This open-air restaurant dramatically straddles the rocky peninsula dividing Grand Case Beach from Petite Plage. Tables are set along a narrow terrace that affords sweeping views of the setting sun, when the water is spotlit for extra effect. It's a great, breezy spot to dine and watch the night waves. Start with the mussels in white wine sauce, locally smoked fish, snails with Roquefort sauce, or a vol-au-vent of shrimp and salmon; fish entrees include Chilean sea bass with almonds, or a beef filet with shallots in red wine with foie gras. Lunch items are simpler, with emphasis on sandwiches, burgers, pastas, salads -- and herons dive bombing for their own meal. The wine list is the most favorably priced on the island, and the restaurant often offers a 1-for-1 euro/dollar exchange; call ahead to check. Gracious hosts Pascal and Karen Narm also own the equally fine L'Auberge Gourmande in "downtown."
- © Frommer's 2013
- Recommended 2010