Fine Dining: Where to Eat in Nassau Paradise Island
Part of the fun of going on vacation is savoring sumptuous meals you don’t have to prepare yourself. There’s no better feeling than enjoying a dish at your favorite vacation restaurant or indulging in a brand-new dining experience you wouldn’t get to try at home.
When you vacation in Nassau Paradise Island, every meal is a treat! With local menu items like conch fritters, guava duff, and rum cake, it’s easy (and delicious!) to sample the flavors of The Bahamas. And when you’re in the mood for something special, the fine dining restaurants of Nassau Paradise Island are serving up mouthwatering dishes in stunning settings. During your next vacation in Paradise, make sure you indulge in one–or all–of these renowned eateries.
Café Martinique–Marina Village, Paradise Island
Craving a little je ne sais quoi? Book a table at Café Martinique, where chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and his team prepare an exquisite menu of classic French gourmet dishes. You’ll be surrounded by old-world ambiance that harkens back to the 1965 James Bond film Thunderball. Make sure you save room for dessert - the chocolate soufflé is not to be missed!
Fish by José Andrés–The Cove at Atlantis
Seafood lovers can’t miss Fish, where master chef and expert diver José Andrés skillfully prepares the freshest Bahamian seafood into one-of-a-kind creations. Pair your meal with a hand-crafted cocktail and relax in décor that’s inspired by the Bahamian seascape. Try the house specialty, a whole fried lionfish. The lionfish is an invasive species that is damaging to the health of local aquatic life and coral reefs. By serving this dish, Chef Andrés is doing his part to keep the local coral reef and fish population healthy, and a portion of your bill will benefit the Atlantis Blue Project Foundation, an organization committed to marine conservation.
When the wine served alongside your meal is just as important to you as the food itself, Graycliff is the perfect place to make a dinner reservation. The first certified five-star restaurant in The Bahamas features five dining rooms, creative cuisine, and, best of all, an award-winning wine cellar with more than 250,000 bottles to choose from. Start your meal with the lobster bisque!
Dune by Chef Jean-Georges –The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort
For evenings when dinner with a view is on the menu, Dune delivers. Savor a creative blend of French, Asian, and Bahamian culinary influences paired with an extensive cocktail list and a gorgeous water view. Choose a table inside the dining room or on Dune’s outdoor patio–either way, the postcard-perfect vista is the perfect accompaniment to your meal. If you have room, split the banana cake with ice cream for dessert–a worthy splurge!
Katsuya by Starck Baha Mar–SLS Baha Mar
Did someone say sushi? Master chef Katsuya Uechi puts his unique twist on Japanese classics for an unforgettable dining experience at Katsuya. Try a little Bahamian flair with your sushi when you order dishes such as Conch-oyaki, or stick to favorite dishes like spicy tuna rolls and yellowtail sashimi. Katsuya’s sleek, modern interior and inventive drink list make it an ideal spot for date night or dinner with friends.
Shuang Ba–Grand Hyatt Baha Mar
Chinese food in The Bahamas? Yes! At Shuang Ba, guests are transported around the world, with luxe interiors and international ambiance to spare. Traditional flavors and modern cooking techniques make for a diverse, exciting menu where you’ll find favorite dishes both old (pork dumplings, peking duck) and new (wok fried lobster, conch dumplings).
Feeling hungry? Take a peek at all of Nassau Paradise Island’s fine dining restaurants–and don’t forget to make a reservation. Bon appétit!