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“The Best in Bonaire!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Wil's Restaurant

Wil's Restaurant
Ranked #25 of 125 Restaurants in Kralendijk
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Manchester, TN
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“The Best in Bonaire!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013

Wil's is the place to go! In our opinion, it is much better than the restaurant At Sea. The food was delicious. (make sure you get the marinated olives) The fresh catch was Barracuda and it was superb! The chef, Wil, made multiple trips around the restaurant to make sure everyone was enjoying themselves. His wife was our waiter and was so friendly making us feel like we were among friends. When she found out it was my husband's 50th birthday, they brought out a lava cake and all the customers joined in singing Happy Birthday! She even told me to email them for the recipe! Great food and atmosphere! We went back on Sunday night and was so disappointed to find them closed. If we return to Bonaire, will not mess around at the other spots and will go straight to Wil's!

  • Visited June 2013
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Bonaire
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100 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
“We were wowed by this gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013

We had dinner at Wil's on a recent trip to Bonaire. If I could assign this restaurant 6 out of 5 stars, I would. It is that good.

The menu changes daily based on what is fresh at the time. The owners scour the island's markets for the freshest ingredients, and their selectiveness shows in the food. The chef, Wil, has worked at many of NYC's most highly rated restaurants. He personally came to our table several times to advise us on ordering, check on our needs, etc. His wife Sue was equally attentive, but she didn't hover unnecessarily. They really know about, and care about, food.

We started with their special cocktail for the evening - a light concoction with ginger and mint. It was subtle but extraordinary. Our meals were fresh and flavorful and showed care and creativity in the preparation. And finally, the chef's tasting dessert was superb.

I give Wil's and A+++ and can't wait to return on our next trip to Bonaire (which can't come soon enough).

Visited May 2013
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Nashville,TN
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“One of the best dinners I've ever had!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

The food, atmosphere, and staff are all above par. Wil and his wife make this a wonderful place to eat (be sure to ask her how they meet!!). The menu changes daily based on what is availabe and what Wil is in the mood to make. We will definitely be going back!

Visited May 2013
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Jackson, Mississippi
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good food but make a reservation”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

Food was good. It takes a while. Remember your on island time. Make sure to make a reservation. They fill up quick and usually cannot seat walkins.

Visited May 2013
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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96 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great surprise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013

Well, it was Friday and Friday night is curry night - so having seen the sign we thought we'd try it. But an amazing place; great service; excellent and elegantly presented food. Good cocktails. Not inexpensive - but worth it.

Visited May 2013
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