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“You have to get the gnocchi and banana cake”
Review of Cafe Matisse

Cafe Matisse
Ranked #2 of 330 Restaurants in Nassau
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$100
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 24 May 2015

During a trip to the Bahamas, we went out to Cafe Matisse for dinner. It's a little tricky to find, but driving down Shirley, it's a right onto Bank Lane. You can also see it from Bay Street just past the Gucci store.

We were greeted in front with valet parking that is free and costs only the tip. We were seated in the beautiful, romantic courtyard area. It was like a dream.

The service was top notch, comparable to other first class establishments. And the food was amazing. My wife got the spinach gnocchi with Gorgonzola sauce. Usually, we worry about how strong Gorgonzola is, but the gnocchi was cooked perfectly and the cream sauce was light and delicate. I had roasted duck, which was done very well. Of course, we had to have the banana cake with pineapple and coconut sauce. It was out of this world.

It was by far the best meal we had in the Bahamas. My wife says it's the best gnocchi she's ever had and maybe even the best pasta. I thought that we've had better at Flour + Water in the Mission, but it's very close.

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Reviewed 23 May 2015

Cafe Matisse is wonderful. You can eat inside or out- we prefer the outside if it is not too muggy. There are lit trees that make you feel like you are in the middle of a fairy tale patio. They have a wonderful room for a private party. They do a really nice job.
We have been coming here for years and are never disappointed. The staff is excellent and the owners are usually on site. You should put this place on the top of your list!

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Thank Gin2busy
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Reviewed 22 May 2015 via mobile

My hubby and visited this restaurant for his birthday and it was great! The food was good but small portions. The atmosphere was really nice and the staff was awesome from we entered the door everyone was really nice! I loved the mixed drinks that we had and food was served in a timely manner! This is definitely one to return to.

Thank Ayisha W
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Reviewed 22 May 2015

Even if you're at an all inclusive or on a cruise ship a stop at Café Matisse is a must. The service is impeccable and the food is to die for. Ask for a seat on the patio under the gazebo to enjoy the finest Italian cuisine you'll eat in the Carribean.

2  Thank Lakeshoreone
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Reviewed 20 May 2015

Cafe Matisse is our absolute favorite restaurant to visit when we have to go to Nassau. It is a consistently excellent experience. The food is always fresh, really well cooked and offers a great choice of dishes. One of those restaurants where I say I am going to have to come back again because there are so many things I want to try. The owner - Greg - is always friendly and has his staff trained to the highest standards of service. The decor is sophisticated and themed - hence the name - and eating outside in the patio garden during the daytime is always a delight.

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Thank Kathy C
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