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Le Planteur

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rue de l' Escale, Oyster Pond, St. Maarten-St. Martin
(590) 0590 29 53 21
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Tahoe, California
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65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2014

I've had dinner here a few times over the last 10 or more years. Always good. Gérard makes this place very relaxing. I like the fusion of the french with the caribbean. Some decent wine and he will help you make it all good with recommendations. This is a slow paced place which is perfect. Easy to spend a few... More 

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Farmingdale, New York
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2014 via mobile

My husband and I have been to St.Martin many times and always stay in Oyster Pond. We have passed this place often but decided to try it last night. The restaurant itself is very nice and has a beautiful view of the marina. I ordered the fish soup and the rack of lamb. My husband ordered the stuffed crab back... More 

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Grimsby, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2014

Get out of Phillipsburg and head to Oyster Pond. About a 10 to 15 minute drive from the main city. You will not be disappointed. The service is fantastic and the charm of the place is simply elegant. It is often very quiet, only a few tables occupied, but that is part of the charm of this great french restaurant... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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98 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2014 via mobile

This was our third visit to St. Martin and we have been many places to eat. We have always driven past this restaurant and decided to try it out. As a few others have mentioned the prices are in euros and it may not be crowded when you first arrive however the service, view and food were all great! My... More 

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Greenland, New Hampshire
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

31 juillet 2014 My wife and I had dinner at Le Planteur last Friday evening. We have been to Gérard's restaurant several times since our first visit in 2002. We have never been disappointed! Gérard takes great care in the preparation of everything for the customer's meals. He is very attentive and has a good sense of humor. This was... More 

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West Grove, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

Don't be put off if no one's there; Girard and his chefenjoy catering to small crowds with lots of personnal attention and execllent French food. Enchanting view overlooking the Atlantic Ocean from high on the hill. Take your time and enjoy

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The Villages, Florida
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

This charming little restaurant is just wonderful. The food is outstanding. It's a little pricey and the menu in priced in euros. The owner is such a sociable pleasant man. We recommend this establishment highly.

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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92 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

We stayed at the Westin Dawn Beach, so this place wasn't far away in Oyster Pond. We really enjoyed the food. I had a chicken dish made with coconut milk, my husband had conch stew, and our friend had snapper. All of the dishes were very well prepared, and our waiter was friendly. I recommend trying it out. Just keep... More 

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NJ
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147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014

This was our first visit here and we had a reservation with friends. The drinks and food seem fairly priced until you realize that everything is in euros. The Host was also the server and at one point I thought he was the cook as well but apparently there was a cook in back so probably just the two of... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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100 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014 via mobile

Driving past this restaurant is what brought us in, it is situated on a bluff overlooking the little harbor near our hotel. We thought how could we go wrong. But we did. That's where the fun ended. The proprietor was in no way pleasant or outgoing and quite honestly seemed troubled by us being there. The food was marginal at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, Seafood
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: rue de l' Escale, Oyster Pond, St. Maarten-St. Martin
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Maarten-St. Martin  >  Sint Maarten  >  Oyster Pond
  • Phone Number: (590) 0590 29 53 21

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