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“Hats off to Momo” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Le Ti Bouchon

Le Ti Bouchon
110 route de Cul de Sac, Cul de Sac, St Maarten-St Martin
+1 069-064-8464
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Ranked #2 of 10 Restaurants in Cul de Sac
Price range: $30 - $60
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Ti Bouchon welcomes you from Monday to Saturday. Open on Sunday during Season Greetings. Fine & Authentic French cuisine with a touch of the Caribbean flair. Large & exclusive french wines, our sommelier is at your disposal. Original Desserts on specials. From your appetizers to your dessert, only one rule, Homemade!!!!
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27 restaurant reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Hats off to Momo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

First night in St Martin and we stopped in for dinner, boy were we surprised on how good this place was. Momo the owner was very helpful and had some great stories. The food was modern chic and out of this world good! Great job Mono, we WILL be bcak!

  • Visited May 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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  • Dutch first
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English first
South Pasadena, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“One of the most consummate dining experiences ever!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

A little delayed on the review, but one I must leave!
If it were just the food about this place, it would almost seem too easy to rate this place at a 5. The dishes are very inspired, fresh, and made with passion. Momo takes time to explain not just the dishes themselves, but his processes and sourcing of ingredients. It makes the entire meal that much more interesting when you can get some insight on how everything was put together. I really enjoy french food, but not always the formality of it. Le Ti Bouchon strikes a very enjoyable compromise here in creating a Caribbean atmosphere without any loss in the culinary experience.

Momo is a really masterful conversationalist. He has so many stories and information that he keeps you interested the entire time you are there. He makes sure to visit each table equally and his personality really permeates the entire atmosphere and warms the restaurant. He really brings the entire restaurant together without any imposition.

This was our last meal on the island and absolutely the best experience to leave with. I must say that any time I think back to this vacation it will be Le Ti Bouchon that stands out and I would go back to the island just to visit Momo and his restaurant.

As if this weren't enough, the experience brought everyone close enough that another table offered to take us back to the hotel as they were staying at the same one. It was late, taxis can be expensive and we hadn't rented a car. Momo insisted he drive us back himself. I think this type of courtesy and politeness has been completely lost back home in LA and it was incredibly refreshing and appreciated.

Thanks for a great experience and we will return as soon as we can!

  • Visited April 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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Anderson, South Carolina
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Wonderful restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This place is exceptional! The owner is very kind and welcoming. He thoroughly explains every dish. The food was great. The dessert was better!

  • Visited April 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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Norwalk, Connecticut
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“A hidden gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

The best escargot I have ever had! Go say hello to MOMO. The best French/ Mediterranean food found in St Maarten. I was lucky enough to celebrate a very important Birthday here. The owner MOMO made this evening an unforgettable experience ! And I have been back since. There is not a morsel that is not delicious. He loves his food, preparing it, complimenting it with the best ( reasonable) wines and conversation . MOMO is worldly and knowledgeable. He is a delight and the food here is incomparable !! Don't be fooled by the porch like atmosphere, you are in for a dream meal and leave room for the FABULOUS desserts!!! Love this place

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Windsor, Connecticut
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“Off the beaten Path”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Ti Bouchon is located a short distance from Grand Case in French St. Martin (an area known for it's great dining). It is a small retaurant with about 8 tables on the porch of a small Caribbean house in the French Cul de Sac. The owner, Momo is a delightful host and the chef is amazing. The menu is not enormous includes a satisfying number of dishes with some additional specials (at least the night we were there). Preparation - presentation were excellent and the flavors were fantastic. Can't wait for our next trip to St. Martin to go back again.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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