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L'Escargot Restaurant

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Front Street 96, Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
18:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
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Sun 23:30 - 15:00
Sun - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful food (varied menu) and service! Joel and Sonya are long time owners but make everyone feel special, as do their staff. The selection of food from appetizers, through to main course and desserts is terrific! The interior is very french and fun! From their own internal designs through to the french music playing in the background there is much... More 

Thank Ron H
St. Maarten-St. Martin
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food was excellent from the escargots to the sole meuniere , as in the old tradition . Joel , Sonia and Vernon were great hosts. We loved the complimentary Grand Marnier at the end of the dinner.

Thank Livio B
West Midlands
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a place to be missed for lunch. Absolutely Friendly Service. Varied French menu and served excellent food. Guava berry drink. Refreshing. Conch salad, fresh caught fish, salad and fries. Delicious. Only wish we could be there on a Friday night for there weekly dinner show it must be fab. Looking forward to being there next jan 2018 if not... More 

Thank Justaway
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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37 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our second time dining at L'Escargot for lunch while docked in Phillipsburg on a cruise. It is a wonderful diversion from the chaotic shopping at the other end of Front Street and a feeling of being in rural France. The exterior and the interior are very quaint and inviting. Service is attentive and friendly-the staff has been there... More 

Thank mkk900
Hazle Township, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped for a wonderful light lunch of duck pate , conch fritters and of course , escargot! Everything was prepared perfectly, and our host was very welcoming, and sat with us a bit. We were so enchanted, we returned for dinner a few nights later, and had escargot, seafood ravioli, followed by local snapper and veal. Dessert was the lightest... More 

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17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

We have been to this restaurant numerous times over the last 20+ years and have never had a bad meal. We returned to St. Maarten this year after a substantial absence and were greeted like we were there yesterday. The escargot are absolutely fabulous. The staff is also very friendly and accomodating. We have also eaten dinner there in the... More 

Thank Aleda S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Whether you're an escargot connoisseur or a novice who's a tad hesitant about eating a snail, this place will rock your world! Over a half dozen varieties of the little creatures prepared to perfection. I would suggest ordering the sampler. This is what I did and I'm still not sure which was my favorite (wish I could go back again... More 

Thank lamronby
Leuven, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Situated in the heart of town, in a picturesque old building, decorated as in France. We had escargots sur champignons and the ones 'en pots': perfect. Mains were a correct steak au poivre and creole snapper. We had a good rosé to accompany the meal. Very friendly service and owner.

Thank michel l
Denver, North Carolina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

First choice but closed on Saturday, and the "weekend", even when ships coming into port! Had to go to what turned out to be a great alternative, Antoine's by the sea, where the escargot were in the shell and buttery and garlicy, with great additional menu choices.

Thank Bruce B
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

My husband and I have eaten there many times over the last 18 years. The food is very good Joel and Sonia the owners are very lovely people. Lunch or dinner is always good. Especially the ESCARGOT they have so many varieties it is a cottage like atmosphere with open shutters and friendly staff. It is a wonderful respite especially... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:30
23:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Front Street 96, Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Maarten-St. Martin  >  Sint Maarten  >  Philipsburg

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