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We know, perfect is a big word! We didn’t get here overnight.
The Pocket is inspired by two lifetimes of love for great cuisine, culture, fine wine and cocktails, and the joy of discovering the perfect pairing with family and friends.
We were both born into the restaurant industry, watching our parents work hard to create beautiful experiences for their customers. From an early age, we both learned that the experience of dining out is just as important as the food itself.
When you achieve that perfect combination of people, ambience, food and drink—you are in The Pocket.
We’re so happy you found us.
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Le Soufflé is a fine dining restaurant serving a traditional French soufflé dinner menu. Everything is exclusively prepared by our Executive Chef/Co-Owner creating a very unique and finely crafted dining experience. The wine list offers a selection of wines from exquisite boutique producers in France and are all available by the glass or bottle. Our guests can look forward to an elegant escape when they step into our intimate and luxurious dining room. We are located on Dolores Street, just two blocks off Ocean Avenue in the beautiful village of Carmel-by-the-Sea.
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”.
Grasing's is open for indoor dining and limited outdoor dining (weather permitting). Please note if stairs are an issue for any guest. Please continue to visit our website a https://grasings.com for menu updates, holiday offerings and special events.
Grasing’s, located in downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea, lies along the Pacific Coast in Central California in Monterey County. Celebrity chef partners, Kurt Grasing and Narsai David, truly created a gem. From friendly and professional service, an award winning wine list and seasonally inspired cocktails to the fresh and sustainable local ingredients.
Please contact the restaurant to request dog friendly patio seating.
Tuesday - Thursday, Dinner 4:30pm to 9:00pm
Friday- Saturday, Dinner 4:30pm to 9:30pm
Please check our website for an updated menu.
Policies: We do require a credit card for reservations. We reserve the right to charge guests who do not show up for their reservations or cancel within a 24 hour notice.
To reserve our Van Gogh's table and private dining space, we require a charge of $100 regardless of the party size. The charge is added to your final bill.
The charge for NO SHOW is $25 per guest. We will hold your table for 15min max, and will automatically allot 2hrs for your dining pleasure.
Parties of 10 or more will need to make special accommodations with the manager.
Thank you for your continuous support!
Fifty eight years ago, Elaine and Pierre Boissiere established their eponymous restaurant at its current location, years before Carmel Plaza shopping center was built around it. They sought to offer the city of Carmel-by-the-Sea a relaxing and comforting venue modeled after a European chateau where tables are thoughtfully spaced and fresh flowers, fireplace, candles and soothing musical notes are integral part of the dining experience. The ambience sets the tone for French country food served with a great deal of care for detail and pastries baked daily on premises. It is a testament to their far sightedness that Patisserie Boissiere Restaurant continues to fulfill their vision to this day.
Try some of our specialties: the "Mamma Mia" features mouth-watering meatballs with pasta and southern Mediterranean-spiced sauce, Veal Osso Buco, Lamb Shank, certified Angus steaks, and a plethora of seafood including halibut, salmon and sand dabs! For our gluten-free guests, we can also provide gluten free pasta and bread.
Enjoy a seat on the pet-friendly patio with fall off the bone Osso Bucco and a glass of red wine or a cocktail from our full bar. We look forward to seeing you.
*Patio availability depending on weather. We do have limited covered tables outdoors. Please understand this when booking
Chef Luis Osorio creative American dishes are some of the most flavorful, colorful and vibrant on the Monterey Peninsula and celebrate flavor in every mouthwatering bite!
In addition to the main dining room, Rio Grill has a comfortable lounge and full bar serving refreshing libations including the restaurant’s famous "Rio Rita.” The bar is lined with colorful caricatures of local faces and celebrities. Rio Grill's award-winning wine list by Wine Director, Gabe de la Vega, features more than 250 labels featuring a ton of local wineries and an extensive selection available by the glass.
- JjamatovipLos Angeles •147 reviews5.0Dined 4 days agoExcellent food, service, and ambiance. Our server was very helpful and well versed in the strengths of the various dishes presented on the menu. The wine offerings are extensive and the sommelier is very helpful pairing offerings and wines. Take advantage of a trip to the wine cellar if you have the inclination and time! Great place to dine in a special town…More infoCasanova Restaurant CarmelPrice: Very Expensive• Italian• Carmel•4.6
- SCSusanCPalm Springs / Palm Desert Cities •7 reviews5.0Dined 5 days agoPersimmon and Spinach Salads were delicious, Excellent Black Cod and Risotto entrees. Attentive service and comfortable ambiance. Will be backMore infoThe PocketPrice: Expensive• Californian• Carmel•4.7
- SESuzanneEvipHawaii •2 reviews5.0Dined on Nov 23, 2023we had a nice evening and enjoyed having all the courses. Food and service were excellent.More infoPortaBella RestaurantPrice: Expensive• French• Carmel•4.5
- KOKevinOSan Francisco Bay Area •2 reviews5.0Dined on Jan 2, 2023Farouk and his family always make your dinner memorable. A very thoughtfully run restaurant. We’re lucky to have them!More infoCarmel's Bistro GiovanniPrice: Expensive• Italian• Carmel•4.6
- BCBrendaCvipWashington, D.C. Area •7 reviews5.0Dined on Jan 1, 2023Absolutely the best lunch in Carmel by the Sea. Food was amazing along with the service. Sea scallop salad was the best! Outdoor dining was very nice with the fountainMore infoAnton & Michel RestaurantPrice: Expensive• Californian• Carmel•4.7
A rising star along the California coast, Carmel-by-the-Sea is quickly making a name for itself on the dining scene. There's a European feel to Carmel, and that ambiance is reflected in the city's large number of French-influenced restaurants. As you nibble French bread and sip a glass of wine, it will be easy to imagine that you've been transported to a genuine Parisian bistro. Fresh seafood is plentiful in Carmel - no surprise given its coastal location. You'll find seafood dishes in Carmel's restaurants that range from European to Mexican in cuisine. You'll also have no trouble finding great seafood in Carmel's All-American steakhouses. The Californian commitment to healthy eating means that dishes lean heavily on produce, and vegetarian options abound in the local restaurants. Even vegans will find dishes to suit their tastes.
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