We Have A Winner

Author
the ancient mariner
Filet Mignon
  • Total Posts : 3987
  • Joined: 2004/04/06 21:00:00
  • Location: st petersburg, florida
  • Status: offline
2010/06/07 12:28:15 (permalink)

We Have A Winner

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
 
 
 
 
post edited by the ancient mariner - 2010/06/07 12:40:21
#1

16 Replies Related Threads

    joerogo
    Filet Mignon
    • Total Posts : 4566
    • Joined: 2006/01/17 17:33:00
    • Location: Pittston, PA
    • Status: offline
    Re:We Have A Winner 2010/06/07 12:34:27 (permalink)
    I think you should be in charge of writing all reviews  


    Great descriptions, sounds like a great place.
    #2
    MiamiDon
    Filet Mignon
    • Total Posts : 4306
    • Joined: 2006/09/08 07:12:00
    • Location: Miami, FL
    • Status: offline
    Re:We Have A Winner 2010/06/07 12:53:13 (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
    Sirloin
    • Total Posts : 6186
    • Joined: 2007/11/22 17:02:00
    • Location: Emmitsburg, Md.
    • Status: offline
    Re:We Have A Winner 2010/06/07 13:17:27 (permalink)
    So...When is your first date with Diane?
    #4
    the ancient mariner
    Filet Mignon
    • Total Posts : 3987
    • Joined: 2004/04/06 21:00:00
    • Location: st petersburg, florida
    • Status: offline
    Re:We Have A Winner 2010/06/07 13:39:12 (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----

    #5
    SassyGritsAL
    Double Chili Cheeseburger
    • Total Posts : 1089
    • Joined: 2005/10/27 11:52:00
    • Location: Huntsville, AL
    • Status: offline
    Re:We Have A Winner 2010/06/07 17:39:06 (permalink)
    Next time I'am in St. Pete I will definitely try it out - the fish and chips will be my first choice.
    #6
    sk bob
    Double Chili Cheeseburger
    • Total Posts : 1801
    • Joined: 2005/12/29 17:18:00
    • Location: South Daytona, FL
    • Status: offline
    Re:We Have A Winner 2010/06/07 18:00:12 (permalink)
    nice review ancient mariner.
    real good looking menu but the prices of the steaks are a little stiff in my opinion.
    #7
    the ancient mariner
    Filet Mignon
    • Total Posts : 3987
    • Joined: 2004/04/06 21:00:00
    • Location: st petersburg, florida
    • Status: offline
    Re:We Have A Winner 2010/06/07 19:28:37 (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. 


    #8
    Greymo
    Filet Mignon
    • Total Posts : 3752
    • Joined: 2005/11/30 08:54:00
    • Location: Marriottsville, MD
    • Status: offline
    Re:We Have A Winner 2010/06/07 19:38:56 (permalink)
    Wow...............great dinner menu.  I guess I would go with the Dover Sole. as you do not find that on many menus.
    #9
    Wintem01
    Cheeseburger
    • Total Posts : 205
    • Joined: 2007/03/26 11:13:00
    • Location: Columbus, OH
    • Status: offline
    Re:We Have A Winner 2010/06/08 13:07:15 (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
    Hamburger
    • Total Posts : 86
    • Joined: 2007/06/12 18:09:00
    • Location: Dallas, TX
    • Status: offline
    Re:We Have A Winner 2010/06/08 13:35:26 (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!
    #11
    Rusty246
    Double Chili Cheeseburger
    • Total Posts : 2414
    • Joined: 2003/07/15 14:43:00
    • Location: Newberry, FL
    • Status: offline
    Re:We Have A Winner 2010/06/08 14:00:16 (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.
    #12
    Wintem01
    Cheeseburger
    • Total Posts : 205
    • Joined: 2007/03/26 11:13:00
    • Location: Columbus, OH
    • Status: offline
    Re:We Have A Winner 2010/06/08 14:44:02 (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.
    #13
    the ancient mariner
    Filet Mignon
    • Total Posts : 3987
    • Joined: 2004/04/06 21:00:00
    • Location: st petersburg, florida
    • Status: offline
    Re:We Have A Winner 2010/06/08 15:21:52 (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. 





    #14
    Wintem01
    Cheeseburger
    • Total Posts : 205
    • Joined: 2007/03/26 11:13:00
    • Location: Columbus, OH
    • Status: offline
    Re:We Have A Winner 2010/06/08 15:38:28 (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.
    #15
    MiamiDon
    Filet Mignon
    • Total Posts : 4306
    • Joined: 2006/09/08 07:12:00
    • Location: Miami, FL
    • Status: offline
    Re:We Have A Winner 2010/06/08 17:08:45 (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.
    #16
    the ancient mariner
    Filet Mignon
    • Total Posts : 3987
    • Joined: 2004/04/06 21:00:00
    • Location: st petersburg, florida
    • Status: offline
    Re:We Have A Winner 2010/06/09 09:45:49 (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.   
    post edited by the ancient mariner - 2010/06/09 09:47:20
    #17
    Jump to:
    © 2014 APG vNext Commercial Version 5.1