Hello, I have just returned from St. Thomas, and I am going to share our finds: 1) First dinner was at Craig & Sally's. This is by far one of the finest restaurants on the island. After eating in a few really nice restaurants, I have to say that the price is right up there with the rest of the places on the island. We started with the eggplant cheesecake. Now... I wasn't excited about it, thinking, a cheese cake with eggplant? But, after my partner and I shared 1 appetizer, we were making noises. It was the best, lightest, fantastic innovative dish we've ever had. We even asked for the recipe, to which, they must be asked all the time, because they had it all ready printed out and ready for giving away. My main course was a top of the line sea bass stacked on top of a generous amount of sweet seaweed salad, fried soba noodle pancake, enoki mushrooms and veracorts. It was a splendid dish that made my taste buds dance with excitment. The thought of all of those tastes combined was nothing short of artistic. There was a light sweet sauce, with a touch of sirachi sauce drizzled around the plate. My partner requested the grilled tuna steak, which was stacked on top of blackened potato salad with tomato salsa, and veracorts. We ordered a glass of Duck Pond Pinot Noir with our meal. For dessert, we ordered a dish of fruit cobbler, with many fruits embedded in a flaky crust. Dinner with tip came to close to $100. Sally is a true artist in the kitchen, and nothing but the signiature eggplant cheesecake stays on the menu. Everyday is a new day for her, and a new canvas. I highly recommend this restaurant for the true chowhound. 2) Next major meal was at Heidi's on Water Island. A local told us about this, and even gave us her phone number. A local woman, living on Water Island cooks dinner every Sat. night on Honeymoon cove beach, on Water Island. You must reserve a plate in the morning. Call her and tell her what you want. You have a choice of beef, chicken, or seafood. My partner ordered the chicken, and I ordered the seafood. You take a ferry from the Crown Bay Marina over to Water Island. Before you go, stop in the market in the marina and buy a bottle of wine. Bring your swimming clothes, change of clothes, bug spray, snorkeling gear, and a towel or two. Take the ferry over, climb the hill and over to Honeymoon Beach. Heidi has a truck there, selling drinks, snacks, and whatever. Swim for the afternoon, bask in the warm waters, and then as the sun goes down, grab a table, change into some clothes, put on some bug spray, and begin the evening. I captured the prettiest sunset photo's from this beach, as it faces due west. We opened our wine, sat with all the local residents of Water Island, and learned about their quiet, private way of life. We ordered dinner, my partner got a baked chicken breast stuffed with fresh spinach, black olives and feta, generously sprinkled with roasted pine nuts, and a lovely side of rice, on china plates! I ordered the mussels and shrimp in a light curry sauce over linguini, on china plates! We didn't order the steak, which was a HUGE rib eye, grilled on charcoals, by Heidi's husband. Her kids walked around, putting gas lanterns on each of the tables. All of the residents come out at night, bringing their linen table cloths, bottles of wine, a picnic, unless they ordered dinner from Heidi. To find Heidi, either ask a local, or look her up in the phone book. (the bartender at Wax, in downtown Charlotte Amalie, gave us her phone number) We sipped our wine, watched the sun go down, made some lovely aquaintenances of the local residents. Then Stu drove us to the ferry on his golf cart, and we hopped on the 9:15 ferry back to Crown Bay Marina. This was a magical night, and it was nice to share it with the people of the island. $ 20.00 per plate. 3) Off the Hook Restaurant in Red Hook. This was a great surprise. We didn't sit right on the water, because we wanted to sit directly under a ceiling fan, as the dining is outside, in the Red Hook Marina. The waiter was knowledgeable about his menu, and told us how large the portions were, so we opted not to order any appetizers. My partner ordered the tuna steak, which came with a large helping of fruited rice pilaf. Tuna was grilled to perfection, and a nice side of fresh mango chutney made everything come together nicely. I ordered the fresh yellowtail snapper filet, served with a sweet pepper sauce and rice. We both ordered a glass of Oregan state wine, and he kept filling our water glass. Everything was cooked to perfection, an abundance of food, fresh, fresh, fresh, and delicious. Dinner, with wine came to under $75.00. 4) In St. John, a local told us to skip all the tourist traps and go have lunch at the Deli Grotto, in Mongoose Junction. WOW! We shared a breast of chicken sandwich, that was made with a succulent piece of chicken breast, NOT cold cuts. It was called; Trunk Bay Chicken sandwich. We also ordered a side of broccoli salad which was their version of broccoli slaw. It was sweet, full of broccoli and fruit. Hit the spot! Along with 2 beers, our lunch came to $15.00 Missed having an abundance of vegetables. Would go there again, and eat at the same restaurants.