During your visit to the Virgin Islands, expect to have the privilege of deciding between a wide selection of choices with regards to dining. If you have a taste for eclectic food in particular, then you can't afford to miss the restaurants that do it best. And luckily, guests will have access to a pretty good variety of restaurants that offer this favorite.
With options including everything from the very casual atmosphere at Sails to the tempting dinner service at Banana Tree Grille, it really is possible to find the dish that suits your taste - and budget.
Use the list below to read more about the moderate selection of places that satisfy cravings for eclectic cuisine. For each of the options, click to read more about its hours, location, and other offerings.
Located less than a hundred yards east of downtown Charlotte Amalie, Banana Tree Grille is on the same premises as Bluebeards Castle, and is a logical selection for travelers thinking about visiting this part of the city and the surrounding area. This is one local eatery that's enjoyed, not merely for its eclectic creations and one favorite, seafood, but we shouldn't forget they're also known for steak. <p>The Banana Tree Grille cooks to order dozens of tasty and juicy entrees. These include Angus Beef from New Zealand, veal, mahi-mahi, roasted chicken, and many other traditional dishes. As you can see, just because this is a steakhouse does not mean it can only cook steaks. With as many seafood options as beef, their selections such as orange ginger ahi-tuna and crab imperial stuffed grouper are some of the local favorites.</p> <p>After dinner, do not forget to try their famous Key Lime Pie or a glass of dessert wine.</p>
Beachcomber Bar and Grill, on the premises of Island Beachcomber Hotel, is a good option for guests exploring this side of the island; it is 2.4 miles to the west of Charlotte Amalie. Though they're broadly known for food with eclectic flair, this potential favorite boasts about their appetizers and barbecue. <p>This restaurant features a menu typical of any International all-day dining spot. Fill up on eggs, pancakes, or french toast with a steaming cup of coffee, or even a mimosa on the side before heading out to explore the region. Then, return for lunch or where you will find a selection of your favorite appetizers like nachos, conch fritters, and fried mozzarella sticks to start of your meal of a sandwich, salad, hamburger, or grill platter.</p>
Sails, a part of Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas, is found in the northeastern part of Cowpet Bay, a neighborhood in East End; 0.7 miles to the southeast of Red Hook. Not only do they have festive fare including eclectic themed dishes and of course hamburgers, but we shouldn't forget they're also known for sandwiches.
Twisted Cork Cafe is located in Frenchtown, a neighborhood on St. Thomas; about a mile (approximately a kilometer and a half) to the west of Charlotte Amalie. When it comes to specialty food with eclectic flair, this local spot will recommend their best: seafood and tapas. <p>Utilizing local produce -- even some plucked fresh from the on-site garden -- and seafood, this spot also bakes all of its breads and desserts daily.</p>
Lobster Grille is on the premises of Bolongo Bay Beach Resort. If you're wondering, Charlotte Amalie is three miles (four and a half kilometers) to the northwest. Fabulously fresh fish and eclectic flair come together for some great dishes at this well-liked place. <p>Breakfast at Lobster Grille ranges from the heavy bananas foster pancakes to a lighter fruit and muffin. The lunch menu is also full of lite offerings like salads and sandwiches, but for dinner the restaurant goes all out. Try one of many lobster dishes, pasta, or a juicy steak.</p>
|Banana Tree Grille||0.6 mi. East of Downtown Charlotte Amalie||Eclectic||(340) 776-4050|
|Beachcomber Bar and Grill||Central St. Thomas||Eclectic||(340) 774-5250|
|Downtown Charlotte Amalie||Eclectic||(340) 776-5674|
|1.6 mi. Northeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie||Eclectic||(340) 777-6050|
|Lobster Grille||2.8 mi. Southeast of Central Charlotte Amalie||Caribbean, Eclectic||(340) 775-1800 ext. 2500|
|Sails||0.7 mi. Southeast of Central Red Hook||Eclectic||(340) 775-3333|
|Twisted Cork Cafe||0.6 mi. West-Southwest of Downtown Charlotte Amalie||Eclectic||(340) 775-2675|
Sometimes, the most satisfying cuisines in the Virgin Islands are those that you find suddenly during your daytime travels. That being said, it doesn't hurt to plan ahead. To learn much more regarding the types of food awaiting you, check out this page.
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