Atlantis Paradise Island is home to eight fine-dining restaurants, and we started our culinary adventure with a dot com lunch at Todd English’s Olives Mediterranean restaurant.
Featuring Chef English’s signature open kitchen and Mediterranean cuisine, Olives Atlantis provides a social and interactive dining experience. The menu features Todd English’s signature interpretive Mediterranean cuisine, as well as a variety of coastal dishes, each prepared using fresh and seasonal ingredients.
Olives Atlantis features an expansive open kitchen where you can watch the chefs prepare the dishes from a rotisserie grill. The Raw Bar offers a large fresh seafood display with daily offerings of shellfish, clams and oysters. A large wood-burning oven showcases English’s famous thin-crust flatbread pizzas, and a one-of-a-kind Italian-made SuperNova pasta machine produces fresh, handmade pasta dishes daily.
The roasted portobello flat bread pizza and butternut squash tortelli were great, but I found the tuna tartare and grilled shrimp to be too salty for my taste.
I am not sure if it’s just Atlantis, or the Bahamas in general, but fine-dining restaurants are very expensive here. The four dishes we had for lunch came to almost $100 with the auto 15% tip. Good thing I live the Dot Com Lifestyle. Otherwise, I wouldn’t be able to have $100 lunches everyday. 😛