Awards: St. Maarten's Restaurant of the Year, Gault Millau Guide (2006/2007)
St. Maarten Restaurants
Temptation offers a fascinating array of nouveau Caribbean cuisine, served against a backdrop of flowering water features and inspired decor from around the globe, all elegantly wrapped in melodious piano music.
In 2002, Dino returned to his native island of St. Maarten to pursue his life-long dream of opening his own restaurant and Temptation was born. In it's first four years, Temptation sky-rocketed to the top of the island's dynamic dining scene. through his culinary exploration and creative approach, Dino coined the phrase Nouveau Caribbean and has labelled his cuisine freestyle.
His cooking is a reflection of the man behind the stove - inventive, adventurous, and fun! When Dino is not busy seducing palates, he enjoys tennis, baseball, the gym and spending time flipping the pages of many food magazines whilst dreaming up the next hit on the menu.
Rated by Sherry on 08/20/12 My husband and I spent our 25 year wedding anniversary with the Temptation staff... Our filet mignon's were the absolute BEST we have ever eaten! The service was just as excellent - the perfect place for us to celebrate our special occassion. Thank You!
A Fabulous experience!
Rated by Geri G. on 04/09/11 Temptation was wonderful as always.
Rated by Eric Vainer on 04/08/09 The best food on the island! Great service! Delicious!!!
Rated by Andrew Domo on 09/30/08 The best food on St. Martin! The bartender has created some very tantalising drinks as well! The service is somewhat questionable, or perhaps it was just the rude blonde waitress! Still more than worth checking out!
Rated by Francis and Erinmarie Forte on 08/30/06 Our favorite place to eat on the island. Not only is Dino a wonderful chef his mother is a wonderful hostess. We look forward to going back every year..
Rated by Echo on 06/03/06 Wonderful, delicious, great. We went twice in one week because it was SO amazing.
Rated by Frank A. Mafei on 11/10/05 Please do NOT go to this restaurant!! If you do, you'll enjoy fine dining, Dino's great culinary talents, Asha's wonderful warmth, great service and a fine wine list! Then, I won't be able to get reservations!!
Rated by Maryann Barvinski on 10/25/05 Excellent. I just returned from two weeks in SXM and would not have missed Temptation. The name is Temptation (not Temptations). I've know Dino for years and have had the pleasure of watching him grow and accomplish great things. dino has also expanded opening another great restaurant next to Temptation. it is called Rare.....not to be missed.
Rated by Sharron E. Miles-Gilty on 09/20/05 Temptations is a unique dining experience. My fiance and I were just there on our honeymoon and was fortunate enough to meet Chef Dino who was wonderful and we were well acommodated by him and his mom. We were also fortunate enough to experience the awesome dining of his newest restaurant Rare. Excellent as well!!!
Rated by Steve Gray on 07/23/05 The best dining experience so far in my 45 years.
Rated by E. Tatum on 02/09/04 Fantastic, wonderful, not to be missed. It was the best dining experience I have had in ages.