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Top 10 restaurants for 2020 #210848
12/09/2019 10:51 PM
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We’ll be there 10 nights. We’ll fall into some old habits I’m sure but hoping to add some new places.

What are folks latest Top 10 restaurants?

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Re: Top 10 restaurants for 2020 [Re: PelicanPirate] #210851
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Nowhere Special....Simpson Bay
La Villa Grand Case
Moulin Fou Maho
Chersterfields P burg
Mark's Place P burg
Fat Tony's Cupecoy
Isola Hollywood Casino
Jax Maho
Piazza Pascal Grand Case......but haven't tried it since the new ownership
Lee's Simpson Bay

Re: Top 10 restaurants for 2020 [Re: PelicanPirate] #210854
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Lee's
Marks
Vesna traverna
Avantica
Isola
La Patron
Greenhouse

Re: Top 10 restaurants for 2020 [Re: PelicanPirate] #210858
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While I agree with some already mentioned, I would also add Sublime and Bar Code to the list.


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Re: Top 10 restaurants for 2020 [Re: PelicanPirate] #210859
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Tropicana. Mussels Friday. Soufflé Saturday.
Be Kool. See if you can get their eggs cocotte with fois gras
L’Auberge Gourmand.
La Villa
Le Cottage

Higher end mostly French food.

Carol.. Ocean 82 opened a few weeks ago. Beautifully done and will start serving lunch for season.

Re: Top 10 restaurants for 2020 [Re: PelicanPirate] #210860
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Add La Cigale to that list. Pricier than most.

Re: Top 10 restaurants for 2020 [Re: bran] #210871
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bran--thanks for the info re Ocean 82. I note you did not put them on your top 10 list though?


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Re: Top 10 restaurants for 2020 [Re: Carol_Hill] #210872
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We had dinner at Ocean 82 last Saturday night. Food and experience was great.

Re: Top 10 restaurants for 2020 [Re: bethandsteve] #210873
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Good to hear. Hope to maybe get back there next trip.


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Re: Top 10 restaurants for 2020 [Re: bethandsteve] #210880
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Where is Ocean 82 located and what kind of menu ?
Thanks.

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Ocean 82 is immediately across the street from Bistrot Cariabes, where Fish Pot used to be. Classic French.


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Re: Top 10 restaurants for 2020 [Re: PelicanPirate] #210884
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I would add Bajatzu in Maho to the list too.


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Re: Top 10 restaurants for 2020 [Re: mgh] #210885
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Bajatzu is now Jax Steak House and thanks Carol.

Re: Top 10 restaurants for 2020 [Re: PelicanPirate] #210886
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Le Piment in Orient Bay Village has to be on the list.

Re: Top 10 restaurants for 2020 [Re: PelicanPirate] #210905
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Bistrot Caraibes


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Re: Top 10 restaurants for 2020 [Re: PelicanPirate] #210937
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La Rosa Too
Jax
Frenchy Ludo's
Pineapple Pete's
Mario's Bistro
La Tropicana
Chesterfield's
Lagoonies
Greenhouse
Le Galion

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Re: Top 10 restaurants for 2020 [Re: PelicanPirate] #210941
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Bar Code
La Palapa
Jax
Vesna Taverna
Emilio's
Mario's

Re: Top 10 restaurants for 2020 [Re: PelicanPirate] #210942
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Pelican Pirate, what is your criteria to make a restaurant one of a top 10 list? Are you looking for by prices, by food, casual, upscale?

Re: Top 10 restaurants for 2020 [Re: PelicanPirate] #210946
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Mario’s Bistro
Jax
Sale e Pepe
Vesna Taverna
Pineapple Pete
Skipjacks


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Re: Top 10 restaurants for 2020 [Re: CaribLee] #210947
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Carib Lee--Le Galion?? Not sure what you mean. If you mean the restaurant that was on Le Galion beach, it is gone, ever since Irma. Possibly, even before??


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Re: Top 10 restaurants for 2020 [Re: PelicanPirate] #210951
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No--this one is in Marina Royal (Marigot) next to La Main a la Pate........or at least it was this past July. Was told it was opened by the owners of one of the Grand Case' restaurants (Ocean 82 I think) while they were waiting on their Grand Case property to be restored. It was very good. Went twice.

Re: Top 10 restaurants for 2020 [Re: PelicanPirate] #210952
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just one mans opinion....

Breakfast
Yacht Club - best Bloody Mary's on the planet! watching the mega yachts go through the drawbridge
El Zafiro - love the pancakes, (more like johnny cakes)
Zee Best - cant beat the fresh pastries

Local Lunch
Rosie's on Mullet bay beach - oh those ribs
Talk of the Town - the chicken off that grill OMG!
Fat Tony's - $2 Captain Morgans, isn't that enough? AND great pizza, fagetaboutit!

Special Lunch
Anse Marcel - never a bad meal, i recommend anything and everything!
Yellow Beach - Grilled Caribbean Lobsters served in the ocean, just pure paradise!

Dinner
Emilio's - Dino's gone but he left his impression, fantastic food!
Jax - pricey but, steaks done right! try the octopus salad.
Moulan Fou - roasted Veal chop, boom!
Marc's Place - where the locals eat. very reasonable prices, fantastic food!
Skipjacks - best seafood on the island, great staff, the tuna carpaccio,a great start, crab stuffed tilapia, and then Key Lime Pie for the win!
Izi's - great very fresh Italian food, homemade pasta (gluten free available), my advise always end with the lemoncello.
oceans 82 - Pappardelle Al Ragu, oh yummy!

late night
3 amigo's - because, why not? everyone's got room for a taco.


hope this helps, it was fun for me... but now I'm damn hungry!!!!

MrTim

Re: Top 10 restaurants for 2020 [Re: PelicanPirate] #210953
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Pretty much in first to last order for as far as i have been

Isola
Al Denta
Le P'tit Bistro
Le Piment
Green House
Skip Jacks
Sint Maarten Yacht club
Then a bunch of also ran contenders...... Meh



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Re: Top 10 restaurants for 2020 [Re: CaribLee] #210954
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Carib Lee--Thanks. I don't recall hearing about a restaurant with that name.


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Re: Top 10 restaurants for 2020 [Re: PelicanPirate] #210961
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We’re not terribly into food or high end dining as a general rule of thumb but what does matter to us is good food, well served and at a reasonable price. Unfortunately, we tend to be less inclined to travel all over the island for meals of late, particularly at night, so my choices are also narrowed by that fact. And obviously, I can’t count to ten or limit my choices......

The only caveat I will offer referencing my favorites is Sublime - we had three meals there over our last two week trip and each one was awesome. If it was in a somewhat different setting it would hands down have been my absolute favorite dinner spot on the island.

Favorite Restaurants

Breakfast

The Yacht Club - it just doesn’t get any better, IMHO
Chesterfields
Holland House
El Zafiro

Lunch

Touch of French (or French Touch)
Rosie’s on Mullet Bay

High-end lunch

Friars Baie Beach Cafe
Anse Marcel Beach Restaurant

Easy Dinner

Marks Place
Spaghetti House
Bar Code
Fat Tony’s
Sublime

Dinner

Palapa Grill
Mario’s
Le Moulin Fou
Sublime
Isola






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Re: Top 10 restaurants for 2020 [Re: CaribLee] #210989
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Originally Posted by CaribLee
No--this one is in Marina Royal (Marigot) next to La Main a la Pate........or at least it was this past July. Was told it was opened by the owners of one of the Grand Case' restaurants (Ocean 82 I think) while they were waiting on their Grand Case property to be restored. It was very good. Went twice.

Originally Posted by CaribLee
No--this one is in Marina Royal (Marigot) next to La Main a la Pate........or at least it was this past July. Was told it was opened by the owners of one of the Grand Case' restaurants (Ocean 82 I think) while they were waiting on their Grand Case property to be restored. It was very good. Went twice.


It was called Enjoy but has just closed as owner opened Ocean 82 and he also owns the building so hoping to sell it or have the restaurant rented for the right price.

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Originally Posted by Carol_Hill
bran--thanks for the info re Ocean 82. I note you did not put them on your top 10 list though?


Haven’t been yet Carol.. might go on Friday if time allows. At present in Anguilla. Only came for one day, enjoyed where we were staying so much extended until tomorrow. Tropicana making me a beef Wellington tomorrow night. Full report in a few weeks.

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bran--thanks. I knew there was a restaurant there in Marina Royale, but didn't think the name was right. Hoping you get the chance to try Ocean 82 and make a report.


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Re: Top 10 restaurants for 2020 [Re: PelicanPirate] #210999
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Little Jerusalem
Skipjacks
Vesna Tavern
Greenhouse
Buccaneer Beach bar for a burger,,,probs lunch
Yacht club for breakfast - yacht watching and they finally make a bloody caesar!!
Isolas'
The Palms
Will try Lee's in new location

I miss the ole Bon Apetite SOOOOO much


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Re: Top 10 restaurants for 2020 [Re: megamania] #211000
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Julliettes opened in old Bon Appetite location. Getting great reviews

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Great thread - makes me want to go back right now.

Anse Marcel
Grand Case Lolos - Talk of the Town
La Villa
Tropicana
Sola y Luna
Ocean 82 - but haven't tried the reopened one
Friar's Bay Cafe
Sunset Cafe (at Grand Case Beach Club) (dinner better than lunch)
Bacchus - pre Irma - not sure it is open now.

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Mario’s Bistro......

Re: Top 10 restaurants for 2020 [Re: bran] #211155
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Bran is correct....it was called Enjoy, not Le Galion. I couldn't remember the name and made the mistake of looking at Google Maps to pull up the name. Must have been a Le Galion restaurant there in the past. Sorry to hear that Enjoy can no longer be enjoyed as that location is much more convenient to me than Grand Case.

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No problem CaribLee..


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Re: Top 10 restaurants for 2020 [Re: PelicanPirate] #211177
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I am surprised nobody mentioned l'astrolabe as one of the top ten.


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Re: Top 10 restaurants for 2020 [Re: PelicanPirate] #211311
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Bistro caribe
Le taitu
Yvette’s
Marks
Verna
Palms
Lee’s
Moulin Fou
L’Astrolabe
Skipjack

Not an Italian food eater on the island so cannot comment on those restaurants
Also, last year ate at Jamtillean and really enjoyed but have not been back this year

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Thanks all....

If we go at all, we plan to go to new places with very few oldies except absolute favorites.
Here are the places on the list (* = been before):

Here is the wish list:
Dutch
Yacht Club*
El Zafiro
Marks Place
Moulin Fou*
Palms
Lees
Isola
Vesna Traverna
Little Jerusalem
—————
French
Le Piment
Astrolabe
Bistrot Caraibes*
Talk of the Town*

We are supposed to stay French side but it all better be calmed down in next 24 hours or we are going Dutch or not at all.


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