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Anton & Michel Restaurant, Carmel, CA

Anton & Michel Restaurant

4.6
4.6
2628 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
Anton and Michel is now open INDOORS and OUTDOORS at the COURT of the FOUNTAINS.
LUNCH: 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM / DINNER: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM.
Reservations are highly recommended.
If you are having any difficulty making reservations online, please call the restaurant directly at 831-624-2406 or send us an email.
Since 1980, Anton and Michel has consistently maintained an award-winning reputation for true excellence in the art of fine dining. A complete interior remodel was recently completed features handset stonework throughout the restaurant. 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 flambé desserts remain. As quoted in the Wine Spectator, Anton and Michel is “probably the best dining experience in downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea”.

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Contemporary European, Continental

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (831) 624-2406

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    Fernando Tostado

  • Private party facilities

    Anton & Michel can accommodate parties of 10 to 100. The semi private Fireplace Rooms seats up to 26 guests and the Fountain Room seats up to 50 guests. The whole restaurant can seat 100 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Bert Simpson: (831) 624-2406

  • Neighborhood

    Carmel

  • Cross street

    Mission Street between Ocean & 7th.

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,628 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Best Ambiance

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Great for fine wines

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Californian

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  1. F

    Foodie

    Sacramento

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful lamb rack and wedge salad! The crème brûlée was excellent! Enjoyed dinner thoroughly!
  2. 1

    123delish

    Hawaii

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anton & Michel is a delightful restaurant in Carmel. The service is excellent. The food is superb. The wine list is extensive. This is a very special place to dine!
  3. S

    Snapkat

    Central Coast

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our son’s birthday amongst other things. The dinner was absolutely fabulous. Every aspect of it—quality, quantity, ambiance, presentation, timing of courses, and service. Anton and Michele’s is the standard to which we hold other restaurants.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We celebrated thanksgiving there and the traditional thanksgiving meal was absolutely delicious!! We were very happy with our choice. Will be back again. One critical advice I have for them is to update the Womens bathroom. It was quite outdated and in need of renovation. That won’t keep us away though!
  5. RP

    RonP

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    I ordered the Thanksgiving special, turkey was a little dry, needed more gravy. Soup was very good as was the dessert pumpkin cake. My husband order the rack of lamb and was disappointed that it was not as tender as he was expecting.
  6. L

    Local

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfection. Best cooked turkey dinner ever! Personable efficient service.
  7. SP

    SteveP

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service, outdoor setting - all fantastic.
  8. SL

    SarahL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We chose to celebrate our 12th wedding anniversary at A & M. We sat outside next to the beautiful blue fountain. We had outdoor patio heater and the fireplace. The hostess was charming and our waiter was attentive and kind and gentle. Fabulous dinner!
  9. GA

    GARYH

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a beautiful space with great food and wine. The service is warm friendly and attentive. Just a wonderful experience overall.
  10. S

    Seal

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Friendly service from the minute we walked in with the host, to our waitress and staff. Food was executed well and delicious. We will be back.
  11. MP

    MorganP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Nothing special, wasn't overly impressed. Very expensive, food mediocre and quite noisy.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service was excellent. The meals were excellent. The filet was perfectly cooked and very tender. The New York Steak was exceptional.
  13. M

    Marsha

    San Francisco

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Two couples had delicious food and a wonderful female wait person. We sat outside for dinner and she did her best to have us near the firepit and heating lamps. Everyone enjoyed the steak, pork chop, salmon and the abalone appetizer. All delicious. I will mention that I couldn't detect any lobster flavor in the lobster bisque. Definitely seafood flavor but it was lacking the usual little chunk of lobster I generally find in lobster bisque. We always enjoy this restaurant on our Carmel visits.
  14. SC

    SteveC

    Denver

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience2
    I ordered the duck with cherry sauce and the duck was grizzly and fatty. I could hardly chew it. The sauce tasted like barbecue sauce with no hint of sweetness. There must have been a lot of liquid smoke in it. I don’t know how anyone enjoys this dish. The sweet potatoes were so average, but the vegetables were good. We will not be coming back to this restaurant because we felt that the food was not up to the Standard that our daughter had described and the prices were too high for the quality of the food we received.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food was fabulous. I had the Kobe beef and my husband got the filet. Recommend both.
  16. J

    Jack

    San Francisco

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great location, very enjoyable lunch. Excellent food and very good service.
  17. EF

    EricF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best meal of our lives. Don't miss the duck liver pate made in house! Magnus was wonderful.
  18. M

    Mommy

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Had higher expectations for food, service and ambiance. Had the Kobe ribs and it was average and the crab cakes were unimpressive.
  19. O

    goldenO

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful fall dinner with outstanding seafood and Kobe short ribs, and a cozy bar with a far beforehand. a memorable evening.
  20. b

    beachluver

    Pittsburgh

    69 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Anton and Michel's is a beautiful restaurant in Carmel, CA. They have a gorgeous outdoor setting. Our food was good, but we weren't wowed by it. I had the pork chop and my husband had the Pappardelle special for that night. His was the better of the two. The restaurant's atmosphere is the highlight. For the price, we were not overwhelmed with our meals.
  21. AM

    AlessioM

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and beautiful patio.
  22. z

    zen4travel

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great ambience - good food, decent wine and service
  23. a

    anonymous

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great food, lovely restaurant, great hosts! We were seated next to a very large and loud party which was too loud for my elderly mother. The host happily moved us to the beautiful back patio making sure my mother had a warm blanket and multiple heat lamps. He checked on us a couple times during dinner - greatly appreciated. Oh and the food was fantastic, too.
  24. LW

    LisaWoyner

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Remarkable food. Amazing service. Do not miss this Carmel gem.
  25. SB

    SteveB

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was great. We struggled to get a cab to dinner. We called and they assured us our reservation was good whenever we arrived. Food was outstanding and service was impeccable.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food great service, love the ambiance.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary- wonderful ambience, delicious food, attentive waiters.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great find among so many choices in Carmel! The courtyard tables are just so charming!
  29. RO

    RandyO

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our 45th anniversary and the meal was absolutely delicious. Could not have been better. My mushroom risotto was wonderful followed by perfectly cooked salmon of the highest quality. My wife had equally fabulous seafood fricassee. 10++
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We made a reservation at Anton + Michel based on several recommendations and reviews. It did not disappoint! Service, food and atmosphere were amazing! Highly recommend and would definitely visit again!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat by the window. It is so zen. The food is the best in Carmel and the service was outstanding. We love this place.
  32. RI

    RainierI

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food. Ambiance was fantastic
  33. H

    Happyheartsnow

    Austin

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a fantastic restaurant with exceptional food, ambiance and service. We highly recommend.
  34. JC

    JenniferC

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent! Waiter was very attentive. We sat outside. It was a beautiful evening under the stars. Blankets were provided given the slight chill in the air. Will definitely return!
  35. NM

    NadiaM

    Central Coast

    73 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    The cuisine was delicious, the venue superb & the host was gracious 👍 However our server, was arrogant, loud & would not take our requests. He used “The term for the server assistant, bus-boy or busser or my bus-boy🤔. As if it was beneath him to get us any of our requests! Very disappointed with Anton & Michel choice of the new waiters. Used to have gracious & friendly staff!
  36. PC

    PeteC

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!
  37. m

    markk

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, great service, a beautiful day all around.
  38. B

    Billtowner

    Central Coast

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The beet salad starter was good, if a bit sparse. Could have used a little more cheese and sauce. The real stars, however, were the main courses. The seafood fricassee was simply outstanding. Its sauce was heavenly, with the right amount of spiciness and the raviolis underlying it all were delicious. The bits of asparagus gave it some crunch and lightness. The steelhead trout was similarly delicious and the cannellinis on which it rested were superb. The only complaint about the trout was an insufficient amount of the scrumptious pickled red onions dotting it (it was the right amount for the dish, but they were so tasty we craved more). Very broad wine list that was not unreasonably priced (about 2x retail). Service was good and it was easy to converse in a normal voice even though the tables around us were filled. We did not have time for dessert, but suspect they would be as excellent as the rest of our food was. Everything about this place was great; we will definitely go back.
  39. t

    technosports

    Dallas

    120 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    120 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We switched our reservation that night to A&M based upon the recommendation of a friend. The service was very good, the wine list also good. The menu had great variety and the specials that night were great. Unfortunately, my filet mignon was way undercooked ( I ordered medium). I sent it back and by the time it returned my wife had finished her meal. That was really annoying. Management removed the charge for the steak, but I was already grumpy about the experience. I might go back.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Traveling and getting to know Carmel

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Anton & Michel Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (831) 624-2406.

Anton & Michel Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 2628 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 22 times today
Google Map for Anton & Michel Restaurant

Mission St & 7th Ave, Carmel, CA 93921-4917

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Mission Street between Ocean & 7th.

  • Neighborhood

    Carmel

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Contemporary European, Continental

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Fernando Tostado

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (831) 624-2406

  • Private party facilities

    Anton & Michel can accommodate parties of 10 to 100. The semi private Fireplace Rooms seats up to 26 guests and the Fountain Room seats up to 50 guests. The whole restaurant can seat 100 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Bert Simpson: (831) 624-2406

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