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“doesn't look like much from the street”
Review of Tropicana

Tropicana
Ranked #1 of 88 Restaurants in Marigot
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Fairfax Station, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“doesn't look like much from the street”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

We were exploring Marigot last week and were looking for a place for lunch. I remember seeing the comments about Tropicana on this site and stumbled upon it while walking around. From the street is didn't look like much and actually kind of seedy. Walk down the alley and VIOLA! the harbor and a cute little waterfront restaurant with great food and service. My husband also liked the cigar shop that was next door.

Visited January 2013
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Winnipeg, Canada
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Reservations far in advance recommended”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

As always the food was excellent. We have a special place in our hearts for this restaurant as this is where my husband proposed to me on New Year's Eve 3 1/2 years ago. If you would like a good table I would recommend that you reserve well in advance.

This was our fourth year coming here and I have to say that this last visit was a bit disappointing. Food was exquisite as usual however service seemed very rushed and a bit impersonal in comparison to previous visits. It may have just been that night and maybe they were short staffed but it was not the experience we had come to love.

A very small restaurant and quite close quarters so if you are looking for privacy and quiet, you won't get that here. But, you can't beat the food!

  • Visited January 2013
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Charleston, SC
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Very nice evening”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

We were a party of four and were able to be seated quickly without a reservation. We arrived about 7pm and the restaurant quickly filled up. I would recommend making a reservaion. Other restaurants at the marina sat empty while this one was very busy.
Ok- now to the important stuff the food and service.....
Our waitress, Savon was friendly and attentive.
Appetizers- foie gras and scallops, salmon trio, and duck liver terrine all excellent
Entrees- sea bass, snapper, lobster, all very good. Steak was a little over cooked but very flavorful. Loved all the side vegetable garnishes on the plate.
The desserts were homemade by the pastry chef and were all presented in an upscale manner and tasted great.
Would highly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited January 2013
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Chappaqua, New York
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“great french restaurant”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

Very French; lovely owners and staff; excellent food; on the water in Marigot. Can be crowded but worth the wait (even with nearby places empty)!

Visited January 2013
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Park City, Kansas
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80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Great Marigot Dining!”
Reviewed January 14, 2013

My wife & I were on St. Martin for the 2nd time in the last 2 years, & we had to come back to Tropicana. Their food, service, & atmosphere is 1st rate! Our seafood entrees were excellent, & the banana rum at the end of the meal hit the spot! If you come to St. Martin, give Tropicana a try, & you will be hooked!

  • Visited December 2012
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