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“The best restaurant on the island. Quality every time.” 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 #3 of 56 Restaurants in Grand Case
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Chicago
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“The best restaurant on the island. Quality every time.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Always a treat. The ultimate in fine dining on st. Martin. Consistent quality. My daughter thinks that the seared tuna is the best meal of her life. I love the duck. My wife loved the veal. Everyone loved the deserts.

Visited January 2013
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cherry hill,nj
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112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
“excellent again”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Christophe and Florence have a lovely restaurant. Food is excellent, service is outstanding, and the atmosphere is very chic. The prix fix menu du jour is 49 euros for 3 courses...a bargain.

Visited January 2013
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Boston, MA
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service for a good price!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

We go to St Martin annually and usually eat mostly at Sol. E Luna as our favorite but now it's La Villa. It's more affordable and their lava cake was the best on the island. It's not reheated in a microwave. It's baked and its obvious to me a chocolate aficionado. We went back twice during our stay. You can't go wrong here with the euro to dollar equal price. Enjoy.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Suffolk County, Long Island, NY
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“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!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Southbury, Connecticut
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“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 Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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