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L'Effet Mer

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48 bd de Grand Case, Grand Case 97150, St. Maarten-St. Martin
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Grand Case, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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 

Thank slpera53
Syracuse, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

The duck was fabulous and they had many options for fish and beef. Service was excellent and accommodating. Desserts we excellent and dining seaside was perfect.

Thank Zippie1313
Northern VA
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Fabulous setting with a great view. The food was wonderful and the service was attentive. We literally ate every bite of every course. Truly enjoyed the afternoon here.

Thank OHVisitor
Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

The restaurant has been taken over by new owners, new menu and new cook. Prices are the same but quality is poor. Our appetizers were dull and uneventful. The main courses were worse; a steak ordered medium rear was far beyond well done, and ruined, the promised spices on the fish were not to be tasted and the fish was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$40 - $80
French, International
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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?