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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 10/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 10/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Dine with history
1. Dine with history
"magnificent stone surroundings that take you back in island history"
NancyB1751
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2. #1 Restaurant Dutch Side
2. #1 Restaurant Dutch Side
"This is one of the restaurants I look forward to"
Julie P
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3. Owners care about their guests
3. Owners care about their guests
"is frequently in the dining room, greeting and visiting with guests."
dinaabby23
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About
Emilio's is a multi-style al fresco dining experience. For lunch we will offer a variety of well-rounded items with known staples and Caribbean flavors. By night, Emilio's is a fine dining experience showcasing the best from Sydney.
PRICE RANGE
$11 - $49
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Caribbean, Contemporary, Fusion
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We never miss going here for dinner. The food and service are both so good. The historic sugar cane plantation is very interesting. It’s in an odd location but once you’re there it’s perfect

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed May 15, 2021 via mobile

The evening began with a pleasant greeting on the path on the way into this impressive stone building. I found out later from the owner these were the actual walls of the former plantation’s sugar cane boiling house. You can feel the history. After a...drink and ordering a rack of lamb the restaurant began to fill up. The servers and bartenders handled everything so professionally and with ease. The owner himself walked around greeting each table to ensure we were all pleased. My lamb was cooked to perfection. My husband and I agreed the Risotto was equally prepared amazing. As we celebrated his birthday the staff all came out with a delicious carrot cake dessert surprising us both. This was far better then any review could have prepared us for. It was absolutely the best dinner we had on the island and the experience was incomparable as well. If a picture tells then please notice our smiles as the staff took a moment for a picture with us. My only regret was I did not visit sooner in our trip as I will be back on my next visit to the island for another taste of the history this gem of a restaurant provided.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My friends and I had the most amazing birthday trip to St Maarten, and dinner at Emilios was one of the highest points! Dinner was sublime, and the staff welcomed us like family. We were sad to leave and we will be back!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second time dining at Emilio's and will be a regular stop each returning trip to the island. The food is absolutely amazing as well as the specialty cocktails. The old stone house is one of the most beautiful dining experiences on the...island and perhaps anyplace else. But the staff truly makes this place a special night. All are friendly and most welcoming. Norman, the owner, makes a point to visit each table and greet his guests. He is truly grateful for everyone who walks through the doors of his establishment.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food ! Service was wonderful and the owner Norman was visiting and chatting with the guests ,what a personal special touch! His wife Sue had a recipe for a chocolate tart that was truly delicious. A beautiful restaurant with wonderful food!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely is a must! If you would like to complete your SXM experience as special you need to Visit this Place!! You will not be disappointed. Top notch.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great experience at Emilios. The food was excellent! The mixologist at the bar was awesome to watch and made a great martini.. i would highly recommend dinner here. 👍👍👍👍👍

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

THE BEST meal on the island! We are 2 couples and we each had the 3 course dinner. Each person loved their choices! We had wine and mixed drinks, the bartender put on a show for us! We highly recommend this restaurant!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 16, 2021 via mobile

This restaurant was beautiful and the food and service were excellent! This former plantation has been turned into a lovely, twinkling restaurant with wonderful service, a gracious host, and food that was really top-notch. We ordered the crispy goat cheese appetizer-melt in your mouth. I...had shrimp risotto, which was creamy and delectable. My husband had the beef tenderloin with grilled vegetables and it was perfectly cooked. We shared the chocolate tort for dessert. SO GOOD! We even got served a 2nd dessert “by accident” and it was yummy! The host was so friendly and came by our table multiple times to check in. Would highly recommend and we are picky travel diners ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 12, 2021

The most gorgeous venue and the food is divine! Favorite place to go after 5 years living on this island.

Date of visit: September 2021
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We are closed until July 15th
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Response from Jim O | Reviewed this property |
Most likely> they always have Sunday Brunch
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I’m so sorry, I can’t remember but the cocktails are amazing! Good luck.
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Yes, Emilio's is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Emilio's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5