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“Curacao culinary delights with authentic beauty” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Landhuis Daniel Plantation Restaurant

Landhuis Daniel Plantation Restaurant
Ranked #36 of 269 Restaurants in Willemstad
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$25
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Surrounded by tropical vegetation, the cool and shady terrace in front of the plantationhouse serves as a bistro like setting for the restaurants eclectic menu made up of French, Dutch, Caribbean and Asian dishes. A place where nature, history and superb cuisine come together
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Curacao culinary delights with authentic beauty”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2014

Wherever you are staying on the island, a meal at Landhuis Daniel is well worth the drive to the middle of Curacao. Granted, if you have touristic, resort-like expectations, you might become a bit peevish in the authenticity of this setting. The location itself is beautiful with native flowers in soil and pots gracing the entrance. The service is low-key and at a gentle pace. Ah, but the food is worth the wait and is to be savored, enjoyed, and even cherished. We started with the walnut -honey kissed brie which was presented atop a variety of spring greens grown in a greenhouse within view of the dining porch. My husband chose the bouillabaise which had been highly recommended by the host where we were staying on the island. Just the aroma as our server placed the bowl on the table made me wonder if I should change my order. However, the tuna and polenta with more fresh greens did not disappoint. For dessert, the creme brullee was smooth and not too sweet. Glasses of Chardonnay were cold and delicious. We enjoyed our dinner on island time and will return. I would suggest a day for swimming at near-by secluded Playa San Juan, and then a late luncheon or early dinner at Landhuis Daniel Restaurant. The historical charm is of another era which should delight any diner of any age or nationality.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Luxembourg
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109 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Not a must”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2014

Have been there will driving up to Westpunt. Can't understand why they have so good ratings. Service was poor, their english difficult to understand, food was average and overall cleaness, well, best would be said with caribbean below standard.
Not to be recommended

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Willemstad, Curacao
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Gourmet food among the orchids”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2014

The food is always VERY good and very appetizingly presented. The ambience is lovely if you sit outside because the owner's wife is an orchid-grower and displays them all around, plus many other interesting flowering plants. Have been there many times and it's always wonderful. Not cheap, though.

Visited February 2014
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Thank Diana A
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UK
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230 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Lovely place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2014

Super pancakes - I just love the bacon and apple
Hubbie loves the salads there - I believe home grown
Friendly service
Shaded Outdoor seating with fans

Visited January 2014
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ontario
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126 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Second visit worthy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

The food here is excellent, very tasty and beautifully presented. The service, like everywhere in Curacao it seems, was painfully slow, but we were in no hurry. Quite pricey but among the best we found on the island.

Visited November 2013
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