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“Great food, unbeatable view”
Review of Bistro del Mare - CLOSED

Bistro del Mare
Price range: $18 - $35
Cuisines: Caribbean, Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Imagine breathtaking panoramic views, picture perfect sunsets and cool breezes complimented only the by the sounds of surf, soft jazz and exceptional Northern Italian cuisine with a Caribbean flair. We utilize locally grown produce, a wide variety of fresh fish and seafood and work with a network of purveyors who provide us with only the finest foods in the world. Reasonably priced & notable selection of international wines, Join us for A Taste of Thai every Monday and be sure to inquire about other specialty nights. Bistro del Mare has the most extensive bar on Saba and without question the best view. Best known for our martinis and specialty drinks. You won't want to miss sipping a cocktail while watching the sun slip into the Caribbean. Lunch is served daily (except Sunday) from 11:30-3.
Huntsville, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Great food, unbeatable view”
Reviewed November 1, 2013

We just spent a week at Shearwater and ate several meals at Bistro del Mare during that time. The food was always very good and the view from the deck is the best on Saba. They easily have the best beer selection on the island with 150 or so beers from around the world, the wine selection is extensive, and the friendly staff is very helpful. No matter where you stay on the island you should make at least one trip to Bistro del Mare.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Andy H
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Long Beach, California
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Breath taking view and food!”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

Birstro del Mare is truly a gem on Saba! The restaurant sits on the edge of one of Saba's cliffs and has an a phenomenal view and excellent ambiance! I highly recommend arriving early to watch the sunset and enjoy a cocktail from the well stocked bar! The menu changes on a weekly basis and never disappoints! They offer a wide variety from fresh Saban lobster, to lamb, prime rib, tuna, scallops and so much more! The also have an exceptional wine list to make any dish you order that much more enjoyable. The owner, Paul, and his team including Chef Tanner, are both attentive and knowledgeable about what the restaurant has to offer, but are not pushy and let you enjoy your personal space and time.

I highly recommend spending an evening at Bistro del Mare and even a day sitting by the pool enjoying the surroundings!!

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Bubblesup13
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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Exceptional!”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

Bistro del Mare has it all- exceptional food, quality service, and breathtaking views. Go early enough to enjoy the sunset and have a drink from their well stocked bar!
The menu offers everything from fresh Saban lobster, to duck breast, to braised beef short ribs, and Chef Tanner cooks everything to perfection! Let's not forget their Antipasti to start and their fresh home made gelato to top off the evening.
A wonderful dining experience from start to finish, I will definitely return and I will definitely recommend Bistro del Mare to all visitors to the island.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank freshairfreak04
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San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great food in an amazing setting”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

Nothing beats having a great meal perched on a cliff with a 180 degree view of the caribbean sea. Bistro del mare located in the shearwater resort on the island of Saba is worth the visit. Come in early for cocktails and watch the sunset, and stay for for a wonderful dinner. The staff us friendly yet attentive, and the food is excellent. A must go when visiting Saba.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank chrisbdiver
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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“Excellent”
Reviewed June 29, 2013

Tanner is a great chef and his food is outstanding. Taras is good at recommending the dishes thar Tanner cooks. We stayed at Shearwater for eight nights and ate here for four of them. The Monday Thai nights were our favourite. Compliments to the chef and waiter.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Fiona1956
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