About Atardi [formerly Simply Fish]
Aruba Marriott’s beachfront restaurant Atardi is the best kept secret on the island. It is the perfect setting for a romantic dinner, a place where you can be delighted by magnificent sunsets, exquisite meals under the fluttering palm trees, and feel the warmth of the sand between your toes. Atardi allows you to sit back and connect with all your senses as you listen to the sound of the ocean. Although their specialty is seafood, Atardi’s chefs take pride in knowing how to please meat lovers as well. The secret is out. You must come by.
Palm Beach, Aruba 99553
Hours of Operation:
Dinner Nightly: 6.15pm - 10.00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live entertainment from 6.30 pm - 10.00 pm.
Complimentary parking available at the Aruba Marriott Resort.
Public bus stop in front of Aruba Marriott Resort.
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, View, Wine
Atardi [formerly Simply Fish] Ratings and Reviews
We had a lovely dinner on the beach, toe ...
We had a lovely dinner on the beach, toes in the sand. The beachfront setting can't be beat. Service was cheerful and very attentive. Our appetizers were fantastic; some entrees were very good but others just okay. Shrimp and scallops were prepared beautifully, with interesting combinations of spices and accompaniments. Red snapper was presented nicely but was slightly over cooked and not very flavorful.
When one member of our party was away from the table as the entrees were served, our waiter took his plate back to a warming station until he returned, then brought it back as soon as he was seated again.
Beautiful setting on the sand. The serv ...
Beautiful setting on the sand. The service is excellent and the food is delicious. It is a bit pricey but worth it for a vacation or special occasion dinner. Just fine for kids because they can play in the sand while waiting for food to be served. My family loves it and we usually go once during our yearly vacation.
Atardi was a great find! My wife and I ...
Atardi was a great find! My wife and I were visiting Aruba for a second time to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. We loved the setting of a table on the beach near the water's edge, while watching the sunset. Our waiter, Mauricio was remarkable. He was very attentive, did not rush us, and provided excellent recommendations on the menu. I would highly encourage the Sea Bass. One of the best I ever had. My wife really enjoyed the coconut cake for dessert. I saw in some other reviews complaints about the prices, but we found after visiting other restaurants later in the week that our bill at Atardi was very reasonable. It was by far the best dining and most memorable experience we had during our stay.
we had high hopes of perfection for ata ...
we had high hopes of perfection for atardi, considering the location and our anticipation of dining right on the beach, as well as most of the reviews that i had read !! the location is wonderful, however, they did not serve on the beach this evening due to the possibility of problematic weather - not their fault of course - can't control mother nature! they had the tables under the pavillion instead of on the sand :-( - oh well ! anyway, a VERY slow start regarding service, once we were seated, which should not occur at a restaurant of this caliber. we eventually had to hail another waiter to even get a cocktail order placed & it didn't appear that he was too pleased about that. once we did finally get our real waiter, he was extremely pleasant & accommodating. we started w/ the bouillabaisse, which had been recommended earlier that day & it was a tad underwhelming - just "okay". the sea bass came out pretty much raw looking, however, our waiter immediately took it back and returned with another. with the return came a switch from one side dish to a different one - not sure why, but we worked that out too. the macadamia crusted grouper was also just okay. the fish was completely lost in the thick crust and it seemed fried, rather than baked, thereby only allowing for crust flavor, no fish - disappointing. we really were excited about dining here and i really wanted to be able to write an exceptional review, however, things simply weren't of the caliber we expected. maybe it was just an off night. the location is fabulous though. next time we visit aruba we will certainly try it again. we will go earlier, to catch a sunset, and we'll hope, once again, to dine on the sand !! aruba and the marriott stellaris were fabulous!!!
Start by going at sunset. Take off your ...
Start by going at sunset. Take off your shoes when being escorted to a table by the shoreline. Just soak in the live music and the waves splashing in front of you.
The lobster salad is a great starter. We had sea bass and macadamia nut grouper and both were terrific.
The chocolate tart dessert is a wonderful way to finish a great and romantic dining experience.
This is a very expensive restaurant. Th ...
This is a very expensive restaurant. The food is excellent, but be prepared to spend a lot of money while you are here. The wine list was just ok but again, the prices by the glass or the bottle were ambitious . I would have asked for a glass of Kim Crawford, but at $14 USD a glass or just wasn't worth it.
The other issue is the lighting. It was so dark at the table that it was difficult to see the menu or even your food.
Now, onto the review of the food...
We ordered the Seafood Bouillabaisse and the Shrimp Appetizer were superb. The seafood was extremely fresh and prepared with care and precision.
Blackened mahi mahi was seasoned well and blackened to perfection. Everything on the plate was fresh and well plated. The taste was definitely something to write home about.
We also ordered the Chilean Sea Bass and it was spectacular. Cooked with a perfect crust and served with fresh string beans and a champagne sauce. The sauce was just ok, however it would have gone better with a beurre blanc. Overall,it was fantastic and well executed
The dessert offerings were definitely lack luster. We didn't order anything. I honestly felt that the dessert was not paired well for this restaurant.
I would definitely eat here again , however the prices and the dessert selection need some work.
Ambiance was incredible.....our table wa ...
Ambiance was incredible.....our table was perhaps 10 feet from the shoreline. Dined to the sound of the gentle lapping of the waves and a very talented saxophonist.
Sea Bass was delicious and the Filet was done to perfection. Highly recommend.
Excellent food, service and atmosphere. ...
Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Sunset on the beach is gorgeous! High, yet competitive pricing. What was not expected, with an operation of this caliber, was the corporate party with a live band blasting next door. We could not carry on a conversation. Check the party schedule before dining here!
My husband and I truly enjoyed our meal ...
My husband and I truly enjoyed our meal at Atardi. We loved the idea of kicking off our shoes and eating our dinner right on the beach with the waves lapping right next to us. The wait staff was extremely attentive to us and the food was delicious! We will definitely recommend Atardi and return in the future!
Outstanding ambience, outstanding food, ...
Outstanding ambience, outstanding food, outstanding service. Seafood was of course as fresh as can be. Ate their twice on our trip. One was for dinner and one was for our special occasion. How nice it was to kick off your shoes and eat with your feet in the sand watching the sunset. Very peaceful and beautiful. Juan the manager was super friendly and spoke to us about our meal and service and made sure everything was to our liking. The live entertainment during dinner was fantastic also.
Absolutely wonderful from start to finis ...
Absolutely wonderful from start to finish. The service was friendly, helpful and great. The food was excellent. Great appetizers were enjoyed by all. The blackened Mahi Mahi was amazing. The only problem was that there was little sharing among our guests as all were enjoying individual selections.
The ambience was so cool. Table on the sand. Oceanside. Bare feet. Gorgeous evening. Hand it to Atardi for using what was granted to them!
The service was excellent and it was nic ...
The service was excellent and it was nice to sit by the beach but I felt they lacked some ambience lighting. The food was awful. Very little to chose from on the menu that was interesting and the flavour was not there. I never return my meal and I had to return it and ask for something else which had slightly better taste.
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