New Providence (Nassau) Bahamas, three faves
- Sweet Willie Nov 20, 2001 09:00 AM
Greycliff, W. Hill St. Follow the limosines to this restaurant, Just up the hill (4 blocks) from the British Colonial Hilton. I would say the cuisine is continental using Bahamian products. For instance, my pheasant w/Eleuthera grown pineapple was delicious. The lobster dishes have been great both times we've been. They have 175,000 bottles of wine. I was "disappointed" when they were out of my favorite $3000 bottle of wine (the waiter thought I was serious), I settled for a $50 bottle. They also sell many, many types of Cuban cigars, a very nice way to end the evening on our walk back down to the Hotel. Greycliff is a mansion where
you will sit in a waiting room w/your drink. Wait staff is all in Tux's. We liked the open air balcony seating on the 2nd floor.
Sun And.....,(thats the name of it) Lake View Road. You'll need a cab/car for this one, but it has been
around for MANY years. My mom/dad honeymooned on New Providence and ate here 40 years ago. Seafood is always good. I usually go w/a duck or veal chop dish which are teriffic. Sun and.... is like a single level home. You enter an open Spanish style courtyard w/pool. Unless you are sure of the weather, ask for a table
underneath the roofed section (still open-air but secluded more from the wind/rain).
Just across from the Hilton (downtown Nassau) is a great restaurant for a cheap lunch or dinner. Conch Fritters is the name. They serve a great scorched conch. The conch is not really scorched, in fact it is not cooked at all, just marinated in some lime juice and a small amount of chili paste (AWESOME w/a cold beer!). The jerk chicken and seafood dishes were very good as well as the curry ones.