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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, Late Night, Breakfast, 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
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This is the best restaurant we found in Nassau, the food is fantastic, the service was great. We have a rule when on holiday that we never want in the same place twice....we broke our rule for Cafe Matisse.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Nigel H
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Breckenridge, Colorado
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  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This is the best restaurant we found in Nassau, the food is fantastic, the service was great. We have a rule when on holiday that we never want in the same place twice....we broke our rule for Cafe Matisse.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

My husband and I had dinner at Cafe Matisse during our stay in the Bahamas. The food is delicious. We were greeted by the owner and staff upon arrival and were made to feel extremely welcome even though we were early for our reservation. Our waiter went out of his way to I've us a travel guide and tips for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Had a nice time here for a night out but we found it to be quite pricey considering the food was somewhat average. Don't get me wrong everything was good but nothing blew me away and for the money I would have liked to be impressed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

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

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

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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Nassau, New Providence Island
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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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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, Doing business, Special occasions

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