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“WOW!”
Review of 2 Fools and a Bull

2 Fools and a Bull
Ranked #1 of 53 Restaurants in Noord
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $80 - $100
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: A 5 course dinner experience, a " one night only" in the house of the Fools!Starting at 7pm, till ? 18 seats only...An experience you wont forget!
Tampa
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35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“WOW!”
Reviewed November 29, 2013

Paul and Fred have created a dining experience that you have to try when you are in Aruba. The concept is simple, but it is one that I believe would be hard to duplicate. They limit the number of guests to 14-17, have one seating 5 nights a week, and Fred cooks a 5-course meal that you will not forget for a long time. While the restaurant has only been open for a year or so, getting a reservation within the next 3 months will take a little luck. Reservations are only accepted online, but they do require confirmations the day of the reservation and welcome those without reservations to call in at 3:00, in case someone cancelled or did not confirm. This is how we were able to get in. Paul is the ultimate host and the type that would be the life of just about any party. But this is his party and he works hard to entertain you from the time your reservation is confirmed until you leave with a huge smile on your face at the end of the evening. You are greeted at the front door with a glass of champagne and are then escorted to the back porch so that you can get to know Paul, Fred, and the other guests. Shortly there after, you are shown to your assigned seats which all face the center table where Fred will assemble each of the 5 courses, but also the Bull (a very rare rotisserie from Europe, according to Paul). Paul reviews the menu, the wine pairings, describes what to expect for the next few hours, and even extends an invitation to visit the kitchen to watch Fred cook. While the menu changes nightly based on what Fred finds at the store, here is a sample of what we were served earlier this week: Salad of Cornish Hen with red port reduction, Veal Ravioli, Halibut with Risotto leek lobster sauce, Classic Beef Wellington, and small assorted desserts. Each course offered wine pairings that were excellent! While the evening was not inexpensive, it was worth every cent. I'm not sure how the food, service, or entertainment could have been any better. If ever there was a restaurant that deserved a TA rating higher than 5, this is it!

  • Visited November 2013
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Canonsburg, PA
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“Excellent Food! Great Dining Experience”
Reviewed November 26, 2013

We tried "2 Fools and a Bull" last night after many trips to Aruba and were incredibly happy with our meal and experience. We have gotten somewhat tired of eating at the same places and wanted to try something new. The atmosphere was great, very laid back. The food was wonderful and the company was also very fun!

Would absolutely recommend and will return.

  • Visited November 2013
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“Best Dining Experience Ever...”
Reviewed November 23, 2013

We own timeshare in Aruba for many years now. We have dined all over the island this was by far the best dinning experience we ever had on the island. Hands down a must if you ever come to Aruba. You'd be a FOOL not too! Paul and Fred were excellent hosts from the minute they opened the doors to the last drink. They made us feel like family and their restaurant will be a staple with us every time we go back to Aruba. If you decide to go and try this restaurant hopefully you will be as lucky as we were to have the Veal Ravioli with truffle sauce. Amazing!

  • Visited November 2013
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Florida
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“Repeat Performance!”
Reviewed November 23, 2013

My wife Barbara and I just made our second visit to 2 Fools and a Bull in less than a year. Our experience was again outstanding! Paul running around with his acerbic wit serving lovely wines, and then comes Fred the Master Chef with his delicious and eye-pleasing creations. Delicacies you cannot imagine unless you are a true gourmand. The food is from heaven, and the comraderie with the 2 Fools and guests is fun, fun, fun! We are looking forward to spending another delightful evening with Paul and Fred during our next trip to Aruba.
Bruce

  • Visited November 2013
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Toledo, Ohio, United States
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“Unbelievable Dining Experience”
Reviewed November 22, 2013

This was a hoot from the first step in the door! Sign says open at 7 and that don't mean to be early or late. Fun and humor right from the get and the food they prepare is just wonderful. You tell them prior what you like and don't like and they prepare your food as you like it. Something as simple as 'no mushrooms' and you don't get a one where everyone else may get a plate smothered in them. Detail to everything and all done in an atmosphere that is something that you've never experienced. So intimate (with 16 other people) but relaxed and fun and great wine to compliment each course. We had our doubts at first when my sister told us she made these reservations and we had to inform her of what we liked and didn't like and the price but once there and doing it, it was worth every dime. One of the best experiences we had while vacationing. Can't tell you too much because you will want to experience this yourself. A real dining highlight of the Island. By the end of the night we felt we've known Fred & Paul all our lives and we found new friends!!!!

  • Visited October 2013
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