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“A wonderful dinner on my favourite island” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Le Cottage

Le Cottage
97 Boulevard de Grand Case, Grand Case 97150, St Maarten-St Martin
+590 590 29-0330
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Ranked #8 of 56 Restaurants in Grand Case
Price range: $25 - $100
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A wonderful dinner on my favourite island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013 via mobile

Stephane is back running this wonderful restaurant. He remembered us and greeted us as old friends. We sat in one of the tables for 2 by the front of the restaurant overlooking the activity in Grand Case. We started our meal with Kir Royal followed by a wonderful srhrimp starter that was a daily feature followed by duck servedd 4 ways. This was an absolutely fabulous presentation, and if you like duck, this dinner is not to be missed. We fininshed our meal with cappuccino and complementary chocolate coffee rum.

Welcome back Stephane. Your Cottage Restaurant will soon be number 1 in St. Martin.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Paid for a great experience but got a mediocre one”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

The food was above average, but we paid for better. My wife's steak was ordered medium, but arrived well done, or at least medium well. When we mentioned it, we were told that if we wanted a pink center that it should have been ordered medium rare. They had a different definition than anyone else. we were offended. This is supposed to be a world class restaurant.

Visited January 2013
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“Clarify table choice when making your reservation!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013 via mobile

This is not a food review, but more for service and initial impression. We arrived for our 8 pm reservation only to be given the choice of the two WORST tables in the restaurant! (BTW restaurant was only 30 percent full at the time...) One of the tables they offered was their "service" table that holds the water pitchers etc. directly behind the hostess! I have never walked out of a restaurant before based on seating, but we felt very slighted by the offerings given that we would spend close to $200 on the meal and had a reservation! We went to another (even higher rated restaurant on TA) and we were welcomed in with no reservation at all...

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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sxmsaintmartin, Public Relations Manager at Le Cottage, responded to this review, November 25, 2013
We are so sorry about this bad experience. Maybe the restaurant was totally reserved and you arrive early so you were the first in the restaurant at that time?
Anyway, sorry again and we hope to get the chance to give you a better service AND a better table!
Please let us know this incident for your next visit, we'll take good care of you!

Le Cottage Team
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Burlington, Vermont
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“A great choice for food and wine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Le Cottage is a great place to eat, especially if you can reserve a balcony table on Tuesday night, say at 7:30, during the Harmony Parade. The menu has changed this year from the "tasting menu" presentation last year, although presenting your dish in a variety of ways is still their trademark. For instance, escargot prepared 3 ways, or duck three ways, both of which I tried. I will try to upload some menu pages. Their wine selection is quite good, and in fact they open their "cellar" to retail sales. Service, and the presentation is excellent. The food was quite good. Some general tips about Grand Case: you cannot have a bad meal there, all the restaurants are good, so look for a price you like, and a menu choice you like. Also, always ask if your bill is "service compris" (tip included). Menus do not always say that, and we found at least one restaurant that was "compris", with no notice. I rated the price here as expensive, but no more so than any other restaurant in town. Check the menus I posted.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Wonderful and quaint”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed this charming place. We ate on the porch and relaxed as we were taken care of by the very down-to-earth french owner. Le Cottage is an appropriate name and a meal not to miss.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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