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Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

stxsailor
October 24, 2016 09:49AM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 437

Toast and Shupes are two of my faves, let's not forget Miraims.

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

speee1dy
October 24, 2016 10:04AM

Registered: 9 years ago
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lol, i am not fond of miriams either

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

watruw8ing4
October 24, 2016 10:54AM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 850

Toast was a disappointment for us. Food was not that great and the service was really bad. We're going to try it again, though. Maybe it was just a bad day.

Went to balter once in June when guests were in town. It was good, but didn't live up to the hype. Tough chicken (the sauce saved it) and boring beef the night we were there. And it was a bit too pretentious for my taste. Any place not happy about leaving a salt shaker on the table is not a place I'm going to be happy with. (I know, I know, their salt is mined from some utopian place, and far superior to the common stuff, and I should have been thrilled with the few grains we were allotted. But sorry, we were only trying to make a bland side edible, and we shouldn't have received the attitude as if we were asking for water from the Holy Grail). We were all wishing we'd opted for Zion instead. The signature cocktails and infused liquors were to die for, though. So the evening wasn't a total bust.

Rum Runners is still a good place for lunch. But the fish tacos aren't what they used to be. Bombay is good too. Consistent and cool.

Shupes has great bar food. I just wish they'd serve the food on plates. Hard to keep all that paper nailed down when it's breezy, and sometimes I like to finish up a messy sandwich with a knife and fork. But it is what it is. We usually use them for take-out.

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

JohnnyU
October 24, 2016 06:49PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 452

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watruw8ing4
Any place not happy about leaving a salt shaker on the table is not a place I'm going to be happy with. (I know, I know, their salt is mined from some utopian place, and far superior to the common stuff, and I should have been thrilled with the few grains we were allotted. But sorry, we were only trying to make a bland side edible, and we shouldn't have received the attitude as if we were asking for water from the Holy Grail).


No mere mortal can with stand salt fromthe Halls of Valhalla or the Elysium Fields

Consider yourself lucky

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

watruw8ing4
October 25, 2016 03:28PM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 850

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JohnnyU
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watruw8ing4
Any place not happy about leaving a salt shaker on the table is not a place I'm going to be happy with. (I know, I know, their salt is mined from some utopian place, and far superior to the common stuff, and I should have been thrilled with the few grains we were allotted. But sorry, we were only trying to make a bland side edible, and we shouldn't have received the attitude as if we were asking for water from the Holy Grail).


No mere mortal can with stand salt fromthe Halls of Valhalla or the Elysium Fields

Consider yourself lucky

We did glow for a few days after. Thought it was extra sun. But who can be sure?

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

speee1dy
November 12, 2016 12:13PM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 8,374

went to cafe fresco. has always been one of my favorites. today hubby got the pumpkin pancakes, i am not a fan of pancakes at all, but these-these were divine

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

daveb722
November 12, 2016 03:56PM

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speee1dy
went to cafe fresco. has always been one of my favorites. today hubby got the pumpkin pancakes, i am not a fan of pancakes at all, but these-these were divine

Where is it?

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rotorhead
November 12, 2016 06:39PM

Registered: 12 years ago
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daveb722
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speee1dy
went to cafe fresco. has always been one of my favorites. today hubby got the pumpkin pancakes, i am not a fan of pancakes at all, but these-these were divine

Where is it?

In the courtyard behind Colianni&Colianni Law Offices on King St.

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

daveb722
November 13, 2016 10:26AM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 466

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rotorhead
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daveb722
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speee1dy
went to cafe fresco. has always been one of my favorites. today hubby got the pumpkin pancakes, i am not a fan of pancakes at all, but these-these were divine

Where is it?

In the courtyard behind Colianni&Colianni Law Offices on King St.

Thanks happy

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

speee1dy
November 13, 2016 07:00PM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 8,374

the menu is limited on saturdays

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

vicanuck
November 14, 2016 01:12PM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 2,177

I went to Blue Water Terrace on Saturday evening with guests. The food was delicious as always and I'm glad that they're back from their fall vacation. I had the 10 oz filet and the others had ribs. Very tasty, reasonably priced and great service.

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

speee1dy
January 02, 2017 12:35PM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 8,374

went to ocean view-where golden rail used to be.

food was average

there was only 1 server and 1 cook and 1 dishwasher. the server worked very hard and did a pretty good job of serving the people in the restaurant at the time. 3 tables basically sat down at one time.

the kitchen staff ( you could see in the kitchen ) were constantly busy. they had a party of 6, a party of 4 and us ( a party of 2 ) to get food out for. it took almost 1 1/1 for us to get food, this was from the time we sat down. i was getting ready to leave when the food finally arrived.

while we were there there were 3 women sitting at the bar. one went behind the bar a couple of times to get refills on her drink ( she looked like the server , she also used to work at the pickled greek ) the one in the middle just sat there. the other one on the end, after the rush was over and all tables were bused, started wiping the tables down. she came to out table and asked if ours was okay, we said it was fine and she still wanted to wipe it down . ( honestly, looked like she was tipsy????? Not sure as i did not ask her. but her motions and voice made it seem so) she wiped down about 4 tables and went and sat back down. a few minutes later those three left.

not sure who they were or why they didnt actually help either the kitchen or server when they actually needed help. that whole situation was very disturbing. were they owners/managers/workers? if so why didnt they do anything to actually help out?

the server did her best especially as she was the only one working the bar/restaurant.

not sure if we will give them another try.

i do not blame the kitchen staff or the server. this is clearly a management issue. as in poor management

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

LiquidFluoride
January 28, 2017 11:28AM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 1,940

Amazing new restaurant in F'sted just north of Lost Dog (on the west side of the road).


Cibone`

They make the menu up every day based on what ever they can source "freshest" locally.

We tried everything they had to offer (Except desert, too full) and ordered a dish to go besides.

Great spot, some of the best food I've eaten on the island, they had Randy playing live last night & the volume level was "appropriate" which is so rare around here.

I'm probably adding this one into my rotation of places to eat (gotta try it a few more times, just in case...), very very good.

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

watruw8ing4
January 28, 2017 02:43PM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 850

Since I was down on balter before, thought I'd better update.

We went there for lunch last week and everything was great (sausage sandwich and Reuben). I needed no salt shaker this time around. No complaints. So, we are going to give dinner another try.

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

East Ender
February 12, 2017 12:34PM

Registered: 13 years ago
Posts: 4,878

I guess you guys have some good food over there, eh?

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Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

LiquidFluoride
February 12, 2017 02:15PM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 1,940

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East Ender
I guess you guys have some good food over there, eh?

[stthomassource.com]

I believe it... there's some good talent here.

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

Jumbie
February 12, 2017 02:18PM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 666

We just had lunch @ Eat @ Cane Bay. Very good food and service. They were extremely busy --because it's a Sunday. Much better with the new ownership.

Jumbie

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

stt007
February 13, 2017 07:45AM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 458

Can't seem to find phone number for Cibone. Anybody have it?

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

sunsetrrr
February 13, 2017 09:11AM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 7

try 340-514-8843 .. they also have a facebook with menu updates

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

stt007
February 13, 2017 10:07AM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 458

Thank you.

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

SunnyCyn
June 27, 2017 07:23AM

Registered: 1 year ago
Posts: 65

Just wanted to post that we went to Savant last night and were genuinely wowed!

Appetizers included the empanadas: fantastic, and charred calamari, quite good but unevenly crisped (ranged from just done to cinders).

I had the curry goat and it was the best I've ever had--actually the best thing I've ever eaten in the Caribbean. Truly delicious.
My husband had the rabbit & biscuit, which I tasted, and it was out of this world.
Both came with a super vinegary side of greens; delicious acidic complement to the rich main courses.

Hubby had a passionfruit spritzer which was also delicious; I was driving so I just had a single glass of Pinot Grigio.

Our kids are 9 years old and very adventurous eaters; they shared the Asian invasion. A bit too spicy for the girl child but delicious.

We sat on the terrace and appreciated the beautiful (steamy!) setting, as well as the can of bug spray on the bar smiling

We'll definitely be back, next time without kids and preferably with a driver so we can enjoy additional cooling cocktails smiling



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Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

speee1dy
June 27, 2017 07:53AM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 8,374

i have only been there once and it was good. i guess i might need to go there again soon

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

SunnyCyn
June 27, 2017 04:17PM

Registered: 1 year ago
Posts: 65

It's certainly not kid-friendly but as I recall you're mercilessly unburdened with such concerns ????????
Super romantic setting on the terrace.

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

SunnyCyn
June 27, 2017 06:53PM

Registered: 1 year ago
Posts: 65

No idea why the question marks inserted there, sorry!

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

speee1dy
June 28, 2017 08:34AM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 8,374

lol, my son is grown so no kids here . do cats count?

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