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“The view Says St Bart's, but the food does not.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of On the Rocks

On the Rocks
St Jean | Hotel Eden Rock - St Barths, St. Jean 97133, St Barthelemy
+590 590 29-7999
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Ranked #4 of 16 Restaurants in St. Jean
Cuisines: French, Bar, Gastropub, Fusion
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Good for: Romance, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Island-chic with unforgettable views over the coral reefs below and beyond, the On The Rocks restaurant features a creatively elegant menu - a culinary highlight not to be missed. Exquisite cocktails at sunset and an aperitif snack menu available from 5 pm.
Cincinnati,OH
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
“The view Says St Bart's, but the food does not.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

If you have never been, you Must go. I prefer this place after dark. Stop for a drink or dinner. The rock does rock in many ways. THe atmosphere , the professional service, upbeat, good people watching, people dress for the occasion, good bartenders, complete bar, but here Is the disappointing part, the food. We had a shrimp salad twenty euros, was very good. Bread is very good, entrees. Of. Chicken forty two euros. Just ok, very lemony, and red snapper which was just ok. Desert of souffle was again ok. With a cocktail and fifty euro bottle of wine brought bill in at just over two hundred euros .

But it was still worth the trip, just do not expect to much. Take your time, and enjoy the surroundings. I suggest you get. Salad for your dinner, and have a dessert and you should be full and happy.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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sarasota, florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“The view and ambience is to die for...the food only fair”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

sadly enough this pricey restaurant (entrees ended up costing about $70.00USD per person.) could not live up to its reputation. Maybe it was an off night food wise. Being suspended up in the air above the cliffs, looking down at the bay lit by man , we saw tarpon swimming around...the setting is magical...go for a drink...

Visited August 2012
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Istanbul, Turkey
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“great views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

the restaurant was so charming, with the greatest views. however the food was below my expectations. It was still quite good, but for the reputation and the price we paid I thought it would be better. The bread was incredible, I kept asking for more! I would definitely recommend anyone visiting the area to see this restaurant either for food or just for drinks at the bar

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sao Paulo, SP
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124 reviews 124 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
“Is good, but was much better!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

The restaurant, now with the signature of the star chef Jean Georges Vongerichten, is good, but it was much better when Jean-Claude Dufour was the chef.

Visited July 2012
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Pennsylvania
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98 reviews 98 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Food was excellent. Staff was a little snooty.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012 via mobile

Got the impression that the staff catered to the clientele that appeared to be wealthy. It's good to remember that not everyone flaunts their wealth & looks could be deceiving!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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