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“just a nightmare”
Review of LE MINI CLUB - CLOSED

LE MINI CLUB
Price range: $11 - $60
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: This is the first restaurant on the island (1968) were you can eat an Creole and French food. The specialities is: stuffed crabs, fresh lobsters, fish, conch...the Wednesday and the Saturday night you have the buffet with one fresh lobster and many products for 39€.The best view on the Marigot bay at the first level.
Reviewed November 23, 2013

we've been in this restaurant for the caribean food and it was just a food nightmare. we had the creole plate ,which's black caribean sausage ( the one i buy in my supermarket are much better),crabs with a kind of meat inside was just horrible , lambi with tomato sauce was ok,accras of fish was a piece of oil .the only thing was good are the chips for my daugther , so imagine the level of the chef !!we couldnt eat our plate , which's rare for us to be so disapointed..
the service was really bad , we thought like we disturb the boss.

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1  Thank maxence b
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

This has been a must do dinning evening for us during each trip to St Maartin. In the past we have always had excellent experiences but this visit the service, atmosphere and even the food was not up to standard. The restaurant itself is beautiful and is second level waterfront in Marigot. We can comment only on the Lobster Buffet served Wednesday and Saturday. Our Saturday visit was not good. The place was packed ( a good thing for the relatively new owners, Myriam and Yoann if service and food had not suffered) with long lines at the buffet all evening, delays and shortage of the lobster and so on. Plenty of soups and other meats on the buffet all of which were very good but at nearly $65.00 US the main draw is the lobster. We commented to the owner Yoann, that the evening was not up to expectation and he apologized and asked we return as his guest for another evening. The second visit was a Wednesday and the experience was much better. The restaurant was perhaps 1/2 full and the service was much more attentive. Again the buffet was well done overall but still there was the occasional delay ( 5-10 minutes +/-) as chef replenished the grilled lobster. These delays created a wait line that we just do not recall experiencing any of our many previous visits. Anyway... between the 2 visits we'd consider the overall experience average. We know of no other place on the island where the lobster buffet is so large, with many other meat options and so on. Value wise it remains a good deal if you eat a lot of lobster. If not, there are other choices that would be better for "regular dining" or perhaps select from their menu rather than the buffet. Previously we have rated Le Mini Club as excellent. We will go back again next trip to the island and hope for the best.

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2  Thank Greg G
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

This place is unique as they have a lobster buffet. Was $62 pp, all you can eat carib lobster, salad, soup, potatoes and many other side dishes. Plus you get a white or red wine with 2 buffets and dessert. Our friends and husband liked the buffet, it didn't settle in my stomach well. But if you want to splurge and go, all places have good and bad nights.

1  Thank vicki1971
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

Atmosphere great, service good, music lovely. BUT....
Many undersize lobsters were served and many of them were still with eggs.
In my view serving lobster this way is irresponsible behavior of the patron.
Please help protecting lobster stocks and choose a dining location where the basics (adult size and not in reproduction) are respected!!!

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1  Thank Mattijs W
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

This place was totally not worth it. Lobster was so overcooked I could hardly chew it -:-) it was like rubber -- hard rubber! Besides the massive disappointment of the lobster, nothing else on the buffet was that great. For $65 a person, we thought it was way overpriced. Just not that good!

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3  Thank Maureen S
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