You’ve snagged yourself a fabulous place to stay, the next few days of your holiday are officially filled, with a length list of activities to keep you thoroughly entertained, now all that’s left is finding a few great spots to have some memorable meals, and some Nassau tours.
There are hundreds of good restaurants sprinkled throughout the Bahamas, each with their own unique charm, and if you’re staying in any of the major towns like Nassau, there are plenty of options to satisfy even the pickiest eater in the group. Here is a sampling of what’s on offer here in Nassau:
If you are lucky enough to be staying at Atlantic in the Bahamas, the good news is, you couldn’t go hungry if you tried! There are so many fabulous restaurants on this island, it’s hard to choose. Café Martinique is a recreation of a restaurant featured in the 1965 Bond film Thunrderball. If you are looking for a dining experience that’s more upscale, this French restaurant is the brainchild of Alsatian chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and the interior was designed by renowned New York designer Adam D. Tihany. Conveniently located in the midst of the Atlantis Marine Village, you can’t help but have a bond moment with its mahogany staircase, wrought-iron elevator, an exquisite Steinway grand piano, and beautiful Parisian antiques dotted throughout. Crisp linens, and intimate candlelit tables invite guests to an impeccable menu of French and Bahamian cuisine.
Take a trip to Brazil and come visit Nassau’s best Brazilian Steakhouse. There is an endless parade of deliciously seasoned meats from tender filet mignon, racks of lamb and sirloin, to pork tenderloin and more.The salad bar is divine, and for the wine lovers, there are close to 250,000 bottles of wine in the cellar, ranging in price from the super affordable to the time-to-mortgage-the-private jet expensive. And if that isn’t enough, close out the evening with some brandy and choose from 90 different cigar varieties!
If the name sounds familiar, it should. The chef for Nobu has restaurants in Miami, Tokyo, Milan, Las Vegas, New York and London! Nobu Nassau opened in 2006 and has been wowing its diners ever since. It’s elegant, sexy, chic, and the food, there aren’t enough words to describe how amazing, and creative the dishes are. If you have never had sushi before, eating at Nobu is sort of like stepping into a Bentley. It’s the best sushi in the world, and once you’ve had it, you’ll probably never look at your neighborhood sushi spot the same again! Sushi and sashimi make up most of what’s on the menu, but you also have a choice of traditional Japanese dishes, including steak and tempura. And just to add a little Bahamian flavor, conch is on the menu!
The Fish Fry
With the average dish at $7 or under, The Fish Fry is not only a tourist favorite, but the locals love it too, and that’s always a good sign! If there was anywhere in the Bahamas to try conch, this is it! Here you’ll find conch fritters, cracked conch, conch chowder, scorched conch...I think you get the hint! The atmosphere is warm and balmy, just like the weather, and if you happen to be here during any number of holidays or festivals, the Fish Fry will probably be throwing one heck of a party!
International chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten does it again by adding yet another home-run eatery to his every burgeoning resume. Here at Dune, Chef Jean features a unique fusion of Asian and French cuisine, with a dash of local flavor tossed in to give it a little edge. Menu favorites include the chillies and hazelnut salad, filet of grouper with a beautiful spicy tomato sauce and tuna rolls with soybean salsa. Like his other restaurant Café Martinique, the decor is impeccable. But with sweeping ocean views, and wraparound terraces, the ocean is its greatest accessory.