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Thu, 2/22
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Anton & Michel Restaurant

1226 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Top Tags:
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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”.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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European, Californian, Continental
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(831) 624-2406
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Mark Simpson
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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.
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Private party contact
Bert Simpson: (831) 624-2406
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Cross street
Mission Street between Ocean & 7th.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1226 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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visitor (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

Our second visit. The first, two years ago, was superb.

The second was weird and sadly inconsistent with our expectations . The food and setting were wonderful. The service, ranging from the hostess who did not even glance at our reservation on her computer (she would have noted a birthday comment which, as a result, went unfulfilled, also, she did not leave a wine list), to a listless water boy who brought stale bread, to the uninspired waiter who fussed over two "local" tables and barely took decent care of us, was horrible.

No birthday recognition!

Either they were off their game or things have taken a sad turn for a restaurant that should be awesome given the prices and ambience.

Food, as noted, was very good. Eat in the lovely bar room near the fireplace.

5.0  Dined 5 days ago

My boyfriend and I decided to have dinner here to celebrate our late Valentines Day. I must say, the food was delicious! We had the pork tenderloin and the filet mignon. Our cocktails were great. The service was absolutely wonderful. Nick was our server, and we couldn’t have asked for anyone better. The rest of the restaurant staff were very attentive and polite. Definitely would recommend this restaurant to friends and family. Thank you Anton & Michel for a wonderful first time experience. We will be back!

1.0  Dined 5 days ago

Worst service I've ever received from the most rude waiter of all time. Argued with an attitude for several minutes. He brought us the wrong order but wouldn't admit he made the mistake. Never will go here again nor recommended to a friend.

Eria62 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Staff was very attentive, even though we booked the same afternoon. Had a very nice quiet table to celebrate a birthday. Service and food were excellent in every respect. Look forward to returning.

vipSteve (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Couldn’t have been nicer. Service was excellent, attentive and professional without being overbearing. Food was also excellent, wonderful presentation with tastes to match.

5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

The facility is very classy and was a special place for a Valentine dinner. Our waiter was mature and professional, conversational and thorough. Our meals were both well-presented and delicious. Would definitely visit again, as well as recommend to others

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

I brought my wife for Valentines Day and we really enjoyed it. Great service and excellent food. They went out of their way to make it a special night. Large portions and fairly priced. I'll be back!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine’s day-very busy. Just seemed like here wasn’t enough staff

Calgal (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We had the rack of lamb for two. Everything from start to finish was superb. The table side preparation of the Caesar salad, serving of the lamb, and the flambé dessert was wonderful and everything tasted delicious.

vipLovethewinecountry (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

We have dinner at Anton & Michel every year when we go to the AT&T golf tournament. It is always a high-light to our stay in Carmel. It is a beautiful restaurant and the service is always excellent. This year our server was Terri and she was great - friendly and very helpful to our special requests. I had the special soup - cream of artichoke and my husband had the French onion soup which he always loves. We both had a filet and they were cooked to perfection. I had the au-gratin potatoes instead of fingerlings and they were delicious. We ended the evening with coffee and ice cream. It was a lovely evening and we are looking forward to our next visit - hopefully sooner than next February!