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4 of 5 bubbles Review of L'Effet Mer

L'Effet Mer
Ranked #22 of 67 Restaurants in Grand Case
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$40 - US$80
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Good for: View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: 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.
Chicago, Illinois
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100 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.) Everything we ordered was attractive and beautifully seasoned. For starters we had sweet pepper gazpacho and classic Caesar salad (fresh anchovies.) Our entrees were roasted Brazilian lobster "Effet Mer style", with pumpkin and cinnamon mousse, and the Chilean sea bass (crab crème brûlée and a quinoa/risotto combination. We finished with the cheese plate and left happy.

  • Visited April 2014
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English first
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A Gem in Grande Case: #1 Favorite Restaurant!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 stars of this perfect Caribbean setting. A romantic and so relaxing, pleasurable evening,with every dish a gastronomic treat. It was difficult to choose from the array of mouth watering selections, and we were pleased with each choice. The wines, too, were delicious.
Our server, Gwen, elegantly and warmly provided us with top-notch service, so professional, pure class and eager to make our dining experience perfect.
L'Effet Mer will be first on the list of places to dine --- more than once ---during each trip to this wonderful tropical destination!

Thank Molly C
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great romantic dinner! ”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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Auburn, ME
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85 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“newer and spectacular restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 had fish including scallops, red snapper, sea bass. As we each tasted all of them, it was one wonderful dish after another. Great desserts as well

Visited April 2014
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168 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“The Best of Everything”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 & the raw tuna. The portions were just perfect and the food was so good,that we have another reservation tonight. The owner/chef and his staff were very friendly and the service was great. Please make a reservation.

Thank Nanc8
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