We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
202 Shamba Hill, Orleans Road, Quartier D'Orleans, St. Maarten-St. Martin
011-590-590-87-48-24
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

14 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 13: English reviews
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

We tried to go here for dinner because we read some great reviews, but they didn't appear to be open for business. We parked in front of the house, my husband was getting out of the car and he heard a voice (never saw a person...weird) telling us to leave. This person didn't bother to tell us when they would... More 

Helpful?
Thank eyecandyphotog
New jersey
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014

We were there on March 21 and it is in fact open. He is generally closed on Sundays and only serves dinner. It is one of the best creole meals on the island and one of the best dining deals on the island. You will dine on the front porch of Chef Tony's house. Chef Tony once served French President... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank TonyNewjersey
OBX
Level Contributor
25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014

We went to this restaurant but it is no longer open. Our guide was not sure if the owners moved or just closed down.

Helpful?
Thank Roydan
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2014

This is quite literally the most home cooked meal you will have on the island since the restaurant is also the chef's house. I came to this restaurant because it was recommended by Anthony Bourdain. If you see the youtube clip, I was expecting to be served by the owner's children but I then realized the clip was from 6-7... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Nick S
Detroit, Michigan
Level Contributor
77 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2014

We ate here several years ago and it was horrid in every way. Canned peas, canned snails placed in used shells. I don't get the reviews on this one.

Helpful?
1 Thank dinahusa
Moreno Valley, California
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2013 via mobile

This place was on our list of things to do while we were there but we had a hard time getting there when they were open. First we went for lunch but they only service dinner. Then we went on a Sunday night but they closed on Sunday. We were finally able to get out there on our last night... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank FlexBuffchest88
Hudson, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
217 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2013

It’s easy to drive by this place but you will miss not only a great meal but a memorable experience. There are two types of diners-those who have predetermined what great dining is and those with an open mind. For those willing to have a complete SXM experience-please read on. Very few tourist actually get to connect with the locals... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank BoilerDaveNH
Cleveland, Ohio
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2013

Having dinner at Poulet d'Orleans is litterly having dinner in chef and owner's Anthony's (called Tony by his many return patrons who frequent his establishment) house. The dining room is his front porch of his house, which sits off the road after the first series of switchbacks exiting the Northern most section of Quartier d'Orleans as you leave the lower... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank swampman123
NYC
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2013

It's not for those who might be sketched out by things 'off the beaten path'. Interior is kinda not the cleanest looking so and there didnt seam to be running water in the WC but the chef/owner is very nice and the food is nuts. Half chicken with creole sauce and lemon butter shrimp with conch fritters made the journey... More 

Helpful?
Thank _pjknyc_
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
31 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2013

My girlfriend and I came here for dinner during our trip to St Martin and we were not disappointed. A co-worker told me about the place. This restaurant is also a favorite of part-time resident, Anthony Bourdain. The place is a bit difficult to find..the restaurant is actually the owner's home, Tony. On the main road going towards Orient Beach... More 

Helpful?
Thank ilovenyc19

Travellers who viewed Poulet d'Orleans also viewed

Quartier D'Orleans, Saint-Martin
Orient Bay, Saint-Martin
 
Grand Case, Saint-Martin
Cul de Sac, Saint-Martin
 
Oyster Pond, Sint Maarten
 

Been to Poulet d'Orleans? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, French
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 202 Shamba Hill, Orleans Road, Quartier D'Orleans, St. Maarten-St. Martin
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Maarten-St. Martin  >  Saint-Martin  >  Quartier D'Orleans
  • Phone Number: 011-590-590-87-48-24

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Poulet d'Orleans and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Poulet d'Orleans staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?