Herve Restaurant

Some restaurants pride themselves on serving up complex flavors, while others focus on delivering the prettiest presentation. At Hervé, the focus is on the whole experience; no detail is left untouched.

The restaurant is named for the chef/owner himself, who apprenticed in the restaurant industry in his homeland of France from the age of 16. For the past 15 years, Hervé has turned out simple, fresh and delicious French Caribbean food, garnering national press in the form of writeups in the New York Times and Travel + Leisure magazine.

And while the popularity of restaurants often ebb and flow over time, Hervé has remained consistently strong, continually attracting clientele who return to the restaurant year after year to be wowed yet again by dishes like the specialty bouillabaisse, a seafood stew featuring lobster in a delicate broth. Other uniquely French offerings include quail, rabbit and venison. The roasted duck breast is combined with ginger and, in an homage to Hervé’s Caribbean home, tamarind sauce.

Did we mention how entertaining the dining experience is at Hervé’ Tableside service, a rarity in the VI, gives diners a firsthand glimpse at the preparation of the popular dish, wilted spinach flambé. A deliciously warm vinaigrette dressing is flamed right at your table then poured on fresh spinach and served immediately. Diners go gaga over the sights and smells of the whole experience, waiting poised with cameras ready to catch a glimpse of the action.

The spinach flambé isn’t the only visually stimulating thing at Herve: floor to ceiling sliding glass doors open to reveal 270-degree views of historic Denmark Hill and Charlotte Amalie harbor, whose electric blue waters welcome numerous cruise ships daily.

  • Sunset dining is a highly coveted experience at Herve. There’s a view from every seat in the main dining room, but if you want to be in one of those seats at sunset you’d better make a reservation. Ask for a window table, from where the views are best, when making your reservation.
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