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Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

speee1dy
July 23, 2015 10:18AM

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thank you

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

quirion
July 31, 2015 11:33PM

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Posts: 428

Went to Zion for the first time tonite. We had early reservations but watched it get nice and busy. Food was very very good and the service was excellent. Lovely atmosphere as well. We had lobster tail, beef carpaccio(a bit different in that it wasn't completely raw), PB&C and the braised goat ravioli. Everything was superb.

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

speee1dy
August 01, 2015 06:01AM

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whats pb&c

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

margaritagirl
August 01, 2015 08:33AM

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Posts: 539

We went to the Galleon the other night.
Excellent service and the food was outstanding. I had the dish called the Galleon. It was a huge piece of filet mignon with a chunk of lobster on top served with mashed potatoes and asparagus. It was heaven.Cooked perfectly. The meal was so large I took half of it home and had it for lunch the next day.
They are putting out the new menu I believe today. I hope they keep the dish that I had on the menu.

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

quirion
August 01, 2015 09:14AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 428

Quote
speee1dy
whats pb&c

Hoisin glazed pork belly and pickled
cabbage, cucumbers and carrots topped w/ cilantro
and spicy greens 12

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

speee1dy
August 01, 2015 06:32PM

Registered: 10 years ago
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hmm, never had pork belly but keep hearing about it on the cooking shows hubby watches,

sounds delish

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

IslandHops
August 02, 2015 05:47PM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 929

In the past I've praised the virtues of Savant, while others have not necessarily had the same experience. Unfortunately my recent meal there was not so good, and the fish totally undercooked. Dining with company, I had to refrain from providing my honest feedback, yet I can no longer recommend Savant as a top pick.

Thankfully Dashi still rocks.

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

buck
August 03, 2015 07:02AM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 223

Another great salad at the Bistro in Gallows Bay. Enough for 2 people. Friendly staff and super quick service. Only open breakfast and lunch.

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

Juanita
August 03, 2015 10:24AM

Registered: 12 years ago
Posts: 3,107

My favorite dining experience on St. Croix, or anywhere really, is the Ridge to Reef Slow Down dinners. They only have them about once a month, or less, so it's really something to look forward to. All locally grown/raised food, organic and chef prepared. It's a fine dining experience on the open air porch, in the rain forest.

It's a bit pricey, at $60-$100 per person, plus tip, but we don't go out to eat much anymore, so it doesn't kill our budget.

It's always on a Sunday night. Last night was a packed house and awesome food!!!

Juanita

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

vicanuck
August 03, 2015 11:31AM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 2,285

I've been to a few of the Slow Down dinners and enjoyed them. But the last one I went to was way too slow. We left after 5 hours of no food. That was too slow for me.

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

Juanita
August 03, 2015 12:42PM

Registered: 12 years ago
Posts: 3,107

Quote
vicanuck
I've been to a few of the Slow Down dinners and enjoyed them. But the last one I went to was way too slow. We left after 5 hours of no food. That was too slow for me.

Wow, really no food in 5 hours? What was going on? It can be slow between courses, but not too extreme.

Juanita

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

vicanuck
August 03, 2015 12:49PM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 2,285

I'm not sure what happened that night. Nate was apologetic. We were with friends who had a sitter and couldn't wait any longer. It was a long night.

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

Stxer1
August 03, 2015 02:24PM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 281

5 hours is totally absurd. No meal is worth that. I'd have left too. Probably after one hour of no food!

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

vicanuck
August 03, 2015 05:08PM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 2,285

But I do want to say that I HAVE had good experiences with R2R dinners too.

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

quirion
August 03, 2015 05:43PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 428

Quote
Juanita
My favorite dining experience on St. Croix, or anywhere really, is the Ridge to Reef Slow Down dinners. They only have them about once a month, or less, so it's really something to look forward to. All locally grown/raised food, organic and chef prepared. It's a fine dining experience on the open air porch, in the rain forest.

It's a bit pricey, at $60-$100 per person, plus tip, but we don't go out to eat much anymore, so it doesn't kill our budget.

It's always on a Sunday night. Last night was a packed house and awesome food!!!

We were there as well last night for the first time! Was absolutely wonderful!

EAT @ CANE BAY CLOSES

vicanuck
September 08, 2015 10:35AM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 2,285

I had heard this was the last weekend in business for eat@Cane Bay in its present form.

Can anyone else confirm this?

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

Oldie1
September 08, 2015 03:59PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 194

No surprise there; they tried to apply their stateside corporate rules here, just doesn't work.

You have to be pretty bad to FU#K a beach front bar.

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

speee1dy
September 08, 2015 04:26PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 8,547

Interesting. Had not heard that

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

stxsailor
September 08, 2015 04:56PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 497

What do you mean "stateside corporate rules"?

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

Oldie1
September 08, 2015 06:19PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 194

EAT always had a friendly laid back vibe; the new owners seemed to quash that.
Many long time patrons were not made to feel welcome so when season ended, so did their business.

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

OldTart
September 08, 2015 07:28PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 6,524

Quote
Oldie1
EAT always had a friendly laid back vibe; the new owners seemed to quash that.
Many long time patrons were not made to feel welcome so when season ended, so did their business.

Which has nothing to do with "stateside corporate rules".

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

Oldie1
September 08, 2015 08:20PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 194

Oh please, it sure does.

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

rmb2830
September 08, 2015 10:33PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 441

Interesting. Anyone remember how long Bacchus stayed open when it had the new owners? Longer than one year, though...

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

Stxer1
September 09, 2015 01:23AM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 281

Can you explain a bit more about what you said about the new owners "quashing the laid back vibe." I'm wondering in what ways did they actually do that? What did the patrons feel that was different from before? Thanks.

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

Oldie1
September 09, 2015 05:45AM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 194

Sorry none of you were aware of what was going on at EAT

On several occasions friends went in to have dinner and drinks, although the place was empty the bartender said they were full with reservations and would not even seat them at the bar.
Food was bad, long waits, couldn't keep staff--- on and on.

I think there are comments on this thread the will explain.

The place has been around for years before it was EAT and has always done well

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