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Cafe Matisse

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
As featured in 3 Day Guide to Bahamas
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Bank Lane, Nassau, New Providence Island
(242) 356-7012
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • 53
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  • 18
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Beautiful outdoor dining with attentive, formal service

I recommend going in the evening on a warm night and sitting outside in their beautiful garden with candlelit tables. Very attentive, professional servers. Pasta dishes were expensive but a lovely experience and I do not regret it. I almost did not go because I didn't want Italian food on my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
NomadDC
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Washington, DC
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Washington, DC
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I recommend going in the evening on a warm night and sitting outside in their beautiful garden with candlelit tables. Very attentive, professional servers. Pasta dishes were expensive but a lovely experience and I do not regret it. I almost did not go because I didn't want Italian food on my vacation in the Caribbean, but they had a delicious... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great service and food with excellent ambience. Dined in the courtyard in candle lights under the stars. Excellent selection of wines and the owner Greg and manager Alan checked with us several times to ensure that we were enjoying our meal. Food was served promptly despite a full house and waiters were courteous and helpful with selections from the menu.

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Thank Michael S
Nassau, New Providence Island
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We booked a private dining room upstairs for eight as a special birthday occasion. Everyone's appetizer, main meal, and desserts were fantastic. Their service was wonderful. The wine was lovely and well priced. Café Matisse really is the best fine dining restaurant in Nassau in terms of value for money. I would eat there a couple times a week if... More 

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Thank Rlmarine
Nassau, New Providence Island
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Best curried shrimp ever...the calamari is a must too. Their service and attention is the best on the island.

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Thank Shavaughn B
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Two visits to Cafe Matisse within a week. The first was with my husband. We ordered the Seafood Platter and Filet and Vegetable Platter - each around $44. We had a bottle of the Bordeaux- Joy which was $59, I highly recommend the wine, 1 dessert (flourless chocolate cake which was ok) and coffee. Came to around $200.... pretty pricey,... More 

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Trumbull, Connecticut
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51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We traveled to the Bahamas from the NYC area, and went to Cafe Matisse for my wife's birthday. We enjoyed not just a great meal, but one of the best meals we've ever had at any restaurant. The building itself is in an old home nestled among the pink Bahamian government buildings; we ate outside on the second floor veranda... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After walking around town and shopping a bit we went to Café Matisse for lunch. It was fantastic. A very neat restaurant with a beautiful back yard patio where we had a great lunch. The service was very good and the food was good (some great). A little pricey but not a bad value - in fact we will go... More 

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Thank JPN1000
London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I love this little place because the food atmosphere and service are consistently very good. If the owner is there he always comes over to say hello. The server is always personable and knowledgable and the kitchen can accommodate any request. The atmosphere of this little restaurant with it's numerous rooms and choice of indoor outdoor seating means that you... More 

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Thank PickyPrincess2
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I can't say enough about this establishment, in the heart of the main square downtown. You could easily walk by and miss the entrance but once inside it is a charming upscale place with extra seating in a private courtyard. First of all we were walking back from Paradise island and stopped in for dinner, they were not yet open... More 

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Thank Paul G
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I found this wonderful restaurant around 3 years ago. After knowing this place it is so hard to find another restaurant with the same level. Amazing food and excepcional service! Albert is the best waiter there!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Bank Lane, Nassau, New Providence Island
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Bahamas  >  New Providence Island  >  Nassau
  • Phone Number: (242) 356-7012

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?