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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, 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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  • 266
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  • 64
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 3
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  • 2
    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
Do not miss!

We had a fantastic meal. Vesna is awesome! She and her staff are so friendly and accommodating. The ambiance was great, the staff was flawless and the food was top notch. Loved it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
Joanne126
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We had a fantastic meal. Vesna is awesome! She and her staff are so friendly and accommodating. The ambiance was great, the staff was flawless and the food was top notch. Loved it!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Went to Vesna's for a quiet date night dinner without the kids. Nice and inviting place. We received very relaxed and courteous service as soon as we sat down. We had a seafood pasta that was loaded with fresh and properly prepared scallops, shrimp, calamari, and mussels. It was very good. We also had simply the best pomodoro I have... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

A diverse menu with strangely few Greek choices ( perhaps as we were there for lunch it is a different menu). Friendly staff, owner is very personable. We had a nice French Rose, Greek appetizers and salads for the adults and burgers for the girls. Recommended for Breakfast or lunch - next trip we will go for dinner.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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98 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Per recommendations of friends, we visited on a Saturday, known "Greek night" at Vesna Taverna. Service is impeccable and you truly do feel like you're a visiting family member. Since I ordered the Greek plate my husband ordered the grouper with a creamy garlic sauce. Without a doubt, this was the best-prepared grouper either of us had ever had. Melt... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

When we first entered the restaurant, we were greeted with many warn smiles and so much attention that it felt just like visiting family. The menu is very fun with a French side and a Greek side. I had ordered the veal shank, which was good, but after eating the moussaka as an appetizer, I wished I had ordered the... More 

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New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Sometimes, in your search of the "perfect restaurant" you find it by chance and what a delight Vesna Taverna is. The host and owner was incredibly gracious, friendly and accomodating to customize any item on their menu to suit the many different needs at our table. The food was fresh, delicious and the service was prompt and beyond courteous. Although... More 

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Woodbridge, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We had five different flavorful dishes, all wonderfully made and tastefully presented. Chicken Normandie with delicious mushroom sauce, Grill Mahi Mahi you cannot go wrong with it, beef brochettes delightful and uniquely presented, and the winner Lamb Shank...truly a delight! Vesna and her husband the chef who are the owners will treat you like family! We cannot wait to visit... More 

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Simpson Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

First of all allow me as a gay man living with my partner here on the island to refute the review made by the gay couple who felt that their bad service was due to their gayness. I have known Vesna and Yannick my entire life and they are the least biased when it comes to sexual orientation. As for... More 

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Phiadelphia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

A couple of years ago, we stumbled onto a small neighbourhood cafe on the Dutch side of St. Martin, called Vesna. We were pleasantly surprised as the food was both presented well and quite tasty. We returned to the island recently and saw that Vesna had moved across the street, to a lovely new location. It is larger, now indoor... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The best food! After several wonderful meals the owner, Vesna became part of our extended family. She treated my partner and I with the same love and care she and her husband put in their wonderful cuisine. The focus is on French and Greek with the best made to order breakfast on Simpson Bay. Being small business owners we love... More 

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Additional Information about Vesna Taverna

Address: Airport Road #9 Palapa Marina | St Maarten, Simpson Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
Phone Number: +1 721-524-5283
Location: Caribbean  >  St Maarten-St Martin  >  Sint Maarten  >  Simpson Bay
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: French, Greek

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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: Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?