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“Best restaurant on the island”
Review of Chez Madeleine - CLOSED

Chez Madeleine
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, Belgian, European, Caribbean, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best restaurant on the island”
Reviewed 16 May 2014

Easily the best place I ate all week in Bonaire, the food was truly good, well cooked, excellent portions, and the service was attentive,

Visited May 2014
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3 Thank BobsMackenzie M
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263 reviews from our community

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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Houston, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful Food”
Reviewed 14 May 2014

Great food. Good wine list options, although not extensive. Very cozy. A bit hard to find, but worth the effort. Tucked away in a little hotel.

Visited April 2014
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3 Thank Deborah S
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fabulous dinner!”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

With a gratis appetizer that was wonderful. Beautiful setting and fantastic food. Highly recommend! We ate at 7 and had no problems getting reservations.

Visited April 2014
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3 Thank JanetG1234
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Redwood City, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Intimate and special”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

Hidden away in a courtyard is a unique and special restaurant with only 7 tables. The food and service are perfect. Go after 730 to avoid bulk of mosquitos - but wear pants and socks. :)

Visited April 2014
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4 Thank Edie S
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Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“What a surprise!”
Reviewed 17 April 2014

We saw the sign for Chez Madeleine and went to investigate. We immediately made reservations. It's nestled within some apartments just off the main road north of Kralendijk. Doesn't sound like a great location but it is lovely, peaceful and romantic. There are only about 8 tables on an outside patio. Most of it is covered in case of rain. It's run by a couple. He's in the kitchen and she's handling the hostessing and serving. Both working their tails off. The food was outstanding!! I would describe it as light French. Even by Chicago standards I would rate it a 9 out of 10. For Bonaire, its a 10. Definitely one of the top 2 eateries on the island. We had about 8 days left on the island and after our first meal, we went back twice. The food was consistently great. I sure hope this restaurant makes it and maintains its high quality. It will be the first place we go when we return.

  • Visited February 2014
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4 Thank 1honestfoodie
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