Right on the waterfront in Grand Case, the view was excellent and you could see the lights on Anguilla at night. They also had a guitar player/singer that added some atmosphere
Favorite Dish: both the Chicken Marsala and the Veal Picatta al limone were excellent
Overlooking the ocean, the food was excellent and everything was served to our liking. Reservations are a good idea, and be prepared to pull out the credit cards.
Favorite Dish: Filet Mignon and Lobster Tail (special)
It's a bit of a tourist attraction but the restaurant has a great Caribbean atmosphere. It's set outdoors among the shops at Maho Bay. They usually have nightly music and dancing and the party stops later than most other places on the Dutch side (except the casinos).
Grand Case. It's not a restaurant, but the area is known as 'The Gourmet Capital of the Caribbean.'
You'll find many upscale restaurants with French and Italian menus. There is a website with names and phone numbers of these restaurants at www.grandcase.com. Some restaurants also have their menus and pictures online.
The only restaurants we ate at were the three at the Breezes resort.
Italian restaurant- above average but we noticed people complaining about the slow service
Japanese restaurant- very good food and good sushi! Staff efficient & friendly
Jimmie’s Buffet- decent food, breakfast, lunch & dinner is served here. It's basic buffet food.
They also have two pool food bars that serve hamburgers and the like.
Only the Italian restaurant was air conditioned...the other two are open air.
I really enjoyed watching these little birds in Jimmie's Buffet. These particular birds are in the oriel family and are simply brilliant! On all the tables there were containers that had tea packets, sugar and sweet n' low. The bird would sit on the table, look over the various packets and lift the sugar packet out of the rest and fly off with it. Once it got where it felt safe, it would gently pierce the sugar packet and eat the sugar out. The birds always knew which ones had their favorite treat and if it accidentally lifted the wrong packet out it would drop it and get the correct one!
Favorite Dish: Favorite item?? I really enjoyed the veal in the Italian restaurant but my fav was the Japanese!
Other restaurants that we like-
We went to Lynette's for dinner one night and the food was good but I thouhgt it was expensive as is much restaurant food in St Maarten. The service was very elegant and the food was well prepared although it was in the upstairs of a building on Airport Road-not typical place here is the states -easy to find.
We also had Antoines in Philipsburg suggested by one of the locals-we did not get eac chance to go there this time.
One of our other favorites was a small little joint on airport road which is on th bay side-has a man's name-this guy used to take people fishing and then would fix the fish for them. From that it grew to a small casual restaurant-I unstand that he still takes people fishing and he also oversees his own restaurant. They have picnic tables andserve the food in baskets and use disposable untensils but the atmosphere was friendly fun and he has entertainment at night. It overlooks the bay and it is crowded all of the time for meals which says a lot. he also comes around to see how everyone is and if their food is good.
Our first time in St Martin we stayed at Oyster Bay at Dawn Beach and the restaurant there had excellent food. They were very attentive and the menu was varied. They are making many renovations there and by the time we get back the restaurant will be overlooking the Atlantic oceana and a beautiful new pool with cascading waterfalls. You can hear the ocean while you are eating and there is never any rush
BEWARE-we ate a Captain Olivers when we were there in March and they were terrible! The attitude of the staff was extremely arrogant and condescending, the food was expensive, poorly prepared and badly presented. I would have tried again if the food was good but it was barely eatable and not even hot-like it had been sitting there a long time before we were served. I do think that they were much nicer to the local people but I do not imagine that their food tasted much better.It is on Oyster Bay Pond and the restaurant smelled of deisel and fish. We did not leave because it was late and we were new to the area, the other local restaurants were not open that night and this restaurant supposedly had a good reputation in the past. later we talked to several other people visiting at the same time who had similar experiences. Our bill was high and we had no alcohol I would not give them a second chance. The sad part is that it looked and sounded so inviting from across the Pond and we had looked forward to a pleasant experience based on everything else we had experienced on the island.
Our favorite restaurant was the little beach bar on Dawn Beach next to Oyster Bay Hotel and resorts. The staff is friendly and food was great.
The place is casual and the dinner was about 12.00. It was not French cuisine-more of an island cuisine.
Favorite Dish: Mahi Mahi was great.
Any restaurant in Grand Case, the 'gourmet capital of St. Martin' caters for everyone's taste.
My favourite restaurant - La Case a Rhums - with creole and french food and a terrace on the beach like almost all the others.
Another favourite - the 'Lolos' - local creole BBQ (chicken, ribs, lobster) take your pick.
Prices are varied for the same plate on the menu. I have found two restaurants with the same item priced at 159F on one side of the road and just in front at 69F. Check it all before if you are on a budget.
Expect to pay for a 'lolo' (chicken and wine - $6 - lobster $20)
Average price for one person including drink is $6 - $30.
Favorite Dish: Ouassous (giant river prawns grilled - see picture) and Accras Morue (codfish cakes).
Least favorite - the pier side outdoor cafe in Punda - Iguana Cafe.
Favorite Dish: we had Chicken Ceasar salads which had very little chicken and not much ceasar salad dressing. Service was a slow, also. The waitress served the young men who came in after us, then stood around and talked. I had to get up to ask for service...the guys were finished their sandwich and beer before we were served!
Bistro le Clochard is an excellent choice for fine French and Swiss cuisine in the Otrabanda harbor area. The cozy view of the harbor is marvelous!
Favorite Dish: Grilled baracuda - I had never seen it on a menu before so I had to try it - was delicious! Lots of seafood selections, and many of our party of 9 tried different dishes. All were delicious!
The terrace near Playa Lagun is quiet and has a nice view. You can see the view at the first big picture on this page. You can get nice tropical juices here and enjoy a sandwhich or some fruit :)
248 Boulevard de Grand Case, , 97150, Caribbean
Good for: Business
Westpunt z/n, Marazul Dive Resort Kavel M., Caribbean
Good for: Business
Kaya Gobernador N Debrot 71, , Bonaire, Caribbean
Good for: Solo