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“Memorable dining in French St Martin” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Villa Restaurant

La Villa Restaurant
93 Boulevard de Grand Case, Grand Case 97150 , St. Maarten-St. Martin
+590590523659
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Ranked #2 of 62 Restaurants in Grand Case
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Suffolk County, Long Island, NY
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Memorable dining in French St Martin”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

The tiny (by American standards) village of Grand Case boasts no shortage of restaurants. Many are on the bay side and offer commanding views of the water while dining -- so a restaurant would have to be much better than average to attract diners to the landward side of the street, sans view. La Villa is that restaurant: the decor is pleasantly old-fashioned but nondescript -- but the food? C'est magnifique! And the service is impeccable; the owners visit each table personally, and genuinely seem to enjoy welcoming patrons to their establishment and making sure they are well taken care of. Prices are reasonable, and the 49 euro prix fixe dinner gets one an appetizer, main dish, and dessert, with only the lobster adding a surcharge to the price if you select it. Order the chocolate cake with molten center for dessert -- it's worth the extra ten minute wait!

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Southbury, Connecticut
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92 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Excellent food, but impersonal service.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

We ate at all the top rated restaurants on our week in St. Martin, but were somewhat disappointed by the #1 restaurant according to TA. The food was good, but the service was impersonal at best. The staff catered to people they knew, and never looked us in the eye, which made the meal certainly not our best!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Asuncion, Paraguay
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Very nice dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

We had a nice dinner.
The onion soup is very good and can be shared because is big!
The lobster plate is excellent too.
The plates in general are big and the service is very polite and efficient. Their coco rum is delicious!

  • Visited January 2013
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Rockville Centre, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“A Great Recommendation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

A store owner on the Dutch side recommended this Grand Case restaurant and we were not disappointed. The owners were very charming, food was delicious, and they offer a 49 euro prix fixe dinner that had many choices and was quite filling. If you pay cash, euros = dollars, so you don't feel ripped off on the French side. The owner was also honest enough to tell us that a 15% service is ALWAYS included in meals on the French side, by law, even if the restaurant does not break it out as a separate charge on your bill. Many restaurants aren't that honest. The staff was very attentive, and the restaurant has a lovely look to it. Definitely worth a trip.

  • Visited January 2013
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Rochester, New York
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“Wonderful caring owners”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Lamb special was super duper . The profretiroles. (Desert) were amazing. Perfect French pastry and top of the line ice cream

  • Visited January 2013
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