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The Terrace Restaurant

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3 FA Cruz Bay Quarter, Cruz Bay 00830, St. John
+1 340-779-8550
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Chestertown, Maryland
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with my 10 and 12 yr olds and wifey. Tip: go early (530 PM) for the best seating on the rail: awesome to watch sunset on Cruz Bay and watch all the crazy people in heart of downtown. If you're lucky like us, we even got 1 of 2 spots for parking in front of place. Apps were top... More 

Thank Fred D
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We hadn't eaten at The Terrace before we were pleased with it. View is great overlooking CRUZ bay and all of the boats. Chicken was perfectly cooked. My daughter loved her mussels and my other daughter said it was the best filet mignon she has ever had. Only downside - very limited options for people with allergies but we did... More 

Thank KathieJohnson
Boston, Massachusetts
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173 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lots of stairs to climb, but there's both a warm welcome at the top as well as a warm greeting. try for a seat "on the rail," as they call it. Better views of the harbor, but not by much. Food was excellent, which is not always the case with a restaurant located on the edge of a busy touristy... More 

Thank Rchard PB B
rhode island
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Mahdi Mahdi was on a bed of delicious greens, sprouts & peas. Fish tasted like just off the boat & not overwhelmed but enhanced with the othe flavors on the dish. This chef is talented!

Thank sngvin
Sarasota, Florida
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely a restaurant we will return to. This place had it all. Good food, service and view. This is what u would expect if u are looking for an upscale Caribbean dinning experience. We also like that it is in walking distance of shops, casino and bars. I liked that you did not feel rushed in any way. The staff... More 

Thank Kent929
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food at the Terrace was fabulous. The chef is so creative mixing tastes and textures of the fresh fish and vegetables. This is a dinning experience that should not be missed. Jeff, our server was friendly and attentive. He assisted us with our wine choice and suggested some excellent dishes. A great place for an outstanding meal

Thank Ekkoest
Lacey, Washington
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restraunt is on the beach and provides a fantastic view (especially at sunset). We had the steak which was wonderfully prepared and had great potatoes with it. One serving was more then enough for my wife and I. The key lime mango dessert is a must have.

Thank dtwarning
Rehoboth, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All aspects of service ,drink and food were outstanding. Highly recommend the muscles ( best on isl and I've had them all) and oysters Rockefeller .

Thank MarShelly508
Hudson, Ohio
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Terrace has a little bit of a view of Caneel bay. But, the food makes up for that! I loved the lamb and totally would recommend this to anyone you loves meat! This restaurant has tons of it! I recommend this to anyone!

Thank g-ditty200
Leland, Michigan
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife, son I and got there around 5 and sat at the bar. Ordered oysters, mussels and a cheese plate along with a bottle of wine that was on happy hour special. Food was great and so was service. Stayed at bar and ordered foie gras and another app that were both wonderful. View was great too. Would definitely... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 50
French, Caribbean, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 FA Cruz Bay Quarter, Cruz Bay 00830, St. John
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Cruz Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 340-779-8550
French inspired fine dining and fine wines. Located on the waterfront in Cruz Bay, between Grande Bay Resort and Wharfside Village. Bar opens nightly at 4:30 for our fresh oyster happy hour, restaurant opens at 5:30. Open 7 days. Reservations recommended

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