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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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This restaurant doesn't make much of an impression from the street but that changes the second you walk through the door. The beach side setting is romantic and you can hear the waves slapping at the beach throughout dinner. My fish lasagna was excellent, the wine was good, and service was fine.

Thank Mike1000001
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We found this restaurant to be one of the best in Grand Case (our third meal there after going to two other restaurants first). They began by giving us a small bowl of leak soup (for a person who is not entirely fond of soup in general, I could have eaten three more servings of this creamy, incredibly tasty soup).... More 

Thank swansonmks
Boston, Massachusetts
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152 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,209 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had a table up against the porch railing overlooking the ocean. Music from a live band in the neighboring establishment wafted over us. Our dinners began with a cup of silky smooth cream of broccoli soup on the house. Our main courses were beef steak with vanilla sauce accompanied by eggplant and mashed potatoes, and fish... More 

Thank Jessica O
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We saved our vacation departure evening meal to experience grande cuisine in Grand Case, St. Martin. After parking on the outskirts of restaurant row, a charming walk ensued to the northern-most location and seaside-situated L'Effet Mer. The name says it all for what we were seeking "the sea effect." Two of us had roasted red snapper over a medley of... More 

Thank Patrushka-2010
Syracuse, New York
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited Grand Case four times and this was our first visit to this restaurant. We went for lunch and had a wonderful view of the beach and ocean. The service was impeccable and the menu varied. My husband ordered the burger and said it was tasty and well-prepared. I had the Thai shrimp salad. The salad was heavily... More 

Thank Arlene S
Toronto, Canada
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145 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent restaurant in Grande Case. Perfect menu, good wine list. The new owners are very friendly, and the service excellent

Thank IbyH
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Marvelous food, beautiful view, excellent service, best meal in St. Martin thus far. There's no tropical-style theming here. The restaurant's design is serene and somewhat spare, for it's all about what's most important: high quality ingrediants, beautifully balanced flavors, and of course, that view of turquoise water. The salad of duck confit, chestnuts, and frisée to was a superb combination... More 

Thank Solerics
Marigot, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was absolutely delicious (we thanked the cook!), the view was superb, the waitress was lovely, it was very pleasant. Prices are a bit high of course for this gourmet address.

Thank Marie-ClaireCM
Marshfield, WI USA
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017

We stopped here for lunch and enjoyed the fresh salads (Caesar and duck confit) with a glass of white wine. We were seated at a table with a view of the beach. Service was excellent.

Thank Nick P
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

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

Thank David1623

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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
USD 40 - USD 80
French, Cajun & Creole, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?