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Carte Blanche Restaurant

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L.G. Smith Blvd. 55-B | Bucuti Beach resort, Palm - Eagle Beach 00000, Aruba
+297 586 3339
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Description: Carte Blanche is a restaurant for foodies, people who are open minded for...
Carte Blanche is a restaurant for foodies, people who are open minded for an exquisite fine dinning experience, without limitations. Carte Blanche features a 14-seat elegant bar in a relaxed and cozy atmosphere. The highlight of the restaurant is Chef Dennis van Daatselaar cooking right in front of you a 5-course Carte Blanche dinner known as a “chef surprise”. Alongside him is Maitre d’ Glen Bonset pairing wines and mixing premium drinks
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Aruba's Finest

Chef Bas cooked everything to perfection. Glen is a gentleman and hosts a great evening of wine, food and laughs. Many reviews state that it is an expensive evening but for the quality and amount of high end dishes included I must say I feel they are very generous. I let the photos explain the rest.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
BrianMnyc
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New York City, New York
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  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Chef Bas cooked everything to perfection. Glen is a gentleman and hosts a great evening of wine, food and laughs. Many reviews state that it is an expensive evening but for the quality and amount of high end dishes included I must say I feel they are very generous. I let the photos explain the rest.

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New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Last night was our fifth time at this restaurant. I'll start by saying it's not a cheap night, but what you'll experience will more than justify the price you'll pay. Chef Bas filled in for Dennis beautifully. Glenn is a master of his craft. He keeps the evening moving (and the wine flowing). His witty repartee is unparalleled. We enjoyed... More 

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Sacramento, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This restaurant warranted one. Don't miss dining at Carte Blanche! It is not just a meal, but a culinary experience! It was one of the most fun delicious dining experiences ever! Both Glen and Chef Dennis are personable and entertaining. I consider myself a serious foodie, and this experience was one of the best! Be forewarned: plan this dinner towards... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

If you are traveling to Aruba and want the experience of a lifetime make your reservations with Carte Blanche(way ahead of time by the way). This is an open kitchen concept where you are dining with 6 other couples, Chef Chris and Maître D Glen at a giant bar. It is for "foodies" or people willing to try new things... More 

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Southport, North Carolina, United States
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is the third time my family has made sure to include Carte Blanche on our yearly visit to Aruba. The experience gets better each time. The food is always excellent and Glen's wine pairing never misses. A memorable experience.

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New York
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Don't miss a fantastic meal at Carte Blance! One of the most fun and delicious dining experiences ever! And this is from a serious foodie who has eaten in hundreds of restaurants! We made some new friends to who we already have plans with in a few weeks at home!

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Long Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Let me just premise this review by saying - we never right reviews (i.e. Level 1 Contributor) but feel our remarkable experience at Carte Blanche demands to be shared. My wife and I celebrated our 5th anniversary last night at Carte Blanche and simply put your paying top dollar for THE top of the line culinary experience. Hands down Carte... More 

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hesperia,ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Words cannot express how delightful and deliciously decadent this experience proved to be. Fantastic ambiance of a dinner party, exquisite food and wine (you must do the wine pairing if you enjoy vino as it truly enhances this culinary masterpiece), and great "hosts," Chef Dennis and Glenn, who ensure you are as entertained as your palette while preparing and serving... More 

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Huntington, New York
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6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The hype about this dining experience led us to expect a high level of service, food and ambiance. Unfortunately that is not what was delivered. When making the reservation we clearly stated that one of the parties had a seafood allergy. We were told "no problem". When we got there, the host for the evening told us that he misunderstood... More 

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ChefDennis, Owner at Carte Blanche Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Diane, i am sorry and surprised to read that you were disappointed, however my website is very clear about allergies.WE DO ACCOMMODATE allergies like: gluten, lactose intolerant, nuts\seeds, and shellfish, as also stated on my website that: we DON'T SERVE ALL MEAT MENU'S!! you had filled out a shellfish allergy when you made the reservation and with your confirmation... More 

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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

First off, Dennis and Glen were very welcoming. We started off the night with champagne and introductions of the entire group. My husband and I chose to do the wine pairing which we were very happy about. They complimented each dish very well. They serve a total of 5 courses (not including the amuse bouche) and even though you don't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: L.G. Smith Blvd. 55-B | Bucuti Beach resort, Palm - Eagle Beach 00000, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Palm - Eagle Beach
  • Phone Number: +297 586 3339

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 95
  • Cuisine: International, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic

Description

Carte Blanche is a restaurant for foodies, people who are open minded for an exquisite fine dinning experience, without limitations. Carte Blanche features a 14-seat elegant bar in a relaxed and cozy atmosphere. The highlight of the restaurant is Chef Dennis van Daatselaar cooking right in front of you a 5-course Carte Blanche dinner known as a “chef surprise”. Alongside him is Maitre d’ Glen Bonset pairing wines and mixing premium drinks

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