Where to eat
St Martin/St Maarten, offers much more than pristine beaches, priceless views and perfect weather: Indeed, It’s also home to a burst of food scene created by local caribbean ingredients mixed with french, american, asian… influence.
You will be able to find a large variety of delicious restaurants all around the island. Below is a list of places on St Martin/St Maarten that many locals would agree are exquisite, as well as suggestions on what to try. Be ready to let your stomach run wild as you taste what the island is all about.
- Le Café at the Cliff
Le Café’s menu is a culinary experience that indulges the senses. Experience our take on contemporary cuisine with dishes that will delight and engage you while enjoying breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea. Open for lunch and dinner only in High Season. +1(721) 546-6700
- Blue Fin
Located in the Starz Casino accross the Cliff, serves fresh fish caught locally in a nice Atmosphere. Bouillabaise or fresh tartar are the specialities. Get 10% by booking a table with Smaart Vacation. +1(721) 584-2626
Located in Cupecoy at the back of Starz Casino, this restaurant is equally romantic and soothing. The dining room sets the tone and mood for a dining experience not soon to be forgotten. While eating, allow yourself to be serenated by the sweetest sounds of the baby grand Piano. +1(721) 545-2254
The new interior is a real eye-catcher: Indonesian sculptures, tropical hardwood furniture, life-size Buddha statues, and a colorfully lit waterfall are exciting centerpieces of the all new stylish decor. The creative sushis continue to be prepared by the same expert master chefs from Los Angeles and New York City. + 1(721) 545- 3622
- Le moulin Fou
A sophisticated yet friendly atmosphere to enjoy a fine and hearty cuisine. At le Moulin Fou you can choose to dine in an upscale and convivial atmosphere that will make you feel like you are in Paris, savor a hearty meal of Fine Dining… Or you can choose your own fresh lobster from the holding tank, sit on the terrace. You can also enjoy a quieter, more refined atmosphere in their air-conditioned dining room. +1(721)545-577
- Mario’s Bistrot
Gourmet Restaurant, based in the heart of Porto Cupecoy, founded in 1995, Mario’s Bistrot is a place where you can eat French food in a romantic and cozy ambiance. This restaurant is one of the most famous of the island. +590 690 77 72 44
- La Cigale
Open only for dinner from 6.30 to 11 pm, in a warm, friendly and romantic atmosphere located on the beach at Laguna Hotel. The Chef Stephane serves amazing French food with lots of fresh ingredients from France where you can dine indoor or in the open air, on the beach. +590 590 87 90 23
- Le Sand
Beautifully located on the beach in Baie Nettlé, this open air, contempory style setting provides a nice view of the water and the island. From prime rib to seafood, the food is excellent. +590 690 73 14 38
- O plongeoir
One of the best value for money, refined and tasty food mainly seafood with a view on Marina St Louis and yachts. Located after West Indies Mall, either for lunch or for dinner and over the years it’s stayed excellent. Great fresh food and properly prepared with an informal atmosphere. +590 590 87 94 61
- Le tropicana
One of the best restaurant of the island, a different menu for lunch and dinner, Tropicana’s offers a classic and creative French cuisine in a charming setting. You can seat outside on the marina and enjoy fabulous dessert. Reservation is necessary. +590 590 87 79 07
- Bistrot Caraibes
Voted n°1 on Trip advisor in 2015, this nice formal french restaurant offers outstanding food with a good presentation and the an impeccable service for 21 years. Everything is cooked with the best products. Lobster Thermidor is recommended. Reservation is necessary + 590 590 29 08 29
- Le tastevin
New design, new chef and a new menu. Newly remodeled, this restaurant maintains its high level of requirements. In an elegant atmosphere, Le tastevin offers beautiful setting overlooking the water and the views are wonderful. Nice menu with good variety and local seafood. Reservation is necessary +590 590 87 55 45
- Le pressoir
Elected 2nd best restaurant in the Caribbean in 2015, the chef serves very fine French Cuisine, in a Creole housing. Fish, meat, lobster dishes are all delicious. Amazing dessert selection. Open daily for dinner only from 6 to 10:30PM. Well situated at the end of the town center with parking nearby. +590 590 87 76 62
- Le cottage
Open for dinner only from 5.30 to 11PM, nice ambiance, French Cuisine and fine wines. In the elegant cottage restaurant, you will have a true gastronomic experience. The chef proposes a creative and gourmet French cuisine with Caribbean flavors. Fabulous seafood; fresh lobster and fish, surf’n turf. The menu is vast offering something for everyone. Get a table on the porch overlooking the street. +590 590 29 03 30
- Ocean 82
This french restaurant, is a good choice in Grand Case with its beautiful decor and excellent food. You can experience fresh oysters from France, fresh lobsters, lam shank or beef cheek. Ask for a table on the terrace facing the ocean. The view of the bay is breathtaking.
- Anse Marcel Beach
Located in the secluded cove of Anse Marcel, this discreet restaurant accessible by sea or by land, is a perfect place for a romantic breakfast, lunch or dinner. Built in wood with little private cabanas, you will taste refined food with fresh products. This place is really a paradise.
- Zoo Rock Cafe
This new restaurant is cult with its jungle decor. Full size animals from the savannah, river, palm trees, crocodiles, monkey and snakes are part of this lively restaurant. They propose generous salads, ribs but most of all, giant skewers of meat or fish. Experience a new and original concept with friends and family. Kids will love it. Bands are playing every evening. Open everyday from 6pm. +590 690 88 88 08
In the heart of Simpson bay area, this Lebanese restaurant proposes authentic Tabbouleh, kebbeh, shawama, lentil soup, meet or veggies, hummus…all made with fresh ingredients. It’s also a Hookah Bar offering 60 different flavors of tobacco. Every thursday Ladies night. Happy Hour from 4pm. Open all day.