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Cafe Matisse

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Bank Lane, Nassau, New Providence Island
(242) 356-7012
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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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
The only place in Nassau that was DECENT!!!!

I wouldn't go eat anywhere else in Nassau, the food and drink here is amazing. I Hated every restaurant in Nassau, and found this place on my last two days!! Wish I found it earlier. Must try a white sangria!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I wouldn't go eat anywhere else in Nassau, the food and drink here is amazing. I Hated every restaurant in Nassau, and found this place on my last two days!! Wish I found it earlier. Must try a white sangria!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Always a "must-do" when we visit Nassau. The food, service and ambience make up a wonderful evening. The wandering cat welcomes you as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The backyard is great for a late night dinner. We visited the restaurant as a party of 5. The food and wine was great, but the service didn't keep up. The restaurant was full, so there might be an issue with their capacity. We would go there again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Never would I expect such beautifully prepared Italian cuisine in the Bahamas...Cafe Matisse does just that. Dining in the courtyard transform you into a different world. Eggplant, pastas and sauces, desserts were exceptional. the owner came over to our table and the service was top notch. I highly recommend making reservations in advance...best restaurant in Nassau.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Matisse is truly a step above the rest. My fav app is the veal and capers. The setting of the outside dining is picturesque.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The restaurant is unimpressive from the exterior, but once you exit the cosy indoor dining area, you will be wowed with a gorgeous courtyard. The food is the best I've ever eaten in Nassau and the service is top-notch. It's definitely a special place for the right occasion.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I've been to quite a few restaurants in nassau and this one is by far the best. The service is amazing, the staff are super friendly and the food is excelent.... the price, not much more than any other place in nassau. Best quality/price in nassau for sure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Excellent food, fantastic service, and a wonderful experience off of paradise island. This Italian style restaurant is a short walk from the paradise island ferry behind parliament square. We mentioned we liked the bruschetta and th waiter came back with a plate filled. The mixed seafood platter was loaded with all types of fish from lobster tail to muscles. A... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Real good restaurant with nice outside terrasse . As regular customers when in Nassau we where never disapointed with this restaurant, great staff, friendly and professionals , excellent food , not overpriced for the quality of services and food received. lots of our business friends return on regular basis to this restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The food was outstanding Pastas are a must try. Staff was amazing. Offered our party foccaccia and bruschetta (complimentary) at the beginning of our meal and biscotti at the end.

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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 to 100
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?