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L'Effet Mer

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48 bd de Grand Case, Grand Case 97150, St. Maarten-St. Martin
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Eatontown, New Jersey
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not many restaurants are open during low season, especially at lunch time, and I'm so glad someone recommended L'Effet Mer! We had a wonderful lunch overlooking the water - the atmosphere, service and food were all great! Looking forward to visiting them on our next trip to St Martin! We highly recommend the cod fritters and vegetarian pasta :-)

Thank Ellen M
Norwalk, Connecticut
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

I frequent Saint Martin/Sint Maarten many times a year to the point where the 'locals' say I'm 'more local than the locals'. I've dined at the best of the best restaurants on the island. I'm a creature of habit so trying new restaurants is difficult so trying this for the first time was out of my comfort level BUT I'M... More 

Thank TheRealBeaker
Greenwich, Connecticut
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174 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

What a surprise this turned out to be! My husband and I are true "Foodies" and took a stab after walking by this restaurant many times. We met the owner, Isabelle outside and promised her that tomorrow we'd pay her a visit. And thank GOODNESS we did! The food is incredible! I had the fillet with vanilla sauce, which was... More 

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Grand Case, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Lunch was great from star to end the desert the mango crunch was off the hook, a very relaxing atmosphere the staff cool.

Thank johnny B
Austin, Texas
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

After reading several reviews about this place, we decided to give it a try & are so glad we did. As with most of our meals, we share an appetizer & this was no exception - we tried the lobster fritters, which were very good. For our entrees, I chose the scallops with mango juice which I loved. Hubby had... More 

Thank BerneAustin
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016

amazing food beautifully presented, we were wowed at our first stop in Grand Case, right on the beach with views to the sea 10 feet away from our balcony restaurant

Thank midgebyte
Saint-Martin, St. Maarten-St. Martin
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016

On the beach, but from the road side it looks like one of these typical joints where the smoke is blown in your face and get out with the grill scent all over you. L'Effet Mer is something totally different. Actual gourmet cuisine with French and local inspirations. The meals are stylish, beautiful and of course delicious. In this place... More 

Thank ed_sxm
Burlington, Canada
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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016

While walking through the streets of Grand Case we were greeted by the owner of this little cafe, she enticed us to come in and give it a try for lunch. What a delightful surprise, this restaurant is located directly on the beach with spectacular views. The menu was varied and offered something for everyone. We were a party of... More 

Thank CK_Ontario
Denver, Colorado, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016

Great Service. Food was beautifully presented. We had four different meals and everyone was raving about the food. Very accommodating about splitting appetizers and desserts. Ice cream flavors are superb and imported from France. Bread was fabulous. Great Creme Brûlée. Entry door is a little back from the street so dining room is overlooking the beach and the dock. Sunset... More 

Thank Monica C
Vallejo, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were looking for a light bite to eat before a snorkeling cruise. We ordered the large chicken Caesar salad to split along with just water to drink. The new owner (failed to get her name and didn't learn she was the owner til later) was very sweet and personable. We were pleasantly surprised that our salad... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$40 - $80
French, International, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 bd de Grand Case, Grand Case 97150, St. Maarten-St. Martin
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Maarten-St. Martin  >  Saint-Martin  >  Grand Case
  • Phone Number: 0590870565
The Restaurant L' Effet Mer in the heart of the village of Grand-Case, called "the gastronomic capital of the Caribbean" is the new place to be to discover a sophisticated and refined cuisine.

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