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The Wine Cellar

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Ooststraat at Concordiastraat, Willemstad, Curacao
+(5999)/461-2178
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Absolutely the Best Restaurant in Curacao

This restaurant is phenomenal. From the moment you walk in, a kind man opens the door for you and you are greeted by the amazing and friendly staff. The staff work together to make sure you always have what you need. The atmosphere is romantic and comfortable. The food was the best I had during my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
dmorrison33
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is phenomenal. From the moment you walk in, a kind man opens the door for you and you are greeted by the amazing and friendly staff. The staff work together to make sure you always have what you need. The atmosphere is romantic and comfortable. The food was the best I had during my weeklong trip in Curacao.... More 

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Under staffed, over cooked fish, air conditioning made the room stuffy and not really cool. Great atmosphere with interesting art work.

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Sandusky
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54 reviews 54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We decided to dine at The Wine Cellar because of the TA reviews. What a great choice! I emailed them early morning to make a dinner reservation and the owner, Nico Cornelisse, responded promptly with confirmation. Upon our arrival we were greeted graciously and bread and water were brought to the table immediately. (which didn't happen at any other restaurant... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I have been fortunate enough to have enjoyed the food...the ambiance...the warm and friendly service at the famous Wine Cellar since it opened more than 40 years ago. It has been a remarkable achievment to remain open as it as and become, without a doubt, the best dining experience in Curacao, and certainly among the finest in the entire Caribbean.... More 

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Dundas, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I had read previous reviews of The Wine Cellar in Curacao and had to try it for ourselves. I had booked the reservation for the my wife's 50th birthday dinner while we were in Curacao. She told me it was the best dish she had ever had and the service was just as good. Appetizers were great, ceasar salad for... More 

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Curacao
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Our experience began with being seated exactly on time. The staff was extremely courteous and knowledgeable. The pace of the meal was exactly right. The food was terrific and the sauces even better. Nico is a wonderful host and Thomas a great chef. The Wine Cellar is a must visit restaurant for fine dining and a wonderful experience.

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

If you are in Curacao for a few days, I would advise to eat to a few other places THEN go to the wine cellar. The decor is a little passe and the restaurant is NOT in a prime location. No beach, no view, no fort, no lagoon, no cruise boat passing... you may want to get your dose of... More 

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Our group of six had a wonderful dinner on Valentine's Day! Big bouquet of roses on the table, wonderful greeting at the front door when we arrived and when we finished. It was a fabulous dinner and drinks. We highly recommend making reservations here while you are in town. :)

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Dallas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

. The maitre d' was very proud of the restaurant and let you know, perhaps too much. Delicious soup of sweet potato, squash, and curry, which surprised me by being green instead of orange. He liked the flavors of a shrimp dish, but it had lots of butter.

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Willemstad, Curacao
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A good place to enjoy a variety of fine dining dishes and good choice of wines. I would recommend it to couples or anyone wishing to have an intimate dining experience. Certainly not an option for the budget traveller but the value is fine.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ooststraat at Concordiastraat, Willemstad, Curacao
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Curacao  >  Willemstad
  • Phone Number: +(5999)/461-2178

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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