Blanchard's
Blanchard's

Blanchard's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.blanchardsrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (264) 497-6100
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: June thru August: 6:45pm - 9:30pm, Closed September & October, November thru May: 6:30pm - 9:45pm
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, American
  • Executive Chef: Melinda Blanchard
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, View, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Blanchard's is available for Private Parties.
  • Private Party Contact: Melinda Blanchard 2644976100

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Blanchard's
One of the Caribbean's most popular restaurants, Blanchard's serves food that's full of flavor but not fussy. Blanchard's is famous for welcoming guests with warm hospitality in a dream like tropical setting.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Blanchard's reviews from OpenTable diners
1 review since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating3
  • Food3
    Service3
  • Ambiance3
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (1)good for groups (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Slow to start
    Laur513
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    After we were seated we waited a good 10min before our wait staff acknowledged us. No one even poured water for us. My husband had to go over to the hostess and ask that we be waited on. I understand it was very busy, however, first impressions go a long way. I would recommend that the wait staff acknowledge their table as soon as they see them and all they had to do was pour us some water, introduce themselves and let us know they would be back as soon as they could. Once they did come to the table, the gentleman who took our order just came over and said, "you ready". We thought, "oh no", this is not going to be good. However, after that, things went very well. The food was wonderful and the staff were very friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not as good as expected
    NoVa
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Of all the upscale outdoor dining in Anguilla, this turned out to be the least enjoyable. There was no breeze as it not right on the beach so it was uncomfortably warm at 8pm. Again, the other restaurants managed to be configured to have a breeze. Spent $200 for cocktails, glass of wine, appetizer and dinner for two, about $50 than the other places like Straw Hat or Mango's. The service and food was just ok and we left thinking we had just sort of an ok experience
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently excellent
    SouthernYankee
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Third time at Blanchards. Each time our meal was excellent. Had crusted mahi for main course. Coconut chocolate shell for desert. Both first class. Truly best food on Anguilla.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice spot
    sport
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    nice spot not up to all the rave reviews,food very good chopped salad not worth the calories to chew, very bland dresing mentioned to server who seemed not very engaged. got the feeling he didnt get my N.Y. humor,then told him point blankto tell the chef . no reaction
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still great after all these years!
    localgal
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    We go to Blanchard's every year we are in Anguilla. We stay on the East end and drive the whole distance to the West end because of it's consistent quality. We are never disappointed. At night it's like being at a garden party. Save room for the coconut ice cream in a chocolate shell.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The setting was lovely, food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 3/6/2013
    The setting was lovely, food was ok. The main waiter was off hand and not welcoming at all. The only waiter like that we have met in Anguilla.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This is a long-standing gem!
    DitoVIP
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    This is a long-standing gem! It doesn't miss a beat. Mel Blanchard even came out to greet each one of her tables. You can't miss this wonderful dining experience when you visit Anguilla.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love Blanchards. We have
    warren14
    Dined on 1/5/2013
    Love Blanchards. We have never been dissapointed. We had a garden sitting and were dazzled by the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Way too expensive for what
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    Way too expensive for what you get. Higher prices than NY, St. Barthes and the Viceroy. Great realistic, and we'll return
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This is one of our favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/4/2012
    This is one of our favorite restaurants in Anguilla. The food is awesome and the staff is very friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The prix fixe menu was a bargain
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/3/2012
    The prix fixe menu was a bargain for anywhere, but particularly in Anguilla. The beef tenderloin melted in my mouth. The coconut ice cream in the cracked coconut dessert was absolutely fabulous. I will return on future visits to the island.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best on Anguilla
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 1/28/2012
    We've been to Anguilla many times and always make sure to get to Blanchard . This year the food seemed better than ever! We rate Blanchards #1 on the island and would go more often if it wasn't so expensive. Although; There is no doubt that it is worth the money! The staff is wonderful as well and help to make for a wonderful dininging experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food even better than last
    RichfrombostonVIP
    Dined on 1/14/2012
    food even better than last couple of times service somewhat surly but better than past; still service really has not kept up with competition.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This restaurant continues
    plecticalVIP
    Dined on 3/2/2011
    This restaurant continues to amaze. One of the best on Anguilla.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food; amazing ingredients,
    RichfrombostonVIP
    Dined on 1/8/2011
    great food; amazing ingredients, given difficulty of local sources. Owner makes you feel welcome Only downside is service. Just like last year numerous, pleasant but uncoordinated servers. Asked 4 or 5 times, by different people, if we'd like some wine (ordered it at the first request) so next requests were just intrusions/reminders that wine hadn't arrived yet. Last year's visit included server pouring wine for us, then next server pouring our wine for adjoining table.... appreciate that Blanchard's is on open table since it's just about the easiest way to reserve a table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • One of the best meals we have
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 6/23/2010
    One of the best meals we have ever had! The spicy shrimp with sweet potato mash, grilled bananas, and cranberry relish was to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our dinner at Blanchard's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/10/2010
    Our dinner at Blanchard's was absolutely outstanding...and that is saying a lot considering our other meals on the island were also delicious! I wouldhighly recommend this restaurant and if you only have one place for a dinner reservation, make it here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We booked this resteraunt
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/22/2010
    We booked this resteraunt on opentable, our hotel on Anguilla told us they had changed the reservation from Monday to Tuesday. When we arrived at the resteraunt on Tuesday the hotel had not changed the reservation but the staff at the resteraunt could not have been more accomadating. They were friendly and very courteous and sat us at a very nice table. We then had one of the best meals we have every enjoyed. I know the setting had something to do with it but the meal was outstanding. The menu was varied and all I can say was that everything was wonderful. We eat at many of the choice resteraunts on the island, Blanchard's was the best. I would say that Blanchard's is a must for anyone going to the island of Anguilla.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • terrible service detracts
    RichfrombostonVIP
    Dined on 1/16/2010
    terrible service detracts from food/experience. Might be different when the Blanchards are in town.we were asked three times for order by three different people over the course of five minutes (at least they were attentive). Drinks eventually came, drink order changed from bottle to two glasses. Then had our bottle in tableside wine bucket served to neighboring table. To their credit they comped the drinks. food great but caribbean sampler placed on table without any explanationif you go, try it, it's great, size is commensurate with price so I'd advise skipping any appetizer.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet