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Antoine by the sea

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119 Front Street, Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
001 721 542-2964
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful dinner here. The restaurant was fairly empty when we got there on a week night, but more people came after us. It's located right on the boardwalk so there is a good view of the beach and Great Bay. The food (French cuisine) was excellent. Our waitress was very pleasant, provided excellent service and gave good... More 

Thank bassboards_sax
Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well a crazy night and a once in a lifetime experience. The power was out at our resort and part of the town. The resort staff advised us places would be using generators so we ventured out. We landed at Antoine by The Sea. No power and no lights. But we were welcomed at the door to a candlelit table.... More 

Thank shawsand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wife ordered the garlic shrimp and I ordered the red snapper. Technique was top notch and the favors were all pronounced in the dish and sauce. Recommend you try it for yourself. Great meal and good service.

Thank Bryan Y
Parkland, FL
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149 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of the stops on our food tour of St. Martin. The owners were friendly, as was the server. We were treated to bruscetta on french bread, which was delicious. The escargot were tender, but the anise flavor was too much to handle. The sauce for the escargot is a mixture of butter, garlic and an anise flavored... More 

Thank Lynn F
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84 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There may be new owners but the only difference is the art on the wall. Same chef, same staff, same menu. We were hesitant about going, but did for our last evening on vacation and we are glad we did. Still the same beautiful location, same wonderful meal choices, and the same waiter we had a year ago. Highly recommend... More 

Thank ShiskaSharon
Bowie, MD
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This one of our favorite restaurants in Philipsburg. Great atmosphere overlooking Great Bay, wonderful food and service. Even valet parking - a must at night. We stay on St. Maarten 3 weeks every year and go 3 or 4 times each year. This way we get our french food fix without having to drive to Grand Case.

Thank Chris W
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Hidden gem on Front street. Rafael greeted us warmly to valet park our car., even thought we were 15 minutes late. No worries.. We were seated to a table overlooking the bay by Sabrina. Leo , our waiter was very attentive and made sure my meal was gluten free. My husband and I both had the grilled red snapper with... More 

Thank Plumgal
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

We had a wonderful meal at Antoine's By The Sea in Phillipsburg, St Maarten. I enjoyed a delicious bowl of gazpacho, then an appetizer of Coquilles St Jacques Nantaise followed by a wonderful Filet Poivre Noir. The steak was exceptional and the peppercorn sauce was outstanding. Leo, our waiter was great, and he enhanced the meal with insights on the... More 

Thank Michael M
Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Great hospitality! Sabrina, the friendly new French owner does everything it takes to please her guests though may need some more time to settle. Food and atmosphere were of superior quality, location is just top! We will no doubt come back here!

Thank JCM E
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

This was our favorite restaurant during our stay. Even though we wanted to try other places, the food and service was so good that we ate here three times during our 10 day stay. Don't let the fact that Antoine's is on the Dutch side fool you- this is one of the best French restaurants on the island. Highly recommended!

Thank Van T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
French, Seafood, Caribbean, European
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 Front Street, Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Maarten-St. Martin  >  Sint Maarten  >  Philipsburg
  • Phone Number: 001 721 542-2964

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?