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***Under New Management*** South Beach meets the Caribbean - Big Fish is a hip, modern and upscale casual dining experience. The design is like nothing you will find anywhere in St.Maarten. The menu is fusion style. Many other options are available for the non-seafood eater including steak, chicken, pasta and vegetarian options. A kids menu is also available. Great sharing snacks, a diverse wine list with a variety of options by the glass and full bar. The service staff are attentive and eager to please. The Outdoor Patio is magnificent with a waterfall fountain, sexy lighting and cool music. The inside features a large comfortable bar and open kitchen concept where you can enjoy the "show".
PRICE RANGE
US$10 - US$25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Caribbean, Fusion, Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had high expectations for this restaurant. Was a little let down. We tried their "Signature" drinks with Tamarind Fruit. Wow, was not what we were hoping for, had to choke them down. Might be part of what set the tone for dinner. I had...the Chilen Sea Bass with a lemon grass sauce. Was pretty let down by the lack of flavor. The fish was cooked correctly but lacked flavor as well. The highlight was the signature dish, I think it was called "What the chef learned in Thailand". The girls had this. It was very flavorful (spicy) and had an abundance of sea food in it. Over all the one dish was good, but not good enough anyone in the group was wanting to go back.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Made a reservation here for a special occasion and it was a really nice treat. The food is unique based on the culinary travels from the chef and it will likely brighten you face from the way it is plated. I really like the clean...white furniture and chandeliers. The food we ordered was all from the sea yet the flavors were combined differently than I have every had before. The drinks using justices and fruits were fun to experience.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My favorite restaurant on St. Maarten. The food is consistently excellent and beautifully presented. The atmosphere is gorgeous and calming. Top of the list of highlights however, is the amazing staff. Everyone is friendly, efficient and accommodating. This is an astoundingly well run operation. We...have visited three times in two weeks and will continue to come back again and again when we’re on the island.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My dish "What chef discovered in Thailand" had too many overpowering flavors that I couldn't detect. The crème brûlée was deceiving as it consisted of loads of cinnamon which is never the base of that dessert. Both my friend & I found it terrible &...only tasted 2 spoons. However, my friends enjoyed their meals.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 22, 2022 via mobile

Excellent food, excellent service, great drinks and a friendly atmosphere. The decor is beautiful and the food lived up to our expectations. We arrived today and were able to snag an early dinner after a long day of travel. Miriam was attentive and kind and...took care of our every need. The rest of the staff is friendly and helpful. I highly recommend. It is walking distance from Oyster Bay Beach Resort.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 22, 2022 via mobile

Great dinner and service . cool ambiance grouper was delicious. definitely will go back. The cod was excellent also good wine list

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed August 31, 2022

We ate three times there in the two weeks. I cannot say enough about the quality of food. The staff were very accommodating to a family. Very good cocktails

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed August 20, 2022 via mobile

Wow. Wow. Wow. What a treat. My first ever Trip Advisor review. It was just that good. I had to say something! From the gentleman with the beautiful smiling face greeting us, to the impeccably plated food. It was glorious. Everything was perfect. Such attention...to detail. And the ambiance!!! Spectacular. If you haven’t been, you’re missing out. We will definitely visit again in the 5 days we have remaining on this amazing Island!!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 15, 2022 via mobile

What an excellent restaurant. Wow. Everything was wonderful. Service,ambiance food was fantastic and beautifully presented. Best fish I have tasted.Excellent kids portions were huge ,highly recommended

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 1, 2022

A Red Lobster in Arizona would have fresher seafood! The "chef/owner", FBI clue that the food will be terrible, somehow was able to have a seafood restaurant, 100 yards from the ocean, serve frozen, old, cheap, rubbery seafood. We stayed at the Oyster Bay Beach...Resort and walked over. I recommend to anyone to not go. Save your time and go to "OASIS Restaurant & Pizzeria" just over on the French side on the other side of the bay. My son re-named Big Fish "Big Disappointment" , and that is a perfect name for it.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Big Fish, General Manager at Big Fish, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2022

Good day Sir / Madam, Sorry to read this review. I don't remember you . Did you come to management? Strange you had such a bad experience...we are not used to that at all...

Reviewed July 24, 2022

Can't say enough about the food which is superb and the service which was lovely. Went here two nights during our week on the island.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 16, 2022

This restaurant is one of my favorites. The location has changed since the hurricanes and totally feels even more sophisticated and beautiful but not intimidating. The staff is wonderful. I spent my birthday week in St Martin and eat here 3 nights out of seven....I always ate at the bar and the bartender was amazing. My only issue is every dish I ate came with the same side dishes. I would like to see a more diverse group offerings with this dishes. The mashed potato and vegetable medley seem almost too pedestrian for such a chic establishment.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed July 6, 2022

A must if you are on St. Maarten!!! Everything is exquisite from the service, ambience, décor and food. Everything about this place feels handpicked. FOOD: The best food on St. Maarten - hands down!!!!!!!!!! The olive tapenade was outstanding. Sea 'Fruits a/k/a Ceviche = mouth...watering. Big, fresh pieces of seafood in a delicious marinade. Mahi Mahi was the best I have had to date and the 'Have it All' did not disappoint. DECOR: Stunning and clean. No detail was spared when designing this restaurant. I love the blue fish basin when washing your hands outside of the restrooms, the center commune table for community dining like back in Holland was classic and the gorgeous chandeliers were stunning at night. SERVICE: Top notch! Michael the bartender makes the best drinks. Miriam provided the best service. Chef Leslie is a food genius and Donna keeps the place running smoothly - they really are the dynamic duo. Everyone made our experience unforgettable. We will be back!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 26, 2022 via mobile

Came to Big Fish several years before and wanted to share the experience with my friends. Great good, service and ambiance!!!! Had the “Have it all, shrimp appetizer and and refreshing drink! So glad to have another awesome culinary experience!!!! 😳😳😳

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 25, 2022

We eat here 2 times on our trip. We sat at the bar and had a great time with the bartender "Michael" . When he found out it was our first night, he treated us to special drinks and made sure our food was great!...I would highly recommend the restaurant.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Response from Deborah F | Reviewed this property |
I would get a reservation....we then opted to eat at the bar which was wonderful!
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Response from BigFishinOysterpond | Property representative |
Good day Briana, The owner and the Chef are the same Chef Leslie is his name. He has created Big Fish about 18yrs ago
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I think the easiest way is to send an email with your date time and number of people Email address is on the trip advisor site
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Big Fish is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5