Spoon at Byblos, St. Tropez
Avenue du Maréchal Foch
Tel: 33 4 94 56 68 20
Concierge.com's insider take:
The Hôtel Byblos has two restaurants, but this is the one everyone in town flocks to (the other is B Bar & Lounge, which serves soups, salads, burgers, and grilled fish poolside and is good for lunch). Conceived by globe-trotting gastronaut Alain Ducasse and designed by the talented Patrick Jouin, this place pulls in a very hip crowd that pecks at the French-glossed Asian-Mediterranean fusion cooking while perched on stools at high counters or lounging at tables in the courtyard. Considering the generally indifferent attitude toward dining around St. Tropez, the sophisticated kitchen manages to provoke appetites with a menu that includes spicy ceviche, shrimp-stuffed pot stickers with ginger-tomato sauce, grilled tuna with stir-fried vegetables, Moroccan tagines, and a chocolate pizza for dessert. It's a very popular choice for a late-night meal before heading to Les Caves du Roy.
Open daily 8 pm to 12:30 am July and August; Thursdays through Mondays mid-April through June and September through mid-October.