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“Fantastic meal!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Virgin Fire Bar & Grill - CLOSED

Virgin Fire Bar & Grill
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $40
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, Seafood, American, Caribbean, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Looking for a Local Hot Spot? Virgin Fire Grill has everything: a fabulous eclectic menu with New Orleans flair served by a dedicated staff and a gracious Mongoose Junction location. Outside, smaller parties can enjoy a breezy romantic veranda, intimate and comfortable. Inside, a historically inspired interior with cozy booths, the largest hi definition video screen on the island, a convivial mahogany bar with stained glass elements and Kimberly Boulon's portraitures. We're great with large parties, family friendly with ample free parking behind Mongoose Junction. Join us for half price appetizers daily from 4 to 6 pm, and for frequent live jazz or reggae. Check our website for the current menu, media and music schedules.
Connecitcut
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic meal!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2014

Great service, nice view, pleasant staff. The mahi mahi I had was superb! A nice ginger glaze and served over butternut squash...sounds weird but tasted amazing. My husband loved his Tuna, cooked just the way he liked it...just seared. I will go back if ever on St. John again

Visited March 2014
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Cruz Bay, St. John
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Go for happy hour!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

We excited to find a new restaurant this year. We saw the sign for 1/2 price appetizers from 4-6. I consider this a cost effective way to test out a new restaurant. We took over the bar and tasted everything on the appetizer menu. The spring rolls were excellent, we loved the flatbread pizza, artichoke hearts, prawns and everything else. We went back a second time for dinner and I loved the salt block cook at your table small plate. The prices are reasonable which is rate on St John. Definitely give this restaurant a try.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Golden, Colorado
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Salt block!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2014

So fun! We enjoyed cooking our food on a Himalayan salt block! Steak, ahi tuna, shrimp all seared to our liking. Rubbing our food on the salt block added tons of flavor and a unique experience. Cucumber mojito was delicious too!

Visited February 2014
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Stevensville, Maryland, United States
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160 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“New restaurant worth a try”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2014

This restaurant has only been open 3.5 months but is certainly worth a try. It's upstairs in Mongoose Junction where Paradiso used to be. Food was good and wine was reasonably priced compared to many places in USVI.

Visited February 2014
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Boston
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55 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Casual dining but”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2014

We were seated on the outside deck overlooking the street, which was totally lovely on a lovely night. It appeared that most if not all the couples were seated there, with groups of younger people inside, perhaps so they could spread out more. Our service was shaky from the start, with one server (I wish I got her name) making up for it with her willingness to take our orders and for her friendliness. She was great. Our assigned server was totally perfunctory in his attitude, although he did nothing wrong per se. My husband started with 1 paella slider that he liked a lot. Then he had the jambalaya which he was totally disappointed with. The shrimp were highly seasoned for no good reason, and the rest of the dish was a meh. I had the ribs which were okay and the fries, which I hardly touched. The key lime pie was a nice dessert. Prices on St. John are just high for reasons listed elsewhere in these reviews. While I didn't think the dinners themselves warranted the prices, you've got to give the restaurant some slack for the nice ambience they provide. But would we go back? I'm pretty sure not.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TooterBoston
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Michael B, Owner at Virgin Fire Bar & Grill, responded to this review, February 26, 2014
Thanks, Tooter

Every review is a so unique and helpful for us to try to understand our guests. Thanks for noting that good service teamwork helped you have a better experience, and that nothing was wrong with the assigned server. We'll take your food notes to heart, and sorry you didn't enjoy as much as you might have. It's always good to share while there, and give us the opportunity to improve your dining experience– we listen very carefully to what our guests have to say, so don't be shy. We do care, and strive to provide an thoroughly enjoyable meal and we do have a nice ambiance, glad you appreciated that.

We hope you will try us again.

Thanks

Michael, VF Proprietor
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