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Review of The Cove

The Cove
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Caribbean
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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...

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3  Thank irrawady
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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.

Thank localhopeful
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

We went to the Cove for lunch while we were staying on the island. It is a first class resort and is sure to succeed. The grounds are immaculate and the food was delicious. I would love to return for overnight stay in one of the beautiful villas.

Thank luvtravel24
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

Just back from a wonderful week in Eleuthera at Governor's Harbor. We were told to try the Cove resort for a meal. Good advice! We found it to be a bit intimidating to approach; just a small drive entrance with a solid wooden gate blocking further entry. As you pull in the gate slides aside and you're met by a very welcoming staff. He'll take your name, the number in your party, then direct you to a parking area. There you'll be met by someone in a golf cart to take you and your party to the restaurant. BTW, reservations were not necessary for lunch. The resort lobby and restaurant is island elegant. Beautiful landscaping on the way to the restaurant. As everywhere we visited on the island, service was over the top friendly.
The six of us were seated at a table with an amazing view of the resort's beach and infinity pool. We started with conch fritters, which were the best I've ever had. Very different than the variety typically served in the keys. My wife ordered the grouper tacos and I had the grouper wrap. Tacos were great! Served in small taco salad type shells with sides of home made chips, salsa and lime creme. Very ample portion! The grouper wrap was also very ample and very tasty. It had a ginger/sesame base which gave it an oriental flavor. The Kalik was ice cold and my wife claims the mojito was the best she'd ever had.
For all this the price was consistent with every other place we visited. I though it was quite reasonable for the food, service, and ambiance. We were staying at a rental house that could accommodate a large group, but the Cove resort appeared to be perfect for couples. I'd go back!

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2  Thank macwim
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Reviewed May 31, 2013

We recently stayed at The Cove Eleuthera for 4 nights and dined in the restaurant many times.

The service was universally excellent and the waitstaff were very good. The cutlery was modern and elegant, and the views were amazing! The restaurant features floor to ceiling windows looking onto the infinity pool and the two Cove beaches. The hotel strives to use organic veggies from its gardens whenever possible.

- we enjoyed the Healthy Alternative, aka egg white frittata ($14) and the eggs benedict ($16). We had these items 3-4 times during our stay and never tired of them.

- the veggie and goat cheese pizza was huge and had great organic veggies from the hotel's garden on it.

- the fish dishes were very good, and the steak was excellent as well. The beet and arugula salad was very tasty and fresh.
- the scallop with pappardelle was very good. The scallops were cooked to perfection.
- the conch chowder was very good.

- the restaurant has a good selection of wine, and the fruit punch and bahama mama were also very good.

The prices for this restaurant were not cheap, but were about right given the excellent view and level of service. I would recommend this restaurant if you are staying in Eleuthera.

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Thank wanderingnomad111
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