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Dinner, Late Night
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Reservations, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed February 24, 2021

I was a little nervous to try Carte Blanche because I don't typically eat seafood. I am so happy that we took the chance. It was one of the most amazing meals I have ever had. We did the wine pairing which I would highly...recommend! Food was beyond amazing! The owner and chef were very nice and the staff was great. We were supposed to go with 2 other couples but they weren't able to go so we ended up brining my kids. My 2 older children went with the surprise menu while me 2 younger children were allowed to order off of the regular menu. I think they converted my daughters into foodies! They all loved it! Thank you for being so accommodating!!!More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed January 16, 2021

We certainly had a very good meal. The dishes were unique and tasty. But due to the ongoing restrictions, the usual indoor setting for the limited number of guests was replaced by outdoor seating. The chef would come by to each table to briefly discuss...the dish. I believe not having that interaction with the other patrons and watching the chef in action during the experience lessened it. I am sure the chef and others feel the same. Excellent service otherwise....More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed December 20, 2020 via mobile

We enjoy a chef’s table experience and wondered if we would feel comfortable dining in this manner during Covid. The restaurant separated us into a private outdoor table to ensure our safety, what we missed in food preparation we gained in charm and personal service....It felt like a private dining experience in the restaurant’s outdoor courtyard. The food was beautiful and delicious. Each course was explained to our table in details. The wine pairings were informative and well-thought out. Service was everything you would expect, and more. Highly recommend - especially when dining out can be so challenging. We felt safe and very well taken care of.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed December 7, 2020

Chef Dennis' food was incredible. We genuinely enjoyed all 5 courses paired with the wines. Glenn was a great host and was very attentive!

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed November 28, 2020 via mobile

Whether it was the second to none wine pairing, or the incredibly skilled presentation, Dennis & Glen do not disappoint! In fact, the entire staff was beyond amazing. As if dining in Aruba wasn't already an experience, the surprise of the evenings menu is the...highlight of the evening. We HIGHLY recommend the oprional wine pairing. The wines were an exact match to the food. Absolutely, one of the best food experiences in our world travels.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed November 1, 2020

The service from the moment we entered the door was amazing, the food and wine pairings were perfect and the presentation was gorgeous. We ate in the garden and it was a beautiful evening.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 13, 2020 via mobile

On the last night of out Aruba vacation we dined at Carte Blanche. Carte Blanche is a restaurant for people who are open minded for an exquisite dining experience without limitations in a cozy and relaxed atmosphere. This dining experience provides guests with the opportunity...to sample many different culinary combinations. Due to the pandemic sitting at the usual 14 person station was not an option so the meal took place outside in Wilheminia garden area which is lovely. Chef Dennis prepares a 5 course surprise menu right in front of the guests. In addition, Maitre d’ Glen can complement the menu with an amazing wine pairing with wines from all over the world (optional). Having the different foods paired with wine was a fantastic finale to our trip. If you have not tried Carte Blanche (or Wilheminia instead if the 5 course menu is daunting), this must be on your list. They also have an Italian restaurant and tapas option which were not open for us to try but I am sure they are also excellent.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 9, 2020 via mobile

AMAZING!! Cant say enough good things about the food and the service. We had the wine pairing with the tasting, and that was a hit. Every wine was delicious and paired perfectly with the dish. Glen, our server, and new bestie, was great. Definitely visit...this restaurant while on the island.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 26, 2020

Our meal was awesome from start to finish. Every course was beautifully prepared and tasted wonderful. The bartender was fun and service was great. Best meal I have ever had. Will go back if I ever vacation in Aruba again.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed August 15, 2020

I never write reviews, but feel like Carte Blanche deserves the highest praises. Had a fantastic meal here in recent days and was incredibly impressed with the dishes and wine pairings, in addition to the personal touches with the Chef describing each meal. I have...travel extensively and live in NYC and must admit that when looking at which NYC restaurants have 1 star and then comparing to Carte Blanche, it is far better than many of them! I hope the panel takes note and gives a star to this gem in the Caribbean.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Response from gracie5559 | Reviewed this property |
Pretty close. $109 per person for meal and $89 for wine pairing which is optional plus gratuity. Very much worth the price if you enjoy dining on excellent food generous wine pairing over a 3-4 hour of social dining with the... More
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Response from Geoffrey F | Reviewed this property |
It's around $220 per person with the wine pairing option. Totally worth it even though it's steep!
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  • Carte Blanche Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 5
    • Service: 5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 5