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The Monterey Bay Area Restaurants


  • Monte Verde Map It
  • Carmel
  • American
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 05/08/2015

Fodor's Review

To eat and sleep at luxe L'Auberge Carmel is an experience in itself, but even those staying elsewhere can splurge at the inn's intimate restaurant. Chef Justin Cogley's prix-fixe regular menu ($110) includes four- or five-courses—perhaps chilled Dungeness crab with pumpkin seeds and spaghetti squash, yellowtail with seaweed and hibiscus, dry-aged rib eye grilled over binchotan (white charcoal), milk chocolate tart with pear and walnut, and an optional artisanal cheese plate. You can also choose the tasting menu ($145), for which the chefs assemble surprise courses. The well-informed sommelier helps diners navigate the wine list—Aubergine's cellar holds 2,500 bottles—and offers wine pairings for your courses (from $75 to $175).

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Monte Verde, at 7th Ave., Carmel, California, 93921, United States

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Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • No lunch
  • Reservations essential

Updated 05/08/2015


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