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St. Maarten Restaurant Reviews

How Do You Choose?

Don’t worry – we’ll help you decide – quickly and easily.

We could write pages and pages on every restaurant in St. Maarten – St. Martin, but if we did, with over 400 to choose from, you would never get to the end of the book…..!!

SO, with a certain amount of trust in us, we hope you will take our condensed, concise and precise summaries of the best of each category as a fairly reliable gauge of what’s good out there – after all, with dining being a second hobby – in many cases subsidized by the restaurant owners – we have sampled pretty much all there is to offer in St. Maarten and St. Martin.

Here’s a small example of one of our reviews… (it tells you all you need to know without all the fluff and verbiage)



Esmeralda Resort

Orient bay

Tel : (590) 590 87 11 20 Fax : (590) 87 36 36

L’Astrolabe’s chef award winning Stephane Ducluseau has a striking set of culinary accolades to his name. He was voted Talent of the Year by the worldwide dining guide Gault Millau in 2008 and has cooked up a storm of on-island awards for his intriguing and innovative creations!

St Martin Gourmet FoodOwner Thomas Moreau together with Stephane, welcome you to this hidden gem. Located off the beaten track in Orient Bay in the beautiful Esmeralda resort, L’Astrolabe is a gastronomic discovery that will have you hooked instantly. The interior decor is at once classic and original and the poolside seating with subtle lighting creates an extremely romantic setting. Then for the food!

Savor an amazing selection of classical French delights with an innovative twist, such as Filet Mignon of Beef Rossini (topped with duck liver) with sautéed potatoes flavored with truffles, or the Red Tuna Steak with mashed eggplant flavored with light spices, lambs lettuce and pepper cream.

Don’t miss the popular Friday Fresh Lobster night and the Monday Surf & Turf night accompanied by live music.




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Check our e-book for a special offer at this fine establishment.

St. Maarten Island Restaurants

Wine & Dine

Restaurants – one of my favorite categories! Having lived here for over 13 years I’ve been fortunate enough to sample most of the eating establishments on the island – large and small. We also, through our work, have been able to enjoy the best on offer – including private preview dinners of the gourmet St Maarten culinary competition which has the best chefs in town showing off their latest creations.



St Martin Dining ExperiencesSt Maarten/ St Martin’s dining landscape is as rich as ever. The old names are still there – L’Escargot, Antoine, Chesterfields, Mario’s – places whose reputation precedes them. Other favorites have enjoyed a shuffle within the past couple of years, you’ll now find another Greenhouse in Simpson Bay, a new Topper’s by the Sea, Bamboo Bernies in Maho, and some little-known favorites like Calmos Café or Sol E luna in French Cul-De Sac (not easy to find unless you’ve been personally taken there – I think there’s a reason they don’t advertise!). Continue reading

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