I truly cannot say enough good things about CHEFS Bonaire. We stayed at Bamboo Bali (where the restaurant is located) in June and were lucky enough to eat at CHEFS, which had opened just a couple weeks earlier. Unlike many other restaurants, CHEFS did not seem to have any of the issues that often plague new establishments--our evening there was perfect. The restaurant has a single seating each evening at 7:00 p.m. and the eponymous chefs, Han and Mark, are there to greet you with a glass of champagne. The restaurant is quite intimate and seats guests surrounding the open air kitchen. The seating layout provides guests with the opportunity to observe and converse with Han and Mark as well as close interaction with the other diners.The food is spectacular, even for an island with a number of fine dining establishments. Mark and Han serve a lovely 5 course meal (with an exceptional wine pairing) that is curated based on availability of ingredients and embraces a wide range of cuisines and cooking techniques. Particular favorites from our dinner were lightly smoked Wahoo with a seaweed salad and Scotch Bonnet mayo, Asian-style pork belly with plantain chips and pika, and Canadian beef with chimichurri.In addition to having dinner at CHEFS, we also had a couple breakfasts prepared and served by Han and Mark (available to guests at Bamboo Bali). This was a lovely (and generous) European-style breakfast with charcuterie, a variety of baked goods, yogurt, fruit, hard boiled eggs, coffee, and fresh-squeezed juice. Definitely a great way to start the day!
What a new gem on the island!! Stellar place!! We've eaten at many places around the world but have to give it to Brass Boer for serving up absolutely heavenly entrees!! Everything was good..there wasn't anything really we could complain about. They were out of a particular wine so they gave us another option at the same price.The setting is absolutely beautiful!! A perfect place for a romantic night out or a foodie excursion. You get what you pay for!Definitely a must-visit when you are on Bonaire. Make sure to reserve ahead of time bc they tend to fill up fast!
13:18 27 May 19
A little on the pricey side, but tasty, beach front food and drink can be found here. Their cocktails are quite good, but can take some time to prepare depending on how busy the bar is, so it's worth it to batch up your drink orders if you're with a group. If you're doing a night dive at Delfin's Reef this is a convenient choice for dinner once you're done.
Rob vd B
22:20 26 Mar 19
Nice to finally have another real good restaurant on Bonaire! Great casual and professional staff. Not to formal and not to casual. Just right!
20:14 01 Mar 19
One of the best dining experiences we have ever had. The atmosphere could not be better: beautiful setting, nicely appointed, with comfortable and cozy seating throughout and clever uses of space. The food is beautiful, well-plated and tasty with a real depth of flavors. Perfect proportions. The staff is friendly and attentive: greeted us with warm smiles and kept our water and wine glasses full. Fantastic meal.
Eric van de Keuken
10:11 28 Feb 19
We went to "The Roast". An event were most food is prepared on bbq or green egg.The evening started at 1800 and we left at 2200. Thoroughly enjoyed this!Duck, fish, watermelon with gin and meat were just a small selection of the delicious culinary treats that we were served.Highly recommended!
20:51 16 Oct 18
03:39 23 Sep 18
Geweldig restaurant, zo lekker gegeten, mooie wijnen, vriendelijk personeel en een fantastisch uitzicht. Zeker een aanrader.
12:04 11 Aug 18
Proberen het net even anders te doen. Eten is lekker, keuze voldoende. Locatie is uniek.
15:41 20 Jul 18
Heerlijk gegeten en een prachtig uitzicht op de Caribische zee!
We were lucky enough to get a seaside table on Valentines day during our recent vacation and found the experience awesome. Look at the sunset in the photos and you can appreciate the beauty. The food here was very good and I found my steak to be mouth watering and tender, It was aged in salt water. The shrimp we ordered was also very good, the meal was all together good and this is a must stop for a fine dining experience during your vacation. I found the prices very reasonable and the service top notch. Our waitress was the best, very friendly and right on keeping our drinks full. This is a must stop, we truly enjoyed ourselves.
02:43 26 Mar 19
The entrees were good, but not that special in comparison to the other great restaurants available. The service was way too slow.
17:35 15 Jul 18
We got the tuna 2.0, eel and scallop, sous vide red snapper, and pomegranate desert and each dish was very tasty. This restaurant separates itself from others on the island with its gastronomic take on cooking (sous vide, foams etc). He open kitchen allowed us to see the kitchen staff in action and there was a lot of time taken on playing and presentation. I was very impressed with the kitchen itself. From my table I could see a brick oven and a small big green egg. The waitress we had was extremely friendly and hospitable.
21:44 19 Apr 18
Great food and excellent service. Really liked the amount of vegetarian items on the menu. Awesome atmosphere.
11:57 31 Mar 18
The ambiance is v erry good. The serving is also good.we have an v erry and a nice evening.that was mine meaning. 😊😊
03:16 14 Mar 18
We were 6 people and had a reservation so no issues. Great food, table right beside the water. No delays in food delivery in Feb 2018. Must try is the parmesan pasta with truffles cooked inside the cheese wheel. Aside from it tasting great the presentation is spectacular as it is flambe. Not a cheap restaurant but worth it for that special occasion. However, beware you could end up beside a table with cigarette smokers.
02:31 14 Aug 17
Everything was lovely from beginning till the end. Starting with the cocktail I ordered, a local cactus liquor (Cadushy) topped off with sparkling wine and lime was delicious and very Bonairian! All the way to the 43 liquor infused dessert. Major hospitality points should be awarded to the waitress who showed me exactly how to make the Cadushy cocktail!I'm definitely going back for some more cocktails & treats. P.S. The view is to die for!
15:15 08 Aug 17
Excellent food and service. We had the special dinner option which included lionfish. We had never had it before and it was soft and buttery. I had the lamb and it was cooked perfectly. The views of the ocean are also wonderful.
15:47 03 Aug 17
For a delicious steak, Cozy and romantic restaurant on Bonaire, Ingredients is the BEST.They also have delicious Pasta.
13:30 16 Oct 16
Tried the special game dinner on our first day of arrival - tomato soup with beef meatball, grilled duck, croak pot wild boar, with the locally produced Bonaire blonde beer. Food was cooked well and aptly flavored. The view of the water (west side of Bonaire) is of course beyond words.
02:35 25 Sep 16
Truffle pasta Parmesan is amazing. As are the seafood entrees. Lion fish if you're lucky. Atmosphere is relaxing and relatively upscale but we were in shorts and tee shirts and were not uncomfortable.
Creative, balanced, delicious courses, as many as you like, for $7 each. Menu changes daily - we ate here twice on our last trip. Go for the wine pairing. Love this concept!
21:53 02 Feb 19
WOW! A foodie & wine lover Paradise. What's on the menu is what is the most fresh and local while the wines and wine-food pairings are world class! Just tell them your dietary restrictions and enjoy what they create for you!
02:39 13 Jan 19
One would not expect Bonaire to have a source of amazing, authentic Italian food served at your own pace, but La Terrazza delivers. The menu here isn’t set, but instead built around what fresh ingredients are available. The restaurant will deliver courses until the table calls it quits. Each dish is more delicious than the last. The staff is friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend that anyone seeking a delicious meal in a relaxing atmosphere look no further than La Terrazza.
01:07 29 Dec 18
Great experience from start to finish and really enjoyable spent there two evenings in a row. The idea of surprise menu is great and we unfortunately did not manage to get over 5 courses, but each time something new, never the same. The taste of every meal was pleasurable and just right. This is how any dining should be. Thank you for having us
00:14 17 Jul 18
Great Italian food and exceeded my expectations. There is no menu because they get fresh food in and it changes every day. A course with a glass of wine is $12 and a course without is $7. Definitely should try if in the area.
19:00 11 Apr 18
Our favorite restaurant on Bonaire! My husband Ian and I live on Bonaire, and enjoy eating in the many wonderful restaurants here on the island. La Terrazza is truly exceptional. The food is fresh, imaginative, beautifully presented on the plate, and changes often. We come here at least once a week. The service is impeccable, and the owners and servers are friendly. Their beers and wine list is extensive, and my husband loves trying the various beers. (Even one with chocolate in it, like a dessert beer!) (The only problem with La Terrazza being so perfect, is that we now have to make a reservation anytime we want to go, but we are happy to do this to have their wonderful meals. ) We bring every visitor here and everyone loves it.
19:37 13 Mar 18
My wife and I have been to La Terrazza several times. The restaurant is unique. There is no menu. They ask you what you don't like or can't eat. Then they bring you small plates until you tell them to stop. The small plates are like tapas, but have a wide variety depending on what the chef is cooking that day.La Terrazza is a great restaurant to visit with your friends. The courses come over time, you can talk and catch up. The restaurant is located on Kaya Grandi, which is the main street in downtown Kralendijk. You can eat, talk and watch the world go by.La Terrazza has a great selection of Dutch beers that are designed for food pairing. They also have a wine pairing option for the small plates.My wife and I have had great times at La Terrazza and I look forward to visiting again.
02:10 08 Mar 18
Very different type of dining experience, more of a chefs selection. I was not disappointed. A little pricey by the time I decided i was done but it was very satisfying. They will keep bringing you food @ $6 a plate $10 with wine pairing until you say no more.
16:58 28 Dec 17
Every dish we had was unbelievable. Tell your waiter what you don’t like, or you are allergic to, and the meal will be perfectly tailored to you. Every wine pairing had so much thought put into it. Only here for 7 days and we absolutely plan on going again!
19:49 11 Dec 17
Great and sometimes surprising dishes, witg excellent wine pairings.
04:36 25 Nov 17
I was a little sceptical when I was told they don't have a menu. Reason being is they change the meals every few days.They serve by the course and also include wine pairing if you wish.Each course they serve gets better and better with flavours oozing from each dish.I think you can tell from the pictures I have added they they love the work they do!I will definitely be returning to there tables for another meal.
01:43 23 Nov 17
Great food....especially salty and sweet cakes.... great wine....great service!!!
22:00 11 Oct 17
Super kitchen and real food !! Ted
13:34 26 Sep 17
Wow what a great concept, love it.The food is delicious and they are very receptive to vegetarians and vegans. It is a surprise every dish that arrives and when you are too full for more food just say so. The wine pairing with the meal is a great value and each wine is explained (region, grape etc) in detail. Such great service, thank you, will be back again this week !
03:04 03 Sep 17
Love the wine with food pairing concept. We had a wonderful journey of different wines with amazing italian food. Thanks to gabriel for this experience. Remind me of a visit to milaan 10 years ago.
I am big on reading reviews myself, and I have to say it was our favorite meal after eating out for 7 days. Cristina, the owner was lovely and the service excellent. I was surprised at the great wine selection and all of our dinners were excellent. We had ordered the Tuna Carpaccio, several pasta dishes as well as several Steak dinners. This restaurant is pricey but worth the money in my opinion. Great overall experience and the place is adorable inside..looking forward to returning.
18:15 22 Mar 19
The best italian food i hve ever had. Try their truffle ravioli. Terrific service. Pricey.
09:38 19 Jan 19
It is a ok restaurant. They claim they have egg pasta even though it tastes just like any other pasta in a pub that was probably bought in a shop. The food is ok at best, the atmosphere is very pleasant but they charge too much for their performance. I'd say lower the prices by 25-30% for it to be enjoyable experience. Other than that it was a pleasant dinner/lunch place, the food good be magnificent if only they really had real egg pasta but sadly they didn't
03:10 12 Nov 18
We found this lovely little jewel accidentally on the night we arrived in Bonaire last February. I am a bit late writing this review! Cristina found us a little table in the back room and served an incredible dinner cooked to order with wine pairings. After the first night, we couldn't stay away (3 nights in 7 days and each of these experiences was as good as the first!).
04:00 13 Sep 18
The nicest meal I've had all year! The wines are amazing and such a warm and inviting space. The pasta was fantastic the service was tops. Many high end restaurants focus too much on being trendy, but Italy in the world is totally committed to the simple elegance of the food they serve.
10:52 12 May 18
WOW! Fantastic restaurant and the food was all amazing! Wine oh the wine....This is a dont miss if you love pasta. One of our favourites in Bonaire for sure.
21:27 28 Apr 18
This restaurant was one of best we visited while in Bonaire. The owner was able to get us a table as a "walk-in" on a very busy Friday evening. The food is amazing, the service was excellent and the wine cellar type of atmosphere made it very romantic for a last dinner for us on the island. The owner is an Italian expat, so the food is authentic, well portioned and presented with all of the wines served coming from Italy. This experience (Yes! Our meal was so good that I will call it that) is a bit pricey, but totally worth splurging yourself for.
12:00 09 Mar 18
Enjoyed the excellent service and good food. Drank and enjoyed the house red wine. Visited this restaurant twice on our short vacation. Our last visit I enjoyed the creamy pea soup with scallop. My main dish mushroom tattaliani (spelling?).
00:06 25 Jan 18
Great Italian food and the wines are exceptional! This restaurant is for fine dining!
23:50 20 Jan 18
Lovely food beautifully prepared in a very intimate space. An amazing wine selection at good prices and attentive service round out the evening. Highly recommended if you are seeking wonderful authentic Italian food at a reasonable price.
00:05 05 May 17
Stunningly delicious Italian restaurant with wine distributor and club along with top notch service. Set inside a refurbished house and office, there are several intimate rooms with dining tables that give you sense of having a private chef and wait staff - even though it's a full restaurant. The wine list is world class and not be missed. Smoker Marlin, truffle ravioli, Bolognese, etc. Better than what I had in Rome.
Best by far restaurant on bonaire. Get the surprise coursed menu!
02:13 26 Apr 19
Well presented, flavoury dishes that also somehow seem unprepossessing. Staff is attentive, but not overbearing. There's a lot of good places to eat on Bonaire these days...
13:43 21 Apr 19
Excellent food and service. Not cheap, but reasonable for what’s delivered.
01:36 03 Jan 19
Service is outstanding, secret menu was fantastic! One of the best restaurants we experienced in Bonaire! This is our favourite dining experience in Bonaire!!!
03:17 22 Nov 18
Great location, setting and ambiance, we tried the surprise 4 course meal with wine pairings and it was excellent. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable, they explained every course and each wine. The whole point of a surprise meal is that you try new things, and we loved the flavors they put together, it was a really pleasant experience. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a fine dining experience on Bonaire.
21:10 05 Jul 18
Our experience was marred by the locals congregating, blasting music and doing burnouts. Otherwise this is a beautiful place to eat. The service was good but the food missed the mark. It's trying hard to be a 5 star foodie place but the flavors didn't quite reach that level. My wife's fish was overcooked and my surprise courses, while flavorful and interesting felt a bit crowded with many different powerful tastes on each course.
11:28 28 Jun 18
Awesome food and service. Had the tuna, and it was the best tuna I ever had. Everyone in our party was impressed.
01:52 22 Apr 18
If you are a foodie this restaurant is a must. We enjoyed this restaurant so much on our vacation that we went back. Both times the food was superb and the service was impeccable. I would recommend trying the "surprise menu" which comes in 3, 4, 5 or 6 courses. We had the "surprise menu" both times and each time it was deliciously unique. Oh, you can add a wine pairing to your meal as well. Our server was very knowledgeable with the wine selection. Hands down this is the best restaurant in Bonaire.
19:24 14 Dec 17
The food was amazing! I came as part of a group of 13 and the staff were so friendly and accommodating for us. Service was excellent. The outdoor dining space is beautiful and peaceful, even with the large cruise ships in the background! Our group had kids, non-foodies and die hard, intensely critical foodies (my chef boyfriend and I), and all of us left impressed and satiated, except the kids, who were asleep. We will definitely come back next time we are on the island!
19:05 06 Dec 17
Excellent appitizers and main courses. Too full for dessert. They also have their "surprise" menus. 3,4 and 5 course meals where you just tell them what you don't want.
16:18 16 Nov 17
Dined here my last night on the island. Great experience. I am not a foodie but I really enjoyed what these folks had to offer. It was not very busy the evening we were there so the wait staff was incredibly attentive. I suggest choosing the surprise menu, if you're not too picky. I selected the 3-course Surprise menu and it did not disappoint!
Marijke Wilhelmus Rob Landman
15:14 02 Nov 17
We had dinner during the Bonaire Blond Restaurant week. Nothing but praise for the excellent three course dinner with excellent wine. The service was also very good! The only downside was the traffic from the lorry's but I would still rate it a 5!