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“Best dinning experience on the island.”
Review of L'Artisanal - CLOSED

L'Artisanal
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best dinning experience on the island.”
Reviewed March 1, 2013

This place is amazing. Both because of the food but also the service. The owners treat you like long lost family members. The beef carpaccio is the best I've ever had. It's a quiet non-pretentious atmosphere and is great for couples or large groups. We've gone every year for the past 4 years and Ive never left anything other than stuffed and happy. It has quickly become our favorite place on the island. If I could rate 6/5 I would ;)

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Chad S
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Commerce Township, Michigan
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Exceptional food & service!!”
Reviewed March 1, 2013

This restaurant is a real GEM in all respects! Every course, from the amuse-bouche to the homemade ice-cream dessert, was delicious. We have 2 children with picky palates. No problem, Olivier made them grilled salmon and fettucini just how they like it! Sophie is warm and welcoming and the restaurant is very comforable. It is beautifully decorated with an updated and very clean bathroom. We will continue to visit L'Artisanal on future trips to St. Martin. Don't pass this up!!

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Familyfun21905
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Durand, Illinois, United States
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42 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Some of the best French food in the world”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

My wife and I went back to L'Artisanal a year after our last visit. It had changed names, and we were concerned that the food might have changed too. We needn't have worried, because the food was even better than before. Sophie and Olivier kicked it into high gear, and the food, ambience and wine list showed it.

I looked at the menu, and immediately there were at least two items I wanted to try. Then Sophie brought over the list of Specials on a small blackboard, and there were four more. I decided to try the Shrimp and Scallops with mushroom risotto and my wife got the shrimp and lobster linguine. We started off with two appetizers, escargot and salmon tartare. The meals were incredible, a perfect example of French cuisine at its best.

We added a stunning bottle of Chevalier Montrachet Grand Cru white Burgundy from France, and it turned out to be one of the most memorable meals ever. We've eaten at Guy Savoy in Paris, one of the very best French Restaurants in the world, and L'Artisanal is in the same league. Truly.

Sophie is also one of the best hostesses you'll ever meet. She knows her wine and her husband Olivier knows his food, and together they are quite a team.

We'll be back on this trip. We're not going to wait another year for food like this. There are simply too many wonderful choices on the menu.

  • Visited February 2013
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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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108 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“You Must Eat at L'Artisanal”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

L'Artisanal is a "must" for any traveler to St. Martin. It is the most beautiful restaurant
in Grand Case. The food is outstanding, and so is the service. We come to St. Martin twice
a year, and L'Artisanal is the restaurant we visit on our first night, and then again on our
last night. Don't walk by this place!

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Grandcase49
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Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Absolutely delicious”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

Even tho we said we were going to try a different place every night on our 7 day vacation, we had to come back here a second night. EVERYTHING we tried was delicious, from appetizers to dessert. The owners, Olivier & Sophie , were a personable team, he the chef and she the waitress. I had the best filet of my life there, bar none! Would recommend to all!

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Tomnal
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