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La Cigale Restaurant

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Route des Terres Basses | Nettle Bay, Baie Nettle 97150, St. Maarten-St. Martin
+1 059-087-9023
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18:00 - 22:00
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a quaint beach French bistro on Nettle Bay, with lovely evening views of the lagoon, moored boats and city lights. We arrived and were immediately seated at a table for two closest to the water. We ordered martinis, which were delivered quickly and our wait staff was incredibly attentive, gracious and helpful with menu selections. As we enjoyed... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The restaurant was difficult to find but well worth the hunt. The food was outstanding. I order foie gras everywhere and it has never been as good as it was here. The staff were very accommodating and kind to our two young daughters. They even put up with our decision to eat on the sand, although it appeared as though... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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206 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had hoped for a sensational meal, given the prices on the menu. I got a very good meal instead. Yes, it's a beautiful setting. Parking is terrible.The place is small and service is slow, even by island standards. The food was prepared well, albeit slowly. But the prices, when compared to other island restaurants, we about 20% too high.

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New York City, New York
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143 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First off, it's away from any commercial area on the island. A quaint and yet romaric set up. The food was absolutely delicious if you are into traditional french cuisine. The service was efficient, precise and very personalbly friendly! A pleasant experience you should not miss when you are around !

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Rome, Italy
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

La Cigale is nestled in a beautiful palm beach on the lagoon. The setting is by far the best in St. Marteen, creating a magical experience for diners. Moreover, the restaurant has maybe 10 tables, making it for an intimate dining experience. The food is very good for lovers of French Cuisine. The selection of appetizers and main courses is... More 

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St. Maarten-St. Martin, Caribbean
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food and service. We are cruisers and beached our dinghy in sand and walked up for a very memorable evening. We will return.

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

Dear Sally! Thousand thanks for your lovely email and also for this very nice review. We were so happy to host you for dining at La Cigale. We hope to offer a little deck in the future for our customers coming by the lagoon. We wish you a good sail, enjoy st martin and caribbean islands! Warm regards, La Cigale... More 

Baie Nettle, St. Maarten-St. Martin
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Best ambiance, food and service we have encountered in the entire West Indies. Highly recommend the pork tenderloin and gazpacho.

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

Dear Jerry, thank you so much to share your experience with us! We are happy to hear good things about your dining at La Cigale, and we hope to host you in the near future. Best regards, La Cigale team More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always visit La Cigale, at least twice. The filet is the most tender beef, the fish is beautifully presented and the soufflé is perfect, with cappuccino, wouldn't pass this up, ever! The gentlemen will help with menu choices if you can't decide, they are wonderful!

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

Dear Julie, It's always a pleasure to host you at la Cigale! We are waiting to see you next year!! We wish you all the best, and a happy new year for your friends and family. Warm regards, Dylan and staff More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined at La Cigale last week and we really enjoyed our dinner. The best Foie Gras ever, lobster tail was delicious and the perfect size for me. Excellente service and a very good wine list, we live in Napa Valley. We will definitely go back, we wished we had more time in St. Martin to revisit this very tasty... More 

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

thank you very much for your lovely review! We are glad to hear good things about your experience with us. Definitely hope to see you again, Warm regards, La cigale team More 

Sint Maartensdijk, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to la Cigale twice in a row because it was just excellent. The food, the wine, the location, everything is there for great experience. The service was perfect also. It is definitely one of the best restaurant on St Martin, and I can tell you that there is a lot of good spot on this island for wonderful... More 

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

Thank you so much for your great review. We were happy to host you at la Cigale. We hope to see you again, Warm regards! La cigale team 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
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: +1 059-087-9023
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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