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
Menu(s):

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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Jul 16, 2010 - posted by
The food was excellent! I am going to make sure that next time we get a table closer to some sort of fan because we were so hot we ended up leaving before dessert to run into the AC of our jeep.
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Jul 14, 2010 - posted by
We once again had a wonderful dinner at MJ's on July 9th. This was our 5th visit and both had new dishes off of the specials list. The caribbean lobster bolognese was fantastic and so was the whole snapper in teriyaki sauce...and leave room for the chocolate souffle. The service was extremely professional and friendly and the live music added to the very pleasant dinner.
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Jul 14, 2010 - posted by
We have been going to MJ's for many years, sometime twice a trip. While on the beach we were upset to hear the chatter that the place had gone downhill, but the chattter was right on. The Portions were much smaller and the food was average at best. The Presentation was somewhat sloppy and the service was off. Desert was just bad. The Music is still very nice and the toilets stil work but not worth the price of the dinner. I would go for a drink to enjoy the atmosphere. I hope it comes back, but for now it's off my list of "can't wait to eat there" places. Aruba has many other places that are trying harder to please.

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Jun 26, 2010 - posted by
As locals we regularly visit MJ over the years, although the last time was already some years ago. We recently decided to try it again, but literally nothing has changed. The romantic ambiance, the very nice music, the perfect service, it was all there. However, we think it is really time to change the menu. It started with the garlic bread, all too soft as we prefer a nice bread crust, and without much taste and those strange onions they serve as side dish. Not very tasteful and difficult to eat without cutlery. Moreover these days those huge amounts of food, not very elegant, but piled on your plate is pretty old fashioned. The special of the day (one of the far too many specials, it was a menu of its own), an extremely big part of meat (veal wiener schnitzel style) was very dry and totally covered by salad leaves. We usually eat at Windows on Aruba. This restaurant knows what fine food is. Nice small dishes with excellent taste and perfect presentation MJ, please change your menu, try to be more creative in your presentation and skip those huge untastefully amounts of food. By that time we will be happy to come back
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Jun 4, 2010 - posted by
Was extremely disappointed with MJ. Maybe because everyone raves about it expected more. Service was not good, very slow and our server seemed not too interested in our table. Food was so-so. Since I am not a spicy food person was disappointed that my dinner was extremely spicy as was a couple of the others, this was not mentioned on the menu. Wine extremely costly, more than any other place we ate at. It was a very hot night with no wind and all of us were uncomfortably hot. Probably will not go back again. There are so many great restaurants out there and less expensive.
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May 18, 2010 - posted by
Overall, this was a good restaurant, however, it is expensive. Make sure that you know that going in, which we did, so as to not have sticker shock when the bill comes.
The food was ok...nothing about it was really spectacular. The presentation was very pretty.
The service was slow and our waitress was not overly concerned with checking on us.
We sat outside, which had great ambiance but the rock that the chairs sit in was an inconvience. It was hard to get them in a comfortable position and when you did, it seemed like they shifted on you.
They also need more parking. For being one of the most raved about restaurants on the island, they don't provide a lot of space for those who are driving themselves around.
Overall, it was just ok...not sure if I would go back.
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May 17, 2010 - posted by
I have visited Madame Janette on several previous trips to Aruba as the food, service and the atmosphere were excellent. This visit was the best yet.

I had made an online reservation about a month prior to our visit on 5/10 and had noted in the email that this was a 52nd annivesary dinner for my parents who had yet to visit this restaurant. Upon being seated, we were surprised with a complimentary champagne cocktail to mark the occasion. As before, the dinner (huge portions)and service were excellent. Upon finishing dinner, we were offered dessert, which was presented with anniversary message inscribed on the plate and topped with a lit sparkler.

We very much appreciated the unsolicited celebratory extras we received. This is truly a class restaurant which we intend to visit multiple times in the future.
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May 5, 2010 - posted by
We ate at Madame Janette's for the third time a few weeks ago. We were hesitant, as we had seen some reviews that were somewhat negative, but in talking to friends at our resort, it sounded like the restaurant was still excellent, so we made reservations. Everything was wonderful. The only small issue was that my tenderloin was not medium rare as I had requested, but closer to medium well. Jorge, our server, was excellent, and offered twice to return it to the kitchen. I refused, as it was still delicious and I had no issues with it otherwise. My husband and daughter loved their meals as well. For anyone who isn't sure about whether to try this restaurant, go, you will not be disappointed.
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Apr 29, 2010 - posted by
WOW!! VISITED THIS RESTAURANT 3 TIMES IN 3 WEEKS AND WAS NOT DISAPPOINTED ONCE. CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK AGAIN. THE FOOD AND SERVICE WAS GREAT!! WOULD RECOMMEND!
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Apr 22, 2010 - posted by
I can't understand how Madame Janette slipped out of the top 10. Perhaps it's just a matter of this great restaurant running its course and some new guys getting the attention. We've gone here several times, dating back at lest 10 years. They've gotten bigger and a lot busier but, the food has remained top-notch. The menu is extensive and there's something for everyone. If I could, I'd stuff the ballot box so I could get Madame Janette back to th #1 slot. Go there. You won't be disappointed.
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