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“A Visit to Bistrot Caraibes is a Must!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bistrot Caraibes

Bistrot Caraibes
81,boulevard de Grand Case, Grand Case, St Maarten-St Martin
590 29 08 29
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Ranked #2 of 56 restaurants in Grand Case
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Washington, DC
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“A Visit to Bistrot Caraibes is a Must!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

On our recent and first trip to St. Martin, we chose from among the best restaurants on the island to celebrate our vacation. We chose Bistro Caraibes, largely because of the impressive culinary backgrounds of the owner brothers. Wow. Did we ever hit it big. We enjoyed one of the best restaurant meals ever.

The restaurant, located on Main Street in Grand Case, in the middle of restaurant row, is beautiful in it’s soft mauve tones and subtle French farmhouse décor.

Bistrot Caraibes is almost classically perfect. Beautiful small, uncrowded tables with upscale china, flatware and crystal. The small kitchen executes traditional French items to perfection with the fresh local ingredients. One starter, the eggplant bavarois with crab was delicious as was a entre fish soup loaded with chunks of local fish. A guest had a perfectly poached fish with the silkiest beurre blanc. Absolutely delicious. Maybe next time we’ll select our dinner from the large lobster tank at the front entrance. The nougat glace and profiterole glace, complete with a not-too-thick chocolate sauce were a perfect ending to our special meal. The wine list is extensive and fairly priced.

In addition to the beautiful cooking, what really makes this place special is the “island perfect” service. The room staff, including the brothers Amaury and Thibault, is small but jovial, attentive, and controlled. It was some of the most appropriate service we’ve had anywhere. Everyone dining that night was so relaxed and happy. You feel like they were really glad you were dining with them.

This will not be out last trip to St. Martin and, to be sure, we will eat again at Bistrot Caraibes. We’ve already given it glowing recommendations to all of our friends and family headed for the island.

  • 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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“Wonderful food and fantastic service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013 via mobile

This was our first visit and I'm so glad we choose this resturaunt. The meal was really wonderful, delicious and artfully presented. The staff was great too. We chatted with several of them and had a very nice shot of homemade vanilla and ginger infused rum with Nancy and Nadia. Terrific!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Wonderful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

What a wonderful dining experience at Bistro Caraibes! We learned of the restaurant while on a sailing charter from St Martin, and we brought three parties here for dinner - one per week! The service and hospitality were exceptional - we were made to feel like honored guests. Absolutely delicious meals - fresh, creative, and beautifully presented. Bistro Caraibes is a "must do" when in St Martin!

  • 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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“Always a great meal!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

We always make sure to include this restaurant whenever we visit St. Martin. While there are many wonderful places to eat on this street, only a select few are consistently busy and this is one of them. A delightful atmosphere, fabulous meals and great hands on service by the owners and their staff. We usually get the fresh sea bass, but everyone will find a favorite. Reservations are a good idea in high season and at popular dinner hours, but if you forget you can stop in and ask...there may be a table and an unforgettable meal waiting for you!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney
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“Delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Fantastic French food!! We went for a special birthday and everything ordered was delicious. Frogs legs and Creme Brulee were a stand out though!! Very pretty inside also.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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