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“Our Favorite Restaurant”
Review of Madame Janette

Madame Janette
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $49
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed March 11, 2013

Hidden back in a neighborhood but atmosphere is outstanding and the food is some of the best we have ever eaten anywhere. The quality is top notch. You definately feel like you went out special when you eat here.

Thank cigarsonthebeach
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

This is my 3rd time at the restaurant but the last time was before the obviously added on. We were a party of two and had a reservation but still waited 30 minutes and then were sat at the very back corner at a table that felt like it had just barely been thought about and added last minute. It sat on rocks so was wobbly. The server was super nice and you could tell he was hustling. The food was fine, nothing special, and we just couldn't get over being stuck in the corner - there was no other place to move to (very busy night) despite asking. So, probably won't go back here again, at least not in high season when groups of 10 rule the dining room.

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1  Thank BubblesNYC
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

We were so excited for our dinner at Madame Janette, as we had been unable to secure a reservation during our previous trips to Aruba. What a disappointment. The atmosphere is lovely, service is friendly and attentive, but the food is absolutely average. Heavily breaded, heavily sauced, with no hint of the true flavors of the seafood or meat hidden underneath. My coconut shrimp tasted as if they came from the supermarket freezer; husband's butcher's steak was truly sub par. Only the service elevated it to a '3' rating. Would definitely not recommend.

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Thank babs96
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

We returned to Madame Janette's again this year (probably our 6th time eating here). The food was excellent and the prices are still awesome, but the service was not great. It seems to go downhill each year. We'll likely go back again next year, but if the service is terrible again, it will be our last time at the restaurant.

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Thank Lori S
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Reviewed March 8, 2013

We ate at Madame Janette's on our last night in Aruba. Had heard great things about the restaurant and made a 9pm reservation. We arrived a little early and received our pager. People that arrived after us that also had 9pm reservations were seated before us, and even a 9:30 reservation (also a couple of 2). We had 2 waitresses that I continually had to flag down to take our reservations for drinks, dinner, bread. I understand the service and atmosphere in Aruba and the other Caribbean islands are at a slower pace and I enjoy taking my time, but this was to the point where they would look at us and walk away when I was trying to place an order. Our dinner, once it arrived, was delicious, but for the price I expect better service. Plenty of other delicious restaurants that have better service that we will be going to.

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Thank keb0218
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