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The Terrace Restaurant

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3 FA Cruz Bay Quarter, Cruz Bay 00830, St. John
+1 340-779-8550
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Dayton, Ohio
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have been visiting St. John for 20 years and though The Terrace has seen several changes in ownership it still is a great dining experience. Good food, great service. Ask for Jody.

Thank thenan4
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This would be our fourth or fifth time having dinner here and I must say it will never disappoint. The consistency of the food is amazing. We ate here on our wedding night and have gone back for two anniversary dinners plus one other! I always get the butter poached lobster and it's always just as good as the first... More 

Thank Tessa Z
New York City
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Try the duck liver pate. Lamb always perfect. Excellent desserts Lovely spot. Great service. High prices but worth it. Neighboring sports bars annoying but it is St John so you don't care.

Thank rel601wea
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm not into writing negative reviews so I will simply tell the story of our Christmas evening dinner at the much reviewed Terrace. I had drafted quiet long story the day after the dinner with details on waiting over 45 mins past our reservation, to having to practically negotiate for a 2nd dinner roll, to other poorly handled customer service... More 

Thank Rob H
Stowe, Vermont
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42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently visited The Terrace for date night. The setting at a bar high top was excellent and the service was very good. Great wine selection and we shared two amazing dinners (rack of lamb & filet). Our appetizer was not great however. It wasn't cooked enough and was pretty skimpy. That didn't ruin the experience though. We will certainly... More 

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189 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I could say The Terrace never puts a foot wrong -and if they do, they correct it with impressive speed. Our delightful server Jeff exchanged my potato dauphine (too garlicky for my taste) with a dollop of mashed potato in seconds. We booked days ahead to be sure of a view table across from the wharf. Don't miss the tomato... More 

Thank Elaine S
Babylon, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere, food and service was top notch. We loved the drinks and the french food. We ate at many of the top rated restaurants on the island. The Terrace, in particular stood out as the best!

Thank Jeanette K
Landenberg, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I loved this place. The food ,attomosphere and staff were wonderful. Great French based food if you like that style. We love it! The Foie grass was one of best I have ever had. Escargot was also great! The Tuna and Caribean lobster were great entree's. It was a great atmosphere on the deck overlooking the bay!... More 

Thank Romcollins
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had our Christmas dinner at the Terrace. The food was perfectly cooked and amazing--vegetables very fresh and grown on st. john. the service was perfect, our waitress was so pleasant and calming! Listening to her speak was like listening to the waves. She truly cared that we had a great dinner experience. We highly recommend the Terrace Restaurant for... More 

Thank Wendolyn2013
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74 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Made reservations due to busy Christmas week, arrived on time and table was ready; service was attentive and very kind. Drink and beer/wine list complete with plenty of options. Tuna tatar appetizer fresh and plenty to share. Soups hot and full of flavor. Entrees well portioned (had Wahoo, Mahi, Tuna and the carnivore had a perfect filet); dessert menu had... More 

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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
Average prices
$25 - $50
French, Caribbean, Seafood
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 FA Cruz Bay Quarter, Cruz Bay 00830, St. John
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Cruz Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 340-779-8550
French inspired fine dining and fine wines. Located on the waterfront in Cruz Bay, between Grande Bay Resort and Wharfside Village. Bar opens nightly at 4:30 for our fresh oyster happy hour, restaurant opens at 5:30. Open 7 days. Reservations recommended

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