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“Spotty service, great food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Grand Cafe Rembrandt

Grand Cafe Rembrandt
Palm Beach 55 | South Beach Centre Rembrandtplein, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba (Formerly Cafe Rembrandt)
+297-5864747
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Price range: $7 - $25
Cuisines: Dutch
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Spotty service, great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Food is always reliable here. My husband had the schnitzel and I had the fish and chips. Both were very good. The schnitzel had a few different preparations available. Mojitos were well made and included in happy hour.

The problem was the service. There were only a few other tables occupied, and while we were there one couple got up and left because they had been waiting for their food for awhile. I ordered a second drink which never arrived. After 20 mins I asked the waitress if she forgot, she replied no, they are making it now. Which they weren't. 30 mins after the order we received the drink. I hope they get the service worked out because this used to be one of our favorites!!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Cleves, Ohio
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“The last supper”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

For our last supper, we decided to go to Café Rembrandt. I've been here on several occasions and the food and service have always been good. I think that our server was new. He was having difficulty ringing things in and just not very knowledgeable about the menu. We had to keep flagging him down to get drinks. We had 2 Mojitos apiece. We each had a Caesar salad and then I had the Grouper with Caribbean rice. It was a huge piece of fish and it was very good. JD had the snapper. When the server delivered our plates, he didn't know the difference between the snapper and grouper. We also had coffees and sat to enjoy the last few hours of our vacation. Our bill was 80.00

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Miami, FL
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Menu has shrunk but still a good meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

We ate here last year twice with the family, we loved it so much. This year, however, we were disappointed by the small menu and seemingly limited Dutch-inspired choices. Food was good, service adequate, but a little slow (and we were the only people there).

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Willemstad, null, Netherlands Antilles
1 review
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Good food and great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

We live on this beautiful Island and often dine in one of the restaurants in the High Rise tourist area. We prefer to go to Rembrandt because of the casual atmosphere and friendly service. The changing menu and daily specials always give us plenty of choice. The beef carpaccio with basilicum pesto, Parmasan cheese, Baby rocket lettuce and pinenuts is definitely a recommendation. Prices are really friendly and that's a nice additional advantage, in contrast to the quite pricey restaurants in this tourist area.

We will certainly continue visiting Cafe Rembrandt in the future!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“What happened??”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

We visit this restaurant every year we're in Aruba and this year was no different. We're a bit taken back by how quiet this side of the street was and the fact that there was barely any customers sitting outside or anything happening at this or any of the restaurants around Cafe Rembrandt. we sat down and found out that the restaurant had new owners...The food was good, but there was no atmosphere or music to encourage you to stay a bit longer and maybe have another glass of wine or even desert... This was one of our favorite places and it could still be if the new owners invest on making the place a bit more welcoming and livelier.

Visited June 2013
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