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.