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“Not to be Missed” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Brigadoon

Brigadoon
Flat Point Saba, DWi, Windwardside, Saba
(599) 416-2380
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Cuisines: International
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Brielle, New Jersey
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“Not to be Missed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

If you are fortunate enough to find yourself on the very special island of Saba, be sure to dine at Brigadoon. We ate there two nights in a row as the food was exceptional and the owners, Michael and Tricia, make you feel like a member of a big family of friends. Second night they hosted a pre-dinner lecture/film about Saba which really gave a great overview of the history of the island. The outdoor dining, scrumptous food, and general ambience are not to be missed.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Southport, NC USA
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“great eating”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

On this beautiful island of SABA resides a delightful flower, many actually, but they are fauna. This is gastronomic in nature.

In Westwardside, downtown, is a small restaurant named "BRIGADOON". We were finishing up our stay and were looking for a gourmet meal but not a gourmet price. Locals suggested Brigadoon. We were not disappointed!!

Micheal, owner and chef, is so low key, charming and approachable. And his thursday night prime rib was the best I have ever eaten. (At age 69 I have tasted plenty!). The price was VERY reaonable, the service impeccable, the atmosphere and music was perfect.

EAT THERE IF YOU EVER LAND IN SABA !!!

Thom Seaman
Southport, NC USA

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great place wonderful owners”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

Been here couple times in the last few years , not many places to go in Saba, menu very expansive and well priced for great island food. Service very very good, worth evey dollar going there for a dining experience

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Austin, Texas
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“Feast for the senses!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

As a devoted vegetarian, traveling can be tough to begin with but pair that with a non-vegetarian partner and the eating situation can quickly become complicated. To further complicate this, add in travel to a remote island with a population of less than 2000 and you might have the working script of a horror movie for vegetarians!

However, I was pleasantly surprised, somewhat shocked if you will, to find the little island of Saba, the Unspoiled Queen as she is affectionately known, to be quite the opposite of such perceived terror. Short of being a mecca for vegetarians, Saba does her fair share of including all diners at the table, a fact that still amazes me even now that I have left her to return home.

There are a handful of restaurants to eat at but I must say the best one by far is Brigadoon. Located along “the Road”, yep that is the official name, in the cultural hub of Saba on the Windwardside, the almost reticent façade belies what wonders await you. Step inside the 1800’s Saban home-turned-restaurant for a bewildering experience of the senses. Brigadoon is not just for food, a statement that co-owner and chef Michael might debate; however, for me and I feel he might agree, it is a journey or passage through the senses that will leave you wanting more! Sights and sounds abound from the eclectic choice of music playing to the lighted candles on the tables to an amazing little robotic car played for birthday wishes to patrons. The ambiance-leader and official Brigadoon ambassador is none other than Michaels partner and wife Tricia. From the minute you enter until the moment you leave, she will entertain you and have you still laughing long into the night after you leave. She truly made the dining an experience etched forever in my mind!

Nevertheless, food is the reason to visit Brigadoon. The menu is a diners dream, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian alike! Though I cannot speak for the carnivores dining experience regarding the food, I can certainly say the vegetarian choices were out of this world! The homemade falafel and hummus with pita bread were simply divine. The crunchy morsels are a must as a starter or as a main dish if not so famished from all the hiking or diving from earlier in the day! My two favorite dishes were the coconut-curry vegetables over rice and the tofu dish with pasta aptly named Chef Michael Tofu! The locally used ingredients and sauces made these dishes a delight to consume. And desert! Homemade cheesecake will send you off into the night full of gratification. Only downside is that Brigadoon is not open 24 hours! Open for dinner only, I would highly recommend reservations!

I salute Brigadoon, Michael and Tricia, and all of Saba for teaching me that even in the smallest of worlds, vegetarians can prosper. “Yeah-Yeah-Yeah!!”

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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“Entertaining!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Had two meals here during a recent visit to Saba. The food was excellent and Trish a lively hostess! For a smarter place to eat in Windwardside that is not overpriced this is definitely it.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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