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“Mafolie Restaurant, if you can find it, eat there!”
Review of Mafolie Restaurant

Mafolie Restaurant
Ranked #16 of 269 Restaurants in St. Thomas
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
La Quinta, California
Level 6 Contributor
130 reviews
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“Mafolie Restaurant, if you can find it, eat there!”
Reviewed November 20, 2013

Mafolie Restaurant, at the Mafolie Hotel in Charlotte Amalie, is a delight. It is also a very difficult restaurant to find without a local driver, or a GPS. But once you find it, you are in for a treat.

Many come because the view from the restaurant is one of the best in the city. It's high upon a hill, a hilly with narrow, unmarked windy roads. Parking can be a challenge, no accessible parking lot and you must go down the stairs (no elevator?) to the restaurant.

Once you are in the restaurant, all of Charlotte Amalie opens up from the open air (covered) dining area. The friendly staff quickly greets you and, unless you want to sit at the bar (amazing display of lighted bottles overlooking the view below), you will get a seat with an amazing view. There are no bad seats in the restaurant.

Service is quick and courteous, but you never feel rushed. The menu selection displays typical high class Caribbean food. Both the Lobster Bisque and the Conch Chowder (creamy) are super.

While you will have one main server working your table, the whole staff seems intent on being sure you dining experience is good.

The menu offers two types of lobster and a variety of other Caribbean dishes. Our group selected both lobster plates, the wild Atlantic salmon and the Pot dinner. All were excellent.

The wine selection, though basic, certainly met our needs.

Trip Advisor asks if this is one of the "Best Restaurants" we have eaten at. The answer is no. But it will be in most peoples top 50, and that is a major accomplishment. When you combine view, food, service, price and overall quality, this is a winner.

Again, people come for the view, but the rest of the restaurant will bring you back again and again.

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Newport, Rhode Island
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“First time and not the last”
Reviewed November 19, 2013

Excellent food---Excellent view. Interesting drive up the hill to the restaurant. Food was priced right. Very nice presentation.

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“Made a special night even better”
Reviewed November 16, 2013

My husband and I had a little get together for our bon voyage at Mafolie restaurant. We all sat at the bar and had some drinks and appetizers, and with all the people that showed up, they did an amazing job accommodating us all. It was such a wonderful time! Absolutely gorgeous, WONDERFUL atmosphere, Drinks and food were delicious! They really went out of their way to make sure we were taken care of and having a great time! we are so happy that we chose this spot to have our get together! Thank you Adam and Duncan for making our night perfect!!

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“Par Excellence Cuisine with a Spectacular view”
Reviewed November 15, 2013

Beyond any expectation the presentation of the lobster cocktail and the salmon stuffed crab we out of this world. Manny is a top chef without any pretense. Adam the owner is fastidious about every detail right down to the presentation of the menu.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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“Great good, great view, a must in St Thomas”
Reviewed November 14, 2013

Friend suggested Mafolie for the view and it turned out to be a great suggestion. The view is amazing - sunset time is best as you see it get dark and then all the lights come on. The food was outstanding - and the service great. Owner Kasia was always present and mingling with diners making sure everything was right. Servers are exceedingly friendly, helpful and also concerned with everyone enjoying themselves. I was hesitant on trying a particular soup and our server wouldnt leave the table until she was sure i really liked it. She was concerned and said if it wasn' exactly what i liked, she'd be happy to change. Both server and Kasia were there making sure everything was enjoyable. Great place and we'll be sure to go back

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