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Local cuisine, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
About
A landmark in Saint Lucian dining for more than twenty years, Big Chef Steakhouse selects the best quality USA Certified Angus steak cuts and grills them to the satisfaction of local and international guests who depart happy and return often. Fish and seafood are handled with equal flair and flavour, and the menu is packed with Big Chef's unique take on Caribbean and international favourites. Ambient amber lighting, comfortable club seating and a chic piano lounge makes Big Chef perfect for that special celebration, complete with a signature cocktail and martini menu to tempt every tippler's palette. Casual elegance is the dress code, and the atmosphere is relaxed, friendly and island stylish
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Steakhouse
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great. Crab cakes were delicious and steak was perfect, I honestly didn’t expect to have such a great steak in Saint Lucia. Well worth the visit!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quite honestly the highlight of our two weeks in Rodney Bay , food, service and ambience was perfect. The music with Boo Hinkson was sublime and overall just the best memories of a lovely time. We came back a second night for my birthday and...was just as good. Would have no hesitation in recommending to anyone.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I cant speak highly enough of this place. We had some bad meals before this and came here for our anniversary. The food was amazing. Honestly one of the best steak dinners I have ever had and I have had a few. I had ribeye...special and wife the filetMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Rosemary J, Owner at Big Chef Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there, thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience. We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal with us, and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed May 15, 2022

This is the nicest restaurant in Rodney Bay. The food was incredible. They had a musician playing music who was sooo talented. We hope to visit again one day.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Rosemary J, Owner at Big Chef Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2022

Hi there, thanks so much for stopping by! We're glad that you enjoyed your meal with us, and hope that you do get to visit again!

Reviewed May 10, 2022

Our visit started a little badly as our online booking (which had been confirmed by email) was not shown on the list when we arrived. The women who "greeted" us was obviously put out and told us to take a seat. after a couple of...minutes we were instructed to follow her to our table, but with no apology for the mix up and with no grace whatsoever. If she was an employee of mine I would sack her, if she was the owner I would suggest that she finds another profession or learns some manners. Our meal was delightful and there are no complaints at all about the food or the staff who served us. When we were leaving I asked the same woman if she had coin change for 5 ECDs, and received a curt "No" in response. Having spent over 100 US dollars in her establishment, I would have expected at least some curtesy in her response, regrettably that was apparently beyond her capability. Shame, but in spite of the quality of the food we shan't ever return.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Rosemary J, Owner at Big Chef Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Brian, first of all please allow me to apologise for the service that you received during your visit. We did have a hiccup with online reservations for a couple of days around the time of your booking. I was able to confirm that we...More

Reviewed May 6, 2022 via mobile

We dined at a lot of places during our visit to SLU and big chef was one of our favorites our server was attentive and chatted with us as she realized we were visitors from Barbados and the Owner was moving from table to table...making sure everyone was okay and having a chat as well this is something a lot of restaurateurs no longer do and we were impressed the meal was delicious fairly priced for the type of restaurant it is well presented the ambience was great the courses were served quickly...we had no complaints here...a definite must try when you visit SLUMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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Rosemary J, Owner at Big Chef Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2022

Hi Janelle, thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience with us, and of course for visiting during your stay. We're so glad that you enjoyed your meal, and hope to see you again the next time you head across to Saint...More

Reviewed May 6, 2022

Rosie and her team went above and beyond for my birthday dinner. Our group enjoyed ALL of our dishes. Be sure to try the coconut shrimp, calamari, burrata salad, ribs, steak, and ice cream.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Rosemary J, Owner at Big Chef Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2022

Hi there, thanks so much for taking the time to post a review. We're thrilled that you enjoyed your birthday with us, and look forward to celebrating with you again in future! Rosie

Reviewed April 28, 2022 via mobile

Delicious gourmet steakhouse! This was one of the best meals on the island for sure. We had conch cerviche, Caesar salad, steak filet, catch of the day, and chocolate cake dessert. Everything is prepared in house including desserts/breads. The catch with quinoa was the best...I’ve ever had. It was a real celebration in our mouths. Don’t miss this one. Reservations necessary.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Rosemary J, Owner at Big Chef Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2022

Hi there, thanks so much for visiting us at Big Chef Steakhouse, and for sharing your experience. We are so happy that you enjoyed your meal with us, and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed April 27, 2022

We had a table of eight set up for us in Lil Chef. Beautiful setting. We are an outgoing and fun group with lots of demands. Tamisha was perfect from the start! Knowleadable, efficient with a great smile and sense of humour. I have been...in the restaurant business my whole life, I would have been thrilled to have her as my employee. The food was absolutely amazing, everyone was so pleased with their meals. Would highly recommend both restaurants, ask for Tamisha!!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Rosemary J, Owner at Big Chef Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2022

Hi there, thanks so much for your kind words, especially as it relates to Tamisha. We will certainly pass your comments on, and I know she'll be delighted! Thanks again.

Reviewed April 27, 2022

We had dinner at Big Chef Steakhouse to celebrate our son's 30th birthday....OMG it was AWESOME...The service from everyone was outstanding...the owners were such gracious and were very accommodating, involved always making sure that everything was fine. They even allowed us to turned their restaurant...for 5 minutes into a partying having the other guests dance to the wonderful music of the live musicians. The food was SO DELICIOUS AND AMAZING...the appetizers, the main entree, the sides and desserts were all tasty. We have already referred the guests from our nearby resort to Big Chef Thank you, the staff, the musicians , Marc and Rosie of Big Chef Steakhouse for making that evening a memorial one.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Rosemary J, Owner at Big Chef Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2022

Hi there, thanks so much for sharing your experience with us here on TripAdvisor. We are delighted that you chose us for your birthday celebrations, and that we could make it so memorable for you. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed April 18, 2022 via mobile

I love this place and visit every time I am in Saint Lucia. Great customer service and great food. The host is super friendly and want to ensure every customer is happy. Best service ever.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Rosemary J, Owner at Big Chef Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2022

Hi there, thanks so much for taking the time to post a review, and for your repeat business. We really appreciate the loyalty shown by regular visitors to the island, and we look forward to seeing you again on your next visit.

Reviewed April 16, 2022

We went to this restaurant the first night in Rodney Bay and it was very good! The server was hilarious but the food did take a while between courses. I had the mushroom walnut bolognese and it was seriously delicious! I would happily eat here...again!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Rosemary J, Owner at Big Chef Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2022

Hi Lindsey, thanks so much for taking the time to post a review. Most of the feedback that we receive relates to our steaks, so it's great to hear that our vegetarian options are also hitting the mark!

Reviewed April 4, 2022

Our concierge recommended this restaurant which we had walked past a few times but hadn’t realised was there. Inside there is a lovely restaurant, the food was great, highlights included catch of the day and the beef burger.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Rosemary J, Owner at Big Chef Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2022

Hi Charlotte, thanks so much for visiting, and for taking the time to post a review. We're glad that you found us, and delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal! Thanks again.

Reviewed April 3, 2022 via mobile

Owner was very nice lady who greets you when you walk in. Food was good. Service ok. Hamburger was great. Nice atmosphere. Heard their steaks were good but had steak the night before. I would definitely go back.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Rosemary J, Owner at Big Chef Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2022

Hi Anthony, thanks so much for visiting us, and for taking the time to post a review. We definitely hope to see you again so that you can try one of our steaks! Rosie.

Reviewed April 2, 2022

We were given the full treatment on a beautiful evening at the steakhouse. We both had fillets with sides and enjoyed a bottle of red wine. The food was amazing and my steak cooked perfectly. The service was excellent and there was a good buzz...about the place. I would recommend for a special night out. The only reason I have not given full stars is because even though we arrived at the time of booking, we were asked to wait in the lobby whilst our table was prepared but not offered any drinks to wait with. When you are paying top end prices I would expect this.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Rosemary J, Owner at Big Chef Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2022

Hi there, thanks so much for sharing your experience, and particularly for providing specifics, as this helps us continue to improve our service. We appreciate your business, and will certainly take your feedback on board. Thanks again.

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Response from BigSteve_8 | Reviewed this property |
I am not on the island. I think the situation is that all I dependant restaurants are closed to tourists. You can get deliveries of which big chef are very good at. The auths are reviewing the situation on Dec 14th I believe... More
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Hi, I did not have either of these dishes. They do have fish entrees. From the menu that can be accessed online it seems that the burger comes with french fries cooked in bacon fat. Everything was really delicious and I’m... More
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Hi Micheline, we used to sell them, but unfortunately we can no longer get the stock, sorry!
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Big Chef Steakhouse is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4