Fodor's Expert Review Roux
$$$ Carmel Valley French
Chef Fabrice Roux, who hails from France, worked at lauded Parisian restaurants for more than a decade before coming to Carmel Valley to wow diners with his contemporary takes on traditional French-Mediterranean cuisine. The eclectic menu, with mostly small and large plates meant for sharing, focuses on local ingredients procured that week: perhaps crispy duck leg confit, tuna tartare, or braised wild-boar bourguignon. Order sandwiches, beignets, and French-style egg dishes for brunch and lunch. Save room for house-made desserts like Meyer lemon cheesecake and crème brûlée.
6 Pilot Rd.
Carmel Valley, California 93924, USA
- Expert food and wine pairings
- European-style cottage with private room for dining and tastings
- Extensive wine list with more than 400 labels
Rate Includes: Closed Tues. No lunch Wed. and Thurs.