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“St Martin' BEST” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Le Tastevin

Le Tastevin
86 Boulevard de Grand Case, Grand Case 97150, St Maarten-St Martin
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Ranked #11 of 57 Restaurants in Grand Case
Cuisines: Diner
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Ouvert midi et soir tous les jours, bord de mer .Wifi
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“St Martin' BEST”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013 via mobile

Food was excellent great service Table with water view priceless our go to restaurant in St Martin
a bit pricey

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Burlington
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125 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 71 cities Reviews in 71 cities
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
“A Cadillac in a world of Chevrolets”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

After eating mostly at beach bars on the Dutch side of St Maarten we ventured to the french side for lunch at Le Tastevin in Grand Case which is said to be the dining capital of the Caribbean. As noted in the title it was like going from driving a Chevrolet to a Cadillac. Service was truly French and leisurely but attentive and there were real cloth napkins. While we were dining we could see on of the staff ironing the napkins in the back room. The restaurant is right on the beach and there is not a bad seat in the house. It has been around since the 1980's for good reason and has a very good reputation.

The crab and shrimp stuffed cannelloni was superb with just the right amount of moisture and seasoning. My spouse had mahi mahi done to perfection and I had a red snapper fillet which was very tender with, again the right amount of seasoning. When in a French restaurant one must try desert and the coconut pannicotti and chocolate dome were both excellent. The pre dinner bread was slight disappointment for a French restaurant but this was the first time in 4 days we had even been offered bread in a restaurant.

One word of warning is that tips cannot be added to the bill if paying by credit card and can only be paid by "cash on the side" to quote the owner.

Overall a very good experience and worth the 45 minute drive from the Dutch side of the island.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Montreal, Canada
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Fine Dining Under The Sun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

I highly recommend this restaurant, it is a MUST when visiting La Grande Case on the French side of St. Martin.

Appetizers, main courses, deserts, to the staff & the scenery of eating on the beach.. everything is just perfect. In my top 5 restaurants I've ever eaten at.

My pictures speak for themselves...

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Really solid all around”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013 via mobile

Excellent service. Top quality food. Beautiful setting. What else can I say.

Food is quite gourmet with interesting presentation and technique. And I feel it's reasonably priced for this caliber of chef.

Keep it up, Le Tastevin!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Food with a view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Tres Parisien - Restaurant overlooks Grand Case beach, wonderful food, nice waiter, great service and a spectacular view.

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