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“Five Stars for food, but too long between courses”
Review of Appetite - CLOSED

Appetite
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Welcome, and thank you for visiting Appetite Bonaire online.Located in the historic city centre of Kralendijk, Appetite delivers an evening of pure, fresh, contemporary cuisine in a relaxed Caribbean patio setting.Dine a la carte or come and enjoy our signature 3, 4 or 5 course Chef's Menu and let yourself be surprised by the creativity of our kitchen. Pair your meal with one of our fine wines or let our knowledgeable service staff make the decision for you.Appetite...The Dining Experience
Reviewed December 29, 2013

Had their 4 course Chef's Surprise menu.

We loved it all - so repetition (3 courses garnished with Red Wine infused pears - that were great).

But, it took 15 minutes to get a waitress to offer menu or surprise dinner (and bring water).

We ordered and it took 45 minutes to get course #1.

Course #2 came 35 minutes after we finished course #1.

Course # 3 came 45 minutes after we finished course #2

Course #4 - dessert - came 20 minutes later (not too bad).

Great food, unique on Bonaire - but way to slow....

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Thank vanderark1
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Reviewed December 29, 2013

Food and ambiance was nice, service was slow, mainly due to not enough staff and no table designation. We had three wait staff asking same questions but non of them delivered.

Thank Andy and Julia ... B
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Reviewed December 27, 2013

I waited a few days to write this review to have a more balanced opinion. When I walked out, I was not convinced that this had been a good experience, but I realise that it was just based on the fact that it took 3 and a half hours to eat five appetizer sizes courses.
The positive
Waitstaff was nice and felt concerned that we waited so long, brought us bread at one point because we could not keep on drinking wine without food.
Atmosphere is nice, the setting is nice, not to close to other tables.
Everything we ate was good, we had salad, duck, tenderloin, beef carpaccio and dessert.

The negative
I would not recommend or go back because the service is so slow and because although everything was good, 3 out of the 5 plates were served on mashed potatoes. If you exclude dessert and salad, that's everything. For the price, a little bit more diversity would have been nice, but I can't imagine how long that would have taken.

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Thank Kisha1
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Reviewed December 26, 2013

I have to give this place props for being innovative and trying to bring something special to Bonaire. On a regular night the food can be very good. That being said, it's also expensive and may leave your stomach and your wallet empty. We paid $85 per person for a special 5 course Christmas menu, and it was underwhelming at best. Each course consisted of no more than a few forkfuls of food, and the flavor combinations did not work for us. After leaving and having paid $200 for two people, we were still hungry and the most memorable part of the meal was the bill.

Thank NYscuba
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Reviewed December 26, 2013

good service, but really too sophisticated and taste bad.
we had Christmas menu, which was expansive and disgusting , we were 5 people and we didn't like any of the 5 course they served.

Thank TravelerGuyGuy
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