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“Romatic and Fun”
Review of Mario's Bistro - MOVED

Mario's Bistro
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed May 15, 2013

Mario's Bistro is located on the water., Outside dinning in candle lite, when the sun goes down the under water lights come on and the fish put on the show . Many people call weeks in advance to reserve a table during high season. but during the slow months if you get in when the place just opens you can a great table but all the tables are good you just have to get up to see the fish show. The food is French with specials highlighting ST Maarten andis excellent. Mario who is always in the kitchen making sure the food is up to his high standards is from Sherbrook Canada Dida spelled it wrong, hope he forgives me. Runs the front of the house and works with the staff to make sure you meal is unforgettable many visitors to Island both sides come at least once every vacation year after year Mario' is a short way from Maho by car

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Thank kbd196385
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

Mafrios is not near many hotels but it has great food and a vew of the bay and channel. Make a reservation and ask for a table by the water.

1  Thank Peter P
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

We found Mario's by accident as it had been suggested we visit a nearby restaurant. When the menu there did not look as appealing, my husband mentioned he had read about Mario's and read it had been excellent, but reservations needed to be made in months in advance. We took a shot and stopped in. We were greeted by Didier, the host and business partner to Mario who creates the menu. An 8:00 reservation was a no show, so we were in luck and were seated promptly. I cannot tell you what an amazing dining experience it was. The restaurant is located close to Nettle Bay and sits on a dock over a river (I believe) where you can see fish swimming below you. My husband and I are well seasoned foodies and the food here was impeccable. Without a doubt, this beat our meal in Grand Case where most restaurants are considered to be the epicenter of Saint Martin's culinary hub. What completed the meal was our host for the evening, Didier. He was personable, down to earth, and made our last night in St. Martin very special. He even sent us off with a glass of champagne at the end of the evening. He really made us feel welcome. We will be back to visit Didier and Mario's when we return. Thank you Didier! Bottom line: Excellent, carefully prepared food, wonderful and prompt service, beautiful and romantic setting...this should be your special occasion spot when visiting the French Side. Parking available in front of the restaurant.

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Thank Rosiez3
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Mario's. The service staff were very attentive, the food was delicious and Didier made everyone feel very welcome. A must to for our next trip.

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Thank mms51
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

The staff is very friendly, extremely efficient and helpful in deciding between all the amazing menu items in addition to the wonderful specials they regularly offer. I think it's nice to have a table on the water, but not totally necessary as the restaurant is intimate and the tables "not on the water" are only next to the tables by the water. Overall, the atmosphere and food is amazing at any table. Highly recommend this as one of the best restaurants in St. Maarten and worth the drive from other areas of the island.

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1  Thank alr4444
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