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Vesna Taverna

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Airport Road #9 Palapa Marina | St Maarten, Simpson Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
+1 721-524-5283
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed - Sun 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 245
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  • 60
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent fresh food-wonderful service

We decided to try this restaurant on the recommendation of a friend. Normally we like to eat on the water for the views as well as the breeze. It did not matter one bit that this restaurant was not on the water as the food was so excellent and very fresh. I had the tzatzki and you could tell... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
deancat
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Salisbury, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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333 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Salisbury, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

We decided to try this restaurant on the recommendation of a friend. Normally we like to eat on the water for the views as well as the breeze. It did not matter one bit that this restaurant was not on the water as the food was so excellent and very fresh. I had the tzatzki and you could tell it... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Came here in Nov 2014 and had a wonderful meal. Back this time for Greek night (Saturday) and both very impressed with the meal. Lovely starter of 3 bean soup followed by a meze style platter including kebab, dolmades (so good), fresh Greek salad. Hummus, tzatziki, mousaka... Really very good indeed. Waitress very friendly and attentive, quite a quiet evening... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

The good was excellent, the service friendly and the welcome, warm and embracing. For French cuisine on the Dutch side, there is no better place to go

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Newtown Square
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Vesna Taverna has a creative and wonderful breakfast menu. We had a veggie omelet that was more like a primavera omelet- there were so many different types of well cooked and perfectly seasoned veggies to be tasted, and offered with a delicious whole wheat croissant. Along side the Italiano Bagel- sliced horizontally into three sections then topped with cream cheese,... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

It was our 2nd night in St Martin/Sint Maarten and we venutred to Simpsons Bay looking for a place to eat...as we were walking by Vesna's one of their regulars said..."Come eat here...you won't regret it!" We did go eat there and we definitely didn't regret it. Vesna and crew were great in service and food...and meeting my wife's Gluten... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Went for breakfast with the family the other morning. Excellent service and good food. Fastest morning meal we have had on island. Our server gave us a homemade banana rhum when our meal was done. A+ will be back again.

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Wantagh, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Food was perfect from beginning to the end! Vesna gave us banana rum that they home made which was a nice treat after the meal!

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Had a late breakfast/early lunch at Vesna Taverna - led there after reading a number of positive reviews. We were not disappointed. We came with 9 people and they were very accommodating. The escargot we ordered was shared by all [several portions] and most everyone agreed that it was some of the best ever. If we are ever fortunate enough... More 

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St Martin
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

If you're looking for a restaurant in Simpson Bay that offers first class food for reasonable prices with great service and relaxed ambiance then this is the place for you! As a resident who lives in Cole Bay we get tired of the 'foodie' tourist traps and Vesna was a refreshing experience. Went for dinner with friends and we were... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

A trip to St. Maarten wouldn't be complete without a stop at Vesna Taverna. We wouldn't miss Greek night, which is every Saturday evening. A wonderful sampler of Greek dishes, including home made dolmas, lamb or chicken kabob, spanokapita, and moussaka, followed a delicious homemade soup full of lentils and garbanzo beans. We though we had ended the meal with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Airport Road #9 Palapa Marina | St Maarten, Simpson Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St Maarten-St Martin  >  Sint Maarten  >  Simpson Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 721-524-5283

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: French, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?