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“Dinner on our Anniversary” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Canoa

Canoa
Dawn Beach, Oyster Pond, St Maarten-St Martin
+1 721 5436442
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Ranked #3 of 15 Restaurants in Oyster Pond
Cuisines: Caribbean, International
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Graham, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Dinner on our Anniversary”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

My wife and recently celebrated or anniversary in St Martin. We dinned at Conoa in Oyster Pond.
The food and staff were excellent! They have seating inside or outside overlooking the bay.The atmosphere is wonderful.
There are many great restaurants on St Martin. If you find yourself in the Oyster Pond area, do yourself a favor and have a great meal at Canoa

Visited May 2014
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NH
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“worth the visit!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

The concierge recommended this restaurant . The food, and ambience were great, and the service was outstanding.They had an unusual plantain appetizer that even my kids agreed to try. Nice outdoor seating. I strongly recommend it

Visited May 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
“Best in Oyster Pond area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We dined here twice because it was convenient and very good. The Canoa plantain and coconut shrimp were my favorites. Escargots and conch chowder were also good. Tables by the harbor catch a nice breeze. The wait staff is friendly and attentive.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New Hartford, Connecticut
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“One of St Maarten's BEST!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

It was wonderful to see Gus again! And again this year owner chef Sherman Martin offered the finest cuisine on the island. Hostess Sarai was gracious and our waiter Connor was responsive and attentive. Already I'm looking forward to next year's visit. We've dined all over the world and Canoa remains in our TOP 5 dining experiences.

  • 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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Lebanon, New Hampshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Staff has attitude and not customer service oriented”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We (2 of us, that will be important later) had been looking forward to going to Canoa all week; this restaurant is right outside the gate to Oyster Bay Beach Resort. We got there early and waited for someone to come to the host stand. When we were acknowledged it seemed like an inconvenience that we were there to be seated. But that was not the last of the attitude thrown around at opening... (Let me be clear that there was no one else waiting to be seated) They have a certain area where they have 2-tops, they are on the side of the restaurant where the water of the harbor is mostly still and can become stagnant. We wanted to sit on the other side where the boardwalk is, but there are only 4-tops on that side. The head waiter had a cow and was very disrespectful and showed his immense irritation about being asked about sitting two people at a table not configured for two. At this point we were not willing to give them our patronage and went down the road to L'Oasis and had a beautiful dinner experience.

Visited May 2014
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