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Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

Neil
May 13, 2011 12:34PM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 996

Anybody know why Church's Chicken at Five Corners on Stx has been closed? I liked their chicken.

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

Gerie
May 13, 2011 08:27PM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 96

I was wondering if Chockman's place, Above the Cliff, is still open. He hasn't posted in a long time. He was so enthusiastic about it.

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

STXBob
May 13, 2011 08:37PM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 1,808

Yes, Above The Cliff is open. I was just there on Tuesday night.

Chockman now posts occasionally as AboveTheCliff.

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

AbovetheCliff
May 14, 2011 11:13AM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 67

We're still here.

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

Juanita
May 14, 2011 12:28PM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 2,893

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Gerie
I was wondering if Chockman's place, Above the Cliff, is still open. He hasn't posted in a long time. He was so enthusiastic about it.


You can "friend" them on Facebook and stay updated on menu and entertainment.

Juanita

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

Gerie
May 14, 2011 01:16PM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 96

Thanks. I'm glad to hear it. First trip to St. Croix this August, and I'm anxious to visit the place, after having followed all his efforts to get it open. I'm going to try to find him on facebook now and become friends.

I'm just starting to read through this whole 61-page thread in anticipation of this trip, which will be a combination of a honeymoon after our STT wedding and an early PMV to get a feel for the island. We've been going to STT for many many years, but want to learn more about St. Croix. We expect to be relocating to either St. Thomas or St. Croix in about 4 years, after retirement.

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

AbovetheCliff
May 14, 2011 02:07PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 67

Gerie, do a search on FB for Above the Cliff, under the pages section. We should pop right up. See you in August and thanks for the interest.


Chris

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

margaritagirl
May 14, 2011 02:22PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 486

I was just at Above the Cliff on Tuesday.
They are offering a 10% local discount on food now. Great idea. Make sure to remind the wait staff since this is a new thing.
Always good food since we have been going.

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

Uuaww
May 14, 2011 05:23PM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 132

Went to a pair of new places on the island.

Bistro was awesome, love the sandwiches and the soup. I don't drink coffee but was told it was good. They don't yet, but plan on selling bagels in the future with a discount on bulk, sounds great, something we lack here. Prices are pretty reasonable, Soup and smaller sandwich for 10.50, larger sandwiches are the same price. It is already a new favorite for me.

Wen to Asian Caribbean Cuisine as well. If I were to hand you a plate of the food, you'd say it was pretty good, not fantastic, but good. Now what if I tell you that that plate costs 18-25? how about if it takes 60 minutes to cook when you're the ONLY one there! The owner has no concept of time. She said it would take a while, but we were the only ones there. She was frying the eggrolls in almond oil one at a time, the sushi was smaller and more expensive than dashi. She touts organic and fresh food and can cook, but doesn't seem to understand how to run a restaurant. If its still around in a couple of months, I'll go back and try it again.

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

Jumbie
May 16, 2011 09:55AM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 485

Uuaww - Is Bistro you refer to in Gallows Bay close to Undercover Books?

Jumbie -STX

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

stiphy
May 16, 2011 10:27AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 946

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Neil
Anybody know why Church's Chicken at Five Corners on Stx has been closed? I liked their chicken.

I'm friends with the owner, he was working extremely hard, ridiculous hours to make that place run as well as it did and I think he decided he could do better with another endeavor. He put a lot of time, effort, and money into that business and it's unfortunate to see it go under. Personally, I will miss the food as I loved their Mexicali sandwich.

Sean

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

Linda J
May 16, 2011 11:02AM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 3,876

Running a restaurant IS hard work!

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

stiphy
May 16, 2011 11:23AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 946

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Linda J
Running a restaurant IS hard work!

I'd say it's harder here than anywhere else. Low volume. High cost. Less productive labor. I've come to the conclusion here that to be successful you cannot own a restaurant, you can only work in a restaraunt you own. My hat's off to those who make it work.

Sean

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

CAtoSTX
May 16, 2011 11:30AM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 592

Been to The Bistro In Gallows bay twice this week - I will admit being friends with the owners - but honestly, it's good no matter. The food is really good - sandwiches and soups - but with a twist of a taking it beyond expectations.
And we all need a coffee shop with WiFi and parking!

Also there's a new place on Company Street we tried last weekend for a quick stop... Davy Jones locker..
it's in the cortyard by Island Tribe. Bar with Pizzas/Calzones/sandwiches. We had Chilli Cheese fries and a couple of beers. And really only ended up there because 1844 stopped taking food orders before we came in the door.

Small Rant: as much as I love the food at 1844 - I have not been able to eat there in many moons because they are either without a cook, not serving on a given night, or their kitchen is so backed up that we never did/would get our food. We've tried - I want to say... 5 times maybe over the last couple months... and I can't remember the last time we went, ordered and actually ate there.
As for the noise level - have you tried sitting in the back on the picnic tables?

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

LuckyGirl56
May 16, 2011 11:51AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 282

Went to Church's Chicken in 5 corners @ 2 weeks ago. Waited in line (behind one other person--who by the way got their order) only to be told..get this..."We're out of Chicken". "If you'd like to wait, we could have it for you in about 45 minutes". WHAT? A chicken place without chicken? Guess they were going to go to Food Town and buy some chicken to cook for me. Needless to say, I didn't wait and came home and fixed something myself. Guessing from what I've been reading above, that they are closed now. ????

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

STXoldie
May 16, 2011 02:38PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 113

Church's has been closed for at least a week; may re open later this year. Sam Woo is also closed

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

speee1dy
May 16, 2011 03:16PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 4,577

when did sam woo close, we were just there last week

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rotorhead
May 16, 2011 04:34PM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 1,836

I had lunch at Sam Woo today. They are not closed.

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

divinggirl
May 16, 2011 05:04PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 853

Sam Woo is now China Panda.

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

Juanita
May 17, 2011 09:50AM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 2,893

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divinggirl
Sam Woo is now China Panda.


Does anyone know if it's just a name change or actually a "new restaurant"?

Juanita

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

STXoldie
May 17, 2011 10:50AM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 113

Sorry--it was closed the day we went for lunch last week

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

Uuaww
May 17, 2011 11:11AM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 132

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Jumbie
Uuaww - Is Bistro you refer to in Gallows Bay close to Undercover Books?

Jumbie -STX


Yeah, same one. place reminds me of Panera back home.

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rotorhead
May 17, 2011 01:31PM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 1,836

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Juanita
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divinggirl
Sam Woo is now China Panda.


Does anyone know if it's just a name change or actually a "new restaurant"?

Looks like mostly a name change. I had lunch there yesterday, same buffet, same servers and same person at the register. The menu has been reduced, fewer items.

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

fivestringer
May 17, 2011 03:45PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 9

I just ordered the Lasagna special at No Bones to go. I found a kid-sized portion when I opened the styro, about half the size of the last time I had one. Do I really have to make a big scene and tear everything open to inspect it in front of the bartender? I'm not comfortable with this. Nor do I send food back for any reason- I have a phobia of cook reprisal that I developed from my younger years working at a restaurant. I just don't go back.

A message to all eateries- you should inspect ALL food that leaves the kitchen, whether on a plate or in a box. Your cooks could be hurting your business behind your back. Quantity is just as important than quality, and this is happening way too often. What is your take -out/ eat in ratio?

.....Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to snack on some beef jerky after that "satisfying" lunch.

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

Neil
June 02, 2011 07:56AM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 996

Had a bad experience at Flat Iron on STX. They didn't have pizza cheese, then under cooked our replacement chicken, then wanted $22 for a slab of meatloaf on top of mashed potatos. Been a fan of their pizza but wow what a bad night.

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