We have dined at Pipiri Palace several times over the years and usually enjoy it as a somewhat affordable alternative to the other very expensive restaurants in St. Barths. However, on our trip in February 2014 it was very disappointing. We arrived early and the restaurant was not busy, but it took forever to order basic things like bread, water and wine. I had a great salad, but two people in our party who had lobster (a Pipiri specialty) said it was overcooked and dry. Mostly, however, the service was apathetic and we had to ask for several things again and again. before they finally arrived at our table. The wait staff just didn't seem to care.