French Cuisine in Philipsburg

Almost everywhere in St. Martin, you'll be impressed by the wide range of quick-service, sit-down, and fine dining establishments. Guests who already have plans to eat French food will definitely want to check out the restaurants where this style of cooking is king. Expect to encounter more than enough options that feature this cuisine.

With lots to try, from the informal attitude at L'Escargot to the wonderful dinner service at L'Escargot Restaurant, you're bound to find something worth sharing - or not, as the case may be.

The following list allows you to browse the numerous restaurants serving French cuisine in St. Martin. For each option that interests you, click the name to learn more about its hours, location, and other offerings.

Antoine Restaurant

Philipsburg | (721) 542-2964

Antoine Restaurant can be found toward the center of Philipsburg. Fabulously fresh fish and French style eats make a nice pair at this inviting fine dining establishment.

A meal at Antoine is at once an elegant, romantic, and relaxed affair. The covered dining room features comfortable high end patio-style furnishings with bright blue linens and a view of the beach, while the walls are decorated with local artwork from Simone's Gingerbread Gallery and a collection of more than 30 pieces of Haitian artwork.

L'Escargot

Philipsburg | (721) 542-2483

Located near the middle of Philipsburg, L'Escargot is a logical choice that's worth considering if you're going to spend some time exploring this town and adjacent areas. Seafood and French style eats both describe the best dishes at this informal dining option.

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.

Zee Best Port-de-Plaisance

Cole Bay | (721) 526-3097

Zee Best Port-de-Plaisance, which is on the premises of Princess Casino, is located in the eastern outskirts of Simpson Bay, close to Marigot. This local establishment isn't merely French goodies, which yes, includes coffee, but wouldn't you know they're also known for putting out great sandwiches.

Located on a tiny island just off the coast, this Zee Best locale has a beautiful view of the water where guests can watch the yachts come and go while they dine.

Aura

Oyster Pond | (721) 543-6700

Located along the southern outskirts of Oyster Pond, Aura is on the same premises as The Westin Dawn Beach Resort and Spa, and is a popular choice worth considering if you are going to spend some time exploring this town and adjacent areas. When considering this restaurant, anticipate a fine sampling of fare for special occasions requiring something beyond pub grub and beachy eats.

Moulin Fou

Maho Reef | (721) 545-5777

Moulin Fou is found close to Point Pirouette; it is a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers) to the west of Simpson Bay. Pleasantly surprising, this dining destination is not just French cooking and their signature staple of steak, but we shouldn't forget they're also masters of sushi.

At Moulin Fou dining is alfreso, and the atmosphere is chic and modern. Reds and blacks are the decorative colors of choice, and bright lighting keeps things going.

French Restaurants
Name Location Type Phone Number
Antoine Restaurant 0.3 mi. West of Central Philipsburg French, Italian (721) 542-2964
Aura Oyster Pond, 2.5 mi. Northeast of Central Philipsburg French (721) 543-6700
Bon Appetit Pelican Key, 3.0 mi. West of Central Philipsburg American, French --
L'Escargot 0.0 mi. West-Northwest of Central Philipsburg French (721) 542-2483
L'Escargot Restaurant Central Philipsburg French (721) 542-2483
Le Bateau Ivre 6.1 mi. West-Northwest of Central Philipsburg French, Mediterranean (721) 526-2157
Moulin Fou Maho Reef, 4.9 mi. West of Central Philipsburg French, Japanese, Thai (721) 545-5777
Oualichi Beach Bar 0.3 mi. East-Southeast of Central Philipsburg Caribbean, Creole, French (721) 542-4316
Paris Bistro Maho Reef, 4.9 mi. West of Central Philipsburg French, Mediterranean (721) 545-5677
Zee Best Port-de-Plaisance Cole Bay, 2.9 mi. West-Northwest of Central Philipsburg French (721) 526-3097
Zee Best Simpson Bay Simpson Bay, 4.1 mi. West-Northwest of Central Philipsburg French (721) 544-2477

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If your heart's not set on this cuisine in particular, you're likely to enjoy similar offerings at restaurants like these:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Top Carrot (721) 544-3381 Mediterranean Simpson Bay, 3.1 mi. West of Central Philipsburg
Daniel's By The Sea (721) 543-6828 Italian Oyster Pond, 2.8 mi. Northeast of Central Philipsburg
Pizza Pasta (721) 545-4034 Italian Lowlands, 5.6 mi. West-Northwest of Central Philipsburg
Front Street Cafe (721) 542-0342 Mediterranean 0.1 mi. Southeast of Central Philipsburg
La Gondola Ristorante (721) 545-3938 Italian Lowlands, 5.6 mi. West-Northwest of Central Philipsburg
Tide's Beach Restaurant and Bar (721) 545-4235 European Simpson Bay, 3.9 mi. West of Central Philipsburg
Abu Ghazi Shwarma -- Middle Eastern 2.6 mi. West of Central Philipsburg
Bavaria (721) 544-2665 German 2.8 mi. West of Central Philipsburg
Izi Pasta Lounge (721) 544-3079 Italian 2.6 mi. West of Central Philipsburg
Skip Jack's (721) 544-2313 Creole Simpson Bay, 3.0 mi. West of Central Philipsburg

Visitors often find that the best restaurants in St. Martin are those you decide upon spontaneously while trekking the town of your choice. Then again, you can't go wrong when you plan on visiting specific venues. To find out more details concerning the kinds of food waiting for you, check out this page.

 

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