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“Excellent place”
Review of L'Escapade

L'Escapade
Ranked #25 of 68 Restaurants in Grand Case
Price range: $24 - $50
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Romantic French Restaurant by the water in the Grand Case Bay since 1981
Reviewed February 9, 2013

It was the restaurant where I ate the best angus steak on St Martin and St Barths.
The view on the sea is unforgettable.

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1  Thank Yestay M
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Reviewed January 25, 2013 via mobile

With all the restaurants to chose from in Grand Case we selected L'Escapade because it best served each member of our party and it had water views. Dining was a nice leisurely pace. We were given a plate of tapanade with bread to start. The olive was excellent, chick pea mot much flavor. Next we were treated to a beef ravioli. If this was a main dish i would order it. The dough was so delicate making the entire dish wonderful. The filling and sauce were excellent. My seared sea scallops were prepared perfectly and the white sauce with the leaks delicious. All in our party were very pleased

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

This was the only nice Grand Case restaurant we could find open after 2:00pm for lunch on Monday, so I had somewhat low expectations walking in. However, we were pleasantly surpised with our meals. My wife had a ceasars salad with shrimp and I had a mixed seafood salad. Shrimp were big and cooked perfectly. They have a big sign out front equating dollars for euros, which helps mitigate the price. For at least half the meal, we were the only ones in the restaurant. We had a great table overlooking the bay.

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1  Thank Donhu
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Reviewed December 24, 2012

We had lunch at this restaurant twice and thoroughly enjoyed both occasions. Michael was very attentive and the food was great as was the view.

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Reviewed December 22, 2012

We've been coming to L'Escapade for over twelve years. We've loved it so much that it is always the restaurant we go to our first evening on the island. The restaurant is right on the water in Grand Case, and the wait staff has always been friendly and helpful and the chef is fabulous. We have noticed, however, that in the past few years the prices have been steadily creeping up, and on our second visit to them during our most recent stay in St. Martin, found that the prices had jumped since our first visit the week before! The angus beef dish has jumped to over 40 euro (no 1 euro to 1 dollar deal here). L'Escapade is now way pricier than similar fine dining restaurants on the Grand Case strip - and it's showing up in their near empty restaurant while other great restaurants close by are packed with customers.
We love this place, the food is still wonderful (we highly recommend the foie-gras!), but the food at many restaurants in Grand Case is just as good, and when customers compare prices, they will probably walk away from L'Escapade.
We have also noticed that the owner of this restaurant is a phantom, we have never seen him in any leadership capacity in all of the years we've been coming to the restaurant. At many of the other fine restaurants in Grand Case, like La Villa, Spiga, L'Estaminet, and Le Pressoir, the owners are present and go out of their way to make you feel welcomed and to make certain that you have a great experience.
We certainly hope that the ownership will take note of this review before one of our favorite spots is no more!

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