Mediterranean Cuisine in Philipsburg

While exploring St. Martin, you'll come upon a savory selection of fine restaurants, quick eateries, and more. If you have a taste for Mediterranean food in particular, then you will definitely want to check out the restaurants where it's always on the menu. Luckily, you're likely to come across a good bunch of options that feature this cuisine.

With plenty of variety, from the very casual setting of Le Bateau Ivre to the inviting dinner service at Azul Mediterranean Restaurant, there's something in store for each visitor and any style of vacation desired.

The following list allows you to read more about the many places at which to sample Mediterranean eats. On each restaurant's name, click to get further details about its style, hours, or even what the view will be like.

The Waterfront Café & Pizzeria

Philipsburg | (721) 542-2446

The Waterfront Café & Pizzeria, which is on the premises of Sonesta Great Bay Beach Hotel, can be found in the western outskirts of Philipsburg, in the vicinity of Marigot. Speaking of delicious, specialty Mediterranean culinary creations, this visitor favorite is known for its pasta and pizza.

The Waterfront Cafe is a large terrace offering alfresco dining with a view of the ocean.

Front Street Cafe

Philipsburg | (721) 542-0342

Situated near the center of Philipsburg, Front Street Cafe is a part of Great Bay Boardwalk, and is a good option for travelers exploring this town and adjacent locations. Determined not to be a "stale" choice, not only does this place offer Mediterranean cuisine and pizza, but here they're also fawned-over for another favorite, sandwiches.

The menu at Front Street Cafe is varied and extensive, with dozens of choices for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Choose from the pizza, salad, or pasta menu, or snack on chicken wings, and pita bread. There is also a chalk board that lists the filling daily specials.

La Dolce Vita

Cole Bay | (721) 544-4311

Located in Cole Bay, in the general vicinity of downtown Marigot, La Dolce Vita is on the premises of Princess Port de Plaisance, and is a logical selection worth considering if you're going to check out this village or the surrounding area. It is 0.8 miles east of Simpson Bay. In the mood for pasta? Actually, either way you should think of this place as a permanent plan in your vacation agenda.

La Dolce Vita has seating for 70 guests in a quiet and romantic dining room.

Le Bateau Ivre

(721) 526-2157

Le Bateau Ivre

Le Bateau Ivre, part of Porto Cupecoy Shopping, is located 0.9 miles west of Point Pirouette, a neighborhood in Sint Maarten; it is 2.6 miles to the west-northwest of Simpson Bay. Sure to please everyone, Le Bateau Ivre isn't just Mediterranean food and salads, but it's also known for putting out great sandwiches.

Dining takes place either inside the glass-encased boat-themed dining room with a view of the Portocupecoy Marina, or out on the deck. Whichever spot you choose, the live music on Friday and Saturday evenings sets the tone for a relaxed, romantic ambiance. There is also a fun Magician close up show on Sunday evenings. The restaurant features three tables outside where you can enjoy French-style tapas and a drink, eight tables inside and both a bar and lounge area.

Paris Bistro

Maho Reef | (721) 545-5677

Positioned in Maho Reef, in the same area as Point Pirouette, Paris Bistro is on the same premises as Maho Shopping Plaza, and is a logical choice that's worth considering if you're going to spend some time exploring this neighborhood. If you're wondering, Simpson Bay is to the east. Lovely, mild seafood and Mediterranean panache share the same plate at this noteworthy restaurant.

Bistro-style seating and decor finds its way outdoors, where guests dine alfresco. If you stop by on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Sunday, you may be entertained by romantic clarinet and saxophone tunes.

Mediterranean Restaurants
Name Location Type Phone Number
Azul Mediterranean Restaurant 5.0 mi. West of Central Philipsburg Mediterranean (721) 545-3100
Front Street Cafe 0.1 mi. Southeast of Central Philipsburg Mediterranean (721) 542-0342
La Dolce Vita Cole Bay, 2.7 mi. West-Northwest of Central Philipsburg Italian, Mediterranean (721) 544-4311
Le Bateau Ivre 6.1 mi. West-Northwest of Central Philipsburg French, Mediterranean (721) 526-2157
Paris Bistro Maho Reef, 4.9 mi. West of Central Philipsburg French, Mediterranean (721) 545-5677
The Waterfront Café & Pizzeria 0.5 mi. West of Central Philipsburg Italian, Mediterranean (721) 542-2446
Top Carrot Simpson Bay, 3.1 mi. West of Central Philipsburg Mediterranean (721) 544-3381

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Also worth considering if you really love Mediterranean food, perhaps you'll want the familiar flavors at places like the following:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
La Rosa Italian Restaurant (721) 545-3470 Italian Maho Reef, 4.8 mi. West of Central Philipsburg
Antoine Restaurant (721) 542-2964 Italian 0.3 mi. West of Central Philipsburg
Bacchus (721) 087-1570 Italian 1.1 mi. East-Northeast of Central Philipsburg
Ocean Lounge Restaurant (721) 542-2572 European 0.2 mi. East-Southeast of Central Philipsburg
Zee Best Simpson Bay (721) 544-2477 French Simpson Bay, 4.1 mi. West-Northwest of Central Philipsburg
Pizza Pasta (721) 545-4034 Italian Lowlands, 5.6 mi. West-Northwest of Central Philipsburg
Domino's Cole Bay (721) 543-7374 Italian Cole Bay, 2.6 mi. West of Central Philipsburg
Izi Pasta Lounge (721) 544-3079 Italian 2.6 mi. West of Central Philipsburg
Daniel's By The Sea (721) 543-6828 Italian Oyster Pond, 2.8 mi. Northeast of Central Philipsburg
Oualichi Beach Bar (721) 542-4316 French 0.3 mi. East-Southeast of Central Philipsburg

Sometimes, the most exciting food and drink options in St. Martin are the ones you wind up near unexpectedly during your exploration of different cities. But of course, it's still smart to plan ahead. To learn much more regarding the kinds of food waiting for you, check out this page.


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