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Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

JohnnyU
January 05, 2018 06:23PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 450

Wasn’t impressed with either incarnation of the brew pub for both beer or food

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

NugBlazer
January 06, 2018 03:05PM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 305

Went to Brew STX on NYE for the first time in a looong time. Kurt Schindler was playing, place was hopping. Went to the bar and waited FOREVER for service. It was borderline strange: I stood there for at least 5-10 minutes and none of the bartenders even acknowledged me, which was odd since there was no one else at the bar! Finally I said "the hell with this" and walked over the the Mill Bar, where I got served instantly.

Back in the day, when Mikey and Shupe were the head bartenders at Brew Pub, sometimes they would ignore people like that. I knew them, so it never happened to me. But, now it looks like no one is safe from being ignored there. Screw that place. After about 1,000 visits over the years, I don't think I'll ever return. I don't need to go anywhere that thinks it's above the little things like serving customers.

Ironically, Shupes on the Boardwalk always has great service and AMAZING burgers. So, there's that.

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

LiquidFluoride
January 08, 2018 09:37AM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 1,938

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NugBlazer
Ironically, Shupes on the Boardwalk always has great service and AMAZING burgers. So, there's that.


aren't both run by shupe?

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

Scubadoo
January 08, 2018 01:02PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,787

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LiquidFluoride
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NugBlazer
Ironically, Shupes on the Boardwalk always has great service and AMAZING burgers. So, there's that.


aren't both run by shupe?

That's the ironic part.

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

NugBlazer
January 09, 2018 03:15PM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 305

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Scubadoo
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LiquidFluoride
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NugBlazer
Ironically, Shupes on the Boardwalk always has great service and AMAZING burgers. So, there's that.


aren't both run by shupe?

That's the ironic part.

Ding! Ding! Give Scubadoo a cigar. smiling

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

Moinstx
January 10, 2018 06:50AM

Registered: 11 months ago
Posts: 12

I have noticed this same thing at Brew from the bartenders. Don't go to the boardwalk that often but it happened several times there! Also from the older, big grey haired guy at Shupe's. It's like check to see if someone is standing there needing something with $ outstretched in hand before you wash glasses for 5 minutes or just stand there. The You Are Here bartender has been good though.

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

speee1dy
January 17, 2018 11:47AM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 8,281

went to the buccaneer for dinner friday. we go to a special place once a year for christmas dinner.

hubby had the smoked seafood pasta. i had the crispy thai chicken

my food was delicious. plenty of chicken. not enough vegies though.

hubby was not happy with his meal. it had scallops muscles and shrimp. the biggest of all three of those was less than 1/2 inch. most were smaller than a dime. we expected normal sized shrimp etc... disappointing to be sure.

but the appetizer was divine. lamb chops with hummus

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

Stxer1
January 19, 2018 10:26AM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 278

We also dined at the Buc one night after Kendrick took over the kitchen. Haven't been back after that experience.

The dinner menu prices were way too high compared to before he came on board, and our meals were nothing special. Plenty of other excellent restaurants on island without the overpriced menu.

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

vicanuck
January 19, 2018 01:22PM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 2,126

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Stxer1
We also dined at the Buc one night after Kendrick took over the kitchen. Haven't been back after that experience.

When I dine at The Buccaneer, I expect to pay five star resort prices, not local restaurant prices. I had several excellent meals while Dave Kendrick was the chef and I look forward to trying out their new little restaurant in town.

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

Jumbie
January 19, 2018 08:23PM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 659

Since we have been here for the winter, we have ate 2x at The Palms @ Pelican Cove. Both times our meals were well prepared, delicious, & modestly priced. Beverage prices during Happy Hour are very reasonable & service was good.

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

Scubadoo
January 19, 2018 10:33PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,787

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Jumbie
Since we have been here for the winter, we have ate 2x at The Palms @ Pelican Cove. Both times our meals were well prepared, delicious, & modestly priced. Beverage prices during Happy Hour are very reasonable & service was good.

Well that's good to hear since they've been struggling a bit with the hurricanes and new owner's. Have you posted a TA review?

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

speee1dy
January 20, 2018 11:21AM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 8,281

forgive me for asking, but where is the palms again

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

Scubadoo
January 20, 2018 12:10PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,787

Pelican Cove between Judith's Fancy and the little princess nature conservancy estate

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

Islander
January 20, 2018 12:56PM

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Registered: 12 years ago
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Updated restaurant guides on VInow.com.

St. Croix Restaurants - http://www.vinow.com/stcroix/dining_stx/

St. Thomas Restaurants - http://www.vinow.com/stthomas/dining/

St. John Restaurants - http://www.vinow.com/stjohn/dining/

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

Jumbie
January 20, 2018 01:30PM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 659

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Scubadoo
Pelican Cove between Judith's Fancy and the little princess nature conservancy estate

Go down the road at Gas City toward Sugar Mill Vet & the ocean. At 2nd road to the right turn right. Palms Restaurant is on left several hundred yds

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

Scubadoo
January 20, 2018 01:31PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,787

Word is that Above the Cliff STX is closed for good.

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

Jumbie
January 20, 2018 02:32PM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 659

Chris Hocking ( chef/owner) sold or is still in the process of selling all kitchen equipment. The owner of the building/land is too cheap to pay for the repair of a hurricane damaged roof.

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

Jumbie
January 22, 2018 06:29AM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 659

U

Well that's good to hear since they've been struggling a bit with the hurricanes and new owner's. Have you posted a TA review?[/quote]

Scubadoo - I posted a very positive TA review for The Palms Restaurant & also included a picture I had taken.

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

speee1dy
January 22, 2018 11:34AM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 8,281

thank you for the replies

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