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La Cigale Restaurant

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Route des Terres Basses | Nettle Bay, Baie Nettle 97150, St. Maarten-St. Martin
0690719110
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18:00 - 22:00
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Seminole, Florida
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Excellent dinner! My rum punch had lots of rum! My cod was cooked to perfection and was full of flavor. The lobster bisque is covered in puff pastry and was extremely flavorful and the lightest bisque I ever had. The signature macaron was nice and the profiteroles were delicious. The profiteroles were big enough for 2 people to share.

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

This was such a wonderful dinner and great experience. It's a beautiful setting on the beach and the food is to die for. I got the duck and it was great. The Raspberry Macaron as well was probably the best dessert I have ever had. I highly recommend this restaurant especially for a romantic quiet dinner.

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LaCigaleRestaurant, Responsable relations publiques at La Cigale Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We hope to see you again in the near future ! All the best, La Cigale team More 

East Haddam
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

My husband and I visited St Maarten for our honeymoon, and found this place here on TripAdvisor. We took a taxi ride to the French side of this beautiful island and we dined at La Cigale. Best meal we have had on this island, and probably ever! We shared a lobster ravioli appetizer that was made IN lobster bisque. Absolutely... More 

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LaCigaleRestaurant, Responsable relations publiques at La Cigale Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear customers, many Thanks for your lovely review. We are so happy to see that you had a perfect dinner at La Cigale for your honeymoon! We wish you all the best for the future, and really hope to see you soon. Best regards, La Cigale team More 

New York City, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Excellent out-of-the-way spot! Right on the beach... feet in the sand. Great for romantic dinners or a rousing family affair (both were there the night we went). Fantastic wine list and the FOOD!! The lobster ravioli with foie gras was outstanding! Great attentive service too.

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LaCigaleRestaurant, Responsable relations publiques at La Cigale Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear customers, Thank you very much to share your experience with us on trip advisor! We are so glad to hear good things about your dinner at La Cigale. We sincerely hope to see you again , Regards, La Cigale team More 

New York City, New York
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Repeated visit haven't been disappointed. Found this quaint understated, yet, elegant restaurant, in Jan 2016 and this is my 3rd visit The dishes are truly unique creations and delicious. As tasteful as they are, they still remain light and delicate. The ingredients are fresh and if you are deciding on a dish that the owner is not pleased with an... More 

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LaCigaleRestaurant, Responsable relations clients at La Cigale Restaurant, responded to this review

thank you very much for your kind review ! We are waiting to see you next Time!! All the best to you, La cigale team More 

London
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74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Being a bit of a self-confessed Gourmet I am always on the look out for a Restaurant where the chef really knows how to cook food and finally found one in a delightful setting as well. I had actually emailed them the night before, stating that I was flying in from the States, couldn't guarantee the time I was coming... More 

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LaCigaleRestaurant, Responsable relations publiques at La Cigale Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for all the Details you mentionned on your review. We were happy to host you two Time during your stay in St Martin, We are waiting to see you again, Regards, La Cigale team More 

NJ USA
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

We have been to La Cigale many times but our most recent visit was a disappointment. They seemed to have been over booked and rushed. They forgot part of my appy and main course was over cooked. Service was not up to par at all Perhaps an off night???

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1 Thank arandikc
LaCigaleRestaurant, Responsable relations publiques at La Cigale Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear customers, We are so sorry to see that you had a different experience this time with us.. We really hope to host you again to let you enjoyed your dinner like you had on your memories. Sincerely Warm regards , La Cigale team More 

Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

Our wedding party had dinner here after our beach nuptuals in Grand Case. The intimate outdoor setting was the perfect compliment to a delicious high-end meal. They even played our song so we could have our first dance!

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LaCigaleRestaurant, Dylan, Manager at La Cigale Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Sachin, thank you so much for your lovely review. I hope to see you again in the near future. All the best for you too. Best regards, La Cigale team More 

Albany NY
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Our family of five visited La Cigale during our recent one week trip to St. Martin. It was a bit tricky for us to find (as were most spots on the island to these newcomers!) but SO happy we found it! We were seated on the beach overlooking the beautiful harbor dotted with sailboats and catamarans. Just enjoying the sunset... More 

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LaCigaleRestaurant, Dylan, Manager at La Cigale Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Trudy Familly, Thank you so much for your lovely review ! We are so glad to hear good things about your experience with us ! We sincerely hope to see you again .best regards La Cigale team More 

St. Maarten-St. Martin, Caribbean
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

We had a wonderful evening eating on the beach. The tables are well spaced apart and the food is delicious. The menus is quite extensive so we are returning tomorrow night

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LaCigaleRestaurant, Dylan, Manager at La Cigale Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Pellegrino Familly, Thank you so much to share your experience with us. It was a pleasure to host you at the restaurant, and we are so happy to see you again! Best regards, Waiting to see you, La cigale team More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 60 - USD 100
Cuisine
French
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 22:00
Monday
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Route des Terres Basses | Nettle Bay, Baie Nettle 97150, St. Maarten-St. Martin
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Maarten-St. Martin  >  Saint-Martin  >  Baie Nettle
  • Phone Number: 0690719110
Description
For the last 17 years, owner Stephane has welcomed you to the palm groves of the lagoon at Nettle Bay where, watching the sunset over the lagoon, you can enjoy the gastronomic, gourmet cuisine in an idyllic setting. Chef Malory Leroux offers daily specials sourced from the market's daily offerings, without forgetting the signature dishes: foie gras in truffle oil, lobster raviolis, Wild French sera bass. Mathieu Maini, the pastry chef, is constantly searching for new creations, such as the already famous strawberry macaroon. La Cigale brings a touch of delicacy which rounds off your meal with finesse. The wine menu, without doubt one of the richest on the island, will undoubtedly seduce you. If reservations are encouraged, it is because this corner of paradise, very busy during the season, is the ideal spot for a romantic dinner. (gift certificate - honey moon - weddings - Private Diner)

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