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L'Effet Mer

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French, International, Diner
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48 bd de Grand Case, Grand Case 97150, St. Maarten-St. Martin
0590870565
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Description: The Restaurant L' Effet Mer in the heart of the village of Grand-Case...
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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  • 43
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Dinner in Grand Case Village

Had 1 meal here...absolutely fabulous! Lobster tasting, Grouper, Lobster Ravioli...all very good! Service was wonderful and view of the bay was a bonus!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Lisa Y
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Bend, Oregon
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Bend, Oregon
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Had 1 meal here...absolutely fabulous! Lobster tasting, Grouper, Lobster Ravioli...all very good! Service was wonderful and view of the bay was a bonus!

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Buena Park, California
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The food here has the most amazing and unique presentations of any restaurant on the island and it's also incredibly delicious and a great location! First off, take the route into Grand Case past the airport so you can park in the lot on the north end. Exit the lot and go towards the street and the restaurant is just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We stumbled upon this restaurant as we were visiting Grande Case during a day trip. We could not have been happier! The food was fresh and we dined on fresh fish and a great bottle of wine. Our waiter was so lovely! It was one of the best meals we had on the island!

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Anguilla
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

We were in Grand Case for the fete earlier this week and decided to try L'effet Mer for lunch because of its ideal location on GC Beach. The food along with the view of the racing sailboats and revelers was terrific. The trio of tuna and the mahi mahi prepared Creole style was delicious and a bargain at 19 Euro... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We had no idea where we wanted to eat when we arrived in Grand Case. Walking up and down the main road, we were invited into many restaurants by pushy managers/owners. The food all looked great, but the scene just wasn't what we wanted. Then we found it... L'effet Mer. We walked through the doorway into a quiet restaurant with... More 

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North Augusta, South Carolina
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

My wife had a local fish dish that was very good. There were the subtle flavors in the sauce that made you want to savor every bite. I had the lamb, but would not recommend it as it was a bit pasty. The wait staff were very attentive and friendly. Get reservations so that you can have a waterfront table.

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Frisco, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This is a dining experience that you should make every effort to try. The menu is very extensive and with a wine selection to match. The view at sunset is very romantic. We have dined there several times and the meat, fish and lobster selection and preparation is superb.the owner and chef Stephan creates the most wonderful and delicious combinations... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Wow, what a great experience! This is a hidden very small restaurant with fantastic French cusine with a beautiful setting overlooking the ocean. Even the service was spectacular and authentic. It is a little on the pricy side, but well worth it as each and every dish is prepared crafted when you order it. The chef is amazing and great... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The most creative dishes we had during our stay at Grand Case were at l'Effet Mer. Although the service slowed down as the restaurant became more crowded, the food itself was very good. La decouverte de foie gras was not the best I've had, but included an edible leaf made out of cheddar and an original terrine with fruit flavors.... More 

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Worcester, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Loved the simplicity of the menu and a great location on beach. Fresh squeezed orange juice and great service. Lovely art work as well.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 48 bd de Grand Case, Grand Case 97150, St. Maarten-St. Martin
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Maarten-St. Martin  >  Saint-Martin  >  Grand Case
  • Phone Number: 0590870565

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 80
  • Cuisine: French, International, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic

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.
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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