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Wharfside Village, Cruz Bay, St. John
340/ 777-7755
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 272
    Excellent
  • 128
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Best Wedding Ever

Not only was the island perfect, the entire experience at Waterfront Bistro was beyond compare. On the recommendation from a friend, my daughter and son-in-law chose WB as their spot for a reception. It was a little frightening to coordinate everything from 2500 miles away, but Joe and his staff... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
qweqwe
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minnesota
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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465 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Not only was the island perfect, the entire experience at Waterfront Bistro was beyond compare. On the recommendation from a friend, my daughter and son-in-law chose WB as their spot for a reception. It was a little frightening to coordinate everything from 2500 miles away, but Joe and his staff made things so easy. Every detail was attended to and... More 

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New York City, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed the dinner, however my husband did not. The location is great as it is on the beach and it is conveniently located in the strip of restaurants and stores in Cruz Bay. However, this is not your typical island place and has a trendy vibe to it. This didn't bother me, but my husband doesn't like to feel... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

I visited my my parents and my partner. We had ratatouille, salads, yellow-fin tuna, ravioli, mahi-mahi, and filet mignon... all of them delicious, fresh, and well presented. The good food was amplified by what I would consider to be some of the best service I've ever had at a restaurant. The waiter was accommodating and attentive, but also relaxed and... More 

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New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

Lovely location right at the beach on Cruz Bay, right off the Ferry dock at St. John. The view and seating area is amazing as you are looking out right onto the the water, servers are friendly and food is great! We had the Tofu burger and spicy tuna, both of which were excellent.

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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Prices were high and food was OK. We sat at the bar and service was slow. The staff was quite busy on the night we visited.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My daughters wedding was there when Erica was Chef. It was outstanding.After that it was very hit or miss.With the current chef I think it's back!Last night I had the lamb shank and it melted off the bone. The broccolatini and potato purée was also very good.My husband had the filet which he gives a 10. The bar has always... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We ate lunch here prior to catching our ferry to return home. The staff was very accommodating. We had requested a table by the water but there was not one available. After we were seated at the next closest thing and had ordered drinks, a table did become available by the water. The hostess came over and asked if we... More 

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Wellsboro, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

On the water in Cruz Bay, We had a late lunch and not that hungry for dinner but we forced ourselves, couple of drinks and several appetizers, the mussels were good.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We had dinner here our first night. It was really good! I would recommend this place and would definatly go again

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Illinois
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63 reviews 63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I don't want to waste too much time writing this review. This was our second visit here, the other being 2 years ago. Still the same rude service as before! I also watched friends being treated with the same rude behavior as us, only by a server. They walked out. We stayed seated at the bar, not sure why! We... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?