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Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

lescooper
April 05, 2018 03:43PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 147

Glad to hear that I'm not the only one disappointed by Balters. Tried it 3 times and didn't care for the food, small portions and the high price. Thought that maybe I just didn't have the taste for fine cuisine.

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

Moinstx
April 06, 2018 01:01AM

Registered: 1 year ago
Posts: 20

surprised

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sunshinefun

BTW...the original balter Chef Digby Stridiron was recently fired from Parcel 32 in Charleston. I guess they didn't like the food either. Here's the link:

[www.postandcourier.com]

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

speee1dy
April 06, 2018 01:27PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 8,598

yeah, thats not fine cuisine lol


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lescooper
Glad to hear that I'm not the only one disappointed by Balters. Tried it 3 times and didn't care for the food, small portions and the high price. Thought that maybe I just didn't have the taste for fine cuisine.

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

speee1dy
August 13, 2018 07:49AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 8,598

went to common cents pub yesterday. service was great food was good. but we split the deep fried oreos. and OMG, they were so good. ive never had them before. they were yummy

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

Fishbait
August 13, 2018 09:05AM

Registered: 1 year ago
Posts: 96

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Juanita
My favorite is Salud! It's small and intimate, but still has a fun feel, particularly at the bar. We always run into people we know, and for us, it's right in the neighborhood. The food is outstanding. We have our favorites, but we are never disappointed when we try something new. Good service too. It's considered upscale, so I wouldn't call it inexpensive, but there is a bar menu with lower priced choices.

Recently visited the new restaurant on the north shore, Rowdy Joe's. Can't wait to go back. It's a neighborhood bar feel, with tables inside and out on a porch. I had the fish tacos ($12) and my husband had the Asian ribs ($22). Both were excellent. Service was good too. Oh, almost forgot.....The Espresso Chocolate Chip homemade ice cream is about the best ice cream I have ever had!!!

Neil,
I don't have the web address handy, but SCUBA publishes a page on their site with a lot of the STX restaurants. It's not advertisements. The restaurants don't have a thing to do with what is posted there, so it's all honest. I go to it often, if we want to go somewhere new , or I'm just having a senior moment and can't think of anywhere to go for lunch or dinner.

I must still be half asleep this Monday AM. Didn't realize I replied to post that was from years ago. Anyway, it's interesting to see all the changes & new places mentioned.

We love Rowdy Joes and it's close enough to our condo. It has a nice outdoor seating area with plants and decorations but where you don't feel you are paying for the view.

As for food, ditto Fish Tacos and my wife LOVES the Bleu Cheese Cheesecake salad. Yes, great service also.

One note, the bar area can get a little "rowdy" (loud & crazy, not anything bad) but it's part of the atmosphere... If you sit outside you can just laugh at the noise if you don't feel like joining in.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/13/2018 09:12AM by Fishbait.

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

speee1dy
August 13, 2018 10:08AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 8,598

this is kept current as time goes by and as people have good and bad experiences at local STX restaurants



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Fishbait
Quote
Juanita
My favorite is Salud! It's small and intimate, but still has a fun feel, particularly at the bar. We always run into people we know, and for us, it's right in the neighborhood. The food is outstanding. We have our favorites, but we are never disappointed when we try something new. Good service too. It's considered upscale, so I wouldn't call it inexpensive, but there is a bar menu with lower priced choices.

Recently visited the new restaurant on the north shore, Rowdy Joe's. Can't wait to go back. It's a neighborhood bar feel, with tables inside and out on a porch. I had the fish tacos ($12) and my husband had the Asian ribs ($22). Both were excellent. Service was good too. Oh, almost forgot.....The Espresso Chocolate Chip homemade ice cream is about the best ice cream I have ever had!!!

Neil,
I don't have the web address handy, but SCUBA publishes a page on their site with a lot of the STX restaurants. It's not advertisements. The restaurants don't have a thing to do with what is posted there, so it's all honest. I go to it often, if we want to go somewhere new , or I'm just having a senior moment and can't think of anywhere to go for lunch or dinner.

I must still be half asleep this Monday AM. Didn't realize I replied to post that was from years ago. Anyway, it's interesting to see all the changes & new places mentioned.

We love Rowdy Joes and it's close enough to our condo. It has a nice outdoor seating area with plants and decorations but where you don't feel you are paying for the view.

As for food, ditto Fish Tacos and my wife LOVES the Bleu Cheese Cheesecake salad. Yes, great service also.

One note, the bar area can get a little "rowdy" (loud & crazy, not anything bad) but it's part of the atmosphere... If you sit outside you can just laugh at the noise if you don't feel like joining in.

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

Moinstx
August 13, 2018 10:47PM

Registered: 1 year ago
Posts: 20

I agree about Common Cents. The food has been pretty great the last couple of times we went in. Also, tried Pepper Grill as something new, had a huge pate and plate of ribs for hubby with all the sides and both were quite good. They have a large menu. It is a food truck with built- on deck adjacent to the first gas station heading out of C'sted town into East end. Well taken care of spot with an older man and lady running it.

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

Chabu
August 14, 2018 07:24AM

Registered: 2 months ago
Posts: 12

You really can't go wrong with Savant. The food and setting are amazing.

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

stxdreamer
August 14, 2018 07:50PM

Registered: 12 years ago
Posts: 159

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Chabu
You really can't go wrong with Savant. The food and setting are amazing.

We ate at Savant in early July. Food and service was outstanding.

"St. Croix someday!"

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

sunshinefun
August 15, 2018 08:33AM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 682

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Chabu
You really can't go wrong with Savant. The food and setting are amazing.

Its just not the same without bartender Eric G.

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

speee1dy
August 15, 2018 03:22PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 8,598

Ah, i found it. i didnt know what it was called and i get gas there all the time

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Moinstx
I agree about Common Cents. The food has been pretty great the last couple of times we went in. Also, tried Pepper Grill as something new, had a huge pate and plate of ribs for hubby with all the sides and both were quite good. They have a large menu. It is a food truck with built- on deck adjacent to the first gas station heading out of C'sted town into East end. Well taken care of spot with an older man and lady running it.

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