Details on the New Steakhouse Coming to Cruz Bay

Construction has begun at the former Da Livio space.
Construction has begun at the former Da Livio space.

Hello everyone and happy Wednesday! A few weeks ago, we told you that Da Livio was closing and a new steakhouse was set to take its place. Well today we have all the details, and we’re eager to share them with all of you!

Construction has already begun over at Dave & Jerry’s Island Steakhouse, which will be located on the first floor of the Cruz Bay Hotel. The owners are currently working to create an outdoor bar area that will feature lively entertainment. The inside area is being transformed as well, and will be a completely different vibe than that at Da Livio once completed. The ceilings are being lowered to reduce the noise, for example, and the space will feature a community table serviced exclusively by a chef. Guests who reserve a spot at this community table will be able to meet with the chef prior to their reservation to arrange a menu complete with a custom-paired wine list. The owners are hoping to create a space where diners eat together and make new friends, which is becoming popular in the states, they said.

Dave & Jerry’s Island Steakhouse will feature 45-day dry-aged prime angus beef. In addition, there will be fresh local seafood and produce, as well as a global selection of artisan cheeses and charcuteries. It will also feature an Old World-inspired craft cocktail program and a top-notch wine list. Consulting on the project is Buddy Stone, who previously owned Knox & Ollie’s at the Westin. Buddy currently operates a specialty food service company.

Here is a preview of some of the menu items:

  • The Cheese Block: Choose from a worldly selection of artisan cheeses, marmalade of the day, spicy smoked almonds, grilled baguette.
  • Oysters: Fresh on the half shell
  • Baked Rockefeller: Roasted in giardiniera butter
  • Cast Iron Spanish Octopus: Served with herb fingerling potatoes, Iberico chorizo, roasted red pepper emulsion, lemon cracked black pepper aioli
  • House dry-aged beef tartare: Served with mustard greens, pickled red onion, caper berries, grain mustard Caesar, sea salt chips, Parmigiano Reggiano
  • Pan seared jumbo scallops: Served with wild mushroom duxelle, crispy parsnips, white truffle drizzle, pancetta dust
  • Duck fat fried sweet potato gnocchi: Served with candied pecans, baby spinach, Aussie sheep feta, balsamic drizzle
  • Fresh local Caribbean lobster bisque: Served with cool chive cream, house focaccia croutons
  • Hass avocado salad: Grilled romaine hearts, baby heirloom tomatoes, house cured bacon, cilantro lime vinaigrette
    queso croutons
  • Josephine’s locally farmed greens: Served with baby beets, goat cheese, watermelon, spicy smoked almonds, charred citrus vinaigrette
  • Selection of house dry aged beef cuts
    • 32oz Prime Tomahawk Ribeye
    • 18oz Prime Boneless Ribeye
    • 22oz Prime Porterhouse
    • 16oz Prime bone in NY Strip
    • 10oz Prime Filet
  • Nightly vegetarian option

Dave & Jerry’s Island Steakhouse plans to open in October. We will keep you updated on its progress. In the meantime, have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!

6 thoughts on “Details on the New Steakhouse Coming to Cruz Bay”

  1. Sounds great !! Putting on our list for 2020 visit
    Quick ??? How are things coming along at Wharfside Village ?
    Connie & Bill

    • Wow !!! This Menu sounds like you somehow knew all my favorites This maybe worth taking a little longer vacation. Any Sunday Brunch ???

  2. Sounds wonderful, unique for St John, and I’m guessing pretty pricey.
    Da Livio always seemed small—-sounds like expansion is necessary, especially to accommodate an outdoor bar and entertainment. We’ll be on island December 1st and are looking forward to trying this new restaurant.

    On a separate note, will the new restaurant by the owners of Extra Virgin Bistro be open by Dec.1st ?

    • Yes, Larry, 18°64° is now open at Mongoose Junction. It’s the same owners as Extra Virgin Bisto but serving lunch and a raw bar happy hour, in addition to dinner. A wonderful addition to Mongoose Junction

  3. We visited the end of May and stayed at the Cruz Bay Boutique Hotel next door. I ate at Da Livio 5 days before it closed. I lived in Northern Italy for 3 years and the food was so authentic. The fettuccine was a amazing and I was looking forward to visiting on my next trip. I’ll be sure to give the new place a chance. I’m so happy I found your page, I get to keep the connection to the island every day, thank you

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