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“Consistently excellent every time we visit! Must try this one”
Review of Temptation - CLOSED

Temptation
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$55
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, French, Contemporary
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Elegant dining, live piano nightly, creative , seasonal cuisine and cocktails featuring award winning ,St .Maarten born chef Dino Jagtiani, and award winning bartender Paul Peterson.
Reviewed 7 January 2012

Chef Dino Jagtiani took our reservations for Christmas Eve via email and we took 2 other friends to enjoy once again. We have visited many times and this is one of our top 5 restaurant "must have" locations we've found after 20 years on island. Price is up there with the service and food quality. Starters included homemade lobster ravioli and Extra rare sushi tuna. Main course was the Osso Bucco and a bone-in steak. Outstanding

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Thank tarstmartin
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Reviewed 7 January 2012

Temptation is located on a side patio of the Atlantis World Casino in Cupecoy, in front of the medical school just on the Dutch side of the island. It is the sister restaurant to Rare, which is right beside it and operated by the same crew.

Walked in without reservations on Jan 1st evening around 7 pm for a table for one. Atmosphere is muted light, white tablecloth, pretty good live pianist playing old standards (think "As Time Goes By") during dinner. Met personally by the owner/head chef's wife and seated promptly. Had a "Ping Pong Martini" with lychee/ginger/honey-infused vodka which was delicious and also a Basil-Infused Lemon Drop, also delicious. Started the meal with Lump Crab Beignets - basically fried crab cake with chipotli aioli and cilantro; there were three, around the size of golf balls, very delicious. Main course was red wine braised osso bucco with red peppers and mushroom risotto. The risotto was delicious, and littered with chunks of whole mushroom. The peppers were a little numerous for my taste (not a fan personally of whole peppers, but easily removed). The veal meat itself was fall-apart tender and quite tasty. Dessert was a white chocolate panna cotta which was sublime. Meal itself was in the range of $75, for one with three courses and two cocktails. Would definitely return and recommend to others.

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Thank TFUltimate
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Reviewed 5 January 2012

We just return from a weeks visit to Sint Maarten and Saint Martin. Out of many highlights of this amazing place, Temptation was one of the best. Everything we ate was wonderful, the service terrific and quite a surprise next to a random casino. Make a reservation for sure and have a pre-dinner drink at the bar listening to the piano player. Not to be missed!

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Thank berkeleyCA
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Reviewed 5 January 2012

Very good ingredients well prepared food. If you are looking for really creative cooking this is not the place but a good option.

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Thank msharfman
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Reviewed 25 December 2011

Outstand on all accounts. Don't miss the well prepared steaks with balsomic reductions and great fishes.

Thank Jeff and Debby A
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