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L'Effet Mer

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48 bd de Grand Case, Grand Case 97150, St. Maarten-St. Martin
+590 690 66-4338
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent food, excellent service, nice view. All around enjoyable experience. Highly recommend to others.

Thank David1623
Baltimore, Maryland
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As we walked along the narrow street we paused to read the menu and were intrigued It's small and we felt as if we were guests in a home, Food was delicious, beautifully presented and the service was outstanding. We both had fish shared the cauliflower soup and dessert. The complimentary brandy after dessert was very nice!

Thank Betsy H
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for a quick appetizer and the view. Service was fantastic and the tartar was impeccable! 👍🏼👍🏼

Thank jules0504
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful evening in a very pretty spot. From the cream of cauliflower soup to the passion fruit orange rum, my chef husband & I were delighted with every dish. We ordered and shared root veg soup, egg sausage, fish lasagna & a salmon special - all presented at the waters edge of Grand Case Bay with Venus setting into... More 

Thank Mary L
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Both presentation and quality of food were first rate. The chef is meticulous in every way. Small but fairly priced and well chosen wine list. Gracious, unhurried service. Highly recommended.

1 Thank Barry K
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

First of all let me start but saying that I had ate at this restaurant last year and was eager to share my previous experience with others. As we were a large group of 11 people, I had emailed L'Effet Mer and the Manager responded to my questions/reservation very quickly. When we arrived for lunch our table was beautifully set... More 

1 Thank Susan L
Raleigh, North Carolina
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We ate at L'Effet Mer last week and it was an amazing dinner. The atmosphere is elegant and low key at the same time. Our food was excellent: we shared the spicy guacamole with cod fish, I had the shrimp curry, and my husband had the lamb. All were delicious and beautifully presented. The wine list was great. We ordered... More 

2 Thank mlbreneman
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner here last night Nov 8/16. The restaurant is perfectly located right on the beach and provided wonderful vistas of the bay as well as a refreshing breeze from the ocean. We started with an absolutely superb amuse-bouche which was a carrot parsnip bisque. We shared the exotic salad which was a fruit medley. It... More 

1 Thank Sickmoose
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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66 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Parsnip soup, scallops in a mango sauce, au grauten potatoes, leeks, and mango sorbet. Great wine selection. A definite hi t!

1 Thank Sailuver
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We have been to Grand Case approaching 20 days. I have to say, I don't like seafood, so eating becomes somewhat repetitive. L'Effet Mer had the BEST filet I have had on Grand Case! My husband had the scallops and was also impressed. My son had duck. That was tasty also. Desert was grand, but I will definitely be back... More 

1 Thank Stephanie W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$40 - US$80
French, Cajun & Creole, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 bd de Grand Case, Grand Case 97150, St. Maarten-St. Martin
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Maarten-St. Martin  >  Saint-Martin  >  Grand Case
  • Phone Number: +590 690 66-4338
The Restaurant L' Effet Mer in the heart of the village of Grand-Case, called "the gastronomic capital of the Caribbean" is the new place to be to discover a sophisticated and refined cuisine.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?