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Amore or Astra #301649
05/24/2023 06:56 AM
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Trying to decide where to have dinner tonight for my 76th BD. Need first hand reviews. Haven't been to either one before. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Amore or Astra [Re: SXMScubaman] #301650
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I have not been to Amore so I cannot comment but last year Astra was ok, this year it was very lacking in service and food. I would not recommend Astra and I doubt I will return. Happy birthday.

We took my local friend to Chesterfield's for his birthday in March. They did a really nice job; the food was very good and very reasonable. I know it is not in your area but I was very pleased with it.


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Re: Amore or Astra [Re: SXMScubaman] #301651
05/24/2023 07:02 AM
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Happy Birthday Scubaman!!


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Re: Amore or Astra [Re: SXMScubaman] #301652
05/24/2023 07:25 AM
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Happy Birthday Scuba. We have not been to Amore, yet. We have been to Astra and were not impressed, so it was one and done for us.

Re: Amore or Astra [Re: SXMScubaman] #301653
05/24/2023 07:30 AM
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Happy Birthday Scuba! Went to Astra with friends last November and everybody was underwhelmed with their meals. Service was OK but food was just a little bit less than “just OK”. Probably won’t go back any time soon.


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Re: Amore or Astra [Re: SXMScubaman] #301657
05/24/2023 08:00 AM
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Happy Birthday. I went to Amore and was underwhelmed. Not awful but so many other restaurants to choose from. My go to for a special night is LaCigale in Nettle Bay. Make a reservation for 20 minutes before sunset! They can be spectacular from the location!

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Re: Amore or Astra [Re: SXMScubaman] #301660
05/24/2023 08:32 AM
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Thanks for the Birthday wishes. Looking like Astra is off the choice list. Need more input on Amore.

Re: Amore or Astra [Re: SXMScubaman] #301666
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I will say that we were not impressed with the service at Astra either. I know you said it was off the list but I figured I would add my 2 cents.

Re: Amore or Astra [Re: SXMScubaman] #301667
05/24/2023 09:30 AM
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Happy a happy birthday, Scuba!
As well as you know the island, I’d suggest you opt for one of the ‘sure thing’ places for a special evening. As Kim suggested, Le Cigale, many of the GC options or, closer to where you stay, LeMoulin Fou or possibly Sublime or make a sunset reservation for the new place everyone’s raving about near Orange Grove. Sorry, the name escapes me at the moment. Bamboo maybe?
Sounds like both Astra and Amore might or might not be the best choices for a special occasion.


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Re: Amore or Astra [Re: pat] #301670
05/24/2023 10:10 AM
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pat, I think you are thinking about Bamboo House?

BAMBOO HOUSE


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Re: Amore or Astra [Re: pat] #301676
05/24/2023 10:34 AM
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Thanks. After 76 birthdays, I'm not really looking for a big celebration, just being in St Maarten is my treat. Just wanted to try something new and just detest driving to GC and back at night. I've had too many 2 wheeler encounters on that stretch of road.

Re: Amore or Astra [Re: SXMScubaman] #301680
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Both are owned by the same person. My experiences with Astra have been negative. Went there the first year they were open, had fish came out cold then overcooked after my complaint. Second time September 2022, veal chop, huge but tasteless. Went to Amore in April this year. Very pretty place, had fettuccine Alfredo very good so was my wife pasta dish which forget what it was. Watch the wine by the glass expensive.

Re: Amore or Astra [Re: ruralcarrier] #301681
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Yes - the Bamboo House for sure, and Scuba, you might take a taxi to GC. We used that mode for a trip to P’berg last trip and we’re quite surprised at how reasonable and easy the driver made it..


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Re: Amore or Astra [Re: SXMScubaman] #301683
05/24/2023 11:53 AM
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Scuba--you might check out this thread, which has some mentions of Amore.

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For a special occasion, I'd be more likely to choose someplace I have liked before, like Moulin Fou or Sublime, or a place that gets mostly excellent reviews, like Bamboo House.


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Re: Amore or Astra [Re: snuba] #301685
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We had really enjoyed Astra in past years, but agree that our visit there this past November was underwhelming at best. Can't speak to Amore, as we haven't been there. Another vote for Bamboo House.

Re: Amore or Astra [Re: SXMScubaman] #301689
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A very happy birthday to you, Scubaman! Hope you enjoy wherever you go.


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Re: Amore or Astra [Re: SXMScubaman] #301690
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One and done with Astra for me.

Re: Amore or Astra [Re: Carol_Hill] #301692
05/24/2023 01:09 PM
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Thanks for that link. I remember it well.

Re: Amore or Astra [Re: eilandmens] #301695
05/24/2023 01:41 PM
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Same owner as Avantika? Sadly, it seems not all of their restaurants are managed the same.


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Re: Amore or Astra [Re: ruralcarrier] #301702
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Young Indian Son that doesn't have the full knowledge of doing some much kind of business.

Re: Amore or Astra [Re: SXMScubaman] #301705
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We are going to Amore at 7 tonight. Menu looks great. Hope food and service is too.🤞

Re: Amore or Astra [Re: SXMScubaman] #301713
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Happy birthday SXMScubaman! I've been reading your posts while you've been on the island and looking at the photos you have posted and... not sure how to say this but... you and your lovely wife don't look that age at all. I think you have one of the digits wrong in it. Hope your birthday dinner is great!

Re: Amore or Astra [Re: JohnW] #301714
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Oh no. Digits are right. Surface is better than the iner self. 😆 At least for me. My wife same in and out. Married for 52 soon to be 53. Met at college. Best education you can have.

Re: Amore or Astra [Re: SXMScubaman] #301716
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Hope the evening is good for you.


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Re: Amore or Astra [Re: SXMScubaman] #301717
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52 years Scubaman clapping

Re: Amore or Astra [Re: SXMScubaman] #301719
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Happy birthday Scubaman. I spent my 70th birthday this past December in St. Maarten, You can't beat it. All the best.

Re: Amore or Astra [Re: Kennys] #301720
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Originally Posted by Kennys
Young Indian Son that doesn't have the full knowledge of doing some much kind of business.

Then, he should not be in business.


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Re: Amore or Astra [Re: Whale Tail] #301724
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Originally Posted by Whale Tail
52 years Scubaman clapping

I'm lucky she puts up with me.


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