Citrus: Feast on simple yet provocative French inspired creative cuisine at Citrus. Our chef draws from global influences to create the perfect combination of the subtle and bold. Selections from our menu are prepared using only the freshest ingredients and are served in a setting of casual island elegance. Citrus is open every evening from from 6:45pm; 130 Lowlands; (599) 545-4333; Click to see the menu.
Cliffhanger Beach Bar: Great beach, good food, cold drinks, the best sunsets, and the home of the elusive "green flash".
Dare to Be Rare: Chef Dino Jagtiani's Dare to be Rare Steakhouse in the Atlantis Casino Courtyard; (599) 545-5714; Click to se the menu.
La Gondola Ristorante: Welcome to La Gondola, the genuine Italian ristorante that has become one of St. Maarten's most popular fine dining destinations. Here, we use only the absolute freshest ingredients . . . we still make all our own pasta every day, right on the premises . . . and we insist on the highest quality from every supplier of meats, poultry, fish, and our near-legendary Caribbean lobster; Atlantis Casino; (599) 545-3938; Click to see the menu.
Le Montmartre: the name alone evokes images of artists and actors trading ideas in boisterous Paris bistros at the turn of the previous century. Our artists are now in the kitchen producing exquisite presentations of the finest of French cuisine. Pascal, the owner of Auberge Gourmande and Sunset Café in Grand Case, has taken their cuisine to an even higher level with beautiful presentations and tableside preparations in an opulent and spacious setting. While the approach is French, many of the sauces have been lightened and served on the side. Start with a simple plateau des fruits de mer, a large platter of the freshest seafood from available: oysters, shrimp, crab, and more or choose from the several salads available. Snails and foie gras are available, of course; At the Atlantis Casino in the Lowlands; (599) 545-3939; Click to see the menu.
Temptation: Chef/owner Dino Jagtiani claims his first memory is sitting in a grocery cart pushed by his mother, Asha, at the Food Center. By the time he was seven, he had cooked his first meal and knew he wanted to be a chef when he grew up. He started as a busboy at the old Don Carlos and worked his way up to assistant chef at Callaloo. He went to the US to study, becoming the first St. Maarten native to graduate from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America. He followed his studies with a stint at the London Meridien Waldorf before moving back to St Maarten to open his own restaurant at the Caravanserai Resort. The restaurant was swept away by rave reviews and then by Hurricane Lenny. When the Queen of Holland visited the island in 1999 to survey the damage and reconstruction, she chose Dino as her personal chef. He now presents his ever-evolving, award-winning Nouveau Caribbean cuisine at Temptation Restaurant in the Dutch Lowlands; (599) 545-2254; open from 6:30PM until 10:30PM every night; Click to see the menu.