Madame Janette

8,4 based on 548 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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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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Nov 16, 2007 - posted by
We love Janette's and try to eat there twice each week we are Aruba. Value, ambience, and service is the best!!!
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Nov 3, 2007 - posted by
WE WERE IN ARUBA FOR 2 WEEKS IN OCTOBER. OUR CAB DRIVER RECOMMENDED MADAME JEANETTES. AFTER TRYING 3 TO 4 RESTAURANTS THAT WE HAD PRE BOOKED WE TRIED M. JEANETTE AND FOUND IT THE BEST OF ALL. OUR FOOD WAS COOKED PERFECTLY. THE BUTCHER STEAK , SURF AND TURF WERE TENDER AND LG PORTION. MOM HAD THE RACK OF LAMB AND IT WAS COOKED PINK IN THE MIDDLE AND JUICY OUTSIDE. THE CHICKEN COUR D BLEUR WAS THE BEST FOR ME. THE CHOCOLATE SUFFLE WAS A MUST AND WE SHARED IT BETWEEN 2 PERSON. WE ATE THERE 3 TIMES DURRING OUT STAY AND LOOK FORWARD TO GOING BACK NEXT YEAR. SERVICE WAS BUSY AND THE ONLY TIME WE HAD TO WAIT WAS FOR OUR CHECK TO LEAVE .. WE WERENT IN A HURRY IN ARUBA!
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Nov 3, 2007 - posted by
Everyone raves about this restaurant, but my experience was disappointing. I ordered the Kobe beef appetizer and there was NO marbling in the beef at all and it was slightly overcooked. To the contrary, the rack of lamb was ordered medium rare, but arrived almost raw. The server was confused about who got what and got the side dishes wrong. The chocolate mouse was very good, though the portion size was enought to feed three. The person taking the payment asked "do you need change" which is totally inappropriate in any restaurant, but inexcusable in a fine one.
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Nov 1, 2007 - posted by
My husband and I go every October to Aruba and it's a MUST to go to Madame Janette's. The food is beyond and abundant. The atmosphere is charming. Last year we went twice during our stay. I highly recommend it. Looking forward to our return.
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Oct 27, 2007 - posted by
first visit to aruba. went on the suggestion of many people. loved the decor and my rack of lamb was the best i have ever had. my husband had the tenderloin(argentinean) said not tender or juicy ....we have decided that argentinean beef is overrated. but not madame janette's. the best of all restaurants we ate in...........
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Oct 27, 2007 - posted by
My husband and I enjoyed our 25th anniversary on Aruba, and dined at many fabulous restuarants, thanks to RestaurantsAruba. Madame Jannettes was by far the best for food and service. The Mushroom puff pastry appetizer was to die for. This place was sooo good we dine there our last night also. The only complaint, was the matre'd/host/hostess had a "greater than thou" type of attitude. We were 30 minutes early for our reservation, and were told they would try to seat us at what was available... there were many open tables, October is obviously not the busy season on Aruba. The second night we tried to make a reservation late, and were told, the earliest available was 9:00 p.m. but walkins were about a half hour wait. We decided to go, it was a 10 minute wait and the host/hostess attitude was almost enough to get me to turn around, but I knew the food was worth putting up with their attitude. The other staff, waiters/waitresses etc. are outstanding and pleasant.
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Oct 23, 2007 - posted by
Our last dinner on the island which made for a perfect ending. Setting was excellent - live guitar and singer. Apps, dinner, and dessert were all very good. Very big portions so go hungry. Staff was friendly and created a great evening for us. Go early or stay late for a drink at the bar.
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Oct 19, 2007 - posted by
I have eaten here 6 times, all were the equivalent of a 5 star experience.
This is the pure jewel of Aruba and a must see place for a wonderful dinner.
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