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Grain De Sel

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Route de Saline, Salines, St. Barthelemy
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Brooklyn, New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were early for dinner. Menu is extensive with additional blackboard of daily specials. Ask for the whole fish special which is always excellent and served three ways... overall great food, creole style, moderately priced. Very friendly service, short wine list.

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Big Rapids, Michigan
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43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For 40 plus years I've been coming here...and I would NEVER miss a lunch/dinner here....at least, since it was established many moons ago. GREAT food...GREAT service...GREAT ambiance...and a super place to go if the incredible Johnson Brothers Band is playing!! One word of advice....get a reservation EARLY!!!

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Thank batdorff
New York City, New York
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

but the wait is way too long...It takes them for ever to deliver the dish to your table, i mean literally...for ever !

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Thank Michelle P
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love the vibe of this restaurant...low key, relaxed and friendly service. We loved our salads and shrimp dish...fresh and delicious! The homemade ice cream for dessert was wonderful along with a shot of homemade vanilla rum, yum! I highly recommend trying it out before or after visiting Salene beach. I will definitely return when visiting St Barths!

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Thank Jennifer G
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After many French restaurants on St Barth, Grain de Sel had a much more local feel. Excellent lentils with crab, Christophine with cod and rock fish as a main dish. Well prepared, tasty, quick service. The home made ice cream was disappointing, and we have seen better wines, so not 5 stars

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Thank JohannesNL023
Norwalk, Connecticut
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Leaving the beach, looking for a place for lunch, and there it was. We couldn't have imagined a better solution. Great food and service in a shady, relaxing setting. Salads, fresh fish and goat stew to die for.

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Thank Fay R
Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Thai Tuna Salad is amazing. Tuna Tartare is so fresh and it's a must have. Stay away from the Blue Lagoon cocktail.

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Thank Sg8584
New York, NY
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Simple, friendly restaurant with moderate prices, pleasant but unremarkable eats. A nice change from the fancy places on the island.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Cool, relaxed and with great food!!! Perfect stop after the beach!!! Try the Chicken with Coconut or the Tuna Tartare!!!

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Riverdale, New York
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57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

This was my 4th visit to Grain de Sel in the last 3 years and it was not what I remembered it to be. We were seated immediately upon arrival of our reservation. That was a good start, but it ended there. Nice open space on the porch just steps away from Salines Beach, we came for dinner. After ordering... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Route de Saline, Salines, St. Barthelemy
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Barthelemy  >  Salines

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?