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139, Boulevard de Grand Case | Grand-Case 139, Grand Case 97150, St Maarten-St Martin
+1 059-029-0025
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Ranked #12 of 57 Restaurants in Grand Case
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $40 - $75
Hours:
Tue - Sun 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Caribbean, European, French, Fusion
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: L'ESTAMINET...A French ,innovative cuisine ,combining spices of the word and amazing flavors...And frienddly atmosphere.....
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We have dined here for years. It used to be a favorite. With the owner ran and menu changes there is no comparison to what it used to be. A major disappoint my!

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New York City, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

If you have eaten at L'Estaminet for numerous seasons prior, and had sensational meals, as we have, be aware that they have a new chef and a totally new and different menu.... One of my guests ordered the "veal medallions", which were most definitely not any veal that I have ever seen: more like 5 day old rolled up roast... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My husband & I just returned from a Caribbean vacation and spent and evening dining at L'Estaminet. The food was absolutely sensational! The food was not only creative and playful but truly exceptional. Tres magnifique! We enjoyed the pumpkin voulette with whipped goat cheese. I had the sole which was excellent too don't miss the incredible "smoked" cigar for dessert.... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We heard interesting reviews about L'Estaminet definitely a fantastic dinner and experience made us feel very special. Highly recommend!

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Bernardsville, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Food was ok but restaurant was empty, while others were crowded. It kind of had an older persons vibe.

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New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I enjoyed this place and the food was very inventive,. Everything we had was absolutely delicious one of the best I've has on the trip.

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Melbourne, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

Ina is such a creative and gifted chef. We always go on our anniversary when visiting the island and we have never been disappointed, if we lived here we would go once a week.

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Paris, France
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

It seem the rave of this restaurant did not meet it's expectations. The place had only a few tables with guests, atmosphere was nil, food is over rated... tastes are not exceptional, portions small, quality of produce not high quality for the high price it calls for. Experimental does not mean finer but a tentative to speculate an innovation which... More 

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Baltimore
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80 reviews 80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Went back roughly a year after our last visit. Summer menu was a bit less extensive and there were only two other tables that were occupied. What can I say it was August. In any case another excellent meal--hard not to have excellent service with so few other diners to take care of. As always, an interesting and innovative use... More 

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Stumbled upon this spot after discovering the pizza place next door was closed. None of us had huge appetites but everything on the menu sounded great. Luke took great care of us and every little bite was clearly a well thought out dish. Nothing was over the top (although we were surprised to grill our own salmon at the table)... More 

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Additional Information about L'Estaminet

Address: 139, Boulevard de Grand Case | Grand-Case 139, Grand Case 97150, St Maarten-St Martin
Phone Number: +1 059-029-0025
Location: Caribbean  >  St Maarten-St Martin  >  Saint-Martin  >  Grand Case
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 40 - 75
Cuisine: Caribbean, European, French, Fusion

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