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the ancient mariner

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We Have A Winner Mon, 06/7/10 12:28 PM (permalink)
Living alone in St Pete means I eat out a lot.
 
Last week I was recommended to a restaurant I have walked past for 3 years. 
Just wasn't in the right spot, or something.
 
So Mary (my best friend) and I went to MADELEINA COTTAGE RESTAURANT for dinner. 
If you are within a 50 mile radius it is worth the trip.  A radius would have to include 1/3 of it by boat.
The Gulf of Mexico, with no oil, is a few blocks west.  To me it's just 3 miles when the traffic is light.
and the bridge "ain't" up. 
 
The Cottage is a great restaurant for a full European Style Menu.  Plus there is a whole
section dedicated to English Pub food-----and it is excellent.  We got there in time
for the Cocktail Hour (330 to 7) and the Pre-Dinner Specials (5 to 7).  
 
The owner herself happened to greet us. and she is a lovely lady from Yorkshire whoe name
is Diane not Madeleina.   Once the name bit was settled Mary and I both had the bestest Fish
and Chips we have eaten in Florida.  Probably New York too.
 
Knowing a good thing when we eat it, we went back for lunch Sunday-----
the Roast Beef with Yorkshire Pudding (imagine that) and 3 vegetables were just terrific
and Mary loved her Reuben. 
 
I have eaten in almost all the better places around town. and as far as I am concerned
this is the best restaurant for food, service and looks in this part of the best part of Florida.
 
So Come On Down-------- 
"ring me up" when you get here, Mate, and I'll stand ya a pint.  (any gender Mate).
 
MADELEINA COTTAGE RESTAURANT
357 Corey Ave, St Pete Beach Fl
 
 
 
 
<message edited by the ancient mariner on Mon, 06/7/10 12:40 PM>
 
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    joerogo

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    Re:We Have A Winner Mon, 06/7/10 12:34 PM (permalink)
    I think you should be in charge of writing all reviews  


    Great descriptions, sounds like a great place.
     
    #2
      MiamiDon

      Re:We Have A Winner Mon, 06/7/10 12:53 PM (permalink)
      Good report, Ancient One. 

      Here is the web site:

      http://www.madeleinacottage.us/index.htm

      I see that they even have a "Full English Breakfast" with blood sausage!
       
      #3
        chewingthefat

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        Re:We Have A Winner Mon, 06/7/10 1:17 PM (permalink)
        So...When is your first date with Diane?
         
        #4
          the ancient mariner

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          Re:We Have A Winner Mon, 06/7/10 1:39 PM (permalink)
          Don thefood is  excellent-----real nice place, with real people.

          Good Vodka Martini also---shaken not stirred. 

          CTF --- hey Man watch it, Mary is reading this ---y'all are gonna get me
          in big trouble.   She already cooled two romances with Publix check-out ladies. 

          You guys would like this place----

           
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            SassyGritsAL

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            Re:We Have A Winner Mon, 06/7/10 5:39 PM (permalink)
            Next time I'am in St. Pete I will definitely try it out - the fish and chips will be my first choice.
             
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              sk bob

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              • Location: South Daytona, FL
              Re:We Have A Winner Mon, 06/7/10 6:00 PM (permalink)
              nice review ancient mariner.
              real good looking menu but the prices of the steaks are a little stiff in my opinion.
               
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                the ancient mariner

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                Re:We Have A Winner Mon, 06/7/10 7:28 PM (permalink)
                SK Bob ----I never order Steak from a general restaurant---I save my steak
                order til I get to a Steak House.  The Roast Beef I had Yesterday was first quality--tender and juicy--- lots to eat other than steak.

                Sassy Grits when you get near to St Pete send up a flare and I'll meet you at the bar.  Your brew will be the tall one with the foam on top, mine will be the half empty glass. 


                 
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                  Greymo

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                  Re:We Have A Winner Mon, 06/7/10 7:38 PM (permalink)
                  Wow...............great dinner menu.  I guess I would go with the Dover Sole. as you do not find that on many menus.
                   
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                    Wintem01

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                    • Location: Columbus, OH
                    Re:We Have A Winner Tue, 06/8/10 1:07 PM (permalink)
                    I would go with monkfish as I've never had that before. God help me, I love reading menus. Am I alone in this semi-fetish?
                     
                    #10
                      carollwdls

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                      • Location: Dallas, TX
                      Re:We Have A Winner Tue, 06/8/10 1:35 PM (permalink)
                      I think I would go with the Roast Joint of the Day, which comes with the Yorkshire pudding. I've never had that. Or the Dover sole. Ditto. & what are "mushy peas"?
                      Oh, and, Wintem01, you are NOT alone. I LOVE reading/collecting menus. I have hundreds of them!
                      Ciao!
                       
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                        Rusty246

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                        Re:We Have A Winner Tue, 06/8/10 2:00 PM (permalink)
                        I've never seen "bleu" steak on a menu, mine usually comes overcooked even though I ask for it very rare.  I'd bite the bullet and try that.
                         
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                          Wintem01

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                          Re:We Have A Winner Tue, 06/8/10 2:44 PM (permalink)
                          SHE,BlackQueen


                          I think I would go with the Roast Joint of the Day, which comes with the Yorkshire pudding. I've never had that. Or the Dover sole. Ditto. & what are "mushy peas"?
                          Oh, and, Wintem01, you are NOT alone. I LOVE reading/collecting menus. I have hundreds of them!
                          Ciao!


                          Glad to know I am not alone in my compulsion. I can now breathe easier. Thank you.
                           
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                            the ancient mariner

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                            Re:We Have A Winner Tue, 06/8/10 3:21 PM (permalink)
                            You all are great---so is Madeleina's-----

                            Grey-mo ---- the Dover Sole was swimming in Dover a few hours ago. A special plane with a former RAF ace, was standing by to ship it die-wrecked-ly to Madeleina.  Spot on, old girl.

                            Wintem--reading menus is fun, reading cook books is fun---but it all comes
                            down to sitting down and placing the order----at that point a decision must be made. Sink or swim, fish or cut bait-------in other words make up your mind, with or without the mustard on your hot dog?

                            SHE
                            I know 2 black queens---Clubs and Spades and both have cost me a lot of money.
                            They are never around when I need them.  But a Roast Joint is one of the items I was thinking about until Wintem stole my menu.

                            Rusty wants a bleu steak-----is that how raw the steak will be ? Or is it served with a bleu cheese dressing ??  The English sure don't know how to spell, they are ruining the English Language. 





                             
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                              Wintem01

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                              Re:We Have A Winner Tue, 06/8/10 3:38 PM (permalink)
                              the ancient mariner


                              You all are great---so is Madeleina's-----

                              Grey-mo ---- the Dover Sole was swimming in Dover a few hours ago. A special plane with a former RAF ace, was standing by to ship it die-wrecked-ly to Madeleina.  Spot on, old girl.

                              Wintem--reading menus is fun, reading cook books is fun---but it all comes
                              down to sitting down and placing the order----at that point a decision must be made. Sink or swim, fish or cut bait-------in other words make up your mind, with or without the mustard on your hot dog?

                              SHE
                              I know 2 black queens---Clubs and Spades and both have cost me a lot of money.
                              They are never around when I need them.  But a Roast Joint is one of the items I was thinking about until Wintem stole my menu.

                              Rusty wants a bleu steak-----is that how raw the steak will be ? Or is it served with a bleu cheese dressing ??  The English sure don't know how to spell, they are ruining the English Language. 


                              I know, but sometimes I like to live vicariously through  those that can eat frequently on such delicacies. Not all of us have that luxury. Stadium mustard on my dog please with onions. Otherwise, I don't object to a little ketchup and mayo with a pickle and dragged through the garden as well.
                               
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                                MiamiDon

                                Re:We Have A Winner Tue, 06/8/10 5:08 PM (permalink)
                                Wintem01


                                I would go with monkfish as I've never had that before. God help me, I love reading menus. Am I alone in this semi-fetish?


                                Heck no!  That's why I'm often posting links in threads like this.  I go to look at the menu, and it's easy to copy the URL back to here.
                                 
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                                  the ancient mariner

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                                  Re:We Have A Winner Wed, 06/9/10 9:45 AM (permalink)
                                  I love menus-----but then I love to eat also---cooking and
                                  shopping are the curses we must endure in order to eat--
                                  but reading a good menu, or a good recipe can almost fill
                                  me up without any calories or cholosterol. 
                                  It's a beautiful thing.   
                                  <message edited by the ancient mariner on Wed, 06/9/10 9:47 AM>
                                   
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