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L' Esprit

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Anse de Grande Saline, Salines 97133, St. Barthelemy
+590 590 52-4610
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New York City, New York
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant has great outdoor dining room, very romantic but it also has great food and service.

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Baveno, Italy
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117 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had dinner at L'Esprit a day before we left the island and were sorry we had not tried it sooner. The atmosphere is very nice as you sit in an area surrounded by gardens and the tables are nicely spaced for privacy. We ordered the lobster ravioli appetizer as a main and it was the best I have ever... More 

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Weston, Connecticut
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been visiting the island for over 25 years and have developed a short list of our favorite restaurants, which we adjust from time to time. When it opened, L'Esprit shot to the top of our list and it has remained there ever since. Jean Claude's masterful cuisine has never failed to meet our very high expectations. The serene... More 

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Edinburgh
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59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had been very much looking forward to our visit to this restaurant as it has an excellent reputation. When it comes to the food and drinks we were not disappointed. The dishes were well presented and tasted delicious. Our issue on the evening was the service. On a number of occasions we were ignored by the staff and at... More 

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Kingsland, Georgia
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112 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As always, our reviews are solely based on our particular tastes, expectations & style; they are never intended to persuade/dissuade anyone from patronizing a business. My wife made reservations here for my birthday. We'd inquired from several locals and Trip Advisor (of course) and decided to give it a try - we weren't disappointed. It's located along the road to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We love eating at l'Espirit. The food is fantastic and the setting is gorgeous. You get to eat out doors, under magnificent trees. The Chef reportedly comes from Eden Rock and he brings a high level of cuisine to the other side of the island. All the dishes we had we excellent - particularly the duck. We would thoroughly recommend... More 

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Boston, MA
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent and reliable food, the service can be a little pretentious and rushed, but I forgive it. Nice garden atmosphere under the stars. The pidgeon aka squab for Americans, is nice.

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Warren, Ohio
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

A wonderful menu along with a mouth watering dinner experience. The outdoor atmosphere is very relaxing and waiters are extremely attentive.

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Miami, Florida
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

This restaurant barely missed an "excellent" rating, only because my main course was just a tad off (as compared to the preceding courses), and the island's frogs made some pretty serious noise during the meal because there must be tons of them in the foliage immediately surrounding the restaurant. Otherwise, staff is friendly and efficient, the food was very, very... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

L'Esprit is quite simply the pure essence of St. Barths! Being an outdoor restaurant set among a beautiful landscape it provides the best and freshest food on the island; not to mention that Chef Jean-Claude brings the most innovative and amazing food combinations found in the world! L'Esprit, like St. Barths, is grand and unique in its own way!! Do... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Anse de Grande Saline, Salines 97133, St. Barthelemy
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Barthelemy  >  Salines
  • Phone Number: +590 590 52-4610

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