When it comes to excellent dining options in Naples, the name USS Nemo gets dropped frequently. In this ship-themed restaurant with its bull’s eyes and atmospheric lighting guests feel like they are on a luxury cruise. The quality of the food matches the beautiful design: Fish and seafood of the highest quality, tender steaks and fresh ingredients are accompanied by a fascinating blend of Western, Mediterranean and Asian flavors. In addition, all the dishes are so aesthetically pleasing that you will almost feel bad for eating them.
CULINARY CHOICES AT THE USS NEMO RESTAURANT
The USS Nemo Restaurant is known for its fresh seafood and fish specialties – from classic Maine Lobster and scallops to salmon, snapper, swordfish and rare sorts like wild halibut. For the most part, the ingredients come straight from the nearby coast.
For a culinary trip to Southern Europe, try the wood-fire grilled sea bass with steamed artichokes, feta cheese, tomatoes and warm olive-pine nut vinaigrette. This fish is well known to connoisseurs for its tender meat and flavorful taste. If you like it spicy, the yellowtail snapper with Asian Aioli Cream is perfect for you. Or do you prefer the flavors of India? Then you should order the blackened tuna with tandoori spices and irresistible mango chutney. Of course, you can also have prime tuna fillet prepared just the way you like it. And do not forget the restaurant’s signature dish: grilled sea bass with citrus-ginger sauce. The New York Times even called this specialty “almost worth a trip to Naples in and of itself”.
Other popular items on the menu include:
- grilled lobster with risotto, Asian salad and mushrooms
- Hawaiian tuna fillet with wasabi and avocados
- Wahoo steak with rice, vegetables, shiitake mushrooms and miso-soy sauce
- Crispy grouper with pineapple salad, candied walnuts and mango sauce
- Scottish salmon garnished with red wine-star anise sauce, spinach and vegetable risotto.
Before it is time for the main course, you can enjoy mouthwatering appetizers like steamed calamari, creamy lobster soup and tuna tartar with goat cheese.
Guests who prefer meat instead of fish have come to the right place. The restaurant’s prime Rib Eyes, Sirloins and New York Strips will satisfy even demanding steak lovers. For an extra-tender treat, try the slow-cooked beef brisket with balsamic teriyaki glaze. The crispy sweet and sour chicken is another popular choice.
Vegetarians should try the miso-glazed tofu and the fried cauliflower. In addition, you can choose from huge variety of salads: from classic Caesar Salad and Mediterranean tomato and feta salad to exotic creations garnished with seaweed, pears, truffles and red peppers.
Last but not least, no trip to the USS Nemo would be complete without dessert. Irresistible treats include crème brûlée, coconut pie, nut and pear pudding, fresh berries and Florida’s famous Key Lime Pie.
The USS Nemo is not only a popular place for dinner. The lunch menu draws in guests with crispy sandwiches, fish tacos, tuna pizza and hearty salmon burgers. Hungry vacationers should also try the Poke Bowls with fish salad served on rice – or, as the USS Nemo calls them: “deconstructed sushi rolls”.
The drink menu features a wide variety of beers, cocktails and fine wines. The restaurant’s unfiltered Sake, for example, goes perfectly with Asian dishes.
OPENING HOURS AND OFFERS AT THE USS NEMO RESTAURANT
The restaurant is open at the following times:
- Monday to Thursday: 11.30 am–2 pm; 4.30–9.30 pm
- Friday: 11.30 am–2 pm; 4.30–10 pm
- Saturday: 4.30–10 pm
- Sunday: 4.30–9.30 pm.
By the way: There is no dress code, so you do not have to put on your finest attire to visit the USS Nemo. Children are more then welcome and can choose from an extensive kid’s menu.
Guests are able to make a reservation on the official website https://ussnemorestaurant.com/. This is highly advisable if you want to come for dinner. On the website, you can also purchase gift cards and stay up to date on the newest creations of the USS Nemo Restaurant.
DIRECTIONS TO USS NEMO
The USS Nemo Restaurant is located directly at the Tamiami Trail in Central Naples.