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“An authentic gem” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Graycliff Restaurant

Graycliff Restaurant
Ranked #11 of 272 Restaurants in Nassau
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Seafood, European, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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.
sydeny
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“An authentic gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2014

Greycliff is an authentic historic gem and for that worth the visit alone. I ate in the main restaurant and had the some of the best tableside service and manners one could hope for. The food was interesting as well.Delicious. Is it haute cuisine a la Thomas Keller?...no..but it is still a fabulous experience and one of the most romantic and best places you can eat on the island..short of flashy restaurants at Atlantis and elsewhere..This gracious 300 year old mansion is full of charm and history...its cigar and chocolate factory worth a visit.Go for drinks or dinner.I hope to have lunch there too.Yes the dinner menu is overpriced..that is my concern..however with a few servers waiting on you and the upkeep of the place..it is just one of those things you have to blink and ignore I guess.Elsewhere on the island an entree is about 30.00(greycliff about 40-50) so you are going to pay a lot anywhere you go for anything decent in the Bahamas anyway...The garden areas are very pretty...its definately worth a stroll through the grounds.I love to visit here.it is charming and a welcome change feom all the modern resorts.Each have their place.Oh and yes..it has the third largest wine cellar in the world..and its incredible.its a good experience, it is quiet ,tranquil and yes...if you arelucky enough to meet the owner..enjoy.some great stories there! Enjoy.

  • Visited January 2014
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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Check your check!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2014

I took out my friend and his wife for his birthday and we had a lovely delicious meal. Everything was wonderful until we got the check. It was $100 off. I noticed that two of the tables right next to ours also had incorrect checks. So if you go, check your check!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Longview, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Pricey, but great!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Most expensive meal ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“A Dining Experience”
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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