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Dining in The Bahamas can be an easy and casual experience, or a fancy evening out for two, but one thing is certain: the fare is always fresh, colorful and delicious. Here is Forbes Travel Guide’s editors’ list of the best places to eat in The Bahamas.
1. Graycliff Restaurant, Nassau. This establishment bears repeating here in its own right and based on the considerable merits of its private dining room, wine tasting menus, Humidor Churrascaria (specializing in Rodizio, a Brazilian barbecue grilling method) and Cognateque, not to mention exceptional cigars, chocolates and coffee all made on site.
2. Abaco Inn Clubhouse, Abaco Island. For the romantically inclined, this all-day restaurant (open for breakfast, lunch and dinner) features a playful 1950s theme, brick fireplace, and a glorious deck overlooking the ocean, serving dishes prepared by classically trained chefs. Menu items that have the most mouths watering are the pasta options for lunch and the roast lamb or red snapper at dinnertime.
3. NOBU, Atlantis. Sharing its name and parentage with the legendary sushi eatery in Manhattan’s Tribeca district, Nobu offers its notably innovative approach to the world-famous seafood available throughout The Bahamas. Nestled in the heart of Atlantis’s hustle and bustle, the imaginatively designed space makes for a little urban sophistication right in the tropics.
4. Van Breugel’s, Nassau. If you’re looking for some authentic flavor, this lively bar and restaurant located in the heart of downtown Nassau serves a conch chowder that is tough to beat by local standards, and features a moderately priced but delectable menu more flexibly influenced by European culinary traditions.
5. The Dunmore, Harbour Island. The refurbished restaurant at the Dunmore Hotel makes for a classier night out, with a candlelit ambiance and top-notch island cuisine that expertly blends Bahamian and international tastes.