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Le Santal

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French, Gastropub, Seafood
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40 Rue Lady Fish, Sandy Ground 97150, St. Maarten-St. Martin
5:30 pm - 1:00 am
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Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 1:00 am
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Cranston, Rhode Island
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

We went there in 10/2015. We saw their advertisement in the destination St. Maarten tourist magazine, the one you can get at the airport. This is a first-class restaurant.They had just opened for the season and we were the only two people in the restaurant. We went for a sunset dinner, which was amazing. We pulled up in our car... More 

Thank ginny3012
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Le Santal is the real deal! We always make time for dinner here at least once. The food is fresh and delicious and the service is top notch. The views at night are just breathtaking and sometimes bubbles float past your table, delightful! The owner and staff are warm and friendly and make every effort to make you feel special... More 

Thank arandikc
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

The sits perfectly at the water edge. The service is great, very professional and at the same time very familiar. And the food...OMG. Concierges are on the take and will recommend some other place. But pay no attention, because dining doesn't get any better than Le Santal.

Thank Xueta
Long Island, NY
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Off the beaten path-hard to find at night. Like a little star in the sky-romantic, unforgettable, food is delectable. Pricey, but worth it!

Thank love2partyplan
allentown pa
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

The location is a bit "stretchy" but it is valet parking. The table is literally over the ocean shore. The view is xxxxtremly romantic. The service was impeccable while the food was very french, very good. Don't expect a lot of food but expect it to be done well.

Thank nettlebayguy
Scotch Plains
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Our table and view took my breath away. Gorgeous .. Romantic . Our service was superd. The meal was high caliber. Presentation excellent. If your looking to impress then this is the place. Hard to find. ...check it out

Thank William Z
Dallas, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

My wife and I have traveled to St. Martin for many years. Unfortunately, we just discovered this gem of a restaurant. Every aspect of our evening was impeccable. The view is 5-Star, as is the service, food and ambiance. Le Santal will be a must on all future visits. Highly recommended.

Thank AWMassey
Houston, Texas
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

My husband and I went here for dinner one evening during our honeymoon and it was the best meal we had while we were there! From start to finish the service is excellent. The best time to visit is when the sun is setting as you can watch it from your table. We started with escargo, which we highly recommend,... More 

Thank Jennifer C
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I came upon this little space of heaven by accident. What a treat. I will never forget it. We pulled up to the front, a valet was right there. We walked inside and were immediately seated at the most picturesque table. It was a Sunday just before sunset. The waiter was the best we have ever had.... More 

Thank Sarawilson8
West Suffield, Connecticut
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

This was our first visit to Le Santal. The location is magnificent. Service was efficient albeit a bit aloof. Appetizers, entrees and dessert were very good. Most memorable was the soufflé for dessert. One must realize however...Le Santal is a very expensive dining experience. And be sure to use the valet parking. Sandy Ground is not the safest location on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
French, Gastropub, Seafood
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Validated Parking, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Scenic view, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 1:00 am
5:30 pm - 1:00 am
5:30 pm - 1:00 am
5:30 pm - 1:00 am
5:30 pm - 1:00 am
5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Rue Lady Fish, Sandy Ground 97150, St. Maarten-St. Martin
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Maarten-St. Martin  >  Saint-Martin  >  Sandy Ground
  • Phone Number: 10590875348

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