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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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Sun 06:30 - 07:30
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Houston, TX
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I made a reservation about 2-3 months before traveling but they were booked so I got on the wait list. Fortunately, I was contacted about a week before to let me know that they had an opening one of the nights that we were there. They let you into the restaurant promptly at 7pm and you dine with 14 or... More 

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New York City, New York
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my third time being here and once again not disappointed. This is by far the best restaurant in Aruba. Spectacular food and great times. You must do the wine pairing.

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Thank Dave E
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We made reservations several months in advance and were not disappointed! This is a small and intimate dinner sitting around a bar/kitchen area that seats 16. Chef Dennis and Glen both greet you promptly at 7, then lead you to your seats where the experience begins! Each course was prepared in front of us and not only tasted incredible, the... More 

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Hewlett, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is just lovely Nice artwork good a/c, wonderful hosts and terrific food. You and 15 others dine at a long granite counter, where Chef Denis prepares the courses and Glen serves up the wines,etc. The conversation is easy with your fellow diners. We took the wine package, and was very happy to have tasted so many different wines.... More 

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new york
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had nothing but rave reviews of our dining experience at Carte Blanche when we visited Aruba 2 years ago. This year going back with friends, I had to get back in this restaurant to show them what I was talking about. Fortunately for us there was a cancellation and we were in. There is Only room for 16 people... More 

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67 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here with my wife and another couple. You need to make reservations several months in advance. Only 1 seating per night and only 16 people are seated. Fantastic 5 course meal. Wine pairing available for an extra charge, but highly recommended. Menu changes every night and per the carte blanche definition, it is chef's surprise. We had ceviche, scallops,... More 

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

Had the great pleasure of an evening with Glen, Dennis and Hector on 11/11/16. Nothing but great things to say about the food, wine and company. They really have something special here. I enjoy good food and drink but wouldn't consider myself a "foodie" by any stretch of the imagination. This was an informative, friendly and comfortable environment to enjoy... More 

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Boothwyn, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose Carte Blanche to celebrate our anniversary this year and we are so glad we did..The intimate setting was unique. The interaction with Chef Dennis and Glen during the incredible meal was a great touch. They enjoy what they do and it shows. Glen does a fantastic job with the wine paring and I highly recommend it. Every course... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the most unique concept we have experienced for dinner. Chef and Glen were so great - you felt as though you were at a friend's dinner party. Highly recommend the wine pairing. You taste wines that are attainable when you go home. Food was incredible. It's an experience that we will repeat again for sure.

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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were lucky enough to get another reservation at Carte Blanche!!! Glen the ultimate sommelier paired some excellent wines with yet another excellent dinner prepared by Dennis !!!! The ceviche appetizer exploded with flavor !!! The seared scallops were cooked to perfection. This restaurant is a must to go to while in Aruba. Thank you glen and... 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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 07:30
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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