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About Anton & Michel Restaurant

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”.

Mission St & 7th Ave
Carmel, CA 93921-4917
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
European, Californian, Continental

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
Mission Street between Ocean & 7th.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(831) 624-2406

Website:
http://www.antonandmichel.com/

Executive Chef:
Mark Simpson

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

Additional:
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

Anton & Michel Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

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Quiet

81% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (35)
Special Occasion (32)
Good for Anniversaries (29)
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Notable Wine List (24)
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Creative Cuisine (13)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Cozy (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Authentic (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Business Meals (3)
Casual (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Scenic View (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
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Sunday Lunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

We had eaten here several times for dinner and decided on lunch here one time. The french onion soup was very good and the salads were fresh and substantial.

The service is always top notch and the ambiance allows for a quiet, relaxing, non-rushed dining experience. Their wines by the glass are a good value and the lunch menu allows for a wide selection of tastes. Sitting by the windows overlooking the courtyard fountains just adds to the relaxing atmosphere.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2018

The restaurant is a classic with excellent service, good food, and an ambiance that allows for an unhurried evening allowing for relaxed conversation. Our service was excellent. We often have the rack of lamb when visiting this restaurant. This one evening the rack came to the table more than medium rare and we mentioned it and the waiter agreed. without hesitation a new rack of lamb was put in the oven.

the wine selection is large (and pricey), but we have always been matched with a good bottle with our dinner and the selections have never disappointed.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Anton and Michels provided us an exceptional evening dining during our honeymoon! The atmosphere was beyond expectation as we found ourselves seated in front of large windows overlooking a scenic 'pond'. The service and kindness of the maitre de, Luiz, on a rainy evening to the waiter, Tahah, meeting our every need before being asked added to the quality of our evening. We enjoyed an amazing butternut ravioli as a starter that had a mild sauce, allowing us to fully taste the ravioli, salad that consisted of fresh tasting ingredients, a duck and salmon entree with sauces so light that accentuated the natural flavors of the selected course. We are eagerly anticipating our next visit!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 8, 2018

We had a very nice meal. Lamb chops and short rib were both very tasty. The endive salad had great flavors and a nice crunch with the almonds. Presentation was beautiful. Kind of an expensive date but the food was good quality and service was excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was outstanding. I had the rack of lamb it was the best I have ever had. Service was spectacular.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The service was good but we both got the duck and it was just rendered well. The skin was soft and there was tons of fat. The duck itself wasn’t particularly flavorful although the source was good.

Overall a C+/b- which was disappointing.

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Delicious meal and wonderful service. For a special night out it's ideal

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Date night with husband. The service was excellent and the food was great. Lovely wine.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 2, 2018

From the time that we were greeted at the door to showing us our table, I felt like we were royalty. We had a wonderful time. Cherries Jubilee was awesome and fun to watch our maitre d make it for us.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 2, 2018

The food was impeccable and the service was unobtrusive and stellar. I must highlight Luiz Ferreira's attention to every detail made this a truly noteworthy experience. I usually do not undertake restaurant reviews, but Anton Michel was exceptional by all measures and I am appreciative of the experience. This is the way a restaurant should be run and it was truly impressive. Thank you!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Our experience was a wonderful dining experience. We felt like we were in PARIS at a very exclusive restaurant. The attentive staff was appreciated. The food was delicious and the wine, champagne was excellent.

Tags: Organic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Years eve

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We were seated outdoors on the patio near the fire pit. Carmel is a very dog friendly town and most restaurants make decent accommodations. However, I was surprised that patio had no heating lamps - - none! Well we did dress warmly since it was Dec 30th. So our evening was quiet, eating outside, on the patio with our dog. Food was very good, but not as I would have expected, but worth the visit. Our waiter was very pleasant and attentive. He was also very knowledgeable of the food and the wine, which always makes the dinning experience more pleasurable.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

An outstanding experience. My wife and I come here every time we visit the Monterrey / Carmel area (We live in San Jose). This is our favorite restaurant there. It never disappoints.

Every time we visited we experienced exceptional service, great ambiance and superb food. This is a great place for a date or for a family. Making a reservation is highly recommended as this gem gets quite busy almost any day of the week. Enjoy!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Not worth it. Very overrated. Don't know why it is rated #2 in Carmel

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We had Christmas dinner at the restaurant. This locale reminds me of an updated version of the fancy restaurants where my parents spent special occasions. No real culinary risks here, offering the standards but with a more interesting presentation of the main protein and vegetables (unless you count the rice accompanying the salmon dish presented in the shape of a perfect mold). I had the Alaskan Halibut with vegetables. Our table ordered the last piece very early into the dinner hour. It tasted delicious and was one of the few menu items that wasn't as old school as the rest of the offerings. My sister had a lobster crab cocktail starter with a light horseradish sauce. Also good. Mostly the restaurant was a nice space to spend time with family on a holiday when most restaurants are closed.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Anton and Michel is in the top 5 of all of the restaurants where I've ever eaten. The service (Tiffany) was outstanding: attentive but not overbearing. The food was amazing. The ambience was wonderful. I will definitely return the next time I am in Carmel-by-the-Sea.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Food was really good and service as well. Recommended in Carmel!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Huge disappointment for a very high price tag.
This place is considered high-end French food. My husband and I both ordered a fish entree and both came WELL DONE and dry. We do not eat meat, perhaps they are better at that.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

This is always a delight place to have dinner. Food is wonderful. We enjoy our wait staff every time we go to A & M.

I’m not a fan of table side cooking. The table across from us had table side cooking and I smelled like there food the rest of the evening. It’s just to close of a space to do this at A & M.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Disabled Access, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent food, service, and environment. Have eaten here several times and will continue to do so! Very elegant without being snobbish, a first class restaurant!

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vip
 (San Joaquin)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Our server, Luiz Ferreira had a passion to provide his customers with outstanding service 👍👍👍 My whole family of 3 people from Fresno will certainly dine his restaurant again when we visit Carmel next time👌😇
We highly recommend this restaurant due to their excellent customer service as we dined in this restaurant 2 days in a row🤗🤩

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Beautiful restaurant & ambience.
Delicious meal.
I had the paella and hubby got daily special = sea bass.
Both were wonderful!
Service was excellent.
Hope to return soon.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

The food was well prepared and presented nicely. Service was on point and the ambience was nice for a mid day meal.

Tags: Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

not worth it any more, used to be really good. poor menu options, poorly prepared as in under cooked and served at room temp. almost flavorless.
used to be a favorite. no more.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Had dinner at 6pm and their 3 course meal package was available. We still ordered off the regular menu. Overall highly recommend, across the board, especially the food. Had their special catch of the day, grilled swordfish!! Excellent!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

It was a great dinner for me and my wife.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Celebrating our 22nd Anniversary. Super friendly staff and very accommodating. The food was amazing!! Looking forward to visiting again. Highly recommended

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I cannot recall the name of our waiter, but he was outstanding. He was attentive, but did not hover. He explained the menu very well and was ready to respond to our every request.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The service was impeccable and friendly. The food was outstanding, very fresh, expertly seasoned and prepared. Portions were perfect. The rack of lamb was one of the most tasty I have ever eaten. If you order crepes, they prepare it tableside.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Nice dinner at Anton and Michel's on Sunday evening. Nice ambience and setting. Service was great. Enjoyed the rack of lamb for my entrée. My wife enjoyed the trout. We've there previously and will return when in Carmel.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Casual, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We had Thanksgiving dinner at the restaurant and the service and food was fantastic. We will definitely visit again soon.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our Thanksgiving meal at Anton & Michel's. Thos was the second time I had been there and I would go again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner with old friends. We drank a little cocktail, ate, had a little wine and a little more wine. Food and service was superb! We especially liked that we could sit and relax and talk and not be rushed. Thanks for a lovely night!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Booked for 50th anniversary and 74th birthday but completely ignored even though mentioned when making reservation and again when we arrived we were very disappointed we drove 400 miles expecting more. May be our last time there.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Absolutely great--especially as we were there for Thanksgiving, when most restaurants are hard-pressed to give their best.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Always impeccable service and great food. Eat outdoors on a nice day, it's wonderful

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Terrible service. No flavor in anything the made. Fish was old. Steak over cooked.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Lovely restaurant, the waiter was exceptionally good, very attentive and polite. Would go there again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

The service and quality of food were very good, but overall, the ambiance felt dated, especially for such a nice restaurant in a busy vacation spot. The lighting and ambiance was more akin to a fine dining cafeteria. One minor, but demonstrable, detail was the bar ware, which seemed like it came from a caterer’s collection. For drinks/wine at $10-12 a glass, this seemed off. Again, the service and attention were wonderful and everyone was pleasant and welcoming, but it wasn’t the special evening out we had originally planned.

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