Chateau Bordeaux has been reopened. Once again, it is possible to have a meal and look down on Coral Bay and across the Sir Francis Drake Channel, one of the loveliest views on the island.
Lorelei Monsanto, the daughter of the woman who launched the restaurant 30 years ago, is overseeing the venture. She's also reported to be the landlord. For many years, Bordeaux was managed by the same people who operated high end restaurants in Cruz Bay including Paradiso and Asolare. But times got tough, the economy got soft, and Bordeaux closed.
Monsanto's reopened the spot for lunch and has plans to add dinner service. But food isn't the only reason to make the drive to Bordeaux. She told the St John Sun Times, "Enjoy the moon as it's rising, the shimmering lights in the distance – it makes you feel like you're on a tropical island, naturally."
Perhaps it's best that food isn't the only draw. One lone review, via TripAdvisor, was quite negative. "The view remains exceptional but the food is now by many accounts INEDIBLE." wrote EvergreenOhio. "Prices are inflated and there is no wine list."
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- St. John Sun Times' story about Cafe Bordeaux