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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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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, 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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    Very good
  • 9
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  • 2
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  • 4
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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
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We spent our last dinner here on the island after our hotel manager recommending this place. It was the best decision we made to follow his advice. The restaurant is on the beach at Grand Case. From the front it does not look much but the inside is very nice with a calm atmosphere. The service was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Dijana T
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

We spent our last dinner here on the island after our hotel manager recommending this place. It was the best decision we made to follow his advice. The restaurant is on the beach at Grand Case. From the front it does not look much but the inside is very nice with a calm atmosphere. The service was very tentative and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We ate at sunset and the view was spectacular. The food was good. I had salad with a balsamic ice cream vinegarette , lamb that had been slow cooked for 10 hours and cream brulee ice cream for dessert. My brother had a foie gras tasting which he said was excellent and he also had the lamb. Everything was nicely... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Actually went to L'Effet Mer a couple years ago. Without a doubt one of the best meals we ever had on vacation. The staff suggested the perfect wine for our meal selections and we had a romantic view of the beach/bay. Put this place on your list!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We had some langoustes and noix de st jacques, it was delicious. Service was ok. Water bottle is expensiv. Nice view. A bit pricey but seems to be the norm in grand casewoukd recommend to anyone looking for comfort food dining experience in grand case.

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Rochester, NY
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This is a good restaurant overlooking the bay at Grand Case. Beautiful setting with the sailboats bobbing in the sea. We had an excellent meal there, and all agreed that we would go back again.

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

Ate here again. Our first meal on the island this year. We have been to St. Martin since 1998 and L'Effet Mer is a welcome, fairly recent, addition. Food was as good as ever. I had a terrific asparagus soup with a perfectly cooked scallop with two slices of bacon. Intense asparagus flavor. Blending of textures, colors, and flavors right... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Some of the food was very good, but despite the room being about half full, the kitchen seemed to be in the weeds for much of the night. It took 40 minutes to get our desert.

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NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We ate here on the recommendation of our taxi driver. We all had the prix fixe menu, which was great value at €32. One of our party asked for fois gras instead of dessert and got it at no extra cost. He raved about how good it was. All of us had the lobster bisque which was outstanding. The restaurant... More 

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Excellent view right on the water. Gourmet French dinner was to die for. Great service. My wife and I could not have enjoyed it more.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Add L'Effet Mer to the list of exceptional gourmet restaurants in Grand Case. Our party of four had dinner there last week and it was superb. Chef Stephane Decluseau is creating wonderful meals at this intimate spot. The views are spectacular, as is the service. We had sea scallps served three different ways, red snapper, and chicken with crab meat.... More 

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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: Romantic, Special occasions

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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