What are the best places to eat in St. Lucia?

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St. Lucia’s restaurants offer up inventive cuisine with unparalleled vistas. Here are our Forbes Travel Guide editors’ favorite places to eat on this lovely Caribbean island:
 
1. The Coal Pot Restaurant. In Castries, this elegant yet earthy restaurant looks out onto Vigie Bay, where small-scale, old-fashioned fishing boats dot the horizon. With Caribbean tradition and European flair, fresh local fish is served with your choice of inventive sauces. Be sure to make a reservation as this quaint spot seats only 10.
 
2. Dasheene Restaurant & Bar. At Ladera Resort, the restaurant is famous for close-up, breathtaking views of the Pitons. With dishes inspired by Creole traditions and California innovations, Chef Orlando Satchell crafts an interesting menu featuring some of the island’s most refined and creative cuisine. Be mindful that, after dark, a dress code is strictly enforced.
 
3. The Edge Restaurant. In Rodney Bay, this restaurant mixes Caribbean, European and Asian flavors. The extensive menu (or the tempting sushi bar) is sure to please everyone’s palette — and be sure to leave plenty of room for dessert.

4. Rainforest Hideaway. You arrive at this French-Caribbean alfresco spot in Marigot Bay on a little ferry. Several times a week, live jazz accompanies the restaurant’s indulgent entrées, such as jerk-infused shrimp and scallop with Parmesan risotto, ginger and lime cream sauce.
 
5. TAO. On a second-floor veranda of The BodyHoliday LeSport, this little hotel restaurant overlooks Cariblue Beach. Its fusion cuisine blends staples of the West Indies with specialties from Bali, Thailand and Indonesia.

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