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Local cuisine, Caribbean, Seafood, International, Grill, Contemporary
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Oceana Restaurant & Bistro is OPEN! A landmark & destination restaurant on St Thomas since 2002, completely rebuilt and recently reopened after the devastation caused by hurricanes Irma & Maria in 2017 - our Bistro opened in Oct 2019 and the renown Oceana Restaurant will re-open for season late November 2019. Our guests can expect an unforgettable culinary and dining experience in a private villa right on the water, and feel the years disappear as they are swept away from the busy modern world while enjoying locally-sourced and artfully-prepared entrees. We also feature house-infused cocktails and an impressive wine selection. A TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence recipient several years running,
PRICE RANGE
$13 - $49
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Caribbean, Seafood, International, Grill, Contemporary
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Waterfront, Non-smoking restaurants
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Reviewed 6 days ago

You will not be disappointed at Oceana. While much of the island's restaurants are either local flavor or tourist-centric, Oceana is a true 5 star option. Shantel, our waitress was so helpful and attentive. The food was as good as any state-side 5 star restaurant,...and the entree options were dynamic and varied. In our party we had the bone-in veal chop (fantastic), the Halibut (incredible), and the Mahi-Mahi (amazing). The view is almost as good as the food, right on the tip of the peninsula, with an incredible bay view! Do yourself a favor an go here!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I must say that we were fairly disappointed with all the high-end restaurants on Saint Thomas. This was until we came here. This is the first high-end restaurant that’s worth coming too. The place has an amazing view right in front of the sea with...a cool breeze that runs through the open concept restaurant. The kitchen is also open and you can see everyone working there all the time, under the watchful eye of the chef. Please keep in mind that there is a restaurant as well as a bistro. When you make a reservation you have to indicate which of the two you want to be. The bistro is more relaxed, and with a limited menu but you can always order anything from the restaurant menu as well. We were immediately seated on time for our reservation (which are a must), had a bottle of Spanish cava, a bottle of sparkling water and we then waited for our tuna tartare with avocado which was perfectly prepared, with a nice touch of soy sauce and chips. We then received our seared scallops and grilled mahi-mahi with the miso broth both of which were excellent. Considering that the prices here are at par with the other high-end restaurants, this is a much better value. We were really full and did not have a chance to have dessert but I have no doubt that it would be equally good. This is definitely the place to come for a high end dinner and a wonderful night. If you can get here at 6 PM you can enjoy the sunset as well in the months of April and May, but check the sunset time so you can schedule to time your dinner appropriately. You won’t regret it.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oceana is right on the water, and the aesthetic experience alone would be worth a visit, but the food is superb as well. Everything we enjoyed, from the cocktails through dessert, was exquisitely flavorful, balanced, and subtle. We loved the Mahi Mahi with bok choy....Normally I skip dessert because they usually sound better than they taste, but we were tempted by the creme brulee and the chocolate cake, and both were superb. The service was impeccable, and our server, Chantal, was both personable and highly professional, and enhanced our enjoyment of our wonderful dining experience here.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful restaurant, but WOW the food was incredible. Had the rosemary-fennel dusted tuna, and the combination of flavors made it one of the best seafood dishes I’ve ever had. Our group also had the mahi, ny strip, octopus, and fondue, and every dish was outstanding....Highly recommend adding this restaurant to your St Thomas itinerary!!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful food and the feel of outdoor dining was refreshing. There some relatively large groups and the food was slow to be served.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved Oceana, everything about it! The ambiance is incredibly beautiful, sitting outside directly waterfront watching the boats sail in and out of the cove and the sun set behind the mountains. The drink menu was creative and so yummy. The food was second to...none on the island. Delicious selections and expertly prepared! My husband said it was the best salmon he has ever had (and that comes from someone who eats salmon 2-3x per week!). Service was great too. All in all, we had an incredible family dinner evening thanks to this wonderful spot!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was second to none. Atmosphere was amazing, right on the water, open air seating. Service was top notch and the food was to die for. Filet, mahi, and stripe bass (special) were out of this world. Pricey ($200 all in for 3), but...Would highly recommend.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed March 31, 2021

Glad to see Oceana opened up again. Such a treasure on St Thomas. Excellent food selections, service, and atmosphere

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed March 28, 2021

This is the first time we dined here. I had the veal chop that was a feature that evening. My spouse and sister-in-law had the filet and brother-in-law had the fish. My brother-in-law & sister-in-law also shared the chicken pate. All the food was excellent...as was the service. The view was beautiful. We will return.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed March 22, 2021

We had a three course meal with cocktails and it was absolutely delicious. It is not a cheap place to dine but it was half the price I paid for a similar dining experience three days earlier in Red Hook. The service was impeccable with...million dollar views; in addition, the food is five star quality. It's a must do if you have time- We will go again. Reservations are a must.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Absolutely!!! The best!!!!
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January 14, 2019|
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It is about a 15-20 minute cab ride.
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October 14, 2018|
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They are not but they were scheduled to reopen in October. The best bet is to call the Grande Cru at Yacht Haven Grande-- they'd have the answer because it is the same owner. Hope this helps
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  • Oceana Restaurant & Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 5