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Essenza at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas

4.2
55 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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With every part of the dining experience we hope to leave our guests with the Essenza (Essence) of what matters to us: delicious, rustic Italian fare served in an unforgettably beautiful landscape. Whether it’s a dish featuring locally sourced seafood or prosciutto imported directly from Parma, Essenza offers familiar Italian dishes crafted and served to feel like home, paired with a superb selection of wines and pristine cocktails.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Open daily for dinner, 6pm-12am
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Phone number
(340) 775-3333 ext. 8128
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Valet parking is complimentary
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2
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4.0
food
4.0
service
4.3
ambience
3.5
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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0
Dined on August 17, 2017

Food was average, at best. Service was very food and accomodaring. Menu selection quite limited

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0
Dined on August 5, 2017

Stayed at Ritz St Thomas for a week long vacation with my wife and daughters (24 and 22). We ate primarily on site and the food here was terrific. Thought a little pricey esp wine list. But it is the Ritz. Overall a wonderful restaurant. Limoncello terrific

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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0
Dined on July 15, 2017

The service was impeccable and the food delicious! We did not take advantage of the patio seating, but enjoyed the ambiance in the main dining room.

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vipfoodie1 (Houston)
3.0
Dined on July 4, 2017

We were disappointed to find out that they no longer served the lasagna, which was the best! Very limited menu and not a lot of pasta on the menu which is what you would expect at an Italian restaurant. So we ordered the pizza which was good.

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vipEEH17 (Atlantic City)
2.0
Dined on June 17, 2017

For being a Ritz Carlton restaurant I thought the food was subpar. Since it is an Italian restaurant I thought I would order the pasta with seafood in a light tomato sauce. I should have ordered something else. The pasta was not cooked properly and the seafood did not seem fresh at all. The sauce was light but only because it seemed watered down. Seems like my dish had been made a few hours ago. Overall I was highly disappointed in this Ritz Carlton restaurant.

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Susanguts88 (Caribbean)
1.0
Dined on June 13, 2017

The restaurant was dirty. The menu had stains on it. The seat cushions at the bar were ripped. And my meal was not cooked. I'm just shocked that this restaurant was in a Ritz Carlton

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vipOhgeorge (Tampa)
4.0
Dined on May 19, 2017

Dined twice, both times for dinner. We deemed the food very good, but not always to our personal taste but cannot downgrade it for that. For example, we prefer our pasta al dente and theirs is more done. We like our sauces a tad lighter, theirs a a bit heavier, but that we deemed a matter of taste. Pasta is made daily on a pasta table set up in the foyer. We had a specialty of the day one evening, ravioli stuffed with veal and ricotta cheese, that was heavenly. It was worthy of a top grade from Michelin. Front of the house under Kathleen, on one evening, and Manu, on the other, was attentive and friendly. Understanbly, locals who were servers not that knowledgeable about Italian cuisine. Kudos to both Manu and Katheeen for keeping matters top-shelf RC with staff drawn from the island. If you're accustomed to Babbo, Felidia, Il Mulino, etc. fare from NYC, this is not quite it, but more than acceptable and much to our liking. Chatting with the Chef before ordering always helps.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0
Dined on May 17, 2017

The food was cooked perfectly! Branzino was grilled to perfection. They knew we were celebrating our anniversary and bought champagne to our table complementary!
Wonderful service and lovely view by the water!

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vipJJJJJjJj (Milwaukee)
5.0
Dined on April 28, 2017

Fettuccine was really good with sausage and mushroom, also try the meat and cheese starter, very good!

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MJ84 (Miami)
5.0
Dined on April 10, 2017

Great food and dining experience. We ate outside with a beautiful view of the moon shining on the water & had friendly, knowledgeable service. The chef went table to table introducing himself & chatting, which was very nice. The food was fantastic & prepared exactly as we ordered, we had the rabbit, the pork chop & a scallop pizza. The restaurant is simple in decor but beautiful & a warm environment in which to dine.

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