1. French-Japanese fusion is done to perfection at Orega, a newcomer set in a tiny, historic house in the heart of Gustavia. Sit under the stars while sharing Wagyu gyoza and bigeye-tuna tataki with ponzu dressing and spring onion.
2. Just up the block is L’Iso la, an Italian restaurant beloved by both locals and visitors. Standout dishes include thick veal chops topped with sage and Roman-style grilled artichokes so good you might weep with happiness.
3. Parisian chef Guy Martin’s outpost at Le Barthelemy Hotel & Spa, Aux Amis, is worth it for the seaside setting alone. But the food—a mash-up of French, Caribbean, and Asian flavors— more than delivers: don’t miss the spiny lobster with Madras curry and local wahoo tartare flavored with nori.
4. What’s the best place to get a glass of rose? For our money, nothing beats O’Corail, a casual restaurant on Grand Cul de Sac beach. The picnic tables sit right on the sand.
5. For something more upscale, try the Rock Bar at the storied Eden Rock Hotel. The dramatic La Corne on the Rocks cocktail — a concoction of rum, Chambord, fresh raspberries, mint, and cranberry juice served in a cow’s horn — is a guaranteed hit.