Fodor's Expert Review The Cliff at Cap

$$$$ Castries and the North Eclectic Fodor's Choice

High on top of a cliff at the northern tip of Saint Lucia, the open-air dining room at Cap Maison welcomes diners to what executive chef Craig Jones calls "nouveau" French–West Indian cuisine. True, he incorporates local vegetables, fruits, herbs, and spices with the best meats and fresh-caught seafood you'll find on the island; but the technique and presentation—and the service—lean more toward the French. Lucky Cap Maison guests who choose a meal plan get to dine here daily, but nonguests make up about 40% of the dinner clientele. Day or night, this is one of the loveliest dining venues on Saint Lucia. At lunch, the view on a clear day stretches to Martinique; in the evening, twinkling stars and waves crashing far below lend an air of romance. And the Friday night "Maison Deli Dinner" (5–6 wines, charcuterie, and artisinal cheeses, $94) in Cellar Maison, which boasts more than 2,000 bottles, is quite special.

Eclectic Romantic Service Views Sophisticated Lunch Dinner $$$$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

Smuggler's Cove Dr.
Cap Estate, Gros-Islet  Saint Lucia

758-457–8681

www.thecliffatcap.com

Known For:
  • Superb dining
  • Panoramic view
  • Daily (pricey) tastings in the wine cellar

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