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“Best on the island”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Kendricks - CLOSED

Kendricks
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood, French, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Best on the island”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2014

Everyone has their favorites, but for us, Kendricks is the best on the island. Continental influenced, truly inspired food in a lovely outdoor garden setting. Excellent service.

Visited February 2014
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2 Thank TRC99
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English first
Christiansted, St. Croix
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Excellent Restaurant in St. Croix”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014

Fabulous meal and service. The setting, food and service is what any evening dining experience should be. The duck, fish, chicken and pork tenderloin were all excellent. Each entree was prepared to perfection. The sad part about Kendricks is that it will be closing after this season (April 2014)
Stop by to enjoy this fine restaurant.

  • Visited January 2014
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2 Thank Richard O
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Medina, Ohio
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“A Memorable Meal at a Legendary Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2014

Thirty years is a long time to be in any business; it is a rarity in a restaurant, nearly impossible on the USVI's St Croix. And David and Jane have done just that at Kendricks with signature elegance, style and panache. The setting in Christiansted is, well, Christiansted but the building itself is charming; a table in one of the courtyard's nooks is the place not to be seen but to observe. Cocktails are expertly made; the wine list is the best I've encountered on the island featuring excellent Californians and internationals; Joseph Drouhin is always worth looking for and he is well represented on the list. Renee had been our server during our two visits this season. She begs the question, "from what graduate program do you hail now that you are paying off your student loans?" Smart, witty. thoughtful and attentive to detail, she represents the staff assembled by the Kendricks. The food? Read some of the blushingly embarrassing reviews ... the piccata, a signature dish, done with firm white fish like Wahoo or Grouper is the best fish meal I have ever had ... anywhere. The tuna cake appetizer and the chipotle garlic onion soup were excellent. Duck, beef and, of course, other fish dishes including peppered tuna with too many tastes and textures to remember fill out the menu; remember to listen closely to the specials. Our dessert last night was a triptych of salted pistachio dark chocolate candy, freshly whipped cream and a strawberry-blueberry melange. Sadly, Kendricks is soon to fade into Cruzan myth as Jane volunteered that she and David will be seeking new adventures on island. Wherever and whenever, my reservations are made. And, of course, they must take Renee with them. Don't miss it.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank JCNMD
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ColoradoMermaid
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122 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“In the top 5 restaurants meals I've ever had!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2014

On a recent vacation to St. Croix, my husband and I along with another couple wound up at Kendrick's on a spur of the moment walk around the town one night. We didn't have reservations but were given a table in the bar area.

Everything about the food was perfection! Absolutely sublime! Fish, chicken, mussels -- I can still taste it when I close my eyes!

Service was pretty slow, but we understood that this was probably due to not having reservations, being sat in the bar, and having a server who I think had a couple of tables too many....In fact -- the service was so slow that while we really wanted to linger over desserts and coffee, we had a feeling that the additional time that we would probably have to wait would essentially ruin the exalted experience that the high quality of food had already afforded us.

Next time, I can't wait to enjoy a dessert or two! Also next time, we will make a point of not only making 1 or 2 reservations in advance for the gorgeous, enchanting courtyard that we traipsed through on our way to the bar, but also enjoy dressing up for the night instead of sauntering in as though we were dressed for a beach bar. Can't wait!!

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank ColoradoMermaid
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Sit in the courtyard”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2014 via mobile

Make sure to make a reservation to sit in the courtyard. Best fish dish I have eaten. If your table isn't ready grab a precook tail in the bar. Good bartender.

Visited January 2014
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Thank Alyce T
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