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Comment Archives: Locations: Restaurants: Caribbean: 3 Stars

Re: “Jamaican Me Hungry

The food was very good, but as another visitor noted, the service was rather slow and inattentive. However, the main reason I haven't been back is that the lasers made it feel like dining in the cross-fire of a Star Wars battle.

1 of 2 people like this.
Posted by obviousdusty on July 20, 2012 at 4:36 PM

Re: “Jamaican Me Hungry

The food was good, the decor weird, and the overall experience marred by the gigantic TV staring me in the face.

The prices seemed high at first, but the menu doesn't say that main courses include a soup or salad. Adjusting for that and it falls in line. I would prefer those extras be listed a la carte, though, if for no other reason that it would have given me something to read. The menu consists of three or four selections. That's it.

The flavors are spot on. My jerk chicken was overcooked but delicious, and the extra hot sauce they provided gave it enough moisture. My partner's goat stew was very flavorful. It had far too many bones for me, but he lived in the Caribbean and said that's how it's supposed to be so I left him to it.

They tried in an obvious way to make it elegant, but it falls short. It reminds me of that part of the Caribbean that's stuck in a 70's time warp. There was a TV a few inches over my partner's head playing Bob Marley concert videos. It was another odd design choice that was distracting and made it seem more like a bar than a restaurant.

3 of 3 people like this.
Posted by Charles Robinson on July 16, 2012 at 11:22 AM

Re: “Fuel

Pro: Very good food and setting, interesting variety of food, reasonable drink prices, on-site parking, dog friendly
Con: Expensive food, service is inconsistent

We had dinner for five on a Saturday night. The weather was perfect, so they had all the bay doors open and the place had a good crowd. The wait was minimal and we moved right in. Their draught selection was good, though they were out of Dale's Pale Ale ($4) and had replaced it with Abita Lager to which our waitress made the appropriate "WTF?" face. Drinks came out fairly quickly, but that's where the problem started.

Our waitress would flee as soon as she put down something on the table, no matter if you called her, raised your hand, anything! Several tables around had a similar problem. That made putting in our food order take 10-15 minutes longer than expected. It was quite frustrating and persisted through getting the check settled. Previous visits during lunch time didn't have this problem.

The other problem is the food prices are quite high. $14 for a chorizo burger? They seem to be 30-40% over market on their menu. The food was good and both well prepared and presented. The buffalo burger, chicken kebabs (actually satays), black bean soup, and chef's salad all hit the mark. Their dessert selection was chocolate cake; evidently the bakery hadn't come through on-time with a delivery.

They also have a bocce lane and a big conversation circle outside which were great. I liked seeing the dogs welcomed though I'm sure that won't last.

Posted by factoryconnection on May 9, 2011 at 9:46 AM

Re: “Fuel

The. Service. Blows. But if you don't mind waiting - and maybe not getting what you ordered - it's not bad at all.

1 of 2 people like this.
Posted by kellerskards on April 16, 2009 at 8:09 AM
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