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Jacques Waterfront Dining, Castries

Vigie Cove
Castries
St. Lucia
Tel: 758 458 1900
www.froggiejacques.com
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.

Information may have changed since the date of publication. Please confirm details with individual establishments before planning your trip.