’t go wrong with any of the dishes BRYAN prepares. 

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  39. PAMELAR

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent birthday dinner and atmosphere would recommend

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  40. robertbatule

    New York City

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Spectacular dining experience at the Nautilus Cafe - every time! All things come together nicely at this restaurant on the Nautical Mile in Freeport. The food, the service, and the ambiance are outstanding. I always look forward to going. It makes my week. Msgr. Batule

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FAQs

Nautilus Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (516) 379-2566.

Nautilus Cafe is rated 4.8 stars by 1527 OpenTable diners.

Nautilus Cafe does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Nautilus Cafe

46 Woodcleft Avenue, Freeport, NY 11520

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Front Street
  • Neighborhood
    Freeport
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak, American
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Valet Parking<br />Street Parking<br />Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Brian Crofton
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wine
  • Phone number
    (516) 379-2566
  • Private party facilities
    Lobster Night Steak Night Early Bird Call for information and or availability on all offers during covid times
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