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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 2013
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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staten island, ny
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

#1 - Dennis is an excellent chef. #2 - Glen knows his wine. #3 The ambiance is relaxing and fun. I don't know how much more you can ask from a 'restaurant'. This was more than a meal it was an experience. These two guys have such a rhythm working together and they obviously enjoy what they do. The courses... More

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Waldwick, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Phenomenal experience...Dennis, the chef/owner, and Glen, the self-professed "drink guy", are fantastic. The food is excellent and creative, but accessible. Dennis is a very talented and passionate chef. The chef's table experience is sophisticated but lively, warm, and unpretentious. Glen did an outstanding job pairing each dish with an excellent wine. His choices were spot on and complemented Dennis' cooking... More

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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I can't say enough about this place! Just returned last night from Aruba and we're still talking about this place. We've never experienced this type of "chef's table" in the past and I can't say enough great things about EVERY aspect of the restaurant. "Glenn from MN" says it best below so check out his review but I can confirm... More

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Selkirk, NY
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We recently vacationed in Aruba, as we do each year with a group of friends and had dinner at Carte Blance. It is a restaurant that only seats 15 people per night and the menu is a surprise. Dennis & Glen are the owners/hosts and the experience was great!! There were 7 of us total, and met some really great... More

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

A very enjoyable evening was spent in the company of Chef Dennis and sommelier Glenn at Carte Blanche located within the Bucuti and Tara Resort. The food and wine were excellent and the informal comfortable seating added to the relaxed atmosphere. Make sure to make reservations well in advance for seating is limited and only one seating takes place each... More

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Middle Village, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

My husband and i went there and informed them it was our anniversary they did a beautiful gesture. And from the minute you walk in to the minute you leave everything is a wow factor. Plus it gives you the feeling of a very comfortable and warm feeling. And the courses that are prepared ..well lets say each one was... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I was a little nervouse about coming to a place for "Foodies". I kept thinking they were going to go with a menu of weird foods but that thought left right away. They take normal foods and combine them with flavors to make them OUTSTANDING. Get the wine pairings with dinner. They make the whole experience worth it. And the... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

Wow! What an experience. This was by far the best meal My wife and I have ever had. From start to finish everything was exceptional. I wish I had scheduled this to be my last meal while on Aruba because I pity the restaurant where I will dine tomorrow night. Between the wine pairings and the food, everything truly was... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

An amazing night out, filled with incredible flavors and laughter! We were welcomed in the door by Denis and Glen promptly at 7:00. As we were settled into a chair around the long, curved "bar" we were asked if we would like the wine pairing. If you enjoy a glass of wine with your dinner, I would highly recommend this.... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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97 reviews 97 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The Place: Relocated from another location on the island, Carte Blanche is located within the Bucuti & Tara Resort property; and, it opened in early 2013. Bucuti is a our favorite Aruban hotel property (see review), with a great European feel (versus high rise Caribbean elsewhere on island), very nice grounds, sitting right on beautiful Eagle Beach; and, so, it... More

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