So far I have been able to make most of our dinner reservation for our trip 12/20 thru 12/29.
Places we have so far are:
1. LAuberge Gourmande
2. Bistrot caraibes
3. La cignale
5 Bamboo House.
These places allowed me to make reservation pretty far in advance a couple only allow reservations to be made 2 weeks out one of them is Emilios and Spiga we have never had dinner at either of these if I could only go to one of these which would you choose. Reviews for both are good. We are staying in Cupecoy
Cannot actually compare the two since I have not been to Emilio’s. That being said,Spiga is one of our favorites. There is very pretty decor,service has always been great,and the food has always been amazing. We will be dining there within the next few days.
Pat--we almost never make dinner reservations, except with large groups. However, the week between Christmas and New Years is by FAR the busiest week for eating out on SXM, so reservations are necessary for high end places. The one time we have been on SXM for Christmas, we wanted to go to Temptation. That tells you how long ago that was! Anyway, we contacted Dino about two weeks BEFORE, and he was only able to accommodate us on ONE night, at 6 PM, even though we gave him a 10 day window.
For the original poster, we have not been to Spiga, but have been to Emilios. Again, that was when Dino was there, so a while ago. It was pleasant, not great. The interior of the restaurant is unusual and lovely. If it were me, I wouldn't pick either one, although I am not a big fan of Italian on island. If it were ME, and I wanted Italian, I would pick Roma in Maho. Otherwise, I would probably pick Jax or Le Cottage.
Having been to SXM a few times around Xmas I have learned to make reservations. Since we are very close to Roma I made reservations there once again thanks. Also last year we tried a place that had just opened Cupecoy Brasserie walking distance from condo very nice but the don’t take reservations will be 1st nights dinner as they do answer the phone