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Reviewed July 12, 2022

Would love to have gone to the Terrace, but they canceled our reservation (and all others that night) only a few hours before we were scheduled to go with no explanation. We were really looking forward to this on our last night of the trip...to celebrate my husband's birthday, and we were unable to find another reservation on such short notice.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Erica M, Owner at The Terrace Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2022

We closed on short notice that day because of staffing due to employees being sick with Covid. Thanks for understanding.

Reviewed July 1, 2022 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant with delicious food! It is located in a central area, which we loved because we could walk from our hotel. The ambiance is amazing, ass well as the service.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 1, 2022 via mobile

My family visited the Terrace for a Father’s Day dinner. Not only was the food delicious, but the service was impeccable. The manager, Gill, was very friendly and accommodated our every need. It truly was a great experience. P.s. try the brownie from the dessert...menu, it’s amazing !More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 24, 2022 via mobile

An evening spent enjoying dinner was one of the highlights of my recent trip to St. John. I ran into a nice couple my first night there, who highly recommended The Terrace. I liked it so much that I made my reservation for dinner two...nights later before finishing my first meal, as that was the only way to improve on one night’s dinner! The hostess, Rachael, is a lovely young lady who was most accommodating when I called for my first dinner reservation. She suggested a table in the bar area, as I was solo; and that worked out perfectly. Jeff, the excellent bartender, doubled as my waiter. My first dinner included beef tenderloin on skewers, with an entree of pan seared scallops au gratin. I rounded that off with cherry-ginger sorbet, a glass of port, and a cup of coffee. The evening was excellent. My second visit was every bit as enjoyable. I began with baked escargot over puffed pastries, and moved on to a delicious lobster salad. For my entree, I had a perfectly prepared 6-ounce lobster tail, and repeated my orders of cherry-ginger sorbet and coffee. Jeff is a superb bartender in addition to providing an excellent quality of service, as my waiter. And to put “the icing on the cake,” the two sunsets that I viewed from the terrace of The Terrace were exquisite!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 14, 2022

Phenomenal food and service! We went to several restaurants during our stay and this one was by far the best. The prices definitely reflect the quality of food that you get! Poutine Fry appetizer is a must, along with the Yellowfin Tuna! Desserts are divine!!...Beautiful views, too! Definitely make a reservation. Don’t hesitate—it’s amazing!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 6, 2022 via mobile

Excellent in every way! We thoroughly enjoyed our recent dinner at The Terrace. Service was great, enjoyed appetizers, dinner, and dessert - everyone in our party of 8 agreed! Consistently our top choice when we visit Cruz Bay.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 5, 2022 via mobile

Consistently the best restaurant in Cruz Bay. We love The Terrace and always know we’ll have great food and a wonderful experience. The chef is creative and dynamic in her artistry. We visit several times each visit to St John.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 25, 2022

Terrific food and service. The sautéed scallops were fresh, flavorful and perfectly cooked. The Beach Bar across the street is very noisy so try to sit on the water side and away from t he street side of the restuant.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 3, 2022 via mobile

Wonderful food, service and view! We had the cob and beet salads, pork belly app and split the lobster risotto each dish was excellent. No room for dessert unfortunately. Going back again Thursday night.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 21, 2022 via mobile

Wanted to love it, but earlier reviews noting overall rudeness are true. We came here for a night out to enjoy a beautiful meal. Unfortunately, there was a group of patrons who were completely over served screaming/breaking glasses through out our hour long dinner and...we couldn’t wait to leave. We raised the concern with staff, and we were rudely told that the rowdy group was “celebrating”. I think everyone in the restaurant was there to celebrate something, but I guess it didn’t matter.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 20, 2022 via mobile

Apps at Entree prices. $65 for 3 lamb lollipops. Had to go across street to Beach Bar for a real meal. Rude manager/owner. Stay away.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 16, 2022

My wife and I stayed at St John mid April and it felt good things were getting back to a little normal. We booked a reservation a good 2 weeks out through the Westin St. Johns concierge and asked for a good terrace seat over...looking the bay. When we arrived we had the best seat on the terrace! Beautiful sunset and ambiance, what made the scene even better was the live music coming from DRINK, next door. The food was amazing (I am a retired from the restaurant business and it takes a bit of effort to impress, they impressed. My wife and I shared the baked camembert appetizer with prosciutto, a perfect starter with drinks. My wife ordered the 1/2 lobster tail and I ordered the Black Angus filet Au Poivre, make sure you get the Roquefort crust, so good. Finished our meal with a shared cinnamon cheese cake. Service was friendly and was a just a really good evening - Thank You TerraceMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 21, 2022

Have always had a good meal here and think it's one of the better choices in Cruz Bay so I was a little surprised when I was told they would not open the special bottle of wine I had brought thinking I'd just be charged...a corkage fee. I can understand if the bottle was on their wine list, but this one was not. The waiter said the owner said no because "too many people are bringing their own wine lately". Come one man, with the prices we're paying? It's that kind of silliness that makes people decide to not come back.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 12, 2022 via mobile

The Terrace is always on our list of restaurants to visit when we are in St. John. The food, cocktails, view and atmosphere are all amazing. As I read through the comments I was surprised to read about rude staff. Over the years we have...eaten here literally dozens of times and the staff has always been friendly and professional. I am already thinking about my next purple rain cocktail, scallop appetizer and truffle Mac and cheese. Don’t hesitate to book here; it’s well worth it!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed March 5, 2022 via mobile

The owner is very rude, arrogant, disrespectful and mean. I cannot give my business to unkind people.

Date of visit: March 2022
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I don’t believe there is a children’s menu. I would call and ask if something simple could be prepared. This is the finest dining remaining on the island. I will be having Christmas dinner there with three of my young... More
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Sorry, I don't eat oysters, but I'm guessing that's not a good deal!! We found better dining at that price point elsewhere on island. Service was excellent though.
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
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  • Atmosphere: 4.5