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“Good overall” 3 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 58 Restaurants in Grand Case
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
chicago
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Good overall”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

The lobster soup was more of a broth. I prefer creamier. The server was fantastic, but the young proprietor didnt seem to be enjoying life. My lobster thurmidor was pretty good but the rice was very blah. Overall, there was nothing special about the food, service, or ambiance. There are other choices a stones throw away that will have you doing cart wheels about how good the food and service is. I'm sorry to give only a 3 but this is compared to my expectations of the finest dining (and highest prices) on the island.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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West Hartford, Connecticut
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“foody's delight”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

this was the 3d of 3 top shelf meals in the "passport" shared by this, Ocean 82 and l"auberge Gourmand, and we were surprised how perfect it was. Don't know anywhere outside Manhattan or St Barts with so many wonderful places to experience a meal. Each place is over the top with service and very finely detailed presentations.

Visited January 2014
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Panama City, Panama
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Delicious food and attention”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Our 2nd time in bistro caraibes, caesar salad with real anchovies then a grilled fresh lobster, and of course a good wine. Take your time to pick a lobster in your budget. Parking is not a problem.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bend, Oregon
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“Wonderful meal in a great setting - Bistrot Caraibes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

I knew of Bistrot Caraibes by reputation before arriving in St. Martin, and incidentally had rented an apartment on Orient Beach from one of the brothers who own the restaurant. It's reputation, and online reviews, did not disappoint! I had a wonderful salmon dinner, decadent (and chocolate-y!) mousse, and following that, one of the best tasting ports I have ever had!

The ambience is quite comfortable, not "snobbish" for such a highly rated restaurant...and the service was quite enjoyable, and efficient. And, eating as a single person, it was easy to simply relax, enjoy the meal and follow the goings-on of other diners throughout the restaurant and not feel self conscious.

All in all, I'd highly recommend a meal (or two) at Bistrot Caraibes...the top restaurant in Grand Case.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 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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“Wonderful!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

This is one of our favorite restaurants. The ambience, food and staff always makes our visit special.

  • Visited December 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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