For many moons now, this quintessential beach bar/restaurant on the sands of Dickenson Bay has been the little engine that could, cooking up delicious food and delivering barefoot-beachy ambiance almost around the clock. With a jaunty thatched roof and an earthy flagstone floor, the Coconut Grove would be a Caribbean cliché if not for its creative French-inspired Caribbean and international dishes, prepared with aplomb by a French chef. Another shocker: This old-timer has leapfrogged many a fancier spot with the introduction of a heart-healthy vegetarian menu (vegetable stir-fries, curry chickpeas), to complement the Siboney hotel's wellness program. In truth, the menu is all over the map, in a good way, from pub fare like burgers and Buffalo wings to steaks, grilled catch of the day, and pastas to island dishes such as curry chicken, jerk pork, and coconut shrimp. The specialty of the house, and rightly so, is the lobster thermidor, simmered in the chef's hearty mustard-brandy cream sauce. Coconut Grove multitasks as a breakfast spot (eggs, pancakes, saltfish), a cocktail lounge, a breezy sunset idyll—and on Sunday afternoons it becomes beach barbecue central.
Siboney Beach Club, Dickenson Bay
Our Rating Neighborhood Dickenson Bay Hours Daily 7am–11pm Phone 268/462-1538 Prices Main courses $32–$85 lunch, $60–$105 dinner Cuisine Type CARIBBEAN/INTERNATIONAL Web site Coconut Grove
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