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Lil' Chef - Prime Seafood & Tapas On The Bay

4.0
4
24 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood

** Please note that Lil' Chef is temporarily closed. Our sister restaurant, Big Chef Steakhouse, remains open. For more information please visit bigchefsteakhouse.com **

Formerly branded as Tapas On The Bay, Lil' Chef takes the 'little dishes from around the world' that Tapas was known for, and adds prime seafood, along with a well-selected lineup of fine wines, sangrias and other pitcher drinks.

Located on the waterfront, behind Big Chef Steakhouse, the funky, Spanish-styled setting is perfect for lunch, dinner or enjoying the breeze anytime. We're right next to a well-lit, secure dinghy dock, and offer free wi-fi for working or checking in with folks at home.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Tapas / Small Plates, Caribbean

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–10:30 pm
    Fri, Sun 11:00 am–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (758) 451-2433

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    Catering available, please contact us for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    Nestled on the edge of the water in Rodney Bay, immediately behind Big Chef Steakhouse, Lil’ Chef is a perfect location for your special occasion – be it a birthday, wedding reception, or corporate retreat, and is equally spectacular during the day and at night. Your reservation affords you the entire space for you and your guests, and we allow you to build your own package. Rent the space and arrange your own decor, food, drink and entertainment, let us take care of everything for you, or choose your preferred combination of the two. For enquiries please call +1 758 485 7189.

  • Private party contact

    Rosie Joinville: (758) 485-7189

  • Neighborhood

    Saint Lucia

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Public transit

    Lil' Chef is located in the heart of Rodney Bay, just a couple of minutes walk from the main Castries-Gros Islet Highway, and a short dinghy ride from the IGY Rodney Bay Marina (dinghy dock available).

  • Entertainment

    Weekly live music on Thursdays during high season (November to April).

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 24 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. NY

    NYBGdiner

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    THIS PLACE DOES NOT EXist. it was folded into sister restaurant, big chef!!!

  2. A

    Angelaj

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2020

    overall1food2service1ambience2

    lol chef took our booking but when we arrived we were told it wasn’t open and had to eat at the big chef, had to wait an hour for our mains

  3. m

    mkelaw

    Milwaukee

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely small tapas restaurant with excellent food, service, and open air setting on the bay. Friday night music with Rob Zi and Phyness (sax and vocals) is an experience not to be missed. Perfect evening!

  4. JP

    JPNM

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicate cuisine with full flavours from the island and the sea, a delightful relaxed setting which includes the feel of being near the sea in the marina, and the chance to try a number of shared dishes because of the Tapas style. We return every time we visit the island, about twice a year, and love it.

  5. F

    Fitfoodie12

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amanda our server was wonderful. The food was amazing, loved the setting. Perfect experience.

  6. LD

    LeoD

    Charlotte

    16 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2019

    overall1food1service3ambience1

    Worse tapas I ever had. Had dinner night before at Big Chef and it was amazing . This was terrible

  7. EK

    ElenaK

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2019

    overall1food1service2ambience2

    The food was overcooked. Not tasty at all. The restaurant located on the water ... the smell from the water is not fresh. The prices are high, the quality is Very low.

  8. NL

    NicoleL

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I highly recommend dinner here. The atmosphere is beautiful, as you gaze into the waters while hearing live music. The food was also divine. My partner and I shared 5 tapas and were impressed with the creativity, presentation, and most importantly, the taste. The bruschetta and salmon lollipops were simply divine. It's also adult friendly, so it has a more relaxed and/or romantic vibe.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Live music Friday night!!! Amazing atmosphere and environment. Food presentation is outstanding and spare ribs fall right off the bone. Great mixture of cuisines Asian and Spanish flare. summer pre-fixed menu is an outstanding deal!!! Can barely eat dessert after your entree. This tapas place will be an upcoming restaurant!!!

  10. BS

    BSGJ

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Made a reservation on open table and paid $28 for a taxi to get there. When we arrived we were told they were closed for a special event and had to look for somewhere else to eat while it was pouring rain. Not sure if the food is good or not but the service sucked and I would stay away!

  11. F

    Fantastic1

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Well over all it was a fantastic experience the food was great, prices are not exorbitant and portion sizes were reasonable! However I did fine that the live entertainment was a nice touch however it was too loud and at many time could not hear the conversation that was going on at my own table. Also I selected the Birthday option with my reservation but nothing was done during my time there.

  12. Q

    Quiltmomoffive

    Minneapolis

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had dinner with our five adult children and it was amazing! We just kept ordering tapas, including a couple of the platters. The waiter brought the tapas out a couple at a time and we just kept sampling. The flavors were varied and wonderful! What an enjoyable evening.

  13. KM

    KathyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2019

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    Not very flexible in the area of dietary restrictions

  14. ML

    MaggieL

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service just perfect, as always! Music was really lovely, but too loud - we had difficulties having a conversation. We’ll be back again!

  15. s

    stephenk

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2019

    overall3food4service5ambience4

    The food was good,portions small. The server was excellent and was well informed on the menu. Unfortunately there was a hostess that was a total detriment to the business. She was rude and unwelcoming.

  16. L

    Linda

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience5

    It was our third time visiting and we were very disappointed. We asked if they had a particular alcohol, the server said he would ask, and never returned. We asked a manager to help with our drink order, when it was served it was wrong, she returned with a new drink and was annoyed with us. The food was good, but the 50 minute wait for drinks ruined the entire experience

  17. J

    Jesperklein

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2019

    overall2food2service1ambience4

    Restaurant is ok but when boss is nit atound the kitchen cannot deliver. Waited more than 1 hour just to get the bread. Had to walk out as servive was NOT exiting. Go for the steak house next door

  18. LG

    LuckyGuy

    New England

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2018

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Great Tapas. Baby Gem Salad, Lamb Tacos, Oyster Tagliatelle,Thai Noodles were all Excellent! Chocolate cake & Salted Caramel Gelato topped off an Outstanding Dinner!

  19. m

    mkelaw

    Milwaukee

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful setting, great food, excellent service, and a bonus of wonderful live music. Perfect evening!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2017

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    Good experience

  21. CP

    CP924

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We sat over looking the bay & our meal was outstanding. I highly recommend this restaurant.

  22. L

    Linda

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    My new favorite in Rodney Bay, close tie with Big Chef. The food was amazing

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I like the relaxed atmosphere and the excellent service from the very friendly staff

  24. AN

    ArthurN

    Caribbean

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Tapas on the Bay had recently re-opened when we visited. Front line table with view of the harbour as requested. Variation on the Tapas which we are used to in UK/Europe, but excellent food , menu options and service. It is advisable to reserve bay view table in the busy season. Would visit again and can recommend.

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Lil' Chef - Prime Seafood & Tapas On The Bay is rated 4 stars by 24 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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2 people

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Google Map for Lil' Chef - Prime Seafood & Tapas On The Bay

Rodney Bay Village Rodney Bay, Gros Islet LC01 401

  • Neighborhood

    Saint Lucia

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–10:30 pm
    Fri, Sun 11:00 am–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Tapas / Small Plates, Caribbean

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Public transit

    Lil' Chef is located in the heart of Rodney Bay, just a couple of minutes walk from the main Castries-Gros Islet Highway, and a short dinghy ride from the IGY Rodney Bay Marina (dinghy dock available).

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Weekly live music on Thursdays during high season (November to April).

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (758) 451-2433

  • Catering

    Catering available, please contact us for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    Nestled on the edge of the water in Rodney Bay, immediately behind Big Chef Steakhouse, Lil’ Chef is a perfect location for your special occasion – be it a birthday, wedding reception, or corporate retreat, and is equally spectacular during the day and at night. Your reservation affords you the entire space for you and your guests, and we allow you to build your own package. Rent the space and arrange your own decor, food, drink and entertainment, let us take care of everything for you, or choose your preferred combination of the two. For enquiries please call +1 758 485 7189.

  • Private party contact

    Rosie Joinville: (758) 485-7189

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