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“An unexpected gem.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Waterfront Bistro

Waterfront Bistro
Wharfside Village, Cruz Bay, St. John
340/ 777-7755
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Ranked #12 of 48 Restaurants in Cruz Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Lakeland, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“An unexpected gem.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

My husband and I had read about Waterfront Bistro previously, but never visited on our prior trips to St. John. We decided to visit this year. We arrived late in the day, picked up some groceries at Starfish and dropped by the Bistro before crashing at Grande Bay for the night. We were pleasantly surprised! The ambiance was very romantic and elegant. Our food was very good as well. Our first course consisted of french onion soup and a caesar salad (both good). For dinner, I ordered the mahi in a citrus sauce and my husband the short ribs in a burgundy sauce. Both dishes were excellent. The service was slow and the prices were on the high side, but worth it. We will visit the Bistro again.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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chicago
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Romance”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

Beautiful setting on the beach! Candlelit! Quiet! Great place for romance! Seafood was perfect!! Service was attentive! Asparagus soup was fabulous!! Desserts to share!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bolivia, North Carolina
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45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Splendid waterfront view and excellent food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012 via mobile

We enjoyed eating at the high top table in the bar area about 20 feet from the beautiful water. The bar service was efficient and friendly. The fillet of beef excellent and the scallops very good. Pricey with a limited menu but great experience when in St. John.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“One of St John's finest!! Highly reccomended”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

My husband and I ate at this lovely restaurant last week. The staff was amazing and so was the food. My steak was cooked to PERFECTION and the wine list is awesome!!!! We will definately be droppingback in

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hurley, New York, United States
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Very good food with a great view of Cruz Bay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

We decided to eat here the last night of our week long stay on St John. After a week of enjoying the many casual dining options on the island, we made the right choice here for a night of fine dining. Yes, the menu is bit on the pricy side, but you wont be dissapointed. The french parodox appetizer included a fresh pate with a sampling of brie and goat cheese that paired nicely with the Malbec. The arugula roasted beet salad with crumbled blue cheeses was my favorite. My husband ordered the tuna yellowfin tuna nicoise, an awesome choice.

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