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Carte Blanche Restaurant

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International, European
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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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  • 574
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    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
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  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
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This was a large step out of a comfort zone for me as I'm a finicky eater but absolutely everything of the seven courses was amazing, beautifully cooked right in front of us. The whole concept was superbly executed from the really warm and friendly welcome- like turning up at a friends house- to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
tracy s
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Epping, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Epping, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

This was a large step out of a comfort zone for me as I'm a finicky eater but absolutely everything of the seven courses was amazing, beautifully cooked right in front of us. The whole concept was superbly executed from the really warm and friendly welcome- like turning up at a friends house- to the interaction with the other diners... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

the food was excellent and the wine pairings were perfect. thnak you for another great time. see you again next year for round 3! :) cheers matt & katie

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Great restaurant. We visited for anniversary. We had read reviews about the food and dynamic duo. They were great and entertaining. A dinner that long can get a little boring. We enjoyed them and our fellow diners. We can't wait to go again.

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Noord, Aruba
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

As a true wino and foodie, this is my favorite restaurant on the island. After trying to get reservations for the past half year, my husband and I celebrated Valentine's Day a day early. Glen made a super emcee and was very personable (it turns out we have a mutual friend in Mexico...small world). Dennis cooked a delicious meal and... More 

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Alabama
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Thanks Glenn and Dennis for a memorable dining experience. Atmosphere-Located at Bucuti and Tara resort. Arrive early and enjoy a cocktail as the sun goes down. The dining "bar" seats 16 very lucky guests. Glenn and Dennis are quite interactive during the evening. We were fortunate to be seated directly in front of the cooking area. We enjoyed watching Dennis... More 

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New Jersey
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Spectacular food and wine with good company! This is a MUST DO in aruba!!!!! Wine pairing was fun and matched well. I was pleasantly surprised with the menu and loved it all! Glen is a great host!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Previously we attended Carte Blanche for our honeymoon so we returned for our one year anniversary. Visiting on our honeymoon doesn't fully capture the significance of this restaurant for us. We honestly planned our return to Aruba around getting a reservation at Carte Blanche again (We booked Carte Blanche in October). We had a fabulous evening. The service was as... More 

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Avon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We went to Carte Blanche on the recommendation of others who had been there before. This is by far the best dining experience we have ever had anywhere. Each course was amazing and Dennis and Glenn were extremely friendly and personable. The experience truly takes up and evening but is well worth it!! It's tough to get in but get... More 

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Destin, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Do not miss this fabulous experience. Make your reservations months in advance. Worth every $$$$. We will definitely visit again on our next trip to Aruba. Highlight of our trip!!!

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Indianapolis
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

To be honest not sure where to start in trying to describe what this dinner experience is like. This was our first trip to the island and we went with grandparents who watched kids so we could have a night out to ourselves. After researching on tripadvisor we decided that his would be the place for us to spend an... More 

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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: International, European

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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