Thread: 723 Whiskey Bravo in Seagrove
02-23-2012, 09:25 AM #1
723 Whiskey Bravo in Seagrove
just got back from a few days on 30A. I saw the new Whiskey Bravo and heard it opens this Saturday. It looks fantastic. I was also told the little "houses" behind Cowgirls will be a dress shop, an artists, and one other.
I would think this place can be very popular and add yet another great dining option!
02-23-2012, 09:45 AM #2
Can't wait to try it. Went to their website, but the menu isn't posted there yet.
Story, photos, and menu:
02-23-2012, 05:00 PM #4
I am very excited to go - hear the view is incredible!
Looking at your picture I wish we could bury the wires along 30a!Basically, I'm just passing through on my way to Australia.
02-23-2012, 08:56 PM #5
02-24-2012, 08:53 AM #6
Does anyone know the hours it will be open?
02-24-2012, 11:11 AM #7
02-26-2012, 04:56 PM #8
Open for lunch tomorrow at 11AM.
I dropped by today for a look around. The hostess said they are open. I said, as in really open? She said yes. I said, every day, lunch and dinner? She said yes.
The upstairs deck is supposed open this Thursday.
It looks like they really are open, just not in fully finished and polished mode. All the staff looked busy getting things set up and organized.
03-06-2012, 04:26 PM #10
any reports on Whiskey Bravo yet? coming down soon, and want to give it a try---
I know it is still in early days, but hoping for a report....
03-06-2012, 05:27 PM #11
Enjoyed a great lunch on the roof yesterday! It was everything I'd hoped it would be. The seating is super comfy and relaxed and the view was perfect. We ordered the Onion Ring tower as our app. The presentation alone is worth ordering this little gem. He got the Reuben sandwich and the shoestring fries. As a chef, he's decided he will change his current fries to these as they are the best on 30A!!! I ordered the Shrimp Po boy and pasta salad. The owner informed us the Po Boy was the original recipe from New Orleans and I must say it was delish:) Pasta salad was also very good, but I would suggest they not out it under the heat lamp next time as it made a few of the penne noodles hard. For a great view and some yummy food, go to Whiskey Bravo. I have a feeling Bud N Ally's will be losing some business....
03-06-2012, 07:01 PM #12
The service was great and the atmosphere outstanding. The varied selection of foods and drinks is also a plus. I only wish them well and can't wait to return. As a local we need something just like this great place."Victory Through Knowledge"
03-06-2012, 07:02 PM #13
We'll check it out soon. As Tulane alumni and foodies, we are experts on NOLA cuisine. Will report soon.
03-07-2012, 06:57 AM #14
As for the view, Chelco should be ordered to volunteer to remove power lines from 30A!
03-07-2012, 06:00 PM #15
thanks to all...seems like a really nice place and great addition...
03-07-2012, 06:02 PM #16
I can assure you once you got YOUR PORTION of the cost, and you would, you would feel much differently
03-08-2012, 10:23 AM #17
03-12-2012, 09:40 AM #18
Thumbs Down to Whiskey Bravo
I live down the street from the beautiful new restaurant Whiskey Bravo and was excited last night to finally give it a try. When we parked behind the place, there was a building that was a restroom. The plumbing was obvisiously not working!! We had a choice of seating and chose a window overlooking 30A. Our waitress was quick to take our drink orders. I asked her which appetizer she prefered, the Onion Tower or Sweet Potatoe chips. She said she would give us a sample of both and we could decide which we like better. That never happened. She brought out orders of both appetizers. I said we did not order these, her reply was, well I am giving you the sweet potatoe chips free, so you only have to pay for the Onion Tower! Not her choice to make for us. I ordered a salad and Nacho chips minus the chicken. The salad never came. The Nacho chips were bright cherry red, with congealed cheese, a few black beans and canned corn! Can you belive that, canned corn. The Nachos were supposed to have Pico D Gallo and Sour cream. Neither were served. My dinnner partner had the chicken over grits. It was a thigh/leg peice of chicken over purple colored grits. He said the whole thing was disgusting. The waitress plopped down our check and left. She came back and asked if we wanted dessert. We ordered Bread Pudding and coffee. Those were actually good. Whiskey Bravo may be in a pretty building, but I have no plans to go back. The Menu is nothing but Bar Food. If I wanted that I would have gone to Shades on the loop. Rework the Menu and get some better waitstaff or you are not going to make it. Too Bad!
03-12-2012, 10:33 AM #19
- Join Date
- Feb 2008
- Historic Old Point Washington
I have heard mostly good revues for Whiskey Bravo, but was disappointed by a burger I sampled. It was a frozen patty, ala Sam's and burned. I figured parking was going to be an issue and it is. The County really needs to rethink their parking requirements in the future. Hopefully the food issue will get resolved, WB has so much potential. I think they are worth a retry and I wish them lots of luck."
"If you are going to be stupid, you better be tough".
Gosh, what a surprise that there's a parking issue!?!
03-13-2012, 09:13 AM #21
03-13-2012, 01:50 PM #22
You should never expect much from a restaurant's first month (or more) around here. It is extremely difficult to staff especially. A bad review on here for a new restaurant in SoWal could sink their ship before they even get any wind in their sail. Not fair IMHO especially since they could have all new suppliers, staff, and even management next week.
People have been asking so I'm glad to see a review, maybe they will get it together in the kitchen soon. I have friends in the restaurant biz and a dear friend who's a supplier and they agree that you've got to start out on the right foot when opening a new restaurant and it doesn't sound like WB has. I don't know their prices but as expensive as things tend to be in the area-frozen burgers and congealed cheese won't cut it!
03-13-2012, 07:38 PM #24
Whiskey Bravo Hits a Home Run For Us!
My husband & I ate at 723 Whiskey Bravo last Saturday. We arrived just as they opened for lunch. Went upstairs, sat in comfy seats overlooking a nice view of the Gulf. Waiter, Jason, was very attentive and friendly. Fish tacos were great and the fries were good, too! Owner came over to check on us and say "hi". They even gave us a coke to go for free. We enjoyed it and will likely be regulars there.
Last edited by Marla Burns; 03-13-2012 at 09:39 PM.
03-14-2012, 06:42 AM #25
Thanks for the review i am looking forward to checking it out soon!
For comments and ratings, also please visit their page in the SoWal Dining Guide - http://www.sowal.com/restaurant/723-whiskey-bravo
I think most people would agree that if a restaurant is open for business and charging full price, they need to deliver value for that money. I think most diners understand and don't expect perfection from a new restaurant, but it all comes down to how the house handles the problems, not so much whether there are problems (and that is true of older restaurants also)."Life is too Short to Not Play With Your Food".
My blog: www.funplayingwithfood.blogspot.com.
03-14-2012, 09:52 AM #28
I think with the high cost of eating out in most of 30a's restaurants, you hope for good food and good service right off the bat. We do cut a new restaurant some slack because they are dealing with new employees, and in that line of business, it is sometimes challenging to find quality staff. We really appreciate waiters and waitresses who seem to love their job and tip accordingly. Good service can make mediocre food taste better. Hopefully, Whiskey Bravo will be a success. Restaurants seem to come and go so quickly on 30a, it's difficult to get a gift certificate and use it while the place is still open. I still think there needs to be more reasonably priced restaurants here. I would rather patronize our local places but we sometimes end up at a chain because of the cost.
03-14-2012, 11:09 AM #29
Questions, comments & concerns for Whiskey Bravo
I went to Whiskey Bravo last night for a visit.
A question is why do they say home made Bloody Mary Mix when the bartender was pouring out of a Zing Zang bottle? Good mix yes, accurate - NO!
Another Q: why when so busy after 7pm is there not a hostess or someone guiding patrons on where to sit or when there may be a table coming available? Observed a # of customers asking staff all sorts of these questions and getting confusing/conflicting answers. A group or 2 actually left because of this.
Comment(s): Beautiful build out. Nice furniture. Great views. Terrible uniforms. Nice prices on alcohol.
Having large trash bin 30 feet from the rooftop deck will prove interesting in the very hot days coming ahead. Even if they have pickup everyday, which is unlikely. And only one restroom for both ladies and gents will prove interesting on the roof. Parking nice, but more probably needed. Sure owners would agree.
03-14-2012, 02:47 PM #30
I ate at Whiskey Bravo last night for dinner and it was so-so. The view and comfy chairs are great, and I'll definitely be back for drinks and another meal once the restaurant gets the kinks worked out. But yesterday wasn't the best service or food. I got the Big Fish Taco, which was pretty tasty. The fries were cold. My dining partners order appetizers, which came out with our meal and were not correct. It took another 15 mins for them to bring us the correct appetizer, which came out at the end of our meal. I understand that the restaurant needs some time to get going and that's why I'll give it another try down the road. It will be a great spot to drink some beer and hangout regardless of the food.
03-15-2012, 10:21 AM #31
Given the amount of cash invested in the venture and the unlikelihood that it was financed, I'm guessing they get the kinks worked out fairly quickly. Or at least they better.
03-15-2012, 11:14 AM #32
Zing Zang is the best!!!!! Wouldn't order a bloody mary without it!!!!! BTW - We add our own little touch to our Zing Zang Bloody Mary's and would say that they're homemade!!!!!
03-15-2012, 11:31 AM #33
yeah- if you can make a better Bloody Mary than Zing Zang bring it on![SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
03-15-2012, 11:57 PM #34
We gave Whiskey Brave two chances and both times our food was cold and over cooked. The second time we waited 50 min for our food and we were lied to by our server being told a big party arrived and backed up the kitchen..which never happened. We really wanted to like this place. The rooftop deck is great and 30a is in need of a place like this. We ll give it a month and 1 more chance!!! You hear me WB!
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03-16-2012, 05:45 AM #35
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- Backatown Seagrove
03-16-2012, 07:45 AM #36
The not so good reviews on the board may turn some tourists away.I've eaten at restaurants down there locals have raved about that I hated and I'm not calling them out. Every new place has kinks to work out and surely they will befor bad reviews cause them to close.
03-16-2012, 08:13 AM #37
On the other hand it ain't rocket science and amateurs seem to make the same mistakes again and again. It's a mighty big investment not to get off on the right foot.
1. Open at least 2 months before March to work out problems.
2. The shortage of quality food-service labor is well known in SoWal. If you don't start out with a good core you're dead.
3. Plan on losing money at first to gain a reputation of good value for portions / prices.
4. Cater to locals. They tell tourists where to go and keep you alive in the off season.
5. Engage customers directly in the establishment and on forums like this.
6. Have a marketing plan. (why anyone would open without contacting the owner of this website is beyond me.)
7. Have a grand opening and invite community leaders and wine and dine them.
03-16-2012, 08:42 AM #38
We've been there twice and had good experiences both times. I'm surprised to hear the negative comments about the burger, because that's what my husband ordered the first time we went, and it was delicious. And that was during the first week they were open! I had a flat bread pizza each time we went, and they were both good. My husband liked the gumbo - I wasn't overly impressed with it, but then again I grew up in New Orleans so I am pretty picky about gumbo. Overall the food is good - not gourmet dining by any means, but solidly good. We had good service both times, and the view from the roof top deck is great. We were happy with it and we will definitely be back!
03-17-2012, 12:50 AM #39
I work in the restaurant industry and have opened up several places. If you haven't fixed your food problems in a week you are in trouble. And I think I stated I would give it another chance after 2 less than stellar meals did I not? And don't have your staff lie to customers...not good. Posters who have had a bad experience are entitled to there opinions to good sir...it is up to WB to fix there problems or they will close...not because of bad posts. Understand that....
03-18-2012, 06:38 AM #40
- Join Date
- Jan 2005
- Michigan but someday in SoWal as well
We'll give it a try when we're in town. I'm a sucker for comfy chairs on a roof! I think all new restaurants should figure out how places like Stinky's and Liar's Club and George's succeeded in getting off the ground. Unique environment, unique food, consistently good friendly service and special food (not always perfect, but perfect most of the time so that it's easy to cut them some slack every now and then). I hope it all works out great for WB! Is there a happy hour?Paula
03-18-2012, 08:40 AM #41
They should have made the utility company bury the power lines.
03-18-2012, 09:18 AM #42
Had dinner there last night and really enjoyed it. We had the fried green tomatoes, fish taco, bread pudding, fried green tomato BLT, all of which were wonderful. We also had the sweet potato chips which weren't crispy enough, but other than that, everything was very good. Liked the atmosphere and the value is amazing for 30A! Three people, two appetizers, dessert, three sandwiches, two beers, for under $60.
03-19-2012, 12:50 AM #43
straight off the menu - "our homemade bloody mary mix with a kick and signature garnish"
several points to make, and wow all on just one cocktail:
*went again for sunday brunch and again sat at the bar upstairs
*you can see your drinks being made there
*especially when there is only a total of 6 customers at said bar
*zing zang is great mix
*zing zang hardly "homemade"
*"little touch" must refer to bartenders hand touching vodka bottle and zing zang bottle, because...
*all that went into our bloodys were, ice, vodka and zing zang
*oh...signature garnish....wait for it...
*celery stick and an olive
*had to ask for a lemon
*yep its a signature alright...only who's?
Bottom line not accurate at all...
Had to wait to place said order AND then switch to draught beer because bartender was using cell phone out on the dining room floor on the roof.
Two tries and two strikes...
Last edited by TAPerry; 03-19-2012 at 12:52 AM.
03-19-2012, 05:59 AM #44
03-19-2012, 08:08 AM #45
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- Jan 2006
- Backatown Seagrove
We somewhat accidentally ended up at WB last night. I honestly expected the worst but was pleasantly surprised by the place. We sat at the bar downstairs and had very attentive service. I had the fish taco. If the standard of excellence on 30-A to compare another fish taco to is Smiling Fish's offering, I would say WB's is pretty close. Not quite there, but very good. It came with french fries (which I find kind of odd pairing) that were of the skinnier cut variety. Pretty good. Everyone else seemed happy with what they ordered. I would caution anyone against thinking this place is going to be a high end eatery-just remind yourself, "it is bar food, it is bar food, it is bar food", then think about the bar food you have had previously, then I think you can get a pretty decent reading of WB. We will certainly go back.
03-19-2012, 09:33 PM #46
Seaside did it. Dune Allen did it. It can be done. I think there are areas, such as through Old Seagrove, where the overall benefit would be huge. It's something the entire community could be proud of. Unfortunately, there is no real cohesive community of Seagrove that could come together to foot the bill.My mind tends to wander... but fortunately, it's so weak, it doesn't get very far...
03-22-2012, 02:34 AM #48
Who opened this place? Who are the owners?
03-22-2012, 05:50 AM #49
The story of 723 Whiskey Bravo is the story of Skip & Victoria Moore. This Atlanta couple fell in love with 30A, deciding it was the perfect spot to bring their vision of a great neighborhood gathering place to life. A welcoming, comfortable place where people felt like a friend was serving them. No where else in their travels had they discovered a community that so aligned with their personal ideals for thoughtful development.
723 Whiskey Bravo will be a place that combines excellent food with gulf views from a rooftop area, a great location, a casual family atmosphere and a perfect place to watch sports. No other restaurant on 30A offers this exact blend of relaxation and activity because no other restaurant on 30A has the space to create a campus feel quite like Whiskey Bravo. The Moore's hope to return this wonderful property to its former glory as a landmark destination for the community.
About the Name Skip & Victoria are passionate about their commitment to their family (Lee, Lane, Blake & pooch Bo), about spending time together, about enjoying an active lifestyle, traveling and enjoying the experiences of an abundant life. They are equally passionate about their love of sports and share a passion for aviation.
This love of flight is where the name 723 Whiskey Bravo originates. With hundreds of hours spent in the sky in their Cirrus SR22, the couple wanted their plane to have a name that was personally significant. 723WB incorporates their wedding anniversary date of July 23rd with their favorite call letters from the aviation alphabet. W for whiskey and B for bravo.
04-02-2012, 03:26 PM #50
We have been watching this thread and the interesting opinions and finally decided to give it a try today during Lunch.
The View. Gorgeous Spring day with the GOM glistening like diamonds. IMO, the view is very nice and an added attraction to our beautiful area. For those complaining about the powerlines, seriously? We had no problem seeing a spectacular view period.
The setting. Fantastic with superb comfortable outdoors dining. We could have stayed there all day. Much more comfortable than an "older" establishment with high chairs just down the road :)
The menu. Excellent selection with very reasonable prices for this area. We ordered the Fried Green Tomato BLT with fries. Very good sandwich. The FGT were cooked to perfection, bacon perfect and the roumalade style dressing offered a very good balance. The fries are shoestring style, but cooked to perfection, crispy on the outside and buttery on the inside.
The waitstaff. It was lunch and they were about 2/3rds full. Our service was excellent and very attentive. Young gentleman (Chez) I believe was the name. No complaints at all....All the staff was smiling and very polite.
I can assure you that we will be back for more of their food and definitely for drinks in those comfy settings.
Bravo 723WB we are glad that you are calling SoWal home!
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