Recalling the Past To Mind at Reminisce
Nestled in the lush vegetation of the old Queen Quarter Hotel is the newly renovated and recently opened Reminisce Restaurant. Run by long-time locals, Win Welsh and Nicole Bogel, they love listening to the stories brought to them by guests each week of what life was like at one of their favorite places back in the 60s and 70s. Win will be at your service during the day and Nicole at night.
The name Reminisce seemed like a logical choice given the pleasure people seemed to have sharing all their memories (all good) about the place. The Shindlers have rebuilt the old hotel and restaurant to be almost like the old one--but better. The old hotel was a center of activity back in the 60's and 70's and was visited by many famous people--the restaurant was famous for it's Sunday brunches.
Nicole was raised on St. Croix and is a Central High graduate. She has been in the restaurant business for many years and has always wanted to run her own. Win has been on St. Croix since the 70s, previously a landscaper for twelve years, but was a quick study into the restaurant business when they opened. Both love the challenge of their new restaurant and both really enjoy the compliments when they hear over and over again that people come and return to Reminisce for the food, service, and the ambiance.
"We serve a mixture of cuisines--Caribbean, Asian and Continental. Our lunch menu includes our wonderfully fresh salads with local veggies and there is a great selection of wraps and burgers. Fresh soup and a daily special everyday! Select from fish, chicken, steaks, and pastas, done many ways, off the Dinner menu plus fresh local lobster every Friday," says Win.
Celebrations have become quite popular at Reminisce. Centrally located and able to accommodate up to 350 quests, weddings, fundraisers, and conferences have been booked on a regular basis. But, they also do baby showers and birthday parties really well and do all the catering themselves!
Hear Jazzy blue, Bill Bass, Deana Brown, Bart Feller, Jeff Worthman, Al Russo and others every Friday and Saturday night during dinner. In March, bingo night will be added the first Monday of each month starting at 6pm.
"Our goal is to make it a pleasurable dining experience for people every time they visit us by giving them a good meal at a reasonable price and great service each time they choose to eat at Reminisce."
For more information or reservations, call 332-3936. www.reminiscevi.com