Contemporary Cuisine on St. John

If you find yourself in the mood for contemporary food, you might have an opportunity to indulge yourself. Though not incredibly abundant, there are a couple of locations in the Virgin Islands where you can sample some.

With lots to try, from the fine dining backdrop at Tavern On The Waterfront to the tempting dinner service at La Tapa, you're bound to find something you absolutely love.

Restaurants Map

The list below allows you to read more about the limited, though enticing, options for contemporary restaurants that you'll have the chance to visit during your getaway. For each restaurant, you can click its name to see more important info about its ambiance, locale, dress code, and more.

Turtle Bay Estate House

Caneel Bay, St. John | (340) 776-6111

Situated toward the outskirts of Cruz Bay, a half mile northeast of the downtown area, Turtle Bay Estate House is located at Caneel Bay Resort. When considering this restaurant, anticipate a fine sampling of fare that stands out amongst the very casual establishments in town.

The flavors here are unique and bold, with the team in the kitchen using locally grown produce to create a highly refined and varied menu

Ocean 362

Downtown Cruz Bay, St. John | (340) 776-0001

Ocean 362 is found within downtown Cruz Bay, near the middle of Cruz Bay. Salty, fresh seafood and contemporary flavors make for an exciting meal at this inviting fine foods restaurant.

Chef Shaun Brian is in charge of the gourmet fare that is produced in this kitchen every night. The elevated cuisine consists of American favorites with a twist, with local seafood serving as the star of the show. An extensive wine list and dessert menu is also available.

Tavern On The Waterfront

Downtown Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas | (340) 776-4328

Tavern On The Waterfront

Positioned near the center of downtown Charlotte Amalie, Tavern On The Waterfront is a popular choice worth considering if you're exploring this neighborhood. From the moment you sit down, you're in for a fine, formal meal for special occasions requiring something beyond pub grub and beachy eats.

Overlooking Charlotte Amalie Harbour, Tavern on the Water has a refined atmosphere in which the pampering of guests is encouraged. The tables in the dining room are outfitted with white table clothes, red linens, and bright flowers, giving the room an intimate and romantic feel.

La Tapa

Downtown Cruz Bay, St. John | (340) 693-7755

La Tapa

La Tapa is located within downtown Cruz Bay, near the center of Cruz Bay. Patrons who are compelled to eat tapas will particularly enjoy dining here during a trip to downtown Cruz Bay.

At once elegant and eclectic, guests may choose to dine indoors or out on the sidewalk. Live jazz provides an extra boost to the ambiance on Tuesdays.

Sometimes, the most satisfying kitchens, cafes, and dining rooms in the Virgin Islands are the ones you stumble upon while walking around during the day. But, writing down the names of a few tasty-sounding cafes and bars in your travel plans, is encouraged even for flexible travelers. To read more about the kinds of food waiting for you, check out this page.


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