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“One of the most consummate dining experiences ever!!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Le Ti Bouchon

Le Ti Bouchon
Ranked #3 of 14 Restaurants in Cul de Sac
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$50
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Ti Bouchon is closed for seasonal vacations. We will re open on October 2016.
South Pasadena, California, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“One of the most consummate dining experiences ever!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014

A little delayed on the review, but one I must leave!
If it were just the food about this place, it would almost seem too easy to rate this place at a 5. The dishes are very inspired, fresh, and made with passion. Momo takes time to explain not just the dishes themselves, but his processes and sourcing of ingredients. It makes the entire meal that much more interesting when you can get some insight on how everything was put together. I really enjoy french food, but not always the formality of it. Le Ti Bouchon strikes a very enjoyable compromise here in creating a Caribbean atmosphere without any loss in the culinary experience.

Momo is a really masterful conversationalist. He has so many stories and information that he keeps you interested the entire time you are there. He makes sure to visit each table equally and his personality really permeates the entire atmosphere and warms the restaurant. He really brings the entire restaurant together without any imposition.

This was our last meal on the island and absolutely the best experience to leave with. I must say that any time I think back to this vacation it will be Le Ti Bouchon that stands out and I would go back to the island just to visit Momo and his restaurant.

As if this weren't enough, the experience brought everyone close enough that another table offered to take us back to the hotel as they were staying at the same one. It was late, taxis can be expensive and we hadn't rented a car. Momo insisted he drive us back himself. I think this type of courtesy and politeness has been completely lost back home in LA and it was incredibly refreshing and appreciated.

Thanks for a great experience and we will return as soon as we can!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Adam S
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English first
Anderson, South Carolina
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156 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Wonderful restaurant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

This place is exceptional! The owner is very kind and welcoming. He thoroughly explains every dish. The food was great. The dessert was better!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 30090Laura_S
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Norwalk, Connecticut
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“A hidden gem!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014 via mobile

The best escargot I have ever had! Go say hello to MOMO. The best French/ Mediterranean food found in St Maarten. I was lucky enough to celebrate a very important Birthday here. The owner MOMO made this evening an unforgettable experience ! And I have been back since. There is not a morsel that is not delicious. He loves his food, preparing it, complimenting it with the best ( reasonable) wines and conversation . MOMO is worldly and knowledgeable. He is a delight and the food here is incomparable !! Don't be fooled by the porch like atmosphere, you are in for a dream meal and leave room for the FABULOUS desserts!!! Love this place

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Windsor, Connecticut
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Off the beaten Path”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

Ti Bouchon is located a short distance from Grand Case in French St. Martin (an area known for it's great dining). It is a small retaurant with about 8 tables on the porch of a small Caribbean house in the French Cul de Sac. The owner, Momo is a delightful host and the chef is amazing. The menu is not enormous includes a satisfying number of dishes with some additional specials (at least the night we were there). Preparation - presentation were excellent and the flavors were fantastic. Can't wait for our next trip to St. Martin to go back again.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Debby S
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Porto Alegre, RS
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“Good food, friendly staff but horrible decoration.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2014

It's a small restaurant. More like a bistro. About 5 table I guess. There were two waiters being one of them the owner. They served us very well and in a french manner. The food was so tasty.

The owner does not seem to be worried about the decoration of the restaurant. Its very simple and no glamour at all. It is more like, eat, pay and go. If you wanna impress your lady bringing her to that restaurant, It's not going to work so well. Although, if you intend to eat a good meal, that's the place.

It should've been a little cheaper comparing to what the place offered.

Anyhow, it's a nice option and I'd recomend to my friends.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank GuilhermeSchaedler
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