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    Senior Member SanNic44's Avatar
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    Windows on Aruba, review

    For some reason, I never made it to Windows on Aruba during my many visits to the island. This was a gross oversight on my part as Mrs. 44 and I enjoyed a fine meal there last week.

    In the first place, the staff greets you warmly and ushers you to your table, most likely one with a view. The menu is clear, the wine list good, and the pace of the meal progresses at a reasonable rate. In other words, you're not rushed nor are you waiting around as if someone forgot. So let's get to the food.

    I started with a salad, like always. This one was full of crunchy fresh vegetables, shaved cheese, and a homemade dressing. Mrs. 44 went with the truffle sauce ravioli, which she enjoyed. Then came the main course. Mrs. 44 chose lamb, I went with a filet. Both were presented creatively and tasted yummy. Both were cooked EXACTLY right. Both were delivered hot. Dessert was a Baileys chocolate mousse for Mrs. 44 and a chocolate icecream for me and they dropped in a few brownie slices for good measure. Nice touch.

    Again, the wait staff is on the ball. My water glass was perpetually full, the vino refilled as requested, and soiled dishes discretely disappeared. Since there was no built in service charge, I tipped EXTREMELY liberally because this crew deserved it. (Suggestion: Some other restaurant managers may want to observe here and take notes.) The portion sizes may be smaller than one is used to, but there is room for dessert and you don't need someone to carry you out.

    Photos can be seen at: http://bentpage.wordpress.com/2011/0...dows-on-aruba/

    This will become a regular stop for me during my Aruba sojourns.
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    Senior Member Arubalisa's Avatar
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    Windows on Aruba had been a very well kept secret.
    I do not care for Lamb and your photo of theirs made my mouth water.
    From experience, their tenderloin and chateaubriand are excellent as well.
    Windows on Aruba is no longer a secret.

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    ArubaLisa,

    You are right on. My wife normally doesn't prefer lamb but decided to give it a try. She was well pleased by the dish.

    And again, I can't figure out why I never tried this place. It is on par with Screaming Eagle and some of my other regular joints.

    Most important, good service to go with the good food.

    Bon dia.

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    Senior Member Arubalisa's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by SanNic44 View Post
    Most important, good service to go with the good food.

    Bon dia.

    44
    Service we find to be attentive but not overwhelming or stifling. They are able to keep your water glass full but they are not standing , hovering behind you with the pitcher.

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    This has been one of our favourites over the past few years. LOVE IT!!! Food is always delicious and well presented, service excellent as you have described.

    Hmmm, too much praise we will never be able to get a reservation!!!
    happiness is going to Aruba with your adult kids because they still want to come with their parents

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    I just made my reservation there. Thank you!

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    Reservation done for March!!! Great place!

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    contacted them, waiting to hear back from them in referemce to my res request

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    My dh won't go anywhere in Aruba that he has to wear long pants to. People that we saw going there to dine seemed to be "dressed up." Does anyone know the dress code? Thanks.

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    Senior Member Arubalisa's Avatar
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    Ah...when Windows first opened they did require long pants for men.
    My dh will not wear long pants in Aruba either.

    Windows changed their policy to allow men to wear shorts.
    Dh wears cotton twill shorts with a short sleeved cotton button down collared shirt and is just fine.

    Go and enjoy!

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