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Le St. Tropez
Le St. Tropez
  • Address:
    Dolores St.
    between Ocean & 7th Avenue
    Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93921
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary French
    Price: $30 and under

Le St. Tropez Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lesttropez.com
  • Phone: (831) 624-8977
  • Hours of Operation:


    Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm


    Monday - Sunday: from 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French, Mediterranean, European
  • Executive Chef: Jean Hubert
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please inquire by email: bonjour@lesttropez.com
  • Private Party Facilities: ~We offer restaurant buy-outs for special events~
    • up to 60 guests in the indoor Provençal dining room
    • up to 30 guests in our heated garden courtyard the Jardin des Artistes
  • Private Party Contact: Chef Jean Hubert (831) 624-8977

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ocean & 7th Ave.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Le St. Tropez
Le St. Tropez expresses the unique warmth that is the culture found along the French Riviera. Taste the exquisite flavors of the region’s bountiful cuisine from a menu that celebrates the seasons.

Experience the charm of Southern France in the distinctly Provençal dining room or alfresco, nestled among the fountain, flowers and hummingbirds of a hidden garden, the Jardin des Artistes. Enjoy convivial ambiance and gracious service by candlelight or by starlight…

Sip cocktails fireside, indoors or out
Heated garden dining + cozy blankets
Dog friendly + Doggy menu too!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Food was average for the high entree costs. Restaurant was very warm inside despite being 60 degrees outside."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Classic French with a fresh approach. Beautiful outdoor patio is their new addition and one of best in Carmel. Staff is attentive and relaxed, food is really good, Great for locals and visitors."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Visited for lunch on a holiday weekend. Great service from arrival through departure. Welcomed by name by the hostess. A small establishment with a pleasant décor. Waiter described the specials without aid of a script. The Nicoise salad on special was very tasty. Interesting variation on the Nicoise was the use of house made chips from two types of fingerling potatoes. Interesting wine list - a few selections from sparkling, white and red by the glass or bottle, with an emphasis on French wines. Most items on the wine list are reasonably priced. Our wine selection was available, just a different vintage than printed on the menu. Overall, this place is a hit!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We made reservations on OpenTable because the restaurant advertised being dog friendly. We arrived at our reservation time, but the table reserved for us, although quaint, wasn't the best for our 40 LB pup. (Couldn't note dog on O.T.) The hostess advised the patio was for non-service dogs, so we asked if the patio had any available seating. The hostess took us out and we found a table next to the fire pit. We dined comfortably next to the fire pit and used blankets provided. The Hawaiian pizza was delish! The crab cake was nice...and the plate served to our dog had him licking the plate-oh, he's a dog, of course he licked the plate! Opportunity for improvement--ensure the patio cushions are clean after guests leave and a table is serviced."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The food was really good, but not five stars. I had the duck, which was really good, but the reduction needed to be reduced more. The martini I ordered was good, but so strong that I could barely drink it. the latte seemed like brewed coffee, not espresso with steamed milk. Service was fine but nothing special."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The service was exceptional. The grand mariner souffle and the onion soup are the main attractions"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "This was our second trip to Le St. Tropez in Carmel. Great location on Dolores St., cute French decor and very good food. Our favorite is the dessert - the Souffle is a must order!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Consistently good food at this neighborhood gem. Jean and his wife, Mary, are always so welcoming and the meal such a pleasure."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This was my second visit to Le St. Tropez. Both of my experiences there have been excellent. The food has been consistently delicious and the service and ambience are very pleasant. I will visit this restaurant the next time I am in Carmel."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "They have the best GF friendly kitchen in the west, 98% of the menu is available GF. Went for our Anniversary dinner. Awesome service, food, and overall experience."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Enjoyable dinner. Excellent service, Very good food and service, and all expectations were met. The food was well done in a French manner. Presentation was excellent."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Le St. Tropez is one of the best restaurants in Carmel. The decor makes you feel like you are really in Provence. It also is one of the very few Carmel eateries that is not loud. You can actually hear each other! "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We had been to this restaurant a couple of times before for lunch and had liked it. We thought we would try it for dinner. Unfortunately, the food on that particular night did not meet our expectations. Could be our choice of the entree's, or perhaps the chef has changed."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "compliment to the chef; the food was excellent and well prepared. The dressing of the Scallop dish was very flavorful and tasty; the Tour of Eifel desert was also tasty and well presented. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "I had one of the best bottles of wine here and the food was so yummy. The balsamic pizza was sooo good!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "The scallop dish was excellent. They had a good selection of non-alcoholic drinks. Unfortunately our dining experience was ruined by the imperious attitude of our waiter. He barely deigned to take our order and, while on the surface civil to us, he was seething with anger underneath. It was truly unpleasant to even be in contact with him. People like this should not be waiters or perhaps not be in any service job whatsoever."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "This was my second time at Le St. Tropez. The first time was for lunch and it was outstanding. Dinner was just as memorable, flavorful, and delicious. The outdoor seating area is a unique and great location. Also, order the soufflé for dessert!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "My whole family just found out we have a severe gluten sensitivity. So we switched to gluten free on Monday and my son wanted pizza badly. All the items on this menu, minus 6 or so, could be made gluten free or were gluten free. They even offered a gluten free bread basket! The dinner was delicious and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Dining out with a gluten allergy is usually tough. This place made it very easy! Mostly everything could me made gluten free and their menu was very clear. The staff was knowledgable. Everything sounded delicious, I wish we could have eaten more, but what we did eat was flavorful and fresh. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "This is a nice place with a wide selection of tasty gluten free options."
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "Dined with my daughter and one year old granddaughter. Food was great. Would like to come again with husband and eat outside."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Everything on the menu is excellent and almost all can be made gluten free. Excellent service! This is now our number one restaurant in Carmel. "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "We would go back any time, the menu options are outstanding, presentation great and friendliness of the staff was remarcable.- WE TOOK FRIENDS FROM AUSTRALIA AND THEY WERE EXTREMELY IMPRESSED .- Reccomended it already to friends and relatives"
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Liked this much better than La Bicyclette. Dijonnaise dressing on salad very well balanced. French onion soup very good. Crepes de Veau was great; I'll bet St. Tropez could make a wonderful blanquette of veal too! The veal was tender & tasty, the filling creamy but not overrich; perfect size of 2 rolled crepes for lunch. Croque Monsieur surprised us; a true sandwich, not the classic open-face toast, but generous ham was delicious with a good bun. Crepes Suzette was a fun "blast from the past." Coffee was phenomenal, the best we've ever gotten anywhere in the area in 6 trips over the last 4 yrs. Great service from John!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Overall, we had a rather nice lunch. It is a cute restaurant but it lacks a sparkle that would keep people coming back- something like an outstanding service, a personal welcome, something extra or unexpected. Good: tasty food, fast service, good location, clean, nice decor. Needs improvement: personal attention. Our reservation was for a birthday celebration but that went unnoticed by the staff. It's little things like that that make people come back. This place may benefit from hiring an outgoing, friendly, sunny host."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I highly recommend this restaurant. The food is excellent and so is the service. We had the wild mushroom ravioli, sea scallops or "fruits du mar." And for dessert, the "Tour Eiffle," and a round of espesso. Everything from the bread and cheese to the negroni cocktail was perfection. The ambiance is French Country and the food is Champs Elysee. A great splurge ($120 for two - one cocktail, appetizer, 2 entres, a shared dessert and two coffees) for the foodie novice or the seasoned gastronomer. You will definitely leave satisfied!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We used OpenTable to book our reservation, which made it easy when we arrived. We arrived 15min early and they seated us immediately. The restaurant is quaint and very rustic, but very clean. I rather enjoyed the ambiance. My booth was a little uncomfortable and wanted to hurry up and finish because I could not sit back and relax, but that wasn't a problem really. The food was delicious and the staff was very friendly. The dessert was off the hook and would return for just that. This is a little hole in the wall but it took me back to Paris when I had the french onion soup. YUM!!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Good food, very friendly service willing to cater to a group with kids. If you do bring kids, be aware that it took a long time for the food to come out"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Great little place with wonderful food in downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea. Hubby had the duck and I had the scallops - both cooked and seasoned to perfection. The Gran Marnier souffles are still melting in my mouth!"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "This is a wonderful place to dine in Carme bu the sea! The rack of lamb was perfect and the osters are always a hit! The owners Mary and Jean are always engaged and eager make to your dinning experience great!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We have visited St. tropes every time we have come to carmel. Unpretentious yet sophisticated. If I had one place I had to go to on my visits to carmel, it would be Le St. Tropez. The food is exquisite, and the atmosphere is great. The chef is always close by to answer your questions, and the menu is always vibrant and new yet familiar."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Once again another fantastic meal! Starting with the French Onion Soup, Sharon had the Duck, I had the Ossobuco, we both had a Gran Marnier Souffle......all with Champagne. What a fantastic Valentines Day"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "It was a great way to celebrate our engagement and the place was friendly and very welcoming. Food was exceptional. Couldn't have chose a better place to end the night at."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "Went here on Valentine's eve, and the place was packed. Not sure why, though! The servers seemed very new at their jobs -- unsure, unable to make recommendations, mispronouncing the names of foods-- but clearly under orders to move diners through. The food was served lukewarm and was only OK. The short ribs-- I was looking forward to these-- we're devoid of richness, and the accompanying veggies may have been reheated in the microwave. I won't be back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Very nice Carmel-by-the-sea restaurant! It is just off the main street (Ocean Avenue). We got a table for two even on busy weekend."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I met some friends at Le St. Tropez on a Friday evening for dinner. We all had different entrees and everyone raved about what they had for dinner. The wine list was very impressive and included a lot of local wines. The staff was very friendly, the service fabulous and the food was absolutely fantastic! I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Three is us dined here and had a very enjoyable dinner. We had the scallops, osso buco and veal medallions, and, of the course the soufflé was the perfect ending. The outdoor patio, where I have had lunch is particular cozy and pleasant."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Had dinner with my family and the ambiance is absolutely wonderful! Had the rack of lamb and it was cooked perfectly, juicy and tender. Great wine recommendations. When in Carmel, try it out the price is fabulous for the quality and service."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "First time at Le St. Tropez. Very good menu and great service. Food was prepared and served fresh and hot. Definitely will come again on our next visit to Carmel."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "This is our third visit here & does not disappoint! French Onion soup is a must try, as is the Souffle."
    Dined on 1/18/2014