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Waterfront Bistro

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Wharfside Village | First floor in Wharfside Village, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very accommodating for last minute rsvp. This place is truly a little gem located at the shore in St John. Perfect place for a meal if your are looking for both exquisite and casual dinning. Sunset was beautiful, food was delicious and service was great. A very romantic and memorable dinning experience.

Thank Vanessa v
Annapolis, Maryland
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a perfect table on the railing overlooking the beach. It has an open air kitchen. The food and service was excellent.

Thank Tarbarcar
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Fantastic service, great view and excellent menu. Yes it is expensive but well worth it! I had the filet and lobster and both were prepared exceptionally.

Thank David M
Albert Lea, Minnesota, United States
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83 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner at the Waterfront Bistro the night before we were flying back home. It has a very nice atmosphere with a great view of the beach. Food was great and the service was fantastic. It is a bit expensive but well worth it. I would certainly recommend this place to anyone, just beautiful.

Thank MrHappyTravels
Melbourne Beach, Florida
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A little disappointed in the food and selection for the price. Chicken was good but not as good as some of the reviews and took a long time to get our food even though the restaurant was mostly empty.

Thank Laura D
Raleigh, North Carolina
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Abby was our server. I am on vacation with my family and our party of 6 visited The Waterfront Bistro. Amazing service, phenomenal food, beautiful presentations, great wine, the whole 9! Desserts were amazing as well. Pricey but worth it! I can't recommend this place highly enough! Will definitely come here again when I come to visit next year!

Thank Jillie2016
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was by far the best place to eat on St John. We each got something different and none of us were disappointed. Absolutely amazing food and wine selection. My favourite was the rosè. We had an appetizer to share and it was one of the tastiest things I I've ever eaten. I think it was the tuna tacos. The... More 

Thank ammor32
St. John
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Waterfront Bistro is always my first choice when someone asks me where I'd go to eat. The food is always well prepared, the service is excellent and the location is very good. Reservations are almost required because the place is almost always full--but it's worth being on any St. John dining list.

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Powder Springs, Georgia
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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

The Waterfront Bistro is a great special occasion place in Cruz Bay. My wife and visit St. John every year to celebrate our Anniversary and for the past few years, we have dined here on our special day. The food and service have always been great! We started with the Braised Octopus Tartine as an appetizer, which is a treat.... More 

Thank John and Kym M
Roselle, New Jersey
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

We ate at the Waterfront Bistro twice during our last week in St. John. The food is delicious and the service is excellent. This is one of our favorite restaurants on the island.

Thank LJF910

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Caribbean, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wharfside Village | First floor in Wharfside Village, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Cruz Bay
  • Phone Number: 13407777755

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?