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Temptation

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Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
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Lowlands | 103 Rhine road, Cupecoy Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
+1 721-545-2254
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6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

While we've frequented this restaurant (along with its predecessor Rare), it has never failed to hold up to our expectations. Always delicious and always the best service. A piano playing as you eat. You must order the rare tuna and filet. Always a special treat to eat here.

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Thank victoriaann77
Roslyn, New York
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Have eaten there a few times. It is a pretty place but if you eat outside you are looking at a parking lot. the food is good but expensive.

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Thank susuberk
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fine dining every step of the way. Fabulous service. Best filet best ceaser salad and great wine. We makeastop there every year.

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Thank r0semaryzimmerman
Brooklyn, New York
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful meal here. Don't miss out on the onion soup. Amanda was amazing, she helped us get a cab and was very welcoming throughout the meal.

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Thank Nathan Y
Vancouver BC Canada
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best dinner we had in St Maarten, portions were just right, my filet was fork tender, and dessert was delicious.

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Thank ESK57
Lincoln, Nebraska
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87 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

All I can say is pick up a cookbook by the world renown chef before you leave. This is a place we visit two or three times each time we visit this island. It's a family owned restraunt and the Mother of the chef greets you every time you visit. My favorite starter is the hot and cold soup you... More 

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an evening! As we entered Temptation, a grand piano was located near the entrance and the pianist was expertly playing soft background music. We were seated quickly and the experience began! Service was outstanding and the food was unique and expertly prepared. All six of us agreed that Temptation was one of the best places we dined at and... More 

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Thank Doug508
St. Louis, MO
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did not enjoy our experience at Temptation. I read reviews and was expecting a great meal but left disappointed. The waitress was poorly trained and was very unwelcoming. Not sure if it was because her English was poor but she just was not friendly. I knew we were in trouble service wise when she could barely open a bootle... More 

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Thank luv2travel63
dino16, Owner at Temptation, responded to this review

Luv2travel63 I appreciate you taking the time post about your experience with us. We use this feedback to help us improve. Im glad to learn that your table enjoyed the rack of lamb, paella, and noodle bowl. I apologize for the service issues with the wine. I will share this review with my team, discuss proper wine service again. I... More 

Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I will get to the food in a moment... it is so nice to dine with live piano music being played. A touch you do not find in resturants today. For some romantic, for others soothing after a tough day at the beach. Now to the food. You can tell a great deal of thought was put into the creation... More 

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Thank Susan S
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I celebrated out 10th anniversary at Temptation, which was recommended to us by the keeper of the villa that we stayed at during our visit. We were treated to a remarkable meal, outstanding service and a personal visit from the chef to wish us well on the occasion of our visit. The grilled salmon was amazing, as... More 

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Thank Mike B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $55
Cuisine
Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lowlands | 103 Rhine road, Cupecoy Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Maarten-St. Martin  >  Sint Maarten  >  Cupecoy Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 721-545-2254
Description
Elegant dining, live piano nightly, creative , seasonal cuisine and cocktails featuring award winning ,St .Maarten born chef Dino Jagtiani, and award winning bartender Paul Peterson.

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