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Ocean Grill

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Caribbean, Dessert, Contemporary
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Mongoose Junction, Cruz Bay 00830, St. John
+1 340-693-3304
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 312
    Excellent
  • 181
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 9
    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
Loved it!

First rate from start to finish. Gazpacho a great starter and the blue cheesecake appetizer was amazing. Grilled lobster and potato crusted mahi were both fabulous. Homemade ice cream desserts are not to be missed.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Karl S
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Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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556 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

First rate from start to finish. Gazpacho a great starter and the blue cheesecake appetizer was amazing. Grilled lobster and potato crusted mahi were both fabulous. Homemade ice cream desserts are not to be missed.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We ate at Ocean Grill three times during our week on St. John. The staff was kind and welcoming, they remembered us after our first visit and greeted us by name when we returned. The bread used for the sandwiches is wonderful (especially the Po'boy specials!).

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Denver, Colorado
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Its well worth the $. Service, atmosphere and food are exceptional. We had Lobster & LobsterRavioli with asperagrus. This was to die for. Amy and I spent over $200 but we had two bottles of wine, desert and after dinner drinks. We would do it again. No buyers remorse!

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Niskayuna
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Nice relaxed atmosphere and very friendly service. Not as crowded and loud as other Cruz Bay restaurants, but still family friendly. My husband absolutely raved about his tuna and the crab cakes were perfect. The salads were delicious, especially the wilted spinach salad. My only gripe is that bread did not come with dinner. We ordered it as an appetizer,... More 

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you don't mind spending money on just average food, this is the place for you. Note, you get three shrimp. The place is beautiful and wide open. I wouldn't go back. There are much better options.

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Boston
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

One of the best restaurants on St. John by far with a ton of fresh and delicious options. The open air courtyard, lighting and atmosphere can't be beat off the beach. There is also a good wine list and be sure to leave room for dessert as it is made each day from scratch.

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Dayton, Ohio
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Loved the courtyard atmosphere where we dined! Delicious food! Located in great area..Mongoose Junction

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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I dined at Ocean Grill with a large group and they were very happy to accommodate us. Everyone enjoyed the food and atmosphere. It was not the best meal I had on the island but I had zero complaints and I would recommend dinning here.

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Lincoln, Delaware
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

My husband and I were in St. John for our anniversary and a friend had recommended Ocean Grill. We were very impressed. Tammy was our server. She was so funny and answered every question we had. I'm not a big seafood person but she swore I would like the Mussels and the Mahi Tostado, and she was right. It was... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Never had it before but with the garlic lemon sauce it was delcious. No view but was a quaint area and had more parking available than most places.

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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, Dessert, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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