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“So good the first time, we came back for our wedding reception!”

Jacques Waterfront Dining aka Froggie Jacques
Ranked #4 of 83 Restaurants in Gros Islet
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $80
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Jacques Waterfront Dining is a hidden gem at the entrance to St. Lucia's Rodney Bay Marina, offering tranquil waterfront dining, a market fresh menu, a constant tropical breeze and beautiful views across the Marina to the hills beyond. Chef Jacques and his wife offer a French Mediterranean menu with a Caribbean twist and have a long-standing reputation for consistency in both the quality of the food and the service with which it is delivered. Excellence since 1999
Raleigh, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“So good the first time, we came back for our wedding reception!”
Reviewed April 5, 2014

We loved Jacques back in April 2013, and decided to return and bring 28 guests with us! Catherine was great to work with and set a lovely menu for our wedding guests. The venue is perfect for a large party or an intimate couples only dinner. The food was superb and the presentation was beautiful. The service was top-notch. It's the perfect scenic spot with a great view of the marina! A+

  • Visited April 2014
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Cathy R, Owner at Jacques Waterfront Dining aka Froggie Jacques, responded to this review, May 8, 2014
It was a pleasure to host your wedding reception. What a great fun and lively group you were! It always gives us great pleasure to see people enjoying their time at Jacques. Thank you.
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New York City, New York
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“This meal was quite expensive but was one of the best meals we have ever had. We enjoyed it very much despite the cost.”
Reviewed April 2, 2014

Incredibly delicious fresh food, lovely view of the harbor, good service and a fun atmosphere. Highly recommended.

Visited December 2013
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wimbledon, london
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Could have been better”
Reviewed April 2, 2014

The food in this restaurant is superb and the wine list very well priced. We also like the setting and the decor. So what was missing? Well, perhaps it was us being there on a Tuesday, but there were barely any customers. Thankfully as a group of 5 we made our own atmosphere.

One negative on service, which was they were a little slow to top up our wine and water such that we did it ourselves. They saw us doing it and I would have expected someone to rush over and rip the bottle from my hand.

Anyway. The food is stunning. The chicken livers starter is my personal favourite, but my wife's fish soup was exceptional. As for main course my fillet steak was sublime. Crepes Suzette for dessert was also really good.

Wine list is reasonably priced and some different wines to that which you normally see (lots of the restaurants obviously use the same importers and so the lists get a bit samey).

A final word for Cathy. We have been to your restaurant numerous times over the years both in Castries and Rodney Bay (we are fortunate enough to have a timeshare) and to be asked "Is this your first time in St Lucia?" Made us feel a little undervalued as customers.

  • Visited April 2014
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Cathy R, Owner at Jacques Waterfront Dining aka Froggie Jacques, responded to this review, May 8, 2014
Wow, thank you for the fabulous compliments, we seem to be building a ‘chicken liver following’ with one customer regularly coming back for a double portion for main course! Glad you like it too and that the rest of your group equally enjoyed their choices. As you noted we do try to keep a varied wine list and at a reasonable price to encourage guests to enjoy wine with their meal. I’m sure you’ve heard the quote ‘ a meal without wine is like a day without sunshine’ Finally I note that your last visit to our restaurant was February 2012 (over 2 years ago) and that on visits to our previous location you don’t remember meeting me. As much as I would love to remember every single guest that comes through the restaurant, considering the volume of people I meet, I think even someone with a better memory than mine might struggle with that one.
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London, United Kingdom
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30 restaurant reviews
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“Good waterfront setting”
Reviewed March 31, 2014

Attentive service and good cooking. Although quiet when we went the Owner welcomed us and was certainly an encouragement to return.

Visited March 2014
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Cheshire,UK
Level 6 Contributor
202 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
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“Location right by the Marina.”
Reviewed March 29, 2014

We visited Jacques in October 2013 and had a delightful meal in this restaurant. The main selling point is the fact it is directly beside the marina, just near entrance so there is constant stream of boats to and froing although at night of course its just the lights you see mostly.
The service was attentive and the food was very good, can't remember exactly what we had but i seem to remember saying we would definitely come back as we visit St Lucia every year. This time i hope it isnt raining !
Certainly a recommendation, perhaps try a lunch here as the views would be tremendous !

  • Visited October 2013
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