Places to Eat
St. Martin is a food mecca, with different cuisines to please just about any palette.
From fine French cuisine, fresh seafood, to Italian restaurants and local “Lolos” serving up authentic Creole dishes, there is something for every budget.
If you’re looking for fine dining, look no further than Le Trellis restaurant at the Belmond La Samanna hotel. Enjoy delicious Italian dishes at Mezza Luna in Nettle Bay or Spiga in Grand Case. If you’re in the mood for beach side dining, check out the new Roxxy Beach restaurant in Simpson Bay or Bikini Beach in Orient Bay. Enjoy delicacies such as caviar, chocolate and a wide selection of wines and champagnes at Bahccus in Hope Estate or head over to Bistro Caraibes, where you can find the best lobster thermidors in St. Martin.
Visit Rendez-vous Lounge or Altro Bistro in Cupecoy for terrace style dining with live entertainment several times a week or Blue Fin seafood restaurant in Cupecoy for fresh seafood, where their moto is “from the sea to your plate.”
Don’t leave the island without enjoying some local cuisine! Check out the Lazy Lizard Beach Bar and Grill in Philipsburg for local favorites like BBQ spareribs and johnny cakes or Yvette’s Restaurant in Quartier D’Orleans Creole dishes such as Creole red snapper, curried oxtail and stuffed crabs.
Cheap eats can be found all around the island and it’s usually the locally owned and operated hole in the wall places that end up serving the best food! Stop at Little Jerusalem in Simpson Bay for some of the best shawarmas on the island with huge portions and a friendly atmosphere or check if you’re on the French side, stop over at Le Sous Marin in Marigot for baguette sandwiches, croque monsieurs and cordon bleu.
You may have come to St. Martin for the beaches, but you’ll be leaving talking about the food!