One of the special things in regards to St. Bart’s being in the French West Indies, is that you get to be in an exotic Caribbean island and still enjoy European, especially French of course, flavours while dining. The two main Eden Rock restaurants that we experienced were “Sand Bar” for breakfast and “On the Rocks” for dinner.
Let’s start with breakfast (dinner at On the Rocks is below following the breakfast information). Sand Bar is a beach side restaurant and provides the guests at Eden Rock the ability to dine here for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We enjoyed a wonderful breakfast here as we were given the option to enjoy a large buffet with a wide selection of food choices, while also being able to order a la carte for specific dishes. I need to mention that the service in Sand Bar was excellent. Every member of the staff that interacted with us from the moment we walked in was friendly, professional and quick to respond to any of our needs; while also anticipating a couple ahead of time as well.
The food offered in the buffet overall was very good. The selection of bread, meats, cheeses, fruits, and juices were extensive and all were very fresh. On the hot side there was a wide selection of your buffet standards such as scrambled eggs, bacon, sausages, and potatoes. Here is a visual experience of the buffet breakfast.
Of course, they have a full selection of coffee and tea choice from you to order as well. We really enjoyed our Cappuccino as we gazed out over the beach and planned our post-breakfast day.
The Eggs Benedict below was ordered off of the a la carte menu, and not part of the buffet.
Dinner at On the Rocks at Eden Rock is an experience to say the least. Situated at the top of the rock, the restaurant not only features fantastic cuisine designed by Jean-Georges VonGerichten (who has led Michelin starred kitchens), but a breathtaking view of St. Jean Bay at night as well. The experience at dinner is a treat for your senses from the relaxing sounds of the ocean below, the mesmerizing sights of the lights along the bay, the complimenting aromas of the meals being prepared with the ocean air, and most definitely… the amazing taste of each course served by the expert, knowledgeable and professional staff.
The restaurant is so popular on the island, that we would recommend that you make a reservation at the time of booking your stay at Eden Rock in order to ensure that you have the chance to experience this must visit restaurant on St. Bart’s. On the Rocks is closed during the day and opens for Cocktails at 6pm and for Dinner starting at 7pm.