Cool, class, and jazz ... three small words that describe Daniella's Courtyard on a Sunday afternoon. Cool for the atmosphere (the restaurant is air-conditioned), class for the neo-Mediterranean decor and ambience, and jazz is the live sound that slides through the restaurant completing a perfect trio for a Sunday brunch in one of the island's nicest restaurants.
The food is on the cutting edge of cusine and manager Majella Gallant (former owner of Pavillion in Simpson Bay) regularly goes back to New York to check out the latest Manhattan culinary trends. The result is a world cuisine menu with plenty of fusion between different ethnic foods and, surprisingly, it is not expensive.
Small things make a big difference. They bake their own breads and they compliment your meal with salsas. From West Indian crab cakes to Cajun blackened shrimp to Thai chicken salad to traditional shepherd's pie ... the menu is very diverse.
The decor is light and airy with high ceilings and a distinct Mediterranean atmosphere. There are not many places in Philipsburg where you can linger over lunch without sweating in the Caribbean heat and the air conditioning inside is a welcome reprieve for many. For those who prefer the outdoors, there is also a patio with several tables and umbrellas. Make your way down for great music, food, and ambience, book a table at Daniella's with Majella via phone or email. The restaurant is located off Front Street across form the Horizon View Hotel, near Boolschands.
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A good restaurant just steps from the pier in downtown Philipsburg. The jazz brunch is a great way to while away a Sunday morning.