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Re: Looking for a French restaurant [Re: LBI2SXM] #186558
03/07/2019 02:18 PM
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OK, thanks. I didn't think of that as at the Yacht Club, but maybe I'm not remembering where Saratoga was correctly.


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Re: Looking for a French restaurant [Re: Carol_Hill] #186560
03/07/2019 02:38 PM
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Wasn't Saratoga in the corner next to the old Peg Leg Pub opposite the adult toy shop?

Re: Looking for a French restaurant [Re: LBI2SXM] #186564
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Yes---Charter House 1863 and Saratoga were at the same location.

Re: Looking for a French restaurant [Re: SXMScubaman] #186565
03/07/2019 03:01 PM
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Originally Posted by SXMScubaman
Wasn't Saratoga in the corner next to the old Peg Leg Pub opposite the adult toy shop?



No. See CaribLee's response.

Re: Looking for a French restaurant [Re: Carol_Hill] #186571
03/07/2019 03:42 PM
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You are correct Carol, not in the Yacht Club area.




Re: Looking for a French restaurant [Re: Carol_Hill] #186576
03/07/2019 04:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Carol_Hill
Where is it specifically? Perhaps in that restaurant which has had many different iterations, basically behind Zee Best?


They are in the front of where Zee Best and Jimbo's are. Up front near the pharmacy.


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Re: Looking for a French restaurant [Re: Doc Bill] #186577
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I was told that the chef from The Cliff is now the owner of this restaurant. We stayed at the Cliff a couple times and so enjoyed the restaurant there, I will be sure to add this restaurant to my list.

Re: Looking for a French restaurant [Re: Carol_Hill] #186579
03/07/2019 04:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Carol_Hill
Where is it specifically? Perhaps in that restaurant which has had many different iterations, basically behind Zee Best?

Pretty sure it is the old Saratoga/Charter House locations.


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Re: Looking for a French restaurant [Re: Carol_Hill] #186583
03/07/2019 04:39 PM
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Carol and Carib Lee, you are both correct.

Re: Looking for a French restaurant [Re: pburke40] #186870
03/10/2019 08:24 PM
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Originally Posted by pburke40
I believe that Le Pressoir has reopened under new management and chef. I think Spiga now owns it. Probably much different than in the past.


No the new owner is the owner of Yellow Sub and Sol e Luna





Re: Looking for a French restaurant [Re: BillandElaine] #188040
03/21/2019 06:58 AM
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Originally Posted by BillandElaine
Frenchy Ludo's has been getting rave reviews from friends.

We had a group go there last night. Had to move inside due the the sewage smell of the lagoon. Once inside I thought is smelled of mold and mildew and was rather warm as the a/c was not keeping, which meant cracking a window to get more sewage smell. Filet mignon I had was inedible and the others that had it did not enjoy it either. Some may have enjoyed their meal but that was the poorest excuse for a filet I have ever had. Very disappointed and I would not even consider returning.


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Re: Looking for a French restaurant [Re: LBI2SXM] #188046
03/21/2019 07:44 AM
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Originally Posted by LBI2SXM
Le Pressoir is the ultimate French restaurant!!


Le Pressoir has sold. The new owners also bought Sol e Luna.

Re: Looking for a French restaurant [Re: ruralcarrier] #188048
03/21/2019 07:50 AM
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Originally Posted by ruralcarrier
Originally Posted by BillandElaine
Frenchy Ludo's has been getting rave reviews from friends.

We had a group go there last night. Had to move inside due the the sewage smell of the lagoon. Once inside I thought is smelled of mold and mildew and was rather warm as the a/c was not keeping, which meant cracking a window to get more sewage smell. Filet mignon I had was inedible and the others that had it did not enjoy it either. Some may have enjoyed their meal but that was the poorest excuse for a filet I have ever had. Very disappointed and I would not even consider returning.


wOW! I have mold allergy. When I stopped in to make rsvp I wasn’t bothered nor did I smell sewage. Went back another evening to change rsvp and again noted nothing. Perhaps I wasn’t there long enough. Maybe some boated let his sewage out the night you were there?

Well, can only hope Chocolate Watt’s music will be good. I’ll give my two cents about the place tomorrow.

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Re: Looking for a French restaurant [Re: RonDon] #188052
03/21/2019 08:32 AM
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Good luck, anxious to hear your experience.


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Re: Looking for a French restaurant [Re: RonDon] #188076
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Originally Posted by RonDon
Originally Posted by LBI2SXM
Le Pressoir is the ultimate French restaurant!!


Le Pressoir has sold. The new owners also bought Sol e Luna.


When exactly did new owners buy Sol e Luna? Wonder if the poor meal I had was with the past owners.

Re: Looking for a French restaurant [Re: bran] #188118
03/21/2019 04:06 PM
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Originally Posted by bran
Originally Posted by RonDon
Originally Posted by LBI2SXM
Le Pressoir is the ultimate French restaurant!!


Le Pressoir has sold. The new owners also bought Sol e Luna.


When exactly did new owners buy Sol e Luna? Wonder if the poor meal I had was with the past owners.


Sole e Luna sold a few years ago. The people who bought it have now bought Le Pressoir, Temps de Cirises in Grand Case and l’Oasis near Oyster pond.

Ocean 82 also owns Enjoy in Marina Royal.

Altro has been bought by the people who also own La Main et le Pate in Marino Royal. Ps we did not think Altro was as good as before it sold.

Re: Looking for a French restaurant [Re: ruralcarrier] #188143
03/21/2019 06:57 PM
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J.D. .... let us know if you try JAX! Hearing their filet is awesome.


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Re: Looking for a French restaurant [Re: BeachKitten] #188197
03/22/2019 06:59 AM
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Others in my group went to Jax prior to my arrival and enjoyed it. I know at least one had a filet and said it was good. They also said they enjoyed Emilio's filet and indicated they thought Emilio's was their best overall dining experience on the island.

It is tough to mess up a filet and I would think most restaurants would use portion controlled center cut, cryovac sealed and precut CAB, Choice or Prime meat. The filet at Frenchy Ludo was cut from the large end, not trimmed of the silverskin or other connective tissue and in no way was close to a center cut and had no seasoning or flavor.

The Mailbox has a freezer/cooler near the entry door that had boxes and boxes of filet mignon. Not sure of they were for sale, for restaurants to pick up that had ordered them or what but I know the availability of a good filet should not be a problem. I saw a cart of US processed cryovac sealed tenderloins being checked in at Carrefour the other morning.


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