I've been reading such wonderful reviews for the West Deck. Does anyone know if they have a website and/or a menu posted yet? Thanks.
here is their facebook link
but, i see no menu posted.
QUOTE=Lewny1;252549]I've been reading such wonderful reviews for the West Deck. Does anyone know if they have a website and/or a menu posted yet? Thanks.[/QUOTE]
forum member liz aruba lover, did this video and she did a terrific job.
liz does these videos out of the goodness of her heart.
so thank you for sharing with us.
Last edited by Andrea J.; 01-09-2014 at 11:24 PM.
Great. Thanks Andrea.
from the Morning News in October
On 14 Oct, 2013 At 09:09 PM | Categorized As Local | With 0 Comments
Always keeping an eye towards Aruba’s new dining options, a taste-testing team from THE MORNING NEWS was utterly charmed by a luncheon interlude at the spanking new WestDeck eatery, on the shoreline in downtown Oranjestad.
The al fresco restaurant has been installed on the newly built deck overlooking Governor’s Beach, the small spit of beach front bordering the east side of the lagoon that splits the down, next to Wilhelmina Park. Looking south over the water, it appears to be on the western side of the lagoon, perhaps that accounts for the name?
We were not surprised, after being delighted with a Sunday lunch at this charming to spot, to learn that it is the baby of master restaurateurs Robby and Anabella Peterson, who opened the very successful Pinchos at Surfside Marina, ten years ago. Spor*ting a simple setting with some colorful flair, brightly cushioned cou*ches bordering the restaurants woo*den railing offer a cozy setting for some sunset cuddling and a romantic dinner, though they may prove a tad too sunny during lunch hours.
However, we found a comfortable table in the shade and were duly impressed with a diverse menu, heavily leaning towards a diversity of fresh fish and seafood, but offering some very inventive and intriguing choices for landlubbers, as well.
Two of us immediately opted for the whole snapper, as this delicacy is becoming increasingly more difficult to find on Aruban restaurant menus. We also elected to sample the Bahamian Style Conch Fritters, which earned a unanimous vote of excellence. They were heavy on the conch, light on the batter, and this favorite mollusk, which can often be quite tough when not prepared correctly, was perfectly tender.
The whole fish came with a very tasty, mild Creole Sauce, though the eager-to-please staff were only too happy to bring us a bit of Papaya Pica with which to spice things up a bit.
With an eye towards patrons who come to imbibe some tropical cocktails or fine wines while snacking and enjoying the sunset, they have set up the menu to enjoy such things as the Bahamian fritters or coconut shrimp by the pound or dozen, so a group can share. Exotic side dishes we sampled included sweet potato french fries and Caribbean Rice, made with coconut milk, which all earned double thumbs up.
Best of all, the prices are very moderate, particularly considering the location and gourmet presentation. This was a very successful exploration of a new island eatery, which we found delightful on all counts. Highly recommended.
Great review! Sounds amazing!
Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ
I have the menu for The West Deck. If anyone is interested in having the menu, PM me your e-mail and I will send it to you.
West Deck is on our future to go list. My sister-in- law is in Aruba now and they dined there last night. She said that everyone in their party of six enjoyed their meals. One of the guests who tends to be very picky ordered a salad and said it was one of the best they ever had. They did have one little glitch because they made reservations for 4 but ended up being six. I guess the staff was quite rude about it and refused to seat them together. Someone at the table knew the owner and asked if they could just move the table over and they were quickly accommodated. In fairness to the restaurant I'm sure it throws them off when a party shows up with extra people on a busy night.
We went this past December twice for lunch and dinner and loved the place. We were lucky enough to bring fish we caught both times and they did a great job cooking it for us with sides. We thought the potato salad was great-can you belive that? Most of the staff are from aruba so you can get some good tips as where else to eat and stuff to do. The sunset in that spot is fantastic. We met the chef there and he also was cooking at Pinchos too when we went there. They made a good strong drink and were so friendly. This place is a great find.
Sean and Susan