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“Best Restaurant in Aruba”

White Modern Cuisine
Ranked #8 of 63 Restaurants in Noord
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $100
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: White Modern Cuisine introduces a new kind of exquisite dining experience in Aruba where you are invited to savor and enjoy the subtle harmony between food, cocktails and wines. White’s unique cuisine is a marriage of flavor and high-quality products brought to you in their purest form, achieving peace and balance in every dish. It’s like a symphony on your plate. There’s no need to hurry here so sit back, relax and let your new culinary journey in Aruba begin. MISSION White is unique and can be distinguished from other restaurants through its unique concept. White Modern Cuisine focuses on the quality of food and service, which is being presented on a modern and unique style. VISION White Modern Cuisine strives to bring a new concept on the culinary market in Aruba; a modern and innovative concept. Our target for White’s guests are their satisfaction.
Reviewed June 3, 2012

The food was amazing. The service was very friendly and quite efficient, with everyone being well informed about the menu and the preparation. The check was very reasonable, especially for the quality and quantity. Chef/Owner Urvin Croes could easily compete with any of the great chefs in the world in imagination, taste and presentation. He's a quiet, unassuming, talented chef who just loves to make great meals and live in his home country of Aruba with his wife Mary Ann, who helps run the place.. Even his bartender shares his vision. Eric has a degree in molecular chemistry and designs awesome drinks that I guarantee you've never had before, and complement the meals.

My wife and I shared the larger tasting menu, and it was plenty of food. It also included items we never would have ordered, and those especially surprised us in how incredible they were.

I live in New York, the land of a thousand great restaurants, and am well regarded by my friends and colleagues as a consummate foodie who travels the world and loves a great meal.

Like many people on a vacation, you hope to find some great restaurants, but mostly the food is just OK. White is spectacular, and might just make us choose to return to Aruba really soon.

White is located near most of the high rise hotels in a shopping area off Palm Beach. While an unusual location for a 4 star restaurant, it is very convenient and is only a 5-10 minute walk from the Westin, Hyatt, Radisson, etc.

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Reviewed May 19, 2012

This was the best meal I had in Aruba. Not super ethnic, but amazing seafood, and a presentation an quality as good as the fancier meals I've had in New York (We live in NJ, and eat in the city often). When we walked in at 8:30 on a Wednesday night, it was empty, which was odd, and kind of sad. By the time we left, a few of the other tables had filled up. I hope this restaurant lasts for a long time. Its in a mall, which may put some people off, but it really was amazing.

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Reviewed May 12, 2012

The economist classified Steve Jobs as “The Magician” in the computer industry. Having said that, permit me to express the same to Chef Croes, classifying him as the island’s first culinary magician. Every single course gave us an uplifting euphoria feeling among our taste buds. With his “out of the box” approach towards excellence, the gap between Modern White Cuisine and other restaurants on the island is likely to narrow.

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1  Thank Gerald Gino K
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Reviewed May 12, 2012

We went to White Modern Cuisine to try out this new unique restaurant and we were glad we did. It was a great experience for us. Carlos our waiter did a really good job. We ordered potatoe and leek soup and what we received we were amazed. When they bring it over the Chef created an amazing display with the leeks done 2 ways and the potatoes. This was brought to us without the soup, which was poured in to the bowl by Carlos. Then we received the fish of the day Mahi-Mahi and snapper which was done right. This was the best fish we had on the island. It was cooked perfect. The fish was done without sauces poured on top which sometimes takes away from the fish. This a new restaurant and everyone must give this one a try. Their prices and right in line with all of the top restaurants in Aruba as their main courses are $28-$34 App's are $10-$17. Wine is also reasonable. They also offer a tasting menu which we will try next time, the prices start around $55. The team at White Modern Cuisine really takes pride and what they do and you can see and taste it in their food.

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Reviewed May 6, 2012

By chance we happened upon this restaurant and were surprised to find such a hidden gem. The restaurant was very quiet for a Friday night, so we hesitated to enter but the menu was intriguing. We were so glad we did. The service was excellent and the food fabulous. There were several fish choices, which I was looking for and the sea bass and red snapper were done to perfection. Even the kids chicken noodle soup was made with a yummy chicken stock and alphabet noodles which kept our kids busy all meal. Please do yourself a favor and stop into this restaurant.

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