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“still savoring” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Orlando's Restaurant & Bar

Orlando's Restaurant & Bar
Fond Bernier | Cemetery Road, Soufriere WI, St. Lucia
758-459-5955
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Ranked #1 of 26 Restaurants in Soufriere
Price range: $45 - $100
Cuisines: Caribbean
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
New York, New York, United States
1 review
“still savoring”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Wow! We had an unexpected experience at a truly wonderful spot in St. Lucia that was not connected to a resort. It was NOT about the view but all about the warm service and just great lovingly prepared local food concoctions in a laid back yet elegant environment. We ate in Dasheene's at Ladera and the sunset there is not to be beat as the food here was unsurpassed! Delicate savory watermelon salad perfectly finely diced and seasoned, the best seafood risotto I ever tasted, unbelievable red snapper with
mango salsa and a polenta like cake that disintegrated wonderfully on the tongue, desserts were wonderfully presented and wonderful on the palate--cinnamon brulee and rum cake with a rum ice cream ball---yummmm! Don't miss a rarity in the Carribbean---fantastic food! ---

  • Visited December 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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boston
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20 reviews 20 reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Culinary magic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

The food, service and value were exceptional. In addition to the delicious pris fixe offerings we were treated to pre dinners tastings which were excellent. The only item that didn't send me was the chocolate pudding which was a bit thick. Thank you for a lovely memory.

Visited December 2014
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great home cooked food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Local family run restaurant - only open for lunches, but worth trying it for something different - you will get a number of additional small portions of the local food - all of which we loved - made a real change from the normal five star more expensive restaurants available - and you will probably meet the owner/mother who does all the cooking - well worth searching out

Visited December 2014
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charlottesville
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Orlando's Restaurant & Bar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

So great to see Orlando with his own place!!

Elegant setting for delicious meal prepared by one of St. Lucia's great chefs. Stop in for a wonderful lunch or dinner

Visited December 2014
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Cambridge, MA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
“Gourmet Caribbean Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Orlando's gourmet interpretation of Creole cooking is highly creative and absolutely delicious. There are two five-course set menus to choose between, including such dishes as kingfish ceviche with watermelon (a great combination), breadfruit salad, melt-in-your mouth "browned-down" mahi-mahi, and guava tart. (Orlando, forgive me if I didn't remember those dishes accurately).

But the very best thing about Orlando's is Orlando himself. He is passionate about his vision of bringing Caribbean cuisine to the world's attention. He is also outgoing and charismatic. He proudly showed us his little herb and vegetable garden out back and--incredibly--invited us to go with him to the Soufriere outdoor market on Saturday morning! We went and had an unforgettable experience, as he explained about the fruits and vegetables he selected for the restaurant. Thank you so much, Orlando--and continued success with your extraordinary restaurant and your mission!

Mary Ella

Visited December 2014
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