Le Thalassa

Seafood in Las Terrenas

New French owners Marc and Valerie, fresh from a stint in Polynesia, are consummate hosts at this made-over, longstanding Playa Ballenas choice for a romantic evening out. Valerie eloquently and evocatively describes the nightly changing chalkboard specials (nothing frozen here!), a bounty of local seafood given a French culinary spin.

Wash back Polynesian tuna three ways or red snapper al ajillo (in garlic sauce) with choice international wines while the demure Dominican servers, trained above and beyond the island norm, restore your faith in hospitality.