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“Pricey, but great!”

Graycliff Restaurant
Ranked #19 of 280 Restaurants in Nassau
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: French, Bahamian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: 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 one of the bar waiters tends to your favorite cocktail. Having placed your dinner order, when your appetizers are ready, you are then escorted to your table to enjoy your meal. PLEASE NOTE WE HAVE A DRESS CODE: ELEGANT (GENTLEMEN MUST WEAR LONG PANTS). The restaurant has five air-conditioned dining rooms. Each room has a special allusion to the era when Graycliff was a private home from the Library to the Gallery, where the family would retire after dinner to play cards.Following dinner you are invited to once again relax and enjoy the rest of your evening with an after-dinner cognac or cigar and live grand piano music every night. Wines, Cognacs, Armagnacs and Ports Graycliff's Wine Cellar is world renowned and the wine list has won the prestigious Wine Spectator Grand Award since 1988. The wine cellar has an inventory of over 250,000 bottles from over 400 vintners in 15 countries. Ask the sommelier for a tour of the wine cellar. In addition to the considerable wine inventory, Graycliff also boasts one of the largest selections of Cognacs, Armagnac, Port and vintage malt whiskys. We have a cognateque with a great number of museum pieces bottles. The Graycliff main house was built in 1740 by a reformed pirate. The breathtaking hand painted pool is the first one in the Bahamas and the ruins of the oldest church can still be seen. Graycliff also has a cigar factory on property, a cigar roller at night shows his art in the parlor. During the day a visit to our Chocolatier is a must and you can also take a chocolate complete tour of the factory.
Longview, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Pricey, but great!”
Reviewed January 21, 2014

I took a customer there and we had an incredible experience. Be sure to ask about a tour of their wine cellar….supposedly the third largest in the world and the oldest drinkable bottle of wine in the world from 1727!

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Los Angeles, California
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130 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Most expensive meal ever!”
Reviewed January 18, 2014

And my wife doesn't care. She loved it and I hate to admit it, so did I! An eclectic, Continental menu was unabashed over the top. The Maitre D' (Codename: Urkel) was the height of pomposity and liveried footman falling all over themselves. There is even a Captain emeritus who was a charming relic who probably started there as a busboy. A very deep wine cellar of masters and classics (for a price!) A lively piano bar to strike up a just rolled stogie and enjoy the history and ambiance of this glorius house.

The Churrisaria and Pizzeria make wonderful alternate dinners, but we did spend our last night in that damn expensive restaurant again. Consolation: Out of nowhere, uninstructed by me, the pianist came into the dining room to sing to us (and only us) a love song a cappella. Later the owner and I shared cognac and cigars.

When in Nassau...

Visited January 2014
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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95 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“A Dining Experience”
Reviewed January 18, 2014

Sure the prices are high. But what would you expect -- given the impeccable service, the atmosphere, the exceptional food and the unparalleled wine list. And, oh yes, they also have a water list that demands attention. My only slight drawback was not the prices, it was the cigar smoke. I know it delights many to finish a meal with a cigar. It also has the opposite impact on others. I prefer the aroma of the food versus the wafting smell of the cigar. Perhaps they could move the cigar smoking upstairs. Then Graycliffe would merit six stars.

Make sure you visit while in Nassau.

  • Visited January 2014
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Fremont
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43 reviews
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“Excellent food, wine, & service!”
Reviewed January 13, 2014

Our party of 7 friends and family recently stayed at the Graycliff Hotel for two nights. We had dinner in the main dining room on both evenings. In short, we enjoyed world class cuisine, wine and table side service on both nights.

The Graycliff Restaurant's prices are in line with any other uber eateries at about $50 per entree. The wine list is more like a wine compendium with more than 300,000 bottles of the worlds best wines and spirits your disposal. (one of the 5 largest wine collections in the world) I usually just tell the sommelier the price range and wine profile I am looking for and he does the rest. I have never been disappointed.

The first evening everyone ordered the entree of their choice. Filet mignon, sirloin steak, lobster ravioli, and stone crabs (claws were double the size of Joes's in Miami). You could cut the beef with a fork and the raviolis were to die for. We ordered the gran mariner, coconut, and chocolate soufflés for dessert, which are the best I've ever eaten. We enjoyed a 12 yr old malbec and 10 yr old amarone with the meal.

The second night we decided to let the chef create a menu for us. Each course was a surprise. We started with an assortment of 12 artisan cheeses followed by lobster raviolis in an unbelievable sauce. The main course was lobster and pepper steak. The lobster was the best I have ever had in taste and consistency. For desert we enjoyed bananas foster prepared table side. We enjoyed another amarone and a 4 yr old Napa cabernet with the meal. At the end everyone agreed that this meal was even better than the previous night. The chef even came out to discuss how he developed the menu and to get our feedback. It was a great experience.

Whether you stay at the Graycliff or any other Nassau hotel, dinner at the Graycliff Restaurant is a must if you enjoy five star cuisine and service. Highly recommended.

  • Visited January 2014
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Orange, Connecticut
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124 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Not worth it”
Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

Although the food was tasty the totally indifferent staff and the outrageous prices put this on my "never again" list. Dining room just looked sadly old, not charming. And the endless traffic noise outside the window next to our table did nothing to improve the experience. Save your money go someplace else.

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