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Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

speee1dy
July 05, 2011 11:24AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 4,540

islandjoan, i had that special too-too dry. not pleaseing to the eye either.

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

SunnyCaribe
July 06, 2011 05:50PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 379

We went to BWT the other day for lunch. The food was great, the menu was full of do-not-have's and the service was poor.

We've gone into the Bistro now on several occasions and it has been wonderful and, more importantly, consistent!

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

Juanita
July 11, 2011 12:57PM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 2,893

Anyone on STX know where to get some crab legs? Cheney Bay doesn't have them, anymore. What's the name of the restaurant at Hibiscus now? They used to have them. They used to be good, then got pretty gnarly, but I'd give them another chance.

Juanita

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Bombi
July 11, 2011 01:46PM

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Juanita, maybe the new Butcher/Fish market in Gallows bay. I think the name is the Basic Butcher

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Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

speee1dy
July 11, 2011 06:06PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 4,540

juanita, breezes or the palms?

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

Bassman
July 12, 2011 08:46AM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 177

Elizabeth's at the Hibiscus

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

Juanita
July 12, 2011 10:54AM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 2,893

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Bassman
Elizabeth's at the Hibiscus

Thanks. I thought Eliz.'s had changed hands again and was something different. We used to go for the Friday all you can eat crab legs, and it was really good for the first 3 or 4 times. Then, don't know what happened, but the food got a little sloppy. I'll check with them and give 'em another shot. I was really hoping for some crab legs before Friday. Just got that craving!!!!

Juanita

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

saucey
August 10, 2011 11:02PM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 226

Dinner at Blue Moon was a disappointment. The Wahoo was already dead, they did not need to kill it some more. Too bad. There are so few places to eat out west, and none of them are worth the drive anymore.

What happened to Blue Moon?

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

Juanita
August 11, 2011 07:57AM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 2,893

We are finding most places a disappointment, to the point where we don't go out nearly as much as we used to. I am so looking forward to going to the states later this month and eating my way through Florida! LOL

Juanita

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

Neil
August 11, 2011 08:29AM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 996

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Juanita
We are finding most places a disappointment, to the point where we don't go out nearly as much as we used to. I am so looking forward to going to the states later this month and eating my way through Florida! LOL

I agree with you about finding most places disappointing.

(td) Ate at the Palms last week... we were the only ones dining at the start of dinner. They 'lost' our order, then served rice that wasn't fully cooked, yet the chef said it was fine (Culinary Tip: Cooked Basmati rice should be rather soft, not hard).

(tu) Ate at Beachside Cafe at Sandcastles on the westend the other night, and it was good. Good service and great setting too.

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

Jumbie
August 11, 2011 09:04AM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 485

We went to Savant this past Tuesday for dinner only because we were guests of another couple and we picked Savant vs going somewhere else. What a great choice we made since my wife & I have never ate there. All 4 of us had an excellent experience. Without going into details of what everybody ordered; wine, appetizers, entrees, & their unique twist on serving coffee was all very delicious. The wait staff was friendly, prompt and very efficient.

Jumbie-STX

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

stxfoodie
August 12, 2011 09:29AM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 209

Restaurants currently worth going to list:

Rowdy Joes
Galangal
Salud

When it reopens:

Cafe Chritine

Nuff said

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

SkysTheLimit
August 12, 2011 11:19AM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 1,469

Reminisce Restaurant last night was great. They are where the old Queen's Quarter hotel was. Now it's Villas and nice apartments with a new restaurant and bar poolside. They have a lunch menu, bar menu, and dinner menu. Worth checking out!!

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

Juanita
August 14, 2011 04:37PM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 2,893

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Jumbie
The name of this place is Asian Caribbean Cusine. It is located just west of 5 corners gas station besides the video store.They have an extensive menu along with sushi & Nigiri sushi. It is kind of pricey, servings are modest to small. They only use organically grown products including meats. Food was very tasty but too pricey for our budget. Nice clean place.

Jumbie -STX

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Drove by on the way into town today and there were "Closeout Sale" signs all over the windows.

Juanita

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

Jumbie
August 14, 2011 05:42PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 485

Drove by on the way into town today and there were "Closeout Sale" signs all over the windows.

Juanita on STX
VI resident since 1996

Are you sure that isn't the store next door that has the "closeout sale" signs on the windows? I saw the same thing Saturday but thought it was the video rental place with the closeout signs.

Jumbie -STX

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

Juanita
August 17, 2011 07:21PM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 2,893

I am DONE, DONE, DONE with poor customer service. Tried to order a to go from Breezees. I asked why we had to pay for bread on a to go when we didn't have to pay for bread in house. Told "it's our policy". Hubby asked earlier, and was told it was because it's a to go box. Really?? $4.00 for a to go box? Not too smart, IMHO. Order canceled. Somewhere along the line I learned that "It's our policy" is the kiss of death in customer service. No customer ever feels special when they get that answer. Making the customer feel special is what customer service is all about. Just ranting because now I have to go fix dinner! LOL

Juanita

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

Hiya!
August 17, 2011 07:57PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 729

The guy who owns Breezes is a TOTAL ASS, we stopped going there a long time ago. One time when we were there and it started raining he told guest it was their problem as they chose to sit outside, when 90 percent of their tables are outside. The stories about him are numerous.

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

mminstx
August 17, 2011 08:19PM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 219

Asian Caribbean 5 Corners did have the 'Closeout Sale' sign and the place next to it was for rent. We don't go out for Chinese anymore. Poor dinners at China Panda (old Sam Woo's) and Jade...

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

STXBob
August 17, 2011 09:53PM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 1,804

"It's our policy" to piss off customers reminds me of a happier story. A hotel owner on STT told me that each of the front desk staff is authorized to immediately remove the energy surcharge for any customer who complains about it. No management approval is needed.

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

teamhurldon
August 17, 2011 10:04PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 74

Agree about Breezez... It's a shame the owners are so difficult because the food is pretty good! And I feel for the servers who have to take the brunt/ backlash of the pointless "owners' policies..."

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

speee1dy
August 18, 2011 08:14AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 4,540

went to above the cliff not too long ago. had the fish tacos and the were good. our guests had the cheese stuffed burgers and said they were good.
the server was very nice.

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

rhstoo
September 18, 2011 11:27AM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 198

We had dinner last night at Reminesce - a pretty new restaurant close to the hospital. The food and service were exceptional!

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

boyd46
September 18, 2011 02:17PM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 299

I believe the old chef is back at China Panda; had lunch there last week and it was good.

No Bones--haven't been there for years; lunch was great and service exceptional.
Nice to see the owner working when it's busy, too many of them sit on their ass and watch everything go to hell.



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Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

CAtoSTX
September 18, 2011 07:39PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 592

Went to Salud last night - we Love that place.

Been going to BISTRO often, but I don't get away for lunch a lot - so I'm glad that they are now open on Sunday's too.

Had take-out from Galangal earlier this week, good, but really expensive. My thought is that they are probably having to buy special ingredients and spices and that brings up the prices.
I was dissapointed with the shrimp spring-rolls, but really like the Chicken pad thai and the Duck curry.

It's been a while but we hit our last straw with topside... one too many unimpressive meals when there are so many other places Id rather spend my money.
My last disappointment there was Schnitzel... dry and totally boring! basically - they served me a giant breaded pork cutlet - but there was no side, no sauce, no umph.

Re: StX Restaurant Ratings

Neil
October 01, 2011 04:59PM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 996

Was looking forward to finally eating at Bernies Beachside Cafe on the far westend. Disappointed the other night that it was "just okay". This was the consensus of all four of us. Given the distant location, prices, and similar dining competition, they're gonna need to do something.

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