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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 WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Good menu, fair prices, food cooked well. Recommend for couples or small groups."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Awesome. Great food. Great patio. Loved the mushroom ravioli, excellent waiter and assistant. Beautiful patio. Music a little too loud but still awesome. Thanks."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "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!!!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "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!"
    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"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "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""
    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....."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "This is a nice place with a wide selection of tasty gluten free options."
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "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