What a wonderful find from
What a wonderful find from our stop over at Monterrey Hyatt Regency - Anton & Michel was recommended by our concierge. Carmel is absolutely gorgeous we stroll around before dinner. Anton & Michel is a classy European style establishment. Our server Rene was extremely personal and professional as was all the restaurant staff. Now the food - ahi tuna, steak, fine local wines, dessert........all was perfection for a romantic, happy and fun evening in Carmel. I will return to dine here on our next Carmel visit! Bravo!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Rack of Lamb is the "Bomb".
Rack of Lamb is the "Bomb". I think that is a positive accolade these days....
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very good food in a nice ambient. All the people around was a bit older than us so we can't say was "vibrant" but no complains about food and service. Maybe don't go for the house wine by glass.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very nice and friendly staff
Very nice and friendly staff . Excellent food quality
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Will definitely go back
My husband and I were looking for a nice place for dinner alone. We had a get-away weekend, and we needed to relax and not worry about getting dressed up, or spending a lot. We do appreciate good food and wine, and this restaurant was perfect. Not only did we have a nice table overlooking the courtyard fountain, but they had a special 3 course meal and everything was well prepared and fresh.
4/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always, we had a wonderful
As always, we had a wonderful dinner and were treated like royalty by Bert and the staff.
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovely new decor and menu.
Lovely new decor and menu. Attentive service, but not intrusive. One of Carmel-by-the-Sea's landmark restaurants.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another great meal to remember.
Having eaten here many, many times, we recently treated friends to a first-time visit and they were thrilled. Excellent food, outstanding service, wonderful atmosphere make Anton & Michel a place to be recommended without qualm.
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food and its preparation
The food and its preparation were both interesting and very good. The quality that sets this restaurant above the others is its staff. They understand how to add to the evening without being intrusive. Their knowledge of the menu, preparations and wine pairings made for an outstanding meal.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
We come for the Cherries Jubilee.
We come for the Cherries Jubilee. They are such a treat!
4/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great meal. Everything was
A great meal. Everything was perfect. We have been going here for over 20 years and always great.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our server, Victor, was awesome.
Our server, Victor, was awesome. Everything about this restaurant was appealing...the food, the people and the service!
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
This place is "a cut above".. Very nice place with great food and very friendly service, - - - and it's only 2 blocks from home!
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always A Fabulous Time
Thank you again for a fabulous time! Already planning for next year!!!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
This gem has been here for a long time. The staff was very attentive and the food was delicious. The setting is beautiful and gives each table a sense of privacy.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Just a fantastic dining experience at Anton & Michele's! The food was simply amazing and completely beautiful. The service was outstanding. Loved every moment we were there!
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Renovation was Successful!
Anton & Michel renovated their bar and dining room and it is beautiful. The bar area is more modern and up to date and the dining room, as always, looks out onto their beautiful patio. The food is as good as ever and the wait staff very attentive. It is our favorite restaurant in the Carmel area and hope they stay there forever!
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Truly the best!
Presentation, taste, and service...all top notch. We had one of the best dining nights of our life!
6/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
One Year Wedding Anniversary Dinner
Walked in, gave our name for the table reserved and was walked right in. Server was very nice. Appetizer was excellent. Dinner was OUTSTANDING. Will come back again for sure.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time and we had a very
First time and we had a very courteous and helpful waiter. Food was very good. I would have said excellent except my rack of lamb had more fat than I thought it should have. Otherwise, we were very satisfied all around.
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was delicious. Service very accommodating. Made me half order of cherries jubilee since only I wanted it when menu said it was for 2. Made special sauce for fiancee's pasta dish since she didn't want a tomato sauce.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
On vacation for a birthday dinner
Perfect spot for wife's birthday dinner while we were on vacation. First class all the way. Great food. Fantastic service. Had the rack of lamb special. Table side preparation was a nice touch. Well worth the money.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome Neighborhood Restaurant
Exceptional service, great bar & great food. Great place to watch games & enjoy an exceptional meal. The best part is that they make an awesome Ceasar salad table-side and they have a great bar to watch games. If you have a big group, they can also accomadate you! All and all, a great place!
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Civility and fine dining are alive and well at Anton & Michel. The food was prepared perfectly. Our waiter, Victor, met our ever need and was a true professional. He prepared a flaming Bananas Foster table side that was to die for. We will definitely go back, and soon, too.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been going to Anton Michels for over 20 years and always come to Carmel just to eat here when we are on vacation.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Carmel has many fine restaurants - but there is none more consistently special than Anton & Michel! It is the PERFECT choice for pre-Bach Festival dining, as it is only 3 blocks walking to the Sunset Center. The restaurant is a Bach sponsor offering 15% discount also! I have been choosing Anton & Michel since the mid-'80's for their special dining experience! Their dining room view of the courtyard is very colorful and peaceful! And the service is absolutely the finest - reminiscent of the 50's and 60's when exquisite courses were prepared table side! In fact, I ordered Cherries Jubilee to enjoy the ceremony! Their fish special stuffed sole was wonderful, as was the presentation! AND we were out the door on time for the concert!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent service, Bert, the Maitre D, greeted us within minutes of walking in & took us to our window table by the fountain. Tiffani, our waitress, congratulated us on our 25th wedding anniversary and made us feel special. I had the Kobe beef short ribs that were so tender and juicy the meat was easily cut with a fork, my wife had the filet mignon, which she liked, but she actually liked the Kobe better. We didn't finish our meal, so we'd have room for the flaming dessert. Tiffani recommended the Bananas Foster, which she prepared at tableside, the smell and taste of the liqueur, was the perfect ending to a perfect dinner on our special day. Tiffani & Bert made us feel welcome, you can tell it was genuine, Merci Beaucoup We'll be Back.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a really nice restaurant
This is a really nice restaurant with a great menu. I would have given higher marks except for one thing. My husband ordered the lamb chops medium rare and they came medium; when he questioned the waiter, the waiter responded that it was medium rare and that was that. He knew the chops were overdone but chose not to do anything about it. My husband didn't want to cause a scene so he made due. I had the short ribs which were melt in your mouth fabulous. The portions were very generous; I could not finish the meat let alone the side of polenta and vegetables.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best in town
Anton & Michel is one restaurant that has been forever good. Service and staff are great; atmosphere very nice and food is excellent. We have been going there off and on for fifty years and have never had a bad meal.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was good, everything
Food was good, everything prepared to liking. Service was very good, attentive and accommodating.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
could have been better
There was no hostess and waited entirely too long to be seated.
The filet was not cooked as requested and it was fatty. We sent it back and unfortunately, I finished my dinner before my husband's arrived. As a result, the server offered a glass of wine whereas I think the filet should have been removed from our bill.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious and unmatched service!
I came here when visiting Carmel with my boyfriend and this restaurant was absolutely delicious. We shared the french onion soup and bruschetta and were both pleasantly surprised at how the restaurant made these classic dishes their own. I had the signature rack of lamb and it was absolutely outstanding. He had the filet which was also done really well and cooked to perfection. The service was also incredible. Everyone was beyond polite and just the right amount of attentive! The location is great and right near the center of all the shops on Ocean. Would definitely come back!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Downtown Carmel classic
A recent remodel has changed this restaurant from a good, if not, stuffy French restaurant to a vibrant new space. The menu features ultra fresh local ingredients. There are still a few fun leftovers frome the old menu, flamed deserts at table side.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Drove to Carmel to celebrate my birthday and enjoyed a most wonderful meal. I had the Filet Mignon which was cooked perfectly and my husband had the Duck Breast, also cooked to perfection. Both meals were flavorful and delicious. Nice, quiet restaurant.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
My Husband & I share birthdays
My Husband & I share birthdays and are always looking for a very special dining experience, Anton & Michel's truly met our expectations! It was a divine evening and couldn't have asked for a lovelier table/view. Our dinners were delicious and Rene our waiter for the evening was exceptional! We have already highly recommended A&M to friends that frequently visit the Carmel area.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect Evening in Carmel
We visited Anton & Michel while spending my birthday weekend in Carmel. The restaurant is lovely, the service is fantastic, and the food was amazing! They also have an incredible wine list. I wish I lived in the area so I could eat there more often. We will definitely return if we are in town again.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Restaurant recommended by friends as a great spot for a special occasion. Ambience is great,service was excellent and the food was fantastic! My husband has the salmon which he states was delicious and I had the tiger prawns and diver scallops fricassee - which was excellent - full of various flavors and textures.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this little find?
We have been coming here for many years. Every year we make Anton & Michel's our special place to be sure to come! The food is always wonderful. We have brought several different special guests here and everyone has always loved it! The ambiance and staff are always a pleasure. To me... They deserve a "12".
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Made a reservation for a Saturday night at 8. Got there early so we had appetizers in the bar by the fire. Drinks were very good as was the tuna tar tar and spring rolls.
The dining room was very nice as well. Sat by the window that overlooked the fountain. Service was ok. Drinks were good for the most part. Usually at restaurants like this they hover too much but he left wine glasses empty and didn't check if we wanted more. Also a friend had a food allergy and asked for his steak plain w no seasoning and it still came out w seasoning, which was disappointing bc everything else was delicious.
Overall a very nice place and would definitely return again.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, Knock dead service!
We had a wonderful lunch at Anton and Michel on Sunday. We tried four different salads, Cobb, Ahi Tuna, Crusted Beramundi, and Caesar. All four were awesome. Also enjoyed French Onion and Tomato Bisque soups very much. Service was impeccable and the atmosphere was great for our "old friend" luncheon. Looking forward to trying dinner.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the ambiance of this restaurant. We sat next to the window looking out to courtyard and reflecting pond. Besides their regular menu there was a pre-fixed menu that was reasonably priced with different choices for the main dish. We waited a a little too long for the main dish but had salad/soup plus bread to start so it didn't bother us. The sand dabs and flat iron steak were delicious as well as the dessert. An extensive wine list made for a lovely evening. Very nice Waiter and service. We would recommend this restaurant and definitely go back some time in the future.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner was very good! My only real issue was it was extremely cramped! The tables are far too close together!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food in an intimate setting
My husband had the lamb, which is their specialty and I had the shrimp and scallop fricassie. Both were delicious and the service was friendly and great. The atmosphere is very intimate and quiet. Great date night place.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
A lovely place and I would recommend it. The rack of lamb and short ribs were wonderful. On the down side, we were given a table where there should not even have been a table.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very nice restaurant. Excellent food, impressive wine list, and outstanding service!
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I "discovered" Anton & Michel many years ago, and always ate there when we visited Carmel. I hadn't been there for a number of years and was not disappointed on this return visit.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
ALWAYS A PLEASURE
ONCE AGAIN THE WHOLE EXPERIENCE WAS OUTSTANDING..MY HUSBAND AND . I HAD THE RACK OF LAMB DINNER FOR 2. OUT OF THIS WORLD...
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Carmel Gem
This was our second year visiting Anton & Michel's restaurant for Thanksgiving, and as it was the first time, the food, wine, and service were excellent. The European scene (shops, fountain, cafe tables) in the ourstide courtyard really added to the ambience. Great place for both families and those who want an upscale romanic evening.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful dining experience!
Our dinner was delicious from the Butternut squash soup, Tuna tartar, and waldorf salad to the Turkey dinner with all the fixings and Kobe beef short ribs! Dessert was pecan pie with cream.We were greeted promptly by Bert, like he had known us for years! Our server, L'oreal was fantastic. Looking forward to our next meal at Anton & Michel!
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
There's not much to say other than EVERYTHING about this place was wonderful. Although it is not exactly the kind of restaurant you would take a kid to, we had a 2 and a 5 year old with us. The staff treated the kids like royalty. The food was amazing. The ambiance was perfect. Everybody was friendly, professional, and courteous. Oh, and did I say that the food was amazing? The food was amazing.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM