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Mission St AT 4th Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
+1 831-620-1942
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“escargot” (24 reviews)
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French, European
Mission St AT 4th Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We re-visited this French restaurant after many years of absence. It is a small quiet restaurant with enough distance between tables. The service is unhurried as I think most tables have only one seating. The food is very good; the prices reasonable. Will gladly visit...More

Thank MGN777
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Though this place is a little off the beaten path and looks more like a bistro they provide first rate french food, a real gem. We loved every bite. Service was excellent.

Thank lbb_traveller
Reviewed 29 March 2017

The restaurant has two rooms. It is important to be seated in the main room, which has a warmer feel, better decorations, and is the hub of the restaurant. The second room, where we were seated, is a bit sparsely decorated and lacks a little...More

Thank BuzzWalsh
Reviewed 28 March 2017

A restaurant we keep coming back to on each trip to Carmel. Want a romantic evening with great food, beverage, and service, Le Escargot fills the bill. We love it. We have had the privilege of having Jeremy be our server and wine expert on...More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 5 March 2017

L'Escargot is is a lovely French restaurant, situated away from the bustle of downtown a few blocks away. As opposed to Casanova, which touts itself as the "most romantic restaurant in Carmel", L'Escargot actually is. Quiet, tables set a decent distance from each other, and...More

Thank JonSCalifornia
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We started our evening in France with a Kir, a Kir Royale, a French 75, and a gimlet (To see if they could do an American classic. They can.) One of our friends told us that if she was ever going to be executed, she...More

Thank JandJ67
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We went to L'escargot with friends and had a delicious meal and great wine. The pate and fish entree were over the top! The staff was very professional and extremely knowledgeable. Our waiter was particularly patient with our group.

Thank ott2014
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Recommended by our lodging host - Carmel Garden Inn - who made a reservation for us. The wine list was well rounded - we selected an excellent cabernet from the Napa Valley. We focused on the specials of the day, of which there were several....More

Thank Donna V
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Suprised we had not found this place before. It is sort of tucked away on the west side of Mission just south of 4th. The food was all delicious. Two of us had the fixed priced dinner and two ordered a la cart. The fixed...More

Thank 611rickz
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

We were all set for a great meal in a small French restaurant, the night before thanksgiving-- what a disappointment! As we walked in, the man who took us to the table- could have been the host or a waiter, who knows-- we say hello...More

Thank pecosbill12
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Can you please tell me how often do you feature your Bouillabaisse?
31 May 2016|
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Response from John Wm S | Reviewed this property |
This question should be addressed to the restaurant, not the reviewer.
Can you comment on the outdoor patio? Is it large enough to bring a dog along?
24 May 2016|
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Response from MikeandGinny2014 | Reviewed this property |
Haven't seen any dogs in or outside L'Escargot and know of no patio with tables or seating. Call the restaurant, I could be wrong. If you can find a sitter for your pup, the food and ambiance are definitely worth an intimate... More
We have heard concerns from relatives living in Santa Maria that the location is not in a great part of town. Have there been problems with vandalism and/or break-ins?
23 August 2015|
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Response from roscoeSanCarlos | Reviewed this property |
I always feel safe when visiting Carmel. The area where the restaurant is located is about two blocks up from the Main Street (Ocean Ave). People and cars are around...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mission St AT 4th Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-620-1942
L'Escargot is a French restaurant in Carmel, California with a warm, romantic dining room area and with plenty of space between tables.