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Your SINGLE Favorite Restaraunt Still Open Today #64323
08/09/2015 07:44 PM
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Pittsburgh, PA
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OK, only one vote...mine is Le Ti Bouchon, Momo's place.

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Re: Your SINGLE Favorite Restaraunt Still Open Today [Re: gotaluvit] #64324
08/09/2015 08:04 PM
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Maine, USA
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Wow...tough question but I think I'd have to say Bistro Caribes.

Re: Your SINGLE Favorite Restaraunt Still Open Today [Re: Chuck_Morton] #64325
08/09/2015 08:09 PM
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While places like Momo's, Bistrot, L' Auberge, et. al. are go to places for us, the one we go to the most over our 3+ week stay is Yvette's.

Re: Your SINGLE Favorite Restaraunt Still Open Today [Re: Chuck_Morton] #64326
08/09/2015 08:16 PM
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Yes, really tough, but I agree---Bistrot Cariabes!!! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/toast.gif" alt="" />


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Re: Your SINGLE Favorite Restaraunt Still Open Today [Re: gotaluvit] #64327
08/09/2015 08:28 PM
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I guess you mean one still open after many years. In that case I would have to say Sol e Luna.



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Re: Your SINGLE Favorite Restaraunt Still Open Today [Re: islandgem] #64328
08/09/2015 09:52 PM
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From the first visit in the 90's, Auberge Gourmand is always wonderful

Re: Your SINGLE Favorite Restaraunt Still Open Today [Re: beangirl] #64329
08/09/2015 10:34 PM
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Auberge Gourmande. We make sure we get there twice on each trip.

Re: Your SINGLE Favorite Restaraunt Still Open Today [Re: gotaluvit] #64330
08/09/2015 11:58 PM
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Re: Your SINGLE Favorite Restaraunt Still Open Today [Re: Biturbo] #64331
08/10/2015 12:19 AM
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Re: Your SINGLE Favorite Restaraunt Still Open Today [Re: gotaluvit] #64332
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Tutta Pasta

Re: Your SINGLE Favorite Restaraunt Still Open Today [Re: gotaluvit] #64333
08/10/2015 06:14 AM
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Qu�bec, Canada
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Le Cottage for sure !!! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/dine.gif" alt="" />


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Re: Your SINGLE Favorite Restaraunt Still Open Today [Re: gotaluvit] #64334
08/10/2015 06:47 AM
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Mark's Place.


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Re: Your SINGLE Favorite Restaraunt Still Open Today [Re: ruralcarrier] #64335
08/10/2015 06:51 AM
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Now, why did I think you were going to say Hilma's!! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Laugh.gif" alt="" />


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Re: Your SINGLE Favorite Restaraunt Still Open Today [Re: Carol_Hill] #64336
08/10/2015 07:20 AM
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Virginia wishing STJ
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Re: Your SINGLE Favorite Restaraunt Still Open Today [Re: gotaluvit] #64337
08/10/2015 07:39 AM
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Hands down...... Mario's Bistro

Re: Your SINGLE Favorite Restaraunt Still Open Today [Re: NJSusan] #64338
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Same for us...Mario's Bistro <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/dine.gif" alt="" />

Re: Your SINGLE Favorite Restaraunt Still Open Today [Re: gotaluvit] #64339
08/10/2015 08:50 AM
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Each time I decide on one, another pushes its way into my decision.
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Re: Your SINGLE Favorite Restaraunt Still Open Today [Re: gotaluvit] #64340
08/10/2015 10:04 AM
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Spiga. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/dine.gif" alt="" />

Re: Your SINGLE Favorite Restaraunt Still Open Today [Re: ironmanps] #64341
08/10/2015 11:04 AM
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A coin toss between Hilma's and Yvettes.
I know this will make the foodies LOL, but I come to eat truly local food.

Re: Your SINGLE Favorite Restaraunt Still Open Today [Re: DrDoug] #64342
08/10/2015 11:25 AM
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Yvettes



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Re: Your SINGLE Favorite Restaraunt Still Open Today [Re: DrDoug] #64343
08/10/2015 12:02 PM
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My very favorite restaurant is not necessarily "The BEST" of all the offerings from a culinary standpoint or the ritziest or the classiest either, for that matter, but based on all the above and then toss in longevity and consistency, it would most definitely be ANTOINE'S BY THE SEA on Front street in Philipsberg. We first discovered it in the late seventies or very early eighties under the management of the original owners and at a time when one of the current owners was but a young waiter serving his apprenticeship under the Captain and his Lady.

It's been there since our earliest trips to the island and it has endured over all these years through changes too numerous to list. It has survived countless major storms that destroyed its original location along with economic downturns across the island that cost many an entrepreneur to throw in the towel and call it quits, and has even managed to survive a flawless change in ownership way back when, and can boast that it's still going strong today despite the average visitors hesitancy to visit P'berg at night for dining opportunities.

Jean Pierre and Pierre get my vote because of their quality, for sure, but also because of their longevity and their resiliency, not to discount at all their friendship over all these years. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/handshake.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/handshake.gif" alt="" />


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Re: Your SINGLE Favorite Restaraunt Still Open Today [Re: pat] #64344
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Re: Your SINGLE Favorite Restaraunt Still Open Today [Re: geokman] #64345
08/10/2015 02:17 PM
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Re: Your SINGLE Favorite Restaraunt Still Open Today [Re: AnnandSteve] #64346
08/10/2015 02:31 PM
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Pittsburgh, PA
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I am a bit surprised that there is such " consensus" since many people have fairly long "favorite lists". I am also thrilled that there are places on the list we have not been to yet!

Re: Your SINGLE Favorite Restaraunt Still Open Today [Re: gotaluvit] #64347
08/10/2015 04:25 PM
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Although I have already answered I can't believe that no one has mentioned Dreams!!! It's definitely tied for first for us although I said Bistro Caribes only because we always feel we are treated like good friends there for so many years.

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Re: Your SINGLE Favorite Restaraunt Still Open Today [Re: Chuck_Morton] #64348
08/10/2015 04:33 PM
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I think you nailed the reason Dreams perhaps wasn't mentioned - Dreams has only been around for a couple of years and the OP used the word 'still' in the original question. Given the wording, My take was which of the places that had been around for a while. Had I been asked for a second choice I would have said Marks, which has also been around since at least the late 70s or early 80s, too. We discovered Marks in 83 in its original location and followed it to today. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/handshake.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/handshake.gif" alt="" />


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Re: Your SINGLE Favorite Restaraunt Still Open Today [Re: pat] #64349
08/10/2015 04:50 PM
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Many come to mind but as Pat said earlier....Antoines! Always perfection and never a disappointment and valet parking is a plus.
Lisa

Re: Your SINGLE Favorite Restaraunt Still Open Today [Re: Chuck_Morton] #64350
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Chuck---I definitely wavered between Bistrot and Dreams, but as Pat said, it seemed that the question was asking for a long time favorite and Dreams is a newcomer..


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Re: Your SINGLE Favorite Restaraunt Still Open Today [Re: Carol_Hill] #64351
08/10/2015 05:17 PM
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My thoughts exactely !so we should begin another thread , what is your favorite new resto !!!


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Re: Your SINGLE Favorite Restaraunt Still Open Today [Re: extreme] #64352
08/10/2015 06:07 PM
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Le Cottage for me.

Re: Your SINGLE Favorite Restaraunt Still Open Today [Re: dane] #64353
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dane--I knew that would be your choice! Le Cottage hasn't been quite the same for me since Bruno isn't there..


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Re: Your SINGLE Favorite Restaraunt Still Open Today [Re: Carol_Hill] #64354
08/10/2015 07:15 PM
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I agree that Le Cottage is not quite the same and I feel the same way about Spiga since it has enlarged. Success has its challenges...

Re: Your SINGLE Favorite Restaraunt Still Open Today [Re: gotaluvit] #64355
08/10/2015 07:54 PM
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On Trip Advisor the top rated restaurant on the island is Bistrot Caraibes. The French side of the island is heavily favored as a general rule of thumb. There are 496 places that are on their restaurant list and the first 126 places all had better than a 4 out of 5 ranking - that is really strong.

Re: Your SINGLE Favorite Restaraunt Still Open Today [Re: Tom] #64356
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Tom said:
Many come to mind but as Pat said earlier....Antoines! Always perfection and never a disappointment and valet parking is a plus.
Lisa

Agree with Antoine's - went there for the first time in 1986 and try to get back every year since. Just love the souffls!

Re: Your SINGLE Favorite Restaraunt Still Open Today [Re: gotaluvit] #64357
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Definitely Ma Ti beach and the owner Laurent!

Re: Your SINGLE Favorite Restaraunt Still Open Today [Re: TomB] #64358
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After all these years and tons of restaurants (lost count after 31 years).....Bistrot Caraibes is the most consistent. There are many other fine restaurants but not consistent.....Ti and Amaury do a great job. Love them and their cuisine!!

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Re: Your SINGLE Favorite Restaraunt Still Open Today [Re: wofan] #64359
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Definitely Ma Ti beach and the owner Laurent!


How 'bout that!!! I never thought I would see someone vote for my favorite. I really think this is the 1st time I've seen it mentioned after being on this forum for 10 years.

Love their tables with a view as well as their outside tables.

Re: Your SINGLE Favorite Restaraunt Still Open Today [Re: gotaluvit] #64360
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So many of all of you posted some of our favorite places to dine. But here's one we love too!!! Paradise View!!! Lucie and Laurent are great host!!! The menu is great the atmosphere is wonderful and the view??? No words!!!
Check it out!!! http://www.paradiseviewsxm.com/


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Re: Your SINGLE Favorite Restaraunt Still Open Today [Re: Carol_Hill] #64362
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Carol, I agree Le Cottage changed a little immediately following the transfer of ownership. However, my several recent visits there have been among the best meals I have enjoyed on the island in recent memory. Stephane and Tania have Le Cottage hitting its stride.

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