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“Best Greek food on the island”
Review of Vesna Taverna

Vesna Taverna
Ranked #6 of 115 Restaurants in Simpson Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$30
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Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed 17 June 2014

We ate there on a Saturday night, which is "Greek Night". We had the sampler platter, which was large enough for 2, although you can probably add another kebab (we did) to make it plentiful.
The kebabs were very good, she uses quality meats (chicken & lamb). The mousaka was absolutely wonderful! Vegetables & Greek salad were fresh. The quality & flavoring/seasoning of the food is some of the best I have had in St Maarten.
Vesna (the owner) comes around & tries to visit each table during the course of your meal. Very pleasant to chat with.

My only complaint is that they did not have saganaki on the menu, and when we asked the waitress, she confirmed it was not available. Yet when we suggested that to Vesna , she said that it was available (we didn't talk to her until after our meal).
So, now we know for next time.

Thank RandyT56
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

This was my favorite place on the island, recommended by a local shop owner. The people who own and work here are amazing. You feel like you are at someone's house having dinner. Desserts are homemade and decadent...go on Greek Night (Sat) if you love that kind of food. Their spin on Tsaziki was delish. The apertif after dinner was yummy - and also homemade. Love, love, love this place.

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Reviewed 12 June 2014

Vesna Taverna never dissapoints. Not in the food, not in service.
I have been to this place many times and tried many things. All great! The one time that the clams in my seafood pasta were all empty, the waitress noticed it herself (I didn't say a thing) and she made sure I got an extra bowl of seafood.
Also, try their fresh juices. Just tell them what you like and don't like and they will make you something. A pure delight!

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Thank World_citizen_SL
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

This is a long overdue review of Vesna Taverna. We ate there our first and last dinner in St Maarten and a couple of breakfasts in-between during Spring break in March. The Nutella pancakes were delicious. We enjoyed speaking with the staff and the owner (Vesna). Go there for Greek food on Saturday evenings- prepared by the owner herself. Go there for the atmosphere - the resto set-up is so inviting...that's what brought us in the first time around - as we walked by over 10 restaurants before reaching this one, we were instantly attracted to its cozy set-up, with all windows/shutters open and just the right number of tables. We shall return,

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Thank AndreeaTimberlake
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Reviewed 6 June 2014

We went to Vesna based on reviews written on Jeff Berger's website "Everything St. Maarten". We have had great success using his recommendations. We went for dinner the last night of our two week trip. There were 10 adults and 2 babies in our group, which I was afraid would overwhelm this smaller restaurant. Not the case. The owner greeted and seated us. She is very friendly and made us feel right at home. Food was delicious and the prices were reasonable. We will definitely return on our next trip

Thank kash96baltimore
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