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Wilhelmina Restaurant is a casual, elegant restaurant inside a beautiful romantic "speakeasy city garden", located downtown Oranjestad in the Wilhelminastraat across the B.J. Arends City Park. Just walking distance away from the Renaissance hotel and a couple minutes by car from the high-rise area. High-quality ingredients from around the world will be served to you by our dedicated team. Six days a week from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm (closed on Monday's) 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 ” a la Carte” menu of delicious creative plates…
We visited Aruba for 10-days & I preplanned & made reservations ahead of time. Wilhelmina’s was one of our favorites. From the outside you can’t imagine how beautiful the courtyard is where we ate - the ambiance was wonderful! The service was outstanding but let’s...talk about the food...there was not one morsel left on any of our plates. The dessert - Ganache (dark chocolate & crunchy crust) YUM! Be forewarned that it is expensive but if you are wiling to spend, then make your reservation now & request to sit in the courtyard!More
We visited Aruba for 2-weeks and ate at most of the top-rated restaurants. My dad went to the Culinary Institute of America in NYC and my mom was a pastry chef so my expectations eating out are pretty up there. We enjoyed Wilhelmina on our...second night and it set a bar so high, we ended up making reservations again later in our trip (and would have liked to come back more). I wanted to try everything on the menu which is uniquely created.
The food, service and atmosphere were all 5-stars and this is a rare combination on the Island. Often we would have a nice dish somewhere but the service was lacking or the atmosphere left a lot to be desired. Wilhelmina is doing everything right.
On the food - every bite is OMG good. Each component of the dish is well thought out. The sides are part of the dish rather than an afterthought. The flavors are pronounced and complex. It's perfection and I can probably describe both meals as one of the best I've had in my life anywhere in the world. JUST GO.
If you're looking for other memorable meals on the island, make reservations for The Secret Garden & Fred.More
What an amazing dining experience! The atmosphere is very nice, situated in a tranquil courtyard. The food was amazing, definitely the best restaurant on the island. We had the catch of the day, gambaretti pasta and ravioli, all three main dishes were fabulous. The menu...offers a variety of many local fusion dishes, with a Dutch touch. You can't miss this when visit Aruba!! However, it may be pricey for tourists who are on a budget.More
I visited Wilhemina with my husband for dinner and we both enjoyed the meal and ambiance. The outdoor garden patio was very pretty and the food and drinks were both very good. We liked the Wilhemina Ravioli and the seabass in lemongrass sauce the best!...We had the cheesecake for dessert and it was good also!More
This dinner was the absolute best from the ambience of the restaurant to the friendly service and most of all the amazing dinner. Everyone loved their meal. Shrimp ravioli, fish of the day, short rib, amazing salads and desserts. We all said it was literally...our best meal of the trip and maybe even ever! Can’t beat that endorsement. Highly recommend!More
Best meal of our vacation! Due to Covid we hesitated to go out to a restaurant that was not outdoor. Wilhelmina’s is a garden setting indoors but has a wonderful open roof. The tables are very spaced out. Our party of 6 had our own...little alcove. Our server, Kawitha, was excellent! She was so friendly, efficient and knowledgeable and didn’t mind all of our questions or special requests. Everyone loved their meals - the Wilhelmina Salad and Shrimp Raviolis were favorites as well as the Catch of the Day, Roasted Pork and Short Ribs. We had no room for dessert but managed to finish off with some Cheesecake, Creme Brûlée, and an amazing Dame Blanche. Highly recommend this restaurant and we can’t wait to visit again someday!More
We have been coming to Aruba for over 10 years and this was our first trip dining at Wilhelmina. We were in Aruba for 10 years this trip and dined at the restaurant 3 times. We can undoubtably say they are now our favorite restaurant...on the island. The restaurant’s courtyard is extremely quaint and romantic. A great place to dine as a couple or even as a group. From start to finish they deliver on drinks, appetizers, mains, and desserts. We specially loved the scallop and watermelon salad, catch of the days in preps 1 & 2, and their chocolate dessert. We thoroughly enjoy seafood and we loved their preparation and flavor profiles on the menu. We very much enjoyed the restaurant setting. Wilhelmina's has a beautiful outdoor courtyard that is very romantic.
On top of the food, the staff at Wilhelmina is wonderful. Mariam, Juan, and Karvita served and waited on us during our trip and they all provided great recommendations, service and an overall pleasant dining experience. We are so happy that we finally tried Wilhelmina’s and will definitely be coming back many many times!More
We ate all over the island for 12 nights, came here twice. Next time around we only need to come here every night. Everything perfect every time. A bit stuffy compared to other places but food impeccable.
One of the guests at Wonders told us about this place so we went during out first week and we are glad we did. This is upscale and well worth it. The food was great and the service awesome. Years ago I caught several Pacific...Barracuda and didn't take any for our resort to cook only later to find out that this fish is special. So when the Daily Catch was just that I jumped on it and was glad I did. My wife has Sea Bass and was thrilled with it. Would recommend reservations due to the popularity of this place.More