We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“EXOTIC CUISINE, EXCELLENT SERVICE” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Havana Blue

Havana Blue
5 Estate Bakkeroe, St. Thomas
+1 340-715-2583
Improve this listing
Ranked #23 of 181 restaurants in St. Thomas
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: “Tropical serenity meets cutting-edge chic.” These descriptive words spoken by co-owner, Nicole Horstmeyer, best describe the company vision of Blue Shore Grill which owns and operates the Frenchman’s Reef & Marriott Morning Star Beach Resort’s hottest restaurant – HAVANA BLUE. Overlooking Morning Star Beach, HAVANA BLUE is by far the island’s most sought after restaurant. The stunning décor features an eclectic mix of New York, South Beach and the Caribbean style to create a hip, yet approachable vibe. The restaurant’s cuisine combines authentic Cuban and Latin dishes with exotic spices and tangy sauces from the Pacific Rim. All of this, combined with the restaurant’s oceanfront location, creates a culinary experience unlike any other in the Caribbean.
Youngstown, Ohio
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“EXOTIC CUISINE, EXCELLENT SERVICE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

I am living in St. Thomas currently, and my mom and sister came for a visit. We wanted a special dinner out together and settled on Havana Blue. Our server, Angel, was awesome. She had incredible descriptions of the food and made us feel welcome. She really knew her stuff!! I have to return with my boyfriend because he missed out on the exotic drink selection, delicious food, and wonderful desserts. We watched the sun go down and a cruise ship take off. The atmosphere was great, as well as the menu, and most importantly, the service. I would recommend this place to anyone visiting for a great meal!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
BlueWaterMG, Management at Havana Blue, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
It's an honor that you chose HAVANA BLUE for your special family evening out! We love to see locals bringing out of town guests here, and couldn't be happier to hear that you all enjoyed yourselves. We'll be sure to let Angel know that you appreciated her service, too. Here's to a romantic date night for you and your boyfriend soon! We can't wait.

Best regards,

HAVANA BLUE Management
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

1,048 reviews from our community

82% Recommend
    654
    209
    110
    44
    31
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Norwegian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Miami, Florida
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Truly Outstanding Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

My daughter and I recently stayed at the Marriott Frenchman's Reef and Morningstar Resort on St.Thomas. Considering all of our dining experiences in Charlotte Amalie, this was the best. Yes, the food is excellent, and the view of the Caribbean Sea spectacular. But it is the staff that makes this place truly special. Our bartender and our waitress were seasoned professionals, both with a great sense of humor and warm personalities that made us feel like we were regulars instead of tourists. Christine even scared up a pair of reading glasses for me to check the menu after I left mine behind in the hotel! Savanna handled every customer with grace and efficiency on scorchingly hot days in the open-air bar. This place is a must-visit. Go see Savanna at the bar downstairs on the beach and ask for Christine in the restaurant upstairs and tip them well. These are the sort of Islanders Jimmy Buffett writes about, lol...and they will make you feel right at home.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
BlueWaterMG, Management at Havana Blue, responded to this review, August 30, 2013
We appreciate you spending some quality time with your daughter at HAVANA BLUE, Sam! It's great to hear that two of you had such an exceptional experience, and we'll pass your kind words on to Christine and Savanna for ensuring that. We're definitely proud of the staff we have here, and we think Jimmy Buffet would enjoy himself, too! Thanks for the delightful review, and we hope to see you back again some time.

Best regards,

HAVANA BLUE Management
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
NY
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

After eating dinner at a restaurant called CoCoBlue on St. Thomas's East End, we were told the sister restaurant is located at the Marriott in Charlotte Amalie. We so enjoyed the food and our waiter Lee, who was totally helpful and informative, that we immediately reserved a table at Havana Blue. On the beach, blue lit gossamer drapes, and a view to die for.

And, as an added extra, our bartender at Havana Blue was Lindsey. Smart, sassy, skilled and made the evening "pop". This is a must see and must dine restaurant. A bit pricey, but in line with any high end restaurant in New York or other cities.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
BlueWaterMG, Management at Havana Blue, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
We're thrilled to know that you visited both of our restaurants while in St. Thomas! HAVANA BLUE certainly offers guests a unique experience, and we're glad you had such a delightful time. We'll be sure to let Lee and Lindsey know how much their service was appreciated, and we hope you'll visit us again next time you come to the island. We look forward to it. Thanks for the review!

Best regards,

HAVANA BLUE Management
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Danvers, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great for drinks”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Great place for happy hour and tapas snacks. We did not eat here, only had drinks. Limited menu served at the bar after 5:00pm the night we were hoping to have snacks there.

Visited August 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
BlueWaterMG, Management at Havana Blue, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
It's great to hear that you enjoyed our Happy Hour at the SandBar! Our apologies if the limited menu wasn't quite to your liking, though. We try to offer an enjoyable selection to snack on while allowing the kitchen to keep up with the orders coming in from tables starting at 5pm. Your feedback is helpful though, and we hope you'll stop by again should you return to St. Thomas.

Best regards,

HAVANA BLUE Management
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sugar Land, Texas, USA
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great food, Beautiful restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

We ate here our first night, and never found anything better on the island. Travis was so attentive, but did not make us feel rushed. We had the Ancho Filet (pretty good), the Miso Sea Bass (excellent), and started with the Tuna Pacifica (Yum). The only regret we had was not staying for dessert! They had some sort of plantain flambe with coconut ice cream that looked DELICIOUS!! This place is a must!!!!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
BlueWaterMG, Management at Havana Blue, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
We're proud to hear that HAVANA BLUE set the bar so high for you! It sounds like you made some exceptional choices (some definite customer favorites), and we'll make sure to let Travis know his service was appreciated. You'll simply have to come back for our Flaming “Sweet Plantain” Fosters. It's a crowd pleaser. Thank you for the delightful review and recommendation.

Best,

HAVANA BLUE Management
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Havana Blue also viewed

Frenchtown, St. Thomas
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
 
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
 

Been to Havana Blue? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Havana Blue, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

;