We went to this restaurant as part of a lagoon cruise to Marigot. We had had lunch at the Tropicana earlier in the day and made choices from the regular menu. On this package, you had an option of either a chicken, fish (mahi-mahi) or filet mignon in a bearnaise type sauce (I forget the name of the sauce, but it was is in that vein.). None of the more ambitious menu items was offered. Clearly, this was a value menu, not one to show off what the chef can do. My wife ordered the fish and I ordered the filet mignon. Ordinarily I don't order a filet mignon when I order a steak as, while it's tender, it lacks fat and rich flavor that a cut like a rib-eye can offer.
The waitress did not ask me how I wanted it cooked, so I asked her a few minutes after I ordered how it would get cooked. She offered that it is ordinarily cooked medium rare. Fine. That's how I like it.
When the main courses arrived (I won't say entrees, because in French cuisine, the entrees are the appetizers), I noticed that the filet was grey, though covered with the sauce. It looked overcooked to me. I tried it and, indeed, it was. It was dry and chewy. I showed it to the waitress and she concurred, and took it back. A few minutes later, a new plate of it arrived. It still looked grey, but it was much juicier. The sauce was tasty, but I was still dismayed at the meat. I mentioned to the waitress that I normally expect a medium rare filet to be a bit red inside. She replied that it was pork, not beef. It did not say so in the description. There are those who do object to eating pork (I'm not one of them), and not describing it as pork could have offended. Moreover, being described as a filet mignon, I was certainly expecting beef. The waitress replied that it was a filet mignon of pork. We call it a pork tenderloin. In France, they call it a filet mignon of pork. Again, there was no mention that the meat was pork on the menu.
We had a decent, but nothing special salad, and a decent, but nothing great dessert.
All in all, I could give the restaurant the benefit of the doubt that their prix fixe menu was not their best foot forward, but really, why put out merely decent food when it's possible that it's a restaurant-goers first and only impression. So the food wasn't bad, but given that we had such better French food on the island, this was closer to so-so.
The location? I love the lagoon view. You are right next to the water, with boats docked all around. It's quiet there. Very relaxing. A nice place to eat. We did enjoy the Tropicana restaurant 50 feet or so away quite a bit more.
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