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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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  • Dutch first
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  • Spanish first
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English first
leslewis
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

If this a vacation treat by all means go ahead and dine here. However, there are far superior restaurants in every major city in the US that surpass this for similar money. You really don't get an Aruba experience here whereas there are many properties that give that on the island. I am returning to the Island and I will... More

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Ancaster, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Flavors were out of this world, Go for the wine pairing to go with the fantastic cuisine! Loved Glen and Denis, so funny and talented! This dinner was the highlight of our vacation and we cannot believe how fast 4 hours flew by!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This is a delicious culinary experience. I would plan my next trip to Aruba based on when we could eat at Carte Blanche. They were very accommodating to a mild mushroom food allergy. The wine pairings were great. Oh my gosh, the food! You're worth it! Book early!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The food & wine pairing were exceptional. The environment is very cozy & the staff of three we're very welcoming & accommodating. I recommend to make reservations early.

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

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
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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Dublin
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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
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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
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83 reviews 83 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Aberdeen
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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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