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“Fine Dining Experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Oceana

Oceana
8A Honduras | Villa Olga, Frenchtown 00802, St. Thomas
+1 340-774-4262
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Ranked #1 of 7 Restaurants in Frenchtown
Price range: $28 - $65
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary, International, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Fine Dining Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013 via mobile

Highly recommend, lovely setting, staff is accommodating and well informed. Crab cake appetizers are a must, beautiful presentation and true island taste. Intimate wonderful dining experience.

  • Visited November 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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St. Thomas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Worst fine dining service on island”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013 via mobile

I will preface this with the fact that I live on island so I am aware of "island time" service. This was not an instance of that. Our server was so terrible and inattentive that our party got to watch every other table in the restaurant order food after us and leave before we even got dessert. We were there for a birthday that we mentioned three times. The table next to us also had a birthday and they received a song and candle and nice celebration. Our birthday guest was handed her dessert with nothing. The only time our server was attentive was when he came back to pick up the check to check his tip after leaving us sitting to pay for 20 minutes. We took a Taxi so we could drink and celebrate and he took so long with the drinks that we had no more than 2 glasses of wine each. I used to always recommend this restaurant to people and won't ever again.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“LOVE IT!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Much like its sister restaurant, Grande Cru, it is one of the best on the island and I highly recommend it. Located in Frenchtown, very close to town and port. The neighborhood doesn't look like much but the restaurant is located in an old French cottage style building which used to be an embassy and right on the water. Very romantic. Some tables are right on the water facing the islands and make a beautiful vista as you're eating.
The hostess (Bridget) who alternates between here and Grande Cru is one of the nicest and sweetest women ever. She came by our table a few times to check on us and personally thank us for coming. The waiter and staff are quick, friendly and courteous. The drinks are inventive and delicious. The food is one of the best on the island. Very good flavor combinations that you wouldn't come to expect, perfect island favor and generous entree portions. The chef usually sends out an amuse bouche before appetizers which was a truffle cauliflower bisque which was divine.
Will definitely come here again!
A MUST if you're visiting St Thomas

  • Visited November 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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“So good we went back the following night.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013 via mobile

Amazing view, excellent service, fantastic food. This is a must for anyone looking to enjoy a quiet r romantic dinner. We had such a good experience we went back the very next night for dinner.

  • Visited November 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“The best restaurant in st sthomas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Pros:
Amazing ocean viewa
Beyond excellent waiters and excellent service!
Food: my wife ordered a red snapper with gnocchies: 10 points! Myself: swordfish was really good.

Appetizers: stuffer calamaries: i have never tasted so great stuffed calamaries.

Dessert: ok suffle

Cons: that we didnt return!

  • Visited November 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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