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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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  • 97
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  • 46
    Very good
  • 15
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  • 5
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
OMG. Fantastic!

My wife and I dined here twice this week, for lunch. magnificent! Our cocktails, Grey Goose vodka martinis with a twist, refreshing. Our starters, the chicken spring rolls, over the top. Soooo tasty! Our bottle of Sancere wine complemented the grilled scrimp main course for my wife, my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
JoeNH
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New Hampshire
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169 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Danbury
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We were looking forward to a special dining experience on on the last night of our trip. We were sorely disappointed.The food was good but the service can only be described as indifferent bordering on rude, and nothing about our experience warranted the prices charged.Perhaps we were spoiled by our prior night at Le Tamarin. In my mind L'Esprit is... More 

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New Hampshire
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

My wife and I dined here twice this week, for lunch. magnificent! Our cocktails, Grey Goose vodka martinis with a twist, refreshing. Our starters, the chicken spring rolls, over the top. Soooo tasty! Our bottle of Sancere wine complemented the grilled scrimp main course for my wife, my main corse was the sautéed calmarie with Thai rice. The calamarie melted... More 

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Charleston, SC, USA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Very much enjoyed our meal at L'Esprit. Dishes were delicious and contemporary. Service was very attentive even during a moderately busy period. Appreciated all the help with the wine and cocktail selection. The courtyard setting was truly St. Barths.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We came to L'Espirit by MISTAKE! We were running late to our reservations at Grain de Sel, the restaurant next door. We parked across from L'Espirit, on a poorly lit road. We hurried into the side entrance, thinking we were at Grain de Sel, told them we had reservations and were seated. What a terrific mistake for us! My husband... More 

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los angeles
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183 reviews 183 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Everywhere we went everyone was recommending this place, so of course we had to try it. The menu is very limited (which is fine), service is great, food was good but didn't blow me away. The view is of a pond across the street, not the ocean. I left feeling meh....it wasn't bad but it just didn't live up to... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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169 reviews 169 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Stopped here whilst riding around the island on a motorbike. Had a couple of beers and decided to have some food as well. The service was quick and efficient and the lunch was very enjoyable.

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Brisbane, Australia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Out of the way this place, but worth a visit. Simple and good food and presented well. Tasty creative dishes, good service and very friendly.

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Toronto, Canada
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107 reviews 107 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We ate at L'esprit last year and loved it. This year, the food was even better. We have eaten in many restaurants on St. Barths but particularly like this one. The restaurant is built on a wood deck in a garden setting that is very attractive at night. The service is perfectly paced and very attentive, in the French style... More 

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Food was perfect, lovely flavours...one of the must go to restaurants on Island. Friendly staff, and very laid back...met a few other revellers !

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Southampton, New York
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161 reviews 161 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We were running on empty one afternoon in March, when we thought we'd dash over to L'Esprit; a delightful oasis away from the cruise shippies, RTVites and day-trippers; a combination that is surely killing the character of St-Barth of late, but that's life, I guess. We were arriving in two cars, yet one was delayed, keeping half our party from... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • 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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