Madame Janette

8 based on 546 reviews
Cuisine(s):
French, International
Main Course:
$35.00 - $59.00
is:
  • Fine Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Indoor Dining
Accepts:
  
Meals:
Dinner
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Ratings & more:
Good!
Free WiFi
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Restaurant Information

Madame Janette

Cunucu Abao37
Aruba
Tel: +(297) 587 0184
Opening Hours:
Daily (Closed Sunday): 6pm - 10pm
Madame Janette
Ramon Helgers and Karsten Gesing founded Madame Janette April 2nd
1999. Their collaboration resulted into a place, which offers fine dining in a casual atmosphere.

Ramon is responsible for the exotic fruits, herbs and vegetables you will find in not only our dishes, but also in most supermarkets on Aruba. Karsten, a European Master Chef, trained in 'old school' traditions creates, with help from his knowledgeable international
staff, tasteful and creative dishes. Their combined worldwide experience
gives their dishes an original flavour with a touch of Caribbean in it. We call it the Madame Janette Experience! We hope that you will have a wonderful dining romance.
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Oct 26, 2010 - posted by
What a wonderful experience! My husband and I recently celebrated our anniversary at Madame Janette's and it was truly wonderful. The food was superb. We had pork and beef and both were delicious. Our waiter, Thomas, was the best. The entire staff could not have been more accomodating. There was a glass of champagne waiting for us as we were seated at our table in celebration of our anniversary....what a nice touch. Madame Janette's really knows how to treat their customers well. We will continue to return to MJ's each time we visit Aruba. Thanks for everything MJ's and keep up the great work !!!
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Oct 12, 2010 - posted by
Year after year we are guest at Madame Janette. We always have a great time in this restaurant and were always looking forward to eating here.
But this time was such a disappointment.
We visited MJ on Saturday and were seated terribly, near the kitchen with constant traffic from personnel right next to us. Our waitress was a very rude Asian looking girl that clearly did not know what she was doing.
We also tasted that they had a different chef this time around. Our appetizer was so-so.Our steak was overcooked, and when we requested to change it we got a very inappropriate attitude from our waitress and then had to wait for 25 min for a new one. Our sides were either burned or TOO salty! And to top it all off we ordered the fried oreo's. These were simply horrible. They were fatty and the ice-cream was reduced to a puddle.
The surroundings, setting and music were still great and the bartender was a great Canadian guy who knew how to give people a good time. It was a shame our waitress didn't.
Next time we go for drinks only.
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Oct 11, 2010 - posted by
We have been to Aruba many times and this was our first time dining at Madame Janette. We enjoyed our food and the live music sounded great. Our server brought a bootle of bug spray to our table and said "use this now, you will need it when the mosquitoes come out." The server was right, the mosquitoes definately came out at sunset. Fortunately for us after dousing in a 1/2 bottle of bug spray, not one bite. I highly recommend this restaurant, just make sure to go prepared.
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Oct 10, 2010 - posted by
Ten + years and going strong. We have been enjoying MJs since they first opened and had dinner there on each of our three visits this year. Each one was excellent! We never tire of MJs and this year were very pleased to try some of the new specials on the menu. From cocktails to dessert - from the ambiance and setting and live music - MJs knows how to create an evening that is memorable. Madam Janette's is one of kind and shouldn't be missed when visiting Aruba.
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Sep 17, 2010 - posted by
We always eat here every trip to Aruba. As usual I had the Shrimp Casserole which was good. I wasn't crazy about the side of augrat.potatoes...kinda on the hard side. Also the creamed spinach was very salty. My husband was looking forward to the ButcherBlock Cut Steak but its not on the menu anymore. They will make it for you but you must tell them in advance/couple of days because the steak needs to me marinated. The menu has been changed some since last year. We enjoyed the couple singing and the little black kitty that laid near our table listening to the music.
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Sep 8, 2010 - posted by
Terrific. From food to service to ambience, everything was outstanding. I really can not see how some reviewed this restaurant poorly. My only gripe is that since it is outside, it got extremely HOT outside. Besides that, couldnt ask for much more.
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Aug 17, 2010 - posted by
Well, we had ANOTHER amazing night at MJ. Due to a a reservation mix-up, we thought we weren't going to get to one of our favorite restaurants on the island. Well, I was wrong! Chris gave us a call at our resort and made sure we got to eat at our favorite island spot. He went above and beyond and we are very grateful for his efforts!

We were seated in a cozy little table near the live music (which is fantastic!). Our server(s) were so attentive and brought us a special champagne drink for our anniversary! We ordered the Caesar Salad and BANG! BANG! Shrimp for our appetizers! WOW - they were amazing. Such nice large portions and the flavors were amazing. I still cannot believe we ate it all - but when something is so good, it is hard to put down the fork.

For dinner we both ordered the Almond Crusted Grouper; we have had it before and really enjoyed it. Tonight was no different. The almonds were nicely coated around the moist fish. YUM! The creamed spinach and potatoes were delicious too.

We never felt rushed and were able to enjoy the music.

It was a perfect way to spend our anniversary and we thank the entire staff for a great night! We cannot wait to come back again next year!
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Aug 4, 2010 - posted by
WOW! Another fantastic meal at Mme J's! We had another couple with us this year and they were quite impressed with the whole experience. We sat in the garden and enjoyed the music. The only negatives: 1. The waiter tried too hard to upsell us from the regular menu-we knew what we came for! 2. My brother-in-law ordered a couple of bottle of wine and they were 3.75 ml and not 7.50 ml... he didn't like that. Personnally.. I wouldn't change anything... keep up the good work Chef Kasi and crew! See you again next year!
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Jul 31, 2010 - posted by
We’ve been back from Aruba for two weeks now and are still talking about the two great nights that we had at Madame Janette. The first was the night we arrived, and we were definitely travel-weary. Our flight had been diverted to Curacao because of a private plane accident on the Reina Beatrix runway, then the ground crew managed to misplace all of our baggage for the night. The staff at Madame Janette was very gracious in getting us in early, and our meals were as tasty as they had been in previous years. All four of us ordered off of the Specials menu and every entree was excellent - the yellowtail snapper delight, the macadamia encrusted mahi mahi, the bang bang shrimp. Madame Janette has one of the best wine menus on the island, and after the day we had we definitely took advantage of it. Our only complaints were the coffee was a little funky, and because of the change in reservation time we were seated next to the fence, where there was no breeze and we needed some Off for mosquitoes.

On our way out, we met the owner, Kasi and his new chef, Chad, in the bar. They were both great guys, gregarious and fun, and we were soon joined by the rest of the crew as the restaurant wound down. It was one of the best, most fun times we’ve had at a bar in Aruba, and by the time we left we had cut a deal with Chad to do a tasting menu for us on the next Wednesday night. That turned out to be one of the finest dining experiences we have had in Aruba. We picked out three wines – a chardonnay, a pinot noir, and a Chateauneuf du Pape - and Chad built an excellent menu of tasty fish morsels, duck, filet, and lamb chops around them. He even tailored the amuse bouche to each person after having talked to each of us – a Carolina BBQ slider for my wife Melissa, Buffalo wings for John, fish and chips for Leah, and a shrimp quesadilla for me, since I am originally from San Diego. The presentation was like photos out of Gourmet magazine. I know that with the number of diners they serve there each night (it is a large restaurant) the tasting menu was probably a rare treat, but it was certainly indicative of the quality of Madame Janette – great food and a fine group of folks serving you.
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Jul 28, 2010 - posted by
First time to Aruba and MJ. Food was very well prepared. Menu quite extensive priced from moderate to expensive, same with wine list. Had excellent soup and appetizers. Had a unique gazpacho with well blended flavors. A chorizo appetizer that was bursting with flavor. A pork tenderloin cooked exactly as I requested, medium. Large portion, excellent flavors. Sitting outside was a bit warm. Service was friendly and informative. There was music that covered a variety of tastes. Overall it was a very pleasant dining experience
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