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“Wonderful waterfront setting”
Review of Sunset Cafe

Sunset Cafe
Ranked #15 of 68 Restaurants in Grand Case
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Akron, Ohio
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Wonderful waterfront setting”
Reviewed April 5, 2014

We ate here twice during our recent stay and had an excellent experience both times. The food is french and delicious, and the waterfront setting is very scenic as this restaurant is part of the Grand Case Beach Club resort. We drove in from a nearby resort and there was plenty of secure parking. They have a kids menu that my picky children were happy with. And overall I felt it was a slightly better value that some of the other Grand Case restaurants.

Visited April 2014
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Montreal, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
89 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Best quality/price ratio in Grand Case”
Reviewed April 5, 2014

Sunset Café has the location. Its terrace is part over the beach, part over the sea. Almost all tables have a great view. It's the Grand Case Beach Club restaurant, so you need to walk a bit further towards the end of the village (going north with the sea on your left), and ring the reception or ask one of the security guards to get inside. Don't let that stop you.

The dinner menu has many of the same items you will find in the village restaurants, but at a significantly lower price (sometimes as much as 50% less). And the quality is there nevertheless! My wife and I had the surf & turf, which was excellent. My son had the sirloin, which he also found to be cooked to his liking and of very good quality.

And the service by Philippe, Laura and Sabrina was great. They have a good wine list, they serve it at the right temperature, a very nice meal indeed.

If you stay at GCBC, you will almost certainly eat there for dinner at least one night when you don't feel like walking to the village. If you don't stay there, I recommend you give it a try. I bet you won't be disappointed.

  • Visited March 2014
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Houston Texas
Level 6 Contributor
115 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
“The Sunsets aren't the only things that are Spectacular”
Reviewed March 30, 2014

During our stay this past January at Grand Case Beach Club (GCBC) for a few days, my wife & I had occasion to eat right at GCBC's "own" Sunset Cafe a few times. We only ate there once for dinner, as we were trying to go out to see and experience what Grand Case itself had as offerings, which are many and varied. But, we did eat lunch and got a "breakfast to go" from the Sunset Cafe a bit after Sunrise, interestingly enough.

Sunset Cafe is very appropriately named, as the view of the setting sun out over the Atlantic over Anguilla is really subtly awe-inspiring - at least when the weather is as clear as it was during our trip.

The marketing on the Sunset Cafe is right, it does "convert" to a very romantic high-end French restaurant with a broad menu at night, complete with excellent service, talented bartenders, and scenery that is like no other place you're likely to find. Each such sight I've been to has it's own unique charm, perfumed flowering plants, brightly-plumaged avians and wide views of a beautiful nature panorama -- Sunset Cafe fits right in with wonderful places I've been to in the Bahamas, Oahu, Maui, Mexico, Florida, France and Italy. Sunset Cafe is most likely a bit better than some of those toher beautiful places due to the extremely friendly and hospitable staff members, from the host or hostess graciously greeting and seating you, to the server, to the bartender making your pre or post dinner drinks.

During the day, the vibe is more relaxed, with people coming up from, and going down to, the beach right there at GCBC, making it a relaxed place to grab a bite or a beer and chat in the sun or shade. As stated above, it is where one goes at GCBC to grab a quick bite in the morning too.

Everything we had, all meals included, were freshly and very well-prepared, portions were good, and flavors of what we had were top notch. I read a review on here implying that there was a lack of flavor to the cooking, and stating that perhaps some Cajun or Creole seasonings could be used.... I'd just like to point out that their main offerings ARE French, and not Cajun/Creole, which are traditionally much more heavily spiced, so certainly they don't have the "punch," say, of a good bowl of red beans and rice from the Louisiana Delta, but they aren't trying to do that. Most of the menu is freshly-caught seafood options, with a generous selection of pastas and other entrees for those of us who don't do seafood.

One of the best times to hang out at the Sunset Café is late at night, after the kitchen is closed, actually. Just a bar by then for the late-night drinking crowd (late for Grand Case is about 11:00 p.m....). One can just be, sitting and relaxing and enjoying the cool night breeze, enjoying conversation with the varied people strolling by, or stopping in for a nightcap. It's great.

My wife loved eating here, perhaps as much as anywhere else on St. Martin. We've already decided to go back to St. Martin next year, stay at GCBC, and hang out at the Sunset Cafe even more!

  • Visited January 2014
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Winchester, KY
Level 6 Contributor
150 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“OMG the view!”
Reviewed March 30, 2014

Definitely the best view and best service of any cafe in Grand Case. The staff would change anyone's preconceptions of French waiters as they were always pleasant and so helpful. Only had breakfast and lunch which were greatly enhanced by all of the above. A big plus when you stay at GCBC.

Visited March 2014
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Watkinsville, Georgia, United States
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“French and Fabulous”
Reviewed March 23, 2014

Had all meals there and were never disappointed. Mussels, steak, fish, wine, and salads......all great! Go at sunset for the view

Visited June 2013
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