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Ratings and Reviews
out of 10
Based on 3 reviews
Recommended for:(% of reviewers recommending)
- Families with young children
- Romantic Dinner
don & amy
had dinner at Cooks on thursday, 9/2/2010. it was a special all u can eat sushi for $20. for an international restaurant not known for sushi, it was surprisingly very good! though the selection was limited, the sushi was different and fresh and tasty! the beef tenderloin roll with gouda cheese was excellent (and sushi is usually seafood)! amy had the filet mignon which was cooked just right and melted in your mouth! our server was jeancarlo who was very attentive and friendly. cooks is a little out of the way at the edge of town but it's well worth the trip...they have a parking lot and even provide free transportation to and from your hotel.
Setting a New Standard
Cooks in Oranjestad is really setting a high bar with regards to inventive upscale cuisine, ambiance, attentive service and one of the best wine lists on the island featuring some amazing boutique wineries from Napa and Sonoma only found at Cooks. The quality of the meat that is served must be experienced to be appreciated as it is truly a cut above, featuring such amazing rarities as USDA Prime, Kobe, & Bison. ((( Must Try for Seafood Lovers ))) The Grouper Roulade stuffed with Salmon and served with the most amazing esoteric Saffron Sauce will truly please the most discriminating palates. The synergy between the quality of the cuisine and presentation of the plate is true culinary artistry at its finest, The ambiance is upscale yet casual as the decor is portrays a great marriage between such features as a Baby Grand Piano in the lounge area yet the entire establishment is filled with the most amazing upbeat video music that sets the tone for the amazing cuisine that awaits to be served and provides an energetic atmosphere that accompanies the cuisine like a fine wine. The service staff is attentive and well educated with regard to the cuisine on the menu and there dedication to a truly unique dining experience is very evident from start to finish. The bar staff is top notch with regard to creative flair and presentation of cocktails and proper wine service for the many great boutique Napa and Sonoma wines featured. Your trip to Aruba will not be complete without a trip to Cooks and you will be so impressed that you will want to go back a second time before you leave.
Food was fabulous. A great treat to cook our own meal at the table. Great atmosphere. Going back Dec 29 of this year again