St. Barths is well-known for being the playground of the rich and famous. So, it's not surprising that this island's cuisine is of rock-star level. U.S. News and Travel named it one of the top Caribbean Islands for Foodies.
Frommers Travel Guides said: St. Barths culinary scene is comparable to dining on the French Riviera (but, of course, with a distinctive Caribbean twist).
WIMCO is the leading villa rental company on St Barts, and as such, we make thousands of reservations a year in the top restaurants in St Barts, and know them all intimately. Please let us know if we can make a reservation for you, or answer any questions.
Most of you who vacation in St Barts will only have a week to sample the best restaurants in St Barts. You will probably want to have lunch at some of the top beach bars on the island, as well as sampling some of the top fine dining establishments for dinner.
With 80 quality eateries on the island, it can be tricky to decide where to dine. To make it easier for you to plan where to go, we have created two “Top 10 Restaurant” lists for St Barts.
Those Top 10 restaurant lists should be enough for most readers, yet we didn’t stop there. In the second half of this restaurant guide, you will find a comprehensive St Barts restaurant directory.
Let’s start with our top 10 lists.
Insider tip: Request a window table on the second floor, overlooking the harbor
Ambiance: very sophisticated and chic design, lots of dark, warm, rich colors
What we love: The procession of little plates and Amuse Bouches, all so flavorful
Overview: This new star is two restaurants in one. On the ground floor you will find L’Atelier with an expansive counter seating area where you can watch the food being prepared, and choose from a variety of gourmet menus de degustation. The second floor is home to Le Rooftop, which has an exceptional view of the Port of Gustavia. Here you can enjoy the best yet simplest recipes created by Joël Robuchon
Location: Located at 15, Rue du Bord de Mer in Gustavia, steps from the harbor
Phone number for reservations: 590-77-30-30
Insider tip: Check out the Pineapple Bar after dinner to sample some of the finest Caribbean rums
Ambiance: Elegant but relaxed with tropical and colonial touches
What we love: First-class service, impressive wine list
Overview: This well-known restaurant is located in a historic colonial-style villa. At night, Francois Plantation serves up sophisticated French and Caribbean cuisine in a beautiful plantation-style dining room. During the day, lunch is served by the pool under swaying palm trees or in the plantation's lush garden.
Location: Colombier. Phone number for reservations: +590 590 77 53 06
Insider tip: Consider an early reservation as dinners tend to last along time, so seating the second set of dinner reservations can run late
Ambiance: Candle-lit, elegant setting in historic stone building
What we love: Homemade fresh pasta combined with fine ingredients imported directly from Italy
Overview: Since 2008, L'Isola has blessed visitors and locals with delicious homemade pasta and fresh seafood dishes, including risotto, tagliolini and gnocchi. Tables are set with white tablecloths and lit by soft candlelight, which makes it a perfect setting for a romantic night out.
Location: Gustavia. Phone number for reservations: +590 590 51 00 05
Insider tip: Request a harbor view table
Ambiance: Fun, vibrant
What we love: Panoramic views of the harbor, talented mixologists
Overview: Formerly known as Ociela and Casa St. Barths by Ociela, this establishment now goes by Skybar St Barth. This restaurant specializes in Franco-Italian cuisine that you can dine on while enjoying sweeping views of the harbor. Can't miss dishes include a pasta with truffle and a risotto with local spiny lobster. In addition to the restaurant, guests can enjoy the Lounge from 6: 30 pm to 12 am.
Location: Gustavia. Phone number for reservations: +590 590 27 63 77
Insider tip: The place to go if you're searching for upscale vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free Asian fare
Ambiance: Contemporary elegance in a red and black palette
What we love: Homemade dim sum. The food is not just delicious, but beautifully plated
Overview: Authentic but refined Thai dishes created by three top chefs from Bangkok, who were all trained by Vichit Mukura, who is considered to be the Joel Robuchon of Thai cuisine. The menu includes traditional fare such as kai satay as well as seafood dishes like the grilled catch of the day made with yellow curry and herbs sauce. The restaurant features a stunning interior courtyard that opens up to the night sky.
Location: Gustavia. Phone number for reservations: 590 590 29 21 03
Insider tip: Regulars rave about the Chilean sea bass as a main course and the chocolate bomb for dessert
Ambiance: Upscale, sleek and modern with an open-air main room with a movable canopy in case of rain
What we love: Superb service, plates that are stunning Instagram-worthy works of art
Overview: Orega serves traditional Japanese fare, including sushi, as well as an imaginative and tantalizing fusion of Japanese and French cuisine. The restaurant prides itself on sourcing many of its ingredients from Paris, Tokyo and New York to ensure that its dishes are authentic and of the highest quality.
Location: Gustavia. Phone number for reservations: +590 590 52 45 31
Insider tip: Excellent place to watch the sunset, the bar is an excellent place to hang out for views
Ambiance: Trendy and lively atmosphere with a D.J. playing music
What we love: Bonito's unique selection of ceviche and tiradito appetizers
Overview: Bonito is a treat for all of your senses. Its views of the harbor and mountain are stunning. And Bonito will delight your taste buds with mouthwatering seafood dishes, such as grilled tuna loin or a spiny lobster risotto. Not in the mood for seafood? No problem. Bonito also serves up amazing "From the Land" dishes, including a roasted duck breast or a suckling pig confit. This restaurant also serves up imaginative cocktails and has a phenomenal wine list.
Location: Gustavia. Phone number for reservations: +590 590 51 27 96 96onito
Insider tip: Try the seared foie gras, potentially the best on the island!
Ambiance: Open air, tropical garden setting, casual chic
What we love: L'Esprit is helmed by one of the island's most well-respected and well-known chefs, Jean Claude Dufour, formerly of Sand Bar and Eden Rock
Overview: L'Esprit wows its diners with elegantly plated, French-inspired dishes, including roast pigeon, filet de boeuf and fresh seafood. Enjoy your meal inside or in the lovely open-air garden area. The service at L'Esprit is attentive, and the staff works hard at making its guests feel at home.
Location: Saline. Phone number for reservations: +590 590 52 46 10
Insider tip: Vegetarians, vegans and those on a gluten-free diet are welcome and can select from a variety of dishes
Ambiance: Lush tropical garden setting, casual chic
What we love: Romantic setting, friendly service and unique flavor combinations
Overview: Have you ever wanted to enjoy a lovely night, dining on exceptional dishes in an enchanting garden setting? Then you'll love Le Tamarin, which serves elegant French and Caribbean fare, including fresh seafood, Wagyu flank steak and a pappardelle pasta with black truffle and truffle pecorino romano cheese. The garden is centered around a 200-year-old tamarind tree and accented with serene ponds filled with lily pads.
Location: Saline. Phone number for reservations: +590 590 29 27 74
Insider tip: The 2nd seating for Sunday bunch is a legendary party scene. Always use their valet parking.
Ambiance: Barefoot chic with a lively, party vibe
What we love: Fun people watching, waterfront setting, great music, creative cocktails and sushi
Overview: Nikki Beach's menu is a bit eclectic, borrowing cuisine and flavors from its other restaurants located around the world, including from France, Spain and Thailand. Diners can enjoy the freshest sushi, pizza, and local seafood while taking in the beautiful views of St. Jean Beach or scanning for any celebrities that might be nearby.
Location: St Jean beach. Phone number for reservations: +590 590 27 64 64
Insider tip: Check out The Rum Bar, where you can enjoy a frosty cocktail prepared by the bar's resident mixologist. For non-drinkers, there are smoothies and fresh juices
Ambiance: Laid back Bohemian chic, waterfront
What we love: Gyp Sea bases its Caribbean and Mediterranean cuisine around locally sourced products, including seasonal produce
Overview: Gyp Sea is all about the grill, with almost all of its dishes being prepared in some fashion on the restaurant's barbecue. Think grilled rock lobsters, grilled avocado salad, and vegetables. Even some of the desserts, such as the roasted pineapple, have been kissed by the heat from the grill. Gyp Sea, which opened in 2020, is located on beautiful St. Jean Beach.
Location: St Jean Beach. Phone number for reservations: +590 590 77 53 01
Insider tip: Reserve a chaise lounge on the beach for the entire afternoon after lunch!
Ambiance: Casual beach chic with an energetic vibe
What we love: This restaurant is located just steps away from the sands of beautiful St. Jean Beach for great people watching while you dine
Overview: Pearl Beach's cuisine is a delectable blend of Latino and French that has been amped up with a touch of Caribbean seasoning. The restaurant proudly serves locally sourced, in-season products to create such dishes as fresh lobster risotto, Milanese chicken cutlet, or its coconut and lime mahi-mahi ceviche.
Location: St Jean beach. Phone number for reservations: +590 590 90 52 81 20
Insider tip: The hotel humorously warns that if you're wearing more than flip-flops, you're overdressed
Ambiance: Feet-in-the-sand beach chic
What we love: You will be whisked to the Beach Club's secluded setting by the hotel's Jeep service, giving this restaurant an exclusive private beach feel
Overview: Toiny Beach Club serves the food you want to dine on while you're seated on the beach -- grilled meat and fish, such as mahi-mahi, and fresh salads, including one made with lobster. The service is excellent, the views to-die-for, and the cocktails are perfect for enjoying on a sunny beach.
Location: Toiny. Phone number for reservations: +590 590 27 88 88
Insider tip: Lunches are lively, and you can rent a chaise lounger afterward, we suggest you book it when paying your bill
Ambiance: Refined yet beachy atmosphere inspired by Ibiza and Mykonos
What we love: Yiannis' signature pasta with truffle, and the appetizer trio of melitzana, hummus, and tzatziki
Overview: Shellona is where the Mediterranean meets the Caribbean. Its chef, Yiannis Kioroglou, is a rising star in the world of Greek cuisine, and his menu includes kalamakos, lamb kebabs, and Nicoise salad with prawns. Shellona sits on Shell Beach, which is famous for the thousands of shells that dot its sand. Worth visiting at sunset as well.
Location: Shell Beach, Gustavia. Phone number for reservations: +590 690 389 047
Insider tip: The closer you sit to the water, the better
Ambiance: Casual yet elegant
What we love: Le Serano Al Mare has numerous dishes that will delight vegetarians, including its spaghetti with a sauce made from five different tomato varieties.
Overview: CNN called Le Serano Al Mare one of the world's best waterfront restaurants. And we have to agree. The views of the water from Le Serano Al Mare are breathtaking and its delicious contemporary Italian cuisine is focused around fresh, local ingredients, such as its spaghetti with lobster.
Location: Grand cul de Sac beach. Phone number for reservations: +590 590 29 06 66
Insider tip: Reserve a chaise on the beach after lunch!
Ambiance: Casual seaside splendor
What we love: Their grilled catch of the day is perfect for a light seaside lunch
Overview: Is there any better way to spend the day than dining on delicious Caribbean cuisine while feasting on the beauty of the Caribbean Sea with your eyes? La Cabane is that feet-in-the sands restaurant, where you can dine on local favorites, such as traditional fish fritters or rib steak with Jamaican pepper sauce.
Location: Flamands beach. Phone number for reservations: +590 590 27 61 81
Insider tip: Several vegetarian friendly choices, including homemade pizzas, and a vegan-friendly matcha creme brulee
Ambiance: Island colonial
What we love: Wonderful service in a recently revamped dining room overlooking the gorgeous Caribbean Sea
Overview: Because this kitchen is overseen by French chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, one of the world's most famous chefs, Sand Bar at Eden Rock is a must-stop for foodies. Its lunch menu includes light and fresh dishes that are perfect to dine on a warm St. Barths beach day. And there are also more hearty dishes -- such as the black truffle and Fontina cheese pizza baked in Eden Rock's wood-fired oven.
Location: St Jean beach. Phone number for reservations: +590 590 29 79 99
Insider tip: A favorite of locals, under the radar
Ambiance: Casual and cozy
What we love: Great food at reasonable prices but with a view that's worth a million dollars
Overview: Formerly known as O'Corail, Ti'Corail is a casual lunch place located on the beautiful waters of the Grand Cul De Sac. Its owner Yann Vinsot is a former chef at Cheval Blanc. Ti'Corail's menu focuses on fresh fish and whatever local produce and artisan products are available each day.
Location: Grand cul de sac beach. Phone number for reservations: +590 690 41 78 59
We’ve assembled a comprehensive list of restaurants on St Barts, from casual bistros favored by locals to Michelin-star quality restaurants. They are grouped geographically by neighborhood, then alphabetically. The phone numbers for each are listed after the descriptions. We recommend calling ahead for reservations.
Open Monday to Saturday, 9 am-9 pm. A charming alleyway cafe and cocktail bar in Gustavia. Closed Sundays. Phone: +590 590 27 53 23
Open daily 8 am - 11: 30 pm. French Restaurant in Gustavia featuring a la Carte and tasting menus, from the legendary Chef Joël Robuchon.
Daily 7 pm-11 pm. Known for their locations in NYC & LA, Bagatelle mixes DJs, surprises, and great pizza in a waterfront setting. Mon-Sat 7 pm-11 pm, closed Sundays. Phone: 0590 27 51 516 email@example.com
Your neighborhood meeting spot in Gustavia. A great place after shopping in town, and the place to be on a Sunday if you're an American football fan. The extensive cocktail list, plus paninis, salads, and burgers. An easy spot for breakfast before a sail, too. Phone: 0590 27 70 06
Fresh sushi, cocktails and live bands. Waterfront. Lunch and dinner. Closed Sundays. Phone: 0590 29 74 09
Authentic Thai cuisine in a refined setting. Be sure to try Black Ginger to go! Dinner: 7pm - 12am. Closed Tuesdays. Phone: 0590 29 21 03
Unmatched views of the harbor and Venezuelan spins on ceviches and tartares. Dinner 7 pm-12 am. Closed Sundays. Phone: 0590 27 96 96
The only fast food in St Barth, a great burger selection, and if you want to stay home, they deliver. Phone: 0590 51 27 74
Traditional Creole cuisine in a garden-like setting. Dinner only. Reservations for large tables. Closed Sundays. Phone: 0590 27 54 17
Freshly caught fish served tartare style or grilled. New! Open for lunch and dinner. Closed Sundays. Phone: 0590 51 36 33
Located in Hôtels Barrière Le Carl Gustaf. A restaurant and cocktail bar - the spirit of an iconic Parisian Brasserie with a Caribbean twist. Open Monday - Saturday, 7: 30 am - 10: 30 am, 5: 00 pm - 9: 30 pm. Phone: +590 590 29 79 00.
Open all day, including breakfast and happy hour. Casual, but with a cool atmosphere in Gustavia. Menu features salmon tartare and Greek salads. Phone: 0590 27 55 66
Mediterranean menu with sophisticated ambiance. Waterfront. Dinner only. Closed Sundays. Phone: 0590 27 71 83 firstname.lastname@example.org
The place to bring kids, or to go when you want to feel like one! From savory crepes to sweet ones, to salads and sandwiches, the menu has many options. A St. Barths institution. Phone: 0590 27 84 07
Innovative fresh summer Mediterranean dishes with a Caribbean twist. Open Monday - Saturday, 7 pm - 2 am. Phone: +590 590 27 73 00
Light French dishes in a relaxed atmosphere, perfect pre or post shoping. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Phone 0590 27 72 4
Lunch and Dinner. Closed Sundays. If you're looking for your cheeseburger in paradise, you've come to the right place. Le Select sits in the center of Gustavia, with white plastic chairs and a totally casual vibe. Phone: 0590 27 86 87
Family-friendly with reasonable prices in the heart of Gustavia. Dinner: 7: 30 - 11 pm (high season) Closed Sundays. Phone: 0590 27 70 11
This candle-lit restaurant with highly praised Italian dishes. Dinner: 6pm -11 pm . Closed Mondays. Phone: 0590 51 00 05 email@example.com
Closed on Monday If you like Isola you will love the little sister Isoletta. Enjoy a great selection of real pizza and traditional Italian dishes, to go or on-site, great set up right in the center of Gustavia. Phone: 0590 52 02 02 firstname.lastname@example.org
A unique concept restaurant with Chef Assaf Granit. Israeli and Mediterranean-inspired dishes located on Public beach. Monday - Saturday, 7: 00 pm - 1 am. Phone: +590 690 56 15 22.
Mediterranean cuisine with unbeatable harbor views and vegetarian-friendly menu. Dinner only. Phone: 0590 27 63 77
French-Japanese fusion in an intimate setting. Dinner only. Closed Sundays. Phone: 0590 52 45 31
Lunch 12: 30 & 2: 30. Formerly Do Brazil, Shellona is the new beach house restaurant on Shell Beach—one of the best spots to watch the sunset. Mediterranean fare and special cocktails. Phone: 0590 29 06 66 email@example.com
Grab a coffee or breakfast before your flight here on the second floor of the airport. Phone: 0590 27 71 40
A chic bohemian beach club located on Pelican Beach. Enjoy tropical fusion cuisine like bbq, paired with a cocktail from their Rum Bar. Phone: +590 590 77 53 01
Snacks — 9am to 10pm The best paninis on the island. Pick up a selection of their prepared salads en route to the beach. Phone: 0590 27 90 65
Located in Villa Creole, it's an easy place to stop for a bite mid-shopping. Local in feel with reasonable prices. Pizzas are their specialty! Phone: 0590 77 47 97
Sports bar, very local Phone: 0590 27 71 30
A private and quiet spot to have a meeting or a peaceful breakfast. Lunch only. Closed Sundays. Phone: 0590 27 73 62
Snacks and tapas. Open from 8am-1am, Closed Mondays. Phone: 0590 27 53 88
Lunch only Like their locations in Miami and St. Tropez, Nikki Beachis a total party! The atmosphere is the star, but the menu is also excellent and features both sushi and classic French dishes. firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 0590 27 64 64
Extensive pizza menu... and available for delivery! Closed Tuesdays Phone: 0590 29 87 76
Wine bar and tapas styled dinner in a cozy atmosphere. Closed Sundays and Mondays. Phone: 0690 73 25 30
Formerly Tom Beach, a beachfront spot that caters to easy lunches or a party-like atmosphere. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Closed Monday nights. Phone: 0590 52 81 33
Lunch & Dinner. Closed Wednesdays A client favorite, Sante Fe sits at the top of Lurin and offers clear views of neighboring islands. Expect delicious food (the mussels and BBQ ribs are favorites) and attentive service. email@example.com Phone: 0590 27 61 04
Just up the street from the surf store in St. Jean, Sayolita feels like a relaxed bar you might find in Mexico. A local favorite, the restaurant is known for its cocktails but also offers light bites like bruschetta and charcuterie plates. Totally OK to show up in bathing suits post beach. Bring mosquito spray, as the dark wood attracts them here. Phone: 0590 27 13 30
Wonderful bakery in Lorient. Arrive early if you're keen on croissants and baguettes — they can sell out fast! Choisy also offers pre-made sandwiches, tarts, and pastries, as well as coffee. Phone: 0590 29 76 78
Dinner: 7pm & 9 pm, Closed Sunday & Monday Situated in a garden next to Saline Beach, L'Esprit features a creative re-imagining of traditional dishes. Menu is limited and changes nightly. Phone: 0590 52 46 10
Salads and burgers pre-or post beach. Lunch: 11: 30am - 4pm Dinner: 7-10: 30pm Closed: Sunday nights and Mondays. Phone: 0590 52 46 05
JoJo burger is known as the best-kept secret for a great burger. Totally no frills (seriously, none), JoJo is home to the surfers who spend the morning across the street at Lorient Beach. Phone: 0590 27 50 33
Located in the shopping center next to L'Oasis supermarket (and an ATM), Le Bouchon is a perfect spot for take-out, or a low-key meal if you're staying nearby. Large pizza menu (including white and red sauces), as well as salads and paninis. Phone: 0590 27 79 39
Expect the same great fresh bakery offerings as the Colombier location. Phone: 0590 29 74 30
Exquisite tropical ambiance with gourmet fare suited for vegetarians and meat lovers. Open for Dinner 7-11pm. Closed Mondays. Phone: 0590 29 27 74 firstname.lastname@example.org
As close to a French cafe as you will find on St Barths. Located down the road to Cor- rosal, at Au Regal the deÌcor is simple (covered in Football scarves!), but the food is good and the clientele very local. Think chicken Colombo, escargot, and meats. Phone: 0590 27 85 26
Lunch 12-3pm, Dinner 7-10pm Relaxed waterfront bites and unique menus; experience Le Manapany restaurant delicacies, tailor-made by Chef Edouard Fabius in the heart of St Barth. Phone: 0590 27 66 55
A bit of Old St. Barths and the perfect grilled lobster. Lunch & Dinner. Closed Tuesdays. Phone: 0590 27 63 61
Next door to la Petite Colombe bakery in Colombier. Local in feeling, with good pizza and well-priced wine. Phone: 0590 27 93 48
Traditional bakery in Colombier. Ideal for those staying in the area. Phone: 0590 27 59 27
For Dinner: The dining room at the renovated Francois Plantation is worth a visit alone. The first-rate menu and food is simply a perk. Expect an elegant dinner with French favorites like foie gras, fresh tartares, and souffles. The adjacent bar is a perfect spot for an aperitif and a game of Backgammon. Phone: 0590 77 52 52
For Lunch: Pick from light favorites like watermelon-feta salads or an irresistible croque-monsieur!
Bar opens at 7pm. Dinner from 7: 30pm to 10.30pm · Closed Sunday and Monday By the end of dinner, expect half the room to be dancing on tables. Great for birthday parties, Le Ti St.Barth has remained popular for good reason. Phone: 0590 27 97 71
Open Daily for Lunch from 12: 30—5pm. Bar from 10: 30am — 5pm: RIVYARA Plage is located right on the beach between Christopher's swimming pool and the sea. Enjoy fresh salads, fish or grilled meat, burgers and creative club sandwiches, overlooking surf and ocean.
Open Daily for Dinner 7pm. Bar from 10: 30am — 5pm: RIVYERA offers healthy, delicious cuisine in a sleek, elegant setting. Chef Nicolas Tissier takes the very best quality meats and adds a touch of seasonal vegetables to create the perfect gourmet meal. Phone: 0590 27 63 63
Dine by the pool and enjoy sushi boats, rolls and Sake. Take out, too! Lunch and dinner. Closed Mondays. Phone: 0690 65 12 55
The new hotel on Grand Cul de Sac beach offers a relaxed beachfront lunch (with both fabulous healthy options and pizzas!). Dinner at Amis St. Barth is complete sophistication with a Michelin-starred chef. email@example.com Lunch & Dinner Phone: 0590 77 48 48
Enjoy Mediterranean brasserie food (burrata pairings, light pastas) with a view of the beach. Lunch & Dinner. Phone: 0590 29 83 00
Le Toiny Beach Club — at the Hotel Le Toiny. Have lunch with your feet in the sand as you watch surfers at St. Barths' best surfing spot! Meet at the entrance of the hotel where a member of the staff will escort you down to the beach.
Toiny Restaurant Open Daily for Dinner 7pm. The restaurant boasts a coastal chic aesthetic. Enjoy elevated French classics in a peaceful environment. Phone: 0590 27 88 88
Randy and Maya retired, closing the restaurant in July, 2021. This long time favorite restaurant on the waterfront in Public, featured fresh regional cuisine, and views of Gustavia harbor.
Wass a take-away restaurant in St. Jean that also sold a number of US products.
This Chinese restaurant operated for years in Gustavia, offering classic Chinese and Asian dishes at reasonable prices.
A simple restaurant on Grand cul de Sac beach that had a relaxed timeless vibe. The cuisine featured classic Caribbean creole dishes plus French favorites. The proprietors opened a smaller restaurant in Gustavia, and are still making their flavor La Gloriette Rums.
There are few things more delightful than being able to enjoy a delicious meal with your toes in the sand while taking in the stunning beauty of the seas. And that is exactly what you can do at Lil Rock, which is located on St. Jean Beach. This restaurant specializes in grilled fish -- the lobster is highly recommended -- that's been accented with Caribbean and French flavors.
Santa Fe presents diners with a bit of a dilemma -- you can enjoy the restaurant's romantic setting for dinner or to go for lunch, and fully take in the sweeping views of the sea and St. Barth's neighboring islands. Fortunately, both are winning propositions, since the food and the views at Santa Fe are equally impressive and Instagram-worthy. This restaurant -- which recently celebrated its 50th anniversary -- serves French-Creole cuisine and seafood (make sure to try the octopus or the grilled lobster!) that is simply sublime.