Welcome aboard the USS Nemo, an exquisite fine dining experience in Naples, FL. Our award-winning cuisine and unique ambiance make us a premier destination for high-end dining in southwest Florida. Voted a top restaurant in Naples year after year, locals and visitors alike appreciate our inventively prepared, freshly caught dishes. That’s why reviewers from across Florida and around the country — including the New York Times, Zagat Survey and Fodor’s — laud our elegant restaurant, long a Naples favorite.
Meet Nicolas Mercier, our (mostly) self-taught chef with a passion for preparing inspired seafood dishes that delight the palate and warm the senses. Nicolas, a native of Montreal, Canada, became interested in the culinary arts as a youth through his mother’s passion for cooking. His restaurant experience began at an early age, rising to positions of increasing responsibility. At the age of 23, Nicolas opened his first restaurant in Quebec City, and a second soon followed. After 10 years of success and a marriage to his business partner, Nathalie, the Merciers decided to relocate to Naples — and the USS Nemo was born.
Nicolas’ skills are the result of opportunities to work under the great chefs of Canada, as well as dedication to improving his knowledge. But his success is mostly due to his love of cooking, a desire for perfection and discriminating taste. His cuisine is flavorful and has a personality of its own. That’s undoubtedly why Nicolas has been named one of the Best Chefs in America in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Awards and Accolades
Critics and locals agree that all it takes is one taste of the fresh food in our upscale Naples, FL restaurant to discover why patrons return again and again. “Almost worth a trip to Naples in and of itself,” the New York Times raves. The locally caught fish reaches “new depths of deliciousness with eclectic, often Asian-inspired preparations,” Fodor’s Florida 2016 Guide notes. And from Trip Advisor — where we’ve earned a place in the Hall of Fame — a reviewer wrote, “So good we went twice!”
Whether you’re looking for the Best Lunch on the Gulf Coast (Best Lunch, Gulfshore Magazine) or the Best Seafood Restaurant in Naples (Naples Illustrated) — or you simply want reliable fine dining in Naples (AAA Recommended, and called the “most consistently great restaurant in Naples!”) — the expertly prepared and thoughtfully presented dishes at Nemo’s won’t disappoint.
Review our menus online, and you’ll discover tempting options to satisfy every palate. Our specialty is seafood — don’t miss our miso-broiled sea bass, our signature dish — but you’ll also discover diverse land-based dishes such as braised Wagyu beef briskey, sautéed veal sweetbreads and grilled Colorado lamb porterhouse.
Prefer a lighter meal? Explore our vegetarian dinner specialties, such as miso-glazed tofu or Admiral Tso’s cauliflower tempura, served alongside a fragrant sweet and sour sauce and jasmine rice.
But don’t forget to leave room for our appetizers and desserts, where dishes such as tuna tataki pizza and fresh coconut cream pie await.
If you’re looking for the perfect Naples lunch restaurant, stop by Nemo’s! Your choice of fish tacos, crunchy grouper, coconut shrimp and Hawaiian Poke are just a few of the seafood choices you can savor. Alternatively, try the steak frites, sashimi salad or grilled octopus. When it comes to great dining in Naples, Nemo’s prepares delightful cuisine that satisfies critics and locals alike.
Make a Reservation
Nicolas and Nathalie welcome you to Nemo’s, where award-winning cuisine awaits.
Call Nemo’s at 239-261-6366 to make a reservation, or you can book online.
"With its subtle submarine motif and obvious seafood obsession, USS Nemo (239-261-6366) is among the most original restaurants on the Naples dining scene these days, and it has the fan base to prove it."
Chelle Koster Walton
"The miso broiled sea bass with citrus-ginger butter sauce is almost worth a trip to Naples in and of itself."
The New York Times
"I can tell you without hesitation, this is THE BEST and most consistent restaurant in Naples. I can guarantee you will not be disappointed!"
"Most consistently great restaurant in Naples!"
LUNCH M - F 11:30 am 2:00 pm
DINNER M - Sun 4:00 pm 9:30 pm
We close at 10 pm Friday and Saturday