FACTS: Located at The Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino in Palm Beach, Aruba
WHAT I ORDERED:
Salt and Pepper Crisp Calamari
Grilled Branzini, Baked Potato, and Creamy Spinach
What a disappointment this place turned out to be! Not only was our meal subpar, but we also found out that our fish had been flown in from Miami. Miami? Yes, you read that correctly, and yes, we were beyond stunned.
For an appetizer, we shared an order of salt and pepper calamari. Despite its savory taste, this dish was a non-event overall–unmemorable and nothing special to write home about.
Simply Fish offers a “$40 Fresh Fish of the Day Special,” which consists of choosing among five different fishes, six different preparations, and two sides. I selected the grilled branzini, the baked potato, and the creamy spinach. And, not surprisingly, my main course left only a slight impression, similar to that of my appetizer.
Although the beachfront property was lovely, the food was average at best. Furthermore, recommending a Caribbean seafood restaurant that serves frozen fish flown in from the United States, of all places, seems almost incomprehensible.
QUICK TIDBIT: Dine elsewhere!