Nassau + Paradise Island

Restaurants in Nassau + Paradise Island

This octagonal timber bar is one of a number of shacks on Arawak Cay, just west of downtown, that serve traditional Bahamian food like fried grouper—earning the isle the nickname "The Fish Fry." Kick back with a locally brewed Kalik beer and a conch salad, and watch the lightning-fast chopping pe

A recreation of the original Café Martinique, which was featured in the 1965 James Bond film Thunderball, this upscale French restaurant is the work of renowned Alsatian chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and New York—based designer Adam D. Tihany.

There's no street number, and the restaurant has a decidedly diner-like atmosphere, but this is one of the few places to get local food at local prices. Try boiled fish—big chunks of bone-in grouper with lemons, onions, potatoes, and hot peppers—with a crumbly sweet johnnycake.

Just west of downtown, the Fish Fry at Arawak Cay is a collection of several restaurants and bars serving some of the freshest, most authentic Bahamian fare on the island. Located along the waterfront, the restaurants are housed in pastel-colored shacks, many of which have outdoor patios.

Nobu Matsuhisa's Peruvian-influenced Japanese dishes are now served at more than 15 outposts worldwide.

Known for its casual-chic vibe and eclectic menu, Indigo Café is among the most popular restaurants in Cable Beach. The candlelit dining room is decorated with colorful local artwork, including pieces by well-known painter Brent Malone, whose daughter Marysa owns the café.

The first Caribbean outpost of celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Dune is far and away the chicest restaurant in the Bahamas.