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“Terrific, Creative, and Warm” 5 of 5 stars
Review of L'Estaminet

L'Estaminet
139, Boulevard de Grand Case | Grand-Case 139, Grand Case 97150, St Maarten-St Martin
+1 059-029-0025
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Ranked #17 of 58 Restaurants in Grand Case
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $40 - $75
Cuisines: French, Caribbean, European, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
Description: L'ESTAMINET...A French ,innovative cuisine ,combining spices of the word and amazing flavors...And frienddly atmosphere.....
Boston
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49 restaurant reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Terrific, Creative, and Warm”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2010

L'Estiminet is at the west end of Grand Case. The restaurant is owned by two french ladies, one who cooks, and the other who serves. I have eaten at many of the restaurants in St. Martin, and currently this is one of my top two. There are a fair number of decent restaurants in Grand Case, bit this is a notch above all but a few others in town. Innovative presentation, great flavors, and decent size portions. Service is a bit slow, but no slower than other other establishment on the island. You won't regret the choice if your looking for nouveau french food in a cozy setting.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Exquisite, Delicious and Creative Cooking - Thank You Ina and Carol!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2010

We just had dinner for the second time at L'Estaminet February 2010 after having had dinner there in February 2007. Not only was the food as wonderful and deiicious as it was the first time, but it was a real pleasure seeing Ina and Carol again, as well as the new decor and beaurifully crafted dishes. Ina knows how to use so many different flavors and textures together. Having dined in New York City and Europe - I can say this restaurant is right up there with the best! The ingrediants are fresh and each dish is prepared by hand and presented with amazing beauty. And to boot - you feel like you are family when you dine at L'Estaminet. Thank you again for a wonderful and memorable dinner!

Anita & Harvey - New York City

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
“Loved this place~”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2010

Trying alot of the "name" restaurants this week in SXM. So far NONE have been better than L'Estaminet. Creative, well made food, made with extreme care. DON'T MISS THIS PLACE!!

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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usa
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7 restaurant reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“This restaurant should be #1”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2010

It is the best! The food is teriffic. Beautifully prepared. The ambience is special. The surroundings are calming. Many guests, both local and visitors often return. The owners put themselves out to make certain your experience is special. The price is fair as well. DON'T MISS THIS RESTAURANT!

    • 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
1 review
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“Not to be missed & not to be surpassed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2010

The other reviews speak to the beautiful food at this restaurant. I will add that as a "regular" visitor to St. Martin I am confident in saying that this is the most creative and interesting (and delicious) food on the island. Don't fall for the views provided by the restaurants across the street (ocean side) because that's all they offer. Make a reservation (when we were there a few days ago, it was full - and it's not that large a place). Do not miss this place.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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