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Bonito St Barth

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Contemporary
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Rue Lubin Brin, Gustavia, St Barthelemy
0590279696
Today
6:30 pm - 1:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Thu - Tue 6:30 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 162
    Excellent
  • 86
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Shame about the bar smoking policy

We loved the food and the service was quite attentive and friendly. A great shame that the bar at the centre of the restaurant runs a smoking policy (I thought that was dated and long gone) and cigarette/cigar smoke blew on us all evening. It may please some but definetely not us. Otherwise a great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
Laura V
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London
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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314 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Loved the view, loved the food. A beautiful experience was ruined when we were asked to vacate our table because people were waiting at the bar. We had just received our check and were finishing our wine and talking to the table next to us when the host asked us to leave. It would have been much better received if... More 

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Westchester County, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

On our recent visit to St. Barths, we went to Bonito's twice. It has much to offer in the way of food, view and ambience. The service is fantastic and the food even better. It has a wonderful environment, the DJ plays great music that adds to the already chill vibe. Both times we enjoyed our dinner at the bar,... More 

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Toronto
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120 restaurant reviews
298 helpful votes 298 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I have been to Bonito many times. It's one of our favorite restaurants. The atmosphere and view are spectacular. The food is very good as well as the service. They have a dj playing most evenings which creates a fun dining atmosphere. We will definitely be back again on our next trip in December. Can't wait!

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London
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

We loved the food and the service was quite attentive and friendly. A great shame that the bar at the centre of the restaurant runs a smoking policy (I thought that was dated and long gone) and cigarette/cigar smoke blew on us all evening. It may please some but definetely not us. Otherwise a great restaurant.

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Overrated and expensive for what you get, both in food and service. The location is nice. If you're looking to be seen this is probably a top of the line place to go, but there are far better places to eat on the island.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Stunning...it is a fabulous view from a lovely restaurant . Try to sit along the open railing. The service was fine although my husband was in a tizzy at the wait for our frat course of caviar (which was heavenly) but I thought they were just allowing us time to enjoy the delicious cocktails. Try to get a table!

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Heath, Tx
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Best Sea Bass I have ever had. Great views and nice staff. What you expect from a restaurant in St Barth.

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New York, New York, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

On on island that sets the standard for all things 5-star, Bonito is 6-star. It's the perfect restaurant experience. The fusion Latin-French food is as good as you'll find anywhere-- even as good as the fusion food in Peru. But the setting and ambiance are incomparable. The open-air views of the harbor are breathtaking, and you'll be sitting in the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Bonito absolutely requires a reservation if you want a seat by the open windows and view. The view is simply amazing, and if you sit at the bar, you can get an even better view over Gustavia since you are a bit higher than the people at the tables. We walked in one night, no reservations, and they were gracious... More 

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Senior Contributor
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23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Of all of the places I have been in St Barts , this takes the cake for casual dining. Attentive staff. Excellent food., I have to say again excellent food. Great evening live music. This place never has you looking around trying to get attention for service. Bookings advised. I will return as often as I can

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rue Lubin Brin, Gustavia, St Barthelemy
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St Barthelemy  >  Gustavia
  • Phone Number: 0590279696

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 54 - 70
  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
6:30 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
6:30 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
6:30 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
6:30 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?