Contemporary Cuisine in the USVI

While staying in the Virgin Islands, you'll be able to sample a delicious array of restaurants and other dining options. When your preference is contemporary food, you won't want to miss the various establishments offering this cuisine on the menu. And luckily, guests will have access to more than enough restaurants of this theme.

From the fine dining backdrop at Knox and Ollie's to the inviting dinner service at Ocean 362, there is a choice for every visitor and even for that special night you're planning.

The list below allows you to pursue the many places at which to sample contemporary eats. For each of the options, click to read the full article about its ambiance, locale, dress code, and more.

Beach Side Cafe

St. Croix | (340) 772-1266

Beach Side Cafe

Beach Side Cafe is a part of Sand Castle on the Beach. In case you're wondering, Frederiksted is three quarters of a mile (one and a quarter kilometers) to the north-northeast. Tourists who are compelled to eat comfort food will particularly love dining here during a visit to St. Croix.

Picture yourself looking out onto the horizon from your beach side table and you'll find yourself transported to this cafe. The setting is that of a beautiful, open air, seaside terrace with a romantic setting.

Ocean Grill

Downtown Cruz Bay, St. John | (340) 693-3304

Ocean Grill, a part of Mongoose Junction, is situated in downtown Cruz Bay, in the heart of Cruz Bay. Beautiful seafood and contemporary flavors get along famously at this favorite dining option.

The Ocean Grill offers two very different menus throughout the day. On the lunch menu you will find quick and easy entrees like tacos, hamburgers, and sandwiches. As the sun begins to set and the kitchen switches to dinner, you will find a menu that features lobster tail, grilled local fish seared in Asian and Caribbean flavors, described by the restaurant itself as "contemporary with a Caribbean flair."

Turtle Bay Estate House

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

Located toward the outskirts of Cruz Bay, a half mile northeast of the downtown area, Turtle Bay Estate House is on the premises of Caneel Bay Resort, and is a viable choice worth considering if you're thinking about spending some time seeing this neighborhood. When you walk in, expect fancy, fine foods in a setting for special occasions requiring something beyond so-called beach eats.

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

Tavern On The Waterfront

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

Tavern On The Waterfront

Tavern On The Waterfront is found within downtown Charlotte Amalie, near the middle of Charlotte Amalie. The style and service here is definitely a step above, which means diners who aren't opposed to splurging on contemporary food should make the trip.

Unique in its offerings of modern cuisine with a polish twist, some menu items at Tavern on the Water include Jumbo Vegetable Pot Pie, Pan-Fried Pork Cutlet, and Filet Mignon with Roasted Shallots.

Ocean 362

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

Set in downtown Cruz Bay, Ocean 362 is a popular choice for people thinking about visiting this neighborhood or nearby. Beautiful seafood and contemporary fare are an outstanding combo at this friendly, fine foods restaurant.

To help set the tone of this elegant restaurant, Ocean 362 does not permit children under the age of five to dine in.

contemporary Restaurants
Name Location Island Type Phone Number
Beach Side Cafe 0.7 mi. South-Southwest of Central Frederiksted St. Croix Contemporary (340) 772-1266
Knox and Ollie's 0.7 mi. Southeast of Central downtown Cruz Bay St. John Contemporary, Eclectic, International (340) 693-3499
La Tapa Downtown Cruz Bay St. John Contemporary, Mediterranean (340) 693-7755
Ocean 362 Downtown Cruz Bay St. John American, Contemporary (340) 776-0001
Ocean Grill Downtown Cruz Bay St. John Caribbean, Contemporary (340) 693-3304
Tavern On The Waterfront Downtown Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas Contemporary, European (340) 776-4328
Thirteen 2.7 mi. West-Northwest of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas Contemporary, International (340) 774-6800
Turtle Bay Estate House 1.0 mi. Northeast of Central downtown Cruz Bay St. John Contemporary (340) 776-6111

Some of the most unique dining options in the Virgin Islands are the ones you find suddenly during your daytime travels. But, noting a handful of nice-looking restaurants on your schedule, may prove valuable later when your stomach's grumbling. To discover more regarding the dining options available to you, check out this page.


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