Mario's Bistro

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by ColettePenland on January 16, 2005

We would have never found this place if we hadn't gone snorkeling. Our tour guide pointed out this well-known restaurant, which sits on the water while we were on our way to our snorkeling destination.

This eatery is located in Sandy Ground near the French bridge. Its waterfront location and good food make it a very popular place, and reservations are a must. The cuisine is international, with an Indonesian flair. Dinner only. Mario's is a French restaurant (found often on the island, due to the dual ownership of the island by both the Dutch and French) but is not found in the dining guides given out free to tourists.

Our snorkeling instructor told us that if you ask anyone who comes here often or lives here that Mario's is one of the top three restaurants on the island. During the busy season (which is pretty much year-round except for hurricane season), you have to call weeks in advance to get a reservation here. But in mid-September, we walked right in and had the best table in the place.

If you don't know where to find the restaurant, you won't. But it is worth asking someone to find. You won't be disappointed.

Mario's Bistro

St. Maarten, St. Maarten/St. Martin
590 87 06 36

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