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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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  • 95
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
    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
Our Second Visit - Again our Best Meal on the Island

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Cankenjan
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Toronto, Canada
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  • Late Night
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English first
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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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46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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158 reviews 158 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 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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London, United Kingdom
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37 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

After two weeks in St. Barths where we had been slightly disappointed with the food we were pleased to visit L'Esprit. We had been told it was amongst the best on the island and I would totally agree. All in our party were totally impressed by their meals, they were top grade. The mixed salad was divine as was the... More 

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Raleigh
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40 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Well worth the jaunt to Saline. While the location by the salt pond isn't scenic, the foliage surrounding the open air restaurant takes care of any view issues. Food is very good, albeit not haute cuisine (only priced that way...but so are most places in St. Barth.) Very plesant staff.

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7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Go here if just for the chocolate homemade ice cream as it was the best ice cream I have EVER HAD. The whole meal was amazing from start to the finish. The staff were great - moved quickly. The tuna tartar with the pomegranate sauce was amazing! My mahi mahi was seasoned perfectly. I would highly recommend this restaurant and... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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80 reviews 80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

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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68 reviews 68 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

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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277 reviews 277 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
659 helpful votes 659 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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3 helpful votes 3 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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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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