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“Friendly Service, Fantastic Food”

St Germain Bistro & Cafe
Ranked #27 of 995 Restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$15
Cuisines: Caribbean, Cafe, Puerto Rican, Healthy
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Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 390 helpful votes
“Friendly Service, Fantastic Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2012 via mobile

After reading about this place in Lonely Planet, we went in search of this fantastic cafe. Pay attention, because if you're not watching, you just might walk right by it. Inside, are a number of tables in close quarters, making for a cozy, intimate meal. The buzz of conversation from the next table over adds to the quaint, cozy atmosphere.

Service is friendly right from the moment you walk in and are greeted by big, welcoming smile. Orders come quick, too.

The food is delicious. I would highly recommend the Ceviche! Others in my party had soup of the day and quiche, and an assortment of sandwiches. Everything was well prepared and tasty. And portion sizes fill you up.

1 Thank Keith-B-Robinson
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Sea Isle City, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Trust the Locals”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2012

My wife & I were spending one day in Puerto Rico prior to taking our Caribbean cruise the following day. We had searched and reviewed restaurants and decided upon Cafe Esperanza. When we arrived at the location we learned that they had gone out of business. Not being familiar with other eateries in the area my wife entered a shop and asked the proprietor for a suggestion. He recommended St. Germain Bistro & Cafe. Trusting in his recommendation we went. This was a WONDERFUL find!! It is a "local" eatery (we were the only tourists in the restaurant) offering a more European style of dining. NOTE: If you are in a rush....DON'T GO!! However, if you would like to enjoy a wonderful, laid back meal this is definetly the place. We went for our lunch. Three hours later we left the restaurant knowing that we had to share the experience.

We ordered the soup & half a sandwich (asperagas soup and a half sandwich of Italian ham, brie cheese & apples). The desseret , brace yourself, a crepe filled with bannanas and walnuts with a drizzle of chocolate and a touch of cream. Good Grief! WONDERFUL!

As in Europe, the restaurant is small and the tables are close together. Who cares. The prices were a wonderful surprise. The selections were numerous and the food simply wonderful.

We hope you give it a try.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank kodaknoel7
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2012

Nice little restaurant in San Juan.
Their Basil Lemonades are nice and refreshing.
My boyfriend and I found St Germain and went there twice during our vacation.

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank Agramonte216
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Montclair, New Jersey
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2012

We had the steak sandwich, it's to die for. We split the sandwich as we were not too hungry, the waitress was so nice to ask the kitchen to split the plate for us and even gave us enough salad on each plate for 2. We also had the asparagus soup, it is good. For dessert, we had the rum cake, it is sooooooo good. Everyone is super friends. Must go and we will go back again when we visit Puerto Rico again,

1 Thank Cat365
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East Setauket, New York
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“Small Intimate Cafe”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2012

We visited this cafe two nights in a row. The food is absolutely delicious. I wholly recommend selecting the salads as an entree. The salads offer very green lettuces and spinach leaves as well as very fresh chicken or salmon, depending on your choice. The salads are served with a baguette. Very tasty! We also enjoyed their sandwiches of different varieties served with a half salad. The soups and waters are made with fresh vegetables and fruits. The desserts were scrumptious too! We totally recommend this place for your dining pleasure. They now have an upstairs wine bar located next door.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Cynthia W
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