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“The kind of dining you want to splurge on.”
Review of Oceana

Oceana
Ranked #1 of 7 Restaurants in Frenchtown
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $28 - $65
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary, International, Wine Bar
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Good for: Business meetings, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Oceana Restaurant and Wine Bar combines the perfected culinary methods of yesterday, the creativity of tomorrow, and the spice of the Caribbean all in one of the most beautiful and historic locations on island. 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, Oceana has also been voted "Best of VI" multiple times, most recently for Best Gourmet Dining 2016.
S. New Hampshire
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15 reviews
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“The kind of dining you want to splurge on.”
Reviewed October 1, 2009

We dined at Oceana, on 9/29/09. This was finally the dining experience that we were longing for on beautiful St. Thomas. There was 4 in our group and we enjoyed cocktails and wine by the glass, and a cigar before dinner on a quaint "New Orleans" style porch while overlooking the gentle rolling waves. We were warmly welcomed and encouraged to relax over drinks by the charming hostess. Our table was just feet from the beach in the open air restaurant.The ocean view was lit from above, making the water appear to sparkle. I enjoyed the sea bass, my companions had boulibasse, and 2 others enjoyed the halibut. all meals cooked to perfection. Our waiter, Elgin, carefully explained the menu and answered our questions in easy to understand english. The atmosphere was very relaxing, as the moonlight illuminated the bay we lingered over desserts. I had warm chocolate souffle, my companions had the cheesecake, we all shared bites and agreed that the meal was enhanced by the final indulgence. As we left the restaurant, which was getting very busy, we said good-bye to Megan the bartender,and the waitsaff, knowing that this was indeed an evening to remember.

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New Jersey
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“A terrific dinner experience in every way!”
Reviewed September 17, 2009

Dinner at Oceana was by far the best dinner experience we had during our week in St. Thomas. Great ambience... open air porch with waterfont views of the harbor. Great food... the menu was great and the tapas bar was both unique and beautifully presented. Great food... everything we had was well prepared and tasty. Best of all was the service... our waiter was perfectly attentive, the pace of the meal was leisurely, and the friendliness of the entire staff was unmatched anywhere else we went. We would certainly be back at Oceana on our next visit to St. Thomas.

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Pennsylvania
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“Another Memorable Meal at Oceana!”
Reviewed August 6, 2009

This was our second trip to Oceana. It was just as great as the first time. We have never been dissappointed. The staff was very accomodating, even with our party of 18. We came to Ocean about a half our head of our reservation to go to the bar and have a drink. We then moved to the porch to enjoy with the wonderful view and relax. The food was wonderful. Our group really had a mix of different foods from steak, crab cakes, duck, to bouillabaisse. Everyone left with smiles on their faces and a full stomach. The view is spectacular. If you go to Oceana early evening you might be able to catch a glimpse of a sea plane coming and going.

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Florida
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“An Amazing Evening!!”
Reviewed August 3, 2009

Oceana is THE place to go for a wonderful dinner on St. Thomas. The atmosphere is amazing, the food is fabulous, and the service is impeccable!!! We were so upset we found Oceana on our last night. Otherwise, we would have gone every night!! Our group had drinks, apps, entrees, and dessert (plus 3 kids) and everyone LOVED our evening. I wish I could go there tonight!

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Florida
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“Great Food, Fantastic views, Great Service”
Reviewed August 3, 2009

This was a great restaurant, ask for a seat on the "wall" where you overlook the water. The tapas appetizer selection was great, the food choices on the menu were excellent and the preparation of the food was fantastic.

Great SERVICE as well, a perfect spot for a romantic dinner!

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