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“Excellent food ... best Bloody Mary!”
Review of Vesna Taverna

Vesna Taverna
Ranked #8 of 112 Restaurants in Simpson Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$30
Cuisines: French, Greek, Mediterranean
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Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Excellent food ... best Bloody Mary!”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Very central located in Simpson Bay. Love to go there for breakfast or lunch,great food for good prices, nice and friendly atmosphere, extremly friendly and obliging service and for sure one of the best Bloody Marys on the island!!!

Visited June 2014
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Columbus, Ohio
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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“Best Greek food on the island”
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.

Visited May 2014
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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153 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Awesome Dinner!”
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.

Visited June 2014
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Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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“Never disappoints”
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!

  • Visited May 2014
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Southlake, Texas
2 reviews
“Once you eat there once, you keep going back!”
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,

  • Visited March 2014
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