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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
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Tue - Sat 19:00 - 00:00
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I just returned from my fifth trip to Aruba and my fourth year going to Carte Blanche. Dennis is a excellent chef who is serious about food and he is really making a mark in Aruba. The meal was excellent and it is very fun to watch Dennis prepare the food, while Glenn pours wine and chats with everyone. It... More 

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Kingsville, Canada
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this dinner five months in advance as there is only seating for 14 guests. Carte Blanche is situated within the Bucutti Resort on Eagle Beach, a short cab ride from the ship. Glen, the Maître d, and Kevin, the chef, were both very personable and entertaining. The meal was wonderful together with the wine pairing. Fourteen of us... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I made reservations due to all of the great reviews that I read here, and I'm glad I did. It was a fun evening with great food, excellent wine, and interesting conversations with the new people we met. Everyone who has reservations meets at 7 and are let in at the same time. I don't we left until about 10:30.... More 

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Burlington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We discovered this fabulous place last year and it was exceptional again this year. Chef Dennis cooked 5 amazing dishes for us, all outstanding! Wine pairing with Glen were perfect. Not a cheap restaurant but worth every penny! A small quaint restaurant for 16 people at the bar. Will be booking 6 months out again for next years trip!

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Boca Raton, Florida
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is even better than two fools and a bull which is exceptional! An optional wine pairing with each outstanding course. This was our first visit but will not be our last. They start taking reservations on July 1 and on that date I will place a reservation for three occasions on different weeks for myself, wife and out best... More 

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Merrick, New York
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Elegant and buttoned up, this is another food experience executed very well. The food was thoughtful and well-prepared; the wine pairing particularly stood out.

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Bow, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

By far the best restaurant we have been to on the island. Food is cooked to perfection I would highly recommend this restaurant 'nn

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The dinner and experience at Carte Blanche is so good that I went 3 times last year and can't wait to go again in 2017! Chef Dennis does a great job in preparing the meals for all 16 people by himself - delicious and artful presentation. The Wahoo salad was my favorite followed by the grass-fed beef filet wrapped in... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The dining experience at Carte Blanche was the most memorable moment of our vacation stay in Aruba. I attempted to reserve it on the day of my birthday 2 months in advance. But they were booked. I emailed the restaurant and was put on the list in the event there was an opening. I gave them the place where we... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Waited a year to eat here and it was so worth it! Outstanding! Dennis and Glen...a perfect team. Chef and Sommelier! The food, the ambiance, every single detail was perfect! Do not miss this experience, it was spectacular!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 95
Cuisine
European, International
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
19:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
19:00 - 00:00
Thursday
19:00 - 00:00
Friday
19:00 - 00:00
Saturday
19:00 - 00:00
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
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

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