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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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Kalamazoo
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84 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ate here on our first night. Everyone had a varied dining experience. Appetizers included: sliced foie gras, lobster bisque with sautéed foie gras, lobster bisque with puffed pastry. Dinners included: Turbot, roast duck breast, pork tenderloin and red snapper. Excellent dining, cultured and attentive staff, seaside location.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited La Cigale again after having an outstanding dinner there last year. This year the service and the food were good, but not as good as last year. The sea bass that I had was tasty, but not outstanding. I would still recommend the restaurant, but not as enthusiastically as I did in my review last year.

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

Dear Dan, First of all, thank you to coming back in la cigale. Also, thank you to share your experience with us, it is really precious for us to know what our customers feels and think. We are so sorry if we deserve you a less quality memories this time, and we really appreciate your review to be attentive as... More 

San Antonio Texas
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food is very good- close to outstanding. The view is wonderful- expect a long dinner and an expensive check.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Peaceful setting on the beach, tucked away from the rest of the world. Dylan was very helpful in setting up our group dinner. Goat cheese on a homemade pastry with honey and nuts was amazing! And that was just the starter.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This delightful restaurant is located at the back of a residential apartment complex in Baie Nettle on the French side of Saint Martin. It does not look like much during the day, but at dinner time, tables are placed on the beach, and the small kitchen produces some of the best French cooking I have had anywhere. The entire staff... More 

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Hilton, New York
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103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner at La Gigale. It is tucked away behind La Leguna residences. GPS helped to find it. Lovely setting facing Simpson Bay Lagoon. Some tables under a patio roof, a few right on the beach. The beach tables were under a canopy which would not have held up under the downpour we saw while there. Luckily, we were under... More 

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

Thank you to share with us you experience. We hope to see you again, La cigale staff More 

St. Louis, MO
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129 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 334 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a very good dining experience at La Cigale. The menu was creative and the service was excellent. Prices are not cheap but in line with other good restaurants in St. Maarten. Nice place for a romantic meal.

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

Thank you very much for your great review. We would be happy to host you again at La Cigale. Warm regards, La cigale team More 

New York City, New York
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Romantic on the beach great service The beef was to die for asked for recipe The duck was incredible It is a hidden jewel the best Definitely go !

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

Thousand thanks to you Bernadette for this lovely review! We were happy to host you at la Cigale and definitely hope to see you again! Warm regards, La Cigale staff More 

Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have eat here every time we visit and it is always a great experience. The food is excellent, the service is excellent and you can't beat the view. Make reservations as the seating is limited which makes it all the better.

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

Thank you very much Jim for your very kind review. We hope to see you in the near future! All the best, La cigale staff More 

Fairfield, Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best restaurants on the island of SXM. Food, wine and atmosphere are amazing. The staff is friendly and fun to be with.

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review! We were very happy to host you for a great evening with us. Waiting to see you again, La Cigale staff 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
US$ 60 - US$ 100
Cuisine
French, Vegetarian Friendly
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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