Unfortunately much of our disappointment could be due to the fact that the waiter, who I think was the owner, seemed to be a one man show although I do think there was a cook. This gentleman greeted us, seated us, waited on us, made the drinks, and did the same for everyone there. There were about four other tables of four and we had a party of eight, so needless to say he had more action going than he could effectively handle.
We just spent a week in the area and had the absolute pleasure of dining in some wonderful restaurants and have been so thrilled by the quality of food in St Maarten...until this visit. General consensus is that the food was ok but not on par with any other restaurant we ate at this week. Two of us particularly like snapper, that great flakey, mild fish that is almost always a delight. Past experience is that it's at least a half inch thick, tender, served without bones and melts in your mouth. This "snapper" was very thin, fishy tasting, had lots of little bones and sure didn't look or taste like any of the snapper we previously had here. I'm just figuring that if it doesn't look like snapper, and doesn't taste like snapper, there's a possibility that it isn't snapper.
The desserts were also sub par. They just tasted sort of commercial, not the great phenomenal French pastry we've tasted before this. The little lump of ice cream on the pastry was about 80% melted, likely because the waiter just couldn't get it to us. Then we waited a fair time for the check which wasn't broken down for each couple and he just didn't have the time to do it for us. His handwriting wasn't readable so we started from scratch and figured it out as there were substantial differences in what each couples had.
I feel guilty about not telling the waiter and, i think,owner, but we just couldn't get his time to listen if we had tried.
If you're looking for a dining experience on the level of so many other restaurants here, I'd say you should drive by this one.....don't stop just drive by.
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