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L'Effet Mer

48 bd de Grand Case, Grand Case 97150, St Martin / St Maarten
+590 690 66-4338
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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French, Cajun & Creole, European, Caribbean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
48 bd de Grand Case, Grand Case 97150, St Martin / St Maarten
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Reviewed 19 September 2014

L'Effet Mer is one of our favorite restaurants in Saint-Martin. The quality of the food is amazing, as is the presentation, and the service. I recommend asking for a table with a view on the seafront. I highly recommend ordering the fresh caught fish of...More

Thank Patricia A
Reviewed 25 July 2014 via mobile

This place is amazing. A very charming and intimate setting. I cannot say enough about the tastes and combinations the chef puts together. The trio for 29 Euros, I cannot speak enough about. Lobster bisque with baguette, lamb and ravioli entree, and a superb creme...More

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 10 July 2014

The food is excellent; the wine list is quite good; service is adequate; selections are imaginative; setting is nice; room is fairly small. Fish dishes are very good. Management allows smoking, which destroys a nice outing and messes up the flavors of the chef's best...More

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Reviewed 18 May 2014

Very Nice restaurant, in a very nice setting (sea front). Surprising combinations on the menu. We really enjoyed it. Service was sometimes trying too hard. But all in all we had an excellent dinner, with good food, good wine and good service. We'll return!

Thank Guy147
Reviewed 16 May 2014

This is a very French establishment with charming waitresses. From the street it is not appealing, but inside, the tables by the water are beautiful. It got much louder halfway through our meal when a large group of smokers was seated near us. (Oh, well.)...More

Thank TravelGolfer
Reviewed 16 May 2014 via mobile

Best Dining experience in St Martin! The chef, Stephane, prepared an absolutely delicious and creative, visually stunning dinner for us. I am vegetarian and was thrilled at the delightful tastes during each lovely course, as we enjoyed the tranquil ambience overlooking the sea, sky and...More

Thank Molly C
Reviewed 23 April 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed our dinner here, very original chef! The service was great, the meals yummy and the atmosphere very romantic. The chocolate ball desert is a must!

Thank Ron F
Reviewed 20 April 2014

Perhaps this should be rated #1 in Grand Case. First, it is a wonderful beach side setting with good views and nice breezes. And second, the food was as good if not better than any other restaurant in Grand Case. The 4 of us all...More

Thank rweis1d
Reviewed 14 April 2014 via mobile

This hidden gem had been recommended to us by several local people . We had missed this one for the past 4 years in Grand Case. It is very small & quaint, right on the ocean, looking across to Anguilla. We ate the Dover Sole...More

Thank Nanc8
Reviewed 25 March 2014

While the food was pretty good, the best part about this restaurant is the beautiful, romantic setting, right on the waterfront.

Thank Curt J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$40 - US$80
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, View
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
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18:00 - 22:00
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12:00 - 14:00
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18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 bd de Grand Case, Grand Case 97150, St Martin / St Maarten
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St Martin / St Maarten  >  Saint-Martin  >  Grand Case
  • Phone Number: +590 690 66-4338
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The Restaurant L' Effet Mer in the heart of the village of Grand-Case, called "the gastronomic capital of the Caribbean" is the new place to be to discover a sophisticated and refined cuisine.
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