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Esmeralda Resort, Orient Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
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Ranked #9 of 28 Restaurants in Orient Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • Italian first
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English first
New Bern, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

A choice you will not regret for an exquisite dinner in an elegant poolside setting, is L'Astrolabe, which is across from Reception at Esmeralda Resort, on Orient Bay. Your gracious host, Thomas, and his chef and staff, provide a delectable multi-course dinner, served flawlessly on white table-clothed tables. Each table has a view of the pool, which is illuminated subtly... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

One of the most memorable meals we have ever had. Service was terrific. The food was great. Sea Bass was delicious. Surf and Turf out of sight. We were there on a Monday for jazz night - perfect music - not too loud - perfect set up. Get a table by the pool if you can - very pleasant. Make... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Beautiful décor, nicely presented food. Expected a bit more for the price. Service left a bit to be desired. Maybe it is just the way for the "French", but we would have liked to see more of a genuine "glad to have you here" attitude. In fact, it was so absent that we did not dine there except once for... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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32 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Our group of 8 went for the first time because we had heard about Lobster Night on Fridays. We had no idea the restaurant was so lovely, the food would be so yummy, and the service would be so good. Bonus!- there was live entertainment too! The restaurant is located inside the Esmeralda Resort property at Orient Beach. Diners can... More 

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Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We don't usually go to expensive restaurants but I am so glad we went here. It was worth every penny. We felt like treasured family members having a special dinner. Very romantic setting around a lighted pool, wait staff, menu, singer, food AND dessert was exceptional. We will go there every visit now.

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

After the first couple nights of venturing on the roads of St. Maarten, my mother was resistant to venturing too far from the Westin, but this restaurant was well worth the trip. We arrived to the restaurant well before our reservation, but the hosts were more than gracious and showed us right away to our table overlooking the pool. I... More 

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Merrick, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

OMG! Beautiful setting, but the Food is just fantastic! The Dover Sole , lobster(surf & turf) were magnificent!!! Thomas and staff make you feel so welcome and are so very attentive! Don't miss this fabulous place for a romantic and delicious dinner! Breakfast is also delicious!

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Miami Beach, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I was at astrolabe last friday and it was wonderful and destressfull. The service with the blonde girl was just perfect and the lobster ravioli and then the dover sol was amazing. The boss Is So friendly and brings me for a tennis game. Thanks Thomas

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Astrolabe was recommended to us by Moune and Dominique from Cote Chic Villas... And what a fabulous recommendation it was!!! It is a very refined and chic restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere, coupled with an absolutely delightful cuisine. The dishes were surpurb - full of flavour with great texture and were very filling. The team were wonderful to deal with... More 

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Bedford Hills, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We've been dining at the L'Astrolabe at the Esmeralda Resort for many years now. We will dine there the next time we go to St. Martin. It's just a great restaurant - no other way to describe it. The food is delectable, the service top-notch and the ambience, well, just down right "sweet" in the modern sense of the word!... More 

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

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