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Esmeralda Resort, Orient Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
10590871120
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18:30 - 23:00
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100 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is normally one of our favorites, we went twice on our recent visit, it was very good but not outstanding. Usually we love everything here but we didn't care for the tomatoe sauce for the bread, plus we didn't like the vegetable soup as well as the ravioli appetizer in coconut sauce, it had to much sauce and kind... More 

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Thank Ken A
Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very high end experience at Astrolabe. We went on Friday night- recommended for Caribbean lobster. We were not disappointed. As we had no trouble walking into any other restaurant in Orient Bay that week, we did not book ahead. Though they were full, they added a table to accommodate us and were upset that they couldn't seat... More 

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Thank DrJHyde
South Burlington, Vermont
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Astrolabe came recommended by a local French resident. Food & service were excellent; great pate'. The outdoor setting by the pool was lovely & intimate. We hope to return for live music next time. The desserts were delightful too.

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Thank Timothy B
SXMCustomerService, Responsable relations publiques at Astrolabe, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for having rated us so positively! It is simply wonderful to know you had an excellent dining experience. We hope to welcome you back to our restaurant soon. Best regards, L'Astrolabe Management. More 

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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very nice dinner at Astrolabe, because we just got married we were offered 2 glasses of sparkling wine, nice! The setting near the pool is nice and the food was also very good. If you are staying at Oriënt Bay you have to eat once here!

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SXMCustomerService, Responsable relations publiques at Astrolabe, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for having rated us so positively! It is simply wonderful to know you had an excellent dining experience. We hope to welcome you back to our restaurant soon. Best regards, L'Astrolabe Management. More 

Orient Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You do not need to go to Grand Case for a fine dining experience and longer! L'Astrolabe at the Esmeralda Resort provides an exquisite menu, a perfect wine list, creative and well-prepared dishes, and great service. The sommelier and waiter, Chris, provides a professional service second to none. This restaurant compares to the best Grand Case has to offer. This... More 

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SXMCustomerService, Responsable relations publiques at Astrolabe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We greatly appreciate your time to express your reviews about us. The guest’s feedback helps us to improve our service so we are very happy to know we have achieved your full satisfaction. Looking forward to host you in the near future. Best Regard, L'Astrolabe Management. More 

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64 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We resisted coming here as we had already been staying at the resort. We were pleasantly surprised by what was probably the best meal of our trip. No beach view, it faces what was probably one of Esmeralda's Villas. Very chic decor, with tasteful original art. Bouillabaisse lovers beware- the outside advert for the saturday night special does not take... More 

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SXMCustomerService, Responsable relations publiques at Astrolabe, responded to this review

Thank you for your top rating and for your encouraging feedback. We are glad to hear that you really enjoyed your dining experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back. Best regards L'Astrolabe Management. More 

Sandisfield, Massachusetts
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely restaurant at our resort serving great French food, particularly seafood. I had trilogy of foie gras and sauteed shrimp, my husband had lobster ravioli and sea scallops-all delish. The service was alittle stuffy especially at breakfast but the quality of the food made up for the lack of friendly service

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SXMCustomerService, Responsable relations publiques at Astrolabe, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for having rated us so positively! It is simply wonderful to know you had an excellent dining experience. We hope to welcome you back to our restaurant soon. Best regards, L'Astrolabe Management. More 

Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I dined at Astrolabe one evening during our just completed stay at Esmeralda Resort. We enjoyed the Surf & Turf special the night we were there. All items came out perfectly prepared and were of high quality.....no waste. We enjoyed an excellent Bordeaux wine with our meal and for dessert, we ordered the 3 sorbets assortment and... More 

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Thank Scott55416
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went everyday for included breakfast very good and friendly service and also one dinner and was delicious

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Thank Tina1andy6
Atlanta, Georgia
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124 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do not miss to dine here.. Unbelievable good French food. We had foies gras, salad, steak and lamb chops and the desserts were out of this world. Sitting next to the pool and dining.. Outstanding romantic atmosphere. Very friendly hosts and service. We had an unforgettable evening .. Thanks again for everything. In our opinion this is the best restaurant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, Seafood, European, Caribbean
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
18:30 - 23:00
Monday
18:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
18:30 - 23:00
Thursday
18:30 - 23:00
Friday
18:30 - 23:00
Saturday
18:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Esmeralda Resort, Orient Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Maarten-St. Martin  >  Saint-Martin  >  Orient Bay
  • Phone Number: 10590871120
Description
In a magical place in the heart of Orient Bay, you will discover L'Astrolable Restaurant with its thousand facets. Dinner by the pool, or in a tropical garden, everything that you expect will be there : Home, Service, Musical Ambiance, Of course, exceptional cuisine And also, organisation of events as wedding, banquets ...

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