French Cuisine in Sint Maarten

Almost everywhere in St. Martin, you'll come upon a great number of choices with regards to dining. Those who adore French cuisine particularly should pay attention to the places where this style of cooking is king. Expect to encounter plenty of restaurants within this culinary category.

With many options, from the informal favorite named Paris Bistro to the aromatic breakfast, brunch, dinner and lunch at Bon Appetit, there's a menu for every type of traveler and all types of budgets.

Use the list below to scan and read details about the rather large selection of French establishments to be found. For each of the options, click to read the full article about its hours, locale, and even nearby attractions.


Philipsburg | (721) 542-2483

Located toward the center of Philipsburg, L'Escargot is a viable option for vacationers who are going to spend some time exploring this town and the surrounding area. Fresh catches from and French flair share the same plate 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 Simpson Bay

Simpson Bay | (721) 544-2477

Zee Best Simpson Bay is situated in the western outskirts of Simpson Bay. When it comes to their style, the atmosphere this awesome café is completely casual, so, of course, guests won't need to get dressed up to savor the good eats here.

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

Zee Best Port-de-Plaisance

Cole Bay | (721) 526-3097

Zee Best Port-de-Plaisance, part of Princess Casino, is found toward the eastern outskirts of Simpson Bay, near Marigot. As part of a menu decked with French culinary creations, this place boasts about their coffee and 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.

Moulin Fou

Maho Reef | (721) 545-5777

Moulin Fou is located in the general vicinity of Point Pirouette; it's 1.4 miles to the west of Simpson Bay. Determined not to be a "stale" choice, not only does this place offer French cooking and their signature staple of steak, but here they're also known for putting out great 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.

Antoine Restaurant

Philipsburg | (721) 542-2964

Located near the middle of Philipsburg, Antoine Restaurant is at 119 Front Street. Beautiful seafood and French cuisine get along famously at this notable formal dining option.

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.

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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If your preferences are flexible, maybe you should explore related flavor profiles at establishments like the following:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Pizza Galley (721) 587-1330 Italian 0.4 mi. Southeast of Central Simpson Bay
Tide's Beach Restaurant and Bar (721) 545-4235 European 1.4 mi. Southeast of Central Point Pirouette
La Rosa Italian Restaurant (721) 545-3470 Italian 0.7 mi. South of Central Point Pirouette
Abu Ghazi Shwarma -- Middle Eastern Central Sint Maarten
Izi Pasta Lounge (721) 544-3079 Italian Central Sint Maarten
Pizza Pasta (721) 545-4034 Italian 0.5 mi. West of Central Point Pirouette
Sopranos Restaurant (721) 545-2485 Italian 0.8 mi. South of Central Point Pirouette
Ocean Lounge Restaurant (721) 542-2572 European 0.2 mi. East-Southeast of Central Philipsburg
Domino's Cole Bay (721) 543-7374 Italian Cole Bay, Central Sint Maarten
Skip Jack's (721) 544-2313 Creole 2.5 mi. South of Central Marigot

Despite your dining plans, you may find the best restaurants in St. Martin are the ones you happen upon while walking around during the day. However, you can't go wrong when you have a handful of favorites in mind. To find out even more about the culinary options awaiting you, check out this page.


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