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“A Very Talented Young Chef!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ike's Bistro

Ike's Bistro
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $35 - $65
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Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Ike’s Bistro boasts a delicious menu of chef’s specialties. While Mediterranean at heart, it is inspired by Caribbean ingredients and chef Ever de Peña his passion for avant-garde fusion ideas. With seating in the garden terrace or around the tropical pool, the experience is enchanting and all menu items are extremely enticing. Let the chef surprise you with his 4-course tasting menu accompanied with a great selection of wines from the Mediterranean and the Americas.
Montreal
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53 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“A Very Talented Young Chef!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2013

Let's start with the good. Everything! Ike's Bistro is a great find. It's located at Manchebo Beach resort in the low rise hotel area. I arrived with a friend without a reservation and they gave us a great poolside table. I'm the only one who wanted a starter. It was so hot outside that I wanted something light and fresh. I went for the seafood ceviche and it was great! Just a perfect portion. It, was exactly what I was hoping for, it was fresh, light and tasty. The waitress then surprised us with a seafood chowder tasting portion. Wow! For the main course I chose the surf and turf and my friend, the grilled fish of the day. Both were great! We met the chef on our way out and exchanged a few words. Overall this was just a great experience with discrete friendly service. The value for money here is excellent. Highly recommended.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New York
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Must try”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2013

Ike's was excellent. Starting with service, atmosphere and food. Service was attentive. We shared the homemade portobello mushroom ravioli with chardonnay, butter, basil and shaved parmesan cheese. Very good for a starter to share. Then we had the catch of the day and Filet Mignon. Both were presented and tasted great. The menu is limited but has something for everyone.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Roanoke, Virginia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Food & Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2013

We ate breakfast each morning at Ike's and they prepared the food for our Sunset Dinner on the beach. The food and service for each was excellent! Every detail was covered for the dinner on the beach!! No complaints and highly recommend!

Visited June 2013
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Lincolnton, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Ik'es Bistro”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

Breakfast was awesome each morning. Buffet selections were great with ability to order additional side items of your choice. Dinner was great - best crab cakes I've ever eaten

Visited May 2013
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massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great addition to list!!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013

We stayed at the Aruba Beach Club 5/9-5/18, we were hearing alot about Ike's at the Manchebo which is right next door. Very pretty & romantic setting, candles & lighting by the pool. June the manager was so attentive & personable seated us right away & from then on in FABULOUS!!!!!!!! it was so great we went 2 times!!!! Service top notch. Drinks & bread came out right away, it came with hummus & olive spread & their oil & balsamic vinegar was the best I've ever had. We got the scallop app both times really tasty, the chef sent out a sample of a spinach puff pastry delish. Jim got the filet min. both times it came with plenty of garlic mashed & veggies. I got the special both times of the night. Grouper with potatoes & veggies then the red snapper with pot, & veggies, the fish was tender flakey excellent flavor. We were so full on one of the nights but the 2nd night we did get deserts homemade ice cream & Jim got some chocolate thing, both delish. The waitresses checked on us during the meal & at the end the manager June came around to chat a little. He actually apologized, they had ordered some nice cushions for the wicker chairs & they did not come in yet, I thought the chairs were already comfy.
Thanks so much to them all, they really made you feel welcome & well taken care of. We will see them next year for sure & we wish them much success!!

Kathy & Jim from Massachusetts

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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