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Ocean Grill

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Caribbean, Seafood, Barbecue, Contemporary
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Mongoose Junction, Cruz Bay 00830, St. John
+1 340-693-3304
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Ocean Grill takes tremendous pride in consistently delivering to you a...
Ocean Grill takes tremendous pride in consistently delivering to you a delicious and personal dining experience - contemporary cuisine with a casually elegant tropical flair - upscale, innovative dishes emphasizing clean, crisp, fresh ingredients without being fussy or heavy. Casual by day and white tablecloth tropical chic by night, within a stone walled courtyard, built in traditional Danish style plantation architecture, visitors & locals alike give rave reviews for our inspired lunch and dinner menus.
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    Very good
  • 43
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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
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This restaurant was recommended by the owner of Sugar Bird Shop in Mongoose Junction. We wanted lunch while we shopped. Although no water view, the location was delightful under the shady canopy and open air seating. Enjoyed the grilled fish tostada which was extremely fresh. Decided just to check... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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The Hamptons, NY
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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The Hamptons, NY
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was recommended by the owner of Sugar Bird Shop in Mongoose Junction. We wanted lunch while we shopped. Although no water view, the location was delightful under the shady canopy and open air seating. Enjoyed the grilled fish tostada which was extremely fresh. Decided just to check the desert menu and we are glad we did. Had the... More 

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Short Hills, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Dinner for five. All of us enjoyed our meals. Each dish was well prepared and tasty. Service was friendly and efficient. The restaurant is located in Mongoose Junction. It was outdoors but covered. Decor was nice, no views. There were fans, no AC. By the end of the meal, we felt a little uncomfortable. Definitely worth a return visit when... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We stopped by here our first night in St. John and there were no open tables. Reservations are recommended. There were a couple spots at the bar, so we decided to each have a dark and stormy and they were delicious! We proceeded to order the soup of the day (conch and potato chowder, I think?) and then we enjoyed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We were recommended by the Westin staff for great seafood. I had the seafood linguini it was loaded with clams, mussels and shrimp. It also had half a lobster tail. My wife had the Caesar salad with shrimp. It was the best meal we had all week. Fantastic waiters and a great atmosphere.

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Norcross, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Very good food, excellent service and a cool setting. Not on the beach, but located in a great little development. Recommended.

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Seattle, Washington
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Located in the Mongoose Junction in Cruz Bay is a gem of a restaurant. A bit expensive, but par for course for St John. The menu had a nice variety, and they have a nice kids menu too. The manager caught an error on our bill and took care of it with class. We will definitely return to this one.

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Cross River, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

In the Mongoose Junction complex, this is a nice place for a quality, fresh lunch. Great salads, burgers, and food for the young ones. Service was friendly and efficient and the prices were reasonable for island standards.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We met friends here for lunch and the salads were wonderful. They recommended the vanilla cheesecake, a huge splurge for us, but worth it (and easy to share). Prices are not cheap, but food was fresh and yummy. My salad with grilled fish was $18 for lunch. We hadn't been there in a few years and were pleasantly surprised.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

When my husband & I went back to St. John, we could not wait to indulge in this restaurant chefs' delights. Ocean Grill still surprises us; St. Bart could learn a cooking lesson or "two" from this chef family. Potato leek fennel soup with grilled scallops to blackened grilled local lobster, lets not forget the excellent service, cocktails outstanding!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My husband and I stumbled into this restaurant on our first trip to St John and really enjoyed our lunch! I had the fish tostada and a couple of cocktails and was impressed by both! Gorgeous setting and attentive staff made for a superior experience!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mongoose Junction, Cruz Bay 00830, St. John
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Cruz Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 340-693-3304

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Seafood, Barbecue, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, Large groups

Description

Ocean Grill takes tremendous pride in consistently delivering to you a delicious and personal dining experience - contemporary cuisine with a casually elegant tropical flair - upscale, innovative dishes emphasizing clean, crisp, fresh ingredients without being fussy or heavy. Casual by day and white tablecloth tropical chic by night, within a stone walled courtyard, built in traditional Danish style plantation architecture, visitors & locals alike give rave reviews for our inspired lunch and dinner menus.

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