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Carte Blanche Restaurant

L.G. Smith Blvd. 55-B | Bucuti Beach resort, Palm - Eagle Beach 00000, Aruba
+297 586 3339
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $95
Cuisines: European, International
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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96% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Hands down, this is the best restaurant in Aruba. Dennis and Glen, the chef and sommelier/bar tender, were extremely friendly and created a fun atmosphere. My wife and I were one of 8 couples (16 people) sitting around the intimate kitchen. We chatted with our fellow diners and Dennis and Glen throughout the evening. We were served 6 delicious courses... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Just go. The food was fantastic but the best part was the overall experience. My wife and I went and we each had two drinks and the total came out to about $290 with the tip. The whole dining experience lasted almost 4 hours. We passed on the wine pairing. $79 per person and they give you a minimum of... More

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New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My wife and I visited Carte Blanche for the third time, and trust me, we will be back for a fourth! My only complaint is that I can't order ceviche anyplace else now because it never compares to Dennis'. Great job again guys - see you next year!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We ate at Carte Blanche the other night. We had the tasting menu with the wine pairing. Overall it was a very good meal and the service was fantastic, but given the reviews I was expecting one of the most exciting meals I have ever had. Also in most cases, the wines were ok, but nothing special. I think it... More

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Indian Land, South Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Being a flight attendant for 20 years I have had the opportunity to enjoy many wonderful restaurants and some bad ones also in lots of cool places. Let me say that one of the things my husband and I look for is the Total Experience when dining out. Carte Blanche has it! This truly was one of those memorable evenings... More

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Amazing food, wine, service, ambiance. Worth every penny and more. I would go back again and again. Make your reservation as soon as you book your trip. This restaurant only seats up to 16.

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Batavia, IL
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45 reviews 45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

After having read many reviews about this restaurant, we decided to give it a try on our last trip. We made our reservations a few months before we arrived - this is a must. You can't get in any other way. We also confirmed our reservation 2 days before we ate there. Again - this is a must. If you... More

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New York City, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Big shout out to Anton, from Michele in NYC. Thank you very much. I can only say go. The experience is phenomenal. The entertainment is as wonderful as the food. I have told my friends the only reason to go to Aruba is to experience this amazing meal. make your reservations ASAP. Call as soon as you get off the... More

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Traverse City, Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We didn't read the reviews on here before making our reservation. We're food experts, a former chef and sommelier, looking for a good meal. Upon reading the reviews, we want to express that we experienced none of what the negative reviews had to say and are quite appalled. The food, wine, concept, atmosphere and execution were one of the best... More

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Cordova, Tennessee
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Loved it all! Great food. great service, great atmosphere...everything! Pricey, but worth every penny!!! Only has one seating for 16 people per night so make reservations as far in advance as possible. If you are going to Aruba, Carte Blanche is a MUST!!!

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