We had lunch at Tropicana based upon the recommendation of some friends who live full-time in St, Maarten. What a pleasant experience. Given that this was Marigot we were expecting/hoping for good quality French food. That is exactly what we got.
Thankfully, we had reservations. If you are going in high season make sure you do. We watched as numerous people who tried to walk up were turned away as the restaurant was fully booked for a weekday lunch. Staff was very pleasant and helpful, but not so attentive as to be bothersome. The outdoor setting overlooking the little harbor was perfect, especially on a beautiful, sunny day.
The food did not disappoint and the prices were reasonable considering that this was Marigot and the location was unbeatable. The onion soup was especially good as were the luncheon salads and the fish. We did not have wine so I cannot comment on either the quality of the wine list or the prices.
If you are looking for a "French lunch" ala a Parisian cafe or brasserie in an unbeatable setting then I highly recommend Tropicana. Just remember the reservations.
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