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Anton & Michel Restaurant, Carmel, CA

Anton & Michel Restaurant

4.6
4.6
2480 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

7:00 PM


Booked 37 times today

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 2,480 people are saying

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Californian

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Californian

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  1. B

    Bedros

    Los Angeles

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We made a reservation for early dinner. Walked into the restaurant, seeing several vacant tables by the window overlooking the beautiful backyard pond… we asked if we could have one of the tables, the concierge told us they were all reserved… gave us a table by the wall… we asked for something better, our only option was to sit outside. I enjoyed it; my significant other … not as much… our waitress was great, the food was outstanding.. our initial experience was the fly in the ointment…
  2. EF

    EloiseF

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner with special friends was so enjoyable. The outdoor table next to the fire pit and fountain pool was very nice. Staff was very helpful with food choices. The Maitre d was so helpful with perfect wine choices. We had nearly every appetizer, all were excellent. We’ll definitely be back. Thanks, Luiz!
  3. g

    gigi

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our 25th wedding anniversary and from the moment we checked in until we walked out our anniversary was acknowledged ~ that was so thoughtful. The ambiance was nice, the service was excellent and food was delicious. A lovely place to celebrate a special occasion.
  4. MH

    MarshaH

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Shrimp and scallop pasta dish DEPLORABLE. Tasteless, rubbery. Not made with love or finesse! Paid $50 for a Carmel Valley wine, ie: local and it was acidic and young. ; ( Meat dishes: rack of lamb and short ribs were nicely done and enjoyed Radicchio and Endive salad a delight Waiter was professional and attentive as we could've hoped
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service by Chris, and nice atmosphere
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The steak was over cooked and the second time around it still wasn’t right. Service in the beginning was great and then it turned for the worst. We were sitting at the table for 15 min till we asked them to clear our plates.
  7. KN

    KellyN

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we walked in we felt welcomed and appreciated. Staff were attentive, engaging and awesome!
  8. RS

    ReganS

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Good place. Great food.
  9. T

    Tttt

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic French onion soup and our entrees were excellent as well! Have to say that the soup is one of the best we’ve had. Sitting next to the pool outside was an added bonus and our waiters were all extremely attentive and friendly. Will definitely go again!
  10. DJ

    DJR2

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We make it a point to stop at Anton & Michel for lunch every time we visit Carmel. They are pet friendly and their patio dining provides a beautiful experience for us and our two Westies. Everyone is friendly, and on this particular trip Chris was our server ... great personality and fantastic service! The menu has some excellent choices. The Lamb sliders were tasty and the soups were to die for! We will be back again and again.
  11. L

    Lynnette

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great place to celebrate our 30th anniversary! Great service and tasty meal.
  12. B

    Bosson

    Portland

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic night with fabulous food and service
  13. MR

    MarkR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best dining experiences we have had for several years
  14. ET

    ETea

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Reserved an outside table for 2. Nice garden atmosphere & good quality food, but some service sensibility was lacking; our romantic dinner was abbreviated by some poorly placed tables, heat lamps, and families with small children and dogs. Wait staff was kind and considerate but limited by managerial mediocrity.
  15. BD

    BobD

    Central Coast

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As locals this is one of our favorite spots for lunch on the patio by the fountain. Excellent food and great service!
  16. A

    Alimentari

    Houston

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    Beautiful interior with lots of light and a very relaxing vibe. The food was good but the service was not on par with an elegant restaurant. Our server was very friendly but their service was not very polished.
  17. KN

    KNA007

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we arrived Luiz was prepared to make sure that we had a wonderful evening. I'd mentioned it was our anniversary in my initial reservation and he delightfully acknowledged it upon our arrival. A lovely window table in the corner of the main dining room overlooking the terrace and pool awaited us and the food did not disappoint either; including their heirloom tomatoes and beet salads and the lamb chops. To finish, their signature creme brulee, with just the right amount of sea salt was the perfect end to a lovely evening. Will return again for sure!
  18. AS

    ArvinderS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, ambience and service was outstanding. Staff is extremely friendly and polite. Sat outside in the courtyard facing the poolside. Even the owner Lloyd came by to check on us. Extremely happy with our visit.
  19. F

    Foodie

    Nashville

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous restaurant! Food, service, & atmosphere were superb!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    102 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A long time favorite, never disappoints. Rack of lamb rocks.
  21. SS

    StevenS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top notch quality. Food was excellent as was the service. Ate outside in the courtyard by the fountain and pool - beautiful.
  22. A

    Andy

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Service was ok but bland and a bit slow. Food was good but a little salty.
  23. k

    kjerstenm

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a beautiful place to celebrate our anniversary. Thank you!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Make up for 30th Anniversary lost during pandemic. Appreciate the staff making this dinner special for us.
  25. PD

    PulakD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Beautiful courtyard. Will come back again!
  26. MC

    MichaelC

    Houston

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening with the help of Rene. The rack of lamb (house specialty) as good as it gets and tuna tartare delicious however the spring roll was average the crème brûlée missed. But the evening was so relaxing it still gets 5 stars no place to put a 4.8 definitely not a 4
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoy the rest. Great environment. Great food and service.
  28. W

    Wizz

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic! Louis was amazing. He worked hard to get a us a table by the window for our anniversary. Terrific view! Our server Terry was knowledgeable and attentive. Her timing was perfect! Her assistant Jose was all over it. He sensed that our bread had gotten cold and brought new fresh warm bread before we had to ask him. The cuisine was absolutely delicious... can't say enough. Thanks for making our anniversary memorable!
  29. G

    Gardenhat

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Service, ambience, late afternoon view of the fountain pond and blue sky outside - all lovely. Food was spotty - parts delicious (salmon mascarpone ravioli, truffle torte), others not so (dry fish, bland rice).
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Service was slow. Waited at the host station for nearly ten minutes. No one seated me
  31. WK

    WineKahuna

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an excellent birthday dinner. The abalone was a great starter and the rack of lamb was fantastic with a bottle of fine Pinot Noir. Also, loved the cherries jubilee. Will definitely be back soon!
  32. AC

    AliC

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Honeymoon. Outside dining. Delicious food. Recommended by grandparents… was a fav spot!
  33. SA

    ScottA

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Average meal. Average service. Felt rushed. Food was ok but nothing special. Hard to believe this comes up as a top restaurant in Carmel. Doesn’t hold a candle to Aubergine.
  34. LT

    LauraT

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent. Lamb, Kobe burger, and prawn dishes were flavorful as well as creative. Service was excellent also.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect location with perfect service.. and food was very very fresh and delicious
  36. M

    Mamae

    Phoenix

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    They must have a new chef??? Food not as good as it use to be. Seafood pasta hardly had any seafood in it, rack of lamb and trout were not seasoned very well and no sauces. Didn’t feel as special as in the past.
  37. M

    Mk180

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They have the best desert! Fosters I think. It’s banana and ice cream 👌🏻
  38. JA

    JillA

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment kind and welcoming Luiz Ferreira beckoned us into the restaurant to the very last taste of our outstanding meals, the experience was exceptional! The servers were all so attentive, the chefs prepared and presented excellent meals and the courtyard view of the beautiful foundations all added up to a lovely evening. Why did we wait until our 40th Anniversary to visit this slice of heaven?? Thank you to all the staff at Anton and Michel for the wonderful evening.
  39. EW

    EdithW

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff couldn’t be more attentive the food was delicious
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was excellent. The food was the best that I have had in a long time. By far my favorite place to eat at in Carmel by far. Can’t wait to go back again. Ms

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 2480 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 37 times today
Google Map for Anton & Michel Restaurant

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

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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