Gustavia, St Barthelemy
This friendly classic French brasserie overlooks Gustavia's harbor, and is a popular spot from its early morning opening to its late-night closing. The flexible hours are great if you arrive on the island midafternoon and need a substantial snack before dinner. Grab a cappuccino, pull a captain's chair up to the street-side rail, and watch the pretty people go by. The menu ranges from cheeseburgers, which are served only at lunch along with the island's best fries, to simply grilled fish and meat, pastas, and risottos. The mixed salads always please. Wonderful ice cream sundaes round out the menu.
There's a new chef at the helm of this steak house–style restaurant on the far side of Gustavia Harbor. Favorite dishes, such as the light-as-air gnocci with pesto and the roasted duck marinated in honey, remain while others have been revised or replaced. Steaks are Prime Angus Beef from the USA, and are offered in sizes from "queen" to "emperor"; there are vegetarians options too.
New in 2012, this casual Roman-style pizzeria run by the popular L'Isola restaurant is a chic lounge-style gastropub serving delicious thin-crust pizzas by the slice or by the meter. Lasagnas and sandwiches are also available to eat in or take out. Stop in anytime as they are open from lunch straight through until 11 pm. Don't miss the dessert pizzas.
Le Musée Territorial de Saint Barthélemy
On the far side of the harbor known as La Pointe is the charming Municipal Museum, where you can find watercolors, portraits, photographs, and historic documents detailing the island's history, as well as displays of the island's flowers, plants, and marine life.