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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Jan 28, 2008 - posted by
as a new yorker who has the privelege of eating in the best restaurants in the world, i have to say this commercial establishment which i was led to beleive was amazing, was by far one of the worst meals and dining experiences i have ever had in my life. you sit outside on gravel in uncomfortable chairs to start off. the lobster ravioli had no lobster. after that i knew it would be downhill. my grouper came camoflaged with what i think was brown gravy. you couldn't taste the fish at all. the souffle was dry with some sort of tasteless ice cream. aruba is not a gastronomical paradise by any means, but if you want a really good meal with a charming atmosphere go to chez mathilde.
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Jan 8, 2008 - posted by
Dining date-1/5/07
We went on our last night in Aruba, and had we gone earlier in our trip we all said that this was one restaurant that we would have gone back a 2nd time.
We were seated as soon as we gave our name as we had long standing reservations.
The server was personable, experienced, professional, polished and phenomenal.
The appetizers were fantastic.
The entree presentation was tremendous.
The portions size was huge.
The taste of the food was stupendous.
The price was reasonable.
Go once, and Go twice and go again.
This was an experience not to be missed!
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Jan 2, 2008 - posted by
NOT TO BE MISSED Still the Best of Aruba, Don't forget to make your reservation early.
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Jan 1, 2008 - posted by
went during xmas vacation. totally overcrowded, and was seated in a table in the farthest corner of the restaurant. had to walk through several feet of small rocks to get to this prime table. rocks were impossible to walk on in high heels. waiter was very pleasant though. all the food was swimming in all kinds of sauces and oils, almost scary to eat, although we requested 'very little oil' or no sauce at all. the carribean dieters delight - is VERY FAR from a 'diet dish'. the fish is pan or deep fried in all kinds of breading and lard. i returned my oil-fested/deep fried fested 'diet delight' several times and begged for no breading. no matter how corrected, it still was soaked in oil and crust! i ended up with one cup of tea for dinner, and went back to my room and ate a STARKIST tuna package. this place has no clue about lite eating, so DO NOT go here if you dont want a thousand-calorie plus meal. horrible evening.
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Dec 31, 2007 - posted by
I am a Manhattanite and have frequented many of the finest establishments in the Big Apple. This place is the pits! Fine dining doesn't include sauces on everything straight out of the can! You can tell that everything is precooked in advance. I have never been served my meal in casserole dishes. The concierges at the hotels are hawking this place like it's the best. It's obvious they don't know What they are talking about.
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Dec 29, 2007 - posted by
visited aruba for the first time in august 2007. M.J's was by far one of the most delicious resturants we went to. The food (steaks, fish, drinks and deserts were perfect)!!!!!!!!!! going back in april 2008 and M.J's will be the first place we hit! no need to wprry about reservations. call that day!

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Dec 18, 2007 - posted by
First time in Aruba and cannot wait to go back. Madame Janette was wonderful. The waiters, ambiance and quality of food was exceptional. Would recommend this restaurant.
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Dec 15, 2007 - posted by
Absolutely the first reservation we make and we always dine at MJ's 2-3 times eat trip. The food is fabulous, the atmosphere and entertainment is wonderful and the most consistent restaurant on Aruba. The portions are substantial so you may have some leftovers but a great value as well.
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Nov 28, 2007 - posted by
We dined here twice in the week we spent in Aruba during November. It was our favorite meal of the trip.

We enjoyed the bread served with onions on the side, definitely something different. We started off by sharing a caesar salad. For our entree both times, we ordered the almond crusted grouper - out of this world and just about falling off the plate, it was so large. We tried mightly to finish the portion, but were unable to. That's because we needed to have room for dessert - a yummy chocolate souffle.

Service was okay. The first night was better than the second. It just wasn't that attentive, and we feel that we shouldn't have to flag down the waiter to get his attention.

The atmosphere was wonderful. Both times we were seated in the area covered in white stones, in front of the singer. The entertainment was enjoyable. We will definitely return next month when we bring the rest of the family.
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Nov 18, 2007 - posted by
We heard there is a two week reservation time for Madame Janette's- we had no problem reserving a table for two the same day for November 10th. Loved the ambiance and the entertainment! The staff is very helpful and friendly. We heard about the huge servings, so we decided to incur the $7 charge and split a salad, surf and turf and dessert. Maybe a tad too much dressing on the salad for my taste, but my husband loved it. The shrimp, lobster and steak were excellent! My chocolate souffle however, was burnt. I am only an amateur baker, but was very disappointed with the dessert, although the almond ice cream it came with was very good. My advice, skip dessert and have an after dinner drink!
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