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Restaurants in St. Bart's

Superb French fare dominates the St. Bart's restaurant scene. Those who flock here have discerning taste and deep pockets, and only the best chefs make the cut. Menus tend to change daily, and the fish is freshly caught. If you're on a budget, it may be worth dining out for lunch when the prices tend to be more reasonable. In addition to the array of tony restaurants, there are more casual beachfront spots as well as gourmet markets stocked with meats, homemade bread, cheese, and plats du jour. (Check out La Petite Colombe, an excellent patisserie in Lorient.) One of the best restaurants in St. Bart's is the funky beachfront Best for Sand and Shade; order the grilled fresh dorade, crisp conch fritters, and, bien sûr, a cold Carib beer to wash it down. Among the restaurants in St. Bart's with stellar views, the nautical open-air dining room at Le Mango, at Hotel Christopher, serves a mean lobster salad. With the exception of the markets, reservations are always essential. Come evening, many St. Bart's restaurants slip into glittery, after-dark parties—so be sure to slip into something lovely on your way out.

  • 88

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    At this sidewalk café in the main port's ritzy shopping area, try the chef's expertly seasoned Greek plates, such as an airy puff pastry with caram... More
  • Au Regal

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    This family-run tavern, restaurant, and sports club lies near the town entrance and serves simple, Creole-style seafood. In the one-story building ... More
  • Bartolomeo

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Located within the luxury Hotel Guanahani on St. Barthelemy’s eastern coast, this upscale spot draws a dinner crowd for the innovative, French-Cari... More
  • Do Brazil

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    A misnomer, Shell Beach has, sadly, few shells. The sand itself (gray, rough) isn't top-quality, but the placid cove is ideal for kids. For a lunch... More
  • Eddy's

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Owner Eddy Stakelborough greets every guest at his Gustavia hideaway. Don't miss the assiette cru: market-fresh fish served in a multitude of style... More
  • La Gloriette

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Informal, funky, and family-friendly, the cafe has waterfront wooden tables shaded by sea-grape trees. Try crisp conch fritters, grilled fresh dora... More
  • La Langouste

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Do yourself a favor and try the Creole cod fritters or the grilled spiny lobster at the hotel’s casual restaurant, with one of the best-priced menu... More
  • La Petite Colombe

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    La Petite Colombe, a neighborhood patisserie in Lorient (with locations in Gustavia and Colmbier, too), specializes in freshly baked breads and pas... More
  • Le Gaïac

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Situated with views of Hotel Le Toiny’s infinity pool and the Caribbean beyond, Le Gaïac serves French cuisine with a Creole influence. Chef Stépha... More
  • Le Grain de Sel

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    A short hike over a rocky path opens onto a wide, white-sand stretch. Depending on the winds, the water can be rough. For lunch, head to the open-a... More
  • Le Mango

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Lobster salad with mango marmalade, house- made french fries, and vivaneau (red snapper) a la plancha are standouts at this hotel restaurant, where... More
  • Le Select

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Opened in 1949, this casual snack bar that’s renowned for its hamburgers is said to be the inspiration for Jimmy Buffet's hit song "Cheeseburger in... More
  • Le Tamarin

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Built around a 100-year-old tamarind tree, this open-air restaurant is located near the Baie de St.-Jean on the road to Grande Saline Beach. The te... More
  • Le Ti St. Barth

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Over-the-top is the only way to describe this bordello-style restaurant: during the nightly fashion show, lace- and boa-clad models gyrate to a pum... More
  • L'Esprit Salines

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Just steps from Saline Beach, this open-air restaurant serves a globally inspired menu that changes daily to incorporate the freshest available loc... More
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