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Sweet Plantains Restaurant & Rhum Bar

16118 Little Plantation, Coral Bay 00830, St. John
340-777-4653
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Ranked #5 of 8 restaurants in Coral Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Caribbean, Indian, Seafood, Vegan
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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.
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English first
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Food was good (not great) but menu changes everyday so it is incredibly limited (only 3 entree choices on the weekends). Would probably recommend for drinks/apps as the atmosphere was inviting

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Run by a husband-wife team (she is the capable chef; he fronts the bar) who want to showcase some of the flavors of the Caribbean, Sweet Plantains is well worth the trip from wherever you might be staying on St. John. Even before sampling the food, I loved the "feel" of the space, which features lovely art on the walls,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

The lovely staff at Concordia resort recommended Sweet Plantain for my husband's birthday dinner, and I am so glad we took her advice! In general, we feel the East End restaurants are of a much higher quality than that of Cruz Bay, which tend to be very touristy or 'big hotel' style. Sweet Plantain, in Coral Bay, is of a... More

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Coral Bay, St. John
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

We had a group of 8 for dinner in the patio, which had a view if the harbor, and the atmosphere was perfect. After the owner prepared us a delicious rum drink at the bar we enjoyed a fantastic meal along with friendly service. Everyone's food was great! It's the fanciest place in Coral Bay, but not stuffy, and so... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We love going to Sweet Plantains. The food is delicious and creative. There is an excellent menu and specials every night. Don't miss the bouillabaisse on Monday. Rose makes different kinds of curry and there are always vegetarian options. On our last visit we tried the jerk chicken wings -- the best wings we ever had. It is a great... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We just returned from a week in St. John. We stayed out by John's Folly Bay and we sampled most of the well known restaurants in Coral Bay vicinity during our stay. The only restaurant we visited twice for dinner was Sweet Plantains. The seafood entrees we had were excellent and our service was great. Kara, our waitress, was very... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

My family has been coming to St John for seven years and Sweet Plantains has, by far, the best food on the Island. It is in Coral Bay, on the opposite side of the island from the larger, busier Cruz Bay, but it is definitely worth the drive. The restaurant is run and operated by Rose (the chef) and Prince... More

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We enjoyed the service and food. We usually share a bottle of wine, appetizer and entree. at Sweet Plantains they charge an exorbitant cost to split the entree so she got a salad and I got an entree and shared. It is a bit challenging and not we would want, but who likes to get screwed. Maybe that explains why... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014 via mobile

We had an absolutely fantastic meal, starting with Rose's pumpkin soup. The short ribs were great as well as the tofu & veg creole. To end with the coconut flan paired with the Ginger wine was so delicious. We will miss it when Rose and Prince move on to bigger and better things and we hope to find them again... More

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Fleetwood, Pennsylvania
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed our meals at Sweet Plantains. My wife and I both had a fish special that was very well prepared and very, very tasty. The service was also very good. While we had no complaints, I thought it was a little on the high side. However, this is probably the best restaurant on this part of the island. It... More

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