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Chalet Suisse

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J.E. Irausquin Boulevard 246, Oranjestad, Aruba
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 631
    Excellent
  • 167
    Very good
  • 90
    Average
  • 36
    Poor
  • 23
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Still one of my Favorites!

We booked a window seat as always to watch the sunset. The owner remembers us from year to year. We have a Dutch name and he always comments on it's meaning. The service is exemplary. I always have the rack of lamb and my husband always has a steak. We are never disappointed!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
CurlyOntario
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Sudbury, Canada
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Sudbury, Canada
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51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We booked a window seat as always to watch the sunset. The owner remembers us from year to year. We have a Dutch name and he always comments on it's meaning. The service is exemplary. I always have the rack of lamb and my husband always has a steak. We are never disappointed!

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Orefield, Pennsylvania
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73 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I went to Chalet Suisse last night, we experienced great food and great service. First, make reservations! Very busy and crowded restaurant Second, enjoy the service, slow them down if you want the servers will listen to you and adjust. We seemed to have a team of people serving us. From delivering the bread, pouring our wine... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The fact that this restaurant is packed every night is a testament to its meticulous attention to detail, professional service, and extensive selection of delicious food. Despite being very busy, our server was attentive, funny and professional. Portions are generous but we saved room, thank goodness, for the apple strudel!

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Thank CharlotteandTerryB
Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

. From the moment Benny greets you at the door, the experience begins. If you are going early, ask for a window table to see the sunset. I've been going to this restaurant since the late 90's. It has been consistently delicious every time. I crave their creamy garlic dressing most of the year. I'm a fish eater, so I... More 

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Thank Dushiman
nyc
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136 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've been going here almost since they opened and it has become sort of a tradition to eat dinner here. Nice place, lovely people and good solid food. Nothing fancy and reasonably priced.

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Thank maddie924
Columbus, Ohio
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was recommended to us by several people, but we resisted going at first. We finally went at the end of our trip, and we're glad we did. It was extremely busy, but we only had to wait about 5 minutes. A lot of people had made reservations. The food was excellent, as was the wine. Don't be put... More 

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The staff were friendly, attentive, and funny. I loved how they interacted with each other and us. I thought it was great how they also helped each other out. If I was low on my drink it didn't matter who refilled it, they all helped each other. The food from the homemade bread to the main course was delicious. Everything... More 

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Thank Jane H
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

3 had the almond crusted grouper. Not s bite left!! I had the filet mignon....very tasty!! Good drinks and good company!!! Thank you, Dottie and Ed!!!!!

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Thank debiscuba
Hauppauge, New York
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've listened to 10 years of hype about Chalet Suisse and the rack of lamb was very good. I prefer to be outside while in Aruba but it was a must try and we did. A little pricey and the wait staff was either hovering or not there at all. Glad we went but I'm not sure we will repeat... More 

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Thank nancy m
Farmingdale, New Jersey
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always choose the restaurant on our annual trip to Aruba. Year after year the service and food are consistently very good. Commonly in Aruba you have several servers - a cocktail person, a wine server, waiter, and server, so you don't get a sense of personal service. It can lead to a bit of confusion when you want someone's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: J.E. Irausquin Boulevard 246, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, German

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?