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Restaurant Wilhelmina, one of the restaurants of Chef Dennis van Daatselaar who is known for his renowned other restaurant “Carte Blanche”. Wilhelmina Restaurant is a casual, elegant restaurant with a creative setting in Downtown Oranjestad, located in the Wilhelminastraat with a nice view over the B.J. Arends City Park, just minutes away from the Renaissance hotel. High-quality ingredients from around the world will be served to you by our dedicated team. Seven days a week from 6pm to 10pm we will welcome and pamper our guests with excellent food and service. Wilhelmina Restaurant offers a place to dine, celebrate a party or just having a cocktail at the bar. Wilhelmina Restaurant offers an
PRICE RANGE
$30 - $80
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Dinner
CUISINES
Caribbean, Seafood, European, International, Fusion
FEATURES
Reservations, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free off-street parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We completely enjoyed our dinner at Wilhelmina. The setting is beautiful and relaxing. My husband had a pork dish that melted in your mouth and I had a shrimp and pasta dish which was simple, but oustanding. This is a must-do dinner spot if you...are lucky enough to be in Aruba!More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was by far the best meal we had on the island. From start to finish the presentation was spectacular! There are plenty of tables in the open air courtyard. The ambience was stunning and the service was unparalleled. The only reason I didn’t give...them 5 stars was related to their Covid precautions. As a nurse I was disappointed to see that the waiters and chef (he came out to say hello to someone) were only wearing face shields, not masks. If they were also wearing coverings over their mouth and nose I would have given them 5 stars. Of course the clear glasses style face shields have a more elegant appearance but the goal for us was to dine w limited risk for transmission & this did not appear to be the place for that. If they are all getting molecular PCR swabs 1-2x/week I would not feel unsettled by the lack of direct mouth and nose covering but I highly doubt that is the case. As a nurse I expected more caution taken for transmission prevention.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

11/11/20.....Wonderful service....excellent social distancing....all staff masked...excellent cocktails.... respectable wine list. Chef sent out an amazing shot of soup and a fish ball.....we knew we would be well cared for ......We shared a crab cake starter......the fish balls where chock full of fish ( no fillers)......the soup excellent....we both had catch of the day .....two seperate ways of prep we each chose a different prep.....Mahi Mahi excellent.....no rush.....no room for dessert this timeMore

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was amazing. I recommend the short ribs. On top of that my wife and I were talking and that might have been the best service we’ve received since we can remember. Very professional in a wonderful courtyard setting. Kawitha was outstanding.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I had a fantastic meal at Wilhelmina last night. They have a beautiful enclosed patio where you can see the stars but it has the ambience of a nice restaurant. The food was phenomenal! We started with the shrimp ravioli and scallop...watermelon appetizers. Both were amazing with great flavors. We paired that with lovely cocktails. I had the Indonesian Roasted Pork for my main entree and it was melt in your mouth good with a vibrant flavor and tasty noodles. My husband ordered the fresh Wahoo prepared the second style. It was tender and so fresh with just the right amount of seasoning and sauce. It was easy to find a nice glass of wine to match our choices as they have a diverse selection. The service was excellent, both friendly and attentive. We felt very safe and had a lovely time. I just wish we had saved some room for dessert. We had eaten here on our last trip and it was as good as we had remembered!More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful courtyard, intimate setting.. absolutely the best food on the island- we love the ceviche, fish and lamb

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 27, 2020

This was a beautiful restaurant outdoors, great garden area. Food was also good and staff was very polite!

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 17, 2020 via mobile

Wonderful staff, ambience, and food. Our first time eating here. It is defiantly on the list forever. We ate here 2x during our 5 night stay in Aruba. Welcomed from the moment you walked through the front door. Seating in a beautiful garden. My one...suggestion to improve the night would to have a fan to circulate the air. Or do what I did, bring a hair clip.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 4, 2020 via mobile

Wow! All I can say about this place is Wow! Sensational food. Sensational service! the best meal we had in Aruba! (We had other lesser quality meals at far higher prices from other “highly recommended restaurants” - be warned!). Wilhelmina is the best of Aruba....Don’t miss out on this place. what a delight!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 13, 2020

If we would have gone to Wilhelmina the first week we may not have made it anywhere else. The food is seriously melt in your mouth delicious. The menu is extensive which I always appreciate. Chef Dennis is a magician. We had the Wilhelmina Ravioli,...Lamb Chops and Short Rib. WOW.. Chef Dennis is incredible! We went back to back days - Wilhelmina and Carte Blanche. We will be making sure we come here every time we visit Aruba. Miriam and Glenn were amazing. Everyone is super friendly and service is top notch. They made you feel like staying and chatting with them all night. The may be one of my favorite restaurants of all time.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Christine Z
February 17, 2020|
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Response from federico2960 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, they sell coctails as well as wine. You will love the place
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September 26, 2018|
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Response from 939pimj | Reviewed this property |
You can find all info on menu and pricing at this webpage. wilhelminaaruba
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Response from pianomandds | Reviewed this property |
We went in mid- November. We were two people and were able to get in the day we called.
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