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L' Esprit

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Anse de Grande Saline, Salines 97133, St Barthelemy
(590)590 52 46 10
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 46
    Very good
  • 16
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
L'Esprit-a little piece of heaven

We always head for L'Esprit our first days in St. Barts. The chef and staff are quite wonderful and the food is excellent. Olivier greets us as family upon each return, and makes us feel very welcome.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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English first
New Hampshire
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We always head for L'Esprit our first days in St. Barts. The chef and staff are quite wonderful and the food is excellent. Olivier greets us as family upon each return, and makes us feel very welcome.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I am sorry to disagree with many of the reviews here, but I am a foodie spoiled by NYC and much worldwide traveling. First, in contrast to reviews I've read, the service was wonderful, attentive and full of smiles. The seared foie gras was outstanding. The duck spring rolls, while well flavored, were way too salty. I had the Ris... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Do not miss this restaurant if you visit the island! Everyone local we asked recommended it and it was absolutely fantastic!

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New York City
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This is one of the best overall restaurant experiences in St Barts where the bar is very high to begin with. The service involves every member of the staff visiting your table, and these are the same people from year to year, which means they really care. The food itself is so good it can only be described as euphoric.

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Danbury
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

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

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
12 helpful votes 12 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
146 helpful votes 146 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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181 reviews 181 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Anse de Grande Saline, Salines 97133, St Barthelemy
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St Barthelemy  >  Salines
  • Phone Number: (590)590 52 46 10

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

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