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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, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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  • 7
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  • 5
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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
Most recent review
Phenomenal dining experience

Food and service was way beyond our expectations. We have had great experiences at Gordon Ramsy resturaunts but due to the personal attention and the interactive dining experience CB was hands down better. The wine pairing was outrageous. I am 58 YO and this was the best ever dining experience I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
Wayne R
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Grand Blanc, Michigan
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Grand Blanc, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 NEW

Food and service was way beyond our expectations. We have had great experiences at Gordon Ramsy resturaunts but due to the personal attention and the interactive dining experience CB was hands down better. The wine pairing was outrageous. I am 58 YO and this was the best ever dining experience I have had in my life. Thank you CB!!

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Fulton, MD
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

There is nothing usual about the experience at CB. We were unable to get a reservation but were so excited when Glenn called on Monday night at 9:30. We changed around our other dinner reservations. In all of our travels we've never had a better meal or dining experience. Never. CB is unique. It is food and wine as theater.... More 

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Curitiba, PR
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

The best gourmet experience I ever had ! Like they say ... This is a restaurant for foodies !!! If you are searching for a great atmosphere ... Like having dinner with friends ... With a friendly chef and a easy talking sommelier just for you ... Spoiling you !!! This is the place .... Just 14 lucky customers that... More 

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Willemstad, Curacao
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73 reviews 73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The design of the restaurant is very different from the usual restaurants, there are 14 seats available, all in front of the kitchen and the cooking is done right before your eyes. Chef Dennis does a nice job and prepares in no time a five-course meal. We are of course only interested in the vegetarian part and must say we... More 

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West Orange
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

Since we don't eat meat or shellfish we assumed that a fine quality restaurant could accommodate us as we've grown accustomed to in our travels. We reserved far in advanced and the arrogance of the owners of this restaurant are beyond belief ! Fortunately for us there are many restaurants in Aruba who are glad to prepare superb food for... More 

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Ventnor City, New Jersey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

As always we ate here while in aruba. Excellent food. Magnificent wine pairing and a lot of fun. However, it's difficult to get in without reservations months in advance. And if there are more than four of you they want a $100 deposit for each of you. Not just a credit card to hold. They want the money in advance... More 

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scottsdale
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This place requires reservations way in advance. Dennis the chef and Glen the wine guy give diners an incredible experience. Really has to be the BEST place on Aruba! We had a wonderful experience.

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White Plains, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

What an amazing evening - everything perfectly executed - from seating arrangements to wine pairings with a most inventive menu. Such a joy to see this "theatrical presentation" from two experts that absolutely love what they do. Dennis and Glenn truly make the evening a memorable one. One does not want the evening to end.... menu changes every few months... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Can't say enough about this restaurant!! If you are a "foodie" person, you definitely need to eat here but need to make a reservation 6 months in advance. Menu changes every few months so you never know what Dennis will be cooking. Glenn does an excellent job in explaining all the wine pairings and they will be glad to top... More 

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Hopkinton, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Extraordinary food chef prepared, perfect wine pairings, intimate setting...like being at a very private dinner party.

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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 0 - 95
  • Cuisine: European, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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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