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Au bon vivre

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Terre de Haut, 97137, Guadeloupe
+33 5 90941984
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 73
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    Very good
  • 6
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  • 4
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent

Not on the ocean side of the street, on the inland side, excellent food, both Caribbean and French cuisines, very good wine list.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2016
Dave L
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Not on the ocean side of the street, on the inland side, excellent food, both Caribbean and French cuisines, very good wine list.

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Thank Dave L
Chicago
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We visit here every time we are in Les Saintes (about twice a year). This most recent trip we have the triple decker stack of filet, veal and foie gras. It was truly amazing. The lamb and mashed potatoes are also excellent. The foie gras app is also classic french style. It's a quiet atmosphere, it doesn't have a water... More 

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Thank Beanski6
Brussels, Belgium
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203 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The restaurant is not at the front row to the ocean, but that doesn't matter, because you will be surprised how cozy and roomy the restaurant is, including a 'terrace'. A reservation with a small group is recommended may even with two people. Even we were early there, the service was really busy but friendly and tried hard to please... More 

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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

We have spent 24 hours in Terre-de-Haut and been there twice for lunch and dinner :) duck breast with passion fruit sauce was delicious, so was a tuna with the same sauce. Beautiful and cozy interior makes it a great place to relax. The owner is very friendly. They are open for lunch and then from 1930 for dinner. Note:... More 

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Thank Ola C
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Had been recommended this restaurant by sail boat captain and reservation made for us. Menu not really to our liking, but went for small rib eye steak . Took ages to arrive and it was so dark at our table difficult to see what we were eating. The steak was all gristle and could not be swallowed. It was expensive... More 

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Thank Maureen S
San Francisco
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173 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Although we had made reservations, it was not possible to sit in the garden, which would have been advisable on a warm evening. Servers were certainly affable but not very professional, e.g., not pointing out that sancerre could be a red wine, which was opened, in addition to the white that we had expected (and also on their wine menu).... More 

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Peterborough, Canada
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We enjoyed our evening here very much. The interior is tranquil and cool. Each course and the drinks were all superb. The staff was efficient and helpful. We were never rushed but never ignored. Kudos to the whole team at Au Bon Vivre for a job really well done. Highly recommended.

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Weston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Au Bon Vivre is a delightful spot. The staff was very accommodating about changes to the menu and could not be friendlier. All meals on the table were presented well and were delicious. The service was a bit slow but overall, a most enjoyable meal.

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Chambery, France
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We were lucky enough to reserve a table here for Christmas Dinner, it was superb in every way. The ambience is exceptional as is the service and the novel approach to dishes. I enjoyed guinea fowl with a conch sauce which sounded different and it was, but delicious. I can't recommend this restaurant highly enough. Quite superb.

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Thank MagsGBG
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We ate here on several night whilst sailing throughout the Caribbean. Excellent food, wine and service. We will certainly return next year

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Terre de Haut, 97137, Guadeloupe
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Guadeloupe  >  Iles des Saintes
  • Phone Number: +33 5 90941984

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Caribbean

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