We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Chez Ernest

$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
42 B Quartier Anse Caffard, Le Diamant 97223, Martinique
+596 596 67 86 83
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

108 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 14: English reviews
Level Contributor
48 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

My wife enjoyed pasta with shrimp and I enjoyed the Lambi (Conch). Desert was rum cake with rum and raison ice cream. The food and atmosphere was great as was the ocean view. Many restaurants in Martinique will deliver a shot of rum to finish your meal but only Ernest drops off a full bottle to you to enjoy a... More 

Thank Don G
Hamilton, New Jersey
Level Contributor
55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Stopped in mid afternoon due to sudden thunderstorm and stayed until late evening. Even with language barrier we had a great time and the food was great. Ernest was there himself and he is quite entertaining. We were given a bottle after we asked for our check and stayed another hour. Make sure you have the ice cream.

Thank mearh
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
82 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

Table simple mais excellente. Service extremement sympathique. À deux pas de la plage. Ernest is an amazing restaurant and the best of the two at this location (by far). The owner, Ernest, propose a simple menu of high quality at very reasonable price. We tried the scallops (St. Jacques), duck breast (Magret de Canard), steak (entrecôte), mussels (moules) , fish... More 

Thank crew347
Level Contributor
23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

Chez Ernest feels a bit like being invited to your French neighbor's house for dinner. The house is a bit run down but in a well-loved way, with old jazz records playing in the background. The chef came out to see how we liked our Red Snapper dishes (we assured her we loved them and they were the best fish... More 

Thank Idoniagaede
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

Chez Ernest We have been vacationing on Martinique for thirty years. This is the best restaurant on the island for food, location, service and atmosphere. The music played in the restaurant is jazz or opera and fits in with the beautiful setting. The food is superbly cooked. We have visited this restaurant over twenty times in the last three years... More 

Thank Malcolm S
Level Contributor
39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

Stopped there on lazy afternoon as perfect setting on beach in Le diamant.had great cocktails and owner was very friendly.Went back next day and he was totally different person.Place was empty but we werent allowed to have drink,only dinner.what a waste of a perfect location.cannot comment on food as did not stay to try.can just say that roughly 25% more... More 

Thank Steven G
Richmond, Virginia
Level Contributor
68 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

We had an amazing time at chez Ernest for dinner tonight. Both the waitress and Ernest himself were incredibly welcoming. Even with our limited French we were able to figure out the menu with our waitress' help. We had a little pre- meal amuse Bouche with peanuts and olives. The main courses were very well done - I had a... More 

Thank amandarez
Level Contributor
59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

It's hard to state the quality of a restaurant in which you're treated like the enemy. If you're not perfectly introduced to the French language, forget you'll become a friend of the rude owner and cooker, Ernesto. Some How... You can also feel like if being a woman is inappropriate, especially if your're trying to make questions (and receive answers)... More 

1 Thank valeriaanna1981
Level Contributor
18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

Great location right next to New Cap. Great old building. Ernest speaks enough English to get you what you want, even if your French is as bad as mine, He really is a cool guy. As for the food, the Boudin was outstanding, the crabes farci just OK...a bit bland in our opinion, The Duck breast was perfectly cooked and... More 

1 Thank fonyats
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

Just a few meters from the ocean, right in front of the famous Diamant rock! Netty, as Ernest goes by, is a most gracious host, serving creative delicious versions of traditional Martinique and French dishes. Netty is there most days and the restaurant has a good wine list and a full bar.

1 Thank GuilhemLA

Travellers who viewed Chez Ernest also viewed

Le Diamant, Arrondissement of Le Marin
Le Diamant, Arrondissement of Le Marin
Le Diamant, Arrondissement of Le Marin
Le Diamant, Arrondissement of Le Marin
Le Diamant, Arrondissement of Le Marin
Le Diamant, Arrondissement of Le Marin

Been to Chez Ernest? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, Caribbean
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 B Quartier Anse Caffard, Le Diamant 97223, Martinique
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Martinique  >  Arrondissement of Le Marin  >  Le Diamant
  • Phone Number: +596 596 67 86 83

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Chez Ernest staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?