Where To Find The Best Restaurants In St. Barts
St. Barts stands out from other Caribbean destinations with its upscale elegance and French flair. The island has more than 70 restaurants offering cuisines from around the world. French, Creole and West Indian food is particularly popular, but you’ll also find pizza places, incredible bakeries, and upscale steakhouses. Most restaurants place an emphasis on seafood, which is no surprise seeing as you’re right by the sea! Most food in St. Barts is imported, and the island has several grocery stores and other food shops where you can stock up your villa.
Here are the best St. Barts restaurants to explore during your stylish vacation:
Located in the northeastern part of the island you will find Pointe Milou. This quiet residential area offers views on the ocean, the sunset neighboring islands and offers incredible dining and activity options.
Address: Hotel le Christopher Pointe Milou 97133 St Barthélémy
Phone: +590 590 27 63 63
Price range: $$-$$$
Pointe Milou is home to the Christopher Hotel, where you’ll find the Mango restaurant. Located poolside, the French restaurant offers a breathtaking view of the ocean and surrounding islands. Chef Nicolas Tissier creates exquisite gourmet meals, which are then accompanied with a spectacular view of St. Jean Bay.
A variety of island dishes are served up with expert style, offering delicious cocktails and a light cuisine consisting of unique salads, and beautifully grilled fresh seafood, including their famous red snapper in a signature Creole sauce.
Expect to enjoy a meal not soon forgotten.
Le Ti St Barths
Address: Pointe Milou, L’Orient 97133, St. Bart’s
Phone: +(590) 590 27 97 71
Price range: $$$$
When learning about dining out in St Barts, Le Ti always makes the suggestion list. Part restaurant, part club, this funky place has been creating wild memories for over 17 years. Reservations are strongly recommended at this hot spot, which puts on a steamy burlesque show that’s definitely not suited for children.
Chef Pascal Giglio and his staff will tempt you with a fresh fish filet, grilled lobster or a perfectly, wood grilled slice of delicious angus beef. Vegan options are also conveniently available. Live DJs, theme nights, and an upbeat staff make this a can’t-miss in St Barts. For a no-fuss, more intimate experience, plan to arrive early and grab a table by the bar. As of 11pm, the restaurant stops serving dinner and starts to cater to bar customers looking for a more lively atmosphere.
Bonus: To get in the mood for a fun night, costumes and accessories are available!
Where To Stay In Pointe Milou
Seascape is located high on a hillside above Pointe-Milou. This elegant, luxurious rental property is bathed in Caribbean sunlight and gives its guests a breathtaking 180-degree view over Mont Jean and the shimmering ocean below. Outfitted with chic, high-end furnishings and soft, inviting textures, the vacation home also affords up-close, sand-between-your-toes sea views, as it has its own private access to the beach in the cove below.
L’Abri Cotier is situated on the hillside of Pointe Milou. It has a stunning ocean view on the ocean, Lorient, Saint Jean and Anse des Cayes. The large living room opens onto the terrace and the pool facing the cliff and the sea. Facing the sunset, this spacious villa is perfect for the guests who would like a maximum of sun.
Tainos offers a truly masterful combination of contemporary lines and exquisite comfort in an ideal location. At the summit of the peninsula of Pointe Milou, this property is truly one of the gems of the island.
Gustavia is the capital of St. Bart’s, and is a must-visit when staying on the island. This region is a quaint area shaped like a horseshoe that wraps around a busy harbour. There are only 3100 residents currently residing here, who mix with the year round visitors who come to experience this charming city.
Address: Plage de Public, Saint Barthélemy 97133, St. Barthélemy
Phone: +590 590 27 75 73
Price range: $$$$
Chef Maya Gurley has been serving the people of St. Bart’s incredible and simple creole creations for 25 years and has even been referred to as the best cook on the island. Maya’s also gets big points from its gorgeous waterfront location in Gustavia.
Available only for dinner service, the restaurant sticks to a proven method; serving only the freshest food in classic forms. A menu focusing on seafood, chicken, and beef changes daily and is all served with fresh vegetables. A recent meal at Maya’s consisted of a delectable dorade and a mango and tomato appetizer. Delicious cakes remain a constant option if you have room for dessert.
Although Maya’s only serves dinner, you can always pick up a snack during the day at their quaint bodega, Maya’s To Go, which is located right across from the airport.
Address: Rue Samuel Fahlberg, Gustavia 97133, St. Barthélemy
Phone: +590 590 29 21 03
Price range: $$-$$$
Located in the heart of Gustavia, a trio of talented Thai chefs are serving 100% Thai cuisine that is authentic and refined at Black Ginger. The restaurant brings a dash of drama with jet black tables, wood flooring, and sensual red accents. It’s an alluring blend of theatricality and luxury.
Be prepared to be impressed by the refined and luxurious creations at Black Ginger. Offering a selection of delectables such as crispy crab spring rolls, homemade dim sum, black pepper mahi-mahi, and innovative creations of curry and noodles.
The food is available for take-out and lunch, but the dinner experience is best enjoyed at Black Ginger’s unique courtyard where you can dine under the stars.
Address: Rue Lubin Brin, Gustavia 97133, St. Barthélemy
Phone: +590 590 27 96 96
Price range: $$$$
Led by a team of specialty chefs, Bonito fuses traditional French cuisine with Latin-inspired dishes. Frequented for its mouthwatering ceviche, homemade foie gras, and even New York steak, this five-star haunt offers an extensive menu, a waterside locale, laid-back decor, and a vibe to match.
Inside the atmosphere is relaxed, and the staff is friendly; “Laid-back luxury” is the phrase most often used to describe this joint. There are plenty of things to eat at Bonito, ranging from Asian appetizers and French meat entrees to tacos and pasta.
The restaurant is situated in a prime location, which has generated interest from those who wish to enjoy the beautiful scenery. Spend some time at the bar, where you can casually observe the comings and goings of yachts. At dusk, spend some time at the bar as it’s a prime spot for watching all the luxurious yachts arriving at the harbor. Dj Sébastien Roche’s music adds to the ambience and makes your evening more enjoyable.
Where To Stay In Gustavia
Axel Rocks is one of the most beautiful properties ever built in St Barts. This magnificent four bedroom property is located on top of the Gustavia Cliff with stunning ocean and sunset views. From oversize terraces to a stunning modern design, the villa offers complete serenity.
Prestige has an ideal location in Gustavia: It offers a panoramic view of the port of Gustavia, the ocean, and the sunset. It also allows you to move around on foot to explore its shops, the restaurants, and enjoy walks around the port. This home is perfect for friends wishing to enjoy the city’s advantages, while staying and enjoying the calm of the villa.
Villa Wastra is a contemporary property located in the heart of Gustavia, within a short walk of the restaurants and shopping. Perfectly placed to enjoy all the amenities, this home offers great views of the harbour, and specially during the high season with the parade of the yachts.This newly built villa offers the great privilege of being downtown, but with the convenience to enjoy a very private and calm area.
St. Jean in St. Barts is a beautiful and peaceful beach town located in the northern part of the island, where the natural beauty of the area meets a fun-loving Caribbean island attitude. This luxury location is paradisiacal. It boasts one of the best beaches on the island, superb service, and incredible accommodations.
Locals and tourists alike adore Kiki E Mo in St Jean. For more than 2 decades, this trendy eatery has built a favorable reputation by offering healthy and essentially organic food. The restaurant is very popular for families with a laid back attitude and friendly atmosphere.
The menu is filled with colorful, creative, and delicious options made from the highest quality ingredients while still packing big flavors. You can choose from a variety of tapas, thin crust pizzas, scrumptious paninis, salads, rainbow poke bowls and gourmet burgers, just to name a few.
Bonus: When the restaurant shuts its doors for the evening, the staff at Kiki-e Mo offer personalized catering services and chef services for their private clients; perfect for an excursion on a yacht, soirées in villas, or picnics on the beach.
The Sand Bar With Jean-Georges
Address: Baie de Saint Jean, Saint Barthélemy 97133, St. Barthélemy
Phone: +590 590 29 79 99
Price range: $$$$
Sitting directly on the beach with breathtaking views of Baie de St. Jean in the distance, Sand Bar at Eden Rock is one of the most elegant dining destinations you will ever experience and is a perfect place to enjoy breakfast or lunch.
Come and revel in the unique atmosphere of the sea front while enjoying freshly brewed coffee and a warm croissant as an introduction to the delicious breakfast buffet to come. For lunch, choose from a tantalizing selection of fresh local seafood, homemade pizzas and deliciously seasoned salads served in a setting of simple elegance. You can also enjoy the perfect dinner overlooking the beach and basking in the Caribbean sunset.
Sand Bar is best enjoyed if you come with a large group so you can make the most out of the dishes, especially the wood-fired pizzas that are perfect for sharing.
Where To Stay In St. Jean
Wine Note is a very modern and top hill property located in St-Jean, this is one of the most luxurious and designed. An ideal choice for discerning travellers, the villa offers an amazing level of amenities. With breathtaking views of the entire region and just minutes from beaches, this unique property can accommodate both families and couples travelling together.
Wings is a very new four bedroom property tucked high in the hills of St Jean, just a short distance to the beaches and some of the finest restaurants and shops. The first thing that strikes you, is the dramatic contrast provided by the abrupt precipice at the edge of the property, which draws the eye towards the bay of St Jean, and the ocean beyond.
Alaia is simple and intimate, well set up for families or groups of friends to share time together and have quiet, private quarters to which they can retreat. And its location within St Barts makes it very convenient. In St Jean, it is just a short drive down to Nikki Beach and the rest of the social life in the area.
One thing is for sure: no matter where you choose to dine while visiting St. Barts, you will not be disappointed. Ready to explore the culinary extravagance of St Barts? Browse our luxury villa rentals today and start planning an unforgettable experience!