The finest restaurant within Bluebeard's Castle attracts diners from Charlotte Amalie who come here for the succulent food and a wide-angle hillside view that some patrons, especially after a few drinks, have described as mystical. The intimate (40-seat) restaurant is outfitted in tones of burgundy and green, with floor-to-ceiling windows that sweep westward over the sunset, the harborfront of Charlotte Amalie, and as far away as the airport. There's a small-scale bar on the premises (the kind of five-stool bar that's appropriate for an aperitif, but not as an all-night hangout).
Your meal might begin with steamed littleneck clams in either white- or red wine-based Provençal sauce; spanakopita, or spinach pie, as you might remember it tasting in Greece; grilled portobello mushrooms with goat cheese; or dolmades, stuffed vine leaves with dill and sun-dried tomatoes. Main courses feature lots of fresh fish, including an excellent version of yellowfin tuna, with teriyaki and ginger sauce; and locally caught lobster prepared Thermidor-style. Carnivores will enjoy the tender, succulent filet steak with peppercorn sauce. The chef is especially proud of the pork Marsala, simmered in butter with mushrooms, Marsala wine, and cream.
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- says Best of the Virgin Islands 2008