During 5 nts on the island, we ate off-property three times; this was far and away the best food we had on Nevis, and we are foodies. The large dining room is open on all sides and abuts a large beach - this is a perfect spot for large groups or corporate events, as you have an outdoor option yet the entire dining area is covered if the weather were to change. We also dined at Bananas and Montpelier Plantation, and while both had good food, Coconut Grove was several steps above each, and was the only place with an extensive wine selection; the others offered only several bottles of any given varietal.
I should also note that its the closest of the major restaurants in the area to the Four Seasons resort; maybe a 5 minute ride. While its not promoted, the owner also shared that he had just negotiated signing privileges with the resort so that your dinner can be charged against your room.
Service was attentive and enjoyable. The sommelier spent time with us and we ended up selecting our wine while perusing their wine cellar; in the other restaurants we drank wine I had brought on-island from my cellar as their selections were so sparse.
Owner Gary came and chatted with us for 20+ mins, and was an enjoyable source of information as he's involved in the Nevis Tourist authority and just plain old passionate about food and customer service. Is shows in the service his staff provides. He also shared some aperitif's with us afterwards.
We were treated to a three-part amuse that consisted of an eggplant tapenade on a cucumber slice - this was an absolutely STELLAR item. While I'm struggling to recall the others, they were all excellent.
Our Onion Soup and Lobster Cake appetizers were both excellent; the cake had a good balance between chunky portions of lobster with a moist, internal creaminess and a crisp outside.
The lamb loin was served off-the-bones and was accompanied by an excellent sauce. Our daughter enjoyed her chicken chausseur whose sauce was equally well-prepared. My wife's seafood stew had a great mixture of clams, scallops, mussels, lobster and mahi. All were accompanied by a several fresh veggies and were well-executed.
While this was our most expensive meal in either Nevis or during our 3 nts in St Martin, it was well worthwhile. To come here for sunset would be a treat, to miss this place if you had several nights on the island would be a crime.
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