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$18 - $47
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Mediterranean, French
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed December 21, 2019 via mobile

I been here with friends for a birthday party, i cloudn’t get anything better! The service has been so good, great welcoming. We were 12, all the team as been great, so thanks a lot for your attentions! Food concept is unbelievable good, I fault...in love with the langust salad! Nice drinks, great vibes, I really recommend this place, can’t wait to come back soon! I can eve say, they got an awesome view to the gustavia port!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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marcbjl, Responsable relations publiques at Casa St Barth By Ociela, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2020

Dear diego r, Thank you for sharing your recent dining experience with us. We are thrilled you enjoyed our Franco-Italian. Thank you very much for your kind words on our latest dishes and our service. We really appreciated you organizing your party amongst us. We...More

Reviewed December 7, 2019

The menu now takes on an Italian spin. Two years ago we enjoyed this place with Lebanese flavors, we like the Italian better. Our starters were a kale Caesar salad and fried calamari, both prepared beautifully. We had an amazing lobster bisque as an amuse...bouche followed by a perfectly grilled and even more perfectly filleted Branzino. It was filleted at the table and you'll love watching a master at work. Our other main dish was linguine a la vongole. Al dente pasta with dozens of tiny clams (not in their shells) and cherry tomatoes. A different preparation than we're used to in the U.S. and really good. The service was excellent and cheerful. The view remains the same -- wonderful. You'll like it well enough to forget that you had to conquer a steep hill to get there.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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marcbjl, Responsable relations publiques at Casa St Barth By Ociela, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2019

Dear Paul N, Thank you for sharing your recent dining experience with us. We are thrilled you enjoyed our recent facelift and latest cuisine now Franco-Italian. Thank you very much for your kind words on our latest dishes and our service. We really appreciate you...More

Reviewed November 21, 2019

I have been to this restaurant a couple of times in the past but this was the first time I tested the new concept. The restaurant has had a mayor face lift and it looks amazing! I love the lounge they have created where I...enjoyed a cocktail with my friends before sitting down for dinner. The new menu takes you to new heights! I specially enjoyed the alfredo with truffles and the cheesecake for dessert. The staff is very knowledgeable and the service was great. I would definitely recommend this restaurantMore

Date of visit: November 2019
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marcbjl, Responsable relations publiques at Casa St Barth By Ociela, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2019

Dear Annelie H, Thank you for sharing your recent dining experience with us. We are thrilled you enjoyed our recent facelift and new lounge area. Thank you very much for your kind words on our latest menu and our service. We really appreciate your recommendation....More

Reviewed July 26, 2019

We recently returned to our favorite island, St. Barth, and were anxious to try a few of the newer restaurants that have opened since our last visit. I have been excited to try Ociela in Gustavia as the reviews were great and the food pics...posted on social media looked delicious. Unfortunately our party of four were disappointed with our experience. There were only four other people in the restaurant during our visit. We were seated at a lovely table with a view of the harbor (after we requested the plastic shade be rolled up). Our server was attentive, however with a restaurant of this caliper, I expect the staff to inform the patrons if a menu selection is particularly strong of a certain ingredient. This was NOT the case with our kale caesar salads. I am well aware that caesar dressing is on the salty side from the anchovy, but this was a strong "fishy" flavor which some may like, but not the two of us. Next, there was too much time between when first two entrees were presented and other two.... it was not busy and yet there was 3-4 minutes between. My entree did not look appealing with too much pesto. The men ordered seafood items: mussels & frites and the black tiger prawns. Both tasted of ammonia. In addition, the french fries were cold and soggy; the prawns were tough and chewy. We love spending our vacation on St. Barth and have never had any reason to write a poor review of a restaurant, but this experience could not be overlooked. Knowing that it is low-season, we can understand having substitute staff working, however we did not expect the quality of the food to be poor when they are known for fresh, organic ingredients!More

Date of visit: June 2019
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marcbjl, Public Relations Manager at Casa St Barth By Ociela, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2019

Dear hollylovestoeat, We take our commitment to customer satisfaction very seriously. Your enjoyment of the food and our service is of the utmost importance to us, that is why we only work with the freshest & finest products available daily. Following your recent review we...More

Reviewed July 22, 2019

Ambiance was incredible, service was spectacular and catered to my wife’s food allergies. The view was phenomenal!! The food was second to none, great selection!! Wide variety of skillfully made cocktails!!! Can’t wait to go back!!!!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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marcbjl, Responsable relations publiques at Casa St Barth By Ociela, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2019

Dear RayD1314, Thank you for sharing your recent dining experience with us. We are thrilled you enjoyed our latest fine mediterranean dining menu, service & cocktails signatures. Thank you very much for your kind words and recommendation. We are looking forward to welcome you back...More

Reviewed July 5, 2019

this restaurant is a real nice surprise, I came with my wife to this place and we were really happy, both for the service and for the quality of the dishes, which were first of all delicious and secondly beautiful, just of works of art...... thanks for the wonderful experience given to us ... even the quality / price ratio is perfect ... go and find them, listen to me :)More

Date of visit: July 2019
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marcbjl, Responsable relations publiques at Casa St Barth By Ociela, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2019

Dear morenos222, Thank you for sharing your recent dining experience with us. We are thrilled you both enjoyed our latest fine mediterranean dining menu and our service. Thank you very much for your kind words and recommendation. We are looking forward to welcome you back...More

Reviewed July 2, 2019

I hate to write this, but I have had well over 100 meals in St. Barts and this was by far the worst. My wife and I went with another couple and all the meals were sub par. I started with the Octopus and is...was very average. Unfortunately two other people ordered the kale Cesar salad and could not eat it as it was very anchovy based. I like anchovies and did like the salad, but for people who don't love anchovies, the salad was not edible. While I do understand that a Cesar salad can be high in anchovies the menu did not say so and the server did not warn us. At a restaurant at this price point and "level" you would expect a server to let you know. Also, when the server came back to ask how the salads were and was told they could not be eaten and why she said "oh" and walked away. And then the meal got really bad... I ordered the muscles and frites - the muscles were tiny and tasted like ammonia, which means they were too old and the fries were soggy (by far the worst fries I have ever had on the island). My friend had the Black Tiger prawns, which also tasted like ammonia and our wives had the Zoodles both were cold and inedible. On a positive note the wine was good, but they didn't have to cook that. I have seen many good reviews, but unfortunately we had the exact opposite experience.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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marcbjl, Public Relations Manager at Casa St Barth By Ociela, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2019

Dear AXF, We take our commitment to customer satisfaction very seriously. Your enjoyment of the food and our service is of the utmost importance to us, that is why we only work with the freshest & finest products available daily. As we surely can understand...More

Reviewed June 16, 2019 via mobile

Very good menu and fresh products is the recipe for success. As a st barth resident I really enjoy crashing there any times I want easy and savoury food.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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marcbjl, Public Relations Manager at Casa St Barth By Ociela, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2019

Dear 297pepito, Thank you for sharing your latest visit with us. Thank you for your compliments regarding our food, we are delighted you enjoyed our service and Mediterranean cuisine. We are happy to count you as one of our regular guests. We are looking forward...More

Reviewed June 11, 2019

The staff was attentive to our two girls and my husband and I. We had the hummus and the mussels to share which were amazing. The cocktails over the top! Our meals of black truffle fettuccine and lobster and shells were delicious. The molten chocolate...cake not to be missed. We chose spur of the moment and so glad we did. A true gem in St. Barth.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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marcbjl, Responsable relations publiques at Casa St Barth By Ociela, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2019

Dear Nancyd7771203, Thank you for sharing your recent dining experience with us. We are thrilled you and your family enjoyed our latest fine mediterranean dining menu and atmosphere. Thank you very much for your kind words and recommendation. We are looking forward to welcome you...More

Reviewed May 14, 2019 via mobile

my wife and I recommend the OCIELA. WE have to eat, in this wonderful restaurant. Amazing atmosphere with a staff attentive. a kitchen of very good quality and beautiful cocktails. thank you for this good time.

Date of visit: May 2019
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marcbjl, Responsable relations publiques at Casa St Barth By Ociela, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2019

Dear walter_hermanos, Thank your for your kind and positive feedback. We are thrilled you appreciated our fine Mediterranean dining experience. We are delighted you enjoyed our atmosphere & service. We are looking forward to welcome you back. Sincerely,

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