Best Nassau Restaurants

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    10. Poop Deck

    Look out at yachts bobbing in the harbor and the towers of Atlantis in the distance as you contemplate your choice of seafood. The day's just-caught offerings fill an iced bin at the restaurant's entrance. You...

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    9. The Fish Fry

    In the Bahamas' Out Islands, the tradition of Fish Fry defines a gathering of small stands and shacks where cooks prepare authentic homemade Bahamian cuisine - from fried chicken and stew' fish to conch salad and...

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    8. Nobu

    Internationally known chef Nobu Matsuhisa has acclaimed restaurants in world-class cities such as New York City, London, Las Vegas, Miami, Dallas, Milan and Tokyo. Atlantis' Nobu is every bit as elegant, sleek...

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    6. Dune

    International super-chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten has added two Bahamas eateries to his ever-growing list of innovative restaurants. At Dune, his creative fusion of Asian and French cuisines, with a hint of...

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    5. Bahamian Club

    Widely regarded as one of the top restaurants in the islands, this Atlantis restaurant has all the hallmarks of a traditional American steakhouse, but with a well-rounded selection of seafood and global dishes....

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    4. Mesa Grill

    Celeb Bobby Flay's third venture transplanted his brand of Southwest U.S. fare to tropical climes in a fairly seamless manner. The menu makes some small bows to Bahamia such as the spiced chicken skewers with...

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    2. Café Matisse

    Matisse the painter may have been thoroughly French, but Matisse the café leans more toward Italian. Set in an 1800s home, the restaurant has a charming courtyard and an abundance of colorful art prints on the...

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About Nassau Restaurants

Out of all the restaurants in a city, 10Best narrows the options to those places with the most appeal and the best reputations. Nassau and Paradise Island food choices range from simple seafood recipes at native hangouts to a melting pot of Italian, Indian, Chinese and American cuisine. The city’s old-world charm is evident in colonial style homes transformed in to some of the city's best restaurants. Immediately, you'll feel as if you’re at a dinner party at an old friend’s home. Most menus offer a large selection of seafood, poultry and beef. Chef’s skillfully blend Continental preparation techniques with spices that pay homage to the island’s European, Caribbean and African historical influences. The Atlantis on Paradise Island offers an eclectic mix of family-friendly dining options for the pickiest traveler. The resort is also home to romantic restaurants with menus perfected by some of the world’s top chefs. Reservations are recommended at all high-end resort style restaurants and some adhere to strict dress codes particularly jackets for men. Emerging trends in Nassau include smaller eateries and side-street pubs with hip menus and signature cocktails to match. 10Best offers carefully vetted selections to let you explore Nassau dining on your own. If time is really tight, though, and you don't have the leisure to look through all our offerings, we present our Nassau Best Restaurants list. Here, we distill the best businesses down to a special selection of ten. These places promise a stellar experience and a taste of the city that you just can't miss.

About Shonalee King Johnson

For Shonalee Johnson, growing up in The Bahamas meant that if she wanted to see the world, she’d have to jump on a plane. She started exploring the 700 islands in her Bahamian “backyard”. By age 10, she’d seen Hawaii, California, Florida, Illinois, Ontario, Jamaica, Haiti, Mexico and Cayman Islands.  At 15, she moved to...  Read more »

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