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Graycliff Restaurant

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$$$$
French, Continental, Bahamian
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West Hill Street, Nassau, New Providence Island
242-302-9150
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6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Graycliff Restaurant's cuisine epitomizes elegance in the finest...
Graycliff Restaurant's cuisine epitomizes elegance in the finest continental and Bahamian tradition with a menu that is both tasteful and distinctive.The secret recipes at Graycliff have set its reputation in the hallmark of the rich and famous. Creative culinary innovation has resulted in a variety of sumptuous dishes that is distinctly its own. Bahamian dishes have been creatively transformed into sophistication and refinement with the end result being an international reputation for Bahamian cuisine. Your evening at the restaurant begins as you sink into the depths of a sofa in the parlor with its sophisticated high ceilings and tranquil feeling. Within moments a hostess will have you peruse the menu, while one of the bar waiters tends to your favorite cocktail. Having placed your dinner order, when your appetizers are ready, you are then escorted to your table to enjoy your meal.The restaurant has five air-conditioned dining rooms. Each room has a special allusion to the era when Graycliff was a private home from the Library to the Gallery, where the family would retire after dinner to play cards.Following dinner you are invited to once again relax and enjoy the rest of your evening with an after-dinner cognac or cigar. live grand piano music every night. Wines, Cognacs, Armagnacs and Ports Graycliff's Wine Cellar is world renowned and the wine list has won the prestigious Wine Spectator Grand Award since 1988. The wine cellar has an inventory of over 250,000 bottles from over 400 vintners in 15 countries. The cellar is a wine connoisseur's dream, the inventory ranges from such wines as an 1865 Château Lafite, to the oldest and one of the most expensive bottles in the world, a 1727 Rudesheimer Apostelwein from Bremer Ratsfeller in the "Rheinghau" Region, priced at US$200,000, to today's most popular vintages. Ask the sommelier for a tour of the wine cellar. In addition to the considerable wine inventory, Graycliff also boasts one of the largest selections of Cognacs, Armagnacs , Ports, Macallan' s and vintage malt whiskys. we have a cognateque with a great number of museum pieces bottles. Graycliff main house was built in 1740. The breathtaking hand painted pool is the first one in the Bahamas and the ruins of the oldest church can be seen just outside our kitchens. Graycliff has also a cigar factory on property, a cigar roller at night shows his art in the parlor. During the day a visit to our Chocolatier Factory is a must and you can also take a chocolate complete tour of the factory.
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Good for:
Romance
Outdoor seating
Entertaining clients

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    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 30
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
5 star food, 3 star service

Having been to some of the finest restaurants in the world, I must say food here was the BEST! I had the Crispy Duck which was perfectly prepared and I felt was under priced for the quality. My guests were equally pleased with their selections. The staff however seemed less than the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
By C
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Nassau, New Providence Island
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Annapolis, Maryland
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The price aspect should be addressed head on...Graycliff is expensive...no doubt about it...you should know that going in. We would argue it was worth every penny. We are very happy to pay for special experiences that are hard to replicate and we thought that of Graycliff. My husband and I both travel for our jobs (including International travel) and now... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The husband, Tom Joe, planned this little 'excursion' for our Nassau Port of Call on our Carnival Cruise. The experience was perfect! We were taken on a tour by Michael of the hotel grounds, the cigar factory, the chocolate factory and the best part....the amazing wine cellar! It was soooo cool! What an amazing collection! Dinner was delicious and paired... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

How can a restaurant that comes with such high expectations for its clientele disappoint so much? We chose to dine at The Graycliff Restaurant based on its reputation (perhaps self-promoted) as one of the top restaurants in the world. The history of The Graycliff also was another factor in our choice. In my mind, there are four aspects of a... More 

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New York City, New York
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The first time I went to Graycliff was over 30 years ago. It was then and is still my favorite restaurant. The four of us entered this 250 year old building which is also a small (20 rooms) hotel and are seated in the living room. There we had drinks and ordered dinner. When our meal was ready we went... More 

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Huntington, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

the place to drink a $40,000 bottle.... food is OK, not worth the $$$$. had the shrimp scampi, not a hint of garlic, asparagus (8 to 10 for $14.00), gazebo was full and very noisy. great souffle in several flavors. will not return. bill was over $350.00.

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Barrington, Illinois
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 via mobile

We were a group of 12 and had major VIP treatment here! We were able to tour the basement wine collection which was AMAZING then dined in same location. Food was delicious as was the wine. The staff very attentive as my glass of wine never hit bottom. The building of this restaurant was also very cool. I nightly recommend... More 

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Jupiter, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I always asked for the Beatles' table, as they ate here while filming HELP! You can just feel the spirits of pirates wherever you turn! Authentic.....romantic......I don't care how much they charge! It's a priceless jewel of a place to me! I have been here so many times I lost count!

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Nassau, New Providence Island
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Having been to some of the finest restaurants in the world, I must say food here was the BEST! I had the Crispy Duck which was perfectly prepared and I felt was under priced for the quality. My guests were equally pleased with their selections. The staff however seemed less than the best. We arrived early and there were no... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cambridge, Canada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Had a lovely night out with a group of women. Because there were about 16 of us, we had a selected menu prepared in advance. The service and atmosphere was excellent and the food was very good.

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Holiday, Florida
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The food is outstanding especially the conch chowder! Every spoonful is a taste sensation. All our food was perfectly prepared and professionally served. Make sure to visit the wine cellars!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: West Hill Street, Nassau, New Providence Island
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Bahamas  >  New Providence Island  >  Nassau
  • Phone Number: 242-302-9150

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: French, Continental, Bahamian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients

Description

Graycliff Restaurant's cuisine epitomizes elegance in the finest continental and Bahamian tradition with a menu that is both tasteful and distinctive.The secret recipes at Graycliff have set its reputation in the hallmark of the rich and famous. Creative culinary innovation has resulted in a variety of sumptuous dishes that is distinctly its own. Bahamian dishes have been creatively transformed into sophistication and refinement with the end result being an international reputation for Bahamian cuisine. Your evening at the restaurant begins as you sink into the depths of a sofa in the parlor with its sophisticated high ceilings and tranquil feeling. Within moments a hostess will have you peruse the menu, while one of the bar waiters tends to your favorite cocktail. Having placed your dinner order, when your appetizers are ready, you are then escorted to your table to enjoy your meal.The restaurant has five air-conditioned dining rooms. Each room has a special allusion to the era when Graycliff was a private home from the Library to the Gallery, where the family would retire after dinner to play cards.Following dinner you are invited to once again relax and enjoy the rest of your evening with an after-dinner cognac or cigar. live grand piano music every night. Wines, Cognacs, Armagnacs and Ports Graycliff's Wine Cellar is world renowned and the wine list has won the prestigious Wine Spectator Grand Award since 1988. The wine cellar has an inventory of over 250,000 bottles from over 400 vintners in 15 countries. The cellar is a wine connoisseur's dream, the inventory ranges from such wines as an 1865 Château Lafite, to the oldest and one of the most expensive bottles in the world, a 1727 Rudesheimer Apostelwein from Bremer Ratsfeller in the "Rheinghau" Region, priced at US$200,000, to today's most popular vintages. Ask the sommelier for a tour of the wine cellar. In addition to the considerable wine inventory, Graycliff also boasts one of the largest selections of Cognacs, Armagnacs , Ports, Macallan' s and vintage malt whiskys. we have a cognateque with a great number of museum pieces bottles. Graycliff main house was built in 1740. The breathtaking hand painted pool is the first one in the Bahamas and the ruins of the oldest church can be seen just outside our kitchens. Graycliff has also a cigar factory on property, a cigar roller at night shows his art in the parlor. During the day a visit to our Chocolatier Factory is a must and you can also take a chocolate complete tour of the factory.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?