Restaurants-St. John which ones are not to miss?

Feb 24th, 2000, 09:23 AM
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caribtraveler
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Restaurants-St. John which ones are not to miss?

Going to St. John in a couple of days. We are interested in casual dining (not planning on packing dresses, coat/tie, etc.) Would be interested in hearing your dining experiences on the island...good and bad. Thanks!
 
Feb 24th, 2000, 05:10 PM
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We were just there in November. I'm sure you will get a variety of opinions, but here is mine. Paradiso was excellent and upscale. You can eat inside or out. Ellingtons has a great view and decent food. Morgans Mango has one night where there is two for one margaritas of all kinds. Lime Inn has excellent lobster. My favorite, however, was Cafe Roma. It is a nondescript small restaurant on the second floor above a couple of shops, if I remember correctly. A very fun atmosphere, and great pizza. We took one back to our condo for dinner one night. The fishtrap was also good. although I believe overrated. All are casual dress. Have fun, any more questions Email me.
 
Feb 24th, 2000, 06:12 PM
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Yes, I agree with the poster before me. Definitely Paradiso for that special dinner. It's expensive but qutie good. Cafe Roma is also very good, a bit more casual, and more reasonable. I'd say they were my two favorite places. And, best of all, you don't need to dress up for either one.
 
Feb 25th, 2000, 05:10 AM
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No need to pack those dresses, etc. Most everywhere you go is casual. In fact you are not mentioning where you are staying but if you have access to washer/dryer unpack half your stuff. As far as restaurants go, we all have different tastes. To me the Lime Inn, Paradiso and definately take a trip to Skinny Legs in Coral Bay for lunch or supper. The Fish Trap was not my favorite or any of the others that were with me. Cafe Roma is good but depending on where you are from you might find it over-rated for Italian Food. Be sure to check out Billy's (not exactly the correct name), it is on top of the hill by the lumberyard. Great breakfast and it becomes Dinner with Andre for dinner which is excellent. All these places are casual. At Mongoose junction there is a deli that has great sandwiches for taking to the beach or just sitting outside and eating. Go to Woodys for the happy hour. Food not too bad either. Pussers food in not very good but it is a fun place to have a beer or two. Enjoy and let us know how you did when you get back.
 
Mar 7th, 2000, 07:21 AM
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You can't go to St. John and not have a dinner at Chateau Bourdeaux. Make reservation just before sunset. Get there early and have cocktails outside. You will witness views and a sunset that will knock your socks off.

Paradiso is excellent. Great food, great service.

The Lime Inn is very good, but you need to make a reservation as soon as you get there or before you travel to St. John. It's a very popular restaurant. We finally gave up trying to get a reservation and ended up eating dinner at the bar. It was worth it!

Asolare was good, but you need to have an appreciation for Asian sytle food. My partner didn't and wasn't to impressed with the food. A must at this restaurant is there desert, a chocolate pyramid. It's to die for!

We went into town for breakfast at Chilly Billy's. Good food and much cheaper than breakfast at the hotel.

Some of the people that were staying at the same hotel as ours (The Westin) were complaining about Morgan's Mango, not so good we heard.

Everything is casual on St. John and you certainly won't go hungry. Have a great time!
 
Mar 8th, 2000, 04:32 PM
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Do NOT miss Skinny Legs in Coral Bay. Best cheeseburgers and coldest beer on the island.

- Jim
 

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