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10 of the best places to eat in St Barts in 2024

By Oliver Pearson   Last Updated: 20 April 2023

Offering tantalizing dishes and exquisite cuisine, Caribbean yacht charters visiting the beautiful island of St Barts can expect mouthwatering creations that awaken all the senses. Here we look at the best places to eat in St. Barts in 2024. 

As well as hosting the highly anticipated St Bart's New Year’s Eve celebrations, 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 charter.

Whilst the national cuisine is distinctly French, the impeccable array of restaurants is certainly diverse enough to satisfy every charter guest's taste.

With every restaurant promising a unique experience, the options range from casual beachside 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 best restaurants to try out this year on your St Barts yacht charter.

1. La Langouste

A table prepared for visitors at the La Langouste restaurant

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, visiting charter guests can enjoy looking out across the bay and soaking up the splendor of its picturesque surroundings.

Exceedingly good for seafood lovers and charter guests wanting to try authentic Caribbean cuisine, the house specialty is lobster, freshly plucked straight from the tank the dish is served up with three special sauces.

2. L’Isoletta

Sofas and tables in the L’Isoletta restaurant
A tomato and lettuce salad on a wooden chopping board with a slice of bread
Pizza presented on a wooden chopping board

Boasting an enviable range of dishes and wines, L’Isoletta is unquestionably one of St Barts’ greatest restaurants

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 during a Leewards Islands yacht charter.

Sourcing ingredients from the local market and wines from Italy, the outdoor terrace is an especially comfortable environment to eat.

3. Le Case, Cheval Blanc

Le Case is an opulent beachside restaurant located in the Cheval Blanc hotel. Boasting an elegant and refined atmosphere, with stunning views of the surrounding landscape the menu features a variety of dishes made with the freshest ingredients, including seafood caught locally.

The wine list is equally impressive, with a selection of fine wines to complement the culinary offerings. Whether you're looking for a romantic dinner for two or a special celebration on a see-and-be-seen yacht charter, Le Case is sure to exceed your expectations.

4. Black Ginger

The black sofas and seating in 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.

Named after a lesser-known form of ginger that is mainly found in the northeast part of Thailand, Black Ginger boasts open-sky architecture and sleek furnishings. Effortlessly luxurious and comfortable, motor and sailing yacht charter guests can experience a wealth of flavors with each dish being treated as a work of art.

Renowned for its knowledgeable and friendly staff, and with each of its chefs trained in Bangkok, you can be assured of discovering a new authentic dish when dining at the Black Ginger.

5. Eddy's

Eddy's restaurant in St Barts

The perfect place to sample some local flavors, Eddy's is as cool as it is traditional

Named after a sailing sloop that once belonged to the friendly owner, Eddy’s offers charter guests 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.

Ideal for those on family yacht charters, the menu caters to a wide range of tastes and appetites, along with an enticing wine list.

Situated close to the marina, Eddy's is a great option for those looking for the best ways to spend New Year's at St Barts.

6. Bonito

The fresh white furnishings and decor inside of Bonito restaurant
The white tables and dark wood flooring inside Bonito
Bar stools surrounding the bar at Bonito restaurant

Led by a team of specialty chefs, Bonito infuses traditional French cuisine with a South American twist, providing visiting luxury yacht charter guests with a unique flavor of this stunning Caribbean destination.

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.

A popular retreat for those attending the annual St Bart's New Year's Eve celebrations, 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.

7. L'Esprit

Outdoor tables and chairs interspersed with foliage

Perhaps the biggest name in the St. Barts culinary circle, chef Jean Claude Dufour has achieved something truly spectacular with his intimate restaurant.

The chef has produced an altogether fresh dining experience for the elite traveler to enjoy with the signature Raviole de Champignon coming highly recommended, and few places in St. Barts provide such a fine range of rosé.

Found in a tropical garden not far from Saline Beach, charter guests are also able to enjoy breathtaking surroundings whilst sharing a memorable candlelit meal together.

8. Le Tamarin St Barth

Outdoor tables and green fauna

A hidden secret of the St. Barts dining scene, Le Tamarin is surrounded by a beautiful tropical garden and is named after the century-old tamarind tree that emerges from the patio.

Specializing in a range of cuisines and enticing fusions, charter guests can enjoy both variety and excellence in this quaint setting tucked away from the hustle and bustle. 

Ideal for romantic dinners for those on honeymoon yacht charters, or for intimate social gatherings, charter guests can savor a meal under a canopy of stars at Le Tamarin, before heading through to a mesmerizing wine cellar with bottles from the regions of La Loire, Rhône, Burgundy, Bordeaux, Tuscany and more.

9. Kinugawa

Fusing traditional French and Japanese flavors, the look and feel of Kinugawa is elegance in itself with natural tones and wood with splashes of azure.

Situated on the bustling rue Jeanne d'Arc, charter guests have ample picturesque views to enjoy while tasting the delicious selection of cocktails or signature iced teas.

As might be expected of a restaurant that combines such fascinating traditions, there’s an outstanding menu on offer, which awakens the senses and is a perfect way to start a night on the town.

10. Nikki Beach

The Nikki Beach restaurant on the beach
Tables and chair arranged the restaurant at Nikki Beach St Barts
Sunloungers beneath parasols looking out at the ocean

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, charter guests from visiting motor yacht charters can enjoy a range of signature dishes from around the world, soaking up some seriously sophisticated surroundings as they do so.

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The Eden on the Rocks restaurant seen from the beach

To find out more about any of the best places to eat on St Barts, and how they can be added to a St. Barts yacht charter itinerary, take a look at our guide to St Barts yacht charters and get in touch with your preferred yacht charter broker for more details.

Alternatively, take a look at all of the superyachts available for charter in St. Barts.

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