From this cliff-side perch at Bluebeard's Castle Hotel, watch cruise ships dock and the city lights twinkle while you dine. Elegant but casual, this open-air restaurant serves hotel guests as well as others who come just for the food. Although it is located in the large hotel, the restaurant has an intimate feeling. Entrees such as bacon-wrapped horseradish shrimp, lobster tempura, garlic lime mahi-mahi, and sesame-seared tuna are among the house specialties. Save room for desserts such as Godiva chocolate brownies, key lime pie and caramelized banana raviolis.
Greengo's Caribbean Cantina is a restaurant and bar located in the Charlotte Amalie area of St.Thomas serving Mexican food infused with Caribbean flavors. The interiors are vibrant and lively, featuring wall hangings, well-spaced seating areas, and walls painted with cartoons. The Dos Tostadas, Enchilada-style Burrito, and Greengo Beans being some of the restaurant's specialties are some of the must-try dishes here. Do try their cocktails, especially the El Verano, Salty Senorita and Caribarita which are some of their bestsellers. They also have an on-site tequila club where you can savor of the best local and Mexican tequila varieties.
Virgilio's is the island's most loved Italian restaurant. Tucked away in an old building in the Charlotte Amalie shopping district, the exposed red brick walls and white tablecloths set the stage for a lovely lunch or dinner. The fare is Northern Italian in style, with subtle seasonings and exquisite presentations. Pasta comes in dozens of varieties, with the seafood and linguine a delight. Try the Chicken Limone, a chicken breast in a lemon butter sauce, or the Osso Bucco. Save room for dessert. The tiramisu is to die for.
Head up the hill above Subbase for lunch, dinner and see-forever views at this very popular restaurant. The island's business community loves to dine here, so you may overhear some of the hottest St. Thomas news. Seafood is the specialty, with dishes taking their cue from the Caribbean. Try the Lobster Montserrat, chunks of lobster served in a creamy sauce. Carnivores might prefer the seasoned pork chops or curried chicken. The Key Lime Pie is delicious.
The Green House is always happening, especially when the U.S. Navy pulls into port. Located across the busy main road from the waterfront, this restaurant sits in the heart of the Charlotte Amalie shopping district. Open to the sea breezes, the tables at the front offer harbor views. A full menu of Caribbean and American specialties make this restaurant especially popular with cruise ship passengers. Burgers, steaks, lobsters, salads, plus local choices like conch fritters, mango-banana chicken, and Jamaican jerk ribs round out the menu. Daily happy hours attract big crowds.
Set in a pastel green building, this soft shade dominates the entire tea room with local artwork, vintage furniture and tea paraphernalia adorning it. E's Garden Teahouse is a great spot for those who love their tea as they have a wide variety of loose teas and imported varieties. They are also a popular breakfast haunt in the locality. Nosh on quiches, sandwiches, soups and homemade cakes. Take a sip of their beverages served in bone china. You can even buy some tea merchandise from their retail section.
No matter how many times you eat at Bili Restaurant, it still manages to surprise you each time. Set by the coast on the island of Vieques, a warm, friendly vibe fills this restaurant making it an absolute joy to dine here. Take a seat inside the charming space or dine at the outdoor location with a great view of the sea and the warm Caribbean breeze blowing through your hair. The menu boasts a blend of Latin and Puerto Riccan delicacies prepared using fresh, local ingredients. From the Traditional Puertorican Pork Chops and Snapper Filet to the Seafood Paella and the signature Skirt Steak, everything on the menu guarantees to have you taste-buds break into a tingling frenzy.
Bananas has some of the best food on the Vieques Island, including charbroiled New York sirloin, barbecue back ribs, and marinated boneless breast of chicken. Slightly more exotic main dishes might include the grilled Jamaican-style jerk chicken or the lemon chicken sautéed in butter and wine. You could also opt for the grilled fresh catch of the day served with lemon butter. The chef is also known for his pizzas and sandwiches are available at lunch, including grilled chicken and fresh fish.
Located in breezy Esperanza, Duffy's is a laidback beach shack owned by Mikey Duffy. This place is constantly overflowing with tourists and peckish sunbathers who need to replenish during afternoons after sightseeing. Duffy's serves excellent Fried Calamari, fried snappers and tuna wraps, besides also serving a handful of American fare such as burgers and shrimp and grits. For those who are here for the drinks can try their famous Bloody Mary's that are known to pack quite a punch.
This is the newest restaurant within the Casitas Village and Golden Door Spa (Las). The interior sports a colorful decor that will delight your senses. Start with fried curried calamari in a lemon grass vinaigrette or steamed garlic clams flavored with a cilantro lemon sauce. The main courses have some culinary magic, as exemplified by the seafood mofongo, a medley of lobster, shrimp, octopus and scallops, one of the most traditional dishes on the menu. Live Maine lobsters are flown in, or you might opt for a seared sea bass with grilled vegetables. Desserts are must if you have any room left!
This open-air harborside pub sees a good cross section of St. Thomas locals and tourists sitting at the tables with their breakfast, lunch, dinner or late-night drinks. The menu is simple but tasty with items like ribs, salads, burgers, grilled chicken as well as a fresh catch of the day. Don't forget to try the Flying Fish Sandwich; it's crunchy heaven served on a soft bun. After work, crowds gather for drinks and camaraderie at the restaurant's bar.