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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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English first
Fenton, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

An absolute must for "foodies". Dennis & Glen are the most gracious hosts. Food and wine pairings are exceptional. Plan in advance and make reservations early ... Only 16 patrons per night, but definitely worth it!

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Bronx, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

If you love great food and wine, plan on dining at Carte Blanche. All the other reviews are accurate. Dennis and Glen are spectacular hosts who make you feel like you are at a dinner party in their home. The food is prepared and presented by an excellent, professionally trained chef and the wine paring is just as good. By... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My husband and I stayed in Bucuti (where Carte Blanche is) and booked an evening in this restaurant well in advance on the basis of the fantastic reviews it receives. We were blown away. It was the most enjoyable evening out of our holidays. Dennis and Glenn really made the evening spectacular. The food prepared by Chef Dennis was outstanding.... More

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New York City, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This was by far our best meal in Aruba. Dennis & Glen were so friendly and made our experience even better. Not to mention that the food was spectacular. Every piece that came out was even better than the last! Thanks

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New York
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

What a great evening. Fifteen people coming to a chef's table because they heard this was a great place to eat and leaving convinced this was a great place to eat and make new friends. Both Dennis and Glen, the proprietors, are a joy. They greet you warmly and welcome you, as if to their home. Dennis is a wonderful... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

This was our second vid it to see Dennis and Glen in action, and was a truly memorable evening, great food and wine with adenine doing brilliantly to cater for the missus who has some food allergies. All in all an awesome way to celebrate her birthday -guys remind me next time that when a guy from New Jersey buys... More

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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70 reviews 70 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We were lucky enough to secure a reservation for two on July 2nd. As mentioned before, Carte Blanche is a wonderful dining experience for 14 guests five nights each week. After confirmation of your reservation, one must reconfirm within 48 hours or your reservation is given to someone on the waiting list. This system is articulated perfectly via email, the... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My wife and I were lucky enough to get someone's cancelled reservation. DEFINITELY ask to be on the waiting list if they are booked, it is real and you may get lucky too. Anyway, food was very good (grouper ceviche was awesome!), but it was an even better evening experience. The team there is a bit casual in their interactions... More

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Churchton, Maryland
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Glenn was the man! Loved the wine parring! Service and food was par excellence! Chief Dennis rocked the house. I'm not a foodie. I'd describe myself as a meat and potato type of guy. This place opened my culinary horizons!! I can not remember when 4 + hours went by so fast. It was THAT good ! Our only regret... More

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Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Words can not adequately describe the experience that is Carte Blanche! Glenn and Dennis do a superb presentation of the food and wines that are on the menu for the evening. It was an evening filled with fabulous food, wine, and lots of laughs. Even though it was the most amount of money we have ever spent on one meal,... More

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