I’m so excited to share this exquisite experience with you guys. In the middle of South Beach, the busiest part of Aruba, you will find this stunning venue, The Lobby, with a lovely ambiance and remarkable staff. The menu takes you on a journey to several countries, but the main influence is French, and I simply adore the menu and all dishes. The service is outstanding with warm and very hospitable staff. The cocktails are ‘to die for’ and a ‘must try’ before you enjoy a scrumptious dinner. With an inside and outside seating area I believe The Lobby is one of the ‘must see’ restaurants in Aruba. I kick off with the Steak Tartar, which comes with a crispy cracker and confirms the promise of heavenly flavors and high quality. The Duck Pancake with Hoi Sin sauce is another fabulous dish. What I like is the awesome presentation of every single dish and the simply divine flavor combinations. I continue with a totally yummy Tuna Tartar with Orange along with some Garlic Spinach and Stuffed Mushrooms served with Truffle sauce, which is also a ‘must try’. Another mind-blowing dish is the Sushi using very well selected Salmon, Tuna and Sea bass, with Cream Cheese wrapped in Spinach. Not only is this a perfect combination but also healthy and delicious. The Truffle Fries, made from top-notch potatoes, are fried to perfection and come with an outstanding truffle mayonnaise along with more Truffles sprinkled on top, making this a magnificent side dish. Dessert is another feast here. For example, the Cheesecake with Marshmallow is scrumptious and as a New Yorker who knows all about what makes good cheesecake, this dish lives up to that standard. Another ambrosial dessert is the Chocolate Ganache. The presentation is a work of art and the taste is dazzling. Marinated Pineapple is a delicious and refreshing dessert and the Forest Fruit Sorbet is not only a fabulous palate cleanser but also an explosion of flavor. It’s as Dutch as Apple Pie and that’s what I taste when I lick my fingers finishing the scrumptious Apple Pie with beautiful Dutch spices. I grade The Lobby with a perfect 10/10 score. Bravo to chef Harm!
Address: J.E. Irausquin Blvd 348, Noord, Aruba
Phone: +297 280 5330