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Cafe Matisse

Bank Lane, Nassau, New Providence Island
+1 242-356-7012
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Bank Lane, Nassau, New Providence Island
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I work on a cruise ship and port in Nassau every week. Cafe Matisse is the best place close to the ship with great food, excellent service and devoid of cruise ship passengers. It’s close to Nassau government office, so many civil servants dine here....More

Thank James C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just off Bay Street in Nassau, very nice Italian seafood centric menu. Good selection of pasta, seafood, and meat dishes. Simple moderately priced wine list that complements the food very nicely. Service was attentive, but a little slow at times, but hey, you’re in the...More

Thank Ride2fast4u
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I came here based on the excellent trip advisor reviews. It did not disappoint. Excellent food. Professional and friendly wait staff. Pasta reminiscent of those ive had in italy. Ambience is perfect for the busy area - you forget you are downtown. Well done !...More

Thank Tori D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great food in a pleasant garden setting. Eat outside if the weather is nice. The pasta with favs beans was delicious. Limited, expensive wine list. Good service.

Thank jhwwre
Reviewed 6 days ago

Here's my annual review (I try to do that for most places I go back to ). Lunch in the courtyard. It's great for a business meeting but also it is great for a date. We're not big eaters so we usually just do 1...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have reviewed this place before. But once again I have to say this is one of the, if not the best, place in the Bahamas. The service is 5 stars. The place has a welcoming fun atmosphere. I alway go early to sit at...More

Thank LawBah
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely place located very near the cruise ship port. Great place to run away from too many tourists. Love the food and the service. Service was a bit slow but very friendly. Portions are quite big. Couldn't fit dessert.

Thank Rada77
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been here several times. The service and atmosphere is always great! The servers are friendly and very helpful. Cafe Matisse will accommodate any guest with allergies. This trip my meal was disappointing. I ordered a filet and it was chewy. We were a...More

Thank MSRcpa
Reviewed 1 week ago

While in Nassau stayed at Baha Mar. First night dining was a disappointment in SLS - Greek restaurant. Researched local restaurants and cafe Matisse was the first days lunch. Very nice restaurant, great service and very enjoyable food. We booked for dinner a couple of...More

1  Thank Robert M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is located right behind the parliament building. The service was a little slow but the food was excellent. Worth a visit!

1  Thank laura d
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19 March 2018|
Response from crusnwsusn | Reviewed this property |
Cafe Matisse is a very nice italian restaurant in downtown Nassau. You will be able to get to the restaurant as it is close to where the cruise ships dock. Not sure if it is walking distance, but definitely can take a taxi... More
15 February 2018|
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Response from crusnwsusn | Reviewed this property |
We called to secure a reservation. Actually, there is a very pretty garden room which was full so if we were to go again, I would request a table in their garden room, it was cozy and a pretty setting for dining. I want to... More
Joel S
27 October 2017|
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Response from Stanley M | Reviewed this property |
We just had wine but I believe they had a full bar.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bank Lane, Nassau, New Providence Island
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Bahamas  >  New Providence Island  >  Nassau
  • Phone Number: +1 242-356-7012
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