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Chez Ernest

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42 B Quartier Anse Caffard, Le Diamant 97223, Martinique
+596 596 67 86 83
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Started out with high hopes based on reviews here. The place was charming and right on the beach, but the food was overpriced and the staff (1 person) was quickly overwhelmed once more groups arrived. They did bring shots of rum at the end of the meal, which was a plus, but there was nearly an hour between finishing our... More 

Thank Timothy S
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58 reviews
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Reviewed 28 November 2016

My wife enjoyed pasta with shrimp and I enjoyed the Lambi (Conch). Desert was rum cake with rum and raison ice cream. The food and atmosphere was great as was the ocean view. Many restaurants in Martinique will deliver a shot of rum to finish your meal but only Ernest drops off a full bottle to you to enjoy a... More 

Thank Don G
Hamilton, New Jersey
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 14 July 2016

Stopped in mid afternoon due to sudden thunderstorm and stayed until late evening. Even with language barrier we had a great time and the food was great. Ernest was there himself and he is quite entertaining. We were given a bottle after we asked for our check and stayed another hour. Make sure you have the ice cream.

Thank mearh
Chicago, Illinois
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82 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 26 March 2016

Table simple mais excellente. Service extremement sympathique. À deux pas de la plage. Ernest is an amazing restaurant and the best of the two at this location (by far). The owner, Ernest, propose a simple menu of high quality at very reasonable price. We tried the scallops (St. Jacques), duck breast (Magret de Canard), steak (entrecôte), mussels (moules) , fish... More 

Thank crew347
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

Chez Ernest feels a bit like being invited to your French neighbor's house for dinner. The house is a bit run down but in a well-loved way, with old jazz records playing in the background. The chef came out to see how we liked our Red Snapper dishes (we assured her we loved them and they were the best fish... More 

Thank Idoniagaede
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 February 2016

Chez Ernest We have been vacationing on Martinique for thirty years. This is the best restaurant on the island for food, location, service and atmosphere. The music played in the restaurant is jazz or opera and fits in with the beautiful setting. The food is superbly cooked. We have visited this restaurant over twenty times in the last three years... More 

Thank Malcolm S
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2016

Stopped there on lazy afternoon as perfect setting on beach in Le diamant.had great cocktails and owner was very friendly.Went back next day and he was totally different person.Place was empty but we werent allowed to have drink,only dinner.what a waste of a perfect location.cannot comment on food as did not stay to try.can just say that roughly 25% more... More 

Thank Steven G
Richmond, Virginia
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68 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

We had an amazing time at chez Ernest for dinner tonight. Both the waitress and Ernest himself were incredibly welcoming. Even with our limited French we were able to figure out the menu with our waitress' help. We had a little pre- meal amuse Bouche with peanuts and olives. The main courses were very well done - I had a... More 

Thank amandarez
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

It's hard to state the quality of a restaurant in which you're treated like the enemy. If you're not perfectly introduced to the French language, forget you'll become a friend of the rude owner and cooker, Ernesto. Some How... You can also feel like if being a woman is inappropriate, especially if your're trying to make questions (and receive answers)... More 

1 Thank valeriaanna1981
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2015

Great location right next to New Cap. Great old building. Ernest speaks enough English to get you what you want, even if your French is as bad as mine, He really is a cool guy. As for the food, the Boudin was outstanding, the crabes farci just OK...a bit bland in our opinion, The Duck breast was perfectly cooked and... More 

1 Thank fonyats

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
French, Caribbean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 B Quartier Anse Caffard, Le Diamant 97223, Martinique
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Martinique  >  Arrondissement of Le Marin  >  Le Diamant
  • Phone Number: +596 596 67 86 83

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