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“romantic and good food”
Review of The Greenhouse

The Greenhouse
Ranked #16 of 115 Restaurants in Simpson Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“romantic and good food”
Reviewed February 14, 2013

You have to consider the environment - the sun is setting, no bugs and it is 90 degrees warmer than home. The covered seating area next to the beach is warmly lit, the wait staff attentive. It is quiet enough to have an intimate conversation and relax. The food is good, not great but that is what you are paying for. Stick with fresh grilled/broiled seafood for the best experience.

  • Visited January 2013
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Herndon, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
“Great Conch Fritters”
Reviewed February 14, 2013

My husband and I went for drinks and a snack while ashore in St. Maarten during our cruise. They have indoor and outdoor seating. Our server was friendly and service was fast. We had the Cuban Mojito, Planters Punch and conch fritters. The fritters were hands down the best we've ever had.

  • Visited February 2013
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Burlington
Level 6 Contributor
177 reviews
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“Happy hour daily 11AM-7PM”
Reviewed February 7, 2013

The Greenhouse has 3 restaurants, two in St Maarten and one in St Thomas. This review is about the Simpson Bay location in St Maarten. It is attached to the Atrium Resort and is located adjacent to the beach in Pelican Bay with covered seating areas. It is a rather large location seating upwards of 75-80. The day we were there for lunch it is was not very busy as everyone was enjoying the sunshine

My wife enjoyed her creole salad although it was a little short on the Creole spices. The coconut shrimp was plump and tender but served with the tails on, unlike another recent dining experience. All entrees are served with two sides but they are not particularly inspiring. We specifically asked our server if the rice was brown Caribbean style and the answer was yes, however when it arrived it was more like the white rice taken out of a can. The side salad while fresh had no imagination. One of the side choices is garlic bread, which a lot of times is complimentary, not a side dish.

Service was attentive but with less the 10 people in the restaurant that should be expected.

The highlight was probably the two for one drinks including ice tea.

While the Greenhouse is better than some of its neighboring establishments there is much better to be had on the island.

  • Visited February 2013
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Oley, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
“Caribbean Lobster Night - Not to be missed!!!”
Reviewed February 5, 2013 via mobile

We have eaten at both the St. Maarten and St. Thomas Greenhouse and make it a point to go on Caribbean lobster night. If you've never had it, try it! Great atmosphere, drinks and specials.

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Hilton Head, SC
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“Decent, but not Great”
Reviewed February 5, 2013

Had lunch here while staying at The Atrium for several days. It was fine for what it is, a friendly, beach restaurant. Nothing special though and given that this was St. Maarten , the food capital of the Caribbean, it was just average. My black bean soup was good, but the conch fritters were only okay. My wife's sliders also were fine, but again, nothing special.
Don't get me wrong, for a restaurant serving a beach/swimming pool crowd it does its job. But for a restaurant in St. Maarten it was only okay. If you are on the beach there, try it, but I wouldn't make a special trip there for the food given all of the available choices.

  • Visited January 2013
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