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Sweet Plantains Restaurant & Rhum Bar

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16118 Little Plantation, Coral Bay 00830, St. John
340-777-4653
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Hours:
Mon 6:15 am - 8:00 pm
Wed - Sat 6:15 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: At Sweet Plantains we celebrate the heyday of the Caribbean of a bygone...
At Sweet Plantains we celebrate the heyday of the Caribbean of a bygone era. A time of intrigue, mystery and romance; a time of Carnival magic, witty Calypso music, fresh ingredients, big flavors, well matched wines, an exquisite sipping rum menu, and great customer service. Dine alfresco style in our seaside courtyard; Please join us for dinner prepared by award winning Chef Rose Adams. Reservations Appreciated.
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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Dinner
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 99
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Favorite restaurant in Coral Bay

Sweet Plantains is our favorite restaurant in the Coral Bay side of the island and perhaps on the whole island - we spend 3 months a year there and have been to all of them. Make sure to phone ahead for reservations as it's not open every day,and only for dinner.Their specialty is curry dishes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
PaulPUTiger
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Westport, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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138 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Westport, Connecticut
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Sweet Plantains is our favorite restaurant in the Coral Bay side of the island and perhaps on the whole island - we spend 3 months a year there and have been to all of them. Make sure to phone ahead for reservations as it's not open every day,and only for dinner.Their specialty is curry dishes (you can dial the hotness... More 

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Glosta
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This place has everything.... Atmosphere, service, and excellent food. There is even a menu of specialty rums. If you're making the trip all the way to St. John, this place is a must. Call ahead for reservations!

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Norwalk, Connecticut
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I know food is expensive on St John, but this goes over and above. We were there on a curry night, and it was OK, but after drinks and tips we were out almost $90 for a supremely average meal. The rum drinks seemed pretty light on the rum. We found the whole place a little pretentious and overreaching, and... More 

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RogerBKLYN, Owner at Sweet Plantains Restaurant & Rhum Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for giving us a try. We are so sorry we didn't live up to your standards. We don’t offer fast food or quick service prices. That said, we are not cheap but we are also not expensive. Our prices are inline with (or much lower than) other restaurants on the Island serving high-quality food & drink. You dined with... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I went for Valentine's day dinner. As usual (we have been there on several other occasions over the years) it was delicious. My husband had the grouper special and raved about it. I had the red curry with tofu and veggies. Dessert was the coconut flan, so flavorful. I also really loved the spice martini and highly... More 

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Walpole, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Love the Friday and Saturday West Indies menu. Note menu changes daily. Good rum flight selection, too.

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Cruz Bay, St. John
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Great ambiance, wonderful service and an extensive rum list! What more could you ask for? Coral Bay offers a much needed break from the craziness of the Cruz Bay tourist scene. The West Indian Tofu Vegetable Coconut Curry is one of the best vegetarian dishes on the island and the ingredients are as local and fresh as possible. Great Job... More 

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The owners of this charming restaurant provide a thoughtful but simple menu. Because it is simple, some people may not find what they want. For those who are sophisticated enough to experience West Indian cuisine and do not expect vast choices, the food cannot be beat. I must admit to being quite taken by the yucca fries and the dipping... More 

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RI
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We made special trips to come here (only open for dinner) because we heard so many good things. The menu is limited to the specials for the evening, but you won't be disappointed. The restaurant is right on Coral Bay and, by dinner time, very peaceful outside. Inside is amazingly decorated for a perfect atmosphere with combined Indian and island... More 

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Geneva,New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

A visit here will make for a memorable experience . The owner/chef knows how to cook and has the credentials to show for it . This is food heaven ! The artistry that goes into every dish is noted . The freshness of every ingredient and the mastering of spices and herbs were sublime ! This was an expensive meal... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Great drinks and food - Rum punch - which can so often be disappointing and syrup sweet - is sub-lime. Careful thoughtful staff and excellent BBQ. Worth the visit over the hill.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16118 Little Plantation, Coral Bay 00830, St. John
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Coral Bay
  • Phone Number: 340-777-4653

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Indian, Seafood, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions

Description

At Sweet Plantains we celebrate the heyday of the Caribbean of a bygone era. A time of intrigue, mystery and romance; a time of Carnival magic, witty Calypso music, fresh ingredients, big flavors, well matched wines, an exquisite sipping rum menu, and great customer service. Dine alfresco style in our seaside courtyard; Please join us for dinner prepared by award winning Chef Rose Adams. Reservations Appreciated.
Open Hours
Monday
6:15 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
6:15 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
6:15 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
6:15 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
6:15 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?