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Chalet Suisse

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J.E. Irausquin Boulevard 246, Oranjestad, Aruba
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Large groups
Special occasions
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 412
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  • 114
    Very good
  • 56
    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
Overrated

In all ways, I found this restaurant to be overrated. Waited 20 minutes past the time of our reservation and were not seated till we started walking toward the door. Service was abrupt and rushed. The waiter encouraged us to order surf and turf, and we did. It must be pre-made because it was... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Dee L
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Cincinnati
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Cincinnati
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

In all ways, I found this restaurant to be overrated. Waited 20 minutes past the time of our reservation and were not seated till we started walking toward the door. Service was abrupt and rushed. The waiter encouraged us to order surf and turf, and we did. It must be pre-made because it was delivered almost immediately. The lobster had... More 

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Mathews, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We went with a large group...but, we felt the food was expensive and not as good as what we have eaten in other places.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful dinner here. The service was super. French onion soup and calamari for starters. Great! I had lamb which was to die for. You can't eat fish every night. although my husband had the grouper and the sauce on top was awesome. So many places to try but don't miss this one.

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Orlando, Florida
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81 reviews 81 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This is absolutely one of the finest, most consistent restaurants on the island. To start, the French onion soup is phenomenal and one of the best I have had anywhere around the globe. The cheese had a nice consistency and was topped with Parmesan cheese. The next course was a Caesar salad which was typical but quite tasty. The entree... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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108 reviews 108 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We always enjoy our annual visit to this restaurant. Every year we return because they simply don't disappoint. Always greeted with a smile and true international team/captain service that doesn't miss a beat. I am boring and get the same thing each year, the rack of lamb. I know, you are thinking, why get rack of lamb in the Caribbean?... More 

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Marlborough, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This Restuarant is large, airy, and nicely decorated. The food and service was excellent. Our only complaint was the noise level. For that reason we won't be returning.

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Old style décor with old men waiters. Not the most friendly but professional. Food was ok but not great. Selection was continental but no specials offered and we wouldn't go back to spend $$$$ for $. Better off elsewhere.

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Have dined with friends every year for the past 10 years. This is one of the best on the island for food and atmosphere. Kinda upscale, so wear your best shorts :). Prices are $$$-$$$$; but I recommend the "early bird" (in by 6:30). Prices are better. The maître d welcomes you upon entering. The entire staff are very attentive... More 

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We were at Chalet Suisse this month. The restaurant is very pretty, very old fashioned. The food was excellent - once we finally were served. We waited over an hour. The food was coming out in no order, so tables seated after us were eating well before us. Captains oversee the dining room. Ours ignored us. He was also unpleasant... More 

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Cranston, Rhode Island
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278 reviews 278 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

We have been coming to Aruba for over 20 years and always make it a point to eat here. Chalet Suisse has been one of the best restaurants in Aruba for over 25 years abs Bennie and Rudy make you feel as if you are home when they see returibg customers. They do very little advertising but the restaurant is... 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?