Amore - it was ok. Food was good but nothing spectacular. Had a Lobster risotto. Ambiance lacking as it was a giant cavern. Not a great space. The other part of it where Bamboo was is more of a sports bar that has hookahs and allows cigar. Can’t smell in main restaurants. Too many other places to eat before I would go back.
The Tap & Still is on the other side of the bridge, where Topper's used to be. I can't recall what is across from Sale Pepe (I thought it was a doctor's office), but just a bit down the road is "Beirut". I went there last night and was pleasantly surprised. The food was great and the only downside was that it took a long time and work to get to pay the bill.
@SXMScubaman - that's also a sure-fire way to get a "special sauce" when returning to the same restaurant. There was a new server who started yesterday and she wasn't allowed to handle the bill, but after 15 minutes of waiting and seeing only 6 other tables busy we went inside and suggested that perhaps it was time to give us some free drinks or give us a bill. We got a bill.
I believe the restaurant that everyone is talking about is called "Old but Gold (Caribbean Feisty Flavors)". it is at 37A Airport Rd, across the road from Banco do Caribe at Sr. Modesta Rd., and across Airport Rd from Eagle Tours boat trips.
**"If you’re familiar with Caribbean Feisty Flavors on bush road then don’t even think twice about visiting their branch in Simpson Bay. They’ve partnered with a restaurant (Old But Gold) that served middle eastern cuisine so that’s TWICE the option and deliciousness 😃 They’re fairly new as well.
If you need a quick munch, ask for their shawarma wrap. They’ll let you know the meat and vegan options.
If you’re feeling fancy and dining in at night, I’d suggest getting something Caribbean/Creole or International from their menu."
Since two restaurants are mentioned and we visited them a few weeks ago, I thought I’d chime in. But first, after staying there for 19 years, I want to give a big thanks to Deb and Doug for being great hosts at the Horny Toad. Now, as far as the restaurant Amore, four of us went there as it was recommended to us. After we received our menus, which were quite large with many choices, the owner stopped by and had a ten minute rant (or so it seemed) about how it’s not customer service but customer “care”. He finally left after what seemed forever, and we ordered drinks and dinner. Our meal ended and we discussed our meals in the car. The highest grade we gave was a C plus. Mine was a C minus and even that was being nice. I should also mention my beer came in a glass, not in the bottle I asked for. Also, the waitress took away my friend’s wine before she had a chance to finish it. We realize the restaurant was only open a few weeks and to be fair, the menu was vast and I’m sure there was something they had we all could have agreed on. It just wasn’t our night. Astra was a first for us this trip. We just walked in not knowing what to expect. The owner was very pleasant, welcomed us, and told us to sit where we wanted. Our appetizer and meal were good (an A plus and B plus in case you were wondering). Astra’s staff were kind and helpful. I can’t remember if we ordered carrot cake, but if we did, I doubt it would be as good as the Palms.