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“Saxophonist made this place!”

Gouverneur de Rouville
Ranked #16 of 277 Restaurants in Willemstad
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $32
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Situated directly at the Anna Bay, with a beautiful view over the Handelskade and harbor entrance, you will find restaurant De Gouverneur (the Governor).This stately Curacaoan location you shouldn't miss, welcomes you from early morning to late at night for drinks, lunch and dinner. Lunch is served from 10:00 AM till 4:00 PM, dinner is served from 6:00 PM till 10:30 pm. Apart from their extensive, internationally orientated menu, they serve good local cuisine as well. De Gouverneur's service is a byword for friendliness, and the restaurant is therefore also very popular among st local inhabitants. For ten years now! Open: daily from 10 till midnight Prices: Lunch sandwiches, salads and authentic main courses: USD 13 - USD 22.70 Dinner: Starters USD 14.80, Soups USD 9.60, Main Courses USD 27.45, Desserts USD 9.60
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312 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
“Saxophonist made this place!”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

Recommended by our tour guide we made our way for dinner at the Gouverneur... Restaurant was full so we ended up on the balcony. Food and drinks were quite pricey, service slow. However my beef salad amazing along with the sax player apart from that not too bothered about this restaurant. Definitely could do better...

  • Visited January 2013
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Price quality not in balance”
Reviewed January 24, 2013 via mobile

We dined there several times before. Quality was always okay but last couple of times it was poor. When you order a veggie lasagna you expect more veggie than only zucchini in it. Come on guys you can do better.

Thank Ella en Jan J
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Roelofarendsveen, The Netherlands
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 24, 2013

Higher qualified restaurant, Very good food, very nice few, nice looking restaurant, good location. What do I have to say more, just try.

Visited December 2012
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Holden, MA
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Mostly good”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Defintely worth it to get a table on the covered balcony where you can see the old colorful houses and the Queen Emma pontoon bridge. Very nice courtyard inside but no view from there. Food was very good with the exception of the tuna steak which was a bit too fishy. Good drinks and pleasant staff.

Visited January 2013
Thank SMC88
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Sunriver, Oregon
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Terrific service and view - food lacking”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

Enjoyed a birthday celebration here in Jan-2013. Drinks were potent and well prepared. Location is terrific with wonderful views from the balcony of the waterway and pastel buildings across. Make sure to get a reservation in advance for the balcony (by phone or email). Second best would be the garden area behind - also nice. Service was attentive and prompt, but decidedly "island casual" which is perfectly appropriate given the location. Food was somewhat lacking for both quality and dollar value. Would have liked to seen more local and fresh ingredients highlighted on the menu and prepared in a lighter style. Chain smoking at nearby tables was a bit of a bother, but expected when outside the US. Overall very good, but could be outstanding with a little extra attention to the menu and the kitchen.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Brad S
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