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.

Among other things, L'Escargot specializes in seafood with French twists. As far as service and setting, you can expect the formality to be informal. This eatery is open for both dinner and lunch, so why not stop by?


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 in the heart of Philipsburg.

This part of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten has your choice of camera-worthy sites, making this a very active area that's an attraction all its own. The nearest points of interest from this establishment include The Courthouse and Wathey Square, both of which are within a quick trip of the restaurant.

There are at least a few neighboring outdoorsy-type activities to fill your afternoons after you've finished you meal at L'Escargot. Any golfing guests who wouldn't mind showing off on the links should consider reserving a tee time at the nearby golf club, Mullet Bay Golf Course, which is located within traveling distance of L'Escargot. Also, consider bringing the flip flops for Great Bay, which you will find to be the most nearby beach and is only a quarter mile away. Also, keep in mind these aren't the only beaches, courses, and outdoor pursuits within the region.

Nearby Restaurants

If you and your party are hoping to find a restaurant that has some similar kinds of food or a similar ambiance, there are several nearby options to consider, including Shieka's Vegetarian & Caribbean Cuisine.

But then again, if you want something different, this part of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten provides a large selection of food and drink locales, where you can find all types of cuisine styles and flavors. For instance, you could also try American cuisine at Bigwood Grill, which is located right on the beach.

Hours and Other Info

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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