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“Exquisite” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Colt and Alison at The Lodge

Colt and Alison at The Lodge
100 Retreat Way, St Simon's Island, Sea Island, GA 31522
+1 912-638-3611
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Ranked #5 of 7 Restaurants in Sea Island
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Naples, Florida
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131 reviews 131 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“Exquisite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Colt and Alison is a beautiful restaurant at the Lodge on St. Simons Island. Reservations are required as are jackets for gentleman. This is old-school dining at its best. From decorating, to linens, to service, to the quality of the food, this is a wonderful environment for a special evening.

We had a crab salad, bison steak and filet mignon with broccoli. All were well-prepared, served with professionalism, and delicious. We also had a soufflé with chocolate ice cream. A wonderful end to a fabulous meal.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 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
Atlanta, Georgia
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237 reviews 237 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 59 cities Reviews in 59 cities
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
“Great Steak but Poor Logistics on the Night”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This restaurant is within the Lodge and adjacent to the clubhouse. It has a 'jacket but no tie' dress code for men. We booked for 8.30, because earlier times were taken and were seated within five minutes or so. It is a traditional steak house with all of the wet and dry aged beef that your heart could desire including a Tomahawk 38oz steak (that we did not attempt).
The sommelier helped us choose an excellent Cabernet to go with the steaks and two of us ordered Caesar salads prepared at the table. They were excellent with the dressing prepared in front of us.
The steaks all came out perfectly cooked, but no accompanying veggies. They took another five minutes or so and by the time the bearnaise sauce and dijon mustard arrived, a good portion of the meal was devoured. The reason I am still giving this a very good rating is that the waiter was clearly embarassed and apologetic and without any prompting credited all of the sides. It was a nice gesture that somewhat made up for the poor logistics, and i cannot help but feel that this mistake was probably very unnusual. In my ratings i am giving service an average but the wait staff were excellent and not to blame.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sea Island, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“What happened here?”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Colt and Allison used to be a classic stek and lobster grill that you could rely on. Great Caesar salad done at the table and beef that was of prime and perfectly cooked. After two in edible meals we have given up going to this gorgeous room. Even Zelda's flawless service won't take me back. Lets get a new chef who can cook! Lets get top quality food back in the kitchen! The Lodge can't be four stars with a no star restaurant!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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RRiess, General Manager at Colt and Alison at The Lodge, responded to this review, June 4, 2014
Thank you for the feedback on your visit to Colt & Alison. We will share this information with the Colt & Alison team. We recently welcomed a new chef to the team and we would love to invite you back to enjoy his new menu.
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“Excellent steaks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We enjoyed Colt & Alison (at The Lodge). This is a beautiful room, lots of dark woods and leather seats. We had excellent steaks, lobster, and side dishes, and the Classic Caesar Salad (made table side) was the best. There's a huge wine list with choices from around the world. Great service too. If you're staying at The Cloister, you can use the shuttle service.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Minneapolis
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Outstanding!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Fantastic food and service! We had dinner overlooking the golf course. Our waiters, Bruce and Wesley were top notch. Great dining experience!

Visited May 2014
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