If you want classic colonial Bahamian charm head on over to Luciano's. Luciano's sits directly on the water next to another one of our local favorites, The Green Parrot, but is definitively more upscale - in style and prices.
We have a long history with Luciano’s. When we first moved here it became the “go-to” place for treating guests who were visiting. Emily was always eager to visit for the filet mignon and chocolate volcano. My Dad used to crave the fresh oysters. The seats out on the water are beautiful with a lovely night time view of Atlantis - although don’t choose a table there if the day is too windy as it can get breezy. The tables under the awning are also nice as you can sit outside but be more sheltered. Luciano’s eventually became our Friday night local. Mark and I always sat in the charming bar at one of the high tables. I would have the rack of lamb (delicious) and Mark would have the chopped Roma salad which he always misses when we are gone. The menu is mainly Italian but very diverse so you will be sure to find something for everyone. It is definitely on the pricier side ($48 for a filet mignon, $30 for grouper) but they are reliable in terms of meal quality.
There is a good mix of tourists and locals. It is fine for families with well-behaved children (there isn’t much room to run around or leave the tables). If you are lucky you might even catch a wedding. The service and staff at Luciano’s is always wonderful. Say hello to Roosevelt, the Maitre de and let him know that Mr. Cabrelli sent you.