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“Aruba's Best Cuisine”

Carte Blanche Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $95
Cuisines: European, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
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
New York City, New York
2 reviews
“Aruba's Best Cuisine”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

We received a call the before asking us about restrictions in our diets which has never happened to us in manhattan. Needless to say Glenn and Dennis exceeded our expectations. The setting was magnificent and the food and presentation was as good as any manhattan three star restaurant for half the cost. We were treated to great service and excellent food. Don't miss,

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank barrylewis1952
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
New York
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Out of this world”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

The mood is set by Dennis and Glen the two owners. Dennis assembles and cooks all dishes right in front of your eyes; Glen is the sommelier and together they create a fantastic evening. Be prepared for a 4 hour wonderful feast. The food and service are over the top and a good time is had by all. This is our third year visiting Carte Blanche and I heartily recommend it for anyone who likes gourmet food and is adventurous.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank Nancy10023
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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Do not miss! Carte Blanche is the best of Aruba!”
Reviewed January 16, 2013

We were lucky enough to get a reservation last March and I've been meaning to write a review ever since. As foodies we are always seeking out the best of any destination and this is it! One of the best meals we've ever had. Be sure you call to confirm when you arrive on the island. We saw a few guests who failed to do so and lost there reservations. The meal is creative, fresh, and beautifully prepared. The charm and ambience are perfect. It is not cheap, but it is absolutely worth the cost if you value a food experience of this caliber. Outstanding, and enough of a reason, alone, for us to return to Aruba!

  • Visited March 2012
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3 Thank unclawyer
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Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fun Experience”
Reviewed January 15, 2013

Thoroughly enjoyed the "show" and the meal was fantastic. We only left our hotel property once........glad we did. We had a great time. Truely a must.

Visited July 2012
1 Thank tessalyn
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Northampton, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fantastic experience”
Reviewed January 14, 2013

We visited Carte Blanche in August 2011 whilst on honeymoon. We booked months in advance from home in England via email and the process was smooth with no problems. We had a little bit of trouble finding the place as our taxi driver was not sure. however, once found and safely seated inside we experienced a wonderful evening. Dennis and Glen are great hosts, the atmosphere was fun and lively. The food was good, each course paired with decent wines. I would reccomend this experieince for anyone who is a 'foody'. We have just found out that Carte Blanche has relocated to the Bucuti Beach resort - great move. We stayed at the Bucuti for our honeymoon and cannot wait to return.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank KBurtonandJBurton
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