Bistrot Caraïbes

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$31 to $50
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French
Bistrot Caraibes has been Created on Saint-Martin Island in 1993, by the two Brothers, Thibault and Amaury Mezière.

The restaurant features a Lovely setting where returning clientele keep rating the Bistrot Caraibes as being one of the top 5 establishments on the Island of Saint-Martin / Sint-Maarten.

The Relaxing, Romantic, and Casual Atmosphere will be a Great Dining Experience during your next vacation in Saint-Martin

Bistrot Caraibes is a 50 Seat Restaurant. We do have the Facilities to wait on large Parties,up to 50.
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AF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner at the Bistrot. Food was great and service prompt and courteous.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Worth visiting!

OT
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, outstanding service and an overall exceptional experience! We love Bistrot Caraibes and it’s always a must for us when we are visiting St Maarten!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant!

CG
Puerto Vallarta
17 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experience on the island. The food was exceptional, service was very good. Definitely a place we’ll dine again.

TK
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistro Caribes in my opinion is the finest restaurant on St Martin. The food is exceptionally fresh and prepared perfectly. The owners Amaurey and Thibault hustle along with the other wait staff to give a very enjoyable meal. Their rum infused with ginger is the best by far. I have eaten here often and would highly recommend it for anyone visiting the island.

NA
Tallahassee
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best food we’ve ever had on the island. Will be going back again. Outstanding service in a great location. Highly recommend.

TK
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in St. Martin. Great food and service.

L
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The evening was a great experience as soon as we walked through the door. The staff was very attentive we were able to pick out our lobsters from the fountain and get a picture taken by the staff holding the lobster. Lobster Thermidor is the house special and it was absolutely delicious. I started with escargot and mushrooms also delicious. Nice wine list too. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Nice! Surprise

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d
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely from start to finish! We were welcomed & treated with friendliness throughout the meal. The food was excellent , and the presentation was superb!

e
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful. I had the duck and it was delicious. I am still thinking about it days later. The dessert was beautiful. One of our favorite meals in St Martin.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beyond words

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W
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This beautiful restaurant is like Grand Case before the storm. Their happy, positive but thoroughly professional vibe is a joy. As if this wasn’t enough, the food practically shouts “you’re in France” in the best possible way. Don’t ask, just go...

KT
Philadelphia
76 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Went there while on vacation. I had the lobster done two ways. It was delicious! Could not have been fresher (you pick your lobster from a tank). The service was top notch! I would highly recommend this restaurant.

OT
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Highly recommend getting a reservation! We were a little late for our dinner time due to finding a place to park, but they were still holding our table which was nice!
We started with the French onion soup and the beef carpaccio- both were delicious. The soup was exceptional!
For dinner we had the filet mignon and the sea bass. The filet had a wonderful sear and was served on a bed of mushrooms which were delicious. Sides were mashed potatoes and vegetables. Both were great. The sea bass was nice. For dessert, the chocolate cake is a must! It was incredible!
The reason I gave the food 4 stars was because the steak was a bit overcooked. I ordered it medium rare and it came out more medium throughout, none the less, I would give it another shot because the flavor was delicious and the cut of meat was very nice.
Ambience at this place was nice, cocktails were great, and the service was excellent! We would definitely return to Bistrot Caribe!

OT
Cancun
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

My wife and I had a wonderful dinner here. We were greeted and seated promptly. The foie gras appetizer was incredible. We both had a fish dish for our main...I had the Sea Bass and my wife had the Snapper. The sauces that accompanied the dishes were outstanding. We finished with their signature chocolate cake dessert. If it wasn’t for our waitress tipping over my glass of water and pretty much soaking me ( accidents happen) it would have been 5 star overall.

CF
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!! They aim to please.

R
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, best red snapper I have ever had. Service was great and staff very friendly. Everything was so good we went back for a second dinner prior to leaving St Martin. Can't wait to return!

KS
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I wanted to love the restaurant as I adore French food, but the service was subpar and the food was just ok. My lamb was way overcooked and the bottle of champagne we ordered was just awful.

C
Chicago
192 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There's a reason Bistro Caribe is consistently rated very very highly and we come back every time we go to St Maarten, the food is terrific the service is great and it would be number one or two on anyone's list to eat. If you're going to be in the French part of Saint Martin make dinner here and absolute must you won't be sorry.

Chicago foodie

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with fabulous service! Classic French bistro style with the freshest seafood and classic French cuisine. Waiters are all friendly and helpful with the menu and wine selection. Our favourite spot for a special dinner each vacation.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Christmas dinner. Food, staff, and atmosphere were perfect.

w
New England
21 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Bistrot Caraibes with our 9-year-old to celebrate Christmas dinner. It lived up to all expectations, from the friendly greeting to the quality of the food and wine to dessert. I wouldn’t say it is a kids restaurant, but the owners welcomed us in and made us each feel as good as a the food. The lobster thermidor was as stellar as expected, the red snapper was expertly prepared, and the appetizers were delightful.

Worth the trip!

a
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good, though not amazing, food. Lovely, gracious, service. They really hustle! It’s a mostly open space on the street-side of the Grande Casse restaurant row.

HM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food is quite good but not excellent. We had four dishes. Stuffed chicken and lamb shank were very good, say 8/10. The other two dishes - snapper and scallops - were 6/10. The place caters primarily to tourists. Very expensive. Indeed, I'd say it's overpriced. Also, the beverage menu does not show the price of a bottle of water - we had to ask the waitress how much it costs. Given that a bottle of water costs over 6 Euro (about 7 US$) I think the fact that the price is hidden is not right.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service & cuisine.

MM
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are prisoners on the island
We can’t leave our hotel
No police or any type of service available to visitors
No calls to American Express accepted

PM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best French food we have had. Their escargo was amazing but the entire meal was wonderful.

TL
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We drove to Grand Case from the dutch side of St Maarten to have dinner at the bistro. From start to finish service was attentive not overbearing. We ordered lobster thermidor, sea bass, and snapper. They made son grilled chicken. All of the dishes ordered were excellent and prepared with attention to detail. They have a lobster tank and you chose the lobster when you order the lobster entree. Highly recommend lobster thermidor. Nice wine list and cocktails available too.

Parking may be a little difficult because the boulevard in Grand Case is narrow. There are lots available within a short walk and on-street parking if you can find a spot. You can also take a taxi and enjoy yourself.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly amazing. The lobster thermidor is special.

e
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always. The owners are extremely gracious hosts and the wait staff couldn’t be better.

A
Phoenix
53 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we entered the restaurant with a warm welcome, until the time we left with a please come back and see us again, this restaurant was amazing. The food was the best we’ve had on the island. The service was second to none. I would eat here every night if I lived here in town. Don’t miss out on the creamy garlic escargot and the Lobster Thermidor. The crème brûlée also was exceptional. My husband had the sliced duck and he enjoyed it tremendously. It was also the birthday week for my husband while we were down here and they gave him a wonderful birthday celebration. This is a restaurant that is not to be missed when in Saint Martin.

TN
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We finally made it back here after a few years. The staff is amazing as is the food. There are many quaint tables for two and others for larger groups. Everyone there was having a wonderful time and interacting well with the owners and staff. It’s a place not to miss. Get your lobster there- no where else!

JH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant on the island. What a wonderful experience. The staff was so friendly and efficient. The food was over the top amazing. Had to go back a second time. Even better. Can’t wait to go again next year.

BB
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice dining experience. Picking your lobster was very fun. I would recommend this restaurant. All staff was very nice.

PB
New England
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an absolutely amazing dining experience. We went to Bistrot Caraibes on our first night in St. Martin. We were staying in Grand Case at the Grand Case Beach Club and Caraibes was rated fabulously. The rating was accurate and the meal was absolutely amazing. The french onion soup was excellent and the meals were great. My wife had Veal and it was excellent and my Lobster Thermidor was truly a dining experience. Service was very good and we loved our dining experience here.

M
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Not many fine restaurants have survived the recent hurricanes. Bistro is in great shape and continues to
offer excellent food. Service can be a bit slow when busy on weekends, but you are on vacation "in France" so enjoy!

We had the lobster Thermidor and scallops. Excellent!

CH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit since Irma, and we were not disappointed. The service, food quality and overall experience is as good as it ever was. Highly recommended!

SC
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and ambient! It was a perfect vacation dinner at Saint Martin with my husband and friends!