Restaurants

Top Choice Seafood in Las Galeras

El Monte Azul

Clinging spectacularly to the edge of the DR, this rustic, postcard-perfect restaurant with amazing views offers some of the island's most dramatic dining. Go at sunset, when a kaleidoscopic flurry of hues melts int…
Top Choice French in Las Terrenas

La Terrasse

The Dominican chef at this sophisticated French bistro deserves a few Michelin stars for his steak au poivre (RD$550), one of the most perfect meals in the entire DR – you’ll be genuflecting at his kitchen’s door af…
Top Choice Seafood in Las Terrenas

Restaurante Luís

Practically a legend at this point, this ramshackle sea shack on Playa Cosón serves up some of Samana's best seafood. Dig your toes into the sand, shoot the breeze with the server over the daily catch (there's no me…
Top Choice Steak in Samaná

L’Hacienda Restaurant

José, the friendly French chef-owner with a Spanish name – who comes from a family of nine, five of whom are chefs – has been running this intimate French-Caribbean spot since 1987. It’s a small and simple nightly c…
Fusion in Las Terrenas

Mi Corazon

Las Terrenas may feel like a Franco-Italian enclave, but it's a Swiss-German trio that offers one of the area's top dining experiences. Daniel, Lilo and Flo ensure your culinary ride here is a doozy: everything is m…
Seafood in Las Terrenas

Le Thalassa

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 describe…
International in Las Terrenas

Beach

The beach-club component of the Peninsula House hotel – open to nonguests as well – is a wonderful little plantation-style bungalow on a private lawn steps from Playa Cosón. A longstanding Dominican husband-and-wife…
Steak in Las Terrenas

El Lugar

Hands-on Belgian owner Bruno found a Las Terrenas niche: fulfilling carnivorous desires with juicy, rich burgers (go for the one with Reblochon cheese) and wood-fired steaks (both national and imported black Angus),…
Bakery in Samaná

Café Italia

The Península de Samaná in a nutshell: an Italian-owned cafe serving nothing but French pastries that aren't baked on premises but procured from the best French bakery in Las Terrenas and brought in daily! It's dead…
Cafe in Las Terrenas

Good Food & Co.

Vegetarians, rejoice! This quaint new Argentine-run cafe does healthy juices as well as gourmet sandwiches, burgers, bruschettas, salads and quiches, many vegetarian and all made from scratch. Popular sandwiches inc…