Top ChoiceBarbecue in Grand Case

Lolos

The most famous of St-Martin's Creole lolos is a cluster of a half dozen or so open kitchens where ribs, cod fritters, lobster, chicken and stuffed crabs are fire-tickled to perfection on big grills. Sides such...

Top ChoiceCreole in Marigot

Les Délices Créoles

For a down-to-earth local experience, head to this bustling kitchen that often sells out long before the official closing time. Best drop by around noon for the best selection of the daily feast that might...

French in Grand Case

Le Pressoir

Named for the giant salt press outside and ensconced in a rare traditional Creole house from 1871, Le Pressoir stands for sophisticated dining with a relaxed undercurrent. Chef Alexis creates a rotating...

French in Grand Case

Le Temps de Cerises

With its rustic-elegant beach-villa vibe – complete with hanging chairs, overstuffed pillows on a wooden bench and a stilted terrace above the sand – this restaurant is almost too good-looking. Thankfully,...

International in Orient Beach

Kkô Beach Bar & Restaurant

The chicest of the resurrected beach clubs on Orient Bay, Kkô (pronounced 'kakao') delivers toes-in-sand bliss shaded by thatch-roofed beach beds and a thicket of cobalt-blue umbrellas. The kitchen is helmed by a...

International in Marigot

Ô Plongeoir

Settle into a pillowed bench at this languid place opposite the marina with the silhouette of Anguilla barely rising in the distance. Flank steak roll stuffed with goat cheese is the signature dish, but other...

International in Oyster Pond

BZH

Locally renowned for its pizzas, such as the BZH (tomatoes, onion, minced beef and egg) or the Calabraise (bacon, egg and olives), Breton-turned-global BZH also serves creative salads, sweet crepes and savory...

French in Grand Case

Sunset Café

In an area that abounds with fabulous ocean views, Sunset Café at the Grand Case Beach Club, with a breezy terrace that juts out over the glittering water, takes first prize. Casual by day, it serves set...

Breakfast in Grand Case

L'Ile Flottante

This bougainvillea-cradled terrace with vinyl-covered tables is the earliest breakfast option in town and the cheapest to boot. Join the predominantly local crowd in fueling up for the day on croissants or...

International in Grand Case

Rainbow Cafe

Despite the name, it's actually crimson red that makes this grown-up day-to-night beach club a visual standout on Grand Case's sandy sliver. Not only is the facade bright red but so are the chairs and the...

French Caribbean in Anse Marcel

Anse Marcel Beach

The first restaurant to reopen in devastated Anse Marcel, Anse Marcel Beach exudes Côte d'Azur–style elegance and opens up right onto the sultry sands. Dine on sophisticated salads and seafood served on...

French Caribbean in St-Martin

Karibuni

Karibuni means 'welcome' in Suaheli and that's just how you feel when arriving at the thatch-shaded wooden deck of the more upscale of the two restaurants on Ilet Pinel. Feast on bay views, grilled lobster and...

French Caribbean in Grand Case

Le Cottage

The good-value lobster menu is clearly Le Cottage's best kitchen ambassador, but chef David Hanquer also orchestrates other local fish and meats into culinary symphonies with Caribbean aromas. For...

Steak in Orient Beach

Rancho del Sol

On a hill high above the fray of Orient Bay, this wagon-wheel-flanked, Texan-style steakhouse has sweeping views from its vast open terrace. Succulent steaks aside, it serves barbecued ribs, chicken burritos,...

French in Marigot

Le Tropicana

Right on the marina dock, this cozy lair gets big thumbs up for its classic damn-the-calories French dishes that sparkle with feel-good flavors. Sautéed snails in puff pastry, lemon sole or lobster bisque will...

French Caribbean in Friar’s Bay

Friar's Bay Beach Café

Enter through a door in the sand to arrive at this bistro on the beach where rock replaces reggae as the beat of choice. Although the red-and-black color scheme exudes a posh vibe at first, it's actually a...

French in Orient Beach

Coté Plages

The oldest restaurant in the Village trades in culinary gems that are both comforting and exciting. If picking your plate date from the live lobster tank is not your thing, go for the tuna tartare, dock-fresh...

Pizza in Oyster Pond

Oasis

Gently illuminated palm trees around the dining area bathe this popular restaurant on the French side in an ambience of calm. Its main ammo are the pizzas, thin-crust pies loaded with goodies, although the...

International in St-Martin

Yellow Beach

After splashing around Ilet Pinel's crystalline waters and working hard on your tan, Yellow Beach's burgers, pizza and special tot-geared tummy pleasers will go a long way toward restoring energies. Handsome...

Bakery in Marigot

Croissant Royal

In a breezy marina-side setting, this bakery is the go-to spot for buttery and flaky croissants. Pair one with a cappuccino and a glass of fresh orange juice and you'll be good to go for a day of island...