Aruba Sinatra Dinner Show - Reviews

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jaysjvs

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2017

Second time. Enjoyed as much as the first time

jaysjvs

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2017

Enjoyed the show Second time was just as great as the first time

dswift

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2017

Small crowd....excellent entertainment. Gives a personal touch to Old Blue Eyes

James G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

The show was excellent as well as the Dinner

Douglas P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

This was a great dinner show. The entertainer was very friendly and the food was very good!

David K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

A great evening of music and food was had by all. We highly recommend this event and will be attending every year!

David K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2016

What a treat. We were so glad we found this notice and had the opportunity to enjoy the singing and the always great food. I always have their delicious Keshi Yena and my husband and son had the stewed goat.
We will definitely make this a repeat experience next year.

Brian F Canada

4 star rating: Recommended
April 2017

One man show. Did his best to entertain a very quiet and unemotional audience. A tough gig.

Vanessa C

3 star rating: Worth doing
August 2017

The show was good, food came out timely and was tasty. The room was a little cold though. Overall, good.

Jamie L USA

3 star rating: Worth doing
January 2017

Fred Frank had a very nice voice and sang well. We enjoyed the variety of artists he chose. To help you decide if you'd like to go, here's a summary of our experience:

We arrived about 25 minutes early, by cab. The restaurant has an outdoor and an indoor area, and one must enter the indoor area from the outdoor patio, but it's not labeled and does not look like that, as there are several swinging doors that look like they go to kitchens. So, when we arrived, we approached the bar outside the only place we saw staff and were ignored for several minutes though it was not crowded. I spoke up and was told to wait. A bit later, I was approached, and then shown inside. My husband and I were placed at a very small table right against the doorway of the inside restaurant room, and asked to move. We were moved to the other side of the room.

Fred was present and chatted with us briefly as he moved around the room greeting guests.

The room itself was not impressive--it shows its age and looks like it could use a good cleaning. It was also rather small--much smaller than any other restaurant I've ever been in!

Service was abysmal. Only after asking were we given any bread which perhaps they'd run out of, as we got one piece of bread and two pieces of a cut pancake. Like, actual, American-style pancake. Odd, but that's okay, it tasted fine! We had to ask REPEATEDLY for water, which was tough, because service was so very slow and inattentive.

Fred sang a handful of songs, stopping to introduce each song to us, and to tell us a little bit about the singer/composer and the year the song was made. He has a very nice voice, though he definitely sang in his own style, with his own pitch and tempo, and did not try to mimic the original singers. Words that may be drawn out by the original singer, once, he may have sang 2-3 times, quickly, for instance.

He took a longish break while some food was served before starting again.

The food was okay, but really not very good. My husband asked if he should get the beef or goat stew--the waiter suggested he get the beef because the goat is full of bones. My husband got the beef it was still full of bones.

We did not stay for dessert, but left early, stopping to use the restroom on the way out. The restrooms are not particularly clean, and unlike nicer parts of Aruba, had a strict all paper goes into the wastebasket policy that I've come to expect from, say, the Dominican Republic or being aboard small boats, but certainly am not familiar with in Aruba. Needless to say, they smelled ... not great.

Bottom line: The experience was very, very inexpensive. That made for a nice diversion for the evening, so we don't necessarily regret going. However, we would never do it again, and we'd never recommend this to anyone else.

Michael C

3 star rating: Worth doing
January 2016

He has a very good voice and sang many of the Sinatra hits. The restaurant he sang at was not good. The food and service were bad for the price they charged and this fact took away from his performance.
Perhaps in a different environment, we would have enjoyed his singing more.

Donald C

3 star rating: Worth doing
November 2015

Fred is a very personable person..greets each and everyone shakes hands, visits between songs so it is a good show in that regard unfortunately his singing is only average. the food at the show is also only average. Advertised as home cooking and that IS the quality you get,,you do get to try some local dishes so THAT was good.

Janice D

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
November 2017

We were looking forward to Fred's show, even though some reviews were mediocre. I figured you cannot please everyone and some are more critical than others. We got to The Old Cunucu House early for dinner, not wanting to eat during the show. We were seated in the private room where the show would occur later. Fred arrived early to prepare for his show and he took time to talk with us while we were seated. We ordered a cocktail after dinner to enjoy during the show. Fred has been doing this show for 5 years, he told us. Some of the songs were very good, but other songs should have been omitted from his repertoire. In those songs, he could not hold hi note and in a few songs, missed the notes completely and sang off key. The room hold 40 people for this show, but on this night, there were less than 20. So, to say that it was an intimate setting is an understatement - it was impossible not to look at Fred as he sang as he made eye contact with everyone in the room. It was uncomfortable trying to smile when he was singing off key, so we left at the first break. The outdoor dining room had a gentleman playing guitar and singing beautifully - for free. We would have enjoyed that more. The food was very good.

Lisa S

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
December 2016

Singer was okay but paused in weird areas o the songs.He sounded ok but not great. I don't recommend. Sorry.

Denise B

1 star rating: I do not recommend this
January 2017

I wanted to book something special for my mother turning 71 years old. The show was not what we were expecting, the singer does not hold his notes very good. Very boring, we couldn't wait to get out of there. Singer made very awkward eye contact with people that made everyone very uncomfortable. Didn't seem to know what his next song was going to be. To top it off, the restaurant only had 2 servers and I've never seen such terrible service. I had to run after the server so he could bring us the bill, never picked up our dirty plates from our table the whole night. Didn't come back to see if we needed more drinks or even water.

Frank W

1 star rating: I do not recommend this
October 2015

This was a joke! We ended up leaving early.

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