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Aubergine at L'Auberge Carmel

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Monte Verde & 7th Ave., Carmel, CA 93921 (7th)
+1 831-624-8578
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6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Executive Chef Justin Cogley's and Executive Pastry Chef Ron Mendoza's...
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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  • 90
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Gastronomic Adventure

A culinary, gastronomic experience! We had 9 courses with some 'amuse les bouches' or amuse guelles', they were brilliantly prepared and presented. All portions were relatively small, so overeating or discomfort was not a problem. The wine chosen by the sommelier was excellent for the meal... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Pebble Beach, California
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Pebble Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A culinary, gastronomic experience! We had 9 courses with some 'amuse les bouches' or amuse guelles', they were brilliantly prepared and presented. All portions were relatively small, so overeating or discomfort was not a problem. The wine chosen by the sommelier was excellent for the meal. However, the final price tag of $850.00 for three people seemed a bit excessive;... More 

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silicon valley
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Took husband here for his birthday dinner. Previous reviews have it down its expensive but for us it was a wonderful evening out. All the plates were amazing, I couldn't believe how much I enjoyed eating and the ambiance. We were seat with a lovely couple who we ended up chatting with. At the end we even got a tour... More 

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Washington, DC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The food and service are easily a 4.5-5. Creative menu and attentive, yet not irritating, service. The only con is the setting, which was a little bright and stark for my taste.

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Toronto
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

A case of the emperor not wearing any clothes. Food as art that may work as art but not as food. We spent a week in LA the week before and had some truly exceptional meals at half the price. Kudos to the pastry chef who stole the show.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

My brother-in-law made reservations for us and we had no idea what to expect. Expect a few things: one of the most elaborate and expensive meals you`ll ever have; amazing service but a tad cold and robotic; and wonderful food. Prepare to spend minimum $200 pp and it is almost worth it; however, I think they overcharge for the experience.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Amazing service. We had the 10 course tasting menu. Simply delightful! They made our anniversary dinner a memorable experience.

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Cambridge
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

A small, intimate restaurant that takes its food (and wine) very seriously and comes up with the goods. A simply outstanding meal - the tasting menu provides one exquisite, complex composite dish after another. The flavours are amazing from the abalone, tuna, the lamb to the desserts - and post desserts. If anything we regret not having confined ourselves to... More 

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Hollister
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I'll start by saying that we enjoyed the wine pairing that we ordered with the tasting menu ($145 per person, I believe) and the sommelier was informative and personable. The restaurant is lovely but the atmosphere was more like a library. It seemed like most guests were speaking in whispers if at all. I was disappointed in most of the... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

We were very happy with the restaurant it has only a few tables, we decided for the tasting menu and the wine pairing was great too! Also we added the cheese and my husband tried the wagyu from hokaido, I tought it was too pricey pay extra 150 usd, but when I tried it OMG it is the best meat... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Visited for a birthday treat and Aubergine did not disappoint. Arrived a little before our reserved time and was slightly disappointed with the outside area for drinks as the bedrooms of L'Auberge are all around it, however the Restaurant is delightful. The menu is just a teaser - I'll say no more as it would no longer be a surprise.... More 

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Additional Information about Aubergine at L'Auberge Carmel

Address: Monte Verde & 7th Ave., Carmel, CA 93921
Phone Number: +1 831-624-8578
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 40 - 50
Cuisine: Californian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Monte Verde & 7th Ave., Carmel, CA 93921
    (7th)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-624-8578

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 50
  • Cuisine: Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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