The Sand Bar at Eden Rock hotel is one of the truly iconic St Barts restaurants and one of the isle's most sought-after reservations. Located on the beach just meters from the bright turquoise waters of the Bay de St. Jean and easily reached from your Gustavia villa, this superb restaurant encapsulates all that is special about the French-Caribbean island of St Barthelemy, Its laid-back glamour, its frisson of celebrity, its stunning scenery, and incredible food offering. Whether you’re sipping a green juice at breakfast, enjoying a long, breezy seafood lunch washed down with rosé, or settling in for a dinner of foie gras and tenderloin, this truly great venue is the gastronomic heart of Eden Rock Hotel St Barths.
Elegant Gastronomy at the Sand Bar St Barth
At this top St Barth restaurant, Celebrity Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten delivers a gourmet menu with a magical view of the Caribbean sea. Located just a short drive from Gustavia on Saint Barthelemy, the restaurant sits right on the beach and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner reservations, with an elegant, fresh menu that appeals to the casual diner and the foodie alike. Begin the day with gluten-free almond pancakes, or avocado toast with chili flakes and soft-poached eggs. At lunch, start off with a cocktail at the Remy Bar, then enjoy some of the menu's signature dishes, such as the famous truffle pizza, the local lobster salad, or even the most delicious cheeseburger you’ve tasted. As the sun sets on the Caribbean and the lights begin to sparkle on the Rock, begin your dinner course with canapes of caviar and blinis before enjoying a roasted rack of lamb, or try the classic Dover sole Meunière with creamy mashed potatoes. Whether your food fancy is the height of French cuisine or an afternoon sushi snack, the dishes on the menu are sourced with the finest ingredients, and executed with the skill and delicacy that has made Chef Jean-Georges’ restaurants in New York among the very best on the culinary scene, bien sur!
The Sand Bar: An Unmissable St Barths Experience
Dining here is truly one of St Barthelemy’s top travel experiences, and no trip to St Barts will be complete without a visit. The location is sublime; just meters from the beach and with expansive sea views. The restaurant is shaded, but wide open to the sea breeze and views and has a French-colonial inspired decor of cane furniture and palm trees, with splashes of bright colored cushions. There’s glamour in the design, certainly, but it is restrained; where this St Barths restaurant truly succeeds is in combining the laid-back charm of the island with a refined gourmet experience, backed up by friendly, impeccable service by a team of exceptional servers.
While the glamour might be restrained in the restaurants' decor, the guest list is often anything but. This is one of the best restaurants in St Barts, and in peak season the tables are filled with celebrities and elite guests from the superyachts anchored in the bay. There’s a sense of excitement and possibility in the air, which is only elevated by the music that captures that indefinable island charm of St Barthelemy. Combine this feel-good music with the great view, impeccable service, and magnificent food, and you'll never want to leave this magical place, where the only time you will be looking at your phone is to post a picture of the food to Instagram! After eating your great meal, you can head onto the beach for a swim or walk off a dinner with a moonlit stroll back to your hotel room or your St Barts villa. It's impossible not to love this place, and a day spent here is always the best highlight of a St Barths trip. But as you might expect, reservations are highly sought after, so phone or book online early!
One of the best beach restaurants on Saint Barthelemy
Eden Rock St Barth is one of the Oetker Masterpiece hotels, and one of the best 100 luxury hotels on earth according to luxury travel experts. The Sand Bar, with its beach location in easy reach of Gustavia, sits at the gourmet heart of this superb hotel and encapsulates all that is wonderful about travel in the Caribbean island of St Barts. Given the phenomenal popularity of this beach restaurant, we strongly suggest making a dinner or lunch reservation well in advance by phone, or via the website. Dishes change seasonally, and the fresh fish changes daily depending on the local catch. This top St Barth restaurant is located 8 minutes’ drive from the capital Gustavia, and is surrounded by exceptional villas to make every day of your trip a delight.
Phone: +590 590 29 79 99
Reservations: website or phone
Cuisine: French, Caribbean, International
Dining Style: Upmarket, Laid-Back
Dress Code: Casual / Elegant
Location: Hotel Eden Rock, St Jean Bay, St Barth
Breakfast: Daily 7:30 am–10:00 am
Lunch: Daily 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
Dinner: Daily 7:00 pm–10:00 pm
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