This is one of the newest dining establishments in Mongoose Junction, and is one you should not miss if visiting St. John. Open for dinner hours, the sunset timing adds to the mystique of the décor and location, which has balcony dining that provides views of Cruz Bay. Inside seating, with the great open arches, also allow you the outdoor experience, with a warm intimacy. Live music was playing the 2 nights that we dined here, and included a jazz duo one night and some country swing the next. Looking at the schedule, it appears that all styles of live music flow thru this venue. On our first visit, we made our way through the appetizer section, as they contained all our favorites, but with a twist. The Fried Artichokes, unique Springs Rolls with the chili mango sauce, and Flatbread (changes daily) were excellent. The options were diverse, and I suggest viewing the menu online to see the seafood options, which we did not have time to get to. We both had the Roasted Garlic Caesar Salad and were pleased, as it was cold, crispy, and the dressing was very unusual and delicious. The most unusual and tasty treat was the Himalayan Salt Block, which is a 500 degree heated salt block mined from Nepal, upon which you grill your own yellow fin tuna, angus steak slices, and jumbo shrimp, then you dunk them in a choice of 3 sauces....it was divine. The entrees we enjoyed included the Wicked Penne Pasta (has a kick and is great), Fish and Chips ( a step above the usual!), and Marinated Grilled Eggplant with a side of calypso rice.
We recommend you check out their website and view all the Virgin Fire has to offer. (They show movies on certain nights as well!) We had an excellent (2x) dining experience and know that you will as well.
Negatives: We did receive a bottle of wine that apparently had a dry cork. It did not taste right. We brought it to the attention of the waiter, who immediately replaced it with a new one, and it was just perfect. We were pleased with the responsiveness of the waiter and management in resolving our concerns.
Note: I am related to the owner of this restaurant through marriage. However I live by the philosophy that if you have nothing good to say, say nothing at all. If I had not enjoyed our time at Virgin Fire, I would have been silent, and not provided a review.
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