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Cafe Matisse

Bank Lane, Nassau, New Providence Island
(242) 356-7012
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Ranked #1 of 187 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
Grand Cayman
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Love this restaurant. Lived in the Bahamas for two years and always rated this the best restaurant there. Lovely little courtyard at the back of the restaurant....felt remarkably like you were in Italy. Superb food and service. Outstanding for Nassau!

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San Francisco
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

When I am in the Bahamas I prefer a fish BBQ and a conch salad on the beach, but if business or romance, dictates a formal dinner, Cafe Matisse and Graycliffe are THE places to go.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We have been to this restaurant many times since it opened and have never been disappointed and weren't again. Greg is a gracious host and his staff is always there with a smile and a recommendation. We took my bro in law and he agreed; one of the best meals he had and he ought to know having been to... More

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Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This was the best service I have ever received from ANY restaurant in The Bahamas so far. Well trained staff! The food came out quickly and it was good. I'll definitely be back!

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Bloomfield, Connecticut, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We went to cafe Matisse on our babymoon to nassau. It was honestly the best meal we had all week. Had we gone in the beginning of the trip we would have ate here twice. We sat out in the courtyard and it was lovely! The friendly kitty just added to the fun. The service from everyone was excellent. I... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I love everything about this restaurant. I have been a fan for many years and if it isn's apart of my Nassau vacation then the vacay is a bust. I am a bit finicky about my food and not a big dessert person but they had me from the first bite on my first visit back in '04. From the... More

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Very good, good food, good personell, nice garden. The service was good. We also liked the cocktails very much. I can advise tge restaurant to everybody

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised by this restaurant's ambiance. It is located in the hustle and bustle of Downtown Nassau. Yet, once you enter; you are transported to another world. The food and customer service is really good too.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Amazing food, great atmosphere and wine list! My husband and I spent the evening here as it was suggested by a friend. We frequent Nassau and had never tried it before. Really happy that we did! Highly recommend it to everyone!

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Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

After pondering numerous dining options (Nobu, Mesa Grill) and not feeling impressed a fellow guest at our resort suggested Matisse. A few days later we happened to stumble past it exploring downtown Nassau (hidden down a little lane way). We promptly made a reservation for the following night. Spectacular ambiance in the courtyard. Outstanding food and service. Wouldn't hesitate to... More

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