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  • Mrsm6-7-08's Avatar
    12-06-2019, 12:43 AM
    I was never impressed by Tamarin, we have eaten there 3 times. Maybe we will try it again this year
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  • Mrsm6-7-08's Avatar
    12-06-2019, 12:41 AM
    I am excited to try Lil Rock, the year it opened we left the day before and then the following year it wasn’t opened at all. I hear great things
    4 replies | 155 view(s)
  • KeithJake's Avatar
    12-06-2019, 12:16 AM
    So many amazing memories of Tamarin over the years. Our tradition was to have everyone meet up there (mostly coming off of Saline). Then some of us would sneak to the pool and rinse and relax (honestly, those are some of my most cherished SBH memories). Then a wonderful relaxing lunch with the crew age ranging from 2- well much older! enjoying some many different elements. Then for some years it was going through its "changes." Last few times on the island, I felt it was returning. These latest reports are so encouraging. The demise of the Tamarin tree is heartbreaking though (in a first world sense...). As with so many things in my life and my visits to SBH, what amazing things to be thankful for.
    20 replies | 831 view(s)
  • CappyD's Avatar
    12-05-2019, 11:49 PM
    Thanks all. And I appreciate the cultural difference. I too find the "walk in and eat at the bar" idea can be pleasant here and just wanted to know if any restaurants on the island (and not just the top ones) have been known to invite this as well. I have not looked for it in my past visits, so thought I'd plumb the knowledge here. Any thoughts on others such as Bananiers, L'Esprit, or La Guerite?
    9 replies | 277 view(s)
  • cec1's Avatar
    12-05-2019, 09:51 PM
    You know how I value your opinion, Amy . . . much appreciated!
    25 replies | 851 view(s)
  • amyb's Avatar
    12-05-2019, 09:44 PM
    Dennis, I think those tables by the kitchen have the best view of the sea, the lovely restaurant, and the dishes coming out by the adorable and efficient staff.
    25 replies | 851 view(s)
  • cec1's Avatar
    12-05-2019, 09:40 PM
    I agree with you, George . . . eat at the bar, if it’s what you seek. But, I have to add that dinner at a table, even dining alone, elevates the dining experience beyond a bar setting.
    9 replies | 277 view(s)
  • GeorgeD's Avatar
    12-05-2019, 09:29 PM
    I have never lived my life doing what some other culture did; I did what I wanted to do, so eat at the bar if that is what you like.
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  • cec1's Avatar
    12-05-2019, 08:53 PM
    Amy, when I saw the restaurant before its opening, in a somewhat hurried viewing, the tables weren’t installed yet, so I didn’t get a full perspective of the space. I’m interested in any more “color” you can give to seating — i.e., how do you assess “main floor” vs. beach vs. banquette zone vs. kitchen side seating? (At the old Sand Bar, for example, I used to like the couple of small tables that were off to the side, near the kitchen — they were quiet & intimate for two, with a great waterside setting.) I also was interested in Mod Dennis’ comment that the dining room was “pretty empty” around 8 PM. Sounds lovely! As evidenced by my “like” of the dining room at Le Sereno, I have no problem with uncrowded dining rooms . . . even like them! Service always is attentive . . . kitchen...
    25 replies | 851 view(s)
  • KevinS's Avatar
    12-05-2019, 07:28 PM
    Scroll down to Practical Information. https://www.oetkercollection.com/hotels/eden-rock-st-barths/restaurant-bar/restaurants/sand-bar/
    25 replies | 851 view(s)
  • Mrsm6-7-08's Avatar
    12-05-2019, 07:07 PM
    Does anyone have a menu of the sand bar restaurant. I really loved the watermelon and goat cheese salad. And wondering if they still have it
    25 replies | 851 view(s)
  • Mrsm6-7-08's Avatar
    12-05-2019, 06:54 PM
    Does anyone have a menu of the sand bar restaurant. I really loved the watermelon and goat cheese salad. And wondering if they still have it
    25 replies | 851 view(s)
  • GramChop's Avatar
    12-05-2019, 03:04 PM
    It's good to be Mr. and Mrs. Menace. :D
    6 replies | 281 view(s)
  • Dennis's Avatar
    12-05-2019, 02:09 PM
    I have bad memories of that place since it won the worst service award years ago in a prior incarnation. We made it through that zone unscathed. Other areas not so much. But I did get an early Christmas present that tells time so I kinda feel pretty good about the day. Excellent lunch at Shellona eased the pain.
    6 replies | 281 view(s)
  • cassidain's Avatar
    12-05-2019, 01:13 PM
    that may be. that said, eating dinner at the bar is not really much part of French culture like in the US.
    9 replies | 277 view(s)
  • KevinS's Avatar
    12-05-2019, 12:46 PM
    dsrc, one place on St Jean for you to check out is Lil'Rock, a new locally owned beachfront restaurant that is reminiscent of an older St Barth. It's the closest thing to La Gloriette which exists at the moment. Travelling from ER towards the airport, it's immediately after the Emeraude Plage fence, about 100 yards in. If you adjust your seating so that you face towards the airport side of St Jean, you won't even see ER.
    4 replies | 155 view(s)
  • amyb's Avatar
    12-05-2019, 12:18 PM
    the island has had rain and is quite lush now. No Sargasso worries. Come and enjoy.
    4 replies | 155 view(s)
  • KevinS's Avatar
    12-05-2019, 11:53 AM
    ER is open, but I'm told that work won't be completed until March. Cheval Blanc has reopened. The Carl Gustaf was supposed to reopen this month, but I'm hearing that the reopening has been pushed to February. Grand Fond hasn't changed much in the past year. Villa construction is indeed endless.
    4 replies | 155 view(s)
  • GMP62's Avatar
    12-05-2019, 11:52 AM
    This all is so appalling and simply ridiculous! Flamands is one of our very favorite beaches to visit. If this current situation continues it would be shameful as we won’t visit the beach there for fear of being ticketed. :mad:
    42 replies | 1750 view(s)
  • dsrc's Avatar
    12-05-2019, 11:44 AM
    Hello, hello, How are you my dear SB forum friends. My SB trip is approaching and I would love a bit of update of how things are doing in my lovely island. This will be our 11th consecutive year. I am sure that most of you have been in SB longer than that Few questions for you. Are the building works of the gigantic EDEN ROCK hotel finished? The hotel now looks so big that the entire little Saint Jean beach has changed for ever. What happened with Grand Fond. Last year a mega villa has devoured an entire slope of the Scottish looking hill, ruined for ever the wild aspect of that spot.
    4 replies | 155 view(s)
  • steelpe's Avatar
    12-05-2019, 11:41 AM
    Sorry you have to deal with this. I have been in your situation before (not in regards to SBH) and it's a tough pill to swallow. I don't mind companies earning a living, but I can't stand when they take advantage of the situation. Interesting enough, Villa Indyana is villa IDA on the Wimco website: https://www.wimco.com/villas/villa.aspx?pid=905791 You would think if you were renting through ERVR that along with the higher fees would come slightly better services (ie available beach chairs at their hotel). I guess that is not the case. This was a villa we have been looking at. It looks wonderful, but I am not sure my wife loves it as much as some of the other ones on our list. Please post a review in the villa rental section of the forum after your visit.
    33 replies | 927 view(s)
  • KevinS's Avatar
    12-05-2019, 10:55 AM
    Chef's Market can be difficult to find. Going up the Public/Corossol road towards the left turn down to Maya's, it's a driveway on the right, a few hundred yards after the boatyard. There's a small sign by the side of the road, and Chef's Market is the 1st driveway/parking area on the left. There's also a sign for Residence Le Rocher, but that is farther in, after Chef's Market.
    4 replies | 145 view(s)
  • KevinS's Avatar
    12-05-2019, 10:45 AM
    Perhaps you can give us an update on Martini Bar, tucked in by Dolce & Gabanna.
    6 replies | 281 view(s)
  • didier's Avatar
    12-05-2019, 10:40 AM
    the police seem to be determined to get rid of all the tourists in flamands. they certainly don't enforce the laws governing beach visitor parking signs. could this possibly come back to bite them in the a$$ soon? less tourists means less police needed?
    42 replies | 1750 view(s)
  • phil62's Avatar
    12-05-2019, 10:25 AM
    It's located on the road to Corassol, just before the turn off for Mayas. Phil
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  • GramChop's Avatar
    12-05-2019, 09:59 AM
    It's your job to make sure she stays hydrated, Menace. I recall reading where a Forum Friend once brought his Shopping Lady une coupe de champagne during her excursion. Food for thought...
    6 replies | 281 view(s)
  • andynap's Avatar
    12-05-2019, 09:17 AM
    I don’t know but there can’t be more than 1 or 2 streets in Public
    4 replies | 145 view(s)
  • amyb's Avatar
    12-05-2019, 08:14 AM
    Lisa waited long enough! Go girl! Dennis, stay calm.
    6 replies | 281 view(s)
  • stbartshopper's Avatar
    12-05-2019, 08:10 AM
    Depends what one is shopping for. If you just arrived on the island and are stocking the Villa, it is the can’t wait to open the chilled Rose and consume some of those delicious cheeses and pates. If you are shopping for say hardware to replace what has bean corroded by the salt in the air at your villa Dennis for example than UGH! Everything is “free” on the island until the credit card bill comes when you are back on the mainland. After all those Euros are ‘funny money” aren’t they? LOL!
    6 replies | 281 view(s)
  • stbartshopper's Avatar
    12-05-2019, 08:02 AM
    We are reading about a global shortage of potatoes due to excessive rain and poor growing conditions worldwide. McDonalds, the largest purchaser of potatoes is apparently quite concerned. We sure hope this doesn’t impact the delicious Frites from David at Santa Fe with his moules, the Frites at Mango or Repaire and the many other locales on the island that serve up delicious frites!
    0 replies | 141 view(s)
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