Three popular Miami restaurants have — like many South Floridians — made their way down to the Bahamas. Fi’lia, Katsuya, and Cleo Mediterraneo have all opened their doors in the recent weeks at the brand new $4.2 billion resort, SLS Baha Mar in Nassau, Bahamas.
“These chefs, some on island for the first time, have been inspired by the local cuisine and infused it into menus creating progressive dishes to surprise and delight our guests,” says Sebastien Silvestri, Senior Vice President of Food & Beverage, Hotel Division at sbe.
This marks Michael Schwartz’s first Fi’lia location outside of South Florida, and its Bahamian counterpart is notably brighter than its Miami outpost with colorful outdoor dining area (a rarity on the island) along with white-washed brick walls, brasserie-style lighting, and marble and grey oak tabletops. But plenty of the dishes the restaurant has made its name for have arrived on the menu like the beef carpaccio, grilled whole snapper, pistachio pizza, and table side Caesar salad.
As for Cleo Mediterraneo, its Bahamian location gives off more of a warm, classic old-school Hollywood feel with local art and hanging leather belt pendant lights throughout the restaurant, all sourced from The Bahamas. It features the same shareable menu its know for with fezzes, flatbreads and signature dishes like the babaganoush and lamb shawarma.
For Katusaya’s Bahmanian outpost, it also goes the indoor/outdoor route with white and tan leather seating, Japanese iconography on the walls, custom wallpaper resembling dragon scales and more. The menu features plenty of sushi rolls, sashimi platters, and robata grills. And since it is the Bahamas expect plenty of conch friendly dishes with the Katsuya twist including fried conch fritters and conch salad.
All three restaurants are now open daily inside the SLS Baha Mar at 1 Baha Mar Boulevard, Nassau, Bahamas. For more information call 242-788-8200.