Glamorous and French, St. Barts is known as much for its high society as it is for gorgeous Caribbean beaches. Like many beach vacation spots, it can be hard to find great food unless you know where to look. Here, six fantastic St. Barts restaurants.
On the Rocks at Eden Rock
You’ll need a reservation for the dining room at Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s intimate French-Creole restaurant on a rocky perch above St. Jean Bay, but many of the items on his ever-changing menu are also served at the bar. At sunset, the whole room lights up for a romantic climax unparalleled on the island. You could be stuck here alone with your cranky old mother-in-law and still find it oddly moving. Sample dish: local mahimahi with sweet onion puree, green beans and pistachios.
Restaurant Le Gaïac
The restaurant at Hôtel Toiny has one of the most dramatic overlooks on the island, with a popular surf break far below. Sit by the infinity pool and watch surfers ride waves with athletic acumen while you eat spaghetti with black truffles—a dish prepared tableside in a giant wheel of Parmigiano-Reggiano.