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Bistrot Caraibes

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  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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PRICE RANGE
$15 - $70
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
French, Seafood, European, Healthy
FEATURES
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The owners of this amazing restaurant to an excellent job. They make you feel at home, while providing an elegant and upscale atmosphere. The Caribbean Crab thermador is incredible and it must eat! We enjoyed choosing our own Caribbean Crab. The tuna tartar was amazing....We also got fresh sea scallops in a garlic butter sauce which will make your mouth water. We highly recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was really delicious. The restaurant is very pretty. The reason I gave it 4 stars is the service. We were seating and within 5 minutes the gentleman came to take our order. We were never asked for our drink order it seemed rushed

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Bistrot Caraibes in August 2022. I had high expectations for the food after reading the reviews and eating at another French restaurant on the island which was excellent. We had no issues with being seated (we had reservations, though the restaurant wasn’t busy...when we arrived) or placing our order. The wine (Merlot and Chardonnay) was good and the salad course (house salad and cheese plate with side salad) was fresh and delicious. However, our entrees were underseasoned across the board. I had the sea scallops and they barely had a sear; and were small, tough, rubbery, and tasteless. I have made better from a bag of frozen scallops myself at home. The side to my scallops entree was asparagus which had either been boiled or steamed; again, there was no seasoning and the texture was limp and mushy. My husband ordered beef tenderloin which had decent texture but was underseasoned and had a flavorless sauce. His sides were mashed potatoes which he described as “meh” and roasted veggies which he said were “okay.” Hubby is a crème brûlée snob and said his was 5/5, best he’s had in a while. Kids had chicken and pasta which they ate, though they were more excited about the cheese plates. Their fruit juice came with fun fold-up fruit straws which were cute and the restaurant staff was kind to the kids. All in all, we had some highs (wine and dessert, salads) and lows (flavorless main courses) in a pretty restaurant setting. It was a fun evening out but I could have cooked better tasting main courses at home.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the best dinner we ever had in Sint Martin. Everything was perfect: the table, the service, the food, the weather, the attention. The good things: It is a cozy place, where you can have a couple, family, or friends dinner. The service is...perfect and very kind. The food is fantastic! Every dish that we taste was incredible. I was there for the escargots and the lobster and they were so tasty and full of flavor. You can choose which lobster you are going to eat, weigh it, and take a photo, so it's overall a great experience. The bad things: The only thing I really don’t like was the Google Maps route to arrive because we were afraid of being lost, but a couple of streets later we found the place. Extra tips: There were not many places to park your car, so make sure that you have other options to go there. The escargots are SUPER HOT, be extra careful when you start eating! If I’m back to Sint Martin, for sure I’ll be revisiting this place.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You would be silly not to try this place! We ate here on our first night in SXM and it remained our favorite meal throughout the rest of our trip.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I throughly enjoyed our experience. The food was well prepared and very enjoyable. I would recommend this place to anyone looking to have a romantic dinner for two.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always amazing ! Second time at Grand Case and this bistro was the first restaurant we went upon arrival. Thank you all.

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Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bistro Caribe’s is a excellent restaurant. Excellent food . Our favourite for lobster and foi gras Service is wonderful.

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Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a reservation for our anniversary at Bistrot Caraibes based on reviews on TripAdvisor and it did not disappoint. The service is fantastic and the food is delish. I particularly loved the Bernard Robert champagne I had. We enjoyed the endive salad, scallops, and...fish of the day. We were also delighted by the dessert accompanied by a sparkler to celebrate our anniversary. Definitely made us feel very special. Thank you!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We make sure to hit this gem of a restaurant each and every time we've been to St Martin the last 10 years and we're probably nearing a dozen visits now. It is always a great time and the service excellent. They're always busy but...we've never had an issue getting a table with a same day reservation. The quality is still very good to excellent throughout but not over the top outstanding as it once was. The menu really hasn't changed for as long as I can remember with the exception of a few items and it's time to update things a bit with the cuisine as they have with the outside of the building. Still highly recommend and one of our 5 favorite restaurants on the island.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our first dinner in SXM was magical! The excellent wine selection was not overpriced, service was attentive and friendly, and the food was incredible. We started off with the baked goat cheese with duck appetizer which melted in your mouth. It’s one of those flavor...combinations that will stay in your memory for a while. I had the sea bass which was delicate and tasty while my husband had the lamb shanks which he loved and finished completely. He’s never been this quiet at dinner since he was so busy eating! To finish off this great meal we ordered the profiteroles which tasted like my grandmas cream puffs but stuffed with ice cream and covered in the tastiest chocolate sauce ever! Hershey’s chocolate this is NOT. Highly recommend dinner here.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 7, 2022

Amazing meal and able to accommodate dietary restrictions while still creating amazing dishes. A great experience.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 2, 2022

We visited Bistrot Caraibes about a year ago, and it just occurred to me that I never reviewed our experience at the time. We were in St Martin on our mini-moon. Service was really excellent, down to the owners greeting us with champagne, checking in...on us, then taking our photo and emailing it to us. The lobster seemed to be the thing to order (fresh out of the tank!) but the escargot appetizer with mushrooms was also fantastic. Everything we ordered was delicious. Definitely recommend!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 1, 2022

We have eaten here in the past (2010, 2015 and now 2022). Was reluctant to go again as the food was not as good in 2015 as it was in 2010. After eating here, we will not be going back. The food was average at...best. Some didn’t eat their food as it tasted too fishy and gritty. Had to keep asking for water and utensils. Not sure how it’s listed as one of the best restaurants when clearly there are many others down the road that are so much better. Not only in quality of food, but service as wellMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 26, 2022

We spent a week on the island and ate here two nights. The food the staff and the wine were excellent. We may travel back just to eat here again. The lobster Thermidor was outstanding!!!

Date of visit: March 2022
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Yes, Bistrot Caraibes offers takeout services.

Yes, Bistrot Caraibes is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Bistrot Caraibes is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5