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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
19:00 - 00:00
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Top of my list for the several restaurants of this sort I visited in the island. The meals are prepared in a test kitchen with a very crèches and a superb somolier

Thank Lorie P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is a reason Carte Blanche is one of Aruba's top rated restaurants...the food, the duo who runs it, Glen and Chef Dennis, the ambience! A remarkable dining experience if you are a foody looking for a gastronomical experience! The menu is unpublished so that heightens the anticipation for what was reservation we made 6 months before our Aruba stay.... More 

1 Thank Margaret W
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What can I say that hasn't already been said by prior reviewers. Carte Blanche is the original restaurant in Aruba for this type of dining concept. The other three are Fred, 2 Fools and a Bull, and The Kitchen Table. We also dined at Fred which I though had a slight edge over Carte Blanche for the overall experience but... More 

Thank BostonMike13
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A delicious and entertaining dining experience, this restaurant is truly worth the hype!! Make your reservations early because they book up quick for a good reason...it's THAT good!!! Also, if you like wine - the wine pairing is worth the $$, the wines do compliment the entrees for sure.

1 Thank Nymommy3
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dennis et al were incredible hosts and the meal was fantastic. Loved this experience & highly recommend it. Book earlier than you think you should...its worth the wait...hence the wait list.

Thank OwlChild
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A truly wonderful experience. Excellent food, provided by Dennis and Glenn (I think that is their name!). Dennis is a great chef, and wants to please everyone. The food was exquisite, the wine pairing perfect. While there were many different flavors, it was designed to please all. Would do it again in a heartbeat.

Thank Linda Z
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

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.

Thank tcwidder
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Reviewed 11 March 2017 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 

Thank Suzanne F
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

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 

Thank sw1485
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 March 2017

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
European, International
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
19:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
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
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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