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Aubergine at L'Auberge Carmel

Monte Verde & 7th Ave., Carmel, CA 93921
+1 831-624-8578
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good14%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“tasting menu” (37 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (9 reviews)
“wagyu beef” (7 reviews)
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Monte Verde & 7th Ave., Carmel, CA 93921
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

eat here - you will be very disappointed. We had the set dinner as it was a special occasion for us. The restaurant was very quiet and staff had little to do. Consequently, as soon as one of us finished a course the next course...More

Thank at72015
Ramon S, General Manager at Aubergine at L'Auberge Carmel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Dear at72015, Thank you for sharing your experience while dining with us. I am sorry that you felt that the pacing of the meal was too swift; that we would present the next course before the entire table was done with the last one is...More

Reviewed 4 September 2017

I have eaten in Michelin starred restaurants around the world and I know why this restaurant doesn't have one. The service was poor, we were not offered any drinks or a menu to browse when we arrived we were left in a side room because...More

Thank KTruman2014
Ramon S, General Manager at Aubergine at L'Auberge Carmel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Dear KTruman2014, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your perspective on our restaurant. I am sorry to hear that you felt that you were not properly looked after; it was barely a few brief moments between the time that you arrived and...More

Reviewed 16 August 2017

I decided to splurge and took my wife here for an anniversary dinner. Yes, it is very spendy but it is so worth the money for a special occasion. You'll be here for 2.5 to 3 hours as they bring out your dishes in perfectly...More

Thank mikegrattan
Ramon S, General Manager at Aubergine at L'Auberge Carmel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Dear mikegrattan, Thank you very much for joining us at Aubergine for your anniversary. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your experience with us and that you felt that the service and cuisine were commensurate with the high expectations that you had and...More

Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

An amazing experience in Carmel. The menu and the service are executed to the highest standards. Anyone used to the best restaurant in France will feel at home here.

Thank Julien B
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Husband's words. I will preface this review in the fact that I might not be giving Aubergine a fair shake. My wife and I had traveled to Northern California from Texas to celebrate our 19th anniversary and the day before our experience at Aubergine we...More

Thank jnmtravelTexas
Reviewed 9 July 2017

The food and presentation are superb. And there is a great wine list with something for everyone. The service is excellent. If you go there multiple times, Aubergine remembers your preferences. Aubergine has a prix fixe eight course tasting menu which changes daily. The staff...More

Thank 611rickz
Reviewed 5 July 2017

visited Aubergine with my wife and 10-year old daughter. Surprise with the simplicity of ingredients and concentration of flavor - specially -but not limited to- sea flavors! Asked for a very tasting wine pairing focused on californian wines: I really enjoyed learning a bit more...More

Thank Fabio P
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Aubergine offers a pre-fixe, eight course menu with no choices for any of the courses other than substituting wagyu steak for the lamb at a rather pricey (I believe) $32/oz, 4 oz. minimum. We were strongly encouraged to do the wine pairings but preferred a...More

Thank AbingdonHoo
Reviewed 26 April 2017

My wife and I dined on Monday in Justin Cogley's quaint gem. The food, service and attention to detail is exactly what you would expect at a top restaurant. We splurged and substituted the Wagyu beef and it was a great decision. We also shared...More

Thank Drseigle
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Breakfast full of fun comfort food and fresh fruits and flavors. Dinner is an 11 course extravaganza.. Waiter and Chef and staff very friendly. Daughter was sick was chef prepared soup and rice for room service. Went in for wagyu beef upgrade ..worth it,, not...More

Thank Soiam50
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Gil M
26 July 2016|
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Gil, call the restaurant directly or email the hotel concierge. Enjoy this beautiful hotel & restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$150 - US$295
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Monte Verde & 7th Ave., Carmel, CA 93921
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-624-8578
Executive Chef Justin Cogley's and Executive Pastry Chef Ron Mendoza's cooking philosophy is built first and foremost on spontaneity. With access to an array of outstanding local products as well as ingredients and artisan purveyors from around the world, Cogley and Mendoza focus on incorporating these elements into their ever-changing menus.
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