European Cuisine in Oranjestad

If you're a big fan of European cuisine, don't miss a chance to spoil yourself. You may be a bit limited in your options, but you can still find a couple of locations in Aruba where you can sample some.

With plenty of variety, from the informal attitude at Chalet Suisse Restaurant to the lovely dinner service at Madame Janette, it really is possible to find the dish you'll return for again and again.

Take a moment to preview the few delicious European places you'll run across during your getaway. On each restaurant's name, click to view the full article about its ambiance, locale, dress code, and more.

Flying Fishbone Restaurant

Savaneta | (297) 584-2506

Flying Fishbone Restaurant

Set in Savaneta, fairly close to Lagoville, Flying Fishbone Restaurant is a viable choice for guests thinking about visiting this village or nearby. If you're wondering, Oranjestad is approximately seven and a half miles (12 kilometers) to the northwest. Seafood (of course) and European fare play nicely together at this chilled-out restaurant.

The offerings are gourmet and include grilled shrimp, lobster, salmon and steak. Guests favorites include the Flying Fishbone Seafood Platter which is a cold appetizer for two and includes shrimp, ceviche, calamari, fish cakes, salmon; Lobster Bisque; Shrimp Casserole; their Catch of the Day; and Baked Alaska.

Chalet Suisse Restaurant

Eagle Beach | (297) 587-5054

Located 1.9 miles south west of Noord, Chalet Suisse Restaurant is a part of Eagle Beach. It's 1.6 miles south-southwest of Palm Beach. In the mood for steak? If this describes your cravings, you might discover that dining here is the one thing on your list you do twice.

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The dishes at Chalet Suisse are made with the finest quality of ingredients with good selection to favor everyone’s tastes. The combination of the appealing banquet and ambiance, this 15-year-old set-up is certain to take you on a journey to antiquated days of pomp and circumstance.

Madame Janette

Palm Beach | (297) 587-0184

Madame Janette is located in the general vicinity of Oranjestad; it is 1.4 miles to the south west of Noord. Not only is this restaurant famed for European themed dishes and of course desserts, but we shouldn't forget they're also masters of seafood.

Madame Janette is one of those rare places where you can relish a combination of two different cuisines- northern Europe and Caribbean. Make sure you try the delicious lamb or beef rotisseries with one of the special sauces. There are some tasty salads for those who prefer to eat light. You could seal your meal with a mouth-watering sundae that threatens to spill over the edges of a massive champagne glass. Their bar is famous for the most extended Craft Beer selection on the island and the delicious fresh homemade mojitos which include the Breaking Bad Heisenberg and the refreshing Mango Moijto.

Thanks to the extensive menu, there are a number of popular choices, including Madame's Lobster Raviolis and Madame's Termidor Gratin as a starter the original Almond Grouper which was invented by Madame Janette herself in 1999, Le Filet Mignon, and the Old Butcher Lamb Rack as an entree. For dessert you definitely won't want to miss the homemade Austrian Apple Strudel served with unique honey cinnamon ice cream.

Elements Restaurant

Manchebo | (297) 583-1100

Elements Restaurant, which is on the premises of Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, is located near Oranjestad; it's 2.3 miles to the south-southwest of Palm Beach. This restaurant offers a fine setting with even finer dishes, which means those who enjoy both an upscale environment and European fare shouldn't overlook this option.

Located right on the beach, this restaurant offers romantic views of the ocean. Blue light emanates from the deck, creating an intimate and relaxed environment.

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If seeking variety within the same genre, maybe you should explore related flavor profiles at establishments like the following:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Papillon Restaurant (297) 586-5400 French Palm Beach, 3.7 mi. North-Northwest of Central Oranjestad
Domino's Pizza Palm Beach (297) 586-0333 Italian Monserat, 4.0 mi. North of Central Oranjestad
Gianni's Restaurant -- Italian Palm Beach, 3.7 mi. North-Northwest of Central Oranjestad
Bugaloe Beach Bar & Grill (297) 586-2233 Dutch Palm Beach, 3.8 mi. North-Northwest of Central Oranjestad
Domino's Pizza San Nicolas (297) 586-0333 Italian Palm Beach, 3.8 mi. North of Central Oranjestad
Frangipani Coffee Shop (297) 583-8000 Italian 4.0 mi. North of Central Oranjestad
Bavaria German Restaurant (297) 736-4007 German Palm Beach, 3.7 mi. North of Central Oranjestad
Twist of Flavors Restaurant (297) 280-2518 Dutch Manchebo, 2.7 mi. Northwest of Central Oranjestad
Hostaria Da' Vittorio (297) 586-3838 Italian Palm Beach, 3.8 mi. North of Central Oranjestad
Pizza Bob's Restaurant & Pub (297) 588-9040 Italian Manchebo, 2.8 mi. Northwest of Central Oranjestad

You can't plan for it, but sometimes the best dining options in Aruba are the ones that you run into during your exploration of different cities. But, noting the names of a couple of dining options on the list, might save you in a pinch. To read more concerning the dining options waiting for you, check out this page.


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