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2beachbums

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Best restaurant for 25th Anniversary Dinner

March 02, 2014 02:11PM

We are bringing my sister & bro in-law for their 25th anniversary. They would like to go to a nice restaurant on their special day. She is allergic to shell fish! Poor girl! So it has to offer more than just seafood and have a nice atmosphere - maybe even a nice view. We don't really eat out at "fancy" places when we are on island so this is a first for us. We would like to stay on STT for this dinner because it will be our first full day on island. TIA!



Alana33

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Re: Best restaurant for 25th Anniversary Dinner

March 02, 2014 02:32PM

Oceana in Frenchtown. Make reservations and request oceanside dining.
[www.oceanavi.com]

exit zero

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Re: Best restaurant for 25th Anniversary Dinner

March 02, 2014 03:59PM

Also consider - in no particular order:

Banana Tree Grille
Blue Orchid
Grande Cru
Grille at Mahogany Run
Havana Blue
Mafolie
Old Stone Farmhouse
Virgilios

lydiaH

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Re: Best restaurant for 25th Anniversary Dinner

March 02, 2014 04:21PM

Room With A View - Excellent

Alana33

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Re: Best restaurant for 25th Anniversary Dinner

March 02, 2014 04:25PM

I have eaten at Blue Orchid twice and came away disappointed both times as did other guests with me.

cynthiaD

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Re: Best restaurant for 25th Anniversary Dinner

March 03, 2014 06:28AM

Recommend Banana Tree Grille.

STT Resident

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Re: Best restaurant for 25th Anniversary Dinner

March 03, 2014 07:24AM

Banana Tree Grille.

wildbill

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Re: Best restaurant for 25th Anniversary Dinner

March 03, 2014 11:24AM

My wife and I did Oceana for our 20th last year. It was great. Highly recommend it

2beachbums

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Re: Best restaurant for 25th Anniversary Dinner

March 03, 2014 11:46AM

Thank you everyone!

In regards to The Blue Orchid, is the menu as small as it is online?

Which property(s) has a really nice ocean view from your table? (looks like oceana & blue orchid, haven't checked them all out yet though.)

Is Thirteen on the Northside still open?



Alana33

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Re: Best restaurant for 25th Anniversary Dinner

March 03, 2014 12:07PM

No real view from inside Blue Orchid at all and decor is just okay. They do have more on menu that is not on website but found food lacking at the prices they charge. Thirteen on Northside still open but prefer Northside Bistro as find 13 a bit cluastorphobic tho food is usually good.

Banana Tree Grill has a town and harbor view (up at Bluebeard's Castle) and Oceana is oceanside.

exit zero

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Re: Best restaurant for 25th Anniversary Dinner

March 04, 2014 12:06AM

Mafolie Hotel may have the most impressive view from your table of any place mentioned so far.
[www.mafolie.com]

Alana33

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Re: Best restaurant for 25th Anniversary Dinner

March 04, 2014 09:03AM

Have you been recently,Exit Zero?
How's the food? Wasn't impressed last time we ate there but that was awhile ago.
The veiw is lovely of town and harbor but not ocean side.

There is a restaurant at Secret Harbor that is on the beach but cannot remember the name or comment on whether food is excellent or not.Maybe some else can.

Alana33

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Re: Best restaurant for 25th Anniversary Dinner

March 04, 2014 11:08AM

The restaurant at Secret Harbor is Sunset Grill.
[www.sunsetgrillevi.com]

2beachbums

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Re: Best restaurant for 25th Anniversary Dinner

March 04, 2014 05:00PM

I think I remember wanting to try the Agave Terrace because of the live steel pan music. Is that at Point Pleasant?? Still open? Recommend?

Thanks Alan33 & Exitzero for all your help!



Alana33

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Re: Best restaurant for 25th Anniversary Dinner

March 04, 2014 06:13PM

No longer Agave. Can't tell you new name, if it's open or not or if food is any good.
I am sure someoneelse will know and post.

beachboy

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Re: Best restaurant for 25th Anniversary Dinner

March 05, 2014 03:04PM

I believe it is going to be called Agave Blue, but don't think it is open yet.

STT Resident

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Re: Best restaurant for 25th Anniversary Dinner

March 05, 2014 04:18PM

Quote
beachboy
I believe it is going to be called Agave Blue, but don't think it is open yet.

Supposedly opening in April.

exit zero

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Re: Best restaurant for 25th Anniversary Dinner

March 06, 2014 12:17AM

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Alana33
Have you been recently,Exit Zero?
How's the food? Wasn't impressed last time we ate there but that was awhile ago.
The veiw is lovely of town and harbor but not ocean side.

.

3 times in the last 6 months -- I eat the simplest foods - fresh fish or grilled steaks - can't comment on the constructed dishes but mine were just fine.
It is mostly all about the view IMO and I am usually with visitors who are awed by the beauty.

UCantMakeThisStuffUp

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Re: Best restaurant for 25th Anniversary Dinner

March 06, 2014 11:58AM

Old Stone Farmhouse...by far the best.

STT Resident

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Re: Best restaurant for 25th Anniversary Dinner

March 06, 2014 01:23PM

Quote
UCantMakeThisStuffUp
Old Stone Farmhouse...by far the best.

Rather high chef turnover leads to inconsistency affecting the opinion of the day!

Alana33

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Re: Best restaurant for 25th Anniversary Dinner

March 06, 2014 04:01PM

What STT Resident says about Stone Farmhouse is true. Very inconsistant in both quality and service and while the building interior is lovely -no views to speak of, whatsoever.

Lolly

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Re: Best restaurant for 25th Anniversary Dinner

March 06, 2014 04:45PM

We are on Island now and it is all good ! I think Mims restaurant at Bolongo Bay is the most romantic , you are outside on the water and the food is very good . She features seafood but has other fish and steaks , she is only open in the evening but is always busy !

We are at Sapphire for a month and love the quiet here , this has the best beach and pool of all the resorts on the Island...too bad the owners can't get it together . New BBQ food truck at the top of the hill is good and reasonable prices !

So far we have been to The Pie Whole , really good pizza !! Dinner at A Fish Tail in Red Hook was again a disappointment for me , I have never had a good meal there , but the rest of my family likes it . Green House , very consistent and good , Delly Deck for breakfast and people watching . Met up with friends at Iggies but like it best on Weds Carnival night , will take G'kids there when they get here next week....a must do for the now 12 & 16 year olds .

A few quick bites in Red Hook & Cruz Bay , otherwise cooking in the condo

I will write a few tips I have picked up over the years , later.

Really sad that the wonderful Book Store in Havensight closed !! I have a Kindle but sometimes you just need to hold a book , especially liked their selection of books on the Caribbean....now where to for books ? K-mart doesn't have much

STT Resident

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Re: Best restaurant for 25th Anniversary Dinner

March 06, 2014 05:44PM

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Really sad that the wonderful Book Store in Havensight closed !! I have a Kindle but sometimes you just need to hold a book , especially liked their selection of books on the Caribbean....now where to for books ? K-mart doesn't have much

The STT Humane Society flea market is open Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays starting at 11AM and has a whole big room dedicated to books, books and more books! Not only that but they're all nicely categorized with the novels sorted by author. 50¢ each for paperbacks, many of which haven't even been opened, and a huge variety of hard covers too to suit all tastes. A lot of feline interruptus in there and particularly a very sociable calico who's very chatty and shows enormous interest in one's particular selections ...

The campus is located at the traffic light intersection directly across from Market Square East (where CULess is located) on Weymouth Rhymer Highway (Rte 38).

Lolly

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Re: Best restaurant for 25th Anniversary Dinner

March 07, 2014 08:53AM

STT , thank you for the book info ! we will definitely be there tomorrow and looking forward to seeing the resident cat ! we have 2 at home and I need a kitty fix ! not as many cats around here as in the past

Alana33

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Re: Best restaurant for 25th Anniversary Dinner

March 07, 2014 09:57AM

Let us know how you like the places you choose for dining out, especially the ones listed for the anniversary dinner.

I never have been a fan of Fish Tales in Red Hook.
Ate there twice and didn't like either meal nor did my guest.


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