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L'Escargot Restaurant

96 Front Street, Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
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Ranked #39 of 66 restaurants in Philipsburg
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Palm Coast, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Now just think if your wife's birthday is July 3 and you are in St Martin and her favorite meal is Escargot. What would you ask God for?? L'Escargot Restaurant!! It happened we walked into this restaurant about 1:30PM for a late lunch. Paula, Linda and Christoph the cook were waiting to go home for mid day break. We were... More

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Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We have been having a least one meal here each visit, which means we have come to know Sonya & Joel, the Owners quite well. Vernon, the head waiter, also makes each visit a treat. No one does snail better...love the escargot sampler! Too often I go back to the duck or lamb. My husband has enjoyed more of the... More

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New York
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We came to this restaurant for the dinner as we were living nearby. 8 people, 4 couples. We did not have a reservation, but decided to go and ask since it was just 5 min walk. When we came, it was almost empty. The owner said yes, we can accommodate you but you have to wait. He was not happy... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We had lunch just this afternoon and really enjoyed it! Still remember the day we arrived when we tried to find one healthy restaurant somewhere at the boulevard of Philipsburg. Except for the Holland House most restaurants serve BBQ grilled or fried food. At L'Escargot we had the Snapper and Lobster ravioli. Both beautifully cooked dishes, snapper couldn't be more... More

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Lexington Park, Maryland
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We have been to St. Maarten numerous times and every time we go, we say we are going to eat here. Well we did on 18 May 2014. First, they didn't open on time, I know "island time." Before we left for our vacation, we went to the website & looked over the menu, so when we finally got into... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Went to St Martin and this restaurant food was great although way over priced over 100.00 us per person. The show was horrific with drag queen spreading her/ his legs exposing his junk to the crowd and there were 2 little children in the crowd. Forget the show as a matter of fact forget the restaurant way to much money... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We have been going down to SXM for literally 20 years. It took us a good 5 years to discover L'Escargot. We absolutely love it and made it a point to do our last dinner there. In the past 3 years, we were highly disappointed and embarrassed. We had friends join us for dinner and out of 8 dinners, 7... More

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ct
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We ate lunch here on Easter. Sorry to read others have had problems with service. Paula was our server and we thought she was lovely. The restaurant has a shabby chic feel to it and felt inviting. The meal was wonderful and yes, expensive, as are most French restaurants.! We tried a variety of the escargots which were cooked perfectly.... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

The owners of this restaurant do not understand customer service. They think it is acceptable to insult patrons by making rude remarks about where they come from. Although the staff is nice, the owners take every opportunity they can to continue being rude. The food is adequate, the venue is not air conditioned. Although they have weekly drag shows they... More

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chicago
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We went there for lunch I ordered a shrimp and crab salad expecting to dine on some fresh crab and shrimp... Except I received a plate with canned shrimp and fake crab meat. The entire thing was slathered in a lot of French dressing. My husband complained to the owner who did not deny but mumbled something about a price... More

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