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“Nice Ambience”
Review of Banana Tree Grille

Banana Tree Grille
Ranked #30 of 269 Restaurants in St. Thomas
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Keller, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Nice Ambience”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

Even for the Islands the price per portion size here was a bit steep. Great service from waiter and the hostess (possibly manager or owner). Steak was good.

Visited August 2013
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English first
Houston, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“What a great place to have dinner”
Reviewed August 10, 2013

We were pleased that we were able to make a very short notice reservation (within 2 hours) and I did not have to leave a credit card number or my phone number. When we arrived, Liz met us and made us very welcome. Our table could not have been better! Against the back rail in the center with the greatest view in St. Thomas. This started the evening off great and it continued to excel on all levels. Our waiter, Chris, was extremely friendly and helpful as I have twin daughters and between us four, sometimes decisions are hard to come by. The appetizers were wonderful, the best being the Gorganzola Bread!! Our entrees were expertly prepared and very tasty. Desert topped the evening off leaving us very satisfied that we had experienced a wonderful dinner in St. Thomas.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Swimmom0217
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“HORRIFIC management yet friendly wait staff & decent food”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

The final dinner of our 3 week vacation on the US/British Virgin Islands was at Banana Tree Grille. "Liz," who we came to discover is the owner and hostess, left us with a sour taste in our mouths. Fortunately/unfortunately it was not the food that was the source of this distasteful sensation. When a member of our group requested a table for 10, she was abruptly met with a simple "nope." At this point, our companion asked for a table of 6 next to a table of 4 (there were maybe 10 people in the entire establishment). Liz looks her up and down and smugly asks her, "Are you sure this is the the kind of place you want to eat? Perhaps you should look at our menu and see what the prices are." Naturally this infuriated and offended everyone in our party. It was a tasteless display of discourtesy and a flat out lack of class.

Beyond this exchange, the food was decent. The wait staff was very friendly. It was essentially a Black Angus with a lovely view struggling valiantly against reality to be a Ruth's Chris. If you're short on options and seeking the illusion of opulence with a dollop of arrogance, I recommend the Banana Tree Grille.

Visited August 2013
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Tucson, Arizona
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great view but that's all.”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

The view was great but food mediocre for the price charged. Service was fine but there was cheese on everything. Hold the cheese! If you staying at the hotel and don't want to travel, then go. Singer/ Pianist was excellent; very talented. Hadn't been there in a while and very similar experience.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Loves_Europe8
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St. Thomas
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Put your security at risk just to get a reservation”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

I have frequented this establishment for years and liked to entertain guests with reasonable food and good views. Unfortunately, the management has made the decision that you must provide a credit card in addition to a phone number to make a reservation. The food and views are not good enough that I care to invite identity theft just to eat there.

  • Visited July 2013
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