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Aubergine at L'Auberge Carmel

Californian, Seafood, Contemporary American


Maximum Capacity: 100

Californian, Seafood, Contemporary American


Maximum Capacity: 100

The award winning 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. 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.

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Private Dining Options

Aubergine Dining Room

26 Standing | 26 Seated

The exceptional Aubergine is an award-winning restaurant which recently reaffirmed its 5 star level from Forbes. This intimate 9-table restaurant displays casual elegance with wood floors, unique decor, and high-back upholstered chairs that embrace the guest in comfort as they watch the charming Carmel street scene outside framed by floor to ceiling windows and luxurious tapestry curtains.

Wine Cellar

10 Standing | 10 Seated

Down the stairs from Aubergine restaurant is an underground wine cellar constructed beneath the inn’s courtyard to house the restaurant’s 2,500-bottle collection. The collection is comprised of numerous extraordinary wines from around the world. In the center of this cozy intimate ambiance is a long maple table that can be adorned with seasonal flowers or flickering candles. This private & elegant room is perfect to create a memorable lunch or dinner.

Aubergine Salon

6 Standing | 6 Seated

The salon is yet another intimate private event option situated adjacent to the restaurant. The space is ideal for a pre-dinner cocktail reception with its stand-alone lacquered inlay bar and stunning artwork on the walls. Guests are warmed by the stone fireplace which adds to the inviting allure of this unique room. For a private lunch or dinner, the comfortable banquette seating against the wall of paned windows allows for relaxation and comfort while dining.

L'Auberge Courtyard

100 Standing | 60 Seated

Reminiscent of a French country estate, the courtyard located at the heart of L’Auberge Carmel exudes both luxury and charm. The perimeter is adorned with blooming vines, authentic art pieces, and colorful flower boxes overflowing from the paned windows. The old-world European architecture of the courtyard provides a serene outdoor oasis protected from the ocean breezes and its natural warmth is enhanced by the tasteful heat lamps placed throughout.

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