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L' Esprit

Anse de Grande Saline, Salines, St Barthelemy
(590)590 52 46 10
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Ranked #1 of 5 Restaurants in Salines
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
houston
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We LOVED our dinner at L'Esprit. The ambience, service and food were all stellar. It was fine dining but in a relaxed atmosphere with highly attentive and informative waiters. The food was differentiated and inventive. Our only regret is that we didn't eat here once more before leaving!

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I unfortunately put the wrong name of the restaurant down when reviewing L'Esprit calling it Sante Fe (which is also good!) but the review below was meant for L'Esprit......... We definitely saved the best till last on our last trip to St Barts. The Santa Fe restaurant is nestled on the road close to one of St Barts lovely beaches... More

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North York Moors National Park, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We had a fabulous last supper at L'Esprit following a recommendation from our hotel. Lovely duck spring tools and mushroom ravioli followed by spicy calamari and mahi mahi with delicate vegetable ravioli. Amazing homemade ice creams and all accompanied with charming service. We will definitely be back.

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

His delicate cuisine could challenge any Michelin star chefs. Now open for lunch you can go to the magnificent plage Des Salines and next have a fabulous lunch. You can try at the Long time number one gastronomic chief on st Barth : For lunch -Salade de crabe aux agrumes -Le pavé de thon (blue) and -la nage d'agrumes for... More

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San Francisco, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I booked L'Esprit for my last night on St Barts with my girlfriend as I had heard great things. I hate to write a review that is not excellent but like the review below this, I was expecting more. The food was beautifully presented and was tasty, but did not stand out as a top restaurant normally does. I had... More

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Puerto Rico
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This will be the most contradicting review I have written so far. The setting and ambiance where quite nice. Foie gras was as good as it gets. I could tell the quality of ingredients (tuna, mahi, foie) where of high standard and obviously that contributed to the meal experience. Loved how as you walk inside the restaurant the kitchen is... More

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Coronado, CA.
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Thought long and hard whether to write a review but have decided to do so. We spend 2 to 3 weeks in St Barths every year (16 years) and have tried everything. L'Esprit is currently owned and operated by one of the most respected chef/restaurateurs here. Other local chefs respect him. Imagine our anticipation. We started off with some duck... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Dinner at L'Esprit far exceeded our expectations. My wife and I dined at all of the "can't miss" spots on the Island and mutually agree that L'Esprit was "the best!". The staff was extremely helpful in assisting us with selecting dishes and the dessert was one of the best we've ever had. We cannot wait to dine in Saline again!

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Panama City, Panama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Perfect setup, extraordinary meal. Some people refer to the chocolate dessert as one the best ever tried and recommended to change the vanilla ice cream it comes with the caramel ice cream. Well, they were right! One of the best caramel ice cream I have ever had. Will be back if visiting St Barth again (I am pretty sure I... More

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New York City, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We needed our last night at L'Esprit and what a wonderful way to end. The night was just right, a cool breeze and minimal heat. They gave us a complimentary first course, we shard a mushroom ravioli topped with a heart serving of lobster meat. For the main course, the grouper was wonderful and delicately prepared. We also orders the... More

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