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    Les Crustaces at Ritz Carlron

    Seems to be getting mixed review in tripadvisor some glowing and some not so much. Definitely looks pricey. Just wondering if anyone has given it a try?

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    Some of the things we look at in a new restaurant are what they serve and the prices for what you get. I'm sure the food is high quality at this restaurant, or should be, BUT, many of their fish selections are not local catch and the prices are definitely high even for Aruba. We tend to get fish that is fresh and local rather than imported. We can get the other kind at home. That's just us though. We also don't normally go to restaurants on Aruba that we can go to at home. For example, Ruths Chris is a great place to get steak, but We can go to one here so we go to El Gaucho or Yamanji Grill instead. Cant go to El Gaucho here. At one time there was an Outback steak house on Aruba. We never ate there because there are 3 in Tulsa. Im sure there are folks that may disagree, but that's us.

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    here is their menu……no prices listed


    LES CRUSTACES: MENU & SPECIALS


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    OYSTERS

    BeauSoleil
    New Brunswick Canada

    Malpeque
    Boys of Prince Edward Island
    Novia Scotia

    Wellfleet
    Cape Cod

    Oyster Tasting
    Assortment of 6 oysters
    Accompaniments: Citrus Emulsion,
    Red Wine Vinaigrette, Bloody Mary Foam


    SHELLFISH MARKET

    - Maine Lobster
    - Caribbean Lobster
    - Jumbo Prawn
    - Jonah Crab claw

    Accompaniments: Aioli, Cocktail Sauce, Citrus Mayonnaise




    Starters

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    Wahoo

    Ceviche Peruvian Style, Cilantro

    Hamachi
    Tartar, Jalapeno Emulsion, Green Tobiko
    Caviar, Dashi Tapioca Chips

    Yellowtail
    Seared, Liquid Black Olive Pearl,
    Niçoise Garnish

    Cod 18
    Chilled Grilled Marinated, Brandade,
    Ceasar Dressing

    Farmers Market
    Island Fresh Mix Lettuce, Heirloom
    Tomatoes, Eggplant Puree, Sherry Vinaigrette

    Lobster
    Butter Poached, Corn Puree, Turnips,
    Brown Butter Sauce

    Maine Lobster Bisque

    Pork Belly
    Confit, Pumpkin, Escovitch, Apple Sauce




    Main Course

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    Market Whole Fish

    Salt Crusted, Poached or Grilled,
    Chef ’s Selection of Garnish

    Halibut
    Poached, Lemon Artichoke Risotto,
    Pistachio Pesto

    Swordfish
    Grilled, Potato, Bell Pepper Emulsion

    Tuna
    Seared, Green Picholine Olive Puree,
    5 Spice Chicken jus

    Snapper
    Chorizo Crusted, Scallion Relish, Pickle Hon
    Shimeji Mushroom, Sancocho Sauce

    Chicken
    Poulet Fermier Label Rouge, Cauliflower
    Couscous, Lemon Puree, Dry Chili Jus

    Beef Tenderloin
    1855 Prime Beef, Potato Mousseline,
    Green Asparagus, Madeira Wine Sauce

    Fettucini
    Spinach, Wild Mushroom Ragout,
    Aged Parmesan




    Seafood Platters

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    Baby Divi Tree
    3 oysters, 3 clams, 3 mussels,
    3 poached shrimp, 2 Alaskan King Crab legs,
    2 Jonah Crab Claws

    The Divi
    6 oysters, 4 clams, 5 mussels,
    5 poached shrimp, 4 Alaskan king crab legs,
    Taylor bay Scallop, Lobster.

    Caviar
    1 oz Russian Osetra Caviar
    1 oz Bowfin Caviar
    1 oz Salmon Caviar




    Cocktails

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    Luz de Parguera
    Pisco, Pineapple Juice, Blue Curacao, Lime Juice, Champagne

    Carrubian Rocks
    Glenlivet 15 year, Martini Dry Vermouth, Honey Water, Malibu

    The Warbler
    Belvedere, Martini Dry Vermouth, Martini Bianco, Peach Schnapps,
    Honey Water, Rose Water

    Puesta de Sol
    Vanilla Syrup, Lemon Juice, Rasberries, Gingerale, Passion Fruit Drizzle

    The Enchanted Cup
    Grapefruit & Lime Shrub, Coco Lopez, Mango Puree, Grapefruit Juice




    Dessert

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    Molten Chocolate Cake
    caramelized banana, pecan ice cream

    Dulce de Leche Crème Bruleé
    Caramelized Pineapple

    Coconut Malibu Ice Parfait, Lemon Foam
    Apple Tart Tartin, Rum Raisin Gelato




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    Andrea, I saw a menu from there right after they opened that had prices on it but I cant find one now. Seems like the lowest entrée was $26 and went up from there. A lot. It is definitely fine dining if the food is good.

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    We went in February for my spouse's birthday. We had just arrived on the Sunday but, as it was our sixth time in Aruba, we dropped the luggage, freshened up (i.e. had a drink LOL) and headed out. The thing you have to bear in mind is that the name "Ritz Carlton" sets a certain level of expectation derived from visits to RCs in other cities. This is Aruba so things are a little more relaxed including what we'd normally consider five star service. The food was great, the service was okay and the setting, as with all beachfront restaurants in Aruba, spectacular. They've done a beautiful job on the outdoor landscaping. The Les Crustaces interior was a little weird: the acoustics are horrible... no carpeting so sound reverberates everywhere and they didn't fill the restaurant with furniture... there's a lot of space all over the place... but it also doesn't catch the sound so it can be a little hard to hear. We also walked through the hotel - it's definitely a Marriott and all that implies. The casino was a disappointment... expensive table bets and, frankly, the crowd wasn't up to RC snuff. All that being said, we really enjoyed the food but probably wouldn't go back or recommend people stay there - the rates are RC level premium but the setting (other than the beach) doesn't warrant those prices.

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