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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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91 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

Thank Roy K
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

Thank Dana S
West Point, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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!

Thank Donna G
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank 480Sue
Kingsville, Canada
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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 

Thank Donna and Garry J
Burlington, Vermont
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 

Thank KarenWalton
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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!

Thank NanceBurlington
Boca Raton, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 

Thank lunachief
Merrick, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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.

Thank Traveling_Yenta
Bow, New Hampshire
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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