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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
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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75 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Thank Sailuver
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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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 :-)

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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12 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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.

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Austin, Texas
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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 

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edinburgh
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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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$40 - $80
Cuisine
French, Caribbean, International, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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?