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“Outstanding food/ambience; wonderful experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Carte Blanche Restaurant

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: International, European
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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
Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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97 reviews 97 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Outstanding food/ambience; wonderful experience”
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 everything he wrote. Pricing is about US$190./couple (excluding drinks and tip) which, for a 5 course meal, is not unreasonable at all. You need to make reservations well in advance so make sure you include this restaurant in your dining plans.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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East Greenbush, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great guys...Great Experience!”
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 people. Dennis (the chef) prepares the meals and explains what we are eating...while Dennis provides the wine to go with each dish and explains what you are drinking & how it compliments the dish. They are both very personable & very funny. It is approx. a 4 hour experience, but well worth the visit. We all had a great time and will be part of our "must do's" when we return to Aruba next year!!!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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63 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Excellent food in a comfortable atmosphere”
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 evening. Also be prepared to invest the whole evening since each course is prepared before you. Just sit back and enjoy the delicious six course meal and the show!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Middle Village, New York
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3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Magnificent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

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 better than hhe one before.
And i would definitely suggest the pairing with the wine offer it was delicious.nice complement to the courses. It is a must expierence and looking forward to the experience again

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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56 reviews 56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Incredible combination of flavor”
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 jokes are pretty fun also.

Visited February 2014
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