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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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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Best meal of the trip

Carte Blanche was hands-down our favorite meal of our trip. Great food, presentation, and good company. Glenn and Dennis were the ideal hosts. They make you feel like family. I can't say enough about the food. 5 star gourmet. If you can get in, must dine! Thanks Dennis and Glenn!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Carte Blanche was hands-down our favorite meal of our trip. Great food, presentation, and good company. Glenn and Dennis were the ideal hosts. They make you feel like family. I can't say enough about the food. 5 star gourmet. If you can get in, must dine! Thanks Dennis and Glenn!

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Howell, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Hands down the best dining experience my husband and I have ever had. The atmosphere was great, food was unbelievable and Dennis and Glenn are the icing on the cake. We will most definitely be back!

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North Plainfield, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Food was exceptional. Best on the island. Total of 16 people at a time, we had a party of 6, it was assigned seating which was fine. Dennis, Glen and Hector were all friendly and pleasant throughout the night. Dennis made some excellent choices for the menu, shrimp dish was delicious, main course of filet mignon was excellent and the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

As we failed to get a reservation last year, we booked well in advance and were not disappointed. From the individual greeting from Dennis and Glen as we arrived at the restaurant to the farewell it was an incredible evening of fine food and elegant wine pairing. The ceviche, scallops, the best seared tuna I have tasted, mouth watering halibut,... More 

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Somerset, New Jersey
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29 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We had to make the reservation 60 days in advance but when we arrived - it was worth it! Wonderful ambiance, gracious chef and bartender, delicious, fresh food. Best meal we had on the island! We did the wine pairing and dined on grouper ceviche, seared scallops with fresh greens, halibut, filet mignon, white asparagus, potatoes, and chocolate cake and... More 

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Maynard, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We dined at Carte Blanche on our first full day of our honeymoon. We had landed the previous afternoon and had a quick burger for dinner, and so were very eager for a true Aruban dining experience. Carte Blanche was everything we had thought it would be, setting the bar very high for all of our other dinners on the... More 

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Hoboken, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I was gutted when I tried to make a reservation for Carte Blanch (over a month in advance) and discovered they had no spots open during our week in Aruba. I had heard/read such great things, but I e-mailed and asked to be put on their wait list and gave them my number and hotel to call in case they... More 

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Paris, France
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

So i went here with my wife and in laws. I am confused about all the hype and 5 star reviews we weren't as impressed. The food is good but not equal to its prices. The service is friendly and on point but again for fine dining prices you need to be fine dining all around. Maybe it was just... More 

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Malverne, New York
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The best gourmet food in Aruba...Dennis the chef is charming besides being an amazing and innovative cook..Glen who pares wine with the meals is funny and the two of them play off each other creating a wonderful dining experience..a combination of food and theater.

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Hingham, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Booked this 4 months before our trip to Aruba. This restaurant was at our hotel and when I did some research thought it would be a fun new experience for my husband and I and our good friends who were traveling to Aruba with us. I am so glad I read the other reviews on Trip Advisor and booked in... More 

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Address: L.G. Smith Blvd. 55-B | Bucuti Beach resort, Palm - Eagle Beach 00000, Aruba
Phone Number: +297 586 3339
Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Palm - Eagle Beach
Average Prices: USD 95
Cuisine: International, European

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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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