~ Where to dine with your Valentine ~
Feel the love this Valentine’s Day at the island’s most romantic establishments. Wow your date with a wonderful wine and dine at any of these Out ’n About-approved love spots.
Why and when: Celebrate love at Bovin’s romantic Valentine’s Day event on Wednesday, February 14. The chic steakhouse overlooking the ocean provides the perfect backdrop of breath-taking views for an unforgettably elegant and romantic dinner from 5:30 to 11:00pm. Whether you are celebrating new love, an anniversary, or simply revelling in the joy of togetherness, Bovin is your destination for a night of enchantment and culinary indulgence.
Charming Cuisine: The exclusive steakhouse offers love birds an exquisite four-course dinner for $86 per person. For the first course, diners can choose shrimp ravioli or artichoke cream and for the second a smoked salmon salad or a salad with mixed lettuce and brie. The third course options are grilled tuna with a passion fruit sauce and carrot puree or a sealed fillet in Spanish sauce with red wine and a pistachio crust. For dessert, indulge in red velvet cake in red fruit sauce or fried ice-cream.
Endearing Extras: There will be discreet Valentine's decorations to go with the tastefully curated ambiance. The indoor seating exudes warmth and intimacy, while the outdoor terrace invites you to dine al fresco under the stars.
Where: Juliette’s Bistro
Why and when: This Valentine’s Day, treat your loved one to a romantic dinner at Juliette’s Bistro, available from 6:00 to 11:00pm. Valentine's Day is a time to honour connections, and Juliette's is dedicated to creating an unforgettable experience where love is savoured in every bite. Whether you're celebrating newfound romance or rekindling the flames of enduring love, Juliette's Bistro is your destination for an intimate evening filled with gourmet delights and heartfelt memories.
Charming Cuisine: The restaurant offers food lovers a taste of indulgence without pretence – apparent from their special five-course Valentine’s menu. For $120 per couple, the staff at the charming eatery will prepare a feast for the senses. First, a romantic cheese fondue for two, followed by onion soup or mushroom cream soup, then an arugula or vegetable salad, followed by wellington steak, fruti di mari or coquelet chicken in tamarind sauce. To end the night on a sweet note, guests will indulge in black forest cake or tiramisu.
Endearing Extras: The special menu includes a bottle of wine for the table and there will be tastefully-curated Valentine’s decorations and background music to set the mood.
Where: La Patrona
Why and when: La Patrona believes there's no better way to celebrate love than through the artistry of authentic Mexican cuisine. This Valentine’s Day, La Patrona is your destination for a romantic rendezvous filled with culinary delights and heartfelt moments – with a special dinner from 6:00 to 10:30pm.
Charming Cuisine: Love birds can enjoy a four-course menu for $62, including a complimentary glass of sparkling wine per person. The first choice is a garden vegetable or potato leek cream soup. For the second course, patrons will choose between a spinach and shrimp salad or a fig and goat cheese salad, followed by New York steak, pastor-style fish or Tarasco chicken. Of course, La Patrona won’t forget about dessert – their famous flan and chocolate cake are sure to end the night on a right note!
Endearing Extras: La Patrona offers dazzling ocean views and enchanting al-fresco dining under the stars. The restaurant will be tastefully-decorated and there will be romantic background music for a perfect date night.
Why and when: With their craft cocktails, unforgettable ambiance, and excellent and unique dishes, NOLA is the perfect place for your Valentine's dinner from 6:00pm onwards. The restaurant’s beautiful space is adorned with giant fans, creating a romantic, cosy, and warm and romantic ambiance.
Charming Cuisine: Love birds can enjoy a three-course menu for $75, including a complimentary glass of champagne per person. With French oysters, shrimp cocktail, beef tartare or roasted sprouts as a starter; crab-stuffed seared salmon, mini beef wellington or mushroom ragu rigatoni as main, and a dessert of coconut panna cotta or chocolate mousse with a fresh strawberry trifle, you are sure to impress your date!
Endearing Extras: Happy hour starts at 5:00pm, so come early to enjoy the deliciously-crafted (and 50%-off) cocktails and gorgeous lagoon views. NOLA’s special “From NOLA with Love” cocktail is the perfect love potion for the occasion! Live music by Kameleon Beats & Lolo will set the mood, and everyone will go home with a special chocolate gift.
Where: Rancho del Sol
Why and when: Lovers are invited to celebrate Valentine’s Day at Rancho del Sol – a beautiful venue with panoramic views and a unique ambiance.
Charming Cuisine: Couples can feast on a three-course menu for 85 euros per person. A luxurious amuse bouche will open the appetite, after which a fresh scallop ceviche, beef carpaccio or breaded goat cheese will be served as starter. For main, diners can choose between a pan-fried veal steak, roasted lobster tail and pan-fried duck breast. Dessert options include “a frozen desire with pear”, “Le Sentiment panna cotta coffee” and “Cupid goes to the opera” – all ready to wow your loved one.
Endearing Extras: Mademoiselle Rose will lend her enchanting vocals to the occasion and Rancho will be decorated with flowers and balloons. All ladies will receive a complimentary red rose and the lovely couples can get their photo taken to capture the moment. Last but not least, Larry the peacock might make a special appearance for a truly unforgettable date night!
Where: Rendez Vous Lounge
Why and when: Tucked away in the romantic Porto Cupecoy square, Rendez-Vous Lounge is Valentine’s hotspot all day long. With their daily non-stop food and drink service and extensive breakfast, lunch, dinner, pizza, cocktail and sweets menus, Rendez-Vous Lounge truly has something for everyone – and whenever you like.
Charming Cuisine: Start your day off right with a balanced breakfast en plein air – Rendez-Vous Lounge offers the perfect setting for a special breakfast or brunch date. The care-free quaint plaza provides the perfect escape from the afternoon hustle and bustle and the lunch menu is extensive enough to satisfy any craving. For dinner, guests can dine a la carte, or enjoy the special three-course menu from 6:00 to 9:00pm. The chefs at Rendez-Vous Lounge are still working on the special menu, which will be posted on the restaurant’s Facebook page.
Endearing Extras: Rendez-Vous’ famous waffle will make a special appearance this Valentine’s Day. Instead of their traditional shape, the waffles with strawberry and whipped cream will transform into a heart-shaped sweet treat that cannot be missed – which is why it is a good thing they will be available all day on February 14. Last but not least, couples will be treated to a complimentary glass of champagne with strawberries and cranberries!
Where: Sugar Mill Cafe
Why and when: Are you looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day breakfast for that special someone in your life? Look no further than Sugar Mill Café for a romantic breakfast in bed! One of the cutest cafés on St. Maarten has a wide range of Valentine’s Day Boxes and Treats that are sure to make your loved one feel extra special.
Charming Cuisine: Their selection includes the Lovebug for $35, the Sweetheart for $45, and the Cutie Pie for children for $30. The Lovebug includes salt fish, bacon or sausage, eggs, mini Johnny cakes, pancakes, fruit, cake, tea, and juice. The $45 Sweetheart box includes eggs and bacon or sausage, oven-roasted potatoes, red velvet baileys waffles, chicken wings, French toast bites, a fruit bowl, chocolate covered strawberries, orange juice and hot chocolate. The $60 Honeymoon Bunch Brunch includes Malibu coconut pineapple chicken and waffles, soft shell tacos, stuffed plantain, French toast bites, a fruit bowl, chocolate covered strawberries, assorted desserts and a mini bottle of wine.
Endearing Extras: In addition to their speciality boxes, Sugar Mill also supplies breakfast, lunch, dinner and ice cream, as well as iced coffee, milkshakes, smoothies, pastries and speciality cakes to lovebirds in their charmingly pink café.