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Graycliff Restaurant

West Hill Street, Nassau New Providence Island+1 242-302-9150WebsiteMenu
Open now12:00 PM - 2:30 PM6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Graycliff Restaurant's cuisine epitomizes elegance in the finest continental and Bahamian tradition with a menu that is both tasteful and distinctive.The secret recipes at Graycliff have set its reputation in the hallmark of the rich and famous. Creative culinary innovation has resulted in a variety of sumptuous dishes that is distinctly its own. Bahamian dishes have been creatively transformed into sophistication and refinement with the end result being an international reputation for Bahamian cuisine. Your evening at the restaurant begins as you sink into the depths of a sofa in the parlor with its sophisticated high ceilings and tranquil feeling. Within moments you will peruse the menu, while
$25 - $100
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Free off-street parking, Live Music
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Reviewed September 6, 2021 via mobile

Very old style colonial type restaurant with quite good service and very good food. Only downside is the wine list - which is absurdly expensive. Most wines run $300 - $2,300 a bottle and well above. I don’t mind paying $300-400 for great food -...but I found the wine list very off putting. Seriously - even well off people are not forking out $4,000 for a bottle of wine. The service was very slow to start - I had to search for someone to seat me. My reservation was for 6:00 and I think I got seated at 6:30. Not great for such a pricy resto. I’ve never had to wait more than 10 mins to be seated. The service once seated was excellent, and the lamb done to perfection. The portions were HUGE - the 3 chops were enormous. I surely did not need the pasta appetizer. The lady at the piano was delightful and has a wonderful voice. I felt it was worth the fairly expensive price tag. Just don’t be shocked by the wine list ! There is one good red available for $90.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 5, 2021

My husband Udo and I went there with another couple, and we had an amazing time! The atmosphere is so authentic colonial style. All staff was so friendly and courteous! There is always someone looking after you. The food is really good, But please make...sure you haven’t eaten during the day, because you HAVE to have the soufflé as dessert! It’s heaven!! And the ravioli! And the duck! And…. You get it 😉. And then enjoy a hand rolled cigar in the lounge accompanied with some jazzy songs played by Pam or her son on the piano. Special thanks to the bartender Shane who really made us feel VIP! He even showed us to a close by roof top bar after dinner, which was cool! So please do come by here, and work yourself through the wine list! 👍🏻🍾🍷More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 21, 2021 via mobile

All and all excellent. Our service was excellent. Our food was all in all good. We had a steak sober cooked (but still tasty) and two excellent appetizers (foie gras and tuna tartare). We did not try dessert. Pre dinner drink was lovely. After dinner...had drinks in the lunge with the piano player and enjoyed a hand rolled cigar. Cigar was outstanding. Their cognac and scotch menu is very good. All in all a great experience but “value” and their desire to be a global 5 star was not quite there. Will however absolutely be back.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 15, 2021 via mobile

The wine cellar alone makes the restaurant worth visiting (said to be the third largest in the world at 250,000 bottles). The history is unique, but there is a sense that the service is formulaic, the menu tired. It isn’t 5 star, more 4 these...days. But filled with American tourists and locals doing celebrations of special events. The crowd is interesting, the setting and atmosphere attractive. Service was cheerful, but patchy. Hard to catch an eye when needed, the wrong main was delivered (I went with it, it was fine, I was there for the wine). The entree was ok, but the sauce with the lobster with saffron was gelatinous and cool. I think the trick to getting the right meals is to make sure you point to the menu item and make sure the waiter has sighted what you are pointing at. But the wine…something else. Had a 1983 Burgundy that was in perfect shape and had clearly been beautifully cellared. Not unreasonable price. Memorable. If you are looking for excellent food and service in Nassau, I recommend Matisse. It is a cut above Graycliff. The wine list is perfectly acceptable.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 9, 2021 via mobile

It was our first time at the Greycliff and all I can say is YOU have to go! This cozy restaurant has left the best impressions! Hospitable hosts, delicious dishes, beautiful presentation, wide wine list and wonderful dessert. The mansion is beautiful, and the cigar...rolling tour amazing. I recommend this place to everyone! I would like to come back here again and again. The lobster is to die for. Special shout out to the bartender, Shane. He made us feel welcomed and gave us an amazing experience. He made me a fantastic Mojito cocktail.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed August 8, 2021 via mobile

Graycliff is an amazing restaurant! The ambiance and experience is worth the cost. The service was impeccable and we enjoyed tasty drinks by the bartender Shane! My grouper dinner melted in my mouth. The flavorful Bahamian sides were such a nice treat! The grounds make...you feel like you’ve been swept away to a magical garden and the pool is one of a kind on the island, literally.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed July 29, 2021

I book a lunch for my family and they treated us like they did not want us to be there. One waiter even whispered "..oohh my gosh!" while he was passing by our table. We were the only ones in the entire restaurant and yet...we had to wait forever for our food. The prices were the same as the evening (rather high), but the food was not even near of what the chef prepares in the evening. My daughter had to leave her food on the plate because it was different from what she was normally getting with the same name at dinner time. We will go back for dinner, but not for lunch anymore.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 27, 2021

This is a tough review because there a huge difference between the service (5 star) and the food (3-4 star). I usually err on the side of giving service credit overall, but there were too many issues with the food to give anything more than...a 3 star on this. The kitchen issues are just not explainable given the price here (over $500 for three including a few cocktails, but no wine). Having said that, the service and ambiance of the Graycliff were impeccable and everything I had hoped for. It is too bad the kitchen could not live up to those standards. Because of the weakness with the kitchen, I am going to focus most of the review on the food. The good: Grilled swordfish, a special on our night, was outstanding, fresh, cooked and seasoned well, and would have warranted a five star rating had it been the only thing we ate. The Caesar salad was also quite good, with fresh made dressing and just the right amount of anchovy flavor. The Okay: We had two lobster dishes (appetizer and main course). The spiny lobster appetizer was, according to the menu, supposed to come cut up. Instead it came in the shell and was very small for spiny lobster. Being small and in the shell resulted in it also being overcooked and melded to the small shell. The sauce (which appeared to be the same sauce used for the larger main course) was uninspired and lacked flavor. The larger main course spiny lobster was removed from the shell and sliced into chunks as advertised, and it was the better of the two dishes (same uninspired sauce, but the larger lobster probably cooked more slowly and was not as tough as a result). The soufflés for desert were slightly overcooked (harder thicker crust that we would have preferred on top), and the liquor based sauces were acceptable but nothing special. Crepes Suzette were very good, but did not wow. The bad: The low point - which should have been an easy 5 star for this Bahamian powerhouse restaurant - was the Nassau Grouper. It was a very thin filet for Nassau grouper (about 1/2" - 3/4" thick) and was horribly dry and overcooked. Dry and rubbery on one end (that was also full of spiny bones from a fin - maybe a belly filet), and mostly dry and overcooked even in the middle. As with the lobster dishes, the sauce lacked flavor, and the main use for the sauce was to add moisture to the dry fish. The linguine appetizer also makes the list of bad dishes. The white linguine sauce was tasted like flour and had no redeeming quality. Finally, the kitchen was out of the truffle purse appetizer, which sounded fantastic, even as early as our 6:30pm dinner so likely they had little or no truffle purses that day. We did not partake of the award winning wine cellar. We did tour the cellar and it was quite impressive. At a minimum, should you elect to eat here, ask for the wine cellar tour before you leave.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 10, 2021

Many years ago I dined at the Graycliff with my mother ad young daughter. I came back today (July 9, 2021) expecting the same level of dining and service, but I regret to say I was highly disappointed. They paid more attention to large parties...and since I was traveling solo, my presence was pretty much ignored. The prices do not match the food or the service.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed June 14, 2021

We took the cigar rolling tour and then had a wonderful lunch! Was recommended by our driver and did not disappoint.

Date of visit: June 2021
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February 15, 2019|
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Response from Graycliff | Property representative |
Yes we accept American Express, MasterCard and Visa. As well as cash of course.
December 1, 2018|
Response from Graycliff | Property representative |
Christmas Day is the only day our restaurant is closed. Unless you are a hotel guest staying at Graycliff Hotel. We are open Dec 24 and 26. Regards,
November 12, 2018|
Response from Snorkelrich | Reviewed this property |
Nothing that I saw advertised.
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Graycliff Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5