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“Heaven fits on a fork!”
Review of Virgin Fire Bar & Grill - CLOSED

Virgin Fire Bar & Grill
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $40
Cuisines: Caribbean, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
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.
Reviewed March 16, 2014

We come to St. John every March, and were excited to see a new restaurant with good reviews; we had dinner there last night. Honestly, it was the best meal I have ever had, not just on the island but in general. Everything was amazing. It started with our server, Sara, who was warm, friendly, genuine, and attentive. We were seated outside, in a corner table against the railing; perfect for the view and privacy. My wine (the Cabernet) was delicious, and my husband loved his Painkiller. We were feeling daring so we had the Himalayan Salt Block as an appetizer; it was out of this world and fun, too. Sara was great about walking us through what to do. I had the mahi for my entree; I was told it was caught that day and I believe it. It was fresh, fresh, fresh, perfectly seasoned, and served atop a bed of pureed squash that was so good I think I moaned out loud on my first fork full! :) My husband had the jambalaya which was delicious as well; different than other jambalaya in that it is not swimming in a pool of broth. We loved the flavor; I will say the chicken in it was a bit overdone but it really wasn't enough to detract from the otherwise amazing meal. We managed to save room for the creme brulee, and thank goodness we did because it's the best I've ever had and I consider myself an expert! This experience proved to us that heaven really does fit on a fork! I can't recommend this place enough, and don't be swayed by the very early reviews. They just opened, for goodness sake, and every new place has it's bumps. We did not experience any bumps at all, and all the staff clearly wants this place to succeed. I love seeing that; an engaged work force says a lot about the owner. Anyway, we'll be back, and thank you to everyone who made our night island perfect!

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Michael B, Owner at Virgin Fire Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2014

We're so glad you enjoyed and thanks for taking the time to write this very enthusiastic review. We have found an amazing group of people, who genuinely enjoy people and enjoy serving them. From the dishwashers on up, they come to work smiling and ready, and it shows. The first few months in a restaurant are full of bumps in the road. Even with the best of intentions, there are gaffs, and the staff has to bear the burden of them. This is something that I can never thank them enough for. As we gain confidence, and learn how best to be of service, we'll only get better with time. Again, our thanks!

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Reviewed March 14, 2014

I went there for dinner with myself, my husband and another couple. The food was great and the drinks were even better. Very fairly priced. The only negative to this place is that if you sit inside you could be eating just about anywhere...it lacks the island feel. Try to get seated outside and you won't regret your meal!

Thank alig678
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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

Thank andreaandrobert
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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.

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Thank VillaIntimaSea
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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!

Thank Kim173
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