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“Absolutely fabulous!”

YCCS - Yacht Club Costa Smeralda
Ranked #17 of 38 Restaurants in Virgin Gorda
Price range: US$7 - US$50
Cuisines: Caribbean, Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 4 December 2012

I can't believe that we would have almost missed the wonderful experience of dining in this excellent restaurant as we were given the false impression that it was for members only....NOT the case! The minute we arrived and docked our boat to the marina, we had the feeling it was going to be an unforgettable evening...the place looked absolutely stunning!
Upon arriving at the restaurant we were immediately welcomed by its delightfully warm and friendly staff -Yulia, Shirby, Stacey - who tended to our every need at all times, were very knowledgeable about the menu and provided exemplary service!
We ordered deep-fried calamari, shrimps, mixed salad and onion rings for starters, followed by steak, salmon ,penne pasta with house-made sausage and eggplant parmigiana as main courses and finished with ice-cream and a fruit salad...paired with a french red wine Crozes Hermitage from their wide selection...everything was beautifully presented and exquisitely delicious, to say that our palates were satisfied would be an understatement! The chefs and Roxanne, the person in charge of the restaurant's kitchen, did a really wonderful job. Simply excellent!
And last but not least...the fantastic cocktails! Instead of going for the usual choices in cocktails, we opted for two ''Kalliopi'' (pink grapefruit sorbet with Aperol, Cointreau and lemon vodka) and two ''Muse'' (Port, Campari, fruit punch, martini rosso and vodka) cocktails which were created by the restaurant's maitre d' and very talented mixologist...absolutely refreshing!
The food was of very high quality yet not overpriced, the service was excellent, the view absolutely stunning! Highly recommended for an unforgettable experience in the Carribean!

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Thank Poppy P
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Reviewed 24 November 2012

Finally organizing our last Summer's stops after 2.5 months aboard the boat. We stopped at YCCS twice last Summer, the first time was my daughter's 7th birthday. The staff was great, but the crowd was just us and another yacht. Keith the manager was extremely accommodating and explained the "previous history" of YCCS and why we feared to go there.
Our next stop was with guests from New York that have been aboard the boat many times and have very high standards, the reaction was "can we come back tomorrow".

In the islands it is hard to get a good hamburger, but YCCS's was awesome, home made bun and not a frozen patty. It was about $4 more than other places, but worth the price. The beers are $5, which is one of the cheapest spots in North Sound, rumor was they were $18 at some point.

Great VIEW!

Mike
S/V Free Spirit II

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Thank Mikethek147354
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GuendalinaBuzzanca, Marketing at YCCS - Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2012

Hello Mike,
Thank you very much. I appreciate it. Hope to see you soon at YCCS.
Best regards

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Reviewed 28 October 2012

While staying in a private house in Leverick Bay in June 2012, we were picked up by boat for lunch (arranged the prior day with Joan, the bartender, when we wandered over from Fat Virgin). We arrived at 11:00 am and stayed till after 6pm! We had a wonderful lunch served by the pool, relaxed in the luxury of the cushioned chairs under umbrellas, sat in the infinity pool, enjoyed cocktails all day...it was the highlight of our trip. One of our friends preferred to sit inside the air conditioned parlor with his book- and was equally happy. We were treated like royalty and waited on hand and foot. An absolutely beautiful view. The yacht club was newly opened in January and was still partially under construction. Keith, the general manager, sat with us by the pool and entertained us with stories of his life. We understand that YCCS is very formal and exclusive during high season - so we were happy to have had our special day during their low season! A perfect day!!

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Reviewed 27 October 2012

We were invited for happy hour at the resort by some staff members while moored in the north sound. Our guests decided they would like to stay for dinner and remain on the dock for the evening. We called and made arrangements, and upon arriving the dock crew were so lovely and helpful. They got us steps and a golf cart for one of our elderly guests to be transported up to the restaurant. However, upon arriving at the restaurant our guests were greeted with terribly rude service. We tried to investigate asking for the manager and letting the bartender know she was making our guests feel uncomfortable. The manager was busy taking people home for the evening and when we told the staff we were leaving because of the bad service all we got was an "Okay"
The dock staff told us as they were throwing our lines off, that everybody probably just wanted to go home.

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Reviewed 13 August 2012

We arrived at the Yacht Club two days before its closing for the season. Maybe that was the reason the food was awful. We ordered the filet mignon medium and it came back super well done. We also ordered the snapper with coconut rice and it was overcooked with a burnt crust that was not good eats. However the wine selection and the appetizers were excellent. But the view and the facilities were priceless. Hopefully this was an off day or week and the chef was gone. Other guests had ordered lasagna, because the day before their friends had suffered a similar fate, and they said the lasagna was good. We will try again in the future. We cannot fathom that members of YCCS would enjoy this low standard for a meal.

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GuendalinaBuzzanca, Responsabile reception at YCCS - Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2012

Dear Caribislantraveler,
my name is Guendalina and I'm the person in charge for the reception and guest service as well. I'm so sorry for what's happened with your meal. I'm sure it was just a small mistake from the kitchen. Probably, if you will come during the next season you will find a new menu with more choice and absolutely fresh food!
Hope to meet you there. Don't hesitate to contact me for any information guendalina.buzzanca@yccs.vg
Best regards

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