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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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19:00 - 00:00
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Tue - Sat 19:00 - 00:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The most amazing dining experience we have ever had. We were made to feel special from the moment we walked in. We have never had a dining experience quite like this. Every detail was precise. Every course was spectacular. Casual, comfortable. Be prepared to spend at least 3 to 3 1/2 hours of dreamy, supreme dining tastes.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hands down, this is the best dining experience we will have in 2017( as well as 2015 & 2016). Every year Chef Dennis & Glenn deliver a superb meal in a unique restaurant at the lovely Bucuti & Tara resort. Be sure & book at least 6 mo prior to your vacation in Aruba. The 6 course meal starts promptly... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OMG!!! Carte Blanche is a 16 seat chef's table that is not to be missed. We were there last week and it was amazing. 5 courses, really 6, each one better than the last. The meal started with a Martini glass of chervice, which was great. That was followed by a seared scallop on a delicious salad with a homemade... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing food, great atmosphere. Be prepared to spend over three hours eating, Drinking and laughing. Amazing hosts! A different wine paired for each of the 6 courses. By the time you leave you will have meet 18 new people and had a wonderful evening. No matter how often you dine out , this place will be one of your all... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Neighbors down the block travel to Aruba every February. Last September they recommended making reservations at Carte Blanche, for this past February. There were only 3 seating's available the week we were to be in Aruba. This was an EXCELLENT dining experience. Dennis is a phenomenal chef, and Glen adds to the show with his conversation and wine pairings. The... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the highlight of our trip. The food was adventurous but amazing, our hosts were lovely and engaging, the wine was flowing and the intimate atmosphere was simply perfect. Splurge on this - you won't regret it.

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West Point, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Eating at Carte Blanche is definitely an experience! Every course was absolutely deliciously and beautifully presented. Plan on making an evening of it. Dinner was at 7 p.m. and we left at 10:30 p.m. It is rather pricey but I thought it was worth it for the fabulous evening!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 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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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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