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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: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 58
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  • 9
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  • 8
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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
Cruz Bay delight

Just visited this great spot again for the second time and compelled to echo my first visit to this great restaurant: Fabulous! Don't miss it during any visit to St John.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
keith3213
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Fort Collins, Colorado
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Just visited this great spot again for the second time and compelled to echo my first visit to this great restaurant: Fabulous! Don't miss it during any visit to St John.

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Short Hills, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Beautiful setting overlooking Cruz Bay. Ceiling fans provide comfort during the meal. Service is friendly and attentive. The food varies. Some in our party did not like the seasoning of their dishes. It seems as if the chef is overly ambitious, not trusting the inherent flavor of the ingredients. Special note: the music, using Pandora, was great.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The food and service was great! I had the fish special, pan seared grouper. It was unbelievable and perfectly cooked. It was so light and delectable! The restaurant was right on the beach. Great place to try.

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Tennessee
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Waterfront Bistro is a great restaurant, especially for couples. We sat at a table right by the railing and were 10 feet from the ocean. It was a really great setting a scene. I had the Tuna and my wife had the stuffed chicken. The portions were on the smaller side but the food was delicious. They also have really... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We were staying at the Caneel Bay resort, a very high end facility on St John, USVI. We bumped into one of their junior managers, and I asked him where he went to dinner when he went off-campus (into the local town, Cruz Bay). He said, The Waterfront Bistro. I then asked if it was better than another place that... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A bit pricey, but they do a really nice job. The passionfruit infused butter w the bread is amazing, and a lovely Caribbean splurge. The appetizers are really nice, and overall, and lovely evening. Doesn't hurt that it's under roof, but right on the beachfront!

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Chicago, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Great location for dinner to watch the sunset. They were a little understaffed for us, but we were not in a big hurry, just would have liked a little better service. Food was good.

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Went in to town with no reservations and was looking for a casual place to eat. We stopped into the Waterfront Bistro and immediately noticed the view. It is right on the beach near the ferry terminal. A perfect spot for cruise ship travelers who can ride over from St. Thomas. We got there around 6PM and were lucky that... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Excellent location to have the resonant Very good food but re service can be better The server was thinking about something else but service She brought battle of sparking water than she forget and pore it regular top water I asked for check 3 times than was asking to charge my credit card When some other person took my card... More 

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Spring, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great place to have a sunset dinner on the waterfront. Casual dress. Service was great. Food prices comparable to the area. Try the Shrimp Sausage on a sugar cane skewer appetizer.

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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

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