I did a report on this site about my visit to OMATS in December Randi's trip report. Even after that I still did not get a response from Jonathan (owner or manager, not sure which). Today I posted, what I believe to be a fair and accurate assessment of our visit to OMATS on restaurantsaruba.com http://restaurantsaruba.com/view_rev...ST_ID=202#7005.
I love this place, or should I say, I love this place as it was! The surroundings are the most beautiful on the island. I know many of you love Passions but (IMO) it really doesn't hold a candle in atmosphere to this place. I say that only because Passions is a beach that must be transformed into a restaurant at night. OMATS is ONLY a restaurant and the setting is permanent and so gorgeous. This is why I am sick about what has happened to the food and service.
I had heard many negative reviews prior to our December visit but I didn't want to believe that this restaurant had fallen. Sadly, it has. Does anyone know what happened to the wonderful staff that worked there last year? The manager was so friendly and he told us that he worked at the Hyatt before. He came around and talked to the people and made sure everything was ok. He also made sure everyone was happy with their seating, service, food, etc. No one did this in December. As a matter of fact, they didn't even place us in the area that I requested. That dispite the fact I made the reservation for 9 people in July for December. Upon arrival we were one of the first in the restaurant and the table was already set up. I was very clear that I wanted a table by the water.
Is anyone listening at this place??? This restaurant is far by car and expensive by taxi, not to mention one of the pricer restaurants. It is important that Aruba continue to have good, beautiful and diverse restaurants. I don't want this place to close but I want it to get better/back to what it was....
Anyone have any comments?