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Has anyone been to Agave lately? They have not changed their on line menu in 3 years and I'm curious if we should go on our future trip. Last time we went we were disappointed. Thanks.

Posted : March 23, 2007 7:04 pm
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No!! We were there in February and the waitress we had was so rude!! We were there in a group of 8, very mellow. We asked to have our checks written up separately as to avoid any confusion, at first she said ok after some hesitation, and then came back to our table a few minutes later and said that it would be to much work. I'm not sure how writing four separate tickets is more work than one big one, maybe it was the automatic 18% tip that they add on for groups of 8 or more that she was really looking for? She was very snippy when we questioned her about why she couldn't do it, she said she didn't have time. We would have not had a problem tipping her 20% if she had been a half descent waitress. There are plenty of other restaurants that you can go to and be treated like you're a wanted customer.

Posted : March 23, 2007 7:26 pm
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Perhaps she was fine w/ sep. tickets but, aftre she left yr table, her manager told her to go back and tell you no. Perhaps she was embarrassed. I find that giving people the benefit of the doubt leads to far less stress molecules in my system.
See what I mean - you were there in Feb. and you still have stress molecules !!

Posted : March 23, 2007 9:10 pm
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We've been there several times and never had a problem. Food has always been excellent.


Posted : March 23, 2007 9:17 pm
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I mostly hear positive things about Agave. It's on the highly recommended list!

Posted : March 24, 2007 6:31 pm
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The Agave use to be our favorite restaurant. I would say about 6-7 years ago we went 3 years in a row there and it was awful. We tried it so many times thinking it was possibly a "off" nite, but it was consistently bad. It's been about 7 years since we have been there.

There are so many other fabulous eating establishments on the island that we did not feel we need to give it a 4th try....3 strikes and your out!

Posted : March 26, 2007 8:22 am
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We went there last year for our 30th anniversary dinner. It was very good, couldn't of asked for more. The chef came out and sat with us for a bit and talked. My husband was so excited because he's a foodie and watches the food channel 24/7.

Posted : March 26, 2007 9:02 am
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My wife and I went to Agave Terrace about two weeks ago. We weren't impressed at all. We heard all of the good reviews. I would have rather been at Woody's or the Green House. It was a big disappointment. I wish it were better, as it was our last dinner on vacation. However, our plane was delayed and luckily it wasn't the last dinner.

Posted : March 26, 2007 9:48 am
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We were there last April and loved it. I can't remember what my dish was called, but it was a vegetarian pot pie with pumpkin and other veggies in it. The crust was to die for. My husband had some sort of fish. It was so good. We went later, around 8. Wished we would have gone earlier to see the sunset, but we were to busy on the beach to get in and cleaned up in time. 😉 Our waiter was so nice, and we sat near the open "windows" by the foliage. Saw a TON of huge hermit crabs..very cool!

Posted : March 26, 2007 6:25 pm
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That's odd, I have been there about 3 times, with a lot of space between visits, and each time I was thoroughly impressed by staff and food. Apparently there is some inconsistency, since the views here fall so widely between the two extremes.

I have noted that with local staff turnover rates (due to the high and low seasons), as well as management, it is possible that I have "lucked out" and beat the learning curve transitions or something. It happens here so much that I am willing to forgive a bad night.

Poor kimberlysea's 3 years in a row is pitiful... I'd be interested in knowing, if you went around the same time each year (month?) and what that month was, maybe it will be illuminating. I just have a hard time jibing my experiences with yours, and I'd like to think that something must be happening - perhaps someone can alert Agave management to this thread and they can take steps to prevent the potential loss of any more business. I really like the place myself!

Posted : March 26, 2007 8:15 pm
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A Davis-

As a matter a fact we do visit the same time every year. First two weeks in November. We enjoy going that time because it's a bit quieter and it's our Anniversary. We were married 10 years ago at Secret Harbor.

The last time we were there I ordered a very simple dish (rather than one of their "busy" dishes) cheese raviolis, I figured what could go wrong with that. Well, they tasted like they had very serious freezer burn. My husbands seafood dishes he could barely find the seafood and when he did it was not very tasty. Believe me he is not a picky eater either so for him to say something was not good-you know it has to be pretty bad.

On a positive note-the service has always been good and the coconut covered ice cream is to die for! Last year we even went to the bar just to have dessert! For what we spend at the Agave we would rather go to Romanos...Room w/ A View...Herve's etc,....and even try something new like Havana Blue.

Posted : March 27, 2007 8:00 am
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I think you will like the "new kid" on the block, Havana Blue... and their sister restaurant on the east end, Lotus Grill. The others you mention are always great places for food that's only matched by excellent service.

November may be a time when folks cut down on staff just before high season kicks in, but it appears that they cut down on FOOD as well, according to your review!

Posted : March 27, 2007 12:47 pm
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Thanks A Davis.

I think I will try Lotus Grill. Where exactly is it? I don't remember seeing it last NOV. We did try Havana Blue and thought it was good. We always like to try a new place while down there or even go over to STJ.

Posted : March 27, 2007 3:05 pm
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We have been meaning to try Agave Terrace for a long time and finally got there last Wednesday night. We were very pleased. Both had the mix and match fish/sauce offering. It's a choice of five fish, plus shrimp or scallops cooked in a choice of several styles with a choice of several sauces. Very good and reasonable price. We also did Havana Blue and liked it. If you really want outstanding food and service though, above anything else we have found on the Island, go to The Old Stone Farmhouse at Mahogany Run. Expensive but worth it.

Posted : March 27, 2007 3:24 pm
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Lotus is an Asian fusion restaurant at the American Yacht Harbor, in Red Hook. The atmosphere and service are both outstanding. These folks certainly know what they are doing.

Posted : March 27, 2007 4:29 pm
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Why do you end your messages with the Will Rogers quote? Just curious

Posted : March 27, 2007 7:11 pm
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My thanks to all who responded. Not sure if we are going to try it again, but Lotus sounds interesting. Did it take the place of another place? Bill

Posted : March 27, 2007 7:24 pm
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Posted : March 28, 2007 1:26 am
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Agave Terrace is not on STX.

Posted : March 28, 2007 5:47 am
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Agave Terrace is at Point Pleasant on STT.

Oh, I forgot to say, at least go for drinks and desserts, even if you don't want to have dinner there. The desserts are so good!

Posted : March 28, 2007 10:22 am
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