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Banana Tree Grille

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Banana Tree Grille Review

The eagle's-eye view of the Charlotte Amalie harbor from this breeze-cooled restaurant is as fantastic as the food. Linen tablecloths, china, and silver place settings combine with subdued lighting to make an elegant space. To start, try the flamed-grilled oysters or crispy calamari dipped in tangy lemon aioli. The signature dish here—and worthy of its fame—is a grass-fed pasture-raised filet mignon topped with plump shrimp and served with velvety Bearnaise sauce and fresh asparagus. Arrive before 6 pm to watch the cruise ships depart from the harbor while you enjoy a drink at the bar.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Bluebeard's Castle, Bluebeard's Hill, 1331 Estate Taamburg, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
  • Phone: 340/776–4050
  • Website:
  • Location: Charlotte Amalie

    Restaurant Details

  • Reservations essential.
  • Closed Mon. No lunch.
Updated: 03-04-2014

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    Banana Tree Grille Review

    BTG is a favorite with both vistors and locals. The view is superb, the staff is so attentive, and the food consistently very good. Go; just go.

    by gracie207, 7/1/10
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    Great choice!

    Each time we dine at Banana Tree Grille, it seems to be better than the last. Terrific food, elegant island ambiance and no complaints whatsoever about the service. Agree with the reviewers who love the brie appetizer and the fabulous view and would add my vote for the key lime pie.

    by Beacher27, 12/20/07
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    Go for the view, not the food

    Disappointing dining experience after much build up. Very pricey. The well written menu promises creative combinations with sumptuous ingredients but the end product just didn't deliver. Location is excellent, a "must see" view and the open air dining is fun but the food was better on paper than on the palate.

    by saintthomasbound, 5/6/07
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    One of the best

    This was a very classy restaurant and would have been a perfect evening but for the attitude of the waitress. The 1st contact was great but something or someone ticked her off and it affected our service the rest of the evening. Still, a don't miss restaurant in our opinion.

    by crawf220, 2/19/07

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