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L' Esprit

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Anse de Grande Saline, Salines, St Barthelemy
(590)590 52 46 10
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 89
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Jungle Dinner

Solid presentation by friendly folks in a jungle setting. Good food. A little slow but that's ok. Worth the effort to drive to Saline.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Randy S
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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151 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Charlotte, North Carolina
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Solid presentation by friendly folks in a jungle setting. Good food. A little slow but that's ok. Worth the effort to drive to Saline.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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69 reviews 69 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

I very much enjoyed the service and the location. However, the food should have been better. Especially at the prices. Appetizers are around $35 each and main courses are around $55. So let me tell you what bothered me. I ordered the Foie Gras appetizer. And it came with stringy sinew still attached. It was a small portion so properly... More 

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270 reviews 270 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
629 helpful votes 629 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

‎A mainly open air restaurant in a pretty garden setting which works perfectly at night.......great food.....our table was sticky for some reason......and exceptionally uncomfortable, armless garden chairs to sit on.....so uncomfortable we left without a desert. What a shame to not be able to enjoy such great food in comfort. The attractive, well-stocked bar is enclosed within a small wooden... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Lovely garden seating with an interesting menu. However the food didn't live up to our expectations since so many people we knew had recommended it for foodies. I even ordered the duck spring rolls everyone raved about.

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Columbus, Ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Fantastic service and food. We enjoyed the duck spring rolls as an appetizer and had the tuna and mahi dinners. The service was exceptional as well as the food! A must if you are in st Barts!!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We had dinner here last night and absolutely loved it. The appetizers were delicious, showing Caribbean flavors, the main course was perfect, I had one of the specials - great Asian-infused calamari. But the dessert put it over the top - wow!!! One of the top 3 we've ever had anywhere. You don't have a water view but the ambience... More 

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Sunrise Beach
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We agree with the other reviewer about the duck spring rolls -- absolutely phenomenal! My husband is a huge foie gras fan, and he really enjoyed L'esprit take on this dish -- more savory than sweet. Our host Olivier was outstanding. The setting is so romantic and we loved the Fatboy mini lamps on each table . . . added... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

try the duck spring rolls. THE BEST!!!!!!! I love it and if any one is in st Barths you should absolutely go their

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

We were on our way to a different place when we stopped at L'Esprit because our first option was closed. The restaurant is beautiful, nice open space, but still very cosy and welcoming for a rather big place. The prices are definitely on the higher end but all our meals were delicious, I have to say. We had the tuna,... More 

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Florida
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75 reviews 75 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

My husband and I decided based on the reviews here on TA to leave dine here our last night of our week long Thanksgiving vacation in SBH. We had built up quite a bit of anticipation and were looking forward to good food and good service. What we got was lack luster at best. We arrived for our 6pm reservation... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Anse de Grande Saline, Salines, St Barthelemy
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St Barthelemy  >  Salines
  • Phone Number: (590)590 52 46 10

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

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