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Fort Nassau

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Caribbean, International, Vegetarian, Contemporary
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Fort Nassau Z/N, Willemstad, Curacao
+599 9 461 3450
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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Situated high upon a hill at the harbor's entrance, Fort Nassau has a...
Situated high upon a hill at the harbor's entrance, Fort Nassau has a beautiful 360 degree view over part of the island and the city of Willemstad with the unique bridges that connect Punda and Otrobanda. At night a sea of lights stretches to the horizon offering a most spectacular view. Restaurant Fort Nassau offers "Art Culinair with a Caribbean flair". Lunch and dinner are served in the semi open-air restaurant. The historical setting and contemporary interior, breathtaking view, and good food, make your visit to Fort Nassau a memorable experience.
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  • 37
    Very good
  • 19
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  • 8
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
beautiful view

This restaurant is set in a fort at the top of a hill, with an amazing view! We sat in the outdoor area, where there is a nice, comfortable breeze..and you have the view all the time.. The food was good, the servers very friendly, the wine was not great (not too many good choices) All in all... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
linda r
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Nassau, New York
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  • Scenic view
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Tacoma, WA
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The view from the restaurant atop this old fort is spectacular. Too bad you also have to look down on a busy refinery. It is interesting that this is also where the harbormaster views the workings of the inner harbor. I ordered one of the special combination dinners which came with salad (I chose a shrimp/seafood salad), main entree (I... More 

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Nassau, New York
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101 reviews 101 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This restaurant is set in a fort at the top of a hill, with an amazing view! We sat in the outdoor area, where there is a nice, comfortable breeze..and you have the view all the time.. The food was good, the servers very friendly, the wine was not great (not too many good choices) All in all, well worth... More 

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Carlsbad, California, United States
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62 reviews 62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

Had a lovely dinner at Fort Nassau. Beautiful setting open to the view and breezes of Curaçao. It was more expensive that we were expecting but the food was well prepared. Had shrimp with polenta fries and a tiramisu dessert.

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We went here for Christmas Dinner. The staff was welcoming and the views were amazing but all the restaurant offered was a 6 course tasting menu. Not that it was bad by any stretch but it would have been nice to be told ahead of time as well as have choices for dinner. As a negative, the staff struggles with... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The place is an old fort above Willemstad. The decoration is nice but the views are the best. The food was also very good. The service is a little slow. Overall a nice experience.

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Toronto
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The view from the restaurant is really quite beautiful. We sat at a table for two on what appeared to be the fort wall down a narrow walkway. We could see the sun setting over the mountains as well as the bridge over Willemstad. The other side of the restaurant looks over Curcao's more industrial side, so I'd avoid that.... More 

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Austin, Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

This fort is a must see for its views, but the food was outstanding! I had a stuffed chicken breast with a nice fettuccine. My husband had a steak with potato pie. (Similar to Augratin) We enjoyed the breeze, the views and the ambience as well as our dinner and wine. A must when visiting Curaçao!

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Cary, North Carolina
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75 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

It's been maybe 7 years since we dined here, decided to give it another go, and were pleasantly surprised. Place has been remodeled to be full open-air space in a quaint dining area with sliding glass windows with a bay view or completely open at the edge of the old fort overlooking Willemstad. Sitting high on a hill, a nice... More 

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Curacao, Netherlands Antilles
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

At an old fort, on top of a 'hill', little windy, with complete Curacao staff. Nice atmosphere and good food for an affordable price. A great view over a large part of the island, especially at night

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UK
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59 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Beautiful setting sitting atop a large rocky outcrop above Willemstad and the harbour. Lunch was reasonably priced and the service impeccable Do take the time and go onto the rof garden for fab views

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Fort Nassau Z/N, Willemstad, Curacao
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Curacao  >  Willemstad
  • Phone Number: +599 9 461 3450

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 35
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, International, Vegetarian, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

Situated high upon a hill at the harbor's entrance, Fort Nassau has a beautiful 360 degree view over part of the island and the city of Willemstad with the unique bridges that connect Punda and Otrobanda. At night a sea of lights stretches to the horizon offering a most spectacular view. Restaurant Fort Nassau offers "Art Culinair with a Caribbean flair". Lunch and dinner are served in the semi open-air restaurant. The historical setting and contemporary interior, breathtaking view, and good food, make your visit to Fort Nassau a memorable experience.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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