This French-speaking Caribbean island is best known for its tropical paradise of pristine beaches, designer shops, and yacht-filled harbors. Boasting some of the world’s most high-end restaurants and historical attractions, St. Barts is full of rare opportunities to dine in Caribbean luxury. Whether you’re seeking out the St. Barts signature Mahi Mahi, a gourmet creole dish with the perfect jolt of spice, or fresh grilled lobster, you’ll need this insider’s guide on where to go first!
Best known by the locals for its immaculate dish presentation, friendly staff, and options for all kinds of food preferences, Café Gloriette might be one of St. Bart’s best-kept secrets when it comes to gourmet breakfast spots.
Café Gloriette prepares every dish with delightfully hand-crafted designs accentuating the natural vibrant colors of every plate. This two-tiered café in the heart of Gustavia is ideal for a brunch, lunch, or snack of healthy smoothies, fresh juices and hand-crafted matcha lattes, quinoa tabbouleh salad, zucchini tortilla, flower and veggie-centric tarts, and so much more. Enjoy a menu featuring all the best that nature has to offer, combining the culinary reflections of the world with an abundance of flavor established through the refined balance of simplicity.
Don’t forget to try the locally-crafted, collectible rum or rum cocktail before you head out!
Shellona – Lunch
Known by St. Bart’s travelers as a “must visit” dining experience, Shellona sits atop the white sands of the infamous Shell Beach, Gustavia, the ideal spot for a healthy, flavorful meal prepared by gourmet chef Yiannis Kioroglou.
Shouldered by the lapping waves of the exquisite Caribbean sea, the Shallona dining area is spacious and one-of-a-kind. Enjoy the warm breeze, shimmering rays of sun atop the ocean waves, and endless people-watching opportunities while your tastebuds revel in a menu of casual elegance with options ranging from French, Seafood, and Caribbean cuisine. Signature Shellona cocktails are also offered as an optional indulgence!
Class and sophistication infuse the warm ambiance of this idyllic St. Bart’s dinner favorite: Atelier Joel Robuchon St Barth. Request a table with a harbor view on the second floor and revel in the precession of divine treats and flavorful amuse bouche.
L’Atelier makes up the ground floor of this multifaceted restaurant, offering spacious seating where you can enjoy watching the food being prepared by a world-class team of gourmet chefs led by Chef Stéphane Galibert. Starters, main courses, and desserts are available à la carte or from the Discovery and Tasting menus, all curated with Joël Robuchon’s signature dishes prepared with the highest quality products. Enjoy the selection of homemade breads and pastries or a glass of fine wine as you take in the exceptionally scenic view of the Port of Gustavia.
As you can see, there are many unique dining options in St. Bart’s to choose from! While we’ve presented you with the top three spots on our list for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, we highly recommend asking the locals for even more options. You won’t be disappointed! St. Bart’s always offers a one-of-a-kind, luxury dining experience to remember.