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“Favorite French restaurant”
Review of Tropicana

Ranked #1 of 88 Restaurants in Marigot
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Glendale, California
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343 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
“Favorite French restaurant”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

We visit the island every November and our first Saturday lunch is always at Tropicana. Even away for one year, the owner always recognizes us. The salads and entrees are amazing...leave room for their unbeliveable desserts. Their french fries are delicious and I usually do not like fries. Just do NOT ask for ketchup!

Visited November 2012
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English first
S. Glens Falls
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Must stop”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

We(party of 4) stopped at Tropicana with no reservations on a Saturday evening. Laurence and staff accomadated us with no problem and made us feel very comfortable and not rushed. We enjoyed a extremely pleasant evening and meal. From service to presentation felt like we were the only ones at the restaurant. Would recommend highly for an enjoyable evening or a quick bite. The escargot was to die for and the deserts as well as the entrees are works of art. Would definately recommend a stop on your vacation.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Jim H
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Hilton Head, SC
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95 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Very Enjoyable”
Reviewed February 5, 2013

We had lunch at Tropicana based upon the recommendation of some friends who live full-time in St, Maarten. What a pleasant experience. Given that this was Marigot we were expecting/hoping for good quality French food. That is exactly what we got.
Thankfully, we had reservations. If you are going in high season make sure you do. We watched as numerous people who tried to walk up were turned away as the restaurant was fully booked for a weekday lunch. Staff was very pleasant and helpful, but not so attentive as to be bothersome. The outdoor setting overlooking the little harbor was perfect, especially on a beautiful, sunny day.
The food did not disappoint and the prices were reasonable considering that this was Marigot and the location was unbeatable. The onion soup was especially good as were the luncheon salads and the fish. We did not have wine so I cannot comment on either the quality of the wine list or the prices.
If you are looking for a "French lunch" ala a Parisian cafe or brasserie in an unbeatable setting then I highly recommend Tropicana. Just remember the reservations.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank HiltonHeadWolf
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117 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“"Good old" Tropicana”
Reviewed February 4, 2013 via mobile

Gave it another try, after a very long time.
We simply enjoyed our dinner of escargots and sole + the two specials (fruits de mers + 5 (?) different types of fish, which came accompanied by its own vegetables.
Unfortunately no room left for dessert, so had some espresso instead.
Service was good.
Quality + Price are well balanced.
Will definitely not wait a long time to return.

Thank CaribbeanExperienced
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Miami, Florida
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113 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
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“Foodie's this restaurant is a real 5 Star”
Reviewed February 4, 2013

Just back from St Martin and used Trip Advisor for the BEST places to eat. As a crazy foodie I am finding that the “normal diners” God Bless Them “ are giving restaurants 5 stars that truthfully to a foodie are not. So I was so excited eating at this restaurant. Everything was wonderful the service was super friendly and knowledgeable, the presentation was excellent and the food was PERFECT! Because everyone was so relaxed and happy with the food and service it was a pleasure being there. I had the daily special which was pork and my husband had the salmon both excellent with just the right amount of sauces and appropriate sides. They have a pastry chef who uses fresh local ingredients. My husband had the dark chocolate mousse and I had the fresh fruit tart both delicious. If all this wasn’t enough, after we finished, the owner stops by our table and pours us a complementary shot of a banana /vanilla flavored rum that is his own invention. If you are in ST. Martin and a crazy foodie like me GO TO THIS RESTAURANT

  • Visited January 2013
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