We are Stefan Onrust (Chef) and Talitha Maria (Maître) and we opened Restaurant Cristal in 2014, named after Louis Roederer’s top Cuvee. Together with Jonathan Fenies (Sous Chef) we form the core team of Cristal.
Living in the Caribbean brought a new world of cooking styles and exotic products which we now integrate in the classic French way of preparing food. Local products like Okra (jambo), Kabritu (goat), Bulado (flying fish) and Alablanca (pigeon) are now the main ingredients of our dishes; Surprisingly tasteful with an exotic flavour.
Our beautiful monumental building, in the middle of sparkling Pietermaai, has been renovated 6 years ago. With respect to the architecture and the history of the building we kept the feeling of an intimate private residence to make you feel at home. With cozy corners, a private room, terrace and a Chef’s table in the patio we have plenty of unique spaces for a romantic dinner, sociable gatherings with family or friends or to have a business lunch.
Be welcome and enjoy your evening!
My husband and I celebrated our 20th anniversary in Curaçao. Cristal was highly recommend by our hotel staff. But it exceeded our expectations. From being warmly welcomed by one of its owners, till the tasty dishes. The atmosphere is truly romantic. If you’re looking for local cuisine – French with a taste of the Caribbean cuisine – this is the right place. Hope to see you again!
“Always good to be at Cristal”
Quality of the food is great and makes me feel that I had a satisfying meal. Staff are always pleasant.
“Best restaurant in Curaçao!”
My wife and I and another couple spent 16 days in Curaçao. We ate at Cristal 3 times. The food was always great. The chef and wait staff are very friendly and entertaining. I highly recommend this place.
“We had an excellent time”
Everyone and everything was just perfect. Too bad, we discovered this place the very last night of our vacation. The food could satisfy the most demanding experts. The service is very friendly and absolutely not annoying, like at some restaurants.
Sitting outside accompanied with very nice music made our night completed.
Our terras is open again, now also on Sunday’s!
Due to change of staff we are closed on Wednesdays during the month of October.