We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Underwhelmed!”

The Terrace Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 59 Restaurants in Cruz Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $50
Cuisines: French, Seafood, Wine Bar
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: 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
Vermont
Level Contributor
16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Underwhelmed!”
Reviewed April 10, 2014

We had read some good reviews about the Terrace so we decided to try it and were generally underwhelmed and disappointed. They market themselves as a French restaurant but there was very little that was french about their menu and their food. The special appetizer of the evening was oysters rockefeller and they were served cold (should have been hot) with the muscle still attached to the shell. The escargot was ok but nothing special. the scallop app was probably the best of the 3, but nothing extroardinary. The entree's were not much better, and the side dishes just didn't make sense/enhance the main dish. There was very little saucing and flavor to any dish. We had the mahi mahi, filet mignon, and scallop entree. We were very underwhelmed by the meal and service. The wine list is pricey. We spent about $400 for 4 appetizer/dinner/wine, excluding tip. I just can't really recommend the Terrace as there are so many other wonderful dining opportuntities. Sorry:(

Visited April 2014
Helpful?
2 Thank celebrity1Vermont
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

490 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    372
    78
    25
    6
    9
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Very Nice Menu and Food = 10”
Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

Nice spot over looking the harbor.. the food is better than the view. :-). The exceptional staff accommodated my request due to a med issue. We had the scallop appetizer and it was simply great. Then we had the Mahi Mahi and rice/salad... crazy good. They have great french wine by glass. The dinner for two very reasonable

Helpful?
1 Thank ilovecc
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Level Contributor
28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A meal to remember”
Reviewed April 6, 2014

So happy that this lovely restaurant is open again and better than ever. The French cuisine and wine list, combined with the perfectly charming setting make this a great place for a memorable dinner. This was my favorite lobster preparation of our trip! Service was knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. Our server even went out of her way to prepare sweet tea for my daughter. All good things.

Visited April 2014
Helpful?
Thank Michelle D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Delish”
Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

Clean, fresh flavors. Excellent service. Perfect ambiance. A must on St. John! We loved the tuna tartar, crab asparagus salad, and lobster with saffron noodles. Highest compliments to Erica! We'll be back!!

Helpful?
Thank Shayglo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Beautifully clever chef”
Reviewed March 25, 2014

Such a pretty place! An easy walk from the ferry dock, and a pretty harbor view. The Mister and I have followed this chef around her island, and I can actually recognize some of her dishes. She does an especially nice job of plating, with garnishes I know to be costly in these islands.
The Mister had the best Wahoo we've had in the Caribbean (and for us, this is saying a lot) and I had a good vegetable tartlet and a main course of 3 creeps stuffed with asparagus, mushrooms, and something else. I won't order this again but I'm not an unhappy customer and we'll surely return. Service was great and skillful.

  • Visited March 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank highroads2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed The Terrace Restaurant also viewed

 
Cruz Bay, St. John
 

Been to The Terrace Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing