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“Top location, good food, waiting staff needs to get organised well”

Sebastian's Restaurant
Ranked #14 of 126 Restaurants in Kralendijk
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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225 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Top location, good food, waiting staff needs to get organised well”
Reviewed 15 March 2014 via mobile

This is undoubtedly one of the best dining locations; at the water, perfect view of Kralendijk and Klein Bonaire; one romantic table,at the end of a small pier. This used to be Richard's Seaside Dining for many many years. The new owner remodelled it somewhat (except for the toilets...- this needs work done now)!. The food quality and diversity of the menu clearly improved considerably. Local produce, creatively presented. Specials depending on what is freshly available. The waiting staff is still getting organised. They are friendly and trying hard, but are not that experienced. If you have plenty of time and enjoy the view, and do not mind to ask again for something, it is fine. Ultimately they will need to get their act together though, otherwise the gap between food quality and quality of the service gets too large. Price/quality ratio: somewhat expensive, primarily because of the not so perfect service level.

Visited March 2014
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English first
Gilford, New Hampshire
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Run, don't walk, to Sebastian's!”
Reviewed 13 March 2014

Had the most amazing dinner at Sebastian's last night, our first time there. We have been on Bonaire for over two months and are now kicking ourselves that we waited so long.

First of all the setting is gorgeous, right on the water and away from the noise of so many Kralendijk restaurants that are on the raucous "scooter circuit". And the place itself has been transformed into a chic, relaxing space to dine and enjoy good company.

But the food, oh the food. Everything was perfection. Tuna tartar for an amuse bouche (I could have happily made a meal out of it), escargot, smoked marlin, the local goat cheese with pears and a balsamic reduction, whole grilled amber jack, spaghetti with octopus, fettuccine with Gorgonzola, sun-dried tomatoes and green olives, and great dessert of chocolate mousse and tiramisu. We all started out sharing bites of each other's plates but as the meal went on we all stopped offering tastes! Too good to share!!

We met the charming chef/owner who produced our lovely meal personally. He is clearly devoted to and excited by his work, and it shows in every bite.

Put Sebastian's on your Must List!

  • Visited March 2014
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Almere, The Netherlands
2 reviews
“exelent food and great service”
Reviewed 11 March 2014

This was a wonderfull evening for our family, the service was fast and very friendly and the food was very nice. I always enjoy fresh fish!

  • Visited March 2014
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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Location...Location...Location”
Reviewed 9 March 2014

The same beef, prepaerd as well, is half the price. But Sebastian (the old Richards) has the location...directly ON the water...not across the street from the water or in town. And for that location, they can charge more...and do. Excellent place for special occasions and the food was lovely

  • Visited March 2014
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Cornwall, Canada
2 reviews
“Excellent location and food”
Reviewed 7 March 2014 via mobile

We had a wonderful romantic evening with food prepared by a chef who just loves his work. Just remember you bug spray and relax with the sunset views.

Visited February 2014
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