StX Restaurant Ratings
Haven't thought of fried conch in years. We used to eat it in the Bahamas years ago. Yum! I'll see you soon, trw.
Salud offers grilled mahi with their signature salad. Always great. Most fine restaurants are glad to offer whatever you want, within reason. Kind of reminds me of Meg Ryan in When Harry Met Sally. No, not THAT scene!:@)
we only do fresh conch,and it's out of season right now,sorry ladies,great crab cakes though
Well when I put out my earlier request for restauranteurs to check out our restaurant listing ( www.stcroixscuba.com/restaurants ) I didn't realize that the email link wasn't working due to our changing website and email servers. It's all up and running now so if you submitted a request and got a bounced email please give it another try. Thanks.
tattoo boy was in for bfast this am and he told me his new chef is a "rockstar" tattoo boy is quite the foodie and so if he's impressed with the guy he must be good,apparently after cook school the guy wandered for 4 years working in all kinds of restaurants and cuisines to gain more knowledge and experience
i just want to say that i hope people do not stay home nights,we cannot live our lives in fear,when we do that we let the bad boys win
so this guy came up to me and told me an interesting bit of scandal and then he told me i couldn't say anything how unfair is that,jeez don't tell these things,if i can't disguise them and pass them on,not fair.lol
i think you just did the same thing to us...
ms forbes i would never do that to you,your boss maybe but never you
Had a great meal at the Tophat last week. Don't see them mentioned much here, but Bent and Hanna are serving fabulous Danish comfort food in the bar at Tophat from Wednesday nights on. Mike Monagle is bartending and is great to hang and chat with.
Planned on going to the Pickled Greek this week but am not sure if they are open, what a sad story. I will try and get into Salud Bistro, I know they can be crowded on the weekend
i believe they're reopening tonight, and i'm sure they could use the support. Give 'em a call 340.713.1868
Went to Salud...OMG....their food has got to be the best, I had the chicken with mussels and it was so delicious. I saw someone with a special and it was fresh sardines, I thought they came in a can LOL..they looked great, next time! It was pretty busy and everyone seemed to be having a good time,I'll try Pickled Greek next week maybe.
one of the greeks servers was in and was really tired,they were packed on friday night
stay away from the Golden Arches on Centerline, not only are they slow and unorganized - I got sick from a hamburger that wasn't fully cooked. I should have sued them
I wonder why the Stixx location is still empty? It used to be pretty good. Anybody know anything about it? Would be nice to have another dining option on the boardwalk.
vicki was cleaning at bongos yesterday so i wandered over to talk,they'll be open in november for lunch and dinner,pub food she said, when jason left the place apparently he trashed it and she told me you needed to wear a mask when you went inside,they're paying half rent until october and then they leave for the month and will be back on island in november to open and both places are for sale
TRW, "both places are for sale" - are you saying both 54 and Bongos are for sale? I thought Bongos wasn't open yet. Are they planning on opening, creating value then selling?
I like pub food, can't wait to try it out!
My girl and i had lunch at Sam Woo's for the first time the other day. We each ordered a different chicken entree. Mine was priced a couple dollars more. When the food arrived, both dishes were IDENTICAL. The same breaded and fried chicken with the same sauce. She had noodles and I had rice, otherwise I paid more for the exact same dish! It was actually rather humerous.
Food was below average in flavor and quality in my opinion.
Sam Woo's can't even get the fried rice right. Everything is so oily or greasy. The chief is supposed to have good credentials but I wouldn't let him make toast.
The best attempt I've found is bejing house near Plaza. They make a great veggie egg foo yung.
The new menu at Salud is great; lots of fun things to choose from and the pricing is very fair. I think the new Chef has lots of innovative ideas. Looking forward to more tasty dinners there.
...where is Tophat? and do they really offer Danish cuisine?
On Company Street over A Better Copy; the owners are Danish so the answer is yes.
If you have any claustrophobia problems you don't want to go there. Very very tiny and everything is pushed so close together. It makes Paradise look like a huge air plane hanger in comparison. The food may be excellent but I can not eat there. They should have put the restaurant where they put the gallery.
The Tophat is on company street above A Better Copy - essentially across the street from the post office in Christiansted. They have been in business for 30 or 40 years. And yes, Bent and Hanna offer wonderful Danish cuisine. They only serve in the bar as they have turned the upper part of the former restaurant into an art gallery. Hanna says, and I quote; "we are too old to do a full restaurant anymore." I think they do what they do now for the fun of it and so they can see all their friends! They have a chalkboard menu, Bent makes everything from scratch and it is delicious. Without fail if you go to the bar and sit with a drink you will find yourself with a small sampling of homemade sausage, pate', or frickadeller on the house. It is like going to someone's home and having them cook for you. Plus you get great stories of St. Croix back in the day! I think having such a small space and limited seating makes it better than the old tophat was because everything is cooked to order. It truly is Danish comfort food and the prices are very reasonable. I don't know where else you'll get a beautiful homemade veal sausage, mashed potatoes (really good ones BTW), and braised red cabbage for $18. Give it a try and let me know what you think. I'm curious because it certainly is "old school" but in many ways their devotion to making everything in house with excellent ingredients was/is ahead of its time.
Had dinner at Salud last night. It was very very good. I think they have done a great job with the menu and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Flavor and degree of doneness on my boneless pork chop and my wife's steak were spot on. Great polenta with candied pistachio's with my pork - the french fries with the steak were great. Dessert was outstanding and I'm not a dessert fan usually - flourless chocolate espresso torte.
If i were to quibble with Salud my quiblles would be very very slight - and they have more to do with the restaurant than the food. While being courteous and providing good service, the server was overly perky to the point of being just shy of annoying. There is a comment above about pricing at Salud being very fair. I'm not sure how to judge that. The bar menu is certainly a value. When judging fair pricing i think it is important to note that all entrees are served with only a starch and protein so if you want a vegetable it is a la carte at $5 . Wine list is very good - pricing is your standard restaurant mark up. Ambience is the same as it has always been - trendy and noisy - no carpets, no draperies. Some people like loud and perky - personally I'd prefer it a bit quieter and mellow.
All in all the new menu was a refreshing change, and the food was excellent. I hope they can keep the quality and inventiveness this good for the long haul.
Dear Betty - I'm sorry you don't care for the atmosphere, but i think you are doing to place a disservice to the restaurant by saying "If you have any claustrophobia problems you don't want to go there. Very very tiny and everything is pushed so close together. It makes Paradise look like a huge air plane hanger in comparison" While I agree the space is small, it is in no way that packed (four tables in total if i recall correctly). the tables are sizable and its not crowded. Perhaps you were there when they had an event and it was tight. I'm not sure, but normally it is not cramped, it is just small with a few tables. It certainly does not make Paradise Cafe look like an airplane hanger. Paradise cafe is much more cramped and crowded than Tophat's bar will ever be. Bent and Hanna have no desire to make it a full restaurant upstairs - they've been there done that. I am not shilling for anyone here, I have no vested interest in the place, I'm just saying its one of my favorite spots for great food, warm ambience, and a cozy environment that I hope others will have the pleasure to discover. I think they get overlooked because they are not on the foodie lists of places to go. Maybe i should just keep my mouth shut so i can enjoy it without a crowd.
My suggestion is to try it for yourself. If you don't like it or its too "cozy" for you, then at least you've tried it with an open mind.
I agree stxfoodie, it's a lovely place.