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“Delicious meals, laid back atmosphere, friendly staff”
Review of Ocean Grill

Ocean Grill
Ranked #21 of 59 Restaurants in Cruz Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Caribbean, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Ocean Grill takes tremendous pride in consistently delivering to you a delicious and personal dining experience - contemporary cuisine with a casually elegant tropical flair - upscale, innovative dishes emphasizing clean, crisp, fresh ingredients without being fussy or heavy. Casual by day and white tablecloth tropical chic by night, within a stone walled courtyard, built in traditional Danish style plantation architecture, visitors & locals alike give rave reviews for our inspired lunch and dinner menus.
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Delicious meals, laid back atmosphere, friendly staff”
Reviewed June 4, 2014

There are many fantastic restaurants in St. John - but the Ocean Grille is not to be missed. In fact, it will likely become, as it did for us, a regular stop while staying on the island. Every dish is consistently well prepared and full of amazing flavor. Some of our favorites are the Mahi Mahi and the Tuna. We also recommend the Wahoo when it is offered as a special. On our most recent trip I was looking for a lighter meal so our waitress suggested the vegetable stir fry. Wow! Just when you thought a dish like that would be basic - the chef prepared something so good I wanted to lick the plate! You just can't get a bad meal here. Additionally, the service can't be beat. The owner has been there almost every time we've visited... always courteous and accommodating - seating customers and checking to make sure the meals are well received. And the wait staff always has a smile and a great recommendation when you find yourself struggling to choose between all of the tempting selections. Unpretentious and laid back yet refined this restaurant is perfect for a date night or just a quick bite after a day on the beach.

  • Visited May 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed June 4, 2014

I wish I could give more than 5 stars. The food was incredible. Beautifully plated! Great flavor combinations! Soooooo tasty! Generous sizes! Our server was Diane and she was beyond nice. We came in a group of 8 which can be challenging but Diane kept all our food orders straight, everything came out on time, and the drinks kept coming. This restaurant is a gem!

Visited June 2014
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Austin, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
167 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“Fantastic local dining”
Reviewed June 1, 2014

We ate at the Ocean Grill twice on this visit. This was overall our 6th visit to St. John and we had eaten here before. It seemed better this trip. The apps we ordered mussels, soup, crab cakes, the cheesecake, and the eggplant tower. The tower was ordered twice. Entrees were the snapper special (which comes looking at you), the tuna (which was AMAZING), and something I can't remember. Desserts are a must. One of the owners is a pastry chef and makes everything fresh and on hand. The wait staff was really fun and the atmosphere is relaxing. They had fans everywhere to keep the breezes flowing and mosquitoes away. We can not say enough about the food. We will return on our 7th trip for sure.

  • Visited May 2014
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Marblehead, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“very good dinner”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

10 people, great food. Service was ok. Drinks were great. They were accommodating to special request.
Bathrooms were up a large flight of stairs, sort of difficult.

Visited May 2014
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Camarillo, California
Level 5 Contributor
46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Fun lunch place”
Reviewed May 25, 2014

When we were in town shopping, we weren't sure where we wanted to eat, so we went to Mongoose Junction and came across the Ocean Grill. I have to say it turned out to be a delightful lunch and our server was wonderful. Although I don't recall her name, she was from Australia and couldn't have been nicer. If you are in town, don't miss this spot..... good food at a reasonable price.

Visited May 2014
Thank Carol M
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