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“Not overly thrilled”
Review of SandBar

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Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin, Grill
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating
Description: Savor Latin Inspired Caribbean Fare at the Ultimate Beachfront Grill & Tropical Chic Sports Lounge.
Dallas, TX
Level 6 Contributor
92 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Not overly thrilled”
Reviewed May 17, 2013

We ended up at Sandbar at our hotel after a long day in St Thomas. We sat at the bar which wasn't busy, but still waited quite a while before being served. We ordered a blueberry mojito & a margarita. After asking for a menu, we were told we could only order appetizers & tacos, the rest of the menu wasn't available. I had the Cesar salad with shrimp (beware, I was charged per shrimp $4 after being told I could add as many as I wanted) which was pretty good, and my husband had the sliders and the chicken tacos (which were tiny, and sold in 3's). Bartender was friendly, but not worth the 18% gratuity we were charged. Overall, pretty disappointed, and felt like we wasted our money.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank piglet0576
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BlueWaterMG, Public Relations Manager at SandBar, responded to this review, March 20, 2014
Thank you for your feedback, piglet0576. Since your visit, we have expanded our menu to include a lobster and burger bar making SandBar the ultimate beachfront grill. Our entire menu is now available during all hours of operation as well. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your meal when you were with us and hope you come back soon to see all of our renovations!

Best wishes,
SandBar Management
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Read the fine print!”
Reviewed March 30, 2013

First, the food at Havana Blue is excellent. And we lucked out with a very attentive waitress. But if you venture downstairs to the Island Bar, buyer beware. It is part of the Havana Blue chain, and separate from the Marriott. The 20 percent gratuity is built into the final price, regardless of order or party size. And the service shows it. An unmotivated bar staff has no problem letting you wait while they...well, chat with each other. And once you pay, they have no problem leaving you with 10 singles in change in hopes you will miss the built in gratuity so they can snag a second tip. We won't be back here.

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BlueWaterMG, Public Relations Manager at SandBar, responded to this review, March 20, 2014
Thank you so much for dining with us at SandBar. We appreciate your feedback. We are sorry you had this experience when you were here. Since your visit we have made some great strides in turning SandBar into the ultimate beachfront grill and lounge. We would love for you to come back and dine with us to see all the changes we have made!

Best wishes,
SandBar Managment
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