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Grain De Sel

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Route de Saline, Salines, St. Barthelemy
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Quaint restaurant located next to the parking at Salines beach. A good place to go after some hours on the beach. Our table was located next to the mountain wall and we had good shade. The lamb was delicious and the waiters friendly.

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Thank Thorleif B
Ontario, Canada
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Our plan was to check out Saline today and we stumbled upon Grain De Sel (which is on our to do list). After realizing the "hike" to Saline and lack of wind there today was not favourable for us we opted to have lunch instead. Glad we did! Upon reading my reviews I understand I may sound like a broken... More 

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Thank Bubbygirl
Ellicott City, Maryland
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived just after noon, we were seated, and then nothing happened for a long time. I eventually asked for a menu, and was told that the kitchen will open soon. They could have told me that in the first place, and still give me a menu. We ended up getting different salads with seafood (one was the Thai salad),... More 

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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

everything about this place makes you feel good...the food, the staff, the drinks, the wonderful location.

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Thank esgnashville
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very special place with a very special chef and very casual ambience. I feel the need to give a shout out to tourists as the regulars don't need it. Eddy is simply the best West Indies Chef on the island. It's right next to Saline Beach so in tourist season can be crazy at lunch. The rest of the... More 

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Thank Annsxb
Richmond, Virginia, United States
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85 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Pierre, our villa concierge, recommended this restaurant when we arrived on Saturday evening. Driving in the dark, it seemed like we were going well off the beaten path and we thought we had gotten the directions wrong! It's the last restaurant before Saline Beach and was well worth the trek. The proprietor is jolly and so friendly, the atmosphere convivial... More 

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Thank Linda T
Amherst, New Hampshire
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

If you want to lounge around for 3 hours, this is your place. Understaffed and very French, this restaurant features a wait for your meal ambiance. Once received, it was mediocre.

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Thank jawlaw2017
Munich, Germany
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

We got here by recommendation of our landlord. The restaurant sits underneath a massive rock which gives it a great look. There is a bar and an open terrace where dinner gets served. The service was attentive and friendly with a sense of humour. Food Creole style with a French touch was very good and pricing was moderate. A clear... More 

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Thank 401heikog
London, England, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Good island food, available all day. Rustic surroundings with a family of iguanas. Very open and can be hot but go for the flavours. Try the fish boudin and freshwater prawns.

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Thank John W
New York City, New York
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472 reviews
331 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

It's the closest restaurant to Saline beach. Loved the cabbage chicken salad as it's got a spicy Thai kick to it. Many great salads and seafood options. 100% outdoor dining. Perfect lunch spot for beach-goers.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Route de Saline, Salines, St. Barthelemy
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Barthelemy  >  Salines

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?