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Cafe Matisse

Bank Lane, Nassau, New Providence Island
(242) 356-7012
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Ranked #1 of 188 Restaurants in Nassau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert

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English first
Akron, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

My wife and I visited Cafe Matisse when in Nassau for our 25th wedding anniversary dinner. The restaurant is tucked away between some government building on Bank Street. We were greeted warmly at the door, and asked if we would like to be seated outside - what a fantastic patio! Lit by candles and lanterns, the service was by far... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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62 reviews 62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

One of my two favourite restaurants on the island! We managed to get a table on its first night of opening after renovations. Ambiance : beautifully green outside area with resident cats or artfully decorated interior with dark woods and artfully tiles floors. Service : wonderful waiters with a remarkable sense of humour and perfect training. This was better than... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Consistently good food. If you've never been before, asked to sit on the patio. Check the specials, as there are some excellent offerings only made on certain nights of the week

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Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Cafe Matisse is an excellent Italian/Bahamian restaurant with excellent selections of food, a very varied menu with excellent service especially from the owner and the Matre Di. They have excellent lamb dishes and pasta dishes and seafood is very well prepared. They lso have excellent desserts and a good selection of coffees.

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6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

It is a very cute restaurant serving delicious Italian fare that is geared to the local seafood. It can be a bit noisy as there is nothing to absorb the sound (no curtains, carpets, acoustical ceiling, but there is an outdoor patio which is very nice to eat on and away from the noise.

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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We started with the Beef Carpaccio and Lobster Salad. Both delicious and very nice presentation. Mains - Chilean Sea Bass and Rigatoni with Lamb. Both exquisite. Service was attentive but not obtrusive. Wine selection was satisfactory, not sensational, but quite workable. Overall, a delightful evening with excellent food.

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14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

Typical Italian at the Bahamas! We did not expect this and it was really delicious. We sat outside in a backyard which was set up really nice. We enjoyed it so much that we went there twice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had a splendid experience at this lovely restaurant last Saturday night [August 31st]! The staff were very attentive and good humoured even though they were obviously under tremendous pressure as the place was abuzz with hungry diners! We all thoroughly enjoyed the delicious food and wine! A fabulous ambience permeated our evening which was punctuated only momentarily by the... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Had dinner there after reading some of the reviews, had the fried shrimps and lobster salad appetizers, the sauce for the shrimps had little taste and the lobster salad had no taste at all – a watered down mango sauce. Ordered the pasta with shrimps and grilled fish for the main courses – the shrimp pasta had a bad after... More

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Nassau, New Providence Island
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Cafe Matisse is a favourite to many locals - the food is excellent and the service is fantastic! The restaurant is a favourite for business lunches and dinners but is also much loved for casual personal dining.

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