Bar and Bistro 

Welcome to Manicou by Smiles, the restaurant at Manicou River.


The ideal location for an intimate meal or a business meeting overlooking the breathtaking views of Douglas Bay and Cabrits National Park. Our chef Marc Lesdema and his team are happy to welcome you.

Start your day with our unique gourmet breakfast. The best of local Dominican ingredients: breads made with local vegetable flours, fresh juices, and herb tea infusions. 

We serve lunch and dinner as a set menu of Caribbean-fusion dishes created daily by our chef inspired by produce from our gardens and the local market. 

Our bar serves delicious fruity cocktails, icy-cold Caribbean beers, top-shelf Caribbean rums, world wines and our famous collection of house-made exotic flavoured rums.

Breakfast: 7am to 10am. 
Lunch: 11am to 3pm 
Dinner: 7pm to 9pm, 
Bar: 5.30pm to 9pm

We like to know who we are cooking for so we ask hotel guests to let us know each day if they intend to eat with us and other visitors should call ahead to reserve.

We offer vegetarian options daily but if you have any special food requirement let us know when you book. We will do our best to cater to your needs.

Email or call 616-9343 to make a reservation.

What our guests say...


"World-class meals that rival any we have eaten in NYC"

"Easily the best food we ate anywhere on the island."


"We very much recommend the dinner which was fantastic - locally sourced food cooked to perfection"


"We had fully intended to visit some other restaurants on the island, but the cuisine and cocktails at Manicou ended up being so good that we dined there every night."


"A casual, intimate place with one of the best sea views in the Caribbean"


Stunning restaurant views