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St. Martin Restaurants
St Martin represents an elite destination for travelers that enjoy an epicurean adventure on their vacations. The island is well regarded as the dining capital of the Caribbean with an extensive offering of indelible restaurants. Gourmands and top chefs of the world flock to St Martin to experience the unique and tantalizing cuisine of the island. The distinctive dual nation status of the island offers a heavy European influence predominately of French flair. The fusion of French, American and ethnic Caribbean influences yield an exceptional palate of cuisine. St Martin offers a wide variety of restaurants and lolos (popular local bbq shacks) to meet every taste and every budget.
Opinions will vary greatly about the best restaurants and where to go but St Martin Blue provides the following geographical breakdown to the best dining recommendations on St Martin taken from island professionals, guest reviews and our personal experience.
Grand Case offers the highly popular "restaurant row" for gourmands. The quaint seaside town carries the reputation of having the best per capita dining in the Caribbean. The road along the waterfront is heavily populated with exquisite restaurants with heavy French influences.
Le Ti Provencale A gem of a restaurant found next to "The Lolo's" in Grand Case. A casual restaurant themed on fresh fish and seafood featuring one of the island's best chefs. Open for dinner only.
Le Pressoir offers a romantic atmosphere in creole house that dates back to 1886. The cuisine and atmosphere is very French. Open for dinner only from 6.00 to 10.30pm.
Auberge Gourmand Serves fine French cuisine in an intimate dining room in one of the oldest Créole houses on the island offering excellent French Cuisine/ Opens for Dinner Only starting at 6pm.
Le Tastevin is a true dinning experience. Le Tastevin is romantically set in one of the oldest houses in the Grand case village. Located by the sea, the restaurant's reputation for fine French cuisine is well known on the island . A perfect place to enjoy one of the most spectacular sunsets in the Caribbean. Open everyday for lunch and dinner.
Spiga offers good Italian Cuisine in a beautiful Creole House. The restaurant is popular with the tourists. Open for dinner and closed on Mondays.
Marigot is the capital of French St Martin offering a beautiful waterfront promenade, great restaurants and prime shopping on Rue de Kennedy in the heart of Marigot. The restaurants of Marigot offer an extensive selection of dining from fantastic French restaurants to chic bistros.
Tropicana is one of our favorite restaurants. Located in Marina Royale, the restaurant embodies a Parisian café feel but the service and food are first class. Open for lunch and dinner
La Belle Epoque (Marina Royale), Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A lively place where you can find brasserie food: tasty, hearty, and fairly priced. Enjoy a waterfront table with a view over the marina. Stop in at night to see the Marina come alive and lit up as the shops stay open late. Open from 7:30 AM until 11:00 PM every day except Sunday, (when they open at 5:00 PM)
La Vie en Rose, One of St Martin/St Martin's founding restaurants on Marigot's waterfront, renowned for exquisite French cuisine. The menu is extensive and delightful. Enjoya delightful lunch on their sidewalk Café, or dine overlooking the sea on their romantic Terrace. Open from Monday through Saturday.
Mario's Bistro A popular restaurant with the tourists. Fantastic view overlooking the sea. Features French cuisine with an original flair. Reservations are necessary. Open Tuesdays through Saturdays. Dinner Only.
La Cigale (Nettle Bay), One of our favorites. Excellent French Cuisine, Beautiful beach front setting and unforgettable service by the owner Olivier! This is truly one of the most Romantic restaurants on the island. Reservations recommended. Open for dinner only from 6.30 to 11pm. Closed on Sundays.
Le Sand (Nettle Bay) offers a nouveau French cuisine set at a chic beachfront setting on Nettle Bay beach.
Ma Ti Beach (Nettle Beach) is an exceptional choice for lunch. Fabulous French inspired menu and an exceptional beachfront location.
Le Santal is a romantic waterfront villa with an exceptionally ambient atmosphere. Open seven days a week for dinner only. Located in Sandy Ground.
Cupecoy has evolved to be a heavily popular dining destination on St Martin anchored by the noveau cuisine of Temptation and the Atlantis Casino. The Atlantis Casino Plaza features some of the best restaurants on St Martin. The restaurants at Cupecoy allow you to dine in elegance then try your hand with lady luck at the gaming tables.
Temptation Savor the award-winning Nouveau Caribbean cuisine. Reservations necessary. Open for Dinner from 6:30PM until 10:30PM every night.
Rare is the sister restaurant of Temptation. A contemporary environment with intriguing presentations.
Aux Quatre Vents is an elegant marina front French restaurant in Porto Cupecoy.
Maho Plaza represents the nightlife nexus of St Martin offering restaurants, bars, nightclubs and gaming.. Maho comes to life as the sun sets with street entertainment, shopping, and a good selection of restaurants.
La Moulin Fou offers a delightful French cuisine overlooking Maho Plaza
Pizza Pasta Trattoria is a hidden delight for true Italian fare. Exceptional pastas and meats in a small trattoria setting. Reservations are a must.
Cheri's Café is a bustling and lively restaurant. A casual atmosphere with live entertainment. Great for families. Closed on Tuesdays.
Bamboo Bernies is a popular sushi place located in Maho Plaza.
Orient Beach/Cul de Sac
Sol e Luna restaurant located in Cul de Sac is the top rated restaurant on the island. A romantic French restaurant with exquisite ambiance and exceptional gourmet fare. A must go for foodies.
Palm Beach restaurant on Orient Beach is an exceptional spot to spend the day and have a fabulous lunch.
L'Astrolabe is a popular and well regarded restaurant in the Orient beach area.