Extra Virgin Opens New Restaurant at Mongoose

1864 is located in the former Ocean Grill space at Mongoose Junction.

1864 is located in the former Ocean Grill space at Mongoose Junction.

Hello everyone and happy Friday! Let’s end this week right… How about a quick story about a fabulous new restaurant in Cruz Bay??!!

Earlier this year, we told you that the folks over at Extra Virgin Bistro were planning on opening a sister restaurant over at Mongoose Junction in the space formerly occupied by Ocean Grill. The new spot is call 1864 – which happen to be the coordinates for St. John – and it’s pretty great.

1864 opened during the last week of June, and we apologize for being a little late to the party on this one. We’ve dined at the restaurant three times – twice for lunch and once for dinner – and each time, we enjoyed ourselves so much that we forgot to take good photos to share with all of you. So rather than wait any longer, we’re going to share some of the restaurant’s photos.

As mentioned, 1864 is open for lunch and dinner Wednesday through Monday. Lunch is served 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. They offer a raw bar from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. which changes daily but typically includes items such as oysters on the half shell, chilled Maine lobster and shrimp cocktail. Dinner is served from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The bar is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

What I really like about 1864 is the fact that it has a great wine list. I have to admit, I love having a nice lunch with friends with a great glass of wine in a beautiful setting. 1864 hits the mark for this.

The menu is still evolving, but here’s a sneak peek of what they are currently serving for lunch plus a few more pics.

The lunch menu

The lunch menu

The appetizer menu for lunch and dinner

The appetizer menu for lunch and dinner

salad rose 1864

turkey sandwich 1864

crispy octopus 1864

raw bar 1864

bar pic 1864

What do you all think? Looks amazing, doesn’t it?

Well that’s all we have for you today. Have a fantastic Friday everyone!

5 comments for “Extra Virgin Opens New Restaurant at Mongoose

  1. Dave
    July 12, 2019 at 8:45 am

    That is awesome! We loved Ocean Grill and were sad to see it close. We had our wedding dinner there after being married at Trunk Bay. Now we have a place to go for the memories both old and new ones! Can’t wait to dine there in November.

  2. Lou
    July 12, 2019 at 9:27 am

    We were fortunate to be there for one meal before we came back home and not surprisingly, it was great. The place looks great and the layout is much better than before. Given its owned by the same folks as Extra Virgin, it’s no surprise that there is again, great attention to detail. The food and the service were great and its nice to have another option for lunch and dinner. We look forward to returning.

  3. Cecilia
    July 12, 2019 at 9:33 am

    Can’t wait to try it!!

  4. July 12, 2019 at 11:57 pm

    Whew! Congratulations!

    The photos are terrific! Can’t wait to see (and try) the real ting.

  5. Jack Johnson
    August 19, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    Place looks great!!! sadly though we were there on Tuesday can’t wait to try next month

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