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“Excellent meal”
Review of L'Estaminet - CLOSED

L'Estaminet
Price range: US$40 - US$75
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Description: L'ESTAMINET...A French ,innovative cuisine ,combining spices of the word and amazing flavors...And frienddly atmosphere.....
Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

Stumbled upon this spot after discovering the pizza place next door was closed. None of us had huge appetites but everything on the menu sounded great. Luke took great care of us and every little bite was clearly a well thought out dish. Nothing was over the top (although we were surprised to grill our own salmon at the table) and still very original. If you're up for a nice meal it's well worth a course or two at least.

1  Thank Courtney P
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

We heard interesting reviews about L'Estaminet and decided to give it a try. I've never seen or eaten food quite like this before! Everything was masterfully put together in an interesting and rather entertaining sort of way (thankfully, there is an explanation on how to eat your food). We ordered the daily special appetizer, which came in unique shaped bowls and featured miso sauce in a small toothpaste container. Dinner was delicate fish with mushroom "cookies" and a mushroom foam - it was wonderful. Definitely a fantastic dinner and experience. The only drawback was that the mojito I ordered was rather bad, so stick with wine. But you can't go wrong with the food!

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2  Thank nhinkel
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

The lady chef is amazing ! From appetizer till dessert just a masterpiece ! The presentation ,the taste of every dish is amazing ! The service is top notch !!! Shame is on the end of the road and not so busy yet ! Make an effort and come ! We just love it every year !

1  Thank happytotravel52
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Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

This was our first dining experience in Grand Case and we were not disappointed. The food was outstanding and the service even better. It was a quiet night and we were the only people in the restaurant. We had the shrimp fettuccini and the cod fish. Both were wonderful. Afterwards the chef came out to speak with us, made us feel very special. Highly recommend!

1  Thank Samantha092868
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

We were eagerly anticipating our dinner at L'Estaminet as this was the first time we were getting the opportunity to eat here. We had wanted to try it on previous trips but had found the restaurant closed for the season (most of our previous visits were later in the low season). We rarely make reservations on our trips to Saint Martin because we've found that it is usually pretty easy to get a table and prefer the flexibility. Anyway, we tried walking in to L'Estaminet on our first night there and, of course, they were booked. Oh well no big deal we just made a reservations for the following night and grabbed dinner at Le Cottage (which was excellent). When we arrived for our reservation the following night we were quickly seated and the service was very good. Food-wise it turned out to be very good but underwhelming compared to some of the other places we ate during the week. This place was still very good but just slightly below the quality we had at L'auberage, L Villa, Le Cottage, and Le Pressoir. We also had a very obnoxiously loud (and opinionated) woman sitting near us which was annoying and distracting. All in all it was good though. Will probably give it another try.

3  Thank 628Michael
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