Bonito

4.6
172 reviews
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Alexandra, Jonas, Juan-Carlos and Laurent welcome you to Bonito! Bonito is a freshly renovated venue with unique French-Latin cuisine and a great view over Gustavia Harbour.
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4.7
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JD
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in St. Barts. Our go-to spot for special occasions and celebrations.

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CF
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

Everything was wonderful and the food and service were outstanding. However the noise level with the DJ playing music made it impossible for our party of 8 to carry on a conversation. If you are prepared for that you will have a very enjoyable evening.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant. Not the friendliest service. We felt rushed.

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d
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

You need to drop this restaurant from your option list ASAP, they do not take your reservations. We were turned away at the door. They told us “ we do not use open table” and would not seat us. Your doing your customers a disservice by keeping them on your list of restaurants. Was horrible

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The truffle salad and the tiradito are 2 of the best things I have ever eaten

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Yosemite
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal! Fantastic tiraditos and ceviches, so creative. The view is beautiful and the service was top notch. Our waiter Jerome was a gem😊

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LM
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent from start to finish! The service, food and ambiance. The place was super pretty, view and location too. Just Amazing!!!

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Caribbean
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, food and service. A little pricy but well worth it!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good restaurant

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, mixologists and service!!

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MG
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb as always! Bonito never disappoints us!

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RG
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

We have been going to Bonito every year for several years when on our annual trip to St. Barths. It has always been fantastic. This year, we went just for one of our favorites....Cote de Boeuf for 2. Sadly, our meat was full of fat and silver skin and was so chewy that we left hungry. We will not give up because everything else was as wonderful as always. It will keep us from a repeat visit this year, but we will try again next year. Probably will go to a different restaurant in St Barths for Cote de Bouef for 2, however.

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KS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had several special requests, all of which were accommodated with perfection. I would say our group had a handful of needy guests and the service team handled everyone with ease. Would recommend this restaurant to everyone I know based on that alone, never mind the breathtaking ambience and the world class food. Many thanks to Bonito for everything. I look forward to returning.

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V
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The view was definitely the best part of the dinner. Food was just ok and not as promoted. Would go back for appetizers and cocktails but not a full meal.

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AB
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Food was cold, service was horrible. Guests were made to feel as a bother than welcomed.

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great view, great service, great time!

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CJ
Atlantic City
16 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual.
Bonito never fails in presenting excellent cuisine in a beautiful setting.
The service is outstanding and the atmosphere is energetic.
Always wonderful, time after time.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Echt de moeite waard om langs te gaan

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T
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family had a fantastic meal at Bonito! There on vacation and realized it was a must try.
Very happy we did. Reservation through Open table was easy and quick and very accurate.
We were seated quickly even though we showed up about 30 min early. Lovely dining room and well appointed. Lighting and music were perfect. Waiter was smiling and pleasant and really
enjoyed his task of recommending dishes. Food was fabulous!!
Our daughter had a birthday and her dessert came out "sparkling" !
She loved it and it topped off a great meal.
We will definitely return - also liked the little boutique at the entrance - didn't get the name but seemed lovely.

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VS
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect service, great ambiance and amazing food!!

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MA
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So delicious, friendly and professional, we went 4 nights out of our 9 night stay!

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JE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting, gorgeous décor, impeccable service and delicious cuisine!

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Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in St. Barth’s! Highly recommend. Drinks are outstanding, and the food is even better. Do not miss the opportunity to eat here.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just reopened after the hurricane in September 2017, Bonito is as fabulous as ever. On an island of amazing food, it’s hard to be outstanding - but Bonito does just that. Don’t miss it.

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JA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Awesome evening. Cocktails are a must!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was unbelievable and the drinks were beyond amazing!!! I had a drink as dessert in order to try more of them. Gorgeous presentation and delicious. Beautiful atmosphere and superb service and food too. My favorite of all the restaurants in St Bart's. Had it all!! Decor and views were incredible too

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San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant on the island and has been for 10 years!

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

My husband and I made a reservation to celebrate our one year anniversary. We requested a table with a view and called to ensure we would get a good table with a view. We were told over the phone that they would have a special table with a beautiful view for our anniversary dinner celebration. When we arrived a blonde hostess was extremely rude and fully unaccommodating. She gave us a table with a view of a roof. We thought it was a joke but in fact they were giving us a table with only a view of a roof. I asked the hostess for another table and reminded her that we had not only made this special request on open table but we also called to ensure they would accommodate us with a beautiful table with a view especially since it was for our anniversary. The hostess said "This is your only option. I have a few other tables with water views available but will need them at 9:00pm. Keep in mind our reservation was for 7:30 pm and we arrived early at 7:15 pm. The hostess had a horrible attitude and was completely disgusting! Never ever ever go to Bonito. The menu was not great and completely overpriced. There are MANY excellent restaurants in St. Bart's so be sure not to select this one. After ordering drinks in hopes of the hostess checking for a better table she told us she would not offer any of the EMPTY tables available with a water view. We were so disgusted that we paid for our drinks and left immediately. We ended up at On the Rocks with an incredible view and amazing dinner!

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US
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely Amazing! Walking into a beautifully decorated restaurant with a gorgeous view was immediately exciting...but that was just the beginning. From the amuse bouche to the dessert...we enjoyed every bite of the fresh, creative and delicious dishes that we ordered. We were hoping that this special place catered more towards adults and we were NOT disappointed. Husband & I enjoyed a romantic evening for two along with the fantastic staff that was always professional. Will go again...and again...and again...

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HH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal at Bonito! A definitely must do on St. Barths. Great experience!

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food! My three girlfriends and I were having a relaxing long weekend in St. Barth and we ended the trip with a final dinner at Bonito. It was great!! The service was perfect and the food was delicious. We had the Tasting of Ceviches and Tiraditos for starters. My sister and I had the Chilean Sea Bass and my two girlfriends had the Lomo Saltado and Lobster Risotto for our main courses. We finished with the Baked Alaska for dessert. Everyone enjoyed their meal.

The ambiance was wonderful and very nice for people watching.

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C
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and an overall wonderful experience. Highly recommend this place if you are in St Barts

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M
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice place with great ambiance! Food is good and service is excellent! The only problem we encounter is that we were using Waze to get there and it kept taking us through a dead end street that is actually next to the restaurant but you can't park there. Later on, we realized there were signs on the streets leading to the restaurant but it is a good idea to keep this in mind. We ended up parking in L'isola restaurant valet and walking. It is like 50 mts from there but up hill.
Overall we had a great time!!!

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CW
Jackson Hole
16 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first night in St Barth's was capped by a magnificent meal at Bonito. Extensive whine list, selections enjoyed! I started with a refreshing g cold soup followed by grilled pork- great. Others enjoyed pork confine entree and lobster risotto. Excellent spot. Don't miss it!

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s
Miami
38 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was good, but the vibe was pretentious, especially from the maitre'd. The wine list was extensive. The tilt toward super expensive selections was off-putting. St Barth has several restaurants that have equally good food at more moderate prices and more welcoming atmospheres.

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JE
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Dinner at a notable restaurant-- second visit this trip. Worth coming back to for the salmon Titadito and ceviches. Wonderful sea bass and smoked scallops.

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Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! Staff was great!

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CD
Washington DC
111 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely restaurant in St. Barths. Beautifully decorated, great ambiance. Food was excellent. A must visit when in St. Barths.

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HB
Phoenix
63 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elegant and exceptional- from you from the moment you enter this fine establishment you're taking into a stellar experience of hospitality and fine dining. The truffle salad is one of the best salads I have ever tried in my life. The bubbling Bonito cocktail is perfect for a person who loves and champagne and fresh clean juice; Refreshing and delightful. When we come back to Saint Barths we will be dining here time and time again.

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