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Esmeralda Resort, Orient Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Traditional french restaurant in a calm setting

We came here as it is located at our hotel Esmeralda and did like it a lot. The waiters were friendly, the menu - a classical french with some local flavors, the service attentive, the price reasonable. The settings is beautiful - the tables are set around a swimming pool, nicely lighted and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Luba M
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Boston
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Boston
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

We came here as it is located at our hotel Esmeralda and did like it a lot. The waiters were friendly, the menu - a classical french with some local flavors, the service attentive, the price reasonable. The settings is beautiful - the tables are set around a swimming pool, nicely lighted and surrounded by tropical plants. You can also... More 

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New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We dined at l'Astrolabe as suggested by one of our hotel managers. Thomas received us with open arms and a big smile. The setting is very sophisticated and romantic; tables are arranged around a lovely swimming pool, and different color lights play on the beautifully landscaped area. Thomas' staff is as very attentive and friendly, the menu interesting and innovative.... More 

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Kista, Stockholms Län, Sweden
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260 reviews 260 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Fresh breakfast at the poolside. Additional orders accepted like eggs, bacon etc. Efficient service and friendly atmosphere. Recommended

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Collingwood, Ontario, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We love Thomas and Astrolabe! It's the 1st reservation we make every yr before heading to St Martin for holiday. Once again., true to form, another beautiful meal by the pool. Thomas greeted us as old friends and he ensures his staff is on point. We enjoyed the foie gras sampling appie and the crawfish bisque with ravioli and a... More 

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Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We have gone to St. Martin 16 years in a row and never miss the chance to have dinner at Astrolabe. Thomas and his staff never disappoint. The lobster dinner on Friday night is a must! The food is delicious, the service is amazing, and the entertainment by Shine is just wonderful. We will return again when we go back... More 

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Caribbean
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75 reviews 75 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Wanting to catch up with an acquaintance, who was from out of town, and not having that much time, the choice was easy. The ambiance at Astrolabe is tropical and easygoing. Breakfast is served buffet style with French chocolate bread and baguettes at the table. The buffet includes coffee or tea, juices, a fruit salad, home made cake, but a... More 

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

One of the best meals this trip! Going back for lobster Friday! Escargot was yummy, fish was excellent! We had the €47 meal that included a appetizer, entrée and dessert.

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Been there each year we've gone to St. Martin. Never disappointed. Food is amazing, staff is top notch. Musicians who play there are always a lovely addition, and what could be prettier than a table next to a softly glowing pool under the stars. Landscaping is beautiful. I save my dessert night for Astrolabe, and the lava cake with salted... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Tables are around a pool and on a porch and the food is just fabulous French cuisine. Pricey but worth it. Friday night is lobster night with gigantic fresh lobsters.

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Cambridge, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The concierge at our hotel recommended this restaurant and it didn't disappoint! Our party of five all enjoyed our meals. We all opted for the €47 meal that included an appetizer or soup, an entrée and a dessert. The lobster ravioli was served with sun-dried tomato sauce and crème fraîche, The lobster bisque was delicious. The Chilean Seabass was perfectly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Esmeralda Resort, Orient Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St Maarten-St Martin  >  Saint-Martin  >  Orient Bay

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

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You already have a review about this restaurant on your site at http://www.tripadvisor.ca/ShowUserReviews-g1606589-r70495745-St_Martin_St_Maarten_St_Martin.html. As we completely disagree with the review, we would like to make our own comments. Thank you for your attention!

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