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Waterfront Bistro

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Wharfside Village, Cruz Bay, St. John
340/ 777-7755
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Unexpected pleasure

This restaurant took us by storm. For where it is, we weren't expecting much, but it kept delivering. 3 times. The food is fresh and brilliantly prepared. The service matches the kitchen. Don't miss!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Charleston
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Charleston
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This restaurant took us by storm. For where it is, we weren't expecting much, but it kept delivering. 3 times. The food is fresh and brilliantly prepared. The service matches the kitchen. Don't miss!!

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New York City, New York
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

We had a great lunch there one day with the most amazing burgers and tuna tacos. My picky 10 year old loved the lamb burger. We then went back again for dinner. Very good food but a bit pricey for dinner. My husbands steak special was $55.00, but it was delicious. Dinner apps are pretty small so don't plan on... More 

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Baltimore, MD
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Our meal at Waterfront Bistro was hands down the best we had in 6 days on the Island, and rivals any top-notch restaurant in the Baltimore/D.C. area where we live. It was fresh and delicious and perfectly cooked. We thought about coming back again and opted to try other places- what a mistake!

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Katy, Texas, United States
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

went right when they opened so we were the only ones there. The view, music and atmosphere were all just awesome. then we got our burgers. Oh ny God they are good. Cooked just the way we ordered. Had a chance to tell the chef how much we enjoyed them. He seemed genuinely pleased. What a great place.

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Elm Grove, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We ate lunch here twice during our stay and would have tried dinner but ran out of time. Food was fresh and tasty. Burgers were the best we sampled on St John with lots of choices for everyone. Service was also prompt and smiling.

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Georgetown, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Although not outwardly a kid-friendly place, Waterfront Bistro accommodated our tribe that includes 4 year old twins (uh huh, picky) and a 7 year old (defines picky). The kids wanted nothing offered as kid friendly, but the waitress made suggestions until the kids and the kitchen came to détente. Adults enjoyed tuna tacos (awesome), a smoky BLT that changed my... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This is a great restaurant to sit with a drink and cool off after shopping, swimming or just walking about town. The service was a bit slow which was surprising as there were very few people in the place. Two of the items on the menu were 'not available'. One of our group did not receive his lunch. The server... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We happened upon Waterfront Bistro in Cruz Bay on St. John when looking for a lunch with a view. This beautiful setting at the water's edge did not disappoint. It features a menu that will please almost everyone and the service was efficient and friendly. Since they grind their own beef in-house we decided to sample their giant hamburger. Good... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The good: view, location, atmosphere. Everything else was pretty average to poor. The mussels dish, a daily special, was described with curry, lemongrass and coconut milk -- but the very poor product overwhelmed everything else. Why they would serve those obviously poor quality mussels as a daily special is beyond me unless (a) they don't know any better, or (b)... More 

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Daphne, Alabama
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71 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

Has been 2 years since our last visit and it has impressed us again. They have a lovely setting right on the beach with an upscale but casual atmosphere. Had several dinners here and the octopus tartine appetizer was amazing as were the duck summer rolls and the mussels. The chicken entree was fabulous as was the wahoo. Nice wine... More 

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Address: Wharfside Village, Cruz Bay, St. John
Phone Number: 340/ 777-7755
Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Cruz Bay
Cuisine: Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Wharfside Village, Cruz Bay, St. John
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Cruz Bay
  • Phone Number: 340/ 777-7755

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business

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