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“Best restaurant on the island?” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Cove

The Cove
Queens Highway, Gregory Town, Eleuthera
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Cuisines: Caribbean
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Best restaurant on the island?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

There's not a choices on this Island. The local favorites include Front Porch and Twin Brothers. This restaurant is good enough to be in New York or Chicago but it's here! On an undeveloped island away from everything but has everything for you to enjoy. Small menu but changes frequently. Buffets twice a week at a very good price ($30pp). Everything on the menu was good except for the vegetarian option or maybe he's just not trained for cooking Pad Thai. Every meal from breakfast to dinner was good. It's a must stop even if you're not staying at the resort.

Visited August 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Just for a wonderful dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We live in central Eleuthera. We are so glad that the Cove is back with way more style than ever. It adds a whole new excellent dimension to the dining in Eleuthera. We have invited friends who also live year round on the island. I am eager to share the experience with our kids and grandkids when they visit.

Visited July 2013
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Dallas, Texas
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82 reviews 82 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Loved this Restaurant!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We stayed at the Cove for 10 days in July and ate most of our meals at this restaurant. The staff and food is fabulous! A couple of times my husband asked for an item not on the menu and they prepared it for him (spaghetti).
Breakfast were good. My husband always got the Americian Breakfast and it was nice and hearty. Lunches were good-I loved the fish/conch and my husband usually got a hamburger/sandwich.
They excelled at dinner!!! Loved the appetizers of black/white seared tuna, cruidite platter, fresh salads, soups.
If you want something special, please just ask them. They aim to please!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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99 restaurant reviews
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“No need to pretend...when you ARE !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

The Cove isn't only a magnificent hotel-resort property and restaurant, it is a complete experience of the senses....The location on the Carribean side of Eleuthera near Gregory's town is spectacular with turquoise blue waters, ragged cliffs and powdery sand beaches...Not far away Surfer's beach is a must, isolated and beautiful too....But let's get back to the Cove, first of all the restaurant is open to the public, and it is a huge plus ! You will scramble in Eleuthera and drive great distances for rather mediocre fried local food at exorbitant prices (spinach dip for 18 bucks!!!) The Cove is totally worth the drive, the property is gorgeous and brand spanking new, the cocktail bar at the point where you can watch dolphins jumping (and we did) or the most spectacular sunsets is purely SEXY....Nearby the main restaurant a few yards away, completed with a negative edge pool and superb decking is waiting for you...The main dining is elegant, minimalist and cooling with white tones and blue accent everywhere...
The table setting includes beautiful silverware from Ferraro, gorgeous China and quality linen, and that is just the beginning of a great dining experience...
The menu is absolutely magnificent, we dined 4 times there last week and here some of the items we had :
Jumbo shrimp pan seared with sambal pineapple glaze...awesome
Crabcake served with Belgium endive and arugula chiffonade...THE BEST(better than RN in Las Vegas)
The romaine salad was so fresh and tasty, simple pleasure, still excellent.
The conch fritters are delicious and served with a Cognac based cocktail sauce...OH Yeah!
The English pea soup with creme fraiche is just perfect.
Grilled octopus salad with chilled pine nuts couscous salad was so tender and tasty, incredible.
Then we sampled some main courses :
Vegetarian Risotto was a special, really adequate in taste and lighter finish.
The Singapore noddles with veggies was so delicious, i am running out of words...
The seafood pasta with fresh crab meat, shrimp, mussels and scallops will blow your taste buds to Nirvana.
The Bahamian Grouper with ginger-soy glaze over Avocado fried rice is top notch...
The pan seared Mahi with a sweet chili mango glaze over jasmine rice was awesome, the fish in this fine restaurant is always cooked P>E>R>F>EC>T.
Desserts? why not !
Coconut cheesecake with raspberry sorbet was 10/10.
The fresh fruit bread pudding with creme Anglaise is orgasmic.
And finally the key lime pie is second to best anywhere in this galaxy (next to the fish house in Key largo)....
The service is impeccable swift and efficient, we had a young Bahamian lady Doris who was wonderful and attentionate, as well a gentleman from Bhutan, Gembo, a wonderful individual with great attention to service and details.
Todd and "EO" (bartender) were tremendous as well as the doorman at the property entrance ! Just drive toward the closed gate and they will open up and help you with anything you might want to ask !!!
Rarely will you observe such amount of professionalism in resorts around the Carribean...This is no accident...
The owner Mr Sidney Torres and his team have all the reasons to be proud of his achievement, this was to my girlfriend and i a very memorable and pleasant experience, Thank you Sir for your vision and perseverance, you have a GEM.
The cocktails are terrific, the wine list is good (it is still the outer Bahamas) and some wines are worth a definite try such as the Chateau D'Esclans "whispering Angels" rose, it is divine.
You can go many places in eleuthera and spend the same amount of money or slightly less for sub standard food, do yourself a favor and drive up to the Cove and try it, once, and you will love the unforgettable experience...

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Nice decor!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

We stayed here just one night in April . We had dinner in the restaurant. I found the portions to be small. I found the food to be good but not outstanding. I felt the menu was small and limited. I would like to see more available for choices on the menu. They just gave the whole place a makeover and the place is beautiful. They really give you the feeling you are in a 5 star resort.

Visited April 2013
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