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L'Effet Mer

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48 bd de Grand Case, Grand Case 97150, St. Maarten-St. Martin
+590 590 87-0565
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Both presentation and quality of food were first rate. The chef is meticulous in every way. Small but fairly priced and well chosen wine list. Gracious, unhurried service. Highly recommended.

1 Thank Barry K
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

First of all let me start but saying that I had ate at this restaurant last year and was eager to share my previous experience with others. As we were a large group of 11 people, I had emailed L'Effet Mer and the Manager responded to my questions/reservation very quickly. When we arrived for lunch our table was beautifully set... More 

1 Thank Susan L
Raleigh, North Carolina
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

We ate at L'Effet Mer last week and it was an amazing dinner. The atmosphere is elegant and low key at the same time. Our food was excellent: we shared the spicy guacamole with cod fish, I had the shrimp curry, and my husband had the lamb. All were delicious and beautifully presented. The wine list was great. We ordered... More 

2 Thank mlbreneman
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner here last night Nov 8/16. The restaurant is perfectly located right on the beach and provided wonderful vistas of the bay as well as a refreshing breeze from the ocean. We started with an absolutely superb amuse-bouche which was a carrot parsnip bisque. We shared the exotic salad which was a fruit medley. It... More 

1 Thank Sickmoose
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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63 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016 via mobile

Parsnip soup, scallops in a mango sauce, au grauten potatoes, leeks, and mango sorbet. Great wine selection. A definite hi t!

1 Thank Sailuver
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

We have been to Grand Case approaching 20 days. I have to say, I don't like seafood, so eating becomes somewhat repetitive. L'Effet Mer had the BEST filet I have had on Grand Case! My husband had the scallops and was also impressed. My son had duck. That was tasty also. Desert was grand, but I will definitely be back... More 

1 Thank Stephanie W
Eatontown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

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 :-)

1 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 

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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174 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 244 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 

1 Thank SleeplessINct
Grand Case, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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

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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, Seafood, European, International
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Scenic view, Local cuisine
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: +590 590 87-0565
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?