Contemporary Cuisine in the USVI

During your travels through the Virgin Islands, expect to have the privilege of deciding between a diverse set of quick-service, sit-down, and fine dining establishments. Guests who already have plans to eat contemporary food should check out the various establishments serving this favorite. And luckily, guests will have access to several restaurants serving this style.

With plenty of variety, from the fine dining backdrop at La Tapa to the crave-inducing dinner and lunch at Beach Side Cafe, you could encounter a dish with all the right flavors.

The following list allows you to read more about the restaurants in the Virgin Islands that satisfy cravings for contemporary cuisine. For each restaurant, you can click its name to read more about its specialties, style, and what you can do nearby.

Tavern On The Waterfront

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

Tavern On The Waterfront

Tavern On The Waterfront is located in downtown Charlotte Amalie, in the heart of Charlotte Amalie. This is a popular choice, particularly because they offer beautiful dishes served in a setting that stands out amongst the fare from street vendors and snack bars. <p>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.</p>

Turtle Bay Estate House

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

Located on the outskirts of Cruz Bay, a half mile northeast of the "downtown" area, Turtle Bay Estate House is on the same premises as Caneel Bay Resort, and is a viable option for travelers thinking about visiting this neighborhood or the surrounding area. As soon as you walk in, you're in for a refined dining experience that stands out amongst pub grub and beachy eats. <p>On its own, Turtle Bay Estate House is cozy and romantic, but for an even more intimate setting, dining is available on the patio and veranda, as well as in the wine room.</p>

La Tapa

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

La Tapa

La Tapa is located within downtown Cruz Bay, near the middle of Cruz Bay. Visitors that are in the mood for tapas will wholly like dining here during a trip to downtown Cruz Bay. <p>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.</p>

Ocean Grill

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

Located in downtown Cruz Bay, Ocean Grill is a part of Mongoose Junction, and is a logical choice for you to consider if you're thinking about visiting this neighborhood. Fresh fish from the Virgin Islands' coasts and contemporary cuisine come together for some great dishes at this well-liked place. <p>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."</p>

Beach Side Cafe

St. Croix | (340) 772-1266

Beach Side Cafe

Beach Side Cafe, part of Sand Castle on the Beach, is a good option for you to consider if you're going to spend time visiting this side of the island; it's three quarters of a mile (one and a quarter kilometers) to the south-southwest of Frederiksted. Does your whole family love comfort food? If this describes your cravings, there's no shame in it being the one stop that you'll each love for a different reason. <p>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.</p>

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
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

You can't plan for it, but sometimes the best restaurants in the Virgin Islands are those that you happen upon while walking the streets near your hotel. But, having a couple of nice-looking restaurants in your agenda, 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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