StX Restaurant Ratings
Linda, we didnt only spend $2.00, taking up a table for hours.
Tried the Mexican night at Deep End last night. What a joke. I don't understand why a business would spend all that money advertising, then do such a lame job. Food was nasty. Service was pathetic. The young lady was nice enough, just not experienced or trained.
More and more we are finding that if you want a decent meal out on STX, you have to go to the high end places, and even then you can have a bad experience, and it costs twice as much. We really, really need a middle of the road, decent, consistent restaurant.
Going on vacation soon, and we're staying at a place where you can walk, bike or golf cart to 62 restaurants. I can't wait!!!!!!!!
thank you linda. juanita you are right about the service at the deep end bar. never had mexican night there. tried to do the pizza night. first they said they didnt have the ingredients to make the pizza on the night they were supposed to have it ( i called to find out when it would be ), so we said we would go elsewhere, so then they said they had it but that t would be regular price, so we said but the price was supposed to be x amount and then they said ok. all that run around because someone didnt want to make pizza and ended up making it. staff is always nice and friendly but not well trained.
We just had lunch at the La Reine Chicken Shack. Half a BBQ'd chicken with 2 johnny cakes is $5.50. We added a Coke and some side dishes (yucca, sweet plaintains and fig plantains), and the total was $9.50. It's an awesome value and plenty of food for two people. Very popular place too. Call ahead and avoid the wait.
Try Spicy Grill. It is a GREAT middle-priced sit-down or take out with FAST service on St Croix. It is located west on Queen Mary, and past UVI/complex traffic light, in a little shopping area to the left with the agriculture grounds on the right across the street from it. Every entree I have tried is great. The grilled chicken salad comes with a piece of garlic bread-love it! and things are between $10-$20. They also make their own peanut punch and sorrel drink.
Was very excited to hear that Sam Woo is starting to offer some Vietnamese dishes, so I tried the pho. Basically, it was inedible. The broth was murky and tasted like what I'd imagine warm, seasoned dish water would taste like. The noodles were the same kind you'd get in a Ramen noodle pack for 35 cents, and not like the ones traditionally served with pho. For the most part, the beef was fine, except for some reason they threw in these weird pieces of meat that looked like sliced up meatballs you'd find in a can of Chef Boyardee or a high school cafeteria lunch. I was also expecting it to be a bit more than the standard $6-7 you'd pay in the states for a bowl of pho. Certainly not $15 though. That was ridiculously overpriced.
Think I'll stick to their spring rolls and iced tea next time.
It's nothing but a good thing all around. Restaurant/bar owners always think that people will stay home, cook more, not come out to drink, but its not the case. Non-smokers can once again patronize the bars/restaurants that use to be too smoky.
Plus, it's not like smokers will have to withstand sub-zero temperatures when they're forced to smoke outside. I was in Denver when they implemented the non-smoking law, and business increased. The bartenders/servers could breathe clean air and the restaurant didn't have the ash tray smell lingering.
Did IHOP with the family tonight. It's some sort of special for kids meals on Thursday's so the place was pretty busy with families. Food was good. Service was ok. The kitchen still has a hard time keeping up there so it can take a while for your food to get there and for all your food to come out together. We were pretty lucky, probably waited about 30 minutes for our meals. Waitress was very nice but didn't ever come back to refill our drinks. But for the amount of food we got for $25 I can't complain...it was IHOP, much like it would be in the states!
We stumbled across the Avocado Pit this past weekend after striking out at Case Place (power was out.) We thought it was new as we really hadn't noticed it before (easy to miss) but learned they've been there a couple of years.
We were VERY surprised at how good the food was. Our son loved his boneless chicken meal, I had a great sandwich, and my wife had what she described as one of the best omelettes she has ever had anywhere! Even the shakes were excellent. We'll definitely be back in the near future.
Mmm-speaking of coleslaw- love it. Avocado Pit across from the Christiansted Fort has the best..with raisins. Nice steak wrap, too