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Le Soufflé, Carmel by the Sea, CA

Le Soufflé

4.8
4.8
421 Reviews
$50 and over
French
**WE HAVE SWITCHED TO LUNCH SERVICE M-F STARTING AT 11:30AM**
We are located in CARMEL, CALIFORNIA, USA. Reservations are only available through OpenTable up to 3 weeks in advance. Intimate indoor dining room can accommodate parties up to 4 guests- Menu changes seasonally- see website for current menu.

Le Soufflé is a fine dining restaurant serving a traditional French soufflé lunch 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    French
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (831) 250-5314
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Ivan Samchenko

What 421 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Innovative

  • California Central Coast

    Neighborhood gem

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Best Food

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Best Ambiance

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Best Value

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Innovative

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Neighborhood gem

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Romantic

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Good for special occasions

421 Reviews
  1. Tiaritch

    San Francisco

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Putting it mildly. This restaurant is fabulous - where else can you find soufflés on the menu u. And have them arrive high, hot and so good. The first course salads are outstanding too - I had the one with cured salmon, which the chef does himself. We have been coming to Le Soufflé since it opened in the middle of the pandemic - and each time we marvel at how they can do it, be so consistently outstanding. Now they are open for lunch only - making your midday a memorable celebration!

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  2. jonc

    San Diego

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food, Great service.

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  3. IanL

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply amazing place to experience a once in a lifetime meal!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful spot for a delicious lunch in Carmel. The ambiance and decor are really cute and the soufflés were delightful. We enjoyed everything! We would definitely visit again.

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  5. Ctjmmj

    Minneapolis

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful little place. Host was very friendly. Food was amazing. Souffles were made to perfection. Had the Strawberry Souffle for dessert.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The dessert ones are really good. The savory ones were alright. It’s meant to be the entree and they were huge. Would be better if it’s more a side with some protein as an entree not as the whole dish by itself.

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  7. Jean

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was outstanding and we plan to return as soon as possible. The service was excellent and very friendly.

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  8. AnnaG

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing meal and service! Soufflés were perfect and the ambience beautiful, very French.

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  9. Nate

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have been twice. Fantastic food and service each time. Very small team (chef plus server and the owner), all of them are great. Highly recommend.

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  10. MyrnaG

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A different delicious culinary experience. A must.

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FAQs

Le Soufflé is rated 4.8 stars by 421 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Le Soufflé

SE corner of 5th Ave and Dolores St, Carmel by the Sea, CA 93921

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Carmel
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    French
  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Free parking lot across the street from 5PM nightly.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Ivan Samchenko
  • Additional
    Beer, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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