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“This classy, indoor, air-conditioned restaurant is the most reliable bet for a really good dinner in Rodney Bay Village. The steaks, though not cheap, are outstandingly tender, and the sweet potato fries are delicious. Leave room for the rich puddings, such as the cranberry vanilla crème brûlée, which are also memorable. Chef Rosie Joinville is exceptionally welcoming, finding time to chat to tourists as well as her many regulars. You could start the evening next door at sister establishment Tapas On The Bay, a civilised and rather elegant tapas bar serving Caribbean and Spanish dishes.”

(The Daily Telegraph (UK) Travel Guide, 2019)

The comments below are drawn from TripAdvisor, Google and Facebook, where Big Chef Steakhouse is a permanent fixture in the top handful of restaurants on the island, and has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award every year since 2011. If you would like to add your comments please post a review or send us an email to info@bigchefsteakhouse.com.

Big Chef Steak House
4.7
Based on 333 reviews
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Kepi Peterson
Kepi Peterson
22:56 15 Aug 22
We enjoyed our meal so much at Big Chef Steak House. The service was great and the food was incredible! The filets were... tender and flavorful. The roasted Brussels sprouts and peaches are not to be missed. The salad was fresh and dessert…crème brûlée cheesecake was delicious!read more
Lucy Thomas
Lucy Thomas
16:26 09 Aug 22
Dined on Saturday with hubby and our daughter who was celebrating her 18th birthday. The restaurant itself looks good... and the deco is welcoming. The staff were friendly and the food was superb! They surprised us with a birthday cake and the jazz band that were playing sang happy birthday to our daughter as well. Such a lovely experience we had and the bill was reasonable as well. Will definitely be going back there for a meal and have already recommended it to others we met at the resort.read more
Robert McLymore
Robert McLymore
13:49 08 Aug 22
Big Chef Steak House was a nice up scale restaurant. The food was good, we really enjoyed the Brussel sprouts. Coconut... shrimp came as 3 jumbo sized shrimp. Shrimp was a little over cooked and firm. Steak was good, had the porterhouse cut. The bread served before the meals was delicious.All and all, our experience here was great.read more
Mike Daniel
Mike Daniel
00:26 24 Jul 22
My fiancé and I ate here for one of our honeymoon dinners. While the food was very good, we were disappointed with the... service and staff attitudes. The lady that greeted us / showed us to our table did not say hi, no smile or eye contact, we felt that we really inconvenienced her by showing up. We almost left right away. Our server was slightly better but we really did not feel welcome. It wasn’t the experience we were hoping for on our first night out in St Lucia.read more
Heather Philip
Heather Philip
14:00 16 Jul 22
Brilliant food, brilliant atmosphere.The staff was professional and courteous. 👍🏾Great live music by... a young man. 👏🏾Nothing more to say than we will be returning! 👍🏾😊read more
Joe Germanos
Joe Germanos
14:47 07 Jul 22
Big Chef was the best food we had while on the island for over a week while being reasonably priced. The steak, mahi... mahi, clam chowder soup, and drinks were all great. Good environment at a local establishment if you want to get out of your hotel/resort. Quality service as well, however I would call out they prefer tip in cash.If we are back in St. Lucia, we will be back.read more
Dave Allison
Dave Allison
02:05 25 Jun 22
This is my favorite restaurant in St. Lucia! The BBQ pork ribs are some of the best ribs I've ever had -- and I've had... hundreds of different BBQ ribs. They are truly fall-off-the-bone ribs. So tender and juicy!The service was great. The pianist that played live was amazing! He has such an awesome voice. All the food and drinks I had here were great! I highly recommend you check this place out. You won't be disappointed!read more
Petty Anne
Petty Anne
13:03 12 Jun 22
The staff at Big Chef are so attentive and personable, that I feel guilty for being doted on. The service is amazing,... they outdo themselves every time. It is the perfect complement to an outstanding menu! Thanks Rosie and the gang!read more
Heather Barbie
Heather Barbie
13:23 08 Jun 22
Food was delicious, music was good (but loud as we were very close to the piano). The clientele was surprising though.... There were half dressed women (to the point that the waitress was even surprised and stopped taking our order to look to make sure she wasn't naked). Same half naked woman proceeded to sit down and sing with the piano player and it was loud, off key, ear piercing, and NOT enjoyable to say the least. If not for that, I'd have given them 5 stars.read more
Idali Colon
Idali Colon
12:38 29 May 22
Dined while on our anniversary, first time on the island. Wait staff was amazing, courteous, friendly. Atmosphere was... great as well, live jazz band made it a relaxing setting.Food is AMAZING! I'll say it again, AMAZING! Wow, the culinary combinations, variety of wine options from the cellar... just an overall great experience!read more
C C
C C
05:31 26 Apr 22
AMAZING! Very classy! Wonderful, welcoming & accommodating staff, ESPECIALLY Jonel! He went out of his way to make... sure that my sister's birthday dinner was a success... even when I had to reschedule and then was late! The live pianist/singer was also SUPER talented & serenaded my sister with the birthday song. Thank you for the WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE!!!read more
Denise Leander
Denise Leander
22:51 18 Apr 22
Hadn't been here for a long time but decided to try it again and was not disappointed. The service was excellent from... the minute we entered until the time we left,some hours later! The food was excellent and well presented and extremely good value for money. Will definitely be back again,soon. Thanksread more
Johan Anne
Johan Anne
16:53 18 Apr 22
I would most certainly highly recommend Big Chef for usually delicious food and excellent service. The owner is an... absolute doll! Their desserts are the best!! They're also a child-friendly establishment, ensuring that the little ones have a lovely experience. The decor is lovely as well.read more
Kimberly Webster
Kimberly Webster
16:07 21 Mar 22
Big Chef Steakhouse delivered on every level! The atmosphere, the service, and the food were outstanding from the... appetizer to the dessert! We ordered the Steak Diane and a Filet and they simply melted in our mouths. Friendly owner who stopped by our table to check on our meal and chat for a few minutes. We ate at many fine dining restaurants during our 12 day stay in St. Lucia, and Big Chef Steakhouse was by far our best meal on the island. Don't miss it if you are in Rodney Bay!read more
Beverly Jimenez-Jacques
Beverly Jimenez-Jacques
03:39 11 Mar 22
Let me start with the Service and the staff… Superb! They were fast and always checked on to make sure we were good and... happy. They went through everything throughly, very patient and friendly. The food was amazing! It didn’t take long to receive anything, good portions and tastes phenomenal. We celebrated a birthday and they made sure my husband felt special. THANK YOU!! To Big Chef Steakhouse for a very lovely evening, you will definitely be seeing us again!!!read more
Caitlin Zipp
Caitlin Zipp
16:30 05 Mar 22
Beautiful restaurant with jazzy chilled vibe and delicious foodFantastic steaks and friendly attentive service from... Amanda. Great love music - piano and sax made for a very enjoyable evening, one to remember. Highly recommendedread more
Shervon Alfred
Shervon Alfred
00:34 01 Mar 22
Big Chef provides an amazing dining experience. The cuisine is superb and the quality is consistent. Customer service... is fantastic, not to mention that it is conveniently located in Rodney bay.This is an ideal location if you’re celebrating a special occasion such as a birthday or anniversary or if you just want to have a good meal on a Sunday afternoon.The owner always comes to each table to greet the guests which is just lovely.read more
Robert Pedicone
Robert Pedicone
02:02 25 Feb 22
All of the 5 star reviews on service and best meat quality make zero sense to us. Service was uncomfortable from the... start. The waiter came over and shook both our hands before the meal which defeats the purpose of making us sanitize upon entry to the restaurant. This isn’t worth mentioning on its own, but it set the awkward tone for the evening. We ordered the Malbec which was good but the server asked us if everything was to our liking literally 4 times back to back - all we had was wine and bread. We ordered the skirt steak and catch of the day. We weren’t asked, but specified that we’d like the steak to be medium rare. Both were over cooked with the skirt steak being particularly tough and well done. At the end of the meal the server insisted that I leave a cash tip instead of adding it to the bill because he said the full tip would go to the kitchen if we did that. After leaving both a tip on the bill AND a cash tip, we found out from the reviews that a 10% gratuity is automatically included in every bill already. The server removed the itemized check quickly before I could see it. Very unsure what all of these other reviewers are experiencing, but this was a huge waste of resources. Would not recommend or return.read more
Marie-Nelly Phillips
Marie-Nelly Phillips
06:25 15 Feb 22
Second time visiting, this time for Brunch and it was fantastic as always. Jerk Chicken Quesadilla was 10/10. Creamy... Pesto Shrimp was also mouth watering and left me wanting more but it was really the Strawberry Magarita × Champagne with sugary rim that stole my heart!read more
Jo Simmons
Jo Simmons
02:31 02 Dec 21
A fantastic meal tonight thank excellent choice of vegetarian food the perfect host and staff to match will highly... recommendread more
Ryan Yanez
Ryan Yanez
14:50 19 Oct 21
My wife and i went here while on island for our honeymoon at a near by resort and despite being all inclusive and still... a great set of choices at our resort this was the best food we consumed while here on our honeymoon. The best service, the best atmosphere, the owner was such a nice lady. but the food was unmatched ... and i would place this meal in the top 3 of my life i will never forget.read more
Mick Williamson
Mick Williamson
19:08 29 Aug 21
One of the best, if not the best, restaurants on the island of St Lucia. Family owned and feel, superb food and... fantastic service, all with a smile !!read more
Ayanna
Ayanna
17:14 23 Jul 21
Amazing service and even better food! I appreciate when an owner takes time out of their day to check on their diners.
Thomas Robinson
Thomas Robinson
22:31 22 Jul 21
Food was pretty Good, Portions could have been better, Service could be better as well.Definitely good enough 2 Visit... I would eat there againread more
Darren Hosier
Darren Hosier
11:39 05 Jul 21
Beautiful evening dining there. The live music with Boo and Semi was awesome. Food came quickly and was delicious.... Waiter was on top of his game. Well definitely visit againread more
Stephanie Drysdale
Stephanie Drysdale
22:07 04 Jul 21
The service was slow and poor. The chicken kebab was salty and over cooked basically inedible. We ordered a medium... well, lamb but it was cooked rare. The expensive steak, was the smallest steak I have ever seen in my life. The food took over 1 hour to reach the table so we had to complaine about the wait time. We also had a long wait time, for the table to be cleared after our starters. The manager said she would reduce the bill but still charged us the same price even though a meal was rejected and sent back. She removed the meal from the bill but still charged us for it by providing the bill in EC dollar the 2nd time around instead of US dollar, so the bill would appear cheaper but it was the same price which originally included the meal which was sent back to the kitchen. Dishonest, disappointing and disgusting. I will never return and I will never recommend this establishment to any of my paying guest who come to St lucia as I work within tourism or to any of my friends. Over priced for no reason and disgusting. The worse meal I have ever had in St Lucia to date and I have been living here for 2 and a half years.In response to your reply.1. You establishment was not packed on the day, which is why your staff welcomed walkins at you busiest hour.2. The table opposite ours, were also complaining about the wait time of there meal and they would have had a reservation, due to the sizes of the party.3. You failed to address the fact that I was charged for a meal which was not on the bill itinerary as it was sent back and all your manager did was changed the bill from US dollar to EC dollar to trick me into thinking it was deducted and a discount was applied as she said she would do.4. If I am the person address you with our dissatisfaction, why would you give your number to someone else in my party (who is St Luciab) and offer them a free dish if they came back again. I know why, because I have a British accent, so she did not care as I would probably be going home and I would not understand the exchange rate either forthe billing. Well I do live here and I do know what the exchange rate is.5. Yes, everyone is entitled to a bad day. That's the real world. But had I not been cheated on my bill and the discount applied, as discussed. I would not have written a review.So, I do not accept your excuses, as this could have been rectified correctly on the day. And the rest if my party agrees, so they have discarded your phone number.This experince has left a bad taste in my mouth . Excuse the punt.read more
Laura Jordan
Laura Jordan
16:54 13 Jun 21
The ribs were excellent! We really enjoyed it.
Lucius Lake
Lucius Lake
15:07 01 Jun 21
Great dining, perfect for celebrations. Slightly pricey but all worth it. A must visit.
Estee Amos
Estee Amos
00:49 23 May 21
WOW! Hands down the best restaurant in St. Lucia. The decor, the vibe, the staff - all impeccable, but the food... outshines all of that. The ribeye steak is one of the best I’ve had, and the Brussels sprouts side dish will not be forgotten. As for dessert, the sticky toffee is a 20/10.read more
Ahindris Ramos Rodriguez
Ahindris Ramos Rodriguez
19:17 13 May 21
Very nice place and the food was amazing 👏 😋 👌
Krystal Cenac
Krystal Cenac
01:40 10 May 21
Amazing food, amazing service, amazing staff. It was a delightful experience!!
Theresa Plummer
Theresa Plummer
10:25 24 Mar 21
I was at "Big Chef" Buildings. It is ideally located for Personal Grooming... Comfortable, a Sanctuary for for the... weary feet..Give it a try.read more
Marcia Francis
Marcia Francis
21:44 10 Mar 21
Go enjoy the Sunday Brunch like I did.
Trish Tenaro
Trish Tenaro
13:12 07 Jan 21
This place was amazing. It is a beautiful and very clean place to eat. The food was AMAZING. Highly recommend.
Malcolm Marshall
Malcolm Marshall
18:07 29 Dec 20
Absolutely fabulous food it was so good the first time we had to return. Also staff so friendly and catered for all... your needs where possible. Will be my first port of call when we return.read more
zan joseph
zan joseph
20:31 25 Oct 20
Everything excellent.... Food, customer service, entertainment, ambiance.....
Wendy Delmar
Wendy Delmar
23:13 22 Feb 20
The food here is always wonderful and you can count on a personal chat with either Mark or Rosie, the owners of the... restaurants. All about great standardsread more
Deirdre Stewart
Deirdre Stewart
14:54 27 Jan 20
Wonderful atmosphere, beautifully appointed restaurant and delicious cuisine with surprising combination of ingredients... that worked well together. Jade the waiter was a delight and we got to meet and chat with the chef. An all around enjoyable dining experience as my friends and I celebrated our 19th Girlfriends Vacation.read more
Natasha Welch
Natasha Welch
03:17 27 Jan 20
It was a wonderful experience and the customer service was amazing! They accommodated our 7 year old and he cleaned his... plate! The food was amazing! The pianist played a great selection of music. We would definitely recommend everyone to visit:-) Thank you for making our visit to St. Lucia unforgettable.read more
Daniel Bethell
Daniel Bethell
00:30 24 Jan 20
Consistently one of, if not the best, steak houses in the Caribbean. Never had a bad meal there in the 10+ years I've... been going. A trip to St. Lucia is not complete without a visit to the Big Chef Steak Houseread more
Lesa Rider
Lesa Rider
11:26 03 Jan 20
Outstanding food! Everyone in our party of five loved what they ordered. And, great service and... atmosphere.@bigchefsteakhouseread more
Sve Kaneva
Sve Kaneva
23:24 25 Nov 19
Amazing food!!!Highly recommend!!!I enjoy my serve&turf and a calamari apptz.Beautiful athmouspiare,well train stuff... and food cooked with love😊Good luck to all the staff .read more
Shelley Ramsaran
Shelley Ramsaran
00:28 21 Aug 19
First experience at Big Chef. Excellent service, perfect temperature in salmon & lamb, extremely tasty, great... presentation. Romantic ambience, five star dj! Will highly recommend!read more
Michael Petit
Michael Petit
00:20 04 Aug 19
Amazing food! See our 16oz New York strip and salmon. Price was worth every penny.
Liquid Courage (LiquidCourage)
Liquid Courage (LiquidCourage)
01:17 21 Jun 19
Very good experience!! Arrived a bit early, be there for 7 if you go. Food was excellent and our waiter was amazing! He... joked and we had a great time. There was a live singer who played piano and it was one of the best atmospheres I've been in for a restaurant. I had the three mushroom sirloin and it was fantastic. Stayed for dessert and espresso as well. A little pricey and expect to pay a little more, but it was well worth it. I'm very glad we went.read more
Arnelle Anius
Arnelle Anius
17:28 09 Mar 19
Chose Big Chef Steakhouse for my birthday dinner and I couldn't have chosen a better restaurant to eat myself to... happiness. I definitely consider myself a meat lover and this was definitely the place to fulfill my meat craving. The lamb racks were cooked to absolute perfection without a doubt. Will definitely be back again and again. I strongly recommend this place at least once or ten times in your lifetime 😍😍😍read more
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  • positive review  Great food! Beautiful place. Piano player is great! Played my favorite Bonnie Raitt song! Awesome!

    Debbie Lee Avatar Debbie Lee
    November 29, 2019

    positive review  We had a great evening! Enjoy the food and the Irish Gun runner !

    Marie Andree Pelletier Avatar Marie Andree Pelletier
    January 4, 2019

    positive review  Stunning food. Lovely atmosphere. Great place to eat x

    Julia Wallhead Avatar Julia Wallhead
    January 10, 2019
  • positive review  Great steaks and service! Nightly entertainment added to the dinner experience.

    Janet Wilkins Thames Avatar Janet Wilkins Thames
    April 19, 2019

    positive review  Great meal very friendly staff

    David Christie Avatar David Christie
    March 3, 2019

    positive review  Stopped in here last night and WOW, great food, great drinks and atmosphere. Owner was very pleasant to talk to as were all the employees we interacted with. Piano player was really good, one of our group even sang a song with him. Only suggestion would be to have an area to sit, have another drink to stay a while to continue enjoying the music after dining. ?

    Jeff Ford Avatar Jeff Ford
    November 29, 2019
  • positive review  Meilleur steak staff super gentil et souriant WoW a essayer ?

    Léa Thibodeau Avatar Léa Thibodeau
    January 8, 2019

    positive review  great food especially the steaks

    John Zurlo Avatar John Zurlo
    November 4, 2019

    positive review  Great Service!!! Fantastic customer service!!

    Mary Jane Knoll Avatar Mary Jane Knoll
    November 17, 2018
  • positive review  Great night great staff awesome welcome to St Lucia

    Bex McGurran Avatar Bex McGurran
    December 7, 2019

    positive review  Had a lovely dinner at this beautiful restaurant. Was there in fall of 2018 and was so happy to go back in Jan/feb 2019. Can hardly wait to go back again. ??

    Stacey Wilson Avatar Stacey Wilson
    February 25, 2019

    positive review  Amazing foods, perfect service

    Magdalena Warchol Avatar Magdalena Warchol
    February 25, 2019
  • positive review  A place you definitely need to visit and eat at when you are here visiting!

    Theresa Fusco Avatar Theresa Fusco
    April 5, 2019

    positive review  A love,y place for high quality steak in St Lucia. Good atmosphere and cocktails and meat cooked to perfection. Popular for birthdays and celebrations with bunches of flowers being presented to the birthday girl. Excellent local pianists and waiter “Six” very efficient. Marc and Rosie run a great establishment.

    Barbara Steel Avatar Barbara Steel
    June 18, 2019

    positive review  A fabulous menu with an enormous choice.

    Charles Sameasthefirst Avatar Charles Sameasthefirst
    September 25, 2018
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