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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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  • 554
    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
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  • 9
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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
Nasty Restauranteurs

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... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
mrmaytag
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West Orange
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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West Orange
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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Marion, CT
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We went to Carte Blanche a few days ago. One of the best dining experiences we've ever had. It's a little tricky to get a reservation. You need to do it on line several months in advance. Dennis and Glenn really put on a show with Dennis preparing the meals right in front of you and Glenn selecting the pouring... More 

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harrisburg area
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Okay folks, get your reservation in 6 months ahead of time, as it will be well worth it. Its a 5 course meal (3 hrs long) at 100 per person (wine paring is addtl 79). We had never eaten in this manner before (16 guests) we watched the chef prepare each course in front of us!!! We love seafood and... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

My wife and I had our first visit to Carte Blanche last week. We both had such an amazing time. Dennis and Glen are wonderful hosts who make sure everyone enjoys themselves. The food is one of a kind and prepared right in front of you. Highly recommend a visit hear. It will be one you won't forget.

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Northport, New York, United States
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187 reviews 187 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

As I typically do, I must start with the following disclaimer: I am a food snob foodie, a fine dining fanatic, and my husband is not much different. We are the types who travel around Michelin start rated restaurants, and have a hard time enjoying any place that does not offer a Chef's tasting menu with carefully crafted and perfectly... 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: 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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