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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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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Large groups
Special occasions

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  • 424
    Excellent
  • 122
    Very good
  • 59
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 20
    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
Most recent review
Another year and another very good dining experience.

We always dine at this very good restaurant during our 4 weeks in Aruba and this year we were joined by our friends from New England. I had the escargo and, as always, they were very good. My wife had the shrimp coctail and for the first time the shrimp were a tad small for this restaurant. Our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Jack F
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
171 reviews 171 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We always dine at this very good restaurant during our 4 weeks in Aruba and this year we were joined by our friends from New England. I had the escargo and, as always, they were very good. My wife had the shrimp coctail and for the first time the shrimp were a tad small for this restaurant. Our friends had... More 

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This is a restaurant that we have always returned to for each of the past ten years. It is not new and exciting or groundbreaking with cutting edge menu items. We go there because we always receive fine service and a great meal. That has never changed. The restaurant is capable of seating couples and large groups. Ambiance is not... More 

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Loveland, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Our favorite restaurant on the island. We go back multiple times as the service is the best and the menu is broad. They do things the old fashioned way and it is fun to watch.

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long island, ny
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46 reviews 46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

It's been opened for 27 years and I've been there every year. Sometimes twice in one trip. Some of the workers are still their from the start. Big variety of food. Always cooked to be delishious one of our favorite restaurants on the island The restaurant is pretty big with a nice decor. The onion soup and pea soup are... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We ate at Chalet Suisse last night.The interior of the room was classy and comfortable.Service was great. The appetizers were all good,I had the seafood appetizer and I would recommend it. The filet mignon was perfection and then the porterhouse for two was a huge letdown, It was cooked like I ordered but it was dry and seemed like I... More 

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Mass.
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79 reviews 79 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Reservation for 6 PM in "The Church". This alcove is the best seating for viewing the sunset. Upon arrival seated at a booth near the Church. Given no explanation as to why there was a change! For dinner we had the rib-eye and grouper stuffed with crab. The food preparation and presentation were excellent.

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This was my fourth time to Chalet Suisse, and I left somewhat disappointed. The service is always great, and the food is always good. However, this time, the service was great, but the food was only mediocre, especially for the price. Maybe they just had an off night or a new chef, but I will consider other restaurants before going... More 

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Wesenufer, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

We weht there march 17th, right after arriving we were seated by Benny - very nice and funny guy! French Onion soup as a starter, followd by a perfect medium rare sirloin steak - just what I need. Before leaving we were as lucky as to have a short chat with the owners Rudy, Hans and Erika - very nice... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

but it is very nice, expensive, but the food, presentation and service was great! I would definitely go again next time.

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Bayonne, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This is absolutely one of the finest restaurant on the Island. Starting with Host Benny and his staff are very Friendly, Quick & Responsive The 22oz Rib eye Steak is by far the best steak on the Island better then El Gaucho's The Grouper is Out Standing. My wife and I been coming here over 20 years I think we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?