Mirador by Chef Benny
Pretty underwhelming experience here. The location and views are awesome. The ambiance and decor is classy and nice as well. Server was nice and friendly as well. But unfortunately we were here for a nice dinner. The ceviche with plantain chips was decent, although not a whole lot going on and was pretty small (have had ceviche/tuna tartare/poke type dishes with my wife all over the place and this would rank in the bottom half). The green papaya salad was pretty good, probably my favorite from our lineup, decent flavors, etc. Then came our entrees. My wife's fettuccine (made fresh daily) was basically flavorless - now it wasn't rosemary pasta or something like that, but fresh pasta has more flavor, and it was a bit soft as well, just didn't have the consistency we were expecting. It wasn't bad, and I'm sure they did make it fresh, but it just wasn't great. The pomodoro sauce was non-existent, and the meatball was solid, but I don't think the fact that it was "Wagyu" made much difference over other solid meatballs. I got the catch of the day which was Wahoo, and it was okay, fish was cooked rare/medium rare and it was solid, but nothing to write home about. And it came with Asian fried rice and vegetables. The rice was pretty salty, too salty, and I don't mind salt and I love fried rice. So that was a bit of a letdown. The fish didn't have any great distinct flavor, so because I didn't love the rice as well... was just a sort of meh entree. So overall, location and view from up on the hill to the water was incredible, very nice decor, good people, just thought the food was not great for the price. If it was 1/5 the price at a waterfront bar that are a dime a dozen on STT, all good. So partially this pretty critical review is because the price point of this place sets a very high bar, and it didn't reach it. Not really even close. We went to Pesce in Red Hook the next night and that meal blew this one out of the water (good, fresh pasta), at 2/3 the price too!
Good morning, Thank you for your review. We are sorry that you were underwhelmed by your experience here with us. We apologize and are taking all of your critiques into consideration & fixing them immediately. Hopefully in the future we will have the chance to change your mind!
Wonderful food! Our favorite restaurant on the trip to St. Thomas! Creative and fresh preparations.
Good Morning Kristina! Thank you so much for your 5 star review! It is our main goal to be the "favorite" of the vacation :) Hopefully we will see you again in the future & stay safe!
We feel this is one of the most beautiful views on the island. Food was nicely plated & delicious though our food was barely warm with the 4 of us at dinner. We would go back again for another chance.
Good morning Bill, Thank you so much for your review! We have to agree, the view is pretty spectacular :) We apologize about the temperature of your meal and hope that when we see you again, we can earn that 5th star.
Situated along the ocean, options are indoor or outdoor dining.
We chose a seafood ceviche for our appetizer .
Our entrees were lobster tail thermidor. Presented beautifully.
The other entree was homemade fettuccini with Waygo beef meatballs in pomodoro sauce. Luscious.
Great restaurant with a Father/Daughter staff whom are adorable and very good .
Good Morning! Thank you for your review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your dining experience with us!! Hopefully in the future we will get the chance to serve you again!
We did a Sunday Brunch with a party of 4. The staff was friendly and helpful. It was a good meal and the meat omelet was great. I also recommend doing the unlimited mimosa or Bloody Mary. For price if you get two it is worth it. The view was great enabling you to capture some great views of St Thomas and surrounding islands.
Good afternoon! Thank you for your review & we are so happy that you got good pictures of the view! Is there something we could do to improve to earn that 5th star? Hope to see you again in the future.
I was disappointed with the food. It was relatively tasteless and quite expensive.
The view and service are great. I just feel the chef is trying to be exotic rather than providing good tasting, well prepared food.
Truly delightful. Chef Benny sources his ingredients well and cooks a splendid dinner. Service was terrific as well. One of the best restaurants on the island.
Good Afternoon Peter, Thank you so very much for your 5 star review! We are thrilled that you had such a wonderful experience with us an hope that we will see you again in the near future.
Luckily found fresh wahoo as the daily catch. It was absolutely great. Came over a Latin Asian rice with veggies. Awesome. The kitchen got the snapper wrong for my spouse. Corrected it after a while and overcooked it a tad. Waiter was most helpful. Papaya salad was awesome too. Go b4 sunset to see some great views from outside.
This and Prime are our two favorite restaurants on island. We were at Mirador a couple of weeks before they closed and the experience was outstanding. The Fresh Wahoo was amazing, just seared rare. The pork schnitzel was ordered at our server recommendation and was outstanding. Tom, our server also recommended a bottle of Chianti to go with everything and it was delicious. Its the overall experience they excel at here, dining under the stars without being in a hurry, with what could be the best service on the island, both from a technical side and a personal side. The recommendations that Tom shares are always very good. This trip it was the re-opening of Zozo via ferry to some cay, we went the next day. Great dinner experience, enjoy a bottle of wine, receive outstanding service from Tom and you have a great night out!
Excellent food that is incorporating different cultures. Highly recommend trying this when you are in St Thomas. The Mahi Mahi and the chocolate mousse were definite highlights. The view is gorgeous.
Thank you so much! We appreciate you coming to MIrador while visiting St Thomas and sharing your review.
Over priced steak, small portion and the Thermador was good
Good evening Peter, We apologize that you were this disappointed with your dinner. The steak is a 7 ounce Wagyu Filet Mignon. service a 2? We would love some more information to help us improve.
Another amazing meal with Chef Benny at Mirador. the wagyu Filet is so tender it just melts in. your mouth. Service outstanding the recommendations from the staff are right on. This is one of our favorite restaurants on the island. The views are amazing and they a have one of the better wine lists on the island. Obviously not for everyone :)
Thank you for the continued support and we appreciate the word of mouth you give us around the island!
We keep coming back for more and every time we leave very happy. The overall experience is very important here. Not being in a rush makes all the difference. Bottle of wine, an appetizer, split the salad and then dinner. Did I mention the chocolate mousse? It is the total experience that we cherish here. This is not the restaurant to order only entrees and then sit and wait for your food. We recommend ordering a bottle of wine and enjoying the show. Service here is outstanding, as good or better than anywhere on the island, they work as a team and it shows in the results. Highly recommend this restaurant to our friends and family.
We appreciate the kinds words and look forward to your next visit!
The best thing about Mirador is the fantastic, peaceful view. The 6 of us were so excited to see the restaurant open after Agave Terrace closed a few years back. Sadly our dinner experience was very disappointing. We first ordered drinks and got off to a bad start right away. My husband ordered a Belvedore martini shaken over ice with no vermouth. My husband was very specific on wanting just vodka with NO vermouth. But he brought it with vermouth anyway. When my husband brought it to Tom's attention, Tom was annoyed and unapologetic and brought him a new drink 25 minutes later. Others decided to also order vodka shaken over ice. They charge $14 a drink (not that bad) but then another $4 per drink to have it shaken over ice. (6 drinks shaken over ice =$24 for ice- really!) Our waiter also asked if we would like still or bubbly water. We chose "still" not realizing it was $9 a bottle. Tap was not an option. There were 6 of us and the waiter kept bringing more water and pouring it into our glasses without asking. 4 bottles of still water- $36! Our waiter Tom was quite rude. Two in our party ordered pork schnitzel ($32). It was rather dry so they asked for some sauce that often accompanies schnitzel. Tom was condescending and quite adamant that no sauce ever comes with schnitzel. About midway through our dinner Tom was gone and there was just a "runner" taking care of us. Although most of the food was good, and the setting is beautiful we will not be returning to Mirador. It's not worth the rude staff (TOM) or the high prices that drove bad value.
Huge disappointment, had such high hopes. The waiter was so arrogant, when we asked for tap water he said “suit yourself”, then we were charged TWENTY SEVEN dollars for bottled water anyway! Drinks and apps were great and the view is amazing, but the entrees left a lot to be desired. Dry curry chicken, odd tasting wahoo and fatty/gamey short rib. We are not a picky group and are not prone to complaining, but this was awful. Even with a gift certificate and two entrees taken off, it was $350...including the water we didn’t drink. You can do much better on St. Thomas.
We are very sorry you did not enjoy your visit to Mirador. We strive to provide outstanding service and food and obviously we feel short. We wish you the best on your visit to St Thomas.
Had a nice Sunday brunch. Menu was standard breakfast fare pancakes, omelets, bennys and a couple lunch type dishes. We had the frittata and an omelet. Both were enjoyable.
We appreciate you visiting Mirador while on St Thomas and hope to see you again!
Terrible (and extremely overpriced) Valentine’s Day dinner - $125 per person and they lied at the front desk saying gratuity was included.
Also, very small portions, completely melted dessert, and my steak was overcooked. I would never come back - worst $370 dinner of my life.
We are so sorry you did not enjoy your Valentine's Day dinner at Mirador. Any more details would be greatly appreciated because we try very hard to get it right. Ambience a 1 and service a 2, we would love to hear more. Thank you for taking the time to review us.
We have been frequent visitors and love this restaurant. The views, the service and the food. We come enough where we have made past the first two choices and last time the Pork Schnitzel was amazing. Usually get the Fresh Wahoo but switched up and was glad I did. Had a great bottle of wine with dinner and throughly enjoyed our experience again. Highly recommend trying it out.
The kinds words warm our hearts. We truly appreciate your continued support here at Mirador and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
Chef Benny delights every time we go to Mirador. The service is always outstanding, the views amazing. The moon lit water was so beautiful. The fresh wahoo was amazing. We had a wonderful bottle of Chianti that was recommended to us by our server.
It appears this restaurant might not be for everyone. If you enjoy very good food in a beautiful setting, to relax and enjoy yourself, this is the restaurant for you.
We really appreciate the kind words and continued support. We love serving you all!
Great food and staff. A wonderful place. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Good morning Bryan, We appreciate your comments and can’t wait to see you again!
Booked a reservation and they gave it to someone else. They gave us attitude saying “no reservation, no table setting, we’re getting ready for closing”. So we got a subpar table and bad service right off the bat.
Also, not sure if Chef Benny had a night off, but the food was typical and not worth the high price we paid.
Not happy with the experience and would highly suggest another restaurant if you are in the area for a night.
We apologize you did not enjoy your visit to Mirador. We will use your review constructively. As you can see your experience is not the norm..... thankfully :). We would hope you give us another try again in the future.
View is magnificent.
Overall dining experience was very good. Greeted before we entered and seated promptly. Waiter was there immediately and was attentive throughout. The entire staff tries very hard and takes a lot of pride in what they do. Very unusual in our experience in the islands.
Lobster ravioli was a nice starter. Lots of flavor and unexpected tastes. Papaya salad was ok. Really would prefer a green salad on the menu. We had the Mahi and short rib for entrees. Both were good and a lot of thought and effort goes into them. Neither was memorable and would try another dish next time. The tiramisu was a good ending albeit very undersized for the price. My only negative would be the $9 charge for still water.
Good morning! We appreciate the critique and will share your comments with the Chef. We appreciate you visiting us and we will try very hard for the 5th star on your next visit. Perhaps the fresh Wahoo and the Schnitzel? See you soon!
Beautiful spot food excellent well presented service very attentive
We appreciate the kind words and the 5 stars! We look forward to serving you again in the future.
This was our theirs time here and it is good. The service was very good and the staff are personable. The cocktails were done well. The food was good but not as great as last time. It wouldn’t preclude a return visit.
We will strive for that 5th star on your next visit and look forward to seeing you and earning it.
The view our table was incredible, food fabulous as well as the service.
Thank you TraP, We look forward to your return! The expectations are high now and we must deliver :)
Everything was excellent specially the food, restaurant deserves Michelin stars.
Thank you Susan! We appreciate you visiting us while on St Thomas and for the very kind words. Benny was very happy with your comment :)
Excellent Menu, Food and Service. Tom was a great waiter and the view from the terrace was wonderful. Enjoyed the Lamb and the Lobster dishes.
Good evening Jan (dc) We appreciate you visiting Mirador while on St Thomas. We love to hear how much you enjoyed yourselves and we hope to see you in the future!
This restaurant was new to us although years ago we had been to this same location when it was called Agave Terrace. The view is stunning and the setting just beautiful. Our amuse bouche was very good and the Green Papaya salad delicious and creative. We really enjoyed the Olive-Rosemary Johnny Cakes served with our entrées. My husband had the Local Caribbean Fish (Catch if the Day) which was Wahoo over Asian rice and he thought it was very tasty. I had the Thai Shrimp which was good but a little disappointing. The shrimp seemed a little overcooked as did the rice mixture it was served upon. The service was extraordinary here. Tom was very gracious and knowledgeable and is one of the best. He had his daughter assisting him the night we were there and she was very good as well. Since my husband loved his entrée so much, the other things I ate were very good, the service wonderful and the view so beautiful, I would go back and try it again. If it were only based on the Thai Shrimp entrée I would not.
Beautiful view, great service, very personable and romantic! We will definitely go back.
Good evening Ninah, We look forward to seeing you again! Thank for sharing your experience at Mirador.
We loved having creative cuisine in a tropical setting —with a view! Five of us traded delicious bites of local favorites prepared by the capable chefs. Green papaya salad was made remarkable and refreshing with unexpected Ingredient combinations; fresh local wahoo was done to perfection over island spiced rice and vegetables. The curry chicken got raves as did the lobster ravioli, crunchy inside a tender skin. Our waiter had great suggestions. Service was a bit slow at times but they were very busy. Easy feel to everything: warm ambience and terrific dining experience.
Good morning Amulet, Thank you for visiting Mirador while on St Thomas. We appreciate your business very much and are pleased you enjoyed yourselves. Sunday night was surprisingly one of our busiest nights since opening in March. We look forward to your second visit to Mirador!
Amazing views and the service to match but the food is so full of flavors. We have been here a dozen times and it is now our favorite restaurant to go out to dinner at. A little pricey with a great wine list. We really like it a lot. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a great dining experience and not be in a rush.
Good morning, We are so glad you continue to return and truly enjoy the experience we attempt to offer. Your wine selections are spot on and we appreciate the input. We are looking forward to your next visit with the updated list.
If you’re staying in point pleasant, the convenience is unbeatable. For the price- the entrees were cold, the filet was chewy, pasta dry. It wasn’t terrible, but just ok. The waiter was phenomenal, very personable, friendly etc. it was just the price versus ambiance and food quality didn’t seem to all match up
We are so sorry you were not thrilled with your experience at Mirador. We will share your comments with the Chef and work to improve our operation. We appreciate you visiting Mirador while on St Thomas and we hope to see you again in the future.
Amazing view, delicious food and great service!!!!!
Good morning Dr Massey, You make us blush! We so look forward to seeing you again. Thank you :)
The food was very flavorful and fresh. It was a beautiful setting and a great representation of high quality Caribbean cuisine.
So grateful for your kind words and hope to see you very soon at Mirador!
Great presentation and quality. We arrived at night time but a day light view from the patio would be spectacular.
Wagu meatballs were superb and we also had an amazing fish special
Thank you Robert, We appreciate the nice review and hope to be able to serve you again in the near future. The Wahoo is our favorite fish also.
My wife and I dined at Mirador on January 2, 2020 based on a recommendation from a business owner in Charlotte Amalie and we are so glad we did!
Located on the east end of the St. Thomas, USVI, the Mirador outdoor dining patio has one of, if not the finest, views on the island. It is situated high on a steep hillside overlooking Water Bay and Coki Point. We made our reservation for 5:30pm so we could enjoy the sunset and waning light and we were not disappointed.
Our waiter, Tom, was jovial and knowledgeable about the menu and options as well as the island and the entire VI region. He was up to speed on dietary needs as well which is always helpful with my wife's celiacs which makes gluten a big no-no. Chef Benny made a couple of beautifully executed custom variations on the appetizer and her entree. She ordered the blackened mahi and I had the wahoo both of which were FRESH off the boat. DELICIOUS!
If you are looking for a top notch venue with top notch food and service then Mirador fits the bill. You will pay a bit more than at other restaurants but it is well worth it!
Good morning Henry, It was our pleasure to serve you and your wife. Chef Benny was very pleased with your comments. We appreciate you visiting us and we look forward until the next time. See you soon!
Our new year’s eve dinner was delicious— tasty food with great presentation—but I felt it was over priced on the whole. The surf and turf entree with accompanying courses was perhaps closest to the price paid, but the mahi was not. Perhaps including one glass of wine or champagne per entree would have made it all more worth the price.
Our service was impeccable— great staff!
We have visited before and we look forward to returning every time. New Years Eve dinner was outstanding. Wagyu Filet and Lobster with a Lava Cake for dessert. Amazing experience. Service was outstanding with three people waiting on us. We highly recommend this restaurant when on St Thomas and we look forward to returning and seeing Chef Benny!
Thank you again for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again in a few weeks. Travel safely!
This is our new favorite restaurant. We just had an early new year's eve dinner and it was amazing. The flavors throughout the meal were amazing. White Truffle Butter with the bread...omg! Wagyu Filet and Lobster! The Lava cake with homemade vanilla ice cream sealed the deal.
Dinner is not inexpensive but we think worth every penny. Service was performed as a team and it was excellent. The wine list is superb! We will definitely be returning and will recommend Chef Benny to everyone.
Good Morning Azula, We are so glad you have enjoyed yourself. Your review makes us smile. Thank you for your support i n 2019 and looking forwards to seeing you in 2020!
The location is beautiful, the quality and taste of the food was excellent and the service is outstanding. We tried several appetizers and main courses, all of which were spot on. Most unusual was the one thing I will remember most was the home made bread and truffle butter. It's on a different level. The only negative I can say is that we didnt realize there is no dedicated parking at the restaurant. You have to go down a hill to park and walk back up. If you have anyone in your party who has issues with walking, be sure to drop them off at the entrance. We did a dinner and went back for Sunday brunch. Both were ere excellent. 100% Will return on our next trip back
Good Day! We are very pleased with your kind words and appreciate you visiting us while on St Thomas. Great advice on the hills and could not agree more about the butter! We look forward to your return visit sooner rather then later.
Mirador by Chef Benny is rated 4.3 stars by 134 OpenTable diners.
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