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Havana Blue

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5 Estate Bakkeroe, St. Thomas
+1 340-715-2583
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: “Tropical serenity meets cutting-edge chic.” These descriptive words...
“Tropical serenity meets cutting-edge chic.” These descriptive words spoken by co-owner, Nicole Horstmeyer, best describe the company vision of Blue Shore Grill which owns and operates the Frenchman’s Reef & Marriott Morning Star Beach Resort’s hottest restaurant – HAVANA BLUE. Overlooking Morning Star Beach, HAVANA BLUE is by far the island’s most sought after restaurant. The stunning décor features an eclectic mix of New York, South Beach and the Caribbean style to create a hip, yet approachable vibe. The restaurant’s cuisine combines authentic Cuban and Latin dishes with exotic spices and tangy sauces from the Pacific Rim. All of this, combined with the restaurant’s oceanfront location, creates a culinary experience unlike any other in the Caribbean.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best restaurant in St Thomas

Fantastic food, service and great wine list. We stayed at the Marriott and thought we'd try it. Ended up eating there 2 other nights during our stay. Best to get a reservation although we did just walk in and ate at the bar one night. Can't wait to go back

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Anne L
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Scenic view
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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St. Thomas
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My feeling toward anything on the Marriott property these days is the same - needs some TLC and a renovation. Havana blue is no different. It's kinda like they want to be fine dining but with a casual feel, very contradicting. The menu was ... Fine. I don't eat cilantro and almost the entire menu had cilantro on it so... More 

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BlueWaterMG, Management at Havana Blue, responded to this review

It's disheartening to read about your disappointment with your meal. It's a shame that our dishes didn't live up to your expectations, and we're deeply sorry about that. We're always looking for ways to improve, so if you'd like to discuss this further, please feel free to give us a call. Best, HAVANA BLUE Management More 

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Fantastic food, service and great wine list. We stayed at the Marriott and thought we'd try it. Ended up eating there 2 other nights during our stay. Best to get a reservation although we did just walk in and ate at the bar one night. Can't wait to go back

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BlueWaterMG, Management at Havana Blue, responded to this review

Cheers for the kind words, Anne! The best compliment you can pay us to come back for another meal, so it means a lot knowing we had the pleasure of serving you twice during your stay. If you're planning a return trip in the future, make sure to reach out ahead of time for a reservation! We'll make sure you... More 

Macedonia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Wonderful place for a romantic dinner on the beach with waves gently rolling. The food is outstanding. Ceviche was primo. Appetizers were new and different. The main entry were creative and delicious. We walked down from the hotel along the beach. We enjoyer it so much we went back again the following night. There is a shuttle back up to... More 

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BlueWaterMG, Management at Havana Blue, responded to this review

Thank you so much for spending a romantic evening with us during your stay, matthewmA261AO! You came to the right place for it, and we hope that anytime you're visiting St. Thomas you'll make a trip out to see us again. Safe travels, HAVANA BLUE Management More 

Truckee, California
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94 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Had the Mahi Mahi and it was a bit dry...the skirt steak looked better...should have ordered that...drinks were good...

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BlueWaterMG, Management at Havana Blue, responded to this review

Sorry to hear your dinner selection wasn't quite a winner, dank937, but thank you for sharing some feedback with us. Both the Mahi Mahi and the Skirt Steak have been popular dishes, so perhaps your fish was merely a rare miss from our kitchen. That's a shame, but we hope you'll give us another chance to win you over the... More 

Monmouth, Illinois
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Expensive but well worth the experience - the food, the service, the location make for a truly remarkable experience!

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BlueWaterMG, Management at Havana Blue, responded to this review

We're happy to hear you think so, CTtraveler6665! Thank you for the five stars and glowing recommendation. Anytime you're on the island, we'd love to welcome you back. Best wishes, HAVANA BLUE Management More 

Chino Hills, California
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The quality of the food was very good with each item in the order well prepared and plated in an attractive manner. We were seated more towards the middle of the restaurant the evening we ate here. It was a little stuffy given there was not a ceiling fan near our table. The better seating would be along the railing... More 

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BlueWaterMG, Management at Havana Blue, responded to this review

Thank you for spending an evening with us during your stay, Jon! It's a pleasure to hear every dish you tried was as delicious as it looked. We hope you received some top notch service from our staff as well! It's a shame we didn't have any oceanfront tables available when you visited, but if you're planning a return trip,... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

my bartender Phill D was an excellent guy. He was very personable. He made me feel like I was family. I saw him again at another bar in the hotel and he remember what I was drinking 2 days before. all around great guy. I recommend you look him up if he's still there.

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BlueWaterMG, Management at Havana Blue, responded to this review

Phil is going to be delighted when he hears about this review, Piper. Thank you for sending your compliments for the excellent service! Hope you got a chance to join us for a meal during your stay as well, and if not: there's always next time. Best wishes, HAVANA BLUE Management More 

Princeton, New Jersey
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

elegant dining at Marriott Morningstar. food is pricey but good and the ambience is lovely. great for a special night on St. Thomas with the family. service and staff were very good; our server was very attentive.

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BlueWaterMG, Management at Havana Blue, responded to this review

Happy to hear we served you such a fine meal, njfamily9876. Thank you for spending an evening with us during your stay in St. Thomas! You deserve a night to remember when visiting the island, and we're glad you found it with us. Hope to see you again anytime you're here! Best wishes, HAVANA BLUE Management More 

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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Anyone staying in St. Thomas should eat here, it's amazing! The wait staff is great and way better then most on the island. Eat the Mahi Mahi grilled with salt and pepper...to die for. My 11 year old daughter rated it incredible, pretty strong for her.

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BlueWaterMG, Management at Havana Blue, responded to this review

We're so pleased to see that you and your family had such a wonderful time with us -- it looks like everything really impressed. Great recommendations, too, so if you're ever back in the area, we'd love for you to explore the menu even more! Travel safe, HAVANA BLUE Management More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Not a pleasant experience, but certainly not cheap$. We asked to be seated looking out over the water, and even though they weren't busy, we were seated elsewhere. I spend a considerable amount on a French Chardonay that tasted sour and my girlfriend ordered a Caesar Salad as her entre. We're still not sure what she actually received, but it... More 

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BlueWaterMG, Management at Havana Blue, responded to this review

We've built an incredible reputation around here, Michael -- based upon both the wonderful dishes we know we're capable of serving up, and upon our great service. Our apologies if you didn't experience exactly that when you stopped by; however, I do hope you let someone know right that your experience wasn't meeting your expectations. Mistakes certainly happen, but we're... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 Estate Bakkeroe, St. Thomas
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. Thomas
  • Phone Number: +1 340-715-2583

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic

Description

“Tropical serenity meets cutting-edge chic.” These descriptive words spoken by co-owner, Nicole Horstmeyer, best describe the company vision of Blue Shore Grill which owns and operates the Frenchman’s Reef & Marriott Morning Star Beach Resort’s hottest restaurant – HAVANA BLUE. Overlooking Morning Star Beach, HAVANA BLUE is by far the island’s most sought after restaurant. The stunning décor features an eclectic mix of New York, South Beach and the Caribbean style to create a hip, yet approachable vibe. The restaurant’s cuisine combines authentic Cuban and Latin dishes with exotic spices and tangy sauces from the Pacific Rim. All of this, combined with the restaurant’s oceanfront location, creates a culinary experience unlike any other in the Caribbean.

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