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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
5 Star Service, Food, Drink and View

Get there prior to sunset to get a wonderful view. Prepare for an excellent describtion of the menu, wonderful drink menu, limited but well prepared main course. Decent wines but average desserts. Not cheap. $$$$

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2014
James D
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Houston, Texas
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
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Houston, Texas
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Get there prior to sunset to get a wonderful view. Prepare for an excellent describtion of the menu, wonderful drink menu, limited but well prepared main course. Decent wines but average desserts. Not cheap. $$$$

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BlueWaterMG, Management at Havana Blue, responded to this review

James, your five stars mean the world to us. Thank you for taking a moment to recommend us on TripAdvisor! Whenever you're visiting from Houston, please set aside some time to join us again. Safe travels, HAVANA BLUE Management More 

Wilmington, Delaware
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Dining at Havana Blue is as close to perfect as one could imagine! Upon climbing a few steps, you enter into an atmosphere of sophistication and class. Although some people were dressed casual, we felt most comfortable in our dressy clothing. Molly, our waitress, was accommodating and knowledgeable about the entire menu. She made us feel like special friends. She... More 

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BlueWaterMG, Management at Havana Blue, responded to this review

Perfection is impossible, but we're happy to hear we're as close as it gets. Thank you for the amazing recommendation, Roberta. We pride ourselves on exceeding expectations, whether it be with our unique and inspired recipes, our awe-inspiring views or our superb service. We also aim to offer a truly world-class experience, and it's a pleasure knowing we're on the... More 

Stratford, Connecticut
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

This night was a gift of wonder. As adults we don't often have that chance in life. Havana Blue delivers this experience of wonder. The hostess was welcoming and our server, Sara G. knowledgable and attentive. Bartender did not seem to have a good night, but that did not impede our enjoyment. Sea bass was the best I've ever had.... More 

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BlueWaterMG, Management at Havana Blue, responded to this review

BVM1, we're so glad you enjoyed the gift we offered. Of course, the pleasure was ours! Thank you for joining us and for offering some kind words to our staff; we'll let Sara know she earned your kudos. Join us again on your next visit for more wonderment! Best wishes, HAVANA BLUE Management More 

New York City, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

One of the better meals we've had. We did the 7 course tasting and added the wine pairing. The atmosphere reminds me a bit of Flying Fishbone in Aruba (your feet aren't in the water, but you're as close as you can possibly get). Brian, our server, was outstanding and was knowledgeable about the food and the wine pairings. Excellent... More 

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BlueWaterMG, Management at Havana Blue, responded to this review

Your five star recommendation is greatly appreciated, Ed! Thank you for your compliments for our 7 course tasting menu as well as the top notch service you received. Brian will be happy to hear he took great care of you! Here's hoping we'll have the pleasure of serving you again someday soon. Safe travels, HAVANA BLUE Management More 

Canada
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90 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

This is really nice atmosphere. It is very warm in there so dress casual & cool. The food was very good. Service was a little off, almost felt like the servers where very rushed and a bit frustrated. HOWEVER, when I asked where the restrooms are one of the staff showed me rather than just pointing. I appreciated that. Overall... More 

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BlueWaterMG, Management at Havana Blue, responded to this review

hacksawCanada, thanks for taking a moment to tell us about your visit! While we're happy to hear your meal was so enjoyable, it's not like our servers to seem anything less than welcoming and attentive. We're sorry if we came off as "frustrated," and we'll pass that feedback along to the team. Should you join us again in the future... More 

Chandler, Arizona
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We just got married at Havana Blue and the sand bar. Great food, great service, great place and the views amazing. First, Lauren Wade the Event Manager is wonderful and professional to work with and help plan the event. Second, The Staff, And all the vendors DJ, etc all where so easy to work with and make us feel like... More 

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BlueWaterMG, Management at Havana Blue, responded to this review

Rmirrer, weddings are one of the greatest moments in a person's life, and all of us here at HAVANA BLUE take pride in making that day perfect for couples tying the knot. Thank you for not only choosing us to host your nuptials but for sharing the experience on TripAdvisor! We'll make sure Lauren and the everyone else who contributed... More 

Garden City, New York
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Havana Blue is definitely a perfect place to enjoy a nice dinner! This was our first time in St. Thomas and the first restaurant we went to. It is a large open-air restaurant where the atmosphere is wonderful. We were cordially received and shown to our table. Our waitress, Molly was friendly, so helpful and made us feel very comfortable.... More 

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BlueWaterMG, Management at Havana Blue, responded to this review

Mari, we're delighted to hear that your dinner with us went so perfectly from start to finish. Molly is a great example of our superb waitstaff: always friendly, extremely helpful and on-hand whenever needed. We'll be sure to pass along your kind words! We can't wait to welcome you back with open arms––see you again next year! Safe travels, HAVANA... More 

Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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394 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We heard from a new friend that this was too over the top for her, and we checked the menu and where else to go and decided to give it a try. Nice wine list, phenomenal setting, loved the decor. Had a filet taco which was outstanding. I ordered the sea bass and I can honestly say I've never had... More 

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BlueWaterMG, Management at Havana Blue, responded to this review

annehassel, it sounds like you made the right choice! Thank you for joining us and for giving our menu a chance to shine. We'll let our kitchen staff know the sea bass was spectacular! They'll appreciate the kudos. Hopefully our service was equally impressive. Any plans to return to St. Thomas? We'd love to see you and your husband again... More 

New Fairfield, Connecticut
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Each year we go to St. Thomas and each year we look forward to a night out (or rwo!) at our FAVORITE restaurant in the world......Havana Blue! Not only is Havana Blue delicious but the setting is breathtaking! We always go at 5.30...a bit early, i know.......but that way we can enjoy the sunset which we watch through the open... More 

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BlueWaterMG, Management at Havana Blue, responded to this review

donnaw102, for nine years we've been looking forward to welcoming you! Thank you for always keeping us in your St. Thomas plans and for spreading the word about us on TripAdvisor. We know your visits here are special so you can can count on us to always make sure the food is perfect, the drinks are divine and our service... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

This was a must visit when in St. Thomas for the past 8 years. This last visit was so different the food was just okay and when I mentioned that the lobster was nothing like it was during our last visit and the steak had no flavor, I was told they would let the chef know. Meanwhile I had nothing... More 

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BlueWaterMG, Management at Havana Blue, responded to this review

374judym374, it doesn't happen often, but sometimes we miss the mark. We're sorry to hear your most recent visit didn't live up to those meals you've enjoy with us in the past. As you know firsthand, we're more than capable of serving top notch cooking. Hopefully you'll give us another chance on your next visit to remind you how delicious... 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: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Scenic view

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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