The Chophouse - at Manchebo

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197 reviews
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Steakhouse
The Chophouse - at Manchebo presents an innovative menu in a trendy and cozy ambiance serving fine South American cuts of beef, local delicacies and international favorites. Patrons can enjoy either indoor dining featuring live piano music as well as outdoor dining on the wooden deck right under the stars. Offering excellent service and an extensive wine list the restaurant has been a popular scene on Eagle Beach for tourists and locals alike
FEATURING Local Night on Saturday and Lobster Night on Monday but off course also our delicious a la Carte menu
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CS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an enjoyable experience, delicious food, and great service (Harold, best waiter).

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f
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Better than average food. Just not 5 star. Excellent service by Alex. Definitely recommend this place

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful birthday celebration! Staff was wonderful, food was excellent and what a beautiful resort! Recommend!

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Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alex was the best of the best waiters we have experienced. Most attentive and personable.

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LC
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

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AD
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

My wife and I went to the Chophouse at Manchebo while staying at the Bucuti and Tara (next door to the Manchebo). We ended up making a reservation, but I think we were very early birds, as it took a while before others started coming into the restaurant.

That said, we came there because of an Early Bird special we saw online, where you got a starter, entree, and dessert with coffee or tea for $35. That seemed like an attractive option to us, so we went. However, when we arrived and were offered the menu, we did not see the special advertised anywhere on the menu. When we asked our server about it, he brought over the early bird menu that was what we saw online. My first thought was that, had we not known to ask about the special beforehand, we would never have been informed of it, which left a somewhat bad taste in our mouths.

So, we had our food (both of us had cheese ravioli and apple streudel for dessert, but I had the house salad, and my spouse had a Caesar salad), which we agreed was good, as was the complimentary bread. The only thing we noticed is that the Caesar salad did not have croutons, which seemed very strange, since that's one of the main ingredients.

For ambiance, the setting was elegant and quiet, and the restaurant had only indoor seating, which was fine with us after a long day outside, but we know others in Aruba prefer outdoor seating. Our waiter was also very good and attentive, but we were also one of the only tables in the restaurant for most of our meal.

Overall, we thought it was an okay-to-decent dining experience but thought there were better options for the price, so we did not return.

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Boise
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Need a better wine list.

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B
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Piano music I love during dinner. Great wine selection. Highly recommend.

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j
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Calamari was way overfried, sauce was good. Wife’s filet was cooked medium as asked and good, my ribeye was a flat well done piece of meat, although supposed to be medium as well.

Desserts stale and flavorless but workers very nice as is the norm for the resort.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Anniversary! Special table with great food and service.

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Derbyshire
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food fantastic

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BH
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very nice meal for Mother’s Day!. Very nice waiter. Meal service was slow.

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JO
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

VERY GOOD!! A NIGHT EVERY YEAR! FOOD IS ALWAYS OUTSTANDING

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RA
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best restaurant

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Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

The food was mediocre at best. Cauliflower au gratin was cauliflower sitting in a pool of seasoned milk (no I’m not kidding).
Steak was pretty descent tho no seasoning and was basic so ok. Service was poor and we were only 1 of 5 tables in the entire place (that should have been a hint) so no excuse there

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Anniversary

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c
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely restaurant at Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa.

Service was a little slower than usual and our waiter forgot one of our appetizers. Quality of the food is very good, the piano music is loud, difficult to carry on a conversation.

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h
New England
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, service, and ambiance. We always enjoy coming back to Manchebo Bay and dining at The Chophouse. Staff at Manchebo are always professional but friendly. Steaks are always cooked to perfection! We have been to Aruba the last three years and dine at The Chophouse at least 3 days out of our week stay!

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We had three dinners at The Chophouse while vacationing this past week because we so enjoyed this restaurant. The “Alkaline Salad” consisting of quinoa, spinach, and grilled portobello mushrooms in a cilantro dressing is creative and absolutely delicious. The filet mignon was fabulous as were the side ordered vegetables - grilled asparagus and glazed carrots. The Lemon Drop Martinis were very tasty. I found two entrees less than satisfactory: the chicken was dry and the ravioli was in my opinion bland. The waiter noticed I hadn’t eaten much of the chicken, told the restaurant manager who apologized and removed it from the bill. It happens and I understand chicken is not their specialty. The other waiter did not notice that I ate little of the raviolis and since I feel it was a matter of taste rather than that something was wrong with the dish I did consider complaining. Again, the place is called The Chophouse and the meat dishes, appetizers, and cocktails are outstanding. Go and indulge in their meaty entrees. You’ll be happy you did.

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic! Staying at Manchebo Beach Resort and made a reservation at the onsite steak restaurant primarily for convenience. It ended with us enjoying a magnificent filet mignon dinner. Everything was cooked to perfection including the side dishes (grilled asparagus and Brussels sprouts). The service was wonderful. Good wine selection and assortment of special martinis. Too full for dessert but the menu looked tempting. Other than it being a Monday not sure why this place wasn’t packed - but that was fine for us since we don’t like crowds.

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RS
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service.Great food.Lovely atmosphere.The early bird meal was a great value and quality.Top shelf

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S
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at The Chophouse. My husband said his steak was delicious and he promptly announced to me that the mashed potatoes were the best he had ever eaten...and trust me, he eats A LOT of mashed potatoes! My almond encrusted grouper was out of this world and the chocolate mousse cake for dessert was delicious as well. It was convenient to our hotel, Bucuti and Tara, had a pleasant ambiance, and was not overpriced. We will definitely return.

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KN
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambience was very nice & romantic.the Encrusted grouper was delicious..A little surprised at their chimichuri sauce on the steak, it was not as tasty as it should have been! The sauce should be made with parsley, olive oil & garlic & should be broiled on top of the meat, not on the side! It was all parsley, not chimichuri sauce!
Otherwise a good meal! They need to work on their Caeser dressing, just ok!

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CO
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food. Great service

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R
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful dinner I had a steak which was delicious and my husband had the tuna which was excellent. Staff was excellent friendly, fast service will be coming back on our next trip to Aruba

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TO
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

outstanding food, very good menu choices and attentive service.

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k
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Food extremely uneven. Some dishes brilliant, others inedible. The (1) bread with butter/garlic/paprika outstanding; (2) mushroom ravioli outstanding; (3) local aruba appetizer minced chicken outstanding; (4) signature filet mignon at medium rare, tough, chewy, tasteless; (5) lobster bisque fishy, salty; (6) lobster tails slightly overdone, slightly chewy, uninspired. Would not recommend at all. Five-star prices at very uneven execution.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing dinner. At our table steak, Aruban stew (yum) and veal chop. Very good-highly recommended

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BR
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time there. Service was excellent. We both had small filet mignon - perfect size. Will definitely return.

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CM
Phoenix
80 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Just ok - calamari was ok and our medium-rare steaks were more like medium.

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AF
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice and quiet restaurant. Excellent food and service. Lobster night is outstanding.

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BG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Ambiance is perfect In this restaurant with a live piano player and delicious food. The food presentation looks
Like it out of a magazine.
We are always so happy to be greeted by Michaeland Harold. The two of them treat every guest like family and the restaurant like it is theirs. After trying several restaurants in Aruba this is always our favorite.
We will definitely be back again.

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AL
Atlantic City
21 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Lobster night and was totally delighted with the choices and prices. (My husband, who is not a lobster lover, ordered off the regular menu). I ordered the Lobster Bisque which was totally dreamy. Waitress had told me it was just a small cupful, but it was hardly that. Came in an elegant slanted bowl and was a pretty substantial portion. Also ordered the 7 oz. grilled lobster tail ($35 and well worth it!) and it was prepared to perfection.

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L
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for our last night, as it was walkable and we enjoy the atmosphere w/ piano player and calm lighting. We had the most fabulous bottle of Cabernet--Carnivor--and the Beef Tetaki for an appetizer--it was fantastic. My mom had 2 appetizers because she felt like picking--the caprese and the ravioli--both were delicious. I decided to try the almond grouper (yes, I know it's a steakhouse but I already had the steak and I was in the mood for fish) and wow!! Had a coconut-ginger sauce and was even better than I'd expected. The staff is LOVELY and the ambiance is mellow and upscale. Great for a romantic dinner, too.

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PN
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My Husband had the Veal chop and said it was delicious. I had Almond coated grouper and it was yummy.
Mojitos are the best ever.
Waiter was very knowledgeable and nice.
We go to the Chop House every year.

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MS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

We were on vacation and made a last minute reservation at Chop House. We went on a Monday so we missed the piano player we read so much about on the reviews. We wondered why they didn’t play a recording of the piano played so we too can hear it but they didn’t. Two of us had the rib eye one had the filet another had the chicken dish and I had the lobster special.
They were all delicious although I wish I had gotten the rib eye instead of the lobster because the lobster was just average. For starters we had a delicious caeser salad and caprese salad. Both were excellent. Portions were not very large but we felt wee perfectly proportioned.
We will define back.

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GM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Service was great, food was just average. High end prices need to deliver high end dining experiences. With so many great restaurants on Aruba, if you want top prices, you must meet the challenge.

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L
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful dinner. The caprese was excellent with some of the best balsamic glaze I have had. Lovely live piano music makes it so elegant. The steaks were cooked perfectly and the Sancerre was delightful. Harold was amazing... he ran about and fussed over us for my mom’s birthday and helped make the evening perfect!

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J
New England
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Terrible service!! They had a special for Valentines Day- but we had to ask for everything included in it!! Like the waitress didn’t have a clue!! One person ordered a filet - medium- it can out blue/ red!! Then my meal just didn’t even come out- the server asked me”so you’re not eating?! Should I bring you a plate to share??” I replied- no I ordered a meal- so my dinner came out like 15 minutes later!! They never checked to see how our meals were!! Had to ask for coffee & dessert that was included in the special!! Also had to ask for the ‘rose’ included too!! We come every year to Aruba for 2-3 weeks, and their are plenty of great restaurants!! Not this one!! Avoid this one!! Not worth the aggravation on a vacation!!

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RS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I understand it was valentines day so it was busy and loud. Our waitress wasnt very good or friendly. Fish was ok and the lobster roll was terrible. Wine was good along with dessert. I will still go back but on a less busy day. Staff in general are very nice and piano player was great

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