If you live in STT [or any place else], it's easy to keep going back to your favorite restaurants. So, last weekend, we decided to try the fairly new Sunset Grille at Secret Harbour for the first time. The Grille is the primary restaurant [breakfast, lunch, dinner] for the guests and residents of the Secret Harbour resort/condominium community. Finding the entrance/front desk for the restaurant from the parking lot proved to be like a maze. We were finally seated at a lovely table overlook the beach and the water. The decor was nice and done in lovely colors. The background music [which might have also been playing at the Beach Bar], however was very annoying and intrusive to the ambiance.
The service staff seemed to be knowledgeable enough about the menu to answer the few questions that we had about the menu. I started with the lobster spring roll and my husband had the shrimp tempura [which came on a skewer]. Both were pretty good--but a little greasy.
Service pace is a huge issue here! Before we had completed the amuse buche from the chef, our appetizers arrived. We had hardly finished the appetizer before the entree was being delivered. We decided to slow the service down and told the server that we weren't quite ready. This probably wasn't the best idea because I had ordered a small filet with a prawn and my partner had ordered the lobster tail. When we indicated that we were ready, the steak was dry, the tiny poor shrimp was like rubber, the sauce was hardened and couldn't even be pierced with a fork! The potato gratin was too salty and hard. The only thing under-cooked on my plate was the asparagus. It may as well have been raw. The lobster tail was OK, but drawn butter was available only on request.
The restaurant was not full even though it was a Saturday evening, so we didn't see any reason for the staff/kitchen to rush us through like we were in a fast-food drive through!
The Sunset Grille is a cross-island drive for us. Would we go back given the food, ambiance and rushed service? NO! We're going back to our favorites!
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