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Take in the twinkling lights from a tropical garden table perched high above Castries. The Green Parrot is a must-visit if you're staying in the north. Note that during high season, reservations and a jacket are required.
THE PITI PITON AND TREEHOUSE RESTAURANT
Tel: 758-459-7000 or 800-223-1108
The aptly named Treehouse is the place to dine if you're stationed on the southern part of the island. Candlelight, lush greenery, and chirruping tree frogs set the stage for the restaurant's tropical world cuisine, made with produce from Anse Chastenet's estate.
The island's best restaurant may also be its most romantic. Set high on a hillside facing the Pitons, Dasheene glows like a firefly once the sun sets. Candlelight and ambient live music complement the fresh, inventive dishes. Menu standouts include the fried green tomato-and-plantain tart.
THE COAL POT
This adorable family-owned restaurant serves excellent French and French-Creole food. The semi-open interior is fine, but we recommend scoring one of the prize tables out on the Vigie dock.
The setting is picturesque, the food simple and good, and the atmosphere gemütlich—especially on special nights like Creole Crab Wednesdays and the popular Friday "jump-up." The catch: Marigot Bay is hard to reach, except by boat.