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Carte Blanche Restaurant

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International, European
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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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Sun 6:30 am - 7:30 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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
exquisite

It was a treat to have dinner with 14 people all sitting around a bar watching your meal being explained to you as it was being cooked. It was like a small intimate party with all new friends,

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Arlene G
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Freehold, New Jersey
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Freehold, New Jersey
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was a treat to have dinner with 14 people all sitting around a bar watching your meal being explained to you as it was being cooked. It was like a small intimate party with all new friends,

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Thank Arlene G
Jersey City, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our second visit to Carte Blanche and it certainly won't be our last! Me and "Emma" will be returning for our Anniversary June 4th, if we can get reservations that is! Make sure you book early!! Glen and Dennis are incredible hosts and serve up a wonderful evening. It's not just a dinner but a culinary food and... More 

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Buffalo, NY
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125 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were staying at The Bucuti, so I knew about Carte Blanche well in advance of our visit and was able to make a reservation about 4 months in advance. The restaurant is intimate with some lovely, original artwork. I believe that there were 16 people at our seating. It was clear from the start that Glenn is much more... More 

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2 Thank Nittany&Fargo
NY
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44 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our third dining experience at Carteblanche. We loved it, as usual. Dennis and Glenn are so in sync with each other after these past 5 years its a pleasure to watch them in action. The meal was delicious from the ceviche to dessert. They are Tripadvisors top rated for good reason! Make your reservation as soon as you... More 

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Thank luv2trvl59Ny
Ventnor City, New Jersey
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60 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just a wonder gastronomic experience from start to finish. Expensive but worth it. It is truly dining at it's finest.

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Thank fifigg
Long Island, New York
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

These guys have it down to a science!!! Perfect dinner from start to finish!! Glenn and Dennis are great hosts and will be doing this for a long time! Flavored of food mixed together were simply brilliant! Worst part was it was only 5 courses!!! Was left wanting more but you do leave full and completely in awe!! Great job..... More 

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Thank VinnieSav
Burlington
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We finally got a reservation at this amazing restaurant. We've been trying for a couple of years. You need to book 6 months out to get in as there are only 18 seats. Dennis is a fabulous chef and Glen pairs the food with the win. Both do an incredible job! Everything we ate was so delicious. We highly recommend... More 

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Thank NanceBurlington
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful food. Each course was a wonder, the staff was warm and welcoming. The whole evening was great fun and I can't wait to go back!

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Thank Elizabeth A
Wilmington, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky to get into Carte Blanche due to a cancellation.Dennis, Glen and Hector are wonderful personalities and they compliment each otherThe venue is outstanding as it is simple yet elegant but allows you to see and experience everything going on. Watching Dennis plate every course and Glen pair the wines was special.the food was terrific, the presentation was... More 

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Thank Nan G
Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are like me you do your research when it comes to food. TA is usually my go to site when out of the country and I typically also cross reference Yelp. Yelp doesn't exist in Aruba so TA was the only real resource I had. This restaurant lives up to the TA hype and this is coming from... 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: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 7:30 am

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