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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, 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
always wonderful

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
artcolette
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Daphne, Alabama
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Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Daphne, Alabama
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW 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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New York City, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Enjoy the experience on the water, having a great meal. We at at the bar tables and had a great dinner, service and sunset...a must return

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Fort Worth, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Great food! If you like mussels, I would highly recommend them as an appetizer, I promise you can smell them cooking if you were on the water 100 yards out. Service was exceptional and we had a party of eight. Food was great, healthy pours at the bar and the desserts that all but disappeared as quickly as the hit... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We lucked into a corner table next to the bar, and had our first dinner here. Zack (the bartender) and Peter (the host) served us with great attention. The drinks were great, the wine was dry (a Sancerre), and the food amazing. We enjoyed passion-flower infused butter and hot rolls followed by the green papaya salad, then the Tuna special,... More 

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Temple, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Yes, Waterfront Bistro has the view, but so do many other restaurants in the area. What has set them apart for this diner is their menu with their house menu plus daily fresh catches coupled with their service staff's attention to detail. Ate there twice this past week while on St. John and would again if I had the time.... More 

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Cruz Bay, St. John
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We went to the Waterfront Bistro twice in February 2015. Both times the food was excellent and ambitious and filling. In fact, we took home enough for wonderful snacks the next day.. The location on the beach was delightful and the waitstaff was great!

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The food was excellent. The appetizers and fish entrees were all great, and they have a nice wine selection. They also do a nice job of timing the courses. The location of this restaurant is very nice, as it is in town near all the bars - most of which offer live music at night - so after a nice... More 

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Corona, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We ate here twice. At lunch, my husband had a burger. He loved it!! I love their salads and Mahi. Awesome presentation. Great desserts. Went there both for lunch and dinner. Make sure to sit by the railing for awesome sunset views.

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Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This the best beach front bar/restaurant in Cruz Bay, St. John. It's modern, clean and of course has a great view of the waterfront. We had the special, which was a fabulous fresh fish wrap which was full of fresh grilled veggies. Shane provided great customer service.

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Greensboro, NC
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65 reviews 65 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

On the beach in Cruz Bay. Our server ( Olivia) was outstanding. Very good food. Tuna Tacos, Lamb Burger, and fries were all outstanding. One of the best lunches we had on St John.

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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: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients

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