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Aubergine at L'Auberge Carmel, Carmel, CA

Aubergine at L'Auberge Carmel

4.9
4.9
1178 Reviews
$50 and over
Californian

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.

The daily changing eight course Tasting Menu is an of-the-moment celebration of seasonality and creativity. 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

Dining Room Attire: Smart Casual. Jackets for gentlemen are encouraged. Ties are optional. No t-shirts, shorts, or open toed shoes.

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Booked 8 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Seafood, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (831) 624-8578

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Justin Cogley

  • Catering

    For weddings, private dining and special events please call our Events Coordinator at 831-622-5907 or email: events@laubergecarmel.com. <br />

  • Private party facilities

    Aubergine Restaurant at L'Auberge Carmel, Relais & Chateaux features a variety of spaces that can be reserved for small to large gatherings. Dining Room, Wine Cellar, Salon, and Courtyard event space available.

  • Private party contact

    Reservations: (831) 624-8578

  • Neighborhood

    Carmel

  • Cross street

    7th

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is offered; street parking is optional.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 1,178 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 5Food
  • 5Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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    Notable Wine List

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    Californian

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Best Overall

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    Best Food

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Best Service

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Best Ambiance

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Exceptional in every way!

  2. IK

    IsaK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely amazing creative food, very attentive service, maybe too much food for lighter eaters, too much wine on the pairing menu. Extremely expensive.

  3. A

    Alamomaryann

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Inventive menu, attentive service. Great celebration dinner

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic menu! Well prepared, presented and atmosphere was perfect!

  5. D

    Derek

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful bites and excellent wine pairing. Knowledgeable, friendly staff.

  6. L

    La2014

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service and dinner was excellent. The menu that evening was perfect ,very well prepared and presented.I will recommend anyone to check it out and I will definitely go again ;)

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was impeccable, elite service & well executed dish. The wine pairing was exciting . Thank you

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed our meal on the patio underneath a full moon. It’s a very beautiful setting, quiet and charming. The food was excellent in taste and presentation and the service, including the valet, matched it every step of the way. Thank you Aubergine for a memorable evening.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was absolutely fantastic. Every course was special. The wine pairing was quite expensive and the pours are not generous. The ambiance is beautiful from the inside to the out. The music they play Inside, however, was not fitting. It was some kind of new age pop, whatever that is. I have found that with a lot of restaurants lately, they can ruin or alter the mood because of the strange music they are playing and often too loudly. Would I go back again? Absolutely! I would just do the “standard” wine pairing and not the “reserve.”

  10. JB

    JasBob

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What an amazing experience! It made my birthday truly remarkable!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing meal worth all the hype. Well done! Treat yourself. You can’t take it with you. Enjoy as we did.

  12. RS

    RyanS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Simply amazing! What an expierence and is a true bucket list item. From the 8 course menu, to the wine pairing and attentive service Aubergine is worth the trip.

  13. SS

    SerSyrion

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Exceptional dinner. Each bite of our night's tasting menu danced between vibrant bursts of flavor and rich, gentle, sweeping, dishes that kept us excited for the next course. Good pacing. Kind and professional service.

  14. M

    Michael

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    best dinner I have had in years, impeccable service

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing experience in COMPANY, EXPERIENCE and - of course FOOD. Epicurean delights abound. Each course built on the next. How lucky are we to have dined (and imbibed) with such talented chefs and staff! Cheers!

  16. HD

    HiDe

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service and food was excellent! If you would like an evening of pampering and excellent food, this is the restaurant to visit. From the time you are seated, the staff make sure you are taken care of. The courses came out at the right time and you aren’t rushed. The one bad thing is that the menu was not printed so I can’t remember all the yummy things I ate!

  17. J

    Jeff

    Portland

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely the best dining experience ever. We enjoyed every single bite of the exquisitely prepared eight course meal. Extensive wine list. Beautiful setting, extremely professional, attentive and knowledgeable staff.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Overall, this was a great experience, again. Food was beautifully presented and delicious. Service was great!

  19. K

    Kelvin

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible food and presentation. Reserve wine tasting was unique and worth the upgrade. Our best dining experience in Carmel. Have been to several Michelin star restaurants and this was one of our favorite experiences.

  20. D

    David

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic dining experience, we had a wonderful time.

  21. MN

    MaryN

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our second Michelin star restaurant this week. My husband and I agreed that the food was like a warm hug. Exceptional skill, warm service by both the chef and sous chef. Lovely wine pairings. Worth the trip.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding. Amazing. Excellent.

  23. P

    Pyl007

    San Francisco

    114 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Aubergine is a lovely, quiet, and elegant restaurant for that special occasion. Just take your time to appreciate all the work that goes into the visual and taste aspects of each course. It's an evening's entertainment to delight the senses. We very much enjoyed the detailed explanation of each dish and wine pairing. All the staff are very friendly and knowledgeable.

  24. d

    datenightfoodie

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of my most favorite restaurants. A must in Carmel. Worth the cost. Has all the elements expected in a Michelin star rated restaurant.

  25. ET

    EmmaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Spectacularly good! Wonderful food and wine, great service, beautiful setting.

  26. GG

    GGail

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary. The 8 course tasting menu with wine surpassed our expectations. It was incredible from service to sommelier and the food.

  27. A

    Amanda

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Food was spectacular. Every thing was accessible but different and just so good. Decor could use some refreshing from the 2000s… and I think everyone heard our conversation because there were only nine people in the room. But other than that, probably the best meal in Carmel/Monterey

  28. l

    loveforwine

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great setting with a wonderful staff. Seemed very dedicated to making sure everything was perfect. We recommend the sommelier pairing of wines along with the meal. John has an amazing palette. Thanks chef for sharing your amazing talent. Thank you all

  29. I

    Ivigourmet

    Miami

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience amazing tastes, great service, wines and ambiance.

  30. A

    Adam

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing dinner exceptional service. Highly recommend!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful experience. I told them I'd proposed just before dinner and they went above and beyond to create an excellent evening.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    So so great. Deserves more than one star!

  33. PA

    PaulaA

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service, ambiance and food were amazing. Attention to detail.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Once in a lifetime event for us. We loved every taste.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Exquisite meal. Everything was prepared with exacting standards and beautifully presented. The flavors of each small bite were perfection. The wine pairings were so wonderful that we were taking pics of the bottles to help us remember each one. Highly recommend this place! Deserves its Michelin star and then some!!!

  36. SP

    StephenP

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was exceptional as well as the service. We will return. Please consider changing and lowering the music volume to more mainstream offerings.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday Well worth the experience

  38. LP

    LPLW

    London

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Superb food, expertly sourced, delicately cooked, beautifully presented. The sommelier wine pairings were as audacious as they were delicious; the cherry blossom sake was particularly inspired.

  39. SV

    SeanV

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience5

    Food was exceptional, service was, too. But to be seated in the auxiliary area was very disappointing. The wine pairing should absolutely be avoided. Seriously overpriced and disappointing, especially given its proximity to so many legendary vineyards. To include two rounds of sake is deceptive at best.

  40. CL

    CarleyL

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The most amazing experience! We did the food and wine pairing and everything about it was top notch!

FAQs

Aubergine at L'Auberge Carmel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (831) 624-8578.

Aubergine at L'Auberge Carmel is rated 4.9 stars by 1178 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 8 times today
Google Map for Aubergine at L'Auberge Carmel

Monte Verde & 7th Ave. Carmel, CA 93921

Additional information

  • Cross street

    7th

  • Neighborhood

    Carmel

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Seafood, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is offered; street parking is optional.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Justin Cogley

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (831) 624-8578

  • Catering

    For weddings, private dining and special events please call our Events Coordinator at 831-622-5907 or email: events@laubergecarmel.com. <br />

  • Private party facilities

    Aubergine Restaurant at L'Auberge Carmel, Relais & Chateaux features a variety of spaces that can be reserved for small to large gatherings. Dining Room, Wine Cellar, Salon, and Courtyard event space available.

  • Private party contact

    Reservations: (831) 624-8578

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