The Graycliff Restaurant at the historic Graycliff Hotel was one of the first five-star restaurants in the Caribbean, and it’s the perfect place to go for an exceptional fine-dining experience, with a menu that combines Bahamian specialties with European cuisine. The restaurant has five dining areas, including a garden gazebo, plus private dining in the wine cellar and at the chef's table. The chef's secret recipes are masterfully prepared and take advantage of fresh local ingredients like conch and lobster. After the meal, you can take a cognac or a handmade cigar from the in-house cigar makers. Dinners at Graycliff have a dress code of no shorts or sandals, and jackets recommended for men.
This boutique inn and formal (dinner-only) restaurant, set in a genteel 1740 mansion, also happens to be an amazing place to pick up cigars and chocolates—both of which are produced right on the property. Before you buy, though, visit the on-site cigar-rolling and chocolate-making workshops, and watch how these artisanal products are crafted.