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“Excellent!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of LES CRUSTACES RESTAURANT

LES CRUSTACES RESTAURANT
Ritz-Carlton | LG Smith Boulevard, 107, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
+297 527 2222
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Price range: $40 - $80
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The cuisine of Les Crustaces blends day-boat fresh product, classic culinary technique and a eye for the dramatic to create a dining experience like none other in Aruba. Fresh fish and shellfish anchors the menu, as the culinary team skillfully balances a respect for the subtle flavors of the raw ingredients with a passion for the bold flavors of the Caribbean.
Westchester, New York
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“Excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

If you're a foodie look no further! We had dinner here last night and it was one of the best meals we've had in Aruba. Everything from the service to the presentation was five star! They were very accommodating to my son who is a picky eater. I would highly recommend this restaurant, my only regret is that we wasted our money at Simply Fish down the beach the previous night, and paid cab fair to go to Barefoot. If you're staying at the Ritz or looking for a fabulous meal this is the place for you.

Visited April 2014
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Whippany, New Jersey
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“Incredible food and service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

My husband and I had dinner while on vacation in spite of the so-so reviews we had read. It had to be one of the top five meals we have ever had and we eat out a lot and do have high standards of food and service! While kind of on the pricey side, we thought the wine list was very reasonable. Everything was prepared perfectly and there wasn't one thing (food or service) that there was to complain about. It was, in fact, so incredible we went back on Saturday! Again food was amazing as was the service. I would say that any of the negative reviews out there were either just part of their growing pains since they just opened in November 2013 or by people who just don't appreciate great food! I'm going with the latter! Kudos to the Chef and the Staff! :)

  • Visited March 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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Stephen P, Manager at LES CRUSTACES RESTAURANT, responded to this review, April 11, 2014
Thank you for sharing your experience. We will certainly pass on your rave revies to our Chef. It is our mission to be the best restaurant in Aruba. Thank you again for sharing your feedback.
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“Best meal of week”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We ate at Les Crustacés for the last dinner of the week in Aruba. Family of 4 ( two little ones, 2 and 4) and found it to be the best meal of the vacation. The location is beautiful and the staff was attentive and friendly. The food was great ...And here is where the Ritz shines ...its an elegant delicious meal served with great service but in comforting and welcoming style. Not easy to do when you arrive with 2 kids but the host / manger greeted us like we were old friends and especially treated my kids like his most important guests. Also its nice to eat in a place where the kids menu is something your happy your kids are eating and as much attention and quality is spent on the kids dish as well as yours... (( many parents that have order too many terrible chicken fingers nodding along )) When in Aruba treat yourself to a great meal ....and try the lobster appetizer. PS Great Wine List

  • Visited March 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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Morristown, New Jersey
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“Don't listen to the negatives....It's fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

My wife and I dined at les Crustaces on March 27th. Definitely not a busy night. We eat out a lot and we spend money on food, and there's no denying the place is pricey. However, it was also one of the best meals we've ever had. From the service, to the entrees, to the desserts to the wine, everything was perfect and presented beautifully. It's a bit out of the way, and I wonder if it might not appeal to the typical Aruba vacationer who is shooting at a lower price point. I guess time will tell. However, if you're looking for a truly memorable experience and want to go somewhere really special, you couldn't do better.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“PUTTING ON THE RITZ - IN STYLE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We are delighted to be one of the first to review this restaurant because we were quite pleased with our experience here. Though the food, service and ambiance are excellent, it was clear that the restaurant (and most of the Ritz complex) is experiencing some early developmental issues. Upon our exit, the night we ate here, we were greeted by the New Manager of the Restaurant and had a very pleasant and candid discussion with him (we regret not getting his name). This individual was clearly out of his element and we mean that in a positive fashion. He had credentials and a resume; personality and demeanor; and abilities that clearly exceed anything that Aruba has seen and he presented a list of Restaurants that he had managed running from London to Beijing (where he had been the day before we met him). He is impeccable in his wardrobe and presence and brings a talent to Aruba that, unfortunately, Aruba may not be ready for. With all due respect to everyone, Aruba is not known for its cultural offerings - it is not and never will be a London or a Paris or a Rome or any other culturally sophisticated place and there is no way that anyone can force or develop that type of sophistication for others (somehow, with all due respect, the history of the Arawaks just does not measure up to the grandeur that is London, Paris, or Rome). We tried to be polite to the New Manager, but we were both thinking to ourselves that this person did not belong here - he had too much class and ability. Deep down we were hoping that he would take a few days to try to learn what Aruba is all about and would then seek a transfer to a place that would better appreciate his apparent skills and we mean that constructively. We believe that the Restaurant has tremendous potential but, at the same time we believe the entire Ritz concept is wasted on Aruba. The Restaurant is highly recommended for the quality of its food and the exceptional service that it gives. We hope that the New Manager will either be able to adapt to Aruba or seek a place that will better utilize his talents and skills and we mean that in the best way. If he should be present when we return next year we are sure that the Restaurant will be even that much better than it currently is and it is hard to imagine what that might be (it is hard to build on perfection - but, if anybody can do it, we are confident that the New Manager can). The place is highly recommended. The food is exceptional. The service is a step above what you generally find in Aruba and rises to the level of pampering. And, believe it or not, the prices are quite fair. We managed to leave, having had an exceptional meal including an appetizer, an entree, and dessert for $150.00 and that included a healthy tip. By all means, Go and Enjoy. We will be back next year (and hope to run into the Manager again then).

  • Visited March 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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