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The Terrace Restaurant

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French, Seafood, Wine Bar, Oyster Bar
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3 FA Cruz Bay Quarter, Cruz Bay 00830, St. John
+1 340-779-8550
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: French inspired fine dining and fine wines. Located on the waterfront in...
French inspired fine dining and fine wines. Located on the waterfront in Cruz Bay, between Grande Bay Resort and Wharfside Village. Bar opens nightly at 4:30 for our fresh oyster happy hour, restaurant opens at 5:30. Open 7 days. Reservations recommended
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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
UW-Madison meets Paris in the Carribbean

My husband and I spent 5 years at UW, and were thrilled to see a familiar chair from the UW Terrace in Cruz Bay. We were not disappointed with the friendly service, and excellent food which we enjoyed from the second floor porch with a view. A solid french-style cuisine from appetizer through... read more

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

My husband and I spent 5 years at UW, and were thrilled to see a familiar chair from the UW Terrace in Cruz Bay. We were not disappointed with the friendly service, and excellent food which we enjoyed from the second floor porch with a view. A solid french-style cuisine from appetizer through dessert. Well worth the visit!

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Newfoundland, New Jersey
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I cannot forget them. So delicious! Sat at the bar and had a nice glass of white burgundy and enjoyed the breeze and the view. Also tried the mussels & clams, which were good, but the oysters were amazing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Visited The Terrace for a late evening dinner. Sitting by the terrarce railing is the best view but can be a little noisy from the street below. Staff was attentive, dinner was not rushed despite the time. Good wine list, suggestions from Chef helped with the pairing. Food was well prepared and presented nicely. Portions were generous. More Carribean food... More 

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The view from the restaurant is great; setting sun over Cruz Bay. The bartender was friendly and provided good appetizer and wine recommendations. The waitress was friendly and provided good service. The tartine appetizers of crab were very tasty. The salads were tasty and fresh. The wahoo dinner entree was fresh but over cooked. Cost was $150 before tip.

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Northern VA
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Several notches above the usual happy hour fare with good wines and primo appetizers. After enjoying happy hour, stay around for dinner and get a great meal with great service. The Filet Mignon was the best I've ever had. The owner was on scene helping with the services, and it shows -- great attention to detail and customer service. We'll... More 

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Southington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We made reservations for the four of us late on Sunday for 6:30 and were able to get a table by the rail (a must!). The busboy and server were friendly and knowledgeable and fun to talk to. From the delicious appetizers ( don't miss the tuna tartar special) to the dessert it was a memorable experience. I had the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We are vegetarian and travel is difficult at times. We were very well taken care of, they had several options and were able to modify for vegan options as well. The deserts were amazing especially a the creme brule crepe with just the right combination of sweet and bitter.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful night sitting along the rail for a beautiful view. To insure this, make a reservation requesting a table along the rail at sunset. Signature drinks are very good. Mussels as our appetizer. Tasty, large portion, enough to share. I ordered the Caribbean lobster. It was a large portion, very tasty. The only complaint was there was so much hollandaise... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The food here was really good. We shared a salad and then had seafood entrees for our meal. Can't say enough about the wonderful flavors and freshness of the great food.

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Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I've had many a great steak but the surf and turf I had at The Terrace was probably THE best steak I've ever had. It literally was a melt in my mouth steak and cooked to perfection. The outdoor seating overlooking the street and water was another plus to add to this dinning experience. The staff is friendly and anxious... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3 FA Cruz Bay Quarter, Cruz Bay 00830, St. John
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Cruz Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 340-779-8550

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 50
  • Cuisine: French, Seafood, Wine Bar, Oyster Bar

Description

French inspired fine dining and fine wines. Located on the waterfront in Cruz Bay, between Grande Bay Resort and Wharfside Village. Bar opens nightly at 4:30 for our fresh oyster happy hour, restaurant opens at 5:30. Open 7 days. Reservations recommended

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