One of our preferred St. Thomas vendors was kind enough to gift me for my birthday (which took place in February) with a certificate towards dining at XO Bistro. I’d heard a lot about this establishment, as many of our guests have enjoyed it through the years. Well, XO Bistro was everything you can imagine and more, from ambiance to service to the gourmet menu!
We started with an appetizer of crispy crab cakes, pan fried and served on a bed of fresh lettuce. Our entrées were the blackened pan seared tuna served rare over wasabi mashed potatoes and sautéed vegetables, then finished with a sweet chili sauce, pickled ginger, wakame and sesame seeds; and a char-grilled lamb chop served with roasted potatoes and sautéed vegetables, finished with a sweet balsamic reduction. Both were done to absolute perfection, and the service was divine.
After all that, we simply had to try this “Gooey Cake” everyone’s always talking about for dessert. Think of it as a cross between cheesecake and a brownie and let the decadence continue from there! We mixed and matched, the chocolate and the vanilla – the perfect finish to an exceptional dining experience!
XO Bistro is located in Red Hook Plaza on St. Thomas, and serves dinner until midnight – perfect for after a show, concert or movie – and you may request gluten-free, vegetarian or for a variety of dietary preferences in advance. The wine and cocktail bar is well stocked, with a variety of beers and ales, wines, liquors and liqueurs to compliment any menu selection or to enjoy on their own. We recommend reservations, as XO Bistro can be quite busy at times – particularly for parties of 4 or more, or special occasions when everything must be just right!
– Angela St. Hilaire