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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
Sun 06:30 - 07:30
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Atlanta, Georgia
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We ate at Carte Blanche on our first trip to Aruba last year. It was so good that when we decided to come back to Aruba this year, we had to go back to Carte Blanche. As hard as it can be to equal or better a seemingly matchless first experience, Dennis and Glenn outdid themselves. This time we took... More 

Thank Dick B
Staten Island, New York
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56 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Carte Blanche is our favorite fine dining restaurant in Aruba.This was our 5th visit to Carte Blanche and we return for good reason. We love the concept, the food, the atmosphere, the new people we meet everytime we go! Chef Dennis prepares the most interesting menu right in front of you! Glenn the Sommelier helps keep the wine and good... More 

Thank Lisa M
Houston, TX
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67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank KK
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.

Thank Dave E
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133 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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 

Thank Annette G
Hewlett, New York
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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 

Thank cheryl2425
new york
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 

Thank gotttagolf
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67 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 

Thank Guy P
Rochester, New York
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 

Thank Rich22514
Boothwyn, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
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
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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