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“In a word - pricey....with a misleading tipping policy”

Sol e Luna Restaurant
Ranked #13 of 68 Restaurants in Grand Case
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The Sol restaurant invites you to a unique dining experience in an elegant, intimate and romantic place in the Caribbean. Within this Creole house tastefully decorated and surrounded by a tropical garden, you will discover a delicate and refined cuisine. Chefs offer you imaginative and innovative dishes in respect of the French culinary tradition together with a selection of preferred wines
Reviewed August 9, 2010

Sol e Luna is a bit off the beaten path. Unfortunately is a adjacent to a lagoon. Just after sunset, a biblical swarm of mosquitoes descends upon this open air restaurant and makes dining impossible. The waiter was attentive and friendly, the remainder of the staff unfortunately not. The food was very good. Beware of trying to make any modifications in the way a dish is prepared - the instructions will get lost in translation.
The prices, however, are extremely high, even for "upscale" St Martin. The restaurant states that no "tip" is included, but I believe a "service charge" of 15 % is (by mandate).
So, an added 15% tip will yield an overall 30% surcharge on an already tidy sum. To top it off, American Express is not accepted because there fees are "too high". Too high?? After spending over $250 per couple you are telling me their fees are too high?

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Reviewed August 1, 2010

This place was simply amazing. The food, atmosphere and service was beyond exellent. In our 7 nights on the island, we dined there twice. It is not cheap, but well worth the money. I especially recommend the scallop carpaccio, foie gras and filet with foie gras.

Dinner is followed by complimentary home made fruit infused rum. You must try the passionfruit.

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Thank AniTravel
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Reviewed July 20, 2010

WE LOVED IT. After reading and posting a thousand posts about where to go once in St.Maarten for a private, romantic, upscale dinner for two... we chose Sol E Luna and we were so glad we did. The food was sensational. It was creative, and beautiful. Really fantastic. It was our favorite night on our vacation... and it was such a special dinner... this place is like a hidden gem.

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Thank MissPlanner
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Reviewed July 11, 2010

This was our first trip to St Martin and so so happy someone suggested SEL to us - it was bar none, the best meal we had during our stay and considering every meal we had was better than the last, I can not say enough about this elegant, comforable, romantic little spot. We started with Fois Gras that was to die for - then moved to grilled shrimp and sea scallops with seaweed risotto. I must admit, I make a wonderful risotto, but this one not only rivaled mine - it took mine off the map - it was done to perfection and the flavors had a party in your mouth. My husband had a Chilian Sea Bass that he said, was like no other he has had, perfectly tender but crispy on the outside. The only disappointment was the dessert - but all and all this place is one you do not want to miss.

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Thank CharlotteMissy
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Reviewed July 1, 2010

Biased...yes...but it is our favorite restaurant on the island. Our first visit to Sol e Luna was some eight years ago and since that time we have grown to love their cuisine more. Christian and his staff prepare some of the best offerings on the island in an atmosphere that is so very romantic and sensory. Guests do have the option of inside tables, but, a table on the porch is very enjoyable. Their wait staff is very attentive without being in the way with service that is enjoyable to the table.
My wife's favorite is the filet with pepper creme sauce (no knife needed) and mine the tuna carpaccio...so full of flavor. The jumbo shrimps and sea scallops with lobster sauce is superb. The desserts are wonderful as well...the chocolate lava cake is a a surprise presentation and delight to split with you partner! We would reccomend this restaurant as one for a special occasion or romantic night on St. Martin.

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