Jacques Waterfront Dining, Castries
Tel: 758 458 1900
Concierge.com's insider take:
Jacques, also locally known as "Froggie Jacques"—perhaps due to the tree frog on the hand-painted sign, or maybe because the owner, Jacques Rioux, is from France—is a local landmark serving fresh Creole food with a Mediterranean twist. Jacques himself can usually be found in the kitchen most afternoons and evenings, making sure his homemade plaintain chips with salsa dip, blue-crab backs, conch fritters, and duck salad are all up to scratch. Portions are generous, and the menu includes a number of dishes suitable for vegetarians, such as the delicious chilled tomato and green-peppercorn soup. The baked banana pie with chocolate sauce is outstanding: light, fluffy, and not too sweet. All tables are outdoors and overlook Vigie Cove. Eat by candlelight on the newly expanded wooden deck and watch the moon rise over Morne Rouge.
Open Mondays through Fridays, noon to 2:30 pm and 7 to 9 pm.