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Where to Eat in Nassau & Paradise Island in 2024

Posted by: Nassau Paradise Island on April 23, 2024

Food often serves as the best gateway to learning about a new destination, offering an opportunity to indulge during your getaway. Fortunately, Nassau & Paradise Island have an array of dining options, from upscale and casual spots to on-the-go snacks, bars, and more. With so many choices, we’re here to make your dining decisions as simple as possible. Whether you're new to The Bahamas or a returning guest, we've curated a list of must-visit spots, both new and old, for you to explore and enjoy. Here's where to eat in Nassau & Paradise Island in 2024.

Paranza by Michael White
Situated at Atlantis Paradise Island, this exciting new restaurant, Paranza by Chef Michael White, pays homage to Italy. Offering an elevated yet unique experience, Paranza showcases Italian cuisine with a primary focus on seafood. Inspired by the coast, the restaurant brings the flavours of Italy to life in Paradise. With the chef's creativity and passion for the ocean, guests can savour delicious creations ranging from signature pasta dishes to grilled whole fish, caviar, and more.

Silan by Alon Shaya
For Mediterranean food lovers, Silan by Alon Shaya, located in the heart of the Atlantis Casino, is a must-try. Inspired by the chef’s Israeli heritage, the restaurant offers a blend of Mediterranean dishes infused with a Bahamian profile for a unique culinary experience. Serving lunch and dinner, Silan uses Middle Eastern and Mediterranean spices, fresh produce, and seafood from The Bahamas. Perfect for families, the menu features flatbreads, an assortment of dips, platters, and delicious entrees like salmon on the plancha, grilled shrimp, latkes, and more.

paranza restaurant
fine dining on a table

The Dilly Club
Transforming from a coffeehouse by day to a craft cocktail lounge by night, The Dilly Club, nestled in Marina Village, offers a laid-back island atmosphere and is a must-stop for a coffee to begin the day or a cocktail to end the night. Staff trained as baristas and mixologists ensure each drink is crafted to perfection, using locally sourced ingredients. Kickstart your mornings with a speciality coffee, bloody mary, or espresso martini, and cap off another perfect day in Paradise with a delicious cocktail like the Little Island Daiquiri, Guava Lava, or Mai Tai.

Graycliff Restaurant
As the first certified five-star restaurant in The Bahamas, Graycliff Restaurant offers an unparalleled dining experience. Featuring multiple dining rooms, an outdoor gazebo overlooking the gardens, and private dining options, the restaurant caters to every preference, from intimate dinners to exclusive settings. With a cellar of over 250,000 bottles, including 19th-century vintages, and a menu ranging from conch chowder to foie gras with black truffle, Graycliff promises a memorable culinary journey during your vacation.

Cafe Madeleine
Experience a taste of France at Cafe Madeleine at Grand Hyatt Baha Mar. This gem offers both indoor and outdoor seating options where you can enjoy freshly baked pastries, rich coffee, and classic French specialties like quiche and croque monsieur. Treat your sweet tooth further with house-made gelato and sorbet for a refreshing treat. From creamy lattes and a variety of light menu items, there's something to please every palate. Don't miss the decadent pain au chocolat baked in an authentic steam oven!

three cocktail classes
CAFÉ MADELEINE

Arawak Cay (The Fish Fry)
For a taste of Bahamian cuisine and a local experience, visit Arawak Cay, where vendors serve up fresh conch salad, fish fry, and other traditional dishes. Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere, island tunes, and freshly prepared fare at this authentic location in Downtown Nassau.

Costa
At Costa, savour the essence of Mexican cuisine in Paradise. Offering an inventive take on traditional dishes, the restaurant perfectly blends the flavours of Mexico and The Bahamas, providing a unique dining experience highlighted by local seafood. With communal cabanas, delicious tequila cocktails, and shareable small plates, Costa is ideal for a group outing after a day of fun in the sun.

A sign at Arawak Cay reads Fish Fry Drive.
Costa

Marcus Fish + Chop House 
Nestled in the lively Cable Beach area of Nassau, Marcus at Baha Mar Fish + Chop House is a fine dining restaurant within the acclaimed Baha Mar resort. Led by the renowned Chef Marcus Samuelsson, who blends his Ethiopian and Swedish roots with a Bahamian flair, this eatery offers a unique dining experience that first-timers should add to their list. From seafood towers to wood-fired grilled steaks, each plate reflects Chef Samuelsson's passion for flavour and creativity.

OIA Restaurant
For a trendy, fun, and tropical atmosphere, OIA Restaurant is the place to go. This signature restaurant at Goldwynn’s offers two world-class cuisines, Mediterranean and Peruvian — each infused with Japanese techniques. All ingredients are locally sourced and seasonal, blending bits and pieces of tropical flare throughout each dish. From burrata salads to charcuterie and sushi rolls, the menu has a variety to choose from, depending on your taste buds. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, so no matter the time of day, there’s always something tasty to enjoy.

Dune by Chef Jean Georges
Located beachside, Dune offers stunning ocean views, making it perfect for couples and newlyweds. Prepared by celebrity chef Jean-Georges, the restaurant features International cuisine with a Bahamian twist. Whether dining for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, guests can expect a blend of international dishes infused with island character.

A bartender tops a cocktail with bitters.
Oia Bar
Dune Restaurant at Ocean Club, a Four Seasons Resort

No matter where you dine for breakfast, lunch, or dinner in Nassau & Paradise Island, you'll encounter a unique culinary experience with an island flair. Though each restaurant offers a different style, they all showcase the best of the island's taste and local seafood, allowing you to savour authentic dishes while enjoying your favourite cuisine. Feeling hungry for more? Click here to start planning your next Nassau & Paradise Island vacation and taste these delectable dishes for yourself!

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