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A photo of Aubergine at L'Auberge Carmel restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(1249)
$$$$
• Californian • Carmel
The award-winning, Michelin starred restaurant Aubergine is located at L’Auberge Carmel, a Relais & Châteaux in the heart of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Chef Cogley’s cuisine showcases the finest ingredients with a razor-sharp balance of deference and innovation. For a supplement, course-by-course wine pairings are available. The menu served nightly highlights the best ingredients of the season, enhanced by skillful technique and an eye toward varied textures and flavors. Desserts, masterfully prepared by Chef Santos, are irresistible complements to Cogley’s savory courses.Reservation Cancellation Policy: 24 Hours Prior to Reservation Time.Late Cancellation Fee: $185 per person Cancelling.Menu: Eight Course Tasting Menu $245 per person plus tax and serviceDining Room Attire: Smart Casual. Jackets for gentlemen are encouraged. Ties are optional. No t-shirts, shorts, or o
A photo of Albatross Ridge Tasting Room - Downtown Carmel restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(77)
$$$$
• Winery • Carmel
Located on Dolores St, between Ocean and 6th Avenue, our Downtown Carmel Tasting Room is conveniently located next to fine dining restaurants, lodging, and other retail stores. Albatross Ridge Winery specializes in premium Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grown on our Estate in Carmel Valley, just seven miles from Carmel by the Sea. Our recent 2014 release was rated by Wine Enthusiast 94 & 95 points! Albatross Ridge was also recognized by Wine Enthusiast as one of the most Dramatic Vineyards in California.In the early 1930's my grandfather William Hawley Bowlus began launching his one of a kind Albatross sailplanes off the ridges of Carmel Valley. Today our family carries on his avant-garde legacy farming Pinot Noir and Chardonnay on a steep Carmel Valley ridge overlooking the Carmel Bay only seven miles in the distance.
A photo of Le Soufflé restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(272)
$$$$
• French • Carmel
Booked 8 times today
**NO OUTDOOR SEATING AVAILABLE - INTIMATE INDOOR DINING ROOM CAN ACCOMMODATE PARTIES UP TO 4 GUESTS- MENU CHANGES SEASONALLY- SEE WEBSITE FOR CURRENT MENU**Reservations are only available through OpenTable up to 3 weeks in advance. Le Soufflé is a fine dining restaurant serving a traditional French soufflé dinner menu. Everything is exclusively prepared by our Executive Chef/Co-Owner creating a very unique and finely crafted dining experience. The wine list offers a selection of wines from exquisite boutique producers in France and are all available by the glass or bottle. Our guests can look forward to an elegant escape when they step into our intimate and luxurious dining room. We are located on Dolores Street, just two blocks off Ocean Avenue in the beautiful village of Carmel-by-the-Sea.
A photo of Pacific's Edge restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(2772)
$$$$
• American • Carmel
Booked 6 times today
Nestled on the craggy bluffs of Carmel Highlands and offering spectacular views of the California coastline, Pacific’s Edge lives up to a well-earned reputation as a destination restaurant. Using ingredients inspired by the local bounty from land and sea, a creative culinary team curates seasonal menus complemented by a storied wine list. Where California casual meets refined dining in a one-of-a-kind location, Pacific’s Edge will surely delight all the senses.
A photo of Covey Grill restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(199)
$$$$
• Californian • Carmel
Booked 5 times today
Taste the fresh ingredients harvested from local organic farms that are hand selected by Edgar's at Quail Lodge Executive Chef Alvin Quinol and exquisitely prepared by his culinary team into the savory dishes available on our new menus. Covey Grill features a casual elegance with its indoor and outdoor dining located alongside the natural backdrop of Quail's sparkling pond and lush gardens. Our Carmel, CA restaurant is proudly guided in the principles of sustainability by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch and focuses on local farm to table options.

Discover Carmel

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.

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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