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Cafe Matisse

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Bank Lane, Nassau, New Providence Island
(242) 356-7012
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 41
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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
A great dining oasis in a sea of cruise ship mediocrity

A wonderful meal served impeccably. The kitchen is headed by Milanese chefs that know their stuff. The restaurant is tucked away in a private location just off Bay St and has a great outdoor garden. First class all the way!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
kannorth
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Simsbury, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Simsbury, Connecticut
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

A wonderful meal served impeccably. The kitchen is headed by Milanese chefs that know their stuff. The restaurant is tucked away in a private location just off Bay St and has a great outdoor garden. First class all the way!

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Cafe Matisse is popular with both professionals working in the down town Nassau area and tourists. The food is consistently good and the staff are friendly and efficient. If you want good food,a pleasant atmosphere and nice waiting staff this is a good choice.

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This was our third trip to Cafe Matisse over the past 5 years, and the recent additions to the menu are just perfect! I usually favor the cannelloni, but this time opted for the spinach gnocchi in a Gorgonzola cream sauce. The cream sauce was excellent, but not overpowering or thick, and it complemented the gnocchi. My wife chose the... More 

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Toronto
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104 reviews 104 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

After a long day of travel and feeling exhausted my husband and I went to a tried and true restaurant which we hadn't been to in many years. We showed up without a reservation and took our chances to get in as we were so tired and couldn't think of where else to go. They kindly offered us a drink... More 

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Crete
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116 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The service here is second to none, absolutely superb. The food is very good indeed and the atmosphere welcoming and splendid. Highly recommended.

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La Jolla, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Cafe Matisse is a very charming fine dining establishment tucked away from view in the downtown area. It is beautifully appointed and very cozy. The menu reads well. I can't say that it was some of the best food I've had, it was solid... portions were not large. My son's pasta dishes were very small. I had the grilled seafood... More 

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

As an Italian I consider myself a little "spoiled" and demanding when it comes to italian food especially when I'm abroad. This is one of the very rare times that I found pure excellence on my table and all what was around it: service, atmosphere and kindness. This is sure "THE" place to go in the Bahamas. I suggest it... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Tired of conch this and conch that? Cafe Matisse is fine dining with excellent attentive staff. The seafood platter was grilled to perfection and seafood lovers like me delight. Filet mignon was tender and melt in your mouth. White and dark chocolate mousse cake was spectacular. Jose, our waiter, and Martin, our busboy, provided exceptional service and dining experience. HIGHLY... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We went for lunch and dinner and the attention to detail each time was great. We went with my 2 year old daughter and the waiters were so helpful. We sat outside both times and enjoyed the terrace. Amazing place.

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

A wonderful experience. Great food, great service, great atmosphere. Definitely worth it!!! I'd definitely go back the next time I'm in the Bahamas.

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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: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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