Aruba > Palm/Eagle Beach
GT2 (517) Carlsbad, California | June 19, 2013| Updated June 21, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Inside the main mall complex where the larger Caribbean Cinemas movie theater is in the Palm Beach Plaza mall. This is NOT in the Paseo Harencia mall with Texas de Brasil, TGI Fridays, and Smokey Joe’s across from the Playa Linda hotel. This is in the mall further north with the larger movie theater, the fancier mall with Salvatore Farragamo, United Colors of Benetton. Restaurant is upscale, no dress code, live music and patio. Pricey but food, service, and ambiance was quite good. Beer selection was limited, no drafts, but they had La Chouffe, Kwak, Duvel, Westmalle Dubbel, Corsendonk, etc. So pretty solid. Served in matching glassware. The steak with roquefort cheese was delicious, Cajun tuna was okay with not so great vegetable accompaniment feeling like frozen veggies. All of the food required salt, which seems to be a pan Aruba problem with the food. Our server was awesome. Pretty fun place to have a romantic dinner and get your Aruba place tick.
weihenweizen (125) Charleston Area, West Virginia | June 2, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
Plenty of parking right in front of the place. There is outside seating (good for breakfast and dinner) and inside seating. Decor is french county meets contemporary. Completely open floor plan with about a dozen tables inside and a dozen more outside. The place had over a dozen beers that are served with that breweries glass and at the appropriate temperature. Food is great. If you want fast food or are to impatient for fresh cooked food go to McDonalds. I enjoyed their american breakfast several times and their apple pie is great. So many good items on the menu. I want to give this place a higher rating, but the selection of beer is limited to what they can import. Prices are reasonable for food and beer. There is a bar if you want to stop by for some beer. I really enjoyed and hope to return to this place.
rocbyter (61) Waterbury, Connecticut | July 10, 2011
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
The selection part of this rating should be lower being that this place had only 5 or 6 beers but it was the only place on the island that I found that had good beer. The waitresses were great and the food was good. I had some carpaccio for the first time and it was great. The place was kinda crowded outside because 50 Cent was showing up for the Arubian Film Festival.
johnnnniee (86) Bedford, New Hampshire | June 2, 2011| Updated February 22, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
I stopped by here a couple of times while on my honeymoon. Located in the Palm Beach Plaza in the high rise area. The place is really small, with a bar in a long narrow shop with maybe a dozen tables and some chairs. There are also maybe two dozen tables outside which is where we sat both times.
The beer selection is great by Aruba standards. Fair compared to back home. When I went they had a dozen or so bottles of beer, all from Belgium, all served in their brewery’s glassware. Even that funky Kwak glass. I was told that you could purchase any of the glassware to take with you. I remember them having Leffe, Hoegarten, Stella, Duvel, Westamalle, Bellevue, Corsendonck, Mort Subite a couple more too I think.
Food was fantastic, albeit small portion sizes. I had steak, my wife had fish one night, chicken the other. I remember loving the desert. Service was great our waiter was always at the ready. One of the nights we went we got to watch the fountain light show which is kind of neat.
Kind of an Oasis on an otherwise beer geek desert. I would definitely go back if my wife ever made me go back to Aruba.
Leafs93 (113) Dunmore, Pennsylvania | January 22, 2011
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Visited while in Aruba. Its located in the shopping center on the main strip by all the high rise hotels. Did not order any food. Nice offering of Belgians, had a Westmalle. Only problem is they were out of a lot, waiter said the beers shipped over and they are at the mercy of ships coming into port. Good place to visit for a beer or two and prices not bad for Aruba.
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