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“Good view, but you can get better food for less” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Asolare

Asolare
Northshore Rd | Estate Lindholm Hotel, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
340 779 4747
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Ranked #20 of 39 restaurants in Cruz Bay
Cuisines: Asian, Caribbean, Bar, Fusion
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Good view, but you can get better food for less”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

I made a reservation for Asolare a week or two in advance over the phone, but when we showed up at the restaurant, we weren't on their list for the night. We were early enough that they still had open tables, so we ended up being just fine. The view at sunset is great, and the servers were really friendly and hospitable. The food left a little to be desired - it wasn't bad by any means, but for the price you pay, I would just expect it to be the best hands down. I think the food at places like Morgan's Mango and Rhumb Lines is definitely as good, if not better, than the food at Asolare, and their prices are a little lower. A cool place to eat if you can afford it, but don't sweat it if it's not in your budget - it's not worth stressing over.

Visited December 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Asolare - farewell to an old friend”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013 via mobile

Sometimes it's just time to throw in the towel. Asolare's has been our special night place for 15+ years but the last experience was just too much.
The waiter was new and inexperienced. The food was not prepared well and my 3 scallops were $38. Come on, Winston.
We paid a very hefty bill and went for pizza where the owner listened to us and prepared an excellent pepperoni pie. Thanks, Ronnie.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Kim S, Front Office Manager at Asolare, responded to this review, June 23, 2013
We are sorry to hear about your last experience at Asolare. We take all our feedback here seriously. We are currently working on updating our menu, and making improvements overall. We hope Asolare can once again be one of your favorite places to dine on St. John. Please consider stopping by on your next visit, we would like you to have a good experience as you have in the past.
Sincerely,
Kim S.
Assistant Manager
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Grapevine, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Delightful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Excellent chicken and gnocci. The atmosphere was added plus. Romantic and fun. We enjoyed honey made from bartenders bee hives too!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Lovely romantic night out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

So this was the only night we went out for dinner on St John, so we picked wisely! The bartender made us drinks based on a few questions of what we liked, which were delicious. Then the dinner was also delicious - I think the crab cakes were easily above any other crab cake I've ever gotten close to. The view was lovely, the food was amazing, the staff was quick, helpful, and efficient. It's pricey, but that is what you would expect from such a place. If you want a romantic lovely delicious evening out, I'd recommend Asolare.

Visited April 2013
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Lincoln, Nebraska
1 review
“Perfect View with Perfect Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

The food was amazing!! They were very accomodating for special dietary restrictions, including low sodium, without any prior notice. The service was impeccable and the view is a million dollar view. The atmosphere is perfect for a romantic dinner out or a nice meal with the family. They have the best seafood on the island and their cocktails were delicious. We will be dining there again soon and on every future visit to St. John. Highly recommended!!

  • Visited May 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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