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(@judithera)
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I would love to have some recommendations for great restaurants in St. Thomas. I am hoping to have some amazing seafood.

We will also go to St. John for at least one day. Is there a great restaurant there you would recommend if you could only have one or two meals there??

Thanks so much!

 
Posted : July 4, 2011 8:06 pm
(@exit-zero)
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Some of the local seafood dishes - Boiled Oldwife and onion with fungi - Conch in Butter sauce -- stewed Whelk - Saltfish pate - Fried Yellowtail - stuffed Boxfish - seafood Callaloo -- Kingfish creole style - Fish and fungi

 
Posted : July 4, 2011 10:14 pm
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(@rm)
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You can not go wrong with Miss Lucy's and make sure you sit out side.

 
Posted : July 9, 2011 2:08 pm
(@iamolly)
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I second Miss Lucy's (on STJ), especially on Sunday brunch when they have live Jazz. Another favorite of ours is the North Side Bistro on STT.

 
Posted : July 10, 2011 12:24 pm
(@frenchtown)
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hook line and sinker,craig and sallys,pie hole ,oceana cant go wrong

 
Posted : July 10, 2011 6:20 pm
(@warmweatherfan)
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I've had one meal at Oceana and it was fabulous from beginning to end! The neighborhood is sketchy so I would recommend a cab but once you get there it is heavenly! Right on the ocean with fantastic food and service.

Oh, and it's super casual so it might not be what you want, but the Beach Bar on STJ makes a mean turkey sandwich!

 
Posted : July 10, 2011 6:44 pm
(@jennybug)
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I loved Craig and Sally's....it was no doubt the fanciest restaurant I have ever experienced. Hook, Line & Sinker was not what I expected and we didnt enjoy our meal. The waitress at HL&S was indifferent and quite cold. For all the reviews, I was disappointed. I would give it another shot though 🙂 A room with a view was nice also..but the food at Craig's was much better and not so over priced.

Jen

 
Posted : July 14, 2011 12:48 am
(@barkers)
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We ate at Shipwreck Tavern in St. Thomas on our honeymoon in January. We loved it so much, we ate there twice! They have indoor and outdoor dining and the most AMAZING grilled vegetables! We did not try Old Stone Farmhouse, but heard many wonderful things and will be trying it in September. Hope this helps and enjoy your trip!

 
Posted : July 18, 2011 11:54 am
(@irishrn)
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I have agree, Oceana was fabulous. Other favorites are Herve's (we go there every year!), Wicked was very good on the marina, Room with a view is good, Thanks for the tip on Craig and Sally's, will have to check it out! Where is it by the way?

 
Posted : July 18, 2011 7:03 pm
(@stt-resident)
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Herve's is now closed. Craig and Sally's is in Frenchtown. I highly recommend Banana Tree Grille for a lovely dinner and beautiful view.

 
Posted : July 18, 2011 7:29 pm
(@irishrn)
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Oh no! Herve's is closed??...When did this happen??...We leave in 3 weeks and were soooo looking forward to it!!...

 
Posted : July 24, 2011 12:23 pm
(@stt-resident)
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IrishRN wrote:
Oh no! Herve's is closed??...When did this happen??...We leave in 3 weeks and were soooo looking forward to it!!...

Here you go:

http://www.herverestaurant.com/

As The Island Turns!

 
Posted : July 24, 2011 12:27 pm
(@irishrn)
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......Thanks STT Resident......better to find out before we get there. Any suggestions you would care to make for our "last night on the island" dinner would be greatly appreciated! On our trips to STT we have gone to Herve's (x4), Banana Tree, Room with a view, Oceanna, Wikked. When on the island, we stay at Frenchman's Cove. On our last trip, we went to a place, that for the life of me, neither of us can remember the name of!! It was a good 30 minute drive, raves about it's fabulous sunset views (though, by the time we got there it was dark!), has a piano bar....food was very good!! I think it was on the north side of the island. We would love to go back there, but won't have much luck finding a place we can't remember the name of!!....Thank you in advance for any assistance you may be able to provide!!

 
Posted : July 24, 2011 12:53 pm
(@stt-resident)
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That would be the North Side Bistro. Also on the north side is "13 "- Ryan is an awesome chef! Hope that helps!

 
Posted : July 24, 2011 1:13 pm
(@irishrn)
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thank you so much!!

 
Posted : July 24, 2011 2:36 pm
(@jimbob)
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We have eaten at "13' twice and was fabulous both times. Roberto's on the East End is excellent -- have their limonade drink, very tasty!
Enjoy!

 
Posted : July 24, 2011 9:07 pm
(@stt-resident)
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jimbob wrote:
We have eaten at "13' twice and was fabulous both times. Roberto's on the East End is excellent -- have their limonade drink, very tasty!
Enjoy!

Sorry but Robert's at Elysian is also closed along with it's little sister Ainsley's. In the meantime, the East End Boys keep moving on. As a regular contributor recently quipped, "Their next restaurant should be named, 'Monopoly'"! Hey, just repeating what I hear!

When so many of the established restaurants here have been falling by the wayside for the last few years for very obvious reasons, these guys must have some secrets that no other local restaurateur is privy to in order to take over so many in such a short time. Hmmm. Stanford wasn't the first to alight here and won't be the last. Hmmm. How The Island Turns. A possible title for the book I plan to write when I temporarily retire after close of business next Sunday! 😀

 
Posted : July 24, 2011 11:25 pm
(@jennybug)
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Is the North drop still open??

 
Posted : July 27, 2011 12:42 am
(@blujahz)
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STJ:
Joes' BBQ
Ultimate Pad Thai at Rhumb Lines (as well as their pupus)
Miss Lucy's

and if you are staying at a villa on STJ - Ted's Supper Club - we did this last time and had what could have been our best meal ever (and I have been to many high-end restaurants around the US and Europe for Biz travel). Ted comes to your villa and cooks for you (and he is essentially self-contained). We did this for our annual STJ anniversary dinner - in the past we have gone to Zozo's, Asolare, and Chateau Bordeaux (when they served dinner) - Ted cooked/served us an absolutely fantastic multi-course dinner that we still talk about.

 
Posted : July 28, 2011 6:30 pm

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