The Foodie Guide to St Barts
Let’s take a tour of the best restaurants in St Barts for a fine-dining
St Barts has a stellar array of prestigious restaurants and hotels that offer excellent cuisine in magnificent setting. St Barts’ restaurants offer a focus on the best of French culinary traditions. To help you choose between all St Barts’ restaurants, we have created a foodie guide by neighborhood to the various restaurants on the island. Choose from French cuisine with Mediterranean flavors, Japanese inspiration, or other influences. Our listings will take you around the island, and you are sure to be tempted while waiting for your next getaway to St Barts, be it for a wedding, honeymoon, or family vacation.
Finest restaurants in Gustavia
Gustavia is the charming capital of the island of St Barthélemy. Features Creole architecture with a predominance of red roofs, and quite a few of the finest restaurants on the island as well as many luxury boutiques. After an afternoon of shopping, why not stop for a glass of champagne to admire the sunset as you kick off your gourmet evening.
Here is non-exhaustive list of our favorite places for dinner in Gustavia
Orega Restaurant: Fairly new on the gourmet scene in Saint Barts, this restaurant quickly developed a stellar reputation. Their success comes from an exceptional Franco-Japanese fusion concept.
Courtesy of Orega Restaurant
If you like Japanese food, we also recommend Kinugawa, the Caribbean version of its Parisian counterpart where authentic Japanese flavors are blended with a contemporary take on Asian gastronomy. For those who love Thai food, the place to go is Black Ginger, with authentic Thai cuisine served in an interior garden with contemporary design in bold red and black.
Courtesy of Black Ginger Restaurant
Dinner with a party is more fun!
Reserve a table at La Guérite, located on the far side of the port in Gustavia. Here you’ll enjoy Mediterranean cuisine created by a star of Greek gastronomy, chef Yiannis Kioroglou.
Bagatelle St Barth hardly needs an introduction. This well-established presence on the island serves Mediterranean cuisine in a festive ambiance for an evening right along the harbor in Gustavia.
Courtesy of Bagatelle St Barth
Bonito features one of the best views overlooking the entire Port of Gustavia. The menu comprises a quintessential fusion of South America cuisine with French gastronomy that is a unique marriage of ingredients, flavors, and very specific traditions.
La Petite Plage, which opened in November 2021, is already a popular spot in St Barts. With feet-in-the-sand interior décor that evokes the beach. The ambiance is chic and cozy, ideal for a special evening during your vacation.
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Villa Axel Rocks
AXEL ROCK is a beautiful 4 bedroom, 4,5 bathroom luxury villa in Gustavia. Perched on the heights of Gustavia, in a residential area, the villa boasts a dreamful ocean view and wonderful sunsets.
Head to the beach for a feet-in-the-sand lunch in St Jean
Gyp Sea: A Bohemian beach club restaurant. Roasted, smoked, grilled, or braised, from appetizers to desserts, almost everything here is made on the barbecue. The cuisine exudes a chic yet rustic simplicity based on local and seasonal products.
Nikki Beach: Barefoot chic sets the tone at Nikki Beach Saint Barth for oceanfront dining by the sea, with refreshing Caribbean breezes. Don’t miss their “Amazing Sundays”.
The Sand Bar: From breakfast through dinner by way of lunch or brunch, The Sand Bar at the Eden Rock Hotel is a favorite spot for epicures in search of the finest cuisine and delicious, balanced meals. Served in perfect harmony with the scintillating colors of the sea that stretches toward the horizon.
Courtesy of Eden Rock Hotel
Pearl Beach: A laidback beachfront restaurant that will bring you a gourmet experience like no other. The cuisine is a subtle blend of Latino French culinary art and Caribbean seasoning, using locally sourced products and catch-of-the-day fish.
Stay in St Jean at Villa BOM
BOM is one of St Barts most stunning villas and one of the rare properties on a beach. This luxurious property is located on St Jean beach, the most happening place to be in St Barts!
Caribbean flavors and fine cuisine in Saline
L’Esprit: Chef Jean Claude Dufour takes you on an exceptional culinary voyage with his gourmet French cuisine served in a tropical garden. Don’t miss this unique dining experience at one of the best restaurants in St Barth.
Le Grain de Sel: This is the place to try genuine Creole food in a casual setting close to the beach. Named best local restaurant by Gault & Millau.
Stay at Villa Jable – Petite Saline
Villa JABLE is an outstanding and luxurious 6 bedrooms, 6.5 bathroom. The property is overlooking the hills of Petite Saline and offering amazing views to the Western tip of the island, passing through the bay of Lorient and St Jean.
Worth the detour to Pointe Milou
Rivyera: The restaurant at the Christopher Hotel faces the blue of the sea and immediately transports you to the South of France. Two-star chef Arnaud Faye, Meilleur Ouvrier de France from the Côte d’Azur, shares his love for the gourmet cuisine emblematic of that delightful region. Culinary experience guaranteed!
Courtesy of Christopher Hotel St Barth
Le Ti St Barth: A true institution on the island for 20 years, Le Ti St Barth welcomes you to its Caribbean tavern setting for a festive dinner. Don’t miss their fabulous cabaret show.
Courtesy of Le Ti St Barth
Lunch with a view of the Grand-Cul-de-Sac Lagoon
Le Sereno: Chef Lenzi’s menu at Le Sereno Al Mare Restaurant redefines the Caribbean dining experience and focuses on fresh, local ingredients expertly crafted into simple, delicious, and contemporary Italian cuisine best enjoyed beachside with a breathtaking view on the lagoon.
Ti’ Corail: Informal lunches right by the beach, with feet literally in the sand. Chef Yann creates Caribbean cuisine using fresh seasonal products and local fish.
Villa Iris – Grand Cul de Sac
In conclusion St Barth will never leave you indifferent when it comes to food, that’s for sure.
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