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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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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

Thank jhudell5
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food and service were superb! I highly recommend doing the wine pairing. From start to finish the food was incredible and so was the attention to detail. Worth every penny!❤️

Thank Ana T
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Without a doubt this is the best restaurant experience I have had. That is a lot to say. Every restaurant we have eaten at has been great. Carte Blanche is fabulous. I have never had a dining experience like it. I definitely recommend and will be back! Dennis and Glen are an awesome combo! Dining experience was way more than... More 

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North Versailles, Pennsylvania, United States
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What can I say. Wonderful. Every course was wonderful. The wine pairing was perfect. Nice atmosphere. Watching the chef prepare the meal was delightful. A meal I will not soon forget. I will return. This is a must do in Aruba. Make reservations when you first plan your trip.

Thank Peggy M
Los Angeles
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow doesn’t even describe it! This was our first time at Carte Blanche, for our anniversary, and we can honestly say this is one of the best dining experiences we’ve had anywhere, and we’ve traveled quite a bit. And they do mean dining experience, not restaurant! Chef Dennis cooked amazing food while explaining the preparation and ingredients as asked (and... More 

Orange County, CA
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Simply an incredible experience. Impeccable food, impeccable service, engaging concept. As long as you are comfortable giving up all control over your menu for the evening, this is a must.

Thank Ritz_Fan
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful time at Carte Blanche. This was not our first time at a restaurant of this type in Aruba and certainly won't be the last. Beautiful setting. Food was fantastic. Glen and Dennis were attentive and entertaining. If you are adventuresome when it comes to food, go! We personally find it refreshing to not have to choose off of a... More 

Thank Alison D
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I highly recommend this for anyone who loves trying new food and wine!! Everything was delicious and it was such a fun, different experience. Definitely do the wine pairing! The chef and servers were fun and friendly. If I was in Aruba again, my husband and I would of definitely go back.

Thank Allicat17
Larvik, Norway
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With a rather short walk as we stayed on Bucuti ourselves, we had the foresight to book places at Carte Blanche some 9 months earlier. This was most worth the wait in all aspects, with superb food cooked in front of us, with very good wine pairing, and a bonus with interesting conversation partners on all sides. Will book here... 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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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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