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Aubergine at L'Auberge Carmel

Monte Verde & 7th Ave., Carmel, CA 93921
+1 831-624-8578
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good13%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (36 reviews)
“kobe beef” (9 reviews)
“abalone” (13 reviews)
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Monte Verde & 7th Ave., Carmel, CA 93921
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Reviewed 27 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
Reviewed 14 April 2017

A small, classy restaurant in an inn with tasting menu only ($150 without drinks. Some expensive “supplements” such was wagu beef. Two kinds of wine pairing offered). Each of about 8-10 courses came in very small portions, but some were outstanding, such as the caviar...More

Thank Hlbonvivant
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Grand Chef, Justin Cogley and Pastry Chef Yulanda Santos call this place home. The tasting menu they offered up to us was perhaps one of the finest dinners we've ever had anywhere and we've eaten dinner on multiple continents. A restaurant for "special occasions or...More

Thank Robert E
Reviewed 8 April 2017

In my opinion most of the restaurants in Carmel disappoint. Perhaps it is because the menus cater to tourists and an older, unadventurous clientele. They remind me of the restaurants in Palm Springs. But Aubergine is an exception. Sure it is pricey. The tasting menu...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 31 March 2017

This place was highly recommended but when we went in we were going for drinks and dinner. The service was so bad we just stayed for drinks then left.

1  Thank postrawb
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Every now and then it's fun to splash out on a fancy gourmet experience. But this one was not one of those where you walk away feeling like the money was well spent. The food was tasty and a couple of the dishes were outstanding...More

Thank Global_academic
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I believe in fine dinning, but if your hungry this is not the place for you. All you get is just a bite of food. Tasty, yes, but I'm still hungry.

1  Thank kittyrascal
Reviewed 12 February 2017

If you're looking for a highly-acclaimed restaurant that is formal...but cozy...then this is the place for you. Excellent food...wine....everything. Probably not what we were looking for...but certainly wouldn't want to discourage any one that wants a lovely romantic dinner.

Thank elmjr525
Reviewed 1 February 2017

The menu and the service is phenomenol. The menu was unique and refreshing. The wine pairings were superb as well. Definitely an expensive spot but so worth it for a special occasion.

Thank Charlottemsloan
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Gil M
I have booked two rooms for October 16th. We would like a table for four people, but the internet does not allow it. Can you book a table for 4 for us please? Gil Moore
26 July 2016|
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Response from SweetHatttrick | Reviewed this property |
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$40 - US$50
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
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
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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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