Madame Janette

Madame Janette

Karsten Gesing   The Original Hardcore Chef / Co-owner

Karsten Gesing
The Original Hardcore Chef / Co-owner

Rommel Manlapaz   Executive   Chef

Rommel Manlapaz
Executive Chef

Founded in April 1999 by European Master Chef Karsten Gesing and Ramon Helgers, Madame Janette, an Aruban landmark restaurant, offers fine dining in a legendary atmosphere and state-of-the-art hospitality.

Rommel Manlapaz, “the wise guy in the kitchen” trained by “The Original Hardcore Chef” Karsten “Kasi” Gesing, creates tasteful and creative dishes, with the help of his knowledgeable international staff. Their menu delivers exquisite creations for every taste, in generous portions. Madame Janette also features an extensive and unique wine list, as well as the largest beer selection in the Caribbean: over 100 different craft beers from all over the world and 10 beers on tap. At Madame Janette, you can enjoy daily live music and experience alfresco dining that deliciously embraces Caribbean excitement with a European touch.


Range: 13.00 – 19.00

Fiochi alla 'Taivonio'
home-made stuffed tortellini-style pasta with robiola, Grand Padano, taleggio, ricotta cheese and a hint of sweet pear, served with creamed white truffle glaze

Janette’s Black Angus Beef Carpaccio

served with lightly marinated garden greens, extra-virgin olive oil, black truffle-aged balsamico vinaigrette and roasted pine nuts, sprinkled with Parmigiano-Reggiano

Madame’s Steakhouse Wedge

cool, crisp greens with crumbled blue cheese, tomatoes and applewood-smoked maple bacon bits, served with a light buttermilk-blue cheese dressing

Bang Bang Shrimp

sweet and spicy crispy shrimp served over sliced romaine lettuce with fresh chopped pineapple and black sesame seeds

Range: 28.00 – 43.00

MJ’s Asian Soy- and Honey-glazed Sea Bass Fillet
served on a bed of wasabi mashed potatoes, crowned with wok stir-fried veggies, finished with a light spicy Asian soy sauce and creamy ginger-flavored beurre blanc

Jumbo Shrimp ‘Coco di Rasta’

breaded in an almond-coconut mix and served in our Thai red curry sauce, accompanied by rice

Almond-crusted Grouper

a fine grouper fillet in a coat of almonds, served with a creamed spinach sauce

Shrimp Casserole ‘du Chef’

a casserole with shrimp, baked in the oven with a creamy mushroom sauce, gratinéed with a blend of Gorgonzola and aged Gouda cheeses

Range: 28.00 – 39.00

Kasi’s Famous Burgerloin
center-cut tenderloin, caramelized onions, sautéed mushrooms, Gouda cheese, Béarnaise sauce

Le Filet Mignon Gianni Versace

with spinach, lobster medallions, portobello mushroom, hollandaise

Madame’s Skirt Steak

with green peppercorn sauce, caramelized onions, sautéed mushrooms, roasted garlic mash

Old Butcher Rack of Lamb

marinated overnight, served with a home-made lamb jus



Madame Janette

Cunucu Abao 37
(297) 587-0184
(297) 587-4784



Dinner: 5:30 to 10:00 p.m., 
closed Sundays
Dining: Outdoors
Serving: Dinner
Attire: Casual
Entertainment: Live music
✓ Bar
✓ Parking

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