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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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English first
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Based in the Bucuti & Tara resort, Carte Blanche is a restaurant for ‘foodies’ and does not disappoint. We booked some months in advance to avoid disappointment, as there is a limited amount of covers. You must confirm 24 hours beforehand that you will be attending, as there is a waiting list to dine here and you can understand why.... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We came here on our honeymoon based on a review from our friends who visited a few months prior. It sure lived up to its reputation - actually surpassed it! It was an intimate and delicious experience. You are seated with a small party of about 14 and watch Chef Dennis and Glen work their magic. They are entertaining and... More

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My wife and I recently visited Carte Blanche on our honeymoon, and were able to get a last minute cancellation to get in, since they were well booked a month in advance. We opted for the wine pairing option and knew going into dinner what to expect in terms of costs, so the final bill didn't matter. (Wasn't cheap though)... More

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Southport, North Carolina, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Chef Dennis and mixologist Glen have amazing chemistry which complements the special menu prepared and served elegantly. My second time there and already planning for 2015.

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Okemos, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

There is not much to add to Anthony M's review other than a couple of details. First of all, reservations (4-6 months in advance - depending on season) are a must. You may tell them of any foods to which you are allergic. Other than that, the meal is a surprise - a most wonderful surprise. If you are not... More

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grand rapids, MI
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Let me start by saying that this place was nothing short of amazing and well worth the price. While the people in my party all agreed that the food at Las Crustaces was slightly better (and I mean slightly) the experience made this our favorite evening at the island. No detail is overlooked and you are right there with the... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 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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Toronto
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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