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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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90 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always a great meal, you get what you expect- good service, good food, beautiful atmosphere. No complaints and will definitely return. The cocktail menu was also tasty and well priced.

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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462 reviews
291 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is tucked in a mangrove and agave forrest, away from the beach. Its very casual, the food is ok but not spectacular, service is friendly but beware of the mosquitos at dawn.

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Thank Thomas K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Of all the restaurants I've been to on the island, this one is by far my favourite. The dining room is very charming. It is a large, romantically lit, outdoor space. The staff are extremely friendly and accommodating. The food is incredible...to say the least.

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Thank Jacky D
New York City, New York
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

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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118 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

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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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 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 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

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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69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 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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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 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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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, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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?