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$110 - $210
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Seafood, European, International, Contemporary, Japanese Fusion
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
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Updated 11/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 11/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very special dinner. The chefs make it a night to remember with great food and a lot of private attention. Thank you so much!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We live on Bonaire and we kept hearing about the amazing culinary experience at CHEFS. So, when I went to make a reservation I wasn't too surprised that we weren't able to get a spot in less than 3 months. Was it worth the wait?...Absolutely! It's not only an exclusive experience (max 16 guests) but the food is world-class. The CHEFS have studied and worked all over the world, and it shows. Their menu was inspired by dishes from various region, but with a Caribbean twist. Definitely recommended to get the wine pairing...your glass will never be empty! My favorite part? The CHEFS greet you at the door upon arrival to the resort, and personally escort you to the restaurant. It's a really nice touch that is indicative of the evening ahead. Throughout the evening both Chef Hans & Chef Mark make their way around the table to serve you directly and take questions. Bottom line: if you are planning a visit to the island of Bonaire and want to experience CHEFS, don't delay and make your reservation today!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One word: amazing. Chefs is in a league of their own on Bonaire (and likely in the whole of the Caribbean!) amazing food, prepared in front of you, a mix of Caribbean cuisine and Dutch classics, and everything explained in detail by Han and Mark....This is the one place you can’t miss on the island. Cu next year!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Surprisingly great food and concept of dining with two chefs preparing your dinner in front of you! Must go to!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Superb evening with great hosts and even greater cooking. Surrounded by their guests Han and Mark prepare a series of fantastic meals with and interesting mix of local and international flavours. The selected wines pairing along very nicely. As they promised this is not a...diner but an experience.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Highly recommend Chefs in Bonaire. The food was amazing, the service was the best I’ve ever experienced, and you won’t leave hungry!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 28, 2022 via mobile

Excellent food, the best of the island, with nice comparing wines. Nice atmosphere. Attent and lovely service. Special attention with the food and guests. The best of Bonaire.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 22, 2022 via mobile

Having made our reservations 7 months ago, our two visits to return to Chefs this month could not come soon enough. Mixing classic, modern and local flavours and techniques, Hans and Mark take you on a culinary journey of taste delights. Finishing the dishes for...the maximum of 16 guests in front of you, the seasonal menu is creative and delightful. Especially impressive is the adaptability: I don't eat seafood which on an island famed for seafood can be very limiting, but not here. Seeing the same detailed attention, flavour balance and texture consideration made for all varieties made me feel just as valued. Personal highlights for me are the white asparagus soup, the beef main course and the dark chocolate moouse dessert.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 15, 2022 via mobile

I’m happy to write that Chefs Bonaire even exceeded our very high expectations for our dinner last week ! We were met at the entrance by Mark, who escorted us through delightful paths to the beautiful venue. My husband and I were seated next to...an interesting couple and we enjoyed their company throughout the meal. At the time we made our reservation, we were asked about allergies or any foods we didn’t like. We listed seafood and spices like chili, cumin and cilantro and Chefs Han and Mark created a few special courses just for us ! We have never experienced such a delicious and fascinating dinner ! Each course was delectable, with various special sauces and beautiful presentations. The ingredients and preparations were explained by Han, as Mark prepared each course. Highly recommend that you make a reservation early, since this memorable dinner is not to be missed !More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 10, 2022

We had the most outstanding experience at Chefs this past March. The ambiance and food are outstanding. It's not your average dinner with a menu to choose from, but a multi course fixed dinner arranged by the talented duo of chefs. They arrange the courses...in front of the guests, explain each course and pair it with different wines if you choose the wine pairing. Every bite was a sheer delight, and it was one of the best meals I have ever experienced. Cannot wait to come back this summer! Note that they book out weeks or even months in advance, so make your reservation soon!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Han ten Winkel, Eigenaar at CHEFS Bonaire, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2022

We for sure hope to see you again in summer! Thank you for sharing and even more for your visit and being our guest at CHEFS. Kindest regards, Han and Mark. the chefs from CHEFS

Reviewed May 7, 2022

Best of the best... Mark and Han are amazing!!! Food was really great and the ambiance also! If you can, go there, you will not be disappointed.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Han ten Winkel, Eigenaar at CHEFS Bonaire, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2022

Thank you so much for your visit and sharing here on Tripadvisor. Kind regards, Han and Mark

Reviewed May 6, 2022

Chefs Bonaire Has to be the finest restaurant experience on the island. With its semicircle seating arrangement with full view of the kitchen, it’s interactive vibe is welcoming like family! The professionalism of the the 2 Chefs is outstanding! I highly recommend the wine paring!...We learned so much about the subtle nuance of flavors in the food and the wine , the combinations came together like a rehearsed dance!! The Food was outstanding and bursting with flavor! I don’t want to give away to many secrets, that being said Make a reservation and find out for yourself! Seating is limited so book early and often! My Wife and I always make time for dinner at Chefs also The atmosphere at Bamboo Bonaire is nothing like you’ll see on the island, so check it out. anyways… Go see why Chefs Bonaire is the best restaurant experience on the island! Class Act 5 STARS!!!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Han ten Winkel, Eigenaar at CHEFS Bonaire, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2022

Wow!! What a great review! Thank you so much for your visit and we hope to welcome you again in the near future! Kindest regards, Han and Mark chefs from CHEFS

Reviewed April 12, 2022

We had a great experience at Chefs. From being met at the door by Mark to all the way through the coffee and tea at the end of the meal every detail led to a great experience. The Chefs really take making sure your needs...are met regarding food allergies or dislikes to a great level. Their website is a very good way to communicate with them when reserving a seat about food needs. They follow up in person with each person before the food is served to make sure you are taken care of and they have already prepared alternates. All the courses were excellent and the wine pairings are fully explained. We had a wonderful time conversing with our neighbors and the Chefs.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Han ten Winkel, Eigenaar at CHEFS Bonaire, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2022

Dear Wolfie, Thank you so much for you visit (again) and we can't wait to welcome you again! More then welcome! Kind regards, Han and Mark the chefs from CHEFS

Reviewed April 10, 2022

Han and Mark have succeeded in providing a truly unique dining experience where a total of 16 guests for the evening are treated to one exquisite dish after another. Seated in a semi circle around their hosts, guests are served by Mark and Han themselves...in a relaxed yet elegant atmosphere. Every dish was mouthwatering. The wines were fantastic. I would highly recommend the wine pairing with each dish accompanied by a wine selected by the hosts. The CHEFS themselves were delightful — attentive, entertaining and informative, introducing every dish and wine as it was served. Han and Mark interacted with their guests throughout the evening, greeting each guest at the door upon arrival, personally seeing every guest out as they leave. Every detail was wonderful. This is not only a great restaurant, but the rare experience of being treated to a special evening with new friends.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Han ten Winkel, Eigenaar at CHEFS Bonaire, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2022

Hi 0013Rita, WAUW! you made us smile! Thank you so m much for your visit and sharing your experience here on Tripadvisor. We appreciate it a lot! Kindest regards, Han and Mark the chefs from CHEFS

Reviewed March 30, 2022 via mobile

My husband and I had been excited for dinner at Chefs before we even arrived on Bonaire. We have been friends with Han for a few years and had heard about the planning and development of his restaurant concept. How excited we were to experience...the Master Chefs at work, for ourselves! The evening of our dinner reservation, we arrived a few minutes to 7pm and were greeted, by Mark, at the entrance to the spectacular tropical garden. The short walk to the restaurant really gets you in the mood for an evening of pampering, great friends, and divine entrees. This place is magical! The pace of the evening was perfectly timed. Han and Mark pay extra attention to even the most minute of details. I was captivated by their rhythm as they prepared each course and flawlessly plated the entrees. The evening was so much fun, I didn't want it to end! The Chefs rotate and add variety to the menu every few weeks, so each experience will be unique and special. I understand why the reservation list is long, they only seat a few couples each night, and that's the draw! It's special, unique, and undeniably delicious! Well worth the wait! Thank You my friends! We look forward to our next visit, laughs, drinks, and the after-party!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Han ten Winkel, Eigenaar at CHEFS Bonaire, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2022

Hello Dyonnarubio, We will never forget your visit and for sure we hope to see you again at our 'table'. You rock! Kind regards, Han and Mark

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CHEFS Bonaire is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5