French Cuisine in Sint Maarten

While exploring St. Martin, you'll happen upon a tempting spread of local eateries, vendors, and fine food. French food lovers should take note of the various establishments that do it best. Across St. Martin, visitors will find a good bunch of places where you can order dishes prepped in this style.

With many options, from the very casual setting of Zee Best Simpson Bay to the scrumptious dinner service at Paris Bistro, there's something for every type of traveler and style of vacation.

Use the list below to peek at the wide selection of restaurants serving French cuisine to be enjoyed. For each option that interests you, click the name to get further details about its ambiance, food, and what's located nearby.

Zee Best Port-de-Plaisance

Cole Bay | (721) 526-3097

Zee Best Port-de-Plaisance, a part of Princess Casino, is situated along the eastern outskirts of Simpson Bay, in the general vicinity of Marigot. As part of their panel of French cuisine, this potential favorite eagerly offers their coffee and sandwiches.

If it's eaten for breakfast, you'll find it at Zee Best. All of the baked goods are prepared fresh, early each morning, eggs are made to order, and the crepes are something to write home about. Fresh fruit juices, coffees, and teas round out a great breakfast at this cozy spot.

Moulin Fou

Maho Reef | (721) 545-5777

Moulin Fou can be found in the general vicinity of Point Pirouette; it's 1.4 miles to the west of Simpson Bay. As part of a menu decked with French-inspired cuisine, this visitor favorite serves up an awful lot of steak and sushi.

Le Moulin Fou offers diners everything from Thai noodles and curry to French delicacies including roasted duck. The many options will likely have you asking questions, which is great. The chef loves to answer questions anyone has about his food, the cuisine, and cooking in general.

Zee Best Simpson Bay

Simpson Bay | (721) 544-2477

Zee Best Simpson Bay is located in the western outskirts of Simpson Bay. When all you need is comfortable clothes and to be grabbing great French fare, don't hesitate to try this place where the service and style is very relaxed.

Fresh baked breads, crepes, and eggs of a wide variety are prepared at the request of guests daily and paired with coffee ad juices.

Antoine Restaurant

Philipsburg | (721) 542-2964

Located just outside the heart of Philipsburg, Antoine Restaurant is a popular choice for guests thinking about spending some time visiting this town and the surrounding area. Fresh fish and French style eats make a nice pair at this friendly, formal dining option.

Diners looking to enjoy a meal at Antoine should be ready for a menu heavy on local and fresh seafood, as well as pastas and traditional French entrees like frog legs and a variety of cheeses. They also offer a variety of thick cut steaks and plenty of poultry items; enough to satisfy the most diverse party. The Lobster Thermador has been voted best on the island by the New York Times, so that is definitely a dish you won't want to overlook. Other popular offerings include the Red Snapper with Beurre Blanc Sauce, the Black Pepper Beef Tenderloin, and the Half Crispy Duck with Cheery Brandy Sauce.


Philipsburg | (721) 542-2483

L'Escargot is found in the heart of Philipsburg. Fresh fish from St. Martin's coasts and French flair share the same plate at this unique restaurant.

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.

French Restaurants
Name Location Type Phone Number
Antoine Restaurant Philipsburg, Central Sint Maarten French, Italian (721) 542-2964
Aura 0.5 mi. South of Central Oyster Pond French (721) 543-6700
Bon Appetit 2.9 mi. South of Central Marigot American, French --
L'Escargot 3.9 mi. Southeast of Central Marigot French (721) 542-2483
L'Escargot Restaurant 3.7 mi. Southeast of Central Marigot French (721) 542-2483
Le Bateau Ivre 0.9 mi. West of Central Point Pirouette French, Mediterranean (721) 526-2157
Moulin Fou 0.7 mi. South of Central Point Pirouette 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 0.8 mi. South of Central Point Pirouette French, Mediterranean (721) 545-5677
Zee Best Port-de-Plaisance 2.1 mi. South of Central Marigot French (721) 526-3097
Zee Best Simpson Bay 1.2 mi. Southeast of Central Point Pirouette French (721) 544-2477

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Also worth considering if you really love French food, there are more options from this same flavor palette at local places like these:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Calypso Pizzaria (721) 542-4552 Italian 3.7 mi. Southeast of Central Marigot
Abu Ghazi Shwarma -- Middle Eastern Central Sint Maarten
Pizzeria Napoli (721) 545-2115 Italian 0.7 mi. South of Central Point Pirouette
Bavaria (721) 544-2665 German 2.6 mi. South of Central Marigot
Butter Fish Restaurant (721) 580-7351 Creole 2.3 mi. South of Central Marigot
Pizzamenia (721) 545-2429 Italian 0.5 mi. West of Central Point Pirouette
La Rosa Italian Restaurant (721) 545-3470 Italian 0.7 mi. South of Central Point Pirouette
Rancho Pasta Cafe -- Italian 2.0 mi. East-Southeast of Central Point Pirouette
Pizza Pasta (721) 545-4034 Italian 0.5 mi. West of Central Point Pirouette
Bacchus (721) 087-1570 Italian 1.1 mi. East-Northeast of Central Philipsburg

Sometimes, the most satisfying places to dine in St. Martin are those you find suddenly while out visiting attractions and tourist hubs. At the same time, you'll save yourself some stress if you have a few favorites on the itinerary. To find out even more about the types of food waiting for you, check out this page.


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