Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Passport: Your weekly travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration

Monterey Bay Restaurants

Aubergine

  • Monte Verde Map It
  • Carmel
  • American

Updated 05/04/2014

Fodor's Review

To eat and sleep at the 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 menu includes four- or five-courses, for example Dungeness crab with pear and elderflower vinegar, sablefish with Napa cabbage, dry-aged rib eye grilled over binchotan (white charcoal), chocolate cream 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 4,500 bottles.

Read More

Restaurant Information

Address:

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

Map It

Phone:

831-624–8578

Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • No lunch
  • Reservations essential

Updated 05/04/2014

Advertisement

Map View

Map of



What's Nearby

  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Sights

See all restaurants in Monterey Bay

Fodorite Reviews

Average Rating
  • Service

  • Food

  • Décor

  • Value

Nov 6, 2013

A destination for foodies

I stumbled upon Aubergine while researching local restaurants in the Carmel and Monterey area. After being frustrated with the conventional menus at most places featured by local dining guides, I found the pre-fix menu options at Aubergine refreshing. I was not disappointed in my choice to go there for a celebratory dinner with my husband. The restaurant was both refined and unpretentious, with a highly skilled staff in the front and back of the

house. We chose the eight course option and I was nearly blown away by the pops of flavor and the interesting choices of impeccably fresh ingredients. We had an abalone dish with chicken broth and sake (among other delights) that was to die for. If I had one critique, it is was a beef dish (of which we were encouraged to upgrade to a wagyu-type quality for around $32 an ounce) that was somewhat of a letdown as far as texture. However, the flavor almost made-up for it. All-in-all, it was a memorable dining experience and I would encourage anyone visiting the area to go there if you are up for a culinary adventure.

Read More

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?

Food

Décor

Service

Value

Advertisement