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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
Sun 6:30 am - 7:30 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After reading so many rave reviews, we were very much looking forward to our experience at Carte Blanche! With our expectations so high, there was certainly a chance for us to walk away feeling neutral about the experience - but that did not happen. The food was exquisite. There were new and creative combinations, all of which were cooked to... More 

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Northfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I were very fortunate to get a reservation at this unique dining experience. The food and wine paring was incredible. We mingled with other couples. It was relaxing and enjoyable. Dennis and Glenn were engaging and informative. This was our favorite restaurant in Aruba!!!

Thank shecap97
Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Not only was this one of the best meals I ever had in my life but it was a dining "experience" . Denis and Glen are so charming and add to the culinary experience. All guests interacted (more so after a few glasses of wine) and I love how they had us all introduce ourselves at the beginning of the... More 

Thank sissybean
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thanks Dennis and Glen for a wonderful evening - the best kitchen dining in Aruba! Ditto the other reviews. Be persistent about your reservations and definitely make last minute phone calls - that's how we got in. Spoke to lots of other folks who did not get in. We're so glad someone cancelled.

Thank silvernt
Wethersfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the most unique dining experiences I've ever had. Your host are personable, knowledgeable and lots of fun. The meal was exquisite, a combination of beef, seafood and lamb. I will absolutely make this a destination every time I am in Aruba. P.s. While not necessary, the wine pairing is superb.

Thank Terryfabfit
Frederick, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is very unique. The interaction was amazing. The food was prepared masterfully. It was a long dinner but you don't realize that until you get ready to leave. Be prepared to try things you may have never tried before. Come open minded. They do a great job with hospitality and the intimate dining area was great. You will... More 

Thank Jonathan C
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food - The people - the whole experience was Wonderful !!! Hope I can get a reservation for January. One of the highlights of my trip to Aruba.

Thank Kathy C
Spring Hill, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dining at Carte Blanche si so much more than just great food...it is a total culinary experience! Our family of 4 had the best time dining by the food prep area with Chef Dennis. Both he and Glen were just the best and we had so much fun getting to know them and the other dinner guests that evening (a... More 

Thank Terri G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

We were wowed by chef Dennis and Glen at our dinner at carte blanche! I loved the "community" feel of the restaurant and getting to know those seated beside you! All of the courses were to die for! The wine pairing are really worth the money, as if you find a selection that you particularly like, you are more than... More 

Thank taylornovak
Princeton, New Jersey
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

The two best meals of my life have been at Carte Blanche. An experience from beginning to end both delicious and entertaining. Requires a certain degree of open expectations as the menu is not set in advance but unless your pallet has no room for adventure I can't fathom being disappointed. I'll try to eat here on every visit to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
European, International
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:30 am - 7:30 am
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
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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