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

Le St. Tropez

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lesttropez.com/
  • Phone: 8316248977x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch:

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


    Dinner:

    Monday - Sunday: from 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, Mediterranean, Contemporary French
  • 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 8316248977x

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 WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Le St. Tropez reviews from OpenTable diners
61 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (28)great for outdoor dining (28)neighborhood gem (27)romantic (26)special occasion (21)great for lunch (11)great for brunch (8)notable wine list (7)late-night find (6)kid-friendly (5)hot spot (2)scenic view (1)good for groups (1)Show More
  • Not as good as before
    Frgy22
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We just visited for our 3rd or 4th time, and were a bit disappointed by the food in comparison to past visits. The short ribs weren't as tender as we would've expected, lacked some flavor and sauce. The fruits de mer sauce also seemed to missing something. And as we pointed out in previous reviews, the fruits de mer really needs some more linguine! Honestly, there may have been 12 or 15 strands underneath the seafood. We thought at first that they forgot the noodles. They're very good, but it's too skimpy. The upsides were the great French Onion Soup - amazing, and the smoked mussels - yum! Tour de eiffel dessert also was great. Service & drinks were great. We hope to use the new patio next time, a wedding had it the night we went.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • You will love it.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    They are very good at helping you find the right combo of food and wine to enhance any flavor.. have not had anything bad on the menu. .. love it.. wife's loves.. drove halfway across California for it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner here. The owner made us feel welcome and the food was delicious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent beyond belief
    tejoVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We enjoyed a great lunch at Le St. Tropez last month. Outdoor seating was comfortable and spacious. Service was outstanding from start to finish. Food was excellent, well prepared and presented. We did a lot of research before selecting Le St. Tropez - it was rewarded with a fine experience. We'll go back the next time we're in Carmel and recommend it to everyone enthusiastically.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Nice & Dog Friendly
    magmic09
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We really enjoyed our dinner here! Service was excellent! Food was really good! A good menu for dogs as well. All the food was well prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Jess
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Loved it here. The food was great and the service was really good. I called and asked for an outside table and they were more then accommodating for us. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice evening
    Msue
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    All was okay...tasty food, nice fireplace, great cocktail.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loved it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food was fabulous and the service was great. If you love a great Bernaise sauce, the filet mignon with Berna is is the choice for you. We plan to go a lot in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    Bill
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I love this restaurant. The food is delicious, the service attentive and the outdoor patio seating is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DRD24VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Good menu, fair prices, food cooked well. Recommend for couples or small groups.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome. Great food. Great patio.
    Claire1000
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Awesome. Great food. Great patio. Loved the mushroom ravioli, excellent waiter and assistant. Beautiful patio. Music a little too loud but still awesome. Thanks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good French Bistro
    ger3sf
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We like to return to this very good French restaurant on many weeekend visits to Carmel. This past weekend, we were glad to secure an 8pm dinner reservation during a busy Concours weekend. Prices are reasonable for Carmel and the choices are varied (incl. pizza for the kids). Service is fine and not rushed. After dinner, we happen to walk outside in the alley next to the restaurant. Discovered they have an outdoor space, perfect for a warm evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Le St. Tropez
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    This has become our new "go to" spot for al fresco dining. They have a great patio out back with umbrellas, heaters, a fire pit and everything you would need for staying comfortable outdoors....including dog bowls for water if you bring your pooch! And the food just happens to be terrific too! I have had their Caesar salad with chicken many times and it is a delight.....done in a very original style with the romaine standing up with just a nice drizzle of very good dressing & a fresh anchovy and I don't usually even light anchovies! My husband raved about the French Onion Soup and the seafood pasta. My friend loves the shoestring potatoes....a very thin and delicate served French fries! All in all, a great place!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food / Nice ambiance
    Mobedog
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    When visiting Carmel, this was our second time to St Tropes Restaurant. It was every bit as good as the first. Would highly recommend for out of towners looking for a great place to dine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it
    Sjmgrbw
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I highly recommend dinning at St. Tropez. The food is excellent and atmosphere is friendly and inviting. All this is due to the couple who own and operate the restrurant. They are involved in every aspect of making it a memorable dinning experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • amazing
    downthecoastVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    went for an enjoyable dinner with my friends. Everybody enjoyed their food and was amazed by the delicious selection and the great french ambiance. Five star service and a great affordable selection of high class wines completed our fabulous experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice ambience and gluten free
    TimB
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Food was great. Gluten free bread basket was a disappointment Nice but very little lost in big basket. Food was fantastic and great ambience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • superb
    pundits
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Absolutely outstanding food. Perfect steak frites, sublime St. Jacques and onion soup gratinee. Very fresh Caesar. Wine list limited. Noisy. Pleasant but not attentive service. Strongly recommend this unpretentious restaurant....superb, authentic.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Le st tropez disappoints
    Lovetoeat
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    First time at this venue. Got a nice quiet booth. Attentive service. Excellent grilled swordfish. Scallops were frozen and without much flavor. Pasta was not cooked enough. Drinks and wine were good but EXPENSIVE. $157 for two plus tip. Buyer beware.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful
    RetiredGourmetVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We were seated in the beautifully appointed patio, with our Cavalier St. Charles puppy lounging under the table. The service was attentive without being intrusive. The food was fantastic; everything the four of us ordered was delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • lovetodine
    lovetodine
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    food was good, the water melon salad a gem in its self, staff were friendly and helpful . can't wait to go back and they do a " byob"
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SuetlinVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My plate was a little dirty. Food was so so, nothing to brag about. price is ok so it's not a big loss.....
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful experience
    Reenie
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The restaurant was very attractive. Our food was delicious and the ambience great. We dined in the dining room but would enjoy the outdoor dining area next time. Our waiter was very kind and gave us a tour of the restaurant when we were departing. Will definitely recommend and return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We'll return
    woodarch
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We had a excellent dining experience. Staff was friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. Food was delicious and nice presentations. My wife has food sensitivities and they were very accomodating. We will return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Food was average for the high entree costs. Restaurant was very warm inside despite being 60 degrees outside.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Personal attention
    sbocarmel
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SBKingVIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Patio for Pups
    TheMacs
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • it wasn't bad
    Pamela
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummy soufle
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    The service was exceptional. The grand mariner souffle and the onion soup are the main attractions
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Order the Souffle!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 30 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 178 reviews are from the Le St. Tropez reviews archive.
  • Always reliable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Consistently good food at this neighborhood gem. Jean and his wife, Mary, are always so welcoming and the meal such a pleasure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gluten Friendly Kitchen!
    wrightlock
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Enjoyable Evening
    KAK2VIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Restaurant
    Alex
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • juliusdiner
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • compliment to the chef
    SiliconVallyGuyVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • French food in Carmel
    GordonVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    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.
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  • excellent
    MauiVisitor
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.