Anton & Michel Restaurant

4.5
1488 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Since 1980, Anton & Michel has consistently maintained an award-winning reputation for true excellence in the art of fine dining. A complete interior remodel in 2013 features handset stonework throughout and an expanded lounge. The floor to ceiling windows offer breathtaking views of the Court of the Fountains. Zagat Survey calls it “Carmel’s long-standing paean to graciousness in dining out". Along with updated and contemporary changes to the menus, ultimate table side service and spectacular flambé desserts remain. As quoted in the Wine Spectator, Anton & Michel is “probably the best dining experience in downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea”.
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BA
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined 7 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect dining experience every visit!

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TB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in town, great cuisine and preparation, top service, wonderful ambiance.
Cant't wait to return? T. Byrnes

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was fantastic and priced as expected. My only grievance is that we received some grief from our server for bringing in outside wine. I checked in advance if they allowed it and they did. They didn’t have either bottle on their list. Considering one was a 2007 Harlan, I thought they would at least decant it for the corkage paid but no. I still recommend the restaurant highly. I have been going occasionally since the late 80’s.

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f
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a lovely birthday celebration for my husband at Anton & Michel! Everything about the evening was perfect, and I do not throw that accolade around easily. The food was delicious (the duck pate appetizer was AMAZING!), the service was gracious and the setting was beautiful. Thank you Anton & Michel, we will definitely return the next time we are in Carmel!

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ST
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant! Food was excellent and so was the service!

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Frankfurt Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice food, there was definitely attention to detail in the preparation and presentation of the dishes. The service was fantastic, with an incredibly friendly and helpful waiter!

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C
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is all perfectly prepared-best duck my niece has ever eaten; short ribs to die for and great lamb. I had the flakiest, most mouth watering shrimp spring roll I have ever tasted and niece #2 loved, loved the beet salad-to say nothing of the amazingly rich but not too thick lobster bisque. It is also worth coming just for the table side flaming desserts! This is a party and a memorable evening every time.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great service, classically served. Would highly recommend and go back out.

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B
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The table side preparation of the Caesar Salad, rack of lamb and Bananas Foster is an almost lost art.

Our Go To for very special occasions

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C
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

We requested a quiet table. We were seated in a corner near a window. It was freezing. We asked twice if they could turn up the heat. Absolutely no change. The area in which we were seated was narrow and tables were very close together. Several tables that were seated in that area had patrons who were very loud for a fine dining restaurant. There was no escaping it. So not quiet at all. We ordered rack of lamb which was cooked to perfection, but the rest of the food was not. The potatoes on one plate were burnt to a crisp and the vegetables were luke warm. Usually we have dessert. We did not this time. Could not get out of their fast enough because of the cold and the three loud tables. Our waiter was good with respect to service, but obviously never requested the heat to be increased or was ignored by management. We have been here in the past with excellent service, atmosphere, and patrons who enjoyed dining instead of bombasting those around them. Have always recommended this place in the past, but not so sure we would do so anymore.

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S
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent restaurant with attentive service and wonderful food. Presentation of food was excellent. Highly recommend . . . . . . . You won’t be disappointed

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, great ambience, excellent attentive but not hovering service. Luis was delightful, just as other reviewers had noted.

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MJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent, except noise, but I guess nothing to be done.

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D
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Staff were very attentive. Food good. Appreciate Luis giving us table despite opentable did not have one.

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GG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice and welcoming staff. Delicious food. I took my wife there for Valentines Day and she loved everything, specially the outside view.

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R
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our first visit to Anton & Michel’s. The service was immediate and friendly and the food was excellent. We would definitely return.

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PF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Even though the "Classic 3 Course" dinner has increased in cost over the years it's still a good value and a GREAT dinner. Our server, Tiffany, was excellent and did a fine job preparing, carving, and assembling each course tableside.

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OT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Great spot for dinner and appetizers! Overall presentation was great! Good wine selection.

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TB
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far the best service and food that we had during our week long stay...

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t
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Up-scale restaurant. Great service. Great food. Great for special occasions.

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M
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite full-service restaurants in all the world. We are always taken care of a dining experience at Anton and Michels you can count on to be one of the very best!

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O
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious. Service a bit underwhelming for such a fine dining restaurant

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J
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food & surroundings. Every seat was taken, so noise level was high. Service was slower than we expected. Overall a pleasant experience.

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OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful staff and servers; friendly

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Just average.

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DP
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The food was cold.

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k
Richmond
349 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Always plan a dinner when in Carmel at Anton and Michel. It's a beautiful restaurant in a unique setting but the food is definitely what draws us back. Every bite was delicious!

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CS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We were seated at the last table next to an exit door with a view of the fountain which was nice but after a while there was a cold draft which made her uncomfortable and they had to move us into an interior room next to the fire. Overall the experience was good but not up to what we paid.

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DT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunset dinner includes soup or salad, entree and dessert. Quality of food is excellent, presentation is appealing, wine list offers a wide variety, and service is outstanding. Our server, Rene, and his assistant were over the top!

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M
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visit and was very satisfied. The reception and serving staff were friendly and attentive. Menu and food quality was very good. Will return.

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F
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Good service, ok lamb chops. We were there 5 to 5:45 pm

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SS
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing evening! From the moment we walked in the door we had absolutely spectacular service. Glorious food. Since our visit i have told 5 or 6 couples!!

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EC
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

The best part about the night was the host. He was amazing and very accommodating more so than our waiter. My mom is disabled and he made every effort to help. He also checked on us during the meal. We asked for a steak to have a crust and the waiter said they didn’t do that. The cut was rather thin for a filet. It was ok but not fantastic for the price we paid. We also had the bananas foster. Maybe worth $20 but not 30. I was hoping for elegance and being cared for for the $170 I spent. I will not go back. I didn’t see anything on the menu that said local or organic either.

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N
New Orleans
53 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal! Mushroom soup was outstanding. Loved my halibut entree with fresh pineapple salsa...had just the right amount of heat. Maitre d' Luz(?) was very attentive, with spot-on wine recommendations.

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SC
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant exceeded our expectations. It is definitely elegant but definitely not stuffy. I had salmon while my hubby had the pork tenderloin, both delicious. We ended with Bananas Foster, prepared with flare at the table. A beautiful restaurant, wonderful service and great food made for a special evening. The fact that it was our anniversary was acknowledged by the hostess when we arrived, by our server, and yet again when we left - well done, Anton & Michel!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

25th wedding anniversary

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S
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting, excellent food, outstanding service. Anton & Michel has it all.

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Portland
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Meal was great! Service was great! It was just freezing in there so we were uncomfortable

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NB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

There was a really loud guy behind us that was eating and drinking with his wife, and made friends with another table, and they were really loud. Other than that it was wonderful and quiet. But the loud guy really affected date vibes. Our server was really really really really cool and awesome, it was clear he loves the food and his job.

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DW
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service always exceptional. Our favorite spot in Carmel for a special evening.

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