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L'Effet Mer

48 bd de Grand Case, Grand Case 97150, St Maarten-St Martin
0590870565
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Ranked #15 of 56 restaurants in Grand Case
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $40 - $80
Cuisines: Diner, French, International
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Restaurant L' Effet Mer in the heart of the village of Grand-Case, called "the gastronomic capital of the Caribbean" is the new place to be to discover a sophisticated and refined cuisine.
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This place is amazing. A very charming and intimate setting. I cannot say enough about the tastes and combinations the chef puts together. The trio for 29 Euros, I cannot speak enough about. Lobster bisque with baguette, lamb and ravioli entree, and a superb creme brûlée with banana mousse and cocunut ice cream. I cannot believe this place isn't packed... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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51 reviews 51 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The food is excellent; the wine list is quite good; service is adequate; selections are imaginative; setting is nice; room is fairly small. Fish dishes are very good. Management allows smoking, which destroys a nice outing and messes up the flavors of the chef's best efforts.

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Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

Very Nice restaurant, in a very nice setting (sea front). Surprising combinations on the menu. We really enjoyed it. Service was sometimes trying too hard. But all in all we had an excellent dinner, with good food, good wine and good service. We'll return!

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Chicago, Illinois
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71 reviews 71 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

This is a very French establishment with charming waitresses. From the street it is not appealing, but inside, the tables by the water are beautiful. It got much louder halfway through our meal when a large group of smokers was seated near us. (Oh, well.) Everything we ordered was attractive and beautifully seasoned. For starters we had sweet pepper gazpacho... More

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Milwaukie
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Best Dining experience in St Martin! The chef, Stephane, prepared an absolutely delicious and creative, visually stunning dinner for us. I am vegetarian and was thrilled at the delightful tastes during each lovely course, as we enjoyed the tranquil ambience overlooking the sea, sky and stars of this perfect Caribbean setting. A romantic and so relaxing, pleasurable evening,with every dish... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We really enjoyed our dinner here, very original chef! The service was great, the meals yummy and the atmosphere very romantic. The chocolate ball desert is a must!

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Auburn, ME
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79 reviews 79 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Perhaps this should be rated #1 in Grand Case. First, it is a wonderful beach side setting with good views and nice breezes. And second, the food was as good if not better than any other restaurant in Grand Case. The 4 of us all had fish including scallops, red snapper, sea bass. As we each tasted all of them,... More

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Top Contributor
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42 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

This hidden gem had been recommended to us by several local people . We had missed this one for the past 4 years in Grand Case. It is very small & quaint, right on the ocean, looking across to Anguilla. We ate the Dover Sole & the raw tuna. The portions were just perfect and the food was so good,that... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

While the food was pretty good, the best part about this restaurant is the beautiful, romantic setting, right on the waterfront.

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New York City, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Don't let the rather shabby exterior fool you. This is a place that delivers wonderful food with good service. Decor is very simple but overlooks the beach.

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