This 2013 marriage of superstars installed the island’s best restaurant in one of the island’s most beautiful locations: atop the ruins of an 18th-century sugar mill at Caneel Bay resort. It’s a thrilling mashup, where colonial Caribbean meets Frank Lloyd Wright, and yet you feel as if you’re in a technicolor James Bond film. Got that? And did we mention views? Get here for mind-blowing sunsets or to see lights shimmer across the bay in the blue-black night. The food and service are better than ever. Squid-ink linguine comes with diver scallops, broccoli rabe, and a garlic pomodoro sauce. Pork comes three ways: a center-cut loin with fennel, rosemark, and Tuscan kale stuffing; crispy pork belly; and hot Italian sausage in a white bean ragout. Classics like osso buco, house-aged steaks, and Caribbean lobster tail round out the straightforward, but wonderful, menu.
St. John, USVI
St. John, USVI› Restaurant
Caneel Bay, just outside Cruz Bay
Our Rating Neighborhood Cruz Bay Hours Daily 5:30–9pm Phone 340/693-9200 Prices Main courses $38–$46 Cuisine Type Italian Web site ZoZo’s Ristorante Other Reservations recommended