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    Aew-sk is offline
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    Just arrived and looking for restaurant recommendations

    We arrived yesterday and had our traditional first dinner at Le Repaire. It was just what we needed after a day of travel. Tonight we have a reservation at Maya’s, so we now have 6 meals left, although we will take a break I’m sure. I’m disappointed that one of our favorites, Les Bananiers, is closed, but I know there are plenty of other choices. If there is a place that we should not miss, please let me know. What about Fouquet’s? Or lunch at Chevalier Blanc or Lil Rock? Curious to know what recommendations you all might have. Thank you.

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    JEK is offline
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    Re: Just arrived and looking for restaurant recommendations

    Zion comes with high recommendations. If you haven’t seen the new and improved Sandbar, that might an option. One of the best dinners I ever had on Saint Barth was a lunch at Sandbar
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    elgreaux is offline
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    Re: Just arrived and looking for restaurant recommendations

    The gardens at Tamarin make it a lovely dining experience, L'Esprit Jean-Claude Dufour is excellent, and I second the motion for Zion..
    we had a lovely sushi dinner at Baz Bar last night, nice breeze sitting dockside and a lot of good people watching...

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    Re: Just arrived and looking for restaurant recommendations

    I think they still have some kinks to work out at Fouquets, just my opinion. Still lovely for a drink.

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    Re: Just arrived and looking for restaurant recommendations

    Luncheon recommendation — Cafè Gloriette in Gustavia. Casual, chic, & exquisitely healthy.

    Today I enjoyed Mahi tartare (tartare served on a bed of guacamole & red leaf lettuce, topped with thin slices of avocado, shavings of zucchini & carrots, cherry tomatoes, pomegranate & sesame seeds . . . in a beautiful vinaigrette.Name:  7F5E7B60-A46A-4785-A851-C602D6D67C0D.jpeg
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    . . . followed by yummy risotto with leeks & zucchini, prepared with coconut milk & cream (no cheese, unless requested) Name:  EDD6BA19-1D49-41AA-859E-8F9BA1A7FAE3.jpeg
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    . . . and a taste of banana bread with chocolate and spirulina Name:  BD48BA0C-858F-4462-93B9-434B51100929.jpg
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    Everything — including a glass of champagne & La Gloriette’s famous vanilla rhum! — was Gluten- & Dairy-free.

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    Re: Just arrived and looking for restaurant recommendations

    Sit at the counter at Xion!
    Lunch at Bartolmeo on the seaside and evening cocktails at the top of the hotel.
    Nikki on Sunday if you want fun and games, otherwise lunch on any other day.
    Le Toiny Beach Club- lunch- it is a fun day there seaside.
    Mango for lunch at Christopher- flavored rum there is a must.
    Fish corner in Gustavia when shops close for lunch.
    A simple breakfast at Le Jardin or at the bakeries. Don’t forget to get you croissants and baguettes each morning. Super U has great chice of pates, prosciutto, cheeses. There is a good Nesspresso, cured meats, caviar wine shop next to the bakery- Choisy near the closed Camaruche hill.
    Too many choices.

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    amyb is online now
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    Re: Just arrived and looking for restaurant recommendations

    Le Toiny has already closed shop.

    It’s ZION
    Remember Yesterday, Dream About Tomorrow, But Live Today.

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    NancySC is offline
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    Re: Just arrived and looking for restaurant recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by amyb View Post
    Le Toiny has already closed shop.

    It’s ZION
    Thank you Amy !

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    Re: Just arrived and looking for restaurant recommendations

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    elgreaux is offline
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    Re: Just arrived and looking for restaurant recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by stbartshopper View Post
    Lunch at Bartolmeo on the seaside and evening cocktails at the top of the hotel.
    Do you mean at Le Barthélemy hotel?
    Bartolmeo was the restaurant at Guanahani, not open since Irma...

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    Re: Just arrived and looking for restaurant recommendations

    xopper
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    Re: Just arrived and looking for restaurant recommendations

    Thank you all for the recommendations. We will definitely try Zion one night and will try to hit the Sand Bar for lunch one day. As an update, we postponed Maya’s until tonight. We were spooked by the rain yesterday afternoon, but by dinner time, Maya’s would probably have been fine. So we picked up pizza from Papa’s-Vivaldi pizza with spicy sausage. It was very good.

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    Re: Just arrived and looking for restaurant recommendations

    Thanks for the photos. Is it true that La Gloriette has the best vanilla rum on the island? We always take a bottle home with us to keep the SBH vibe alive in Virginia.

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    KevinS is offline
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    Re: Just arrived and looking for restaurant recommendations

    I do like the Rhum Vanille from La Gloriette, but I prefer the Vanille Sec from M’Bolo just a little bit more.

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    JEK is offline
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    Re: Just arrived and looking for restaurant recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinS View Post
    I do like the Rhum Vanille from La Gloriette, but I prefer the Vanille Sec from M’Bolo just a little bit more.
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    Aew-sk is offline
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    Re: Just arrived and looking for restaurant recommendations

    Thanks. We’ll give M’Bolo a try.

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    Re: Just arrived and looking for restaurant recommendations

    Eddy’s of course. Bagatelle just confirmed a reservation for us in July. What a wonderful time in our lives. See you on the beach

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