1601 Ocean Dr, Vero Beach
One of the top restaurants in Vero Beach, Maison Martinique, features exquisite cuisine, superior service and romantic dining. Three beautiful dining rooms, alfresco dining, and a cozy tapas lounge upstairs at Havana Nights Piano Bar, Maison Martinique creates a perfect venue for a dinner, drinks and a perfect night out.
The menu at Mason Martinique is surprisingly extensive with plenty of selections in every category. The sauces are amazing and the portion size is beyond what you would expect of a french restaurant. You won’t find over-the-top food art with fancily fashioned root vegetables strategically arranged to hold up a piece of salmon cut to look like a dolphin jumping through a hoop of fire, but you will find fresh ingredients, prepared with classic techniques paired with an amazing array of top notch sauces. The results are delicious. The Snapper for two, a nightly special, falls into this category. The snapper is pan seared, finished in the oven, topped with a classic buerre blanc sauce and is presented table side before carved and platted for you. This is simple a MUST have! Also don’t overlook the Rack of Lamb as it is the best you will find just about anywhere. Dover Sole is usually available and also highly recommended. The desert selection is also fantastic. The Napoleon, three thin brittle-like cookies made with caramelized shaved almonds are layered with fresh strawberries, raspberries and a Chantilly cream on a raspberry coulis … get it! The espresso ice cream with swiss chocolate sauce is also a lick-the-bowl type of dessert. The chocolate sauce is amazing.
While jackets are not required, this is a fine restaurant and most men were wearing sport coats or at least at a minimum dressed business casual. The tapas bar is a little more casual and can be a night on it’s own without even stepping into the dinning room for the full treatment. Pricing is not for the faint of heart but what would you expect from a top restaurant. Overall Mason Martinique is excellent. Service, cuisine and atmosphere are all running in sync and make this our top pick for fine restaurants in this area.