Best restaurants in St-Barthélemy

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Anse de Grande Saline

    Le Grain de Sel

    After a swim on divine Saline beach, drag your sandy feet to this equally stunning restaurant built into the rocky hill behind desert shrubs. The menu elevates native cuisine to gourmet status with cod-stuffed christophine (local root vegetable), creamy conch fricassee and shrimp flambéed in aged rum. Despite the heavenly grub, the ambience is refreshingly down-to-earth.

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    Le Petit Deauville

    The sublime, all-natural, fruit-based sorbets (such as pineapple, mango, guava and passion fruit) and rich, creamy ice creams (including roast chestnut, pistachio, chocolate and crème brûlée) handmade at this tiny takeout shop by maître glacier (master ice-cream maker) Yann Colin star on the menus of some of St-Barth's finest restaurants.

  • Restaurants in St-Jean

    Maya's To Go

    A casual cousin of famous fine-dining restaurant Maya’s, this sleek deli in the mall opposite the airport is handy for picking up gourmet beach-picnic supplies: savory quiches, fat sandwiches, salads and delectable pastries. The actual menu depends on whatever is fresh and in season.

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    Le Toiny Beach Club

    Exuding boho-chic flair and an ultrarelaxed vibe, this addition to storied Hôtel Le Toiny is genius. Hop aboard a Jeep for the quick ride down to the beach for a leisurely feet-in-sand lunch between palm trees, sea grapes and hammocks. The menu is in constant flux but grilled octopus, lobster salad and fries with foie gras and Parmesan are bestsellers.

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    Bonito

    One of St-Barth's most buzzed-about restaurants, Bonito cooks up a tantalizing blend of seafood-centric Latin American and French cuisine. A culinary journey might start with lobster ceviche, fold in grilled-beef tataki and peak with sautéed scallops, all served in a vibe of calm poshness underlined by mellifluous sounds. Exquisite cocktails make this a nice sunset spot to boot.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Anse de Grande Saline

    Le Tamarin

    Getting our vote for St-Barth's most romantic restaurant, Le Tamarin is an enchanted garden retreat that lulls you into a sense of luxurious calm. Sitting on the terrace below the namesake 200-year-old tamarind tree, you'll feast on such inspired dishes as baked cod with puffed dark rice or wild-shrimp ravioli with octopus that are born of both passion and technique.

  • Restaurants in St-Barthélemy

    Le Toiny

    At the tony Le Toiny, based at the far-flung namesake hotel, exquisite culinary compositions get serious competition from the sumptuous setting. Savor grilled wahoo or red-snapper tartare amid petrified wood, silk, bleached teak and an oyster-shell bar, not to mention the glorious sea views opening up beyond the infinity pool.

  • Restaurants in Flamands

    La Langouste

    A Flamands icon, La Langouste is famous for its live tank filled with crustaceans, which are grilled and served with a trio of sauces – a feast best enjoyed at a white tablecloth–covered table on the veranda overlooking the hotel pool. Other menu highlights include Pastis-flambéed sea bass, and an outstanding lobster bisque. The wine list is tops.

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    La Petite Colombe

    To kick off your day with scrumptious croissants or pains au chocolat, make a beeline to this breezy bakery that also does mouthwatering pastries, homemade ice cream and coffee to go. Its generously stuffed baguette sandwiches are great for beach picnics but often sell out by 11am.

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    Santa Fe

    Hypnotic views of the forested hillside and deep blue ocean unfold from the dining room and terrace of this restaurant perched high on craggy Morne Lurin (192m), just before the mountain tumbles into beautiful Anse de Gouverneur. French classics include seared frogs' legs with parsley and butter sauce, Burgundy snails in garlic butter, duck confit à l'orange and roast pigeon.

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    Maya's

    The quintessential St-Barth experience since 1984, Maya's shabby-chic waterfront restaurant is a celebrity magnet. The kitchen creates a small but daily changing, market-inspired menu that might include ginger-marinated shrimp, filet mignon with béarnaise sauce, blackened dorade with a micro-herb salad or langoustine gratin. Only Maya’s desserts never change: try their world-famous coconut tart. Book well in advance.

  • Restaurants in St-Jean

    Kiki-é Mo

    In the heart of St-Jean, this laid-back deli uses market-fresh ingredients in its French and American breakfasts, outstanding sandwiches (on baguettes, ciabatta, focaccia or multigrain toast) and vitamin-packed salads. For the modular main courses you pick the main ingredient (tuna, chicken, veggies etc) and then choose its preparation (burger, tacos, bowls or on a plate). Takeaway available.

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    L'Isoletta

    The casual sibling of fine-dining establishment L'Isola has a chic terrace with outsized wooden furniture strewn with cushions. Pizzas (by the half-meter or meter, served on wooden planks) are the mainstay, along with homemade focaccia, crisp salads and lasagna. All are made with imported Italian ingredients, with meals accompanied by Italian wines.

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    Chez Rolande

    Don't be fooled by the mix-and-match garden furniture strewn below two flamboyant trees: in her citrus-yellow cottage with azure trim and red roof, the affable Rolande whips up some of the island's best traditional Creole fare with passion and smiles. Lunch brings bokits (Guadeloupian fried sandwiches) while mains range from aromatic goat stew to conch fricassee.

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    Black Ginger Thai to Go

    Painted in bold jet black and carmine red, this sleek hole-in-the-wall slings delicious Thai dishes that can be heated up on-site for a portside picnic or bought cold for reheating in your apartment or villa kitchen. Choices rotating on and off the menu include green-curry chicken, Thai basil pork and mahi-mahi Massaman curry.

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    JoJo Burger

    Huge burgers at this open-sided shack next to the eponymous supermarket range from the 'old school' (beef, bacon, cheddar and mustard) to the 'Tex-Mex' (steak, avocado, beans and cheese) to the 'JoJo' (steak, shallots, eggs, bacon). Choose from regular beef or black Angus patties by premium purveyor Pat La Frieda.

  • Restaurants in Gustavia

    Eddy's Ghetto

    Tucked behind a timber gate (look for the iguana motif on the stone pavement out front), this ironically named hideaway filled with tropical plants and wooden furniture is a perennial local favorite. The menu blends French, Caribbean and Asian influences in dishes like shrimp with curry and coconut or rack of lamb with Indian spices. Don't miss Eddy's homemade rum.

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    L'Isola

    So authentically Italian, you half expect to espy the Coliseum around the corner. This elegant restaurant will put tongue and tummy into a state of contentment from the antipasti to the dolci (dessert) courses. For mains, choose from handmade pasta, creamy risotto and classic mains like breaded Milanese pork cutlets.

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    Zion St-Barth

    This gorgeous new spot juxtaposes tropical laissez-faire with urban sophistication both in its looks and on the plate. Dishes pair local choice meats and fish with a potpourri of international ingredients like zaatar, rapini, smoked ricotta or black cardamom. Kudos for the eco-conscious design – note the recycled-paper lamps, vertical plant garden and coconut timber furniture.

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    Black Ginger

    Filled with glossy timber furniture and lush plants and lit by oversized lamps, this split-level space is a seductive spot for spicy Thai flavors. Menu standouts include mahi-mahi with black pepper, roasted Thai duck and the signature Black Ginger seafood salad.