We had high hopes for At Sea after reading the many positive ratings online. The restaurant did not disappoint! The service was lacking - when entering the restaurant five minutes early for our reservation, we were asked to wait at the bar while our table was prepared - and then our table was given to a walk-in couple. Our original server spent a considerable amount of time talking to friends at the bar before bringing us menus and our drinks. The explanation of the food was somewhat matter-of-fact and lacked a bit of enthusiasm. Later in the meal, however, the service was impeccable and personable - several servers came over to chat with us, ask about our experience in Bonaire, and share a little about At Sea's menu development (the restaurant staff and chef collaborate to change the menu quite regularly). We opted for the surprise menu - four set courses prepared based on seasonal ingredients. The server took into account our preferences (we are not a fan of sweetbreads), and each course was timed perfectly. We enjoyed a nice aperitif, an amuse bouche of tuna tartar in a fresh gazpacho, a liver and apple terrine, an AMAZING tuna and barracuda course, a beef course with delicious acoutrements (but slightly grisley steak), and the most amazing banana trifecta dessert we've ever had (seriously, it's worth going just for this). The pricing was expensive, but reasonable compared to other dining experiences on the island. We will definitely be returning.
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