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“Splurge! It won't hurt your wallet.” 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 #1 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
Chicago, Illinois
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“Splurge! It won't hurt your wallet.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Seems like my reviews for TA are all for great places (I really am pretty picky but tend to rate only those places that are memorable) and here is another one. First of all we found the food in St. Maarten relatively expensive. One exception tended to be the few fairly high-end places in which we dined. Bistro Caraibes almost seemed inexpensive for such an intimate setting with impeccable/friendly service and high quality dishes. The restaurant is open air yet so inviting. The one thing that can run up your bill though is the lobster - but OMG the lobster thermador was so rich and luscious I wanted to take the leftovers to my room and put them under my pillow. One warning, there is a lot of meat on the tails of these warm water lobsters so a small/medium sized tail is enough for two. The complementary homemade rum shot at the end of dessert has to be a diabetic's worst nightmare, but we were compelled to purchase a bottle of this decadent spirit to take home. Next time we go to St Maarten I guarantee we will eat here more than once. Although this was our highest food bill for our two weeks in St. Maarten, it may have also been the biggest bargain.

  • Visited June 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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Aliquippa
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Definitely must dine here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

This restaurant is outstanding. It is quaint and full of atmosphere. From the moment my group walked in the door we all were treated royally. The staff is so friendly and willing to help. Our waitperson was exceptional and we loved talking with her. The quality and taste of the food was superb. We ordered rack of lamb and whole lobster along with appetizers, soup and dessert. After dinner we enjoyed a complimentary rum drink and coffee. Casual attire is acceptable. Prices may be a little steep for a family with children but were in line with most fine dining experiences.

  • Visited October 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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“Bistro Caribes lives up to its reputation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

The food and service here are impeccable. We both ordered the same thing -- beef tenderloin -- but I chose to add the duck liver which was SINFUL but so incredibly divine. The after-dinner complimentary rum drink really hit the spot. We are staying at Le Petit Hotel, and the owner here told us that three restaurants are owned by the same family. In any case, they gave us a little card and if we get a stamp at all three restaurants, we will get a gift of a bottle of their homemade rum! This rum is not like ordinary rum, it is more like cognac, it is thick and sweet and has a lovely flavor of vanilla.

  • Visited October 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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Villas, New Jersey
2 reviews
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“Excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We dined at this great establishment end of June 2013. Everything was wonderful from the prompt and friendly service, to the excellent quality food. The atmosphere was conducive to an intimate dinner for 2. We felt like we were given "special treatment" from the moment we walked in the door. Our appetizers were fantastic, my beef tenderloin was prepared EXACTLY how I like it and the quality of the meat was top notch. My husband had scallops which he said were perfect. Dessert was spectacular and mouth watering. We will absolutely return to this establishment on our next trip to St Martin!!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Hebron, Illinois
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“Very Good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Best on the Island since I have been coming. 7th trip to St. Martin and the greatest meal we have had. The Meat made to perfection and the Duck liver was fantastic also.
The soups were also made to prefection.
No Complainants on this meal

  • Visited October 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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