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“A wonderful restaurant with owners who care.” 4 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 59 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
Saint Joseph, Michigan
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“A wonderful restaurant with owners who care.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013 via mobile

We went for the first time. I ordered salmon and it was wonderful. My wife had the mahi mahi, but it wasn't as fresh as the salmon. It was dry and she didn't finish it. The vegetables on both our dishes were amazing. The Martinis and wines by the glass were good pours and excellent. Owners were very caring and attentive. Atmosphere was not pretentious and we will be back.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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“A day in paradise, a night to remember”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013 via mobile

Last evening we dined at La Villa Restaurant in Grand Case, St. Martin. Grand Case is a town of restaurants. However, one restaurant absolutely stands out-La Villa. The owners Christophe and Florence greet you at the door like old friends. They offered us a complementary Kir Royal. The service was excellent. We shared a fantastic shrimp starter and we each had a wonderful lamb entre. Dessert of profiteroles followed by cappuccino and complementary rum punch completed our evening.

The staff was extremely friendly and attentive and the restaurant was almost completely filled on a slow evening in Grand Case due to the Superbowl.
You should NOT miss this restaurant if you visit St. Martin.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Outstanding!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Located in the heart of Grand Case, and well worth a visit. Florence and Christophe have created a terrific dining experience that should be a part of any vacationer's agenda. French onion soup was outstanding, crab stuffed fish a delight and the three ice cream dessert topped it off beautifully. The four of us ordered four different meals, and all were exceptional.

Visited January 2013
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Port Jefferson, New York
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“Very Good Experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

There is a reason why La Villa is one of the top if not the top rated restaurant in Grand Case. The service is excellent and the food is generally as well. Would have given them 5 stars if not for a slight mistep with the Mahi Mahi Tartar. It is garnished (quite liberaly) with pink peppercorns which at first add to the dish but after a few bites become over powering and really takes away from the wonderful fresh flavors of the fish . The rest of the meal was excellent. My girl had the special which was rolled red snapper filet with asparagus and lobster in a light fennel sauce. I had the rack of lamb with a wonderful honey sauce. Both were really great. Desserts were also excellent. 49$ for the Pri Fix was a really good price (anywhere) for a meal of this quality.
As mentioned by other reviewers La Villa is not located on the bay side of the street but the ambiance more then makes up for that.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“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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