Sunset Oceanside Dining with Chef Marcus Samuelsson’s freshest Bahamian seafood and comfort food classics
There’s no better way to start a vacation at Baha Mar since they debuted in 2017 as a $4.2 billion integrated resort development along the pristine beaches of New Providence in The Bahamas. In Spring 2023, the resort celebrated five years of success with over one million guests since their opening.
Baha Mar expanded the resort destination’s vacation experience with new amenities including the 18-hole championship mini golf course, Mini Blue; debuted the $200 million luxury water park: Baha Bay; and added to its culinary portfolio with multiple restaurants such as Café Boulud, a new restaurant led by globally renowned Chef Daniel Boulud located at Rosewood Baha Mar, Sugar Factory/American Brasserie, America’s favorite eatery and confectionary shop, and Marcus at Baha Mar Fish + Chop House with six-time James Beard Award-winning Chef Marcus Samuelsson at the helm.
It was our first night at Baha Mar and we chose to dine at Marcus for the gourmet and quite the innovative menu, beach-chic decadent ambiance and a night to remember. Just at sundown, We were approaching the stand-alone building reminded me of walking into a modernized nostalgic colonial Key West Hemingway home. Walking in led us directly into the coastal chic bar/lounge and then onto the spacious open air setting where we were seated for the ultimate dining experience. Inspired by the colorful and warm culture and traditions of The Bahamas, the interior design features a selection of artwork curated by The Current Gallery and Art Center, Baha Mar’s hub for a compelling Bahamian artistic experience. All menus also feature artwork by prominent Bahamian artists.
After sipping our cocktails, we started off with Marcus’s stellar Cornbread accompanied with hot spiced rum butter and moved on to the perfect wood fire grilled dry-aged filet mignon and Aleppo Glazed Salmon paired with crispy brussels sprouts cooked with miso honey and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and baked Mac & Cheese. Our dessert was the perfect ice cream sundae featuring a brownie and vanilla ice cream topped with fudge sauce and whipped cream. Afterwards, we enjoyed our coffee, just to make sure we take-in the quite memorable dining and spectacular ambiance.
From pleasant staff smiles to positive overall energy, I give Marcus a 5-star rating. It leaves nothing to disappoint. Baha Mar is definitely a high ranking spot to visit for many reasons and now Baha Mar is a top vacation spot with Marcus as my favorite go-to restaurant within Baha Mar. Year-after-year we shall make it our annual tradition.