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“Not the best steaks we've eaten in Aruba” 3 of 5 stars
Review of French Steakhouse

French Steakhouse
J.E. Irausquin Boulevard # 55, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
002975823444
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Price range: $25 - $55
Cuisines: Caribbean, European, Steakhouse
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Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: An Aruba restaurant for gourmet dining, the renowned French Steakhouse is a must for any visitor to Aruba. Veteran Aruban executive chef George Hoek presents a truly innovative new menu in an all-new trendy and cozy ambiance. Serving the biggest and best North and South American cuts of beef, local and continental cuisine.
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
“Not the best steaks we've eaten in Aruba”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Located in the low rise area as part of Manchebo resort at the back of the Alahambra casino and mall. Fillet steak was slightly tough and T-bone steak quite thin compared to others we've eaten. Service was ok. Good crab cakes to start but calamari not as good as others we've enjoyed.

Visited November 2013
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Derry, New Hampshire, USA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Suggest you avoid”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Unfortunately our experience disappointed. Things started well with a good wine and appetizers but by the time the steak dinners were due the wait staff was missing. After chasing someone down the food appeared cold and poorly prepared, it would seem most of the guests are using a voucher and not there by a definitive selection over other choices. You can certainly do better.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

This is my first all inclusive trip and I was very happy with the food options at Manchebo beach resort and spa.
We tried several appetizers at this restaurant and all very good; fresh ingredients. The seafood here was excellent as was the Argentinian steak.
The service was outstanding, Lincoln was our bartender and Harold our server both nights. The people are so friendly. Truly is one happy little island.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, IL area
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“What Happened?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013 via mobile

I have been to the French Steakhouse several times over the last several years. The food has always been good to excellent, the atmosphere ok, the value great and the service fair. Last night we went at 7:30, with a reservation. We had to stand around for several minutes before one of the wait staff would seat us. After being seated, we were given a menu, a new one. I asked where the specials were, I was told that they DO NOT HAVE THE AMBASSADOR MENU any longer. We accepted this but were dissatisfied. We had really enjoyed the fixed price menu The problem was just beginning. How could we order anything, even cocktails if no one waits on us??? We sat there for twenty minutes and NO ONE APPROACHED the table!!! We would have stayed had we got any service, thou without the prefix menu, this puts the French Steakhouse in the same price range as Ruth Chris or Madame Jeanette which it is not even close to. We finally WALKED OUT! I would guess that the only people that should even consider this restaurant are the people at the all inclusive hotel it is attached to. Don't waste your time there are a lot of better places in Aruba!!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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new york
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“Excellent!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

I am surprised by the bad reviews of this restaurant. This was one of the best meals we had on our trip. The hotel was under renovation so the atmosphere could have been better but the food made up for it. My husband had the tuna tartar, and the grouper, and I had the sirloin steak, I also had the Caesar salad but I thought it could have been a little better. The dressing had no taste. I would recommend this restaurant, and we will be returning again

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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