L'Escargot opened on Front Street almost 40 years, and with the same proprietors running the show to this day, it is the oldest restaurant under the same management team in the whole of St. Maarten. A pleasant combination of fine French cuisine, friendly service, and an electric atmosphere has kept this spot running, and will continue to do so for years to come.


In case the restaurant's name didn't give it away, fine French cuisine is what fills the menu at L'Escargot. There are several different styles of escargot on the menu, and seafood is an option as well. Try the award winning rack of lamb, and pair it with one of the numerous French wines that are available.

L'Escargot specializes in seafood with French twists. The style of dining and service here is considered informal. This eatery is open for both dinner and lunch, so give it a try.


Set inside a brightly painted Creole-style building with murals on the exterior walls, L'Escargots inside is as eclectic as its outside. Friday night is the nigh to be seen, when the restaurant hosts Cabaret.


L'Escargot is located near the heart of Philipsburg.

This section of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten has your choice of attractions, all comprising this vivacious town. The nearest options from the restaurant include Wathey Square and The Courthouse, both of which are only a quick ride away from L'Escargot.

There are a selection of nearby things to do outside to engage in you're eager to try something new. Whether they are beginners or veteran golfers, travelers eager to get in a few good swings can leisurely practice (or take serious score) at the nearest golf facility, Mullet Bay Golf Course. For those who want a mix of excitement and leisure, trek over to Great Bay, which you will find to be the most convenient beach and is only a quarter mile away. Also, these attractions aren't the only beaches, courses, and outdoor pursuits within the region.

Nearby Restaurants

If you're looking for a local restaurant with some similar types of food and/or a similar ambiance, there is no shortage of nearby options to pick from, including Shieka's Vegetarian & Caribbean Cuisine.

But of course, if you want something a little different, this part of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten boasts an impressive selection of food and drink locales, which offer all kinds of flavors and cuisine types. For instance, you could also consider American cuisine at Bigwood Grill, which is located right on the beach.

Cost and Hours

While an appetizer might from you from $7.50 to $12.50(USD), main courses start at $18.50(USD) and grow more expensive from there. Many people order the award-winning rack of lamb, which is one of the priciest items on the menu at $30.50(USD). L'Escargot is open ever day from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. for dinner, and you can stop in for lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. during the week.

Contact Info

Location: 96 Front Street, Philipsburg, the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten

Phone: (721) 542-2483

Secondary Phone: (721) 554-2424

Website: http://www.lescargotrestaurant.com/

Email: leescargot@caribserve.net


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