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“Rude and Slow”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Ingridients

Ranked #11 of 125 Restaurants in Kralendijk
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Since we first envisioned “Ingridients” we wanted it to be different, to be far from clichés and common places, we wanted it to be unique and personal, like us, like you. We’ve been in the tourism industry for decades; and in that time we’ve had the chance of visiting hundreds of restaurants, but only a handful of them did earn a place in our minds and hearts.Our food is based on the Mediterranean cuisine and uses the basic principles of the French, Spanish and Italian cuisine.Next to that we use our local produce and serve all this next to the magical blue waters of the Caribbean Sea. We wanted to create a space of comfort and luxury, of fresh elegance; a place for you to dine different.We tried to put our personal experience in everything, from the food, the decoration, and yes, the name. Hopefully we’ll earn a place in your good memories.
Laurel, Maryland
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92 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Rude and Slow”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2014

This location is at Buddy Dive Resort, recommend eating at the pool bar instead.

Most disappointing service anywhere on the island or vacation in years.

We were a large group of 14 and made advanced reservations (only 10 other people in the whole place when we arrive). Before our arrival a couple within our group opted not to attend, so we sat as 12 (best decision they made, wish we followed them), based on others talking about issues eating here.

Our group sat down and was immediately served by the water boy (or another waiter). When our waitress arrived soon after she asked if we were going to use separate bills and when we acknowledged that, she seemed upset. She advised she would take drink orders first (I was group 1 of 6). After taking our drinks order [of water] and prior to moving onto the next group (within our party) we mentioned we had a question about the menu [since my wife has a food allergy]. She was not happy with us interrupting the drink order routine and gave us a very negative “we will see what we can do, everything is cooked fresh.” We simply wanted to know if we would be able to eat here or needed to go somewhere else due to her food allergy; this should have been our first indication to leave.

As the waitress finished the drink orders and came back to our table to deliver them, I waited for all the other couples to be served; as the last couple was being served I asked if we could please get our own kraft of water (only 1 was in the middle of the table for 12 people). She says quickly “I only have 2 hands,” second indication we should have left. One of the gentlemen at our table heard me asking for water as this was all we were drinking so I could fill my glass, in doing so she returned with a kraft and said “I see someone is too impatient to wait, I will put this [kraft of water] at the other end” knowing our current kraft was empty as I was pouring. The gentleman that original showed us to the table, soon saw the empty kraft and asked if I would like another, I even send thank you after being treated so poorly 3 times now by our waitress.

Now the meal…we had reservations for 7:30pm (for which we were early and promptly seated), we were not served any appetizers until 8:45pm and main course by 9:15pm. The meal was good and hot, but the customer service from our waitress was terrible. It wasn’t until the meal was being served that I also noticed, she was also the restaurant manager (according to her name badge).

The last draw; before the meal was served 2 people at our table ordered were approached by our waitress/manager and simply stated “you and you, come with me.” Come to find out is was to make their salads at the make your own salad bar. Don’t you think a better response would have been; “the 2 of you orders salads, yes? Please come with me to make them…”

I would not recommend this location and will not return. All of the staff but the manager seemed friendly to other patrons however they appeared to have been given orders from the manager not to interact with our table.….she gave a horribly mean look as she returned each time.

  • Visited May 2014
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English first
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2014 via mobile

Great food, wide choice of pizza, pasta, meat and fish. Very nice ambiance at waterfront and good service. Previously Lion's Den was at this place.

Thank Erik S
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St. Eustatius
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Delicious food, amazing views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2014

We just returned from a night out at Ingridients. The first thing you notice is the great sea view and nice setting. The food was very good, for a fair price. Staff are friendly and quick to serve and help you. Definitely the restaurant with the best location on the island. We will return!

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank TerramarMuseum
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Grand Haven, Michigan
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66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Great Food and a Great View”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I brought our two teenagers here our last night on the island and thought it was our best meal yet. The view was outstanding and service was friendly and efficient. We had the pasta and Parmesan appetizer and the baked salt encrusted Sea Breem which is filleted for you table side. Wonderful moist delicate fish served with nice side dishes. This restaurant is located at Dive Buddy Resort and I highly recommend you try it

Visited April 2014
Thank Scott R
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Manheim Township, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“You won't be disappointed, a sure thing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

Loved this amazing restaurant, service is superior! Been coming to Bonaire for decades and been to all the top restaurants. This far exceeds all expectations, food is delicious and very creative. You won't be disappointed!

Visited April 2014
Thank Ritarottencrotch
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