ST BARTS RESTAURANT NEWS 2014
The Taiwana Hotel
took back management of its dinner menu and service, and Pacri is not on the island.
Andy's Hideaway Cafe
has completed massive renovations, and is now serving foie gras under glass and Chateau d'Yquem.
There are attractive new tables and chairs and other updates, and it still has the best pizza,
salads and prices on the island.
is a new Thai restaurant, with a stunning Asian inspired décor. It replaces Entre-Deux in Gustavia which
has closed. Preliminary reviews in the forum are very positive. The new owner is said to be a former manager at Nikki Beach.
in Gustavia has changed hands as of October 1. It is now being operated by the team from Harbour Saladerie,
Thierry, Gilles and Patrick, as well as returning staff. It will continue to operate as a boulangerie, as it has since 1912.
, has a new owner, Rodrigue, who was associated with Chez Joe/Aerosnack, the airport restaurant, at one point.
The menu has been updated, with new items added. Some familiar ones remain, such as the Ribs, and the Warm Chocolate Cake "backed just for you".
New owners have opened a restaurant called Les Coulisses de St Barth
, in the space formerly occupied by Harbours.
There is a Tapas section on the menu, with prices starting at €8. One of the Harbour's Saladerie favorites, the Duck Breast with Honey, is on the menu,
but there is no word as to whether the coin-shaped frites, which were previously served with the duck breast, have also returned. Les Coulisses
continues to offer pizza in addition to their regular menu, with prices starting at €11.
St Barth Spice
a new family-operated Creole restaurant, has opened on the road leading from Merlette down into Flamands.
The menu has appetizers averaging €10, and no menu item is listed at more than €20. There are four different Accras (fritters) on the menu,
the traditional Salt Cod, as well as Lobster, Shrimp, and Conch. There are several different Colombos and Ragouts offered as main courses, and Hamburgers (lunch)
and Steak (dinner) for those who don't enjoy Creole cuisine. The Fricassee de Lambi, aka Creole Conch, is an eye catching menu item.
, a Creole restaurant, has replaced Ti Zouk K'fé on La Pointe in Gustavia. The Thi Widi menu is similar to the Ti Zouk menu
Manapany Hotel experienced with La Voile Rouge
this summer, and now has a variation of that this winter. It's worth a trip down to Anse de Cayes to have lunch there
BeefBar, the St Barth outpost of a small European chain, replaced Le Strand, only to close within months and to be in turn replaced by a new incarnation of Le Strand
OLDER ST BARTS RESTAURANT NEWS THAT MIGHT HAVE ESCAPED YOUR ATTENTION
, a restaurant owned and operated by Franck Mathevet, former Executive Chef and Owner at Wall House, replaced 88,
the open-air Greek restaurant next to the Le Carré d'Or shops in Gustavia in late 2012. Le Carré is open for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Popular menu items include the Grenouillettes (Chicken Wishbones cooked in the style of Frog's Legs) from Franck's menu at Wall House, two kinds of
Sliders (Mahi or Bacon Burger), and Smoked Salmon Bagels. (Yes, Bagels on SBH!)
L'Esprit de Saline has departed
, replaced by
L'Esprit de Jean Claude
, which is owned and operated by Chef Jean Claude Dufour, who was formerly the Executive Chef at Eden Rock.
L'Esprit de Jean Claude is arguably serving some of the best food on the island, with the menu changing based on availability
The former chef from L'Esprit de Saline has moved down the road to the former PaCri location, where he now operates Meat & Potatoes
. M&P offers some great beef, as well as
other options including several vegetarian choices. Beef offerings include a 1000 gram (35 oz.) Beef Chop for 2 (€69),
and a 600 gram (21 oz.) Chateaubriand for 2 (€70). Vegetarian
Plates include two, three, and four vegetable options
CLOSURES WITH NO REOPENING IN SIGHT
, in the Saline neighborhood, has closed.
The Hotel Carl Gustaf
has closed, with no public word on if/when it might reopen.
The Carl Gustaf Lounge, with its great sunset views, has closed along with it, as has Victoria's, the hotel restaurant.
– rushing to complete required updates to conform to code. The owners hope to reopen, but some question whether it will be possible.