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On the Rocks

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French, Bar, Fusion, Gastropub
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St Jean | Hotel Eden Rock - St Barths, St. Jean 97133, St Barthelemy
+590 590 29-7999
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7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Island-chic with a refined atmosphere, On The Rocks is spectacularly set...
Island-chic with a refined atmosphere, On The Rocks is spectacularly set with views over the coral reefs and beyond. Master Chef Jean-Georges and his new Executive Chef Eric Desbordes offer an elegant and creative menu - a culinary highlight not to be missed. Exquisite cocktails at sunset and an aperitif snack menu available from 5 pm.
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  • 110
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Go for the views.

The view from here is just spectacular. We weren't that impressed with the food though, unfortunately. Everyone at ER kept raving about Chef Jean-Georges (who wasn't even there, mind you) but the food left a lot to be desired. Very small menu with super limited variety. Service was wonderful though.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
BuffaloFoodie716
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East Amherst, New York
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The food was mediocre, the service was average and the prices were ridiculously high. We had expected more of the Eden Rock Hotel. We will not recommend and certainly never go back.

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Marc L, Directeur de la Restauration at On the Rocks, responded to this review

Dear Suzanne L, Following the great reviews and wonderful feedback Eden Rock – St Barths is currently receiving your comments were disappointing to all of the team. We initially thought there might’ve been a typing error whereby your comment was posted under the incorrect restaurant and our kind colleagues at the Christopher Hotel confirmed that they made the reservation on... More 

Manhattan Beach, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

... and, of course, a wonderful view! I'll be brief- really fantastic food, including the best foie gras appetizer either my wife or I have ever had. The location is incomparable. And most importantly, the service is perfect. Audrey was absolutely amazing, what was already a great night, she helped turn into a perfect night- thank you, Merci!

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Marc L, Directeur de la Restauration at On the Rocks, responded to this review

Dear Pete G, Thank you for this wonderful review which is very much appreciated by all of the team and especially so by Audrey who remembers you fondly and had great pleasure in serving you. Chef Eric Desbordes has created a ‘special’ menu in addition to the seasonal menu and we are delighted that you rated the foie gras so... More 

Dallas, Texas, United States
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Made a reservation in advance and requested waterfront dining, let them know we were celebrating out 40 th anniversary. When we got their the hostess congratulated us on our anniversary, gave us the ultimate table and it only got better from their. Beautiful view, food delicious, staff the best. Great place for romantic dining.

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Bozeman, Montana
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

What a beautiful location. Food, service and staff are great. Drinks in the bar are top notch- you could tell the bartender really liked what he was doing. We definitely want to stay in the hotel part of this resort very soon.

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Marc L, Directeur de la Restauration at On the Rocks, responded to this review

Dear Teaston, Thank you very much for rating us so highly and we are delighted that you would like to stay with us when next you visit St Barths. It’s so important to love what we do and our bartender gets to taste all those tasty cocktails so no wonder its one of the most sought after jobs on the... More 

Prosper, Texas
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The cocktails, food and dessert were delicious! Service was excellent! Very pricey, but worth it! The view is beautiful!

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Marc L, Directeur de la Restauration at On the Rocks, responded to this review

Dear GShirley, Thanks so much for posting this lovely review. Our On The Rocks Restaurant is all about fine food, great service, the coolest hand-crafted cocktails – and an unbeatable view thrown in for free! Hope to welcome you back soon, Best wishes, Marc Lioussanne F&B Manager More 

East Amherst, New York
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The view from here is just spectacular. We weren't that impressed with the food though, unfortunately. Everyone at ER kept raving about Chef Jean-Georges (who wasn't even there, mind you) but the food left a lot to be desired. Very small menu with super limited variety. Service was wonderful though.

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Marc L, Directeur de la Restauration at On the Rocks, responded to this review

Dear BuffaloFoodie You are true to your name and we totally love your various reviews of the Sand Bar restaurant and the beautiful Eden Rock beach. You could be an honorary citizen of St Jean Bay! Culinary genius Jean-Georges Vongerichten has a number of restaurants all over the world and is often in St Barths so next time you are... More 

New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

Without question the best dining experience on the island. Excellent innovative menu, spectacular views, stylish surroundings and a sensational waitstaff. If you have one night in St Barth's be sure to have dinner here.

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Marc L, Directeur de la Restauration at On the Rocks, responded to this review

Dear Sophisticate, Thank you for your generous review touching on all the important points of what a world-class restaurant should aspire to. The wise men often say that the greatest achievement is not in arriving at the top but by continuing to be the best – and we will most certainly try our utmost to excel every single day. If... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Excellent french restaurant with a spectacular view. Very friendly staff, amazing bar. Certainly pricey, but not outlandishly so, basically the same as a high end steakhouse in the US. The desserts are the star.

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Marc L, Directeur de la Restauration at On the Rocks, responded to this review

Dear Andersdl2000, Firstly, congratulations on your marriage and we hope you will have many more memorable meals over the years to come. Providing our guests with value for money is what we strive for and it certainly is an interesting challenge on this paradise island where every single item of food & drink –except our excellent local fish and lobster... More 

Suffern
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This was truly the best restaurant on the Island. The service was impeccable and the food was out of this world. The setting was beautiful. My husband and I loved everything about this restaurant.

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Marc L, Directeur de la Restauration at On the Rocks, responded to this review

Dear Evelyn L, An honour indeed to be crowned as the ‘Best Restaurant on the Island’ and an award we will do our utmost to respect every single day. You’ve dined at some of St Barths’ finest restaurants and we are simply delighted with your comments. On behalf of Executive Chef Eric Desbordes, Jean-Georges Vongerichten and the kitchen brigade, all... More 

uk
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I was just expecting it to be better , as do others we met its not far off service was fabulous food just needs to be better.

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Marc L, Directeur de la Restauration at On the Rocks, responded to this review

Dear Mr Orange, Your excellent reviews of the Eden Rock hotel and the Sand Bar restaurant really delighted all of the team and we regret not scoring full marks for your dining experience at the On the Rocks restaurant. You will have to return soon as Executive Chef Eric Desbordes and Jean-Georges Vongerichten are busy creating the new menus and... More 

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Additional Information about On the Rocks

Address: St Jean | Hotel Eden Rock - St Barths, St. Jean 97133, St Barthelemy
Phone Number: +590 590 29-7999
Location: Caribbean  >  St Barthelemy  >  St. Jean
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: French, Bar, Fusion, Gastropub

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: St Jean | Hotel Eden Rock - St Barths, St. Jean 97133, St Barthelemy
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St Barthelemy  >  St. Jean
  • Phone Number: +590 590 29-7999

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Bar, Fusion, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Romantic

Description

Island-chic with a refined atmosphere, On The Rocks is spectacularly set with views over the coral reefs and beyond. Master Chef Jean-Georges and his new Executive Chef Eric Desbordes offer an elegant and creative menu - a culinary highlight not to be missed. Exquisite cocktails at sunset and an aperitif snack menu available from 5 pm.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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