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“More than a watering hole” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Cabernet Bar and Grill

The Cabernet Bar and Grill
218 Waterfront Drive | 218 Waterfront Drive, Road Town VG1110, Tortola
+1 284-494-8660
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Ranked #9 of 22 Restaurants in Road Town
Price range: $12 - $35
Cuisines: Caribbean, Grill, Gastropub, Eclectic
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The Cabernet Bar and Grill, previously know as The Grand Cafe and La Cabanon now under new ownership since Jan 2014. Great food prepared nightly on our outside Grill. Fresh Fish, Butchers Cut meats, Daily Specials. The best service Island wide, superb atmosphere, Al Fresco dining, great Bar Scene, Cool Sounds . Wide selection of Craft Beers, Rums and liqueurs.
Krakow, Poland
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“More than a watering hole”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I would probably not write this review because this is a restaurant guide, but we tried the food and it is worth visiting, though fact is, that you should probably go there for drinks and get friendly with the owner, because he is the nicest guy in all of Caribbean, i'm more than sure of it, even if i only visited the BVI in Caribbean. Welcoming as he is, you'll see him running through the place, from the grill to the bar, caring for the meats cooked over the fire, and distributing shots of jeager to unexpecting guest, stopping for a chat and a laugh.

Concerning the food: beautifully done crispy goat cheese salad, was our favorite. Simple flavours, but clean and full, good quality products, all you need to enjoy it.
I have also eaten the biggest steak of my life there, delicious, done to perfection, with a tasty peppercorn sauce, and crispy peppery fries.

We have picked this joint to be our watering hole for the stay, and we're very happy that we did. We got to meet a great guy with a great outlook on life, actually the atmosphere there is so nice, that we met a lot of people there, and it seems like locals love to go there, listen to live music (very nice bands play there towards the end of the week) and chat with Paul and other locals.

Go there if you're not a fancy-shmancy uptight person and you will enjoy yourself for sure

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Good night life”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Great party happening in the BVI... hosts the best parties and situated in the heart of Tortola. Accessible to almost everything in the BVI. Must go to if you visit the islands.

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scottsdale
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5 restaurant reviews
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“Great late night scene”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

good place to grab a drink late night in town, friendly staff and good menu. Get there @ 11pm on fridays to catch the local late night scene

Visited February 2014
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North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Owner/Chef is Chief Cook and Bottlewasher”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

We stopped by for dinner on a quiet weeknight. I was amazed that the staff pretty much stood around, they would deliver things but that's about it. the British owner has apparently learned to work around the locals, running circles around them, mixing drinks and cooking on the grill. We sat at a very rustic picnic table under a tree, but that is pretty typical for all of the BVI. It was actually just what we were looking for. The food was very good and the owner very friendly. Prices were higher than at home, but we found that every night while in the islands.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Portland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great stop for drink and food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We came to Le Grand Cafe on a windy evening in Roadtown and sat at the open air bar. Our Barkeep, Paul, made us we had drinks flowing, great food (try his BBQ Ribeye steak) and a fun evening with some of the local crowd. We came backs we head home and were notably remembered. But we'll taken care of....Thanks Paul and Crew!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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