What is for dinner tonight? Read reviews from some of the restaurants in Aruba.
The ambiance is modern and elegant. You can decide to sit at the table or in the bed. The food is very fresh, beautifully presented and very good. We enjoyed rabbit, fish, gazpacho, creme brulee. Service was great.
Elements (for lunch)
Fine dining is offered on the beach in our open-air restaurant. For lunch it offers offers light, refreshing choices. We tried sandwiches (that were OK, nothing special), gazpacho (which is light with taste of watermelon - actually was good). Service was a little bit slow. What we like about this restaurant is the fact that Elements' chef Kurt is listening clients' feedback and he is very responsive by either explaining why he created a dish certain way or by modifying menu per customer's request.
Carte Blanche was a highlight of our stay in Aruba. Carte Blanche is a restaurant for 'foodies', people who are open minded for an exquisite fine dining experience without limitations in a cozy and relaxed atmosphere. Chef Dennis van Daatselaar created and originated this unique concept on Aruba in which he prepares a 5 course surprise fine dining menu right in front of all the guests. The menu consists of many different flavors and the freshest ingredients available. Carte Blanche exclusively seats 16 patrons per evening at a low riding oval-shaped bar in comfortable lounge chairs where everyone can interact with the Chef himself. In addition, Carte Blanche offers a fine selection of spirits from our bar, and our renowned wine pairing (optional) for those guests that wish to have their palates challenged to the max. Together with Maitre'D Glen Bonset, Dennis has turned Carte Blanche into one of the most talked about restaurants on the island of Aruba. Glen joined the team of 2 from the first day it opened in September 2010, using his humorous wit and charm to make the guests feel right at home with his daring wine pairings and martini/cocktail mixology methods. This exciting dining experience will provide guests with the opportunity to sample many different culinary combinations while chatting with other guests. If you would like to experience an amazing evening, with incredible food, superb wines and great company.
All dishes are small, so we tried a large variety of amazing food: peruano ceviche, pea soup, duck, tuna tartar, creme brulee and more. It is super expensive. Dinner for 2 with wine would be around $400, but the experience is unbelievable!
Even though the atmosphere is nice where guests sit in the garden its international food is very average. We tried goulash, fish, meat and everything was mediocre. This is a typical tourist trap.