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Enjoy New Orleans Flair at French Quarter Bistro

a packed dining room of diners at french quarter bistro. A waiter stands pouring wine for a couple in the center of the room

Written by Coconut Post

Whether you’re in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands as a visitor, a local — or always in spirit — Coconut Post keeps you posted on fun-filled news ’n views. Published monthly by Flamboyan On The Bay Resort & Villas, we’re focused on sharing our people, places, and fun things happening in paradise.

June, 2021

the exterior view of French Quarter Bistro the walls are painted bright yellow and the trim is a an emerald green

Above: French Quarter Bistro is located in the heart of Frenchtown.

Top of page: The flavor of New Orleans comes to life with a Caribbean accent at French Quarter Bistro.

the owners of french quarter bistro stand with their arms around each other in front of a painting of mardi gras beads

Above: Proprietors Ed and Amoi Foerstel invite you to enjoy a taste of New Orleans at French Quarter Bistro.

St. Thomas boasts several dining-out neighborhoods — a longtime favorite of Flamboyan Resort guests is Frenchtown. 

Situated on the edge of downtown Charlotte Amalie, the area offers the colorful charms of a Caribbean fishing village steeped in history — and peppered by intriguing one-of-a-kind eateries.

A popular spot for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch is French Quarter Bistro.   

Tastefully promoted as “New Orleans Cuisine With A Caribbean Flair,” doors to the welcoming enterprise were open in 2018 by proprietors Amoi and Ed Foerstel.

Inspired by their love for Cajun cooking, the couple credits Executive Chef Nate Kruse for fulfilling their gastronomic vision. Dinner menu offerings include appetizers such as Cajun black bean soup, classic French onion soup, crispy fried zucchini strings with lemon parmesan aioli, Bourbon Street wings, and bruschetta made with tomato, basil, garlic, mozzarella, extra virgin olive oil, and a balsamic reduction.

Main course options include New Orleans ‘BBQ’ shrimp and grits, braised short ribs served with pimento grits, shrimp and crawfish Étouffée, salmon Provencal, and strip steak Gaetano served with mashed potatoes and asparagus. Delicious! Desserts are a sensation, too.

Complementing the food is an inspiring ambience created by jazzy ragtime tunes coming from a player piano and artwork spotlighting New Orleans imagery. What fun!

Before you end the evening, why not try your luck in the VLT gaming room?

Any way you look at it, a visit to French Quarter Bistro is a winning experience.

For more information, visit frenchquarterbistrovi.com 
or call 340-774-6539.

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In the tropics, it’s customary to greet all passersby with a gracious “Good morning,” or “Good day” or “Good night.” depending on the time of day. Keep in mind that when an islander greets you by saying “Good night,” it doesn’t necessarily mean “goodbye.” Locally, the term is more akin to saying “aloha” in Hawaii. 


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