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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 530
    Excellent
  • 175
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Best meal in Nassua

We didn't have a reservation so we didn't get to enjoy the patio. I should have taken a sweater but otherwise it was wonderful. The food was the best meal I had in The Bahamas

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Traveler19650212
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Newburgh, Indiana
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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768 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Newburgh, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We didn't have a reservation so we didn't get to enjoy the patio. I should have taken a sweater but otherwise it was wonderful. The food was the best meal I had in The Bahamas

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Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

All of your senses will be delighted. This romantic restaurant will not disappoint. Cafe Matissee is located in an old Bahamian estate in which beautiful flowers and art work cascade the walls.The cuisine as well as the atmosphere is superbly satisfying. Although, our dinner was in the upper end of the price range, it was well worth it.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful Valentines Day dinner in the romantic courtyard at Cafe Matisse. Even though it was chilly outside, the heaters made it comfortable. The staff was professional and helpful, I had the fish of the day which was very tasty, and my husband had a seafood pasta dish. We shared the beef carpaccio appetizer and dessert, and everything... More 

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Massapequa Park, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Everything about this restaurant was fantastic. The ambiance, service, food and the attentiveness of the staff are well worth the price. Yes this dinner will cost you but you will definitely leave satisfied. They have a beautiful courtyard with outside seating for dinner. We did not sit there as it was a little nippy out but we walked around and... More 

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South Amboy, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We come here every year when we visit Nassau. The service is spot on. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and just all around on the ball. The food is excellent, wine recommendations are great. The outside tables will provide you with a lush garden feel and inside tables will provide you with a classic British influence older building. I recommend... More 

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West Tisbury, MA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Stayed at the Hilton overnight after visiting the Abacos for 10 days. They recommended Cafe Matisse as an alternative to the raucous pier-side restaurant/bars. So glad they did! Gracious, attentive, owner and staff, wonderful food. The conch soup is out of this world! Fun place to people watch, too. Lots of Island folks celebrating birthdays and special events.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We ladies who were out for lunch, were treated to lovely attention, super choices of menu both on the specials and the regular menu. I had a very tasty cannelloni and my friend had a super cheese risotto .there is parking spaces which is a real bonus. Lovely garden we didn't sit outside due to it being very windy. Staff... More 

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Newport Beach, CA, USA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Port stop on a cruise.. Great find. Food was excellent slightly pricey but well worth it. Also popular with locals. We were there I a windy day quite a brisk cool wind. Suggest sitting inside on days like this!

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Columbia, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Each year we visit, then revisit Cafe Matisse for wonderful Italian food offered in a beautiful outdoor courtyard. Excellent, knowledgable wait staff is efficient and attentive. The menu varies, they have daily special offerings, and always leave room for dessert. It's no accident this fine restaurant is rated the best in Nassau. It's the best on the entire island. Attention... More 

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Highland Beach, Florida
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

the food was great. Service a little slow but worth the wait since everything arrived hot and delicious

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