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5 Estate Bakkeroe, St. Thomas
+1 340-715-2583
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Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, 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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  • 154
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  • 55
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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
Great waiter (Jason) best food by the Marriott

Stayed on island for 4 days. This was our last meal. It should have been our first. We would have eaten there every night for dinner! Not as expensive and better quality. Cool atmosphere And Jason was soooo attentive and friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2012
mazzolatm
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Scenic view
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

Stayed on island for 4 days. This was our last meal. It should have been our first. We would have eaten there every night for dinner! Not as expensive and better quality. Cool atmosphere And Jason was soooo attentive and friendly.

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BlueWaterMG, Management at Havana Blue, responded to this review

We're glad you at least were able to stop in to HAVANA BLUE before you left! Thanks for taking the time to let us know about your great experience here, and we'll be sure to pass your kind words on to Jason. Now you know where to go for a great dinner out when you return to the islands, right?... More 

Valparaiso, Indiana
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

My husband and I went to Havana Blue to celebrate our 4 year wedding anniversary and boy was it treat! The restaurant was beautiful. Just like something out of a very romantic movie! Our waitress, Mary was very attentive and knowledgeable. Everything on the menu looked delicious. We had a very hard time trying to figure out exactly which one... More 

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BlueWaterMG, Management at Havana Blue, responded to this review

Charita, Congratulations to the two of you on four years! We're honored that you chose to celebrate it with us. It's certainly a good thing to have too many delicious options to choose from, isn't it? It sounds like the ones you settled on were excellent and we're happy to know that Mary took great care of the two of... More 

Silver Spring
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

Attentive service with food that will blow your mind! Our 10 year anniversary was capped off with this stunning atmosphere and lovely service by the entire staff!

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BlueWaterMG, Management at Havana Blue, responded to this review

We're honored that you stopped in to let us help you celebrate 10 years together! Congratulations to you. We try to make the atmosphere at HAVANA BLUE perfect for celebrating any occasion, and it's wonderful to hear that everyone took great care of you while you were visiting. Here's to many more anniversaries! Thank you for the kind review, and... More 

New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

Decent service and food was ok. We had to flag our waiter multiple times to refill our water. We liked the decor and romantic ambiance.

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BlueWaterMG, Management at Havana Blue, responded to this review

Please accept our apologies that the service and food were not top notch. You should receive attentive service and exquisite cuisine when you visit HAVANA BLUE, and we're disappointed to have only provided an average experience. If you return to St. Thomas, we hope you'll give us the opportunity to prove to you that we can provide a better visit... More 

Plymouth, MA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

We ate at Havanna Blue twice on our trip. Fantastic food served by a great staff. The view of the bay is such a wonderful place to have a cocktail before your meal and enjoy the sunset.

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BlueWaterMG, Management at Havana Blue, responded to this review

Janet, We take it as a great compliment that you dine at HAVANA BLUE twice during your stay! It's great to hear that you enjoyed not only the food, but the service as well. We pride ourselves on an exceptional overall experience, and it sounds like we succeeded in that for you. Thank you for taking the time to write... More 

Dallas, Texas
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

Second trip to Havana Blue....no better than the first. Space is potentially cool, but it seems almost contrived and a bit stodgy for what is described at the "cool and hip" establishment on the island. The dink menu is ambitious and rarely lives up to the hype. The food looks pretty, but the quality is merely large hotel chain worthy.... More 

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BlueWaterMG, Management at Havana Blue, responded to this review

It's very disappointing to hear that we left you unimpressed after two visits. We hold ourselves to a very high standard and it's surprising to see that you describe us as having little substance. Our servers do their best to ensure that you have the best experience possible and strive for perfection, including providing you with the correct wine glass.... More 

Tillamook, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

We always try to find a over the top restaurant we researched before we came. We finally got over there. Wow everyone was very attentive to us and tony our server did a spot on job. The food perfect. Thanks for making us feel special tony, and for recommending the Ice cream. Doug and Janet from Oregon

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BlueWaterMG, Management at Havana Blue, responded to this review

Thanks so much for coming to see us, Doug and Janet! It's great to hear that Tony provided the type of service we're proud of here. We like to tout a unique atmosphere at HAVANA BLUE, so we're glad you chose us as your 'over the top' restaurant during your stay. We'd love to see you again if you ever... More 

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

My husband and I had dinner at the Havana Blue and our Hostess with the Mostess Cassandra with her friendly smile gave us the menu and recommend we have a Mojito which we did . They made it with fresh mint and lime... The view of the sunset and the beach was breathtaking.. You have to try

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BlueWaterMG, Management at Havana Blue, responded to this review

We're always happy to hear when our servers provide great recommendations, Robyn, so thanks for sharing that in your review! The view our guests get to enjoy with their meal is one of the exceptional benefits of having a dinner here at HAVANA BLUE. We truly appreciate your recommendation, and we hope to see you again any time you're back... More 

Mentor, Ohio
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

We had a lovely first night on the island at Havana Blue with another couple we invited down from Ohio - starting right off at the bar - Lindsay B was a terrific bartender. I didn't care for my first cocktail order and she immediately made me something different. We had fun visiting with her at the bar. Dinner was... More 

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BlueWaterMG, Management at Havana Blue, responded to this review

Here at HAVANA BLUE, we pride ourselves on exceptional service that goes above and beyond, so it's always great to hear our guests mentioning when we do. We'll pass your kind words on to Lindsay for mixing up some delicious drinks, and replacing the one you didn't care for. Thanks for spending the evening here with friends, and we hope... More 

Dakota, Illinois
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

The atmosphere, lighting, setting, and staff were excellent at Havana Blue. I was less than impressed with their menu, but maybe because much Cuban food does not appeal to me. I had the miso sea bass (sauces fine, over "horseradish" wasabi mashed potatoes that were too spicy and rather cold). For the price, I would have expected much more. My... More 

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BlueWaterMG, Management at Havana Blue, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping in to dine with us during your stay. We apologize if the menu wasn't very accessible to your tastes, and we're very disappointed that your potatoes were cold. That's something that should never happen here at HAVANA BLUE, so please accept our apologies. It's great to hear that you enjoyed the rest of the meal, as... 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: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view, Doing business, Entertaining clients

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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