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    Madame Janettes once again fabulous

    I am always leery about believing all the negative comments about some of the posts. Well, just wanted to report that that once again Madame Janettes delivered . WE had many times over two decades ate there. THe service,food and ambience last night was impeccable. As usual it was a wonderful dining experience!!!! We gave our meals a 9.5- 10 (all of us)Presentation and service were outstanding. Yum, yum! CHocolate dessert to die for. WE are going back on Wednesday next week. 🏖
    Next Aruba Trip [Countdown8/4- 8/18 200PM:]!

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    Quote Originally Posted by truzcarla View Post
    I am always leery about believing all the negative comments about some of the posts. ... 
    I don't understand why this is. Are you always leery about believing all the positive comments about some restaurants too?

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    Madame Janette's can always be counted on for the right balance of everything!

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    Glad you had a great experience at MJ's. We always do also.

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    I close my eyes and envision a madame janette meal in front of me.
    Unfortunately, it is just dream....we are having chicken and rice and spinach
    MJs has always been great for us.

    It is indeed hard knowing what to believe or not to believe.
    So, i totally understand where Andy is coming from.

    We have had instances on this forum where new members come in, make what i call "drive bys"
    They either praise and compliment the restaurant or they slam it.
    Then they never are to be seen again.
    Those 1st time reviewers are folks that may need to be ignored.


    We all have our likes, dislikes and our tastes are different.
    So it is very hard to make educated decisions based on reviews.

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    It was one of the first restaurants we went to in Aruba but it didn't work out for us. BUT I know it's beloved by a lot of forum members and that's great. I certainly wouldn't go on a crusade to bring them down just because of our experience. A lot of people like Pizza Hut and that's okay too. Mmmmmm. Stuffed crust. <<drool>>

    There are so many great restaurants in Aruba that everybody can find something. We're BIG fans of "Wilhelmina" but also recognize that it's not for everybody (they've taken some shots on here as well).

    A critical review isn't necessarily a red herring...just one diner's experience. I'm not leery of anyone's input - I just look at the sum parts and then I'm grateful there's this forum to help me make an informed decision.

    I've also discovered a lot of places that I probably would have sneered at if not for member input.

    The alternative is that my word is gospel and you all obey me as your culinary overlord. BOW BEFORE THE MEAT LOVER'S STUFFED CRUST, FORUM MINIONS!!!!

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    hahahahahaha

    i thought you were a "special sauce" kinda guy?

    Quote Originally Posted by act1966 View Post
    It was one of the first restaurants we went to in Aruba but it didn't work out for us. BUT I know it's beloved by a lot of forum members and that's great. I certainly wouldn't go on a crusade to bring them down just because of our experience. A lot of people like Pizza Hut and that's okay too. Mmmmmm. Stuffed crust. <<drool>>

    There are so many great restaurants in Aruba that everybody can find something. We're BIG fans of "Wilhelmina" but also recognize that it's not for everybody (they've taken some shots on here as well).

    A critical review isn't necessarily a red herring...just one diner's experience. I'm not leery of anyone's input - I just look at the sum parts and then I'm grateful there's this forum to help me make an informed decision.

    I've also discovered a lot of places that I probably would have sneered at if not for member input.

    The alternative is that my word is gospel and you all obey me as your culinary overlord. BOW BEFORE THE MEAT LOVER'S STUFFED CRUST, FORUM MINIONS!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    hahahahahaha

    i thought you were a "special sauce" kinda guy?
    You know that scene in "Game of Thrones" in the previous season where Cersei walks through the village while the crowds yell, "Shame! Shame!"? That's me with a hangover and a Big Mac on Palm Beach Road.
    Last edited by act1966; 08-05-2016 at 11:40 PM.

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    Some take a negative review of a favorite restaurant personally. Everyone has different experiences and has equal right to share those experiences.

    It's no more appropriate to dismiss a review that doesn't agree with your experience than it is to accept as gospel those reviews you agree with. I get the impression that posters of negative reviews take on a negative persona.

    I am much more inclined to accept reviews from folks here than from sites such as Yelp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    I close my eyes and envision a madame janette meal in front of me.
    Unfortunately, it is just dream....we are having chicken and rice and spinach
    MJs has always been great for us.
    .
    I close my eyes and I envision MJ's Gianni Versace in front of me. YUM.
    Mine was also a dream. LOL.
    Chicken, rice and spinach sounds real good.

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