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Le Santal

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Sandy Ground, St Maarten-St Martin
590-87-53-48
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 70
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  • 11
    Very good
  • 6
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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 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The Best Ever

Lovely, elegant French restaurant with "bay seating" over the breaking waves which are softly lit. Exquisite food, service and ambience. Worth the extravagance - will go back every time I visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
NiraMa
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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95 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

Lovely, elegant French restaurant with "bay seating" over the breaking waves which are softly lit. Exquisite food, service and ambience. Worth the extravagance - will go back every time I visit.

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Andover, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Though there was not one other person in the place - the service and food was amazing!! One of the best meals that I have ever had. The fish was fantastic - the details and sauces were exquisite. Would highly recommend it. Plus, it is right on the water. Romantic and quiet ambiance. Cannot say enough good things about it.

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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I was a bit disappointed. When I made our reservation, I told them that it was our friends 50th wedding anniversary. I asked about a special dessert. It was never acknowledged - even when I asked upon arrival. I wanted to go here for years and must say, I probably won't return. The food is well prepared and they had... More 

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Okemos, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I loved this restaurant sooooo much!! The food is incredible and unforgettable. I ordered french onion soup, which was truly too tasty for words. Followed by a veal chop that melted in your mouth - yummy'o!! The closing act was my favorite Grand Marnier Soufflé . Words cannot describe the goodness of this dessert. I have to send a proper... More 

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Dublin, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed dining at Le Santal. We had a balcony table and watched the sunset. It is a beautiful view of the Caribbean and the many boats moored in the water. Our dinner was delicious. We had escargots in a puff pastry as an appetizer which were very good, not chewy. We both ordered the special as... More 

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Palmerton, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

Nada, the owner, is so friendly and warm, she makes your visit unforgettable. The food is top notch and the ambiance is spectacular. Situated on the water, you are seranaded by gentle waves crashing on the rocks. Staff is so nice. Nada's daughter is now working there and she takes right after her mom. The experience is definitely worth it.... More 

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Central Florida, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Le Santal outperformed again. We have dined here many times over the past years and totally enjoy the food, beachside ambiance and friendly service. The Chateaubriand is simple the best on the Island.

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Excellent food and service, right on the water, definitely a place to come back. Relaxing quite music, Valley parking

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Boise, Idaho
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We tried this spot, off the normal route for us and it did not disappoint. Hands down some of the best food and service in Marigot/Sandy Ground.

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New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We have been visiting St. Martin for 10 years. Last year was our first time to experience Le Santal. We are Americans and we dined with a French couple during the end of February. It was a weekend but a quiet night and very few tables. We had an amazing experience. The food, service, ambiance -- all excellent. Details follow.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Sandy Ground, St Maarten-St Martin
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St Maarten-St Martin  >  Saint-Martin  >  Sandy Ground
  • Phone Number: 590-87-53-48

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business

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