Simpson Bay Area
Le Baccara: The restaurant has been very nicely and thoughtfully decorated and its young French chef, Dominique Chavigny, offers “Fine French Cuisine” of the highest quality. Start with a luscious appetizer of sautéed scallops on a bed of leeks with crispy potato chips, mixed vegetables, and a creamy risotto. Our veal chop is one of our favorite dishes and the duo of sea scallops and shrimp never fails to please; (599) 544-2224 or (690) 39 52 98; Click to see the menu.
Le Bec Fin: Le Bec Fin is celebrating 22 years of excellent dining and Is rated one of the finest restaurants in the Caribbean by both the New York Times and Bon Appetit. Conveniently located in Simpson Bay and with beautiful ocean views, this elegant restaurant will be the unforgettable wining and dining experience. The fine French and international gourmet cuisine is served with a decidedly exotic flair and the "time to dine menu" and tasting menu come highly recommended; Billy Folly Road #25; (599) 544-3930; Open 7 nights a week; Click to see the menu.
Los Gauchos Argentinian Grill: The Gauchos are Argentina's cowboys, who for centuries roamed the country’s vast plains, the pampas, herding cattle and working the ranches. The simplicity of the Gaucho life style produced a unique culinary experience. Liesa Euton brought the taste, ambience, and feeling of Argentina to Sint Maarten. Los Gauchos Restaurant serves a variety of tempting beef, chicken, lamb, fish and vegetarian dishes, featuring quality Argentine steaks, tender and juicy, charcoal-grilled to perfection. To ensure the quality of the beef served in the restaurant, Liesa formed Marinaro Imports to bring fine Argentine beef to St Maarten for distrbution to restaurants and the public; Pelican Resort; (599) 544-4084; Click to see the menu.
Halsey's Restaurant & Lounge: With a laid back come-as-you-are attitude and using only the freshest ingredients in the kitchen, Halsey's Restaurant and Lounge is creating some of the most innovative yet unpretentious dining experiences in St. Maarten. Pecan encrusted Rack of Lamb in a cabernet demi-glace, tender Filet Mignon with broiled gorgonzola cheese and balsamic port wine reduction, and sesame encrusted Yellow Fin Tuna- quick seared with a wasabi cream sauce are some of the favorites on the seasonally changing menu. And what is a great meal without a great wine? Halsey's stocks a broad assortment of wines from all over the world for every taste and price range, as well as premium liquors at the bar for that perfect pre-dinner martini or after dinner nightcap. The open air dining area literally sits over the water and offers magnificent views of Simpson Bay lagoon and the mega yachts moored a stone's throw away. Halsey's Restaurant and Lounge is located just south of the Simpson Bay drawbridge across the street from the Royal Palm Resort; 86 Welfare Road; (599) 544-2882; Open 7 days a week 5pm; Click to see the menu.
The Hideaway Bar & Restaurant: Ahoy, maties. We are hidden away a bit in the Pelican Keys, but you can find us quite easily. Just turn down Billy Folly Road near the new theater and come right through the Pelican Resort to our Hideaway. It's a cozy little restaurant/bar perched beside an overflowing pool that runs over onto a spectacular view of palm trees, the Caribbean Sea, and our sister island of Saba; Billy Folly Road #53; (599) 544-3005; Click to see the menu.
Skipjack's Seafood Grill, Bar & Fish Market: Voted "Best New Restaurant" in 2005 by the readers of the Daily Herald; (599) 544-2313. Click to view menu.