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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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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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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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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

Outside picnic tables and no decor, coupled with absurdly high prices for absurdly small portions. Food is pretty good, if you can find it on your plate. $60 steak, and even the 8 year olds left starving. My favorite was "jumbo prawns" which were the tiniest regular shrimp you ever saw, and there were only three of them for $45.... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

We were first time visitors to St. Bart's, in our early 50's and here for our wedding and honeymoon. It just so happened that our first night's dinner was at L'Esprit. The dining is alfresco, the staff outstanding & friendly and the experience relaxed. Most importantly, the food was truly wonderful. Admittedly, we came to St. Bart's well traveled and... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Had dinner there tonight and was reminded that Jean Claud is certainly one of the finest chefs in the world! His combinations of flavors and imaginative combinations are absolutely the BEST! And, he is backed up by the best staff on the Island.

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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, 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?