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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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Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

L'Esprit is quite simply the pure essence of St. Barths! Being an outdoor restaurant set among a beautiful landscape it provides the best and freshest food on the island; not to mention that Chef Jean-Claude brings the most innovative and amazing food combinations found in the world! L'Esprit, like St. Barths, is grand and unique in its own way!! Do... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Chef Jean-Claude Dufour, ex Eden Rock, opened his own restaurant in the Grande Saline. The setting is a beach felling in a well lit garden. The food is inspired from southwestern France: the chef mixes flavors with great ability. We had the scallops which were excellent, albeit rich with its foie gras. The wine list is well thought out offering... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience! Having spent two weeks on St. Barths and St. Martin we can confidently say this was hands down our best meal of the vacation, which is why we did not mind the hefty price tag that came with the meal. I am always willing to pay for exceptional food, and it was truly some of... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

L'Esprit is a truly amazing restaurant. The setting, the food, and the staff make this my most favorite spot on the island. Jean-Claude really loves what he does and it certainly shows. how many chefs have a smile on their face when they are in the kitchen? Counting the days until my birthday dinner next year....and it will live up... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 386 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Nice garden and terrace, a traditional dish, recommend tasting, friendly staff, for an exeptional moment , local flavours with a touch of French elegance.

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Grand Case, St. Maarten/St. Martin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Have you ever felt like smiling during your meal, from the second your starter is served, to the very last sip of your gourmet espresso? This restaurant is the only place on Earth where I just want to shut up and enjoy every tiny bit of my food. Jean-Claude knows his ways around flavors ans spices and he will surprise... More 

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Oxshott, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Amongst much mediocrity in St Barths, L'Esprit stood out with good food, lovely surroundings and friendly service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Every dishes, including the amazing desserts, were cooked to perfection. Presentation was excellent, and service extremely professional. The setting is simple, but relaxed and in a pleasant garden. Best restaurant by far in St Barths. Will be back on our next trip. F

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We loved this restaurant and we went to all the best ones on island (Eden Roc, Tamarin, etc.). Great food and fantastic service. Also, only waiter to tell us no need to tip 20%, which no one else really explained to us.... Really loved the meal, which was far less expensive than others on island.

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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

Although the food here is really delicious the portions are really small. I usually don't finish my meals because I love to leave room for dessert. Not here! For an appetizer my husband and I had a sweetbread and langoustine dish. My Hubble thought it was too salty, I didn't. For a main course I had giant roasted shrimp with... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
French
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?