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Graycliff Restaurant

West Hill Street, Nassau, New Providence Island
242-302-9150
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Ranked #14 of 176 restaurants in Nassau
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: French, Bahamian, Continental
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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.
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I am a 31 y/o NYC professional who came to GC for a bachelor party dinner. Do not waste your time, money or patience on this over-priced, schmaltzy place - with over-priced food and underwhelming service. The staff tricked us into extra cigars and extra rounds of over-priced sugary drinks. We spent close to $250 each for over-dressed Caesar salad,... More

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Naples, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

I was reminded of Commander's Palace in NOLA as my party entered the Graycliff: Lots of charm and elegance, but positively showing its age. The view from the upstairs patio dining room was very nice and the food was good, but not exceptional. As such the value was more a matter of the experience than the quality of the cuisine.... More

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Kittery Point, Maine
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Great atmosphere. Romantic and cozy. Service was at first provided by several waiters who all warmly welcomed us by their name, so at the beginning it was really great. Then as our main course arrived everyone became a bit absent minded once we received our order. We asked different waiters several times for more tea before we actually found a... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

Who knew you could have a five-star, three-course meal for $30?!??!! Graycliff features a three course pre fixe menu for lunch from 12-3 (I think everyday, but might just be weekdays). Best (full) meal we had in the Bahamas and the absolute best value. We also ate at Poop Deck and Lucianos, spent more than triple for less than stellar... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

In a word, Graycliff is perfection. The service is perfect. The atmosphere is colonial Bahamian perfect. Everything I ordered was executed perfectly. The wines and liqueurs are beyond perfect! I rank it in my top three dining experiences of all time. And it's not really that expensive. I hope to dine there again in my lifetime.

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Winnipeg, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Do not miss your opportunity to relax in the Graycliff's lounge. Sip on a cocktail and have a cigar rolled especially for you while you wait. Great piano. Great service. Great time. If you are looking for something classy and a little unique you will love it.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

My husband and I always enjoyed this fine restaurant. This last trip on a saturday night was not our fine dining experience in the past. Food was not as good and service was a bit unprofessional from the hostess to the gift shop at the hotel. We have been back from our trip one week and still waiting to hear... More

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Graycliff, Manager at Graycliff Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for being a loyal patron over the years, we would appreciate it if you could please email me with your specific details at gm [at] graycliff [dot] com so we can address your complaint at the restaurant. With regard to the gift shop, I understand that you made arrangements to pick your purchase up at our Airport Lounge... More

WI
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Awesome brick oven pizza plus a bucket of 3 beers for just $20. Dining al fresco on the patio overlooking the beautiful grounds also a real treat. A very unique property worth a visit.

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Dallas, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We took the Graycliff Chocolate Tour as an excursion through our cruise line. We had the BEST time! Kiki was knowledgeable, friendly and funny. We learned the basics about how chocolate is made, and then were set loose with plenty of our own chocolate to make a chocolate bar, dipped marshmallow, chocolate covered strawberry, a truffle and several clusters. Then,... More

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Buffalo, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is a must stop for any one who wants to wine and dine.. The wine cellar and the hotel grounds are breathtaking. The staff of this auspices are fantastic . For those on a tight budget: the pizza section paired with great beers is the best deal on the Island in my estimation.

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