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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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Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Still one of the most spectacularly good restaurants the island of St.Barthelemy. Jean-Claude (the chef/owner) never ceases to come up with new and totally original creations. Great staff and service to match.

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1 Thank Miles F
Santa Barbara
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinner was as expected of L'Esprit & chef extraordinaire Jean-Claude -- sublime. After my evening vodka gimlet, I started with a "dollop" of foie gras (best on the island) & toast points, followed by -- with a coupe de champagne-- an amuse bouche of cauliflower mousse with curry whipped cream on top & a piece of wahoo tempura on the... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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309 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cheval Blanc hotel is beautiful and so is L'Esprit. It was nice to visit but the place definitely had a stuffy feel to it which didn't bother me but no place should feel stuffy. The food was pretty good but every dish seemed to miss the mark in one way or another. I guess beautiful people don't really care... More 

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Thank Scott M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

L'Esprit De Saline is a delightful outdoor restaurant close to Saline beach. We had a delightful meal there. Food was imaginative and superbly executed. My seared fois gras was perfectly done and our server was happy to modify the dish in order to acomodate my shellfish allergy. The steak was beautifully prepared and accompanied by delicious thinly-sliced potatoes with comte... More 

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1 Thank robert h
Hilton Head
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125 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After 10 days on St. Bart's, this was by far the best dinner we had. Our entrees were so complex my description can't do them justice. From the fois gras to start thru the rum shot infused with mint at the end, it was all magnificent.

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1 Thank hhishome
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i had been eating there for years and had dinner last nite the food was just average and the service was quite bad they had very few servers who basically ignored us John/Claude should be aware of this situation sorry but quite disappointing

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New York City, New York
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106 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

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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1 Thank Mark_Gianfalla
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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464 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

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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1 Thank Thomas K
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

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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1 Thank Jacky D
New York City, New York
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58 reviews
38 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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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, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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?