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“Madame Janette - never disappoints; always a great experience!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Madame Janette

Madame Janette
Cunucu Abao 37, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
+297 587 0184
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $49
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Madame Janette - never disappoints; always a great experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Madame Janette, this is my 4th time to Madame Janette; we visited in July 2014. This is a must have in my book while in Aruba. The food is always good; love the music, easy to get to via car rental or cab; wonderful variety on the menu; friendly staff and laid back atmosphere. You may have a wait if you don't have reservations.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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leslewis
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69 reviews 69 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Past it's prime”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Everyone raved about this place. What a disappointment. Service was slow and uneven and the food was just plain average, Think US chain. However we were told after we had eaten there that the chef had been killed in an accident and they were still recovering. The dinning area is pleasant and they had live music that was enjoyable. But that was it for us.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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West Orange, New Jersey
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Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Best food on the island.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Madame Janette has it all. If you’re going to splurge one night on your vacation, do it here.

Ambiance – it feels like you’re dining in someone’s backyard. There is a ton of outdoor seating (all covered), and the tables are spaced far enough apart so that it doesn’t feel crowded. The live music added a great touch while still being soft enough to allow regular conversation.

Food – the seafood is out of this world. The restaurant’s specialty is an almond-crusted grouper; it is quite possibly the best seafood dish I’ve ever eaten. They also have excellent lamb chops. They have over 60 beers from around the world as well as an extensive wine list. Their dessert coffees are a perfect way to end the meal (try the Jack Sparrow – spiced rum, anyone?).

Service was top-notch. The waitstaff made sure my water glass was always filled, they were courteous, prompt, attentive, knowledgeable… everything you’d hope for.

The meal here was one of those rare instances where everything comes together. It’s expensive, but absolutely worth it. Five stars all around.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ancaster, Canada
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“What a great menu...SO MANY CHOICES!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Loved the atmosphere and famous bang bang shrimp appetizer, Wish I could have tried more menu items. Huge portions as well!

Visited July 2014
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“The best ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Great meal and great service. This place is a must for dinner in Aruba. Ask for Thomas the manager and have the apple strudel.

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