My boyfriend and I stumbled on this gem of a restaurant whilst frequenting the more well known "Mr Busbys/Daniels by the Sea." Sadly we made the mistake of making this one of our last meals;however it was by far the best. Upon entry into the restaurant we were welcomed warmly by a smiling and attentive staff. We ordered the signature dish & restaurant namesake "plantain canoe" as a starter. The plantain canoe is a ripe plantain cut down the center to mimic a Caribbean wood canoe then deep fried w/ a lavish layer of ground beef in a sumptuous Italian style tomato sauce and then topped off w/ mouth watering mozzarella (actual restaurant site description--it is dead on). The waitress seemed puzzled when we only ordered 1 and after tasting this little piece of heaven on a plate we realized our mistake in only ordering 1--oh my. We moved on to the Greek house salad next which was fresh and original w/ a well crafted vinagarette dressing. It was nice to see a different salad option aside from a standard tossed or Caesar. For dinner my significant other had the special- a huge bacon wrapped filet w/ local mushrooms while I chose (Oyster Bay Seafood Pasta) shrimp,mussels,and mahi in linguini and a lobster cream sauce---both delicious although the steak was prepared medium and not so much med well. For dessert we had the standard molten chocolate cake. This was one of the few restaurants we came across that didn't already include a 15% gratuity or service fee and the service was undeniably better for it. Thank you Canoa for the wonderful experience and giving us another reason to return to St Maarten!!! Pictures to follow :)
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