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Anton & Michel Restaurant

4.6
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1799 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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European
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”.

Anton and Michel is currently open for outdoor dining at Carmel most charming Court of the Fountains and for take-out meals. Please contact the restaurant directly If you do not see your preferred reservation date and time via OpenTable. Also, due to limited outdoor seating during this time, reservations are highly recommended.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1799 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
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4.7
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4.3
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMonicaG
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous and our waiter the maître d’ was fantastic!

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JulieA
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing! They truly work hard at all levels to create an elegant dining experience. We had the seafood fricasse and it was delicious. Topped it off with creme brulee and it was a perfect night! Definitely recommend!

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vipvirginial
Houston
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining outside was wonderful. The service, food and atmosphere were perfect!

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AndrewS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super!! Will be back on our next trip back. Thank you

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in Carmel. You can’t go wrong with the beautiful outdoor terrace, excellent food, and even better service!

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vipLulu
Central Coast
55 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect Covid meal. Safe, delicious, and beautiful setting. Fish dishes were superb.

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aidanb
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience1

The ambiance was lovely! Perfect setting! We had onion soup and ravioli as appetizers, both of which were perfect (the mushroom/corn filled ravioli especially so). Although our main courses, rack of lamb and duck were yummy, the lamb was overdone and the duck, albeit extremely tender, had an overriding taste of curry in its sauce and sweet potato mash. I wasn't prepared for that and was told that brandy was the ingredient and no curry was stocked in the kitchen. I suggested they taste the dish. Service was excellent (and they did comp the duck, which was appreciated). Overall, a lovely night out.

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vipAlina
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

A must visit in Carmel! Great restaurant with incredible atmosphere

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had lunch there during outside dining only. It is a beautiful and relaxing setting. Lunch was amazing. Started with the french onion soup and tuna tartare, both of which was really good. Seafood linguini was delicious, as was the Ahi sandwich. Will definitely go back.

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vipMharmath
Tahoe
14 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow i have to keep this short and sweet.. First, I just the food. They had one of my favorite appetizers, Duck Pate, and it was amazing. My salad topped with Filet Mignon was also amazing. They sat us outside right next to the fountain surrounded by flowers, it could not have been more beautiful. It was an amazing lunch and I cannot wait to go back soon.

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TienaH
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Atmosphere was beautiful. Loved the fountain and really enjoyed sitting next to the fire put as it was a bit chilly.

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DahnL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything exceeded expectations.

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vipLisaF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salmon was delicious. Great texture!

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JimT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time dining at the restaurant. Celebrating our anniversary. Timing of the entire experience was on point as were the staff. David was appropriately helpful, pleasant and very professional. Food was great! Our expectations were exceeded.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and wine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful place for lunch, dinner whatever suites your mood. Romance or business, this can make your day. It certainly did mine for a family lunch during this COVID time.

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AdelinR
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is really good, service was excellent and the outdoor siting is beautiful and provide adequate space between each table I felt at ease and safe during this pandemic time

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vipAmanda
San Diego
46 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely patio for outdoor dining. Great wine and dinner!

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ChristopherC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Asked for a nice view or area and was put back in the corner. So we didn’t have any view of the pool or fountain. That was the only downside but, the food was good.

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vipRobertK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

one of the best spots to eat outdoors. Very private courtyard, far superior to the pop up street seating most other places have to offer.

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CarrieD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

No one checked us in. No one acknowledged my special requests. Tables too close together. Multi family parties. Dogs were barking uncontrollably. Food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service,great food, great ambiance. All around great experience for our 20yr wedding anniversary.

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vipSusan
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor patio with fire pit & heaters ...great for outdoor- only fine dining in chilly Carmel

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RobertM
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb ambience in outdoor seating area with adjacent shallow pool, fire pit, plants and flowers. Impeccable service. Excellent wine selection and entrees.

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vipNapaDiner
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

One of our favorite places. They did well in dealing with COVID restrictions. Outdoor seating was ok. Disappointed in the limitations imposed on menu choices. Lost the old ambiance.

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BobG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lunch and a dinner here during a multi-day stay and the food was outstanding both times. And every different types of food ordered each time, from steak and salmon to soup and sandwich. Lovely setting outside around the fountain/pool and very friendly and attentive staff. Could not have asked for more. Highly recommend it.

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EddieW
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant in Carmel. From start to finish a great food, wine , cocktail and ambience experience.
Renee was our server and he was great. The place is 100% safe and they have gone to great lengths to protect that staff and the clients in these challenging times.
Thanks to the Anton and Michael team

Eddie

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Limited heat lamp availability on a chilly night, but outdoor dining was well spaced especially during COVID. Amaaaaaazing duck! Nice find in Carmel.

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vipivyb
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place that has adapted VERY well to outdoor dining option. Food is always consistently delicious. Nee favorite item is the Shrimp spring roll appetizer. If in doubt, French Onion soup is best in town!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always Excellent!

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LenaS
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very romantic

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Jdaly
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! The food and service is always great!

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vipPamelaC
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met someocal friends while we vacationed in Carmel. Lovely garden patio seating, personable waitress, nice menu and excellent food!

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vipAZLolly
Phoenix
288 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The terrace has always been lovely and the endive radicchio salad was generous and wonderful. The Idaho trout was delicious and the short ribs were outstanding with that amazing sauce. Even the polenta cake with ice cream was done to perfection.

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vipMeiravD
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a gem of a restaurant. The food was fabulous
We were completely surprised ( although it was highly recommend by locals).
If you are in Carmel, family trip, date
This restaurant should be a must on your list.

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OckyG
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best filet mignon I've had in years! And the service was delightful. Thoroughly enjoyed sitting in the open space of the patio. This is my new Carmel favorite!

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vipSandieM
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor, private patio. Good food good service

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant. Always excellent food & service.

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CatherineK
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Such a beautiful restaurant and the servers make you feel special

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CinemaSpectacularFoodie
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Small plates such as beets and risotto were tasty and beautifully presented. Recommend the chicken over the seared tuna (tough and chewy). Best surprise and delight came from the shrimp Spring Rolls. Host and outdoor seating areas are both fantastic

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 1799 OpenTable diners.

Anton & Michel Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.antonandmichel.com/antonmichel/gift-certificates/.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.