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Havana Blue

5 Estate Bakkeroe, St. Thomas
+1 340-715-2583
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Ranked #23 of 182 Restaurants in St. Thomas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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English first
New York City, New York
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I dined at this restaurant on August 22 with my family and a couple other families. The ambiance and the view were nice. Everyone seemed to like their food. But to be honest I do not even remember what I ordered or ate because our service was so terrible. Our waiter was Travis and our experience was absolutely ruined by... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great food, excellent service! Our waitress, Donna was attentive and friendly! Highly recommend the Miso Sea Bass, Relleno Snapper, Calamari and Triple Bliss Ice Cream. Overall I'm extremely satisfied with my experience at Havana Blue!

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BlueWaterMG, Management at Havana Blue, responded to this review

BLam611, sounds like a winning experience all around! Thank you for sharing what you loved about us on TripAdvisor. Donna will be pleased to know she made your night perfect. Were you just visiting St. Thomas or are you local? Hopefully we'll see you again soon either way. Best wishes, HAVANA BLUE Management More

Rochester, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

My family went to Havana blue twice last year and we had to come again twice this year while on vacation! The food is expensive but you are in St Thomas and the food is THE BEST ON THE ISLAND! So it is definitely worth the money. The surf and turf is to die for, the opera of the sea... More

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Brookline, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

While I enjoyed my fantastic sea bass the reality is that portions are small. What doesn't make this a 5 star are the little things such as bread at the table. At most high end restaurants they are constantly refilling your water. (I know this sound dumb but sometimes it's the little things that you think about.) They also didn't... More

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BlueWaterMG, Management at Havana Blue, responded to this review

Naomi, it's disappointing to hear we didn't make a more positive impression on you and your husband. It's a pleasure to know your sea bass was delicious, but it sounds like you felt the portions were small. Of course, we understand that everyone's tastes are different, but we emphasize quality, utilizing the finest ingredients in every dish, and our prices... More

New York
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

It is unethical to charge 98 dollars for a special, without mentioning the price, I think! The waiter plied this on my son, but conveniently did not mention the price. Also charged 50 dollars for sangria. We know its an expensive place but pushing specials at $98, without mentioning prices ? That reeks of unclassiness! I classify this place as... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The food quality was good, not great. For such a small amount the charge is fairly high. The waiting staff and hostesses are somewhat snooty. Won't go there again as there are many excellent choices in town.

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BlueWaterMG, Management at Havana Blue, responded to this review

We're sorry to hear that you didn't have a great time when you ate with us. The fresh, high-quality ingredients we use factor into our price tag, but that also means you should love what you try. We're disappointed that wasn't the case this time around, and we really do hope you'll give a chance to make it up to... More

Annapolis, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We had dinner here one night during our recent stay at Marriott's Frenchman's Reef resort. The mixed drinks here are excellent and were the best part of the meal. The food portions are very small and given the high prices, probably not the best value. My wife ordered appetizers and had more food to eat than my entree. Nice atmosphere... More

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BlueWaterMG, Management at Havana Blue, responded to this review

Oriolesfan1, we're glad your drinks were so delicious, but it's disappointing to hear your meal left you wanting more. Which dishes did you try? We'd love to hear a little more about your meal, so please don't hesitate to reach out directly! Thank you for joining us, HAVANA BLUE Management More

Manorville, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

There were four in our party and everyone had their best meal of the trip. Beautiful views of the ocean and the crashing waves in the background completed the experience. First restaurant I would revisit when I return.

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BlueWaterMG, Management at Havana Blue, responded to this review

You're so kind for sharing some glowing compliments about us on TripAdvisor, Jim. Thank you! Here's hoping you'll make that return trip to St. Thomas sooner than later. Will we see you again next year? Safe travels, HAVANA BLUE Management More

New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The food, views and service are outstanding, so much so we have gone twice this trip! The interior of this restaurant is so beautiful, all white walls and flowing curtains with some blue lighting. Our server, from New Jersey, suggested the seafood special that we were able to share. A wonderful suggestion of local seafood-mussels, clams, lobster, shrimp in a... More

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BlueWaterMG, Management at Havana Blue, responded to this review

NellenNewJersey, anytime someone returns to dine with us for a second time on the same visit to St. Thomas, we know we're doing a wonderful job. Thank you for the glowing recommendation as well! It sounds like your server was instrumental in making you feel at home here, and we're glad to hear it. Are you still on the island?... More

Long Beach, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We were looking for something with a bit of a local flare. The food was pretty good but it definitely looks and feels like its part of the adjacent Marriott. It was pretty enough and the view was good. I think if we had seen that it serves a $250 martini with a sapphire on the side, we might not... More

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BlueWaterMG, Management at Havana Blue, responded to this review

SoCalBruin11, we're sorry to hear we weren't exactly what you were looking for, but we are proud to offer the finest quality food you'll find in St. Thomas. Although we are adjacent to the Marriott here, it's worth noting we are independently owned and operated. Now that you know what to expect, we hope you'll keep us in mind whenever... More

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