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Cafe Matisse

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As featured in 3 Day Guide to Bahamas
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Bank Lane, Nassau, New Providence Island
+1 242-356-7012
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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111 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice outdoor garden, great food and excellent service. The waiters are funny, convivial and pleasant to deal with...very welcoming. Somewhat pricey, but the food is well prepared, appealing and enjoyable. We were there for lunch and the rear garden was a plant sight. I imagine it would be very appealing in the evening for dinner. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank NC11A
Haddonfield, New Jersey
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nothing special. Could not get my wifes steak cooked properly 3 times. All food is underseasoned Service was very good. Average entree was $41-$56. Must remember we are not in the states. Over priced.

Thank dmantee
Bedford, NH
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I dined here one evening while staying at a nearby resort. It was the best meal that we had during our vacation. The food and the service were top notch. My only regret is that we didn't sit outside in the courtyard. The interior portion of the restaurant got very noisy as it filled out. The dinner... More 

Thank soccermom29
Oakville, Canada
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful restaurant, be sure to ask for a table in the courtyard. Absolutely outstanding. Food excellent

2 Thank SHEILA P
Dolgellau, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic food and service. It was the best meal we had in 5 days in staying on Nassau. Expensive but you get what you pay for ,good quality food and wine. Well done.

2 Thank James L
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161 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came to this restaurant in 2001 and it was wonderful. When we came back to Nassau we had to take the opportunity to try it again. It was every bit as special this time. Dining in the courtyard with trees and bamboo, torches and umbrellas is quite magical. The food is excellent.

1 Thank IR8U
Oakland, California
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151 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I booked this reservation from home before getting to NASSAU. When trying to find the place, we were about 100 feet short, called the place, and a guy came out to wave us in. Exceptional service!!!!! ( better than Graycliff) We ate outside up stairs- nice. Food was exceptional. (Since we just returned from Cuba and ate at Graycliff tonight,... More 

1 Thank jwhitehouse
Nassau, New Providence Island
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Romantic Garden patio seating among tall trees. Also have indoor and private room seating. One of my favorite fine dining night outs. Excellent well trained staff who will treat you like royalty. Owner operated and on site to see to every detail! Food is consistent and tasty. Prices are medium to high side. Extensive wine list as well! I highly... More 

1 Thank Drew A
New York City, New York
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been going to Nassau every year for 10 years,and have gone to Cafe Matisse every year.All I can say is each year they continue to improve on perfection! The minute you enter the restaurant you are home, and treated like family. The only thing exceeding the exceptional staff is the extrodinary cusine . My wife and I had... More 

1 Thank Rich D
Omaha, Nebraska
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Café Matisse is a wonderful dining experience. Wonderful food, incredible outside dining atmosphere (as well as charming inside dining). A favorite with locals and a real treat for tourists!

1 Thank A1160TYmaryh

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bank Lane, Nassau, New Providence Island
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Bahamas  >  New Providence Island  >  Nassau
  • Phone Number: +1 242-356-7012

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?