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“NYC Dining in the Caribbean” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Havana Blue

Havana Blue
5 Estate Bakkeroe, St. Thomas
+1 340-715-2583
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Ranked #30 of 199 Restaurants in St. Thomas
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
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.
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“NYC Dining in the Caribbean”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Beautiful simple decor over looking the ocean. Impeccable service. The staff was very knowledgable and attentive. The food was outstanding best on the island. The ahi tuna was to die for and the cool cappuccino for dessert is a must!! You will not be disappointed. Travis our waiter was wonderful. Ask for him!!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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BlueWaterMG, Management at Havana Blue, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
What a beautifully written review! Thank you so much for making HAVANA BLUE part of your St. Thomas experience. We'll be sure to pass your kind words on to Travis, and there's no doubt he'll take great care of anyone that follows your recommendation to ask for him. We appreciate the feedback, and hope to see you again!

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Rochester, New York
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“Best Surf and Turf”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

This is the best food on the island. Had the surf and turf, it was to die for! Followed up with the plantains foster tableside. We went back a second night because it was so good. Great food, great staff, great location.

Visited July 2013
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BlueWaterMG, Management at Havana Blue, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Earning the title of best food on the island from you is something we're thrilled to see. Thanks so much for making HAVANA BLUE part of your visit to St. Thomas! It's also great to hear that you came back a second time, and we appreciate you sharing that Come back to the island and see us again soon!

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“Amazing! Can't wait to come back...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

Great place for food, drinks and lively atmosphere! Even in the "off season" Havana Blue did not disappoint.
Jeff and Oz were personable and great hosts. Mahi dish is delicious. The Pollo dish is even better.
The best part? The desserts. Great selection and taste. This is my first stop my next trip down.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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BlueWaterMG, Management at Havana Blue, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
We're thrilled to hear that you had such a delightful time with us. The Mahi Maho Mahi and HAVANA Pollo are definitely a couple customer favorites. We'll be sure to pass your compliments on to Jeff and Oz for making sure you received the full HAVANA BLUE dining experience. We're already looking forward to your next visit. See you then!

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Youngstown, Ohio
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“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
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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.

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Miami, Florida
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“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
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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.

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