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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
Coronado, CA.
Senior Contributor
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Hamilton, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Don't be fooled by the casual, garden-like atmosphere of this restaurant located just outside Saline beach. The chef, purportedly from the south of France, is all business and the quality of the food is outstanding. We started with an amuse-bouche of butternut squash soup which was among the best things we tasted our entire week on St. Barths. The duck... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We liked the fact that the place is looking like a garden with trees and flowers, not formal, yet well presented and attentive to details. Great food, the nems de canard are especially great. Veal as well or pigeon. Good deserts, nice wines reasonably priced. A great place where we systematically go during each of our stays in St Barth

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Southport, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

All around fantastic food and friendly staff. Kids even enjoyed the chicken and potatoes. Best to go during lunch with kids as dinner is more romantic.

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New York City, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I would definitely agree with the Luxury Nyc travel or who had such negative comments re L'esprit restaurant recently. We were greeted enthusiastically by at least 4 waiters/ servers whatever. They took our orders immediately and but didn't see them again for too long a while. Had to flag them down which took 10 minutes to find out what was... More

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Gustavia, St Barthelemy
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We have followed Jean-Claude for over 20 years. His concepts, creativity, and dedication have made him the very best on island. He is in a class all by himself, with no close competitors. His food is a delight to the senses.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

As I read the other reviews here I am perplexed as they don't match up at all with our experience here this week. Service and Ambience - The people here were nice enough and certainly polite. We had 4 different servers/wait staff through the course of our meal so there was no consistency. One server came to take drink orders... More

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