At this versatile place on the main drag, you can choose your experience. Downstairs is a brasserie or a gastropub, while upstairs, at Le Cesaire, things are more refined, elegant, and expensive. The first floor has a large open dining space and seating on a covered terrace with a view of the sea. However, the traffic, noise, and dust make it a bad choice. For a light lunch there are many possibilities, including a crepe with shrimp in coconut sauce and a small salad, smoked marlin, fried Camembert with jam and nuts, and a perfect burger. If you want to go with something more substantial, and creative, there's local octopus with green papaya and passion-fruit sauce or duck in a citrusy sauce. Some waiters speak English, and most are fun and helpful. Foyaal serves from 7 am into the late night, 1:30 am, even on Sundays when most of the town is closed up. Try sitting at the bar; it's fun and for a lot of French expats, this is their "Cheers."
Bord de Mer, 38 rue de Ernest Proges, Fort-de-France, 97200, Martinique