As well as throwing the world’s best New Year’s Eve parties, the island of St. Barts is also home to a number of remarkable restaurants which are all easily accessible to those arriving on a superyacht.
Whilst the national cuisine is distinctly French- a fact which can be attributed to St. Barts’ history as an overseas commune- the impeccable array of restaurants is certainly diverse enough to satisfy every traveler’s taste.
Each promising a unique experience, the options range from casual beach-side bars to fine dining, all exquisite in their offerings.
To help you decide which is best for you and your charter party, we’ve hand-selected 10 of the very best restaurants to try out this year.
1. La Langouste
Situated above the Bay of Flamands, La Langouste embodies everything that’s great about dining out in St. Barts.
Indeed, whilst enjoying selections from the varied à la carte menu, guests can enjoy looking out across the bay and soaking up the splendor of its picturesque surroundings.
Exceedingly good for seafood lovers, the house specialty is lobster, freshly plucked straight from the tank the dish is served up with three special sauces.
Bringing the best of Italy to the Caribbean, L’Isoletta bills itself as a ‘Roman style’ pizzeria that specializes in preparing dishes the traditional way.
Located in the heart of Gustavia, the cosmopolitan portside capital of St. Barts, a visit to L’Isoletta is the perfect way to round off a day of sun-kissed sightseeing.
Boasting an enviable range of dishes and wines, L’Isoletta is unquestionably one of St Barts’ greatest restaurants
Sourcing ingredients from the local market and wines from Italy, the outdoor terrace is an especially comfortable environment in which to eat.
Of course, due to its close proximity to the bars and clubs of Gustavia, L’Isoletta is a perfect place to grab a bite before a night out on the town.
3. Maya’s To Go
Named after a passionate owner who lived on a nearby sailing yacht, Maya’s To Go was launched in the fall of 1984.
Since then, the owner has moved ashore, and the restaurant has earned a favorable reputation amongst both locals and those visiting on vacation.
Famous for changing its menu at the beginning of each day, Maya’s is governed by a concept which produces excitement and curiosity amongst diners.
As the name suggests, it’s possible to get five-star dishes to take away with you — perfect if you fancy eating onboard your yacht.
4. Black Ginger
Yet more evidence that St. Barts brings together the very best of the world’s flavors, Black Ginger is the place to go for Thai food in Gustavia.
Boasting open-sky architecture and sleek furnishings, the dining environment is at once luxurious and comfortable.
Renowned for their knowledgeable and friendly staff, and with each of their chefs trained in Bangkok, you can be assured of discovering a new favorite dish when dining at the Black Ginger.
Named after a sailing sloop that once belonged to the friendly owner, Eddy’s offers diners the opportunity to enjoy a range of locally inspired dishes in either a lush tropical garden garlanded by lanterns or inside its tranquil indoor space with flourishes of French Polynesian style.
The perfect place to sample some local flavors, Eddy's is as cool as it is traditional
Led by a team of specialty chefs, Bonito infuses traditional French cuisine with a South American twist.
Boasting an extensive menu, the restaurant is positioned a short distance away from the water and promises to satisfy the taste buds of everyone who steps inside.
The laid-back decor and furnishings lend a seriously chilled vibe to the place, and the five-star service means visitors never want to leave.
Perhaps the biggest name in the St. Barts culinary circle, chef Jean Claude Dufour has achieved something truly spectacular with his intimate restaurant.
Indeed, by applying all of the gastronomic skills he acquired back in his native Bordeaux, as well as adding a pan-Asian twist, the chef has produced an altogether fresh dining experience for the elite traveler to enjoy.
The signature Raviole de Champignon comes highly recommended, and there are few places in St. Barts that provide such a fine range of rosé.
Found in a tropical garden not far from Saline Beach, visitors are also able to enjoy breathtaking surroundings whilst sharing a memorable candlelit meal together.
8. Le Tamarin
Recently redesigned, Le Tamarin is certainly one of the hidden secrets of the St. Barts dining scene.
Named after the century-old tamarind tree which emerges from the patio, the quaint restaurant specializes in a range of cuisines, offering visitors both variety and excellence.
Ideal for romantic dinners, guests can savor a meal under a canopy of stars at Le Tamarin.
9. François Plantation
Fusing traditional French glamor with Colonial style, the look and feel of François Plantation recalls the spirit of the golden era of the sun-dappled Mediterranean.
Nestled in the hills of Colombier, diners have ample ocean views from which to gaze at. Gastronomic delights here take inspiration from West Indian and European cuisine, so expect homemade foie gras, pissaladières, and barigoules.
As might be expected of a restaurant which combines such fascinating traditions, there’s an outstanding range of old rum and wines on offer.
10. Nikki Beach
Nikki Beach St. Barts is certainly a unique dining proposition. Located along the picturesque beach of Saint-Jean, the exclusive resort boasts a chic restaurant that has become the preserve of A-listers and discerning travelers.
With an irresistibly cosmopolitan menu, visitors can enjoy a range of signature dishes from around the world, soaking up some seriously sophisticated surroundings as they do so.