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Bonito

4.9
154 reviews
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$50 and over
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French
Perfect For:
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Bar Seating
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Opens at 6:30pm
Open everyday during high season
Closed on Wed during low season.
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Phone number
0590 27-9696
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Laurent Cantineaux
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Private Room, View, Wine
What 154 People Are Saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
4.9
food
4.8
service
5.0
ambience
4.4
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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Echt de moeite waard om langs te gaan

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

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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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Perfect service, great ambiance and amazing food!!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

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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5.0Dined on August 24, 2017

Awesome evening. Cocktails are a must!

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5.0Dined on August 14, 2017

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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5.0Dined on August 4, 2017

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

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1.0Dined on July 28, 2017

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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5.0Dined on July 28, 2017

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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5.0Dined on July 27, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2017

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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5.0Dined on July 20, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on July 18, 2017

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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5.0Dined on July 18, 2017

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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4.0Dined on July 10, 2017

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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5.0Dined on July 3, 2017

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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5.0Dined on June 30, 2017

Awesome! Staff was great!

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4.0Dined on June 26, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2017

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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5.0Dined on June 16, 2017

This is one of the best restaurants that i ever enjoyed in my life! Great!

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2017

You really can't beat the view. The food was great too! Very unique and interesting presentation with the cocktails. The scallops were excellent. A nice experience overall! My only complaints are: it seems like we had a bunch of different servers and they all kinda forgot about us at some point. They also brought out a tiny soup for everyone at the tables all around us before they ordered but skipped us. (Which I'm sure wasn't intentional but I was disappointed.) Also, not their fault but I came home with 30+ mosquito bites from our evening there so be sure to wear lots of bug spray when you go!

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4.0Dined on June 5, 2017

A must in St Barth! A bit expensive but what isn't on the island.

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4.0Dined on May 29, 2017

The food and service were excellent. Unfortunately, the tables are very close together and we could not escape the conversations our neighbors were having.

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1.0Dined on May 1, 2017

I was very very disappointed with my experience at Bonito that I had to write a review. Our waiter was rude and barely paid attention to our table. We ordered three apps, main courses, two desserts and a magnum of wine (for four people) and our table was treated terribly with no attention and an air of superiority from the waiter. This was so surprising because this is a very nice restaurant and we were definitely ordering. At many points during the dinner we had to try and get the attention of our waiter to bring us more wine. The wine was placed away from our table so we had to walk to go get it and the waiters just ignored us while this was taking place. Our waiter rolled his eyes at us and seemed annoyed to even explain to us his favorites or what he would recommend. When he came over to take our order one of the individuals was in the bathroom and asked if we could order for him. When we said he had a question regarding two dishes the waiter walked away and then proceeded to ignore us afterward because we weren't ready when he needed us to be. Overall, I was so unhappy with the service and attitude I couldn't even enjoy the meal. The experience was hostile and made our very expensive dinner an unenjoyable experience. I wouldn't recommend this restaurant to any friend and would recommend the many very enjoyable dining experiences in St Barths instead.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2017

My wife & I always save the best for last when in Gustavia, Bonito on a Saturday night never disappoints us and always provides us with great night filled with excellent food & atmosphere...

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2017

In a word delicious! From smoked hamachi to excellent beef for two to authentic tostones and spot on sorbets with killer flavor and a few crunchies. Excellent staff, very functional and kind.
Killer wine list. A bit young but nice selections for the guy like me looking for a nice $150 bottle to the folks with money to burn looking for that $1000 bottle and more to impress. Next time trying the fish and ceviches. I wish I had my whole family with me so we could sample more. The entire dessert menu is worth ordering if you have a bunch of dessert buddies with you, but the sorbets were sublime and oozed fruit flavor more than the fruits themselves. I want to see the chef do a strawberry, a pineapple, a blackberry and a mango. There was a giant mango tree full of mangoes to the right that caught my eye when we left walking down the hill. I think in a month they will be ready!
Go to Bonito., and take friends

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2017

Please no smoking at bar . Otherwise the best!!

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2017

Disappointed as we waited for 50 mn to get our table despite a booking, and no apologies neither free drink as a gesture.
Too noisy, and even if the food is good, the prices are completely out of mind. Too bad.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2017

Amazing!! Food was delicious, gorgeous restaurant, amazing and fun drinks!

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2017

Bonito is well known around St. Barths! When you walk in, the view is breathtaking! I would suggest doing the 7 or 730 reservation so that you still have a view of Gustavia. I went on a Sunday (all of Gustavia is closed) so I would suggest doing a different day so that you can walk around before dinner. The decor is super cute, and chic, and somewhat fancy. I had the Lobster Risotto which was a HUGE portion- very good and I typically don't eat risotto, and my boyfriend got the mahi mahi which was great also. We got cocktails at the bar first, which was pretty cool watching them make the fancy drinks. I would go back, but next time would probably go for a drink at the bar, and then go into town to another dinner! This place is $$$ very pricey!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2017

pricey, but spectacular. Awesome views, attentive (mostly) staff. great food.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2017

Great dinner at Bonitos. Lovely setting just above the port of Gustavia. Glamerous décor and really great DJ. We ended up dancing as we were leaving the restaurant. Food is sophisticated Peruvian inspired and service very efficient. But prices to match with main courses around €40-50 and the cheapest bottle of wine at €50 - but given the good experience we did not feel ripped off.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2017

Breathtaking views both inside the restaurant and out! Beautiful presentations, mouthwatering! A night to remember.

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3.0Dined on March 26, 2017

Food was excllent , we were very disappointed with our table we booked with opened table and they stuck us in the middle of the room and when asked if we could move to a better table they wouldn't ruide very disappointing

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2017

Our first and last night of vacation were spent at Bonito. It is a beautiful restaurant overlooking beautiful Gustavia harbor. The food and wine are spectacular and people watching is a lot of fun. We can't wait to return next year!

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2017

Food was amazing and it was served with a side of French condescension. If you can get past the attitude, you will be a happy camper!

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2017

Bonito is a hidden gem. There are plenty of signs in town to get you there but many one ways so a little difficult to find!!! FIND IT!!! Atmosphere was amazing and the presentation of the food and drinks was just superb!! My husband and I went for a nice dinner just the two of us and the setting was amazing!!! If you can, request to sit in front of the windows that open and overlook the water. We did not know about this and they were already booked. They also do valet parking, so take advantage of it because it is very hard to find a parking spot. I had an espresso martini after dinner and it came out with smoke bellowing from under a cover - so dramatic and so different. definitely a conversation piece. The sashimi was so fresh and good and light!! I give it a 10 on a 5 scale!!! A must go while in St. Barth's

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