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Waterfront Bistro

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Wharfside Village | First floor in Wharfside Village, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun 15:00 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Wilmington, Delaware
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went here Thanksgiving evening for dinner. Concierge told us it would be a special place. The food was okay, service slow (even for island time) and a bit overpriced for what it was. There are so many other better choices in STJ. Might be fun for lunch, but do not recommend for dinner.

Thank 325binbin
Norwalk, Ohio
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an OK seat - some of our party was looking at a wall. Our server seemed newer and forgot my entry. This restaraunt used to be our favorite - actually we had reservations to go twice during this last stay on St. John and cancelled the second one. Just OK now for the price.

Thank cookzoo
Wellesley, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our go to place for a post beach lunch in Cruz bay. The best thing is the burger in all its manifestations, followed by the fries. The chicken burger is also good, and the papaya arugula salad is good if you have already had too many burgers! It is fancier for dinner and we have not been tempted,... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was officially my favorite place we went to, out of 6 weeks traveling America and USVI. The service was excellent!!! The cocktails were incredible !!! And the food !!!! Was out of this world !!! The fries were perfectly done and their Peanut butter burger was so delicious ! I've never had such a perfect meal !!! Wish I... More 

Thank chanetjie562
Boston, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner at the Waterfront Bistro in December. The view at sunset can't be beat. The drinks and appetizers were delicious. Don't miss out on their crab cakes and the shrimp cocktail had the largest shrimp I have ever been served for an appetizer. My husband and I both had the Filet and were not disappointed! Cooked just right... More 

Thank ginnyc48
Mountain View, California
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wasn't as excited as I had hoped to be about this place. My mixed drink was okay. My fish was prepared well but the flavors weren't as good as I would have wanted. I gave it a very good because my husband's first experience was at lunch where he had the fish tacos and he said they were amazing.... More 

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Boone, North Carolina
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in at lunch time to have salads. Both salads were top notch with fresh ingredients. The Caesar salad had a home made dressing. The other salad was a local specialty salad and was expertly done. All the flavors just worked together. We were able to get a side of their signature mac and cheese. YUMMY!!! Top notch kitchen and... More 

Thank David C
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for a New Year's dinner. The meal was excellent with unique flavors from the chef. We sampled oyster, shrimp and bisque soup starters. All were great. This was followed by duck, mahimahi and encrusted ahi tuna. All excellent. The wait staff were very friendly and efficient. Excellent chef! Highly recommended.

Thank FloridaOutofhere
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122 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed the sunset seating on Christmas Eve at Waterfront Bistro, and the evening was amazing. The food is SOOOO good! Our group enjoyed the octopus appetizer (great presentation and taste. Wow! So good!) and a crab cake, and then for dinner we had the filet, tuna, lobster, and a plate of sides (plantains, delicious Brussel sprouts, and the potato... More 

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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

High end selection of entree's. Great flavors and excellent service on Cruz Bay beach. We had filet mignon, tuna, lamb, chicken, and duck spring roles. All very good.

Thank firstavefred

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Caribbean, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wharfside Village | First floor in Wharfside Village, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Cruz Bay
  • Phone Number: 13407777755

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?