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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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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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
Excellent food, pleasantly amiable dining experience

We certainly enjoyed the food at Carte Blanche. This was notable in that my wife almos never orders fish at restaurants, but thoroughly enjoyed the fish dishes, which included tuna, halibut, and scallops in separate dishes. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the dining experience was not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
Bob S
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Cortland, New York
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Cortland, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

We certainly enjoyed the food at Carte Blanche. This was notable in that my wife almos never orders fish at restaurants, but thoroughly enjoyed the fish dishes, which included tuna, halibut, and scallops in separate dishes. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the dining experience was not pretentious or stuffy. Our two hosts enjoyed engaging with the diners, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Fantastic concept !......entertaining...gourmet food...superb wine selection.....really can't wait to return !

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This was my third visit to CB with my daughter and perhaps our favorite. We had great dining partners and the dishes were very well selected. Make your reservation now.

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This is the second time we have had the privilege of dining at Carte Blanche and it was every bit as enjoyable as the first. Dennis the chef and Glen the "wine guy " make their patrons feel as though they are at a party of friends. Dennis prepares innovative but very edible dishes with excellent sauces. Glen' s choice... More 

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Warrington, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We went to Carte Blanche our first evening and it was all that it hyped to be. The food ,presentation,atmophere were just great. The wine pairing with the food was also good. This was the first time my wife and I had Tuna and it was outstanding. I would highly recommend to all

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This place is a must visit. Only 16 seats and a single dinner per night. Dennis is an incredible chef and puts together some great courses. Glen pairs everything with some excellent wines. This was our second time and we will certainly be back again. Our best meal on the island by far!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The reviews speak for themselves. Fantastic. Best meal I've had hands down but the atmosphere is what makes it. Glenn and Dennis are great and we loved how everyone was talking and mingling. We made some friends! It was our first night on the island and I was ready to book our next trip that evening just so I could... More 

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Seneca, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This is NOT an inexpensive treat...but it is worth every penny for the food, drink and the overall experience with two very delightful hosts! Be sure to spring for the wine-pairing package. You will taste some wonderful wines and generous pours, if you wish. Also, if you do the tastings, plan to take a cab to and from the event... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The Restaurant Carte Blanche reviews here are spot on. We enjoyed it on our 13th wedding anniversary during our second visit to Aruba. Glen made our place setting special with a sprinkling of red rose petals and flutes of crisp, delicious champagne. We think of ourselves as foodies and Chef Dennis gave us every reason to keep thinking so. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Booked 6 mths ahead to get a table so expectations were high Decided against the wine pairing as couldn't manage 5/6 glasses of wine so we stuck with beer and a glass of wine All of the dishes were great we had a pudding a meat course and the rest was fish and shellfish which was fine for us. All... 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

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