The Nau-Ti-Gal Restaurant

Nestled along the Yahara River at the north end of Lake Mendota stands The Nau-Ti-Gal, Madison’s favorite casual waterfront restaurant since 1982. A visually stunning location serves as the backdrop for The Nau-Ti-Gal’s equally impressive food and service. Our emphasis on fresh and local ingredients has inspired a menu sure to please any palate; whether you’re looking for a traditional Wisconsin Fish Fry, or a juicy burger made from fresh local ground beef, The Nau-Ti-Gal has you covered. Our friendly and accommodating staff can’t wait to welcome you into our restaurant, so grab your family and friends and meet at The Nau-Ti-Gal!

 

Winter Hours 

CLOSED MONDAY – WEDNESDAY

Hours of Operation:

Thursday 4:00 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.

Friday 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 a.m.

Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Closed at 2:00 p.m.)

Kitchen Hours:

Thursday: 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Friday: 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Sunday: Brunch 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m (Closed at 2:00 p.m.)

Voted Madison’s #1 Brunch!

Now available…$10 Bottomless Mimosas
Sunday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

 

Happy Hour
Thursday and Friday 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

nautigal.restaurant@gmail.com

News & Events

Nau-Ti-Gal’s Prime Time Saturdays

IMG_7049Join us Saturday nights for PRIME TIME! We are now serving prime rib, shrimp, and lobster tail features every Saturday evening beginning at 4:00 PM.

Nau-Ti-Gal ‘s Fiesta Night Every Thursday

fish tacosGet ready for FIESTA NIGHT on Thursdays beginning at 4:00 PM. With a variety of soft shell tacos (fish, shrimp, and chicken) and quesadillas (steak or chicken) your not going to want to miss this!

Have your Shower, Reception, or Party here!

nautigal bar funNau-ti-gal is a great environment for hosting Birthday Parties, Baby Showers, Bridal Showers, Wedding Receptions, Graduation Party, or any other personal party! We cater to any size group! Call for more details and see how we can make your day special.

608-246-3130.

Nau-Ti-Gal Sunday Brunch

Voted Madison’s #1 Brunch

$17.99 for adults

$8.99 for kids 8-12

$5.99 for kids 8 and under

Included in the brunch… more >

Welcome Nau-Ti-Gal’s New Manager Martina James!

26648794_10215681521570113_258279016_nWe hope you get a chance to come to the Nau-Ti-Gal soon and meet Martina!

Here is why we think Martina is the perfect fit for the Nau-Ti-Gal!

What was your first job in the hospitality industry?

Busser/Dishwasher at age 15

At what age did you become interested in this industry? What made you decide?

Age 4. My parents ran a supper club. Dad was Chef, Mom Head Waitress. I marveled at my mom carrying three plates on one arm and one on the other!

Tell us about some of your past jobs.

I worked several jobs in bars and restaurants during my teens and early 20’s including The Round Barn and Arthur’s near Spring Green. I also managed the infamous Don Q Inn Hotel. In 2001 I switched to healthcare but continued to own and operate my own wedding and event planning business. Eventually, I felt a desire to return to the hospitality field.

How did you get involved with von Rutenberg Ventures?

At the request of a friend, I helped out at Mariner’s in a variety of positions during Restaurant Week in January 2017. I knew immediately that VRV was a good fit for my career goals and would allow me to fulfill the passion I have for creating a wonderful experience for each and every guest I encounter. After filling a number of roles at Mariner’s and Betty Lou Cruises, I was named manager of Nau-Ti-Gal in the fall of 2017.

What do you like to do when you are not at work?

We are a huge sports family. My most valued way to spend my time is to watch and support my children in their various sports and activities. I also enjoy the live, local music scene that Madison has to offer.

Favorite food?

A comfort dish my Dad made called Chicken Fricassee. However, I am also a big fan of Bill von Rutenberg’s Jerk Chicken Wings at Nau-Ti-Gal (shameless plug, but I really do love them!!!).

What do you like the most about working at von Rutenberg Ventures?

The family atmosphere created by the von Rutenberg family. What has always stuck with me are the values that they have shown me in wanting to create a wonderful experience for each and every guest. I am proud to say I am a part of this team!