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Aubergine at L'Auberge Carmel

Monte Verde & 7th Ave., Carmel, CA 93921
+1 831-624-8578
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Ranked #24 of 151 Restaurants in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $40 - $50
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Californian
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 7th
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.
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English first
Carmel Valley, California
Top Contributor
163 reviews 163 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Aubergine could be a really great restaurant if it were not for its pretentions: good atmosphere and an interesting, well-presented menu, and they get points for the fact that the staff had been advised that it was a special occasion. Now for the bad news: arriving a few minutes early only to be told to return in a few minutes... More

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Hillsborough, California, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

The food and service were wonderful. Portions were on the small side. We did the tasting menu with wine pairings so we knew it would be on the pricey side, but we were still surprised by how much the bill was! Was fun to do once, but not sure if we will eat there again. Breakfast was great though, and... More

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This was a great dining experience and one I will not soon forget. Expensive beyond words but for a one time culinary experience it was just great. Small intimate dining, very quiet, I realize afterwards people were not talking too much because they were too busy enjoying the food. It was a series of 9 small dishes culminating in a... More

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Chester, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The food was delicious! The bread had chocolate in them. Everything was amazing! The servers were friendly and always there when you needed them.

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Los Angeles, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Very disappointing. The restaurant has only a four or five course menu. Fair enough. But we could have used an idea of how long the pre course amuse bouche were going to go on so that we could have had wine for the interim (we chose the wine pairings which came only when the main courses began). The main course... More

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Carmichael, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

My husband and I seek fine culinary experiences, like some seek fine wine. We have a passion for fine dining. So I will start by saying the seemingly impossible -- This is the dining experience by which all future meals will be measured! We were drawn in by the unconventional "Tasting" menu option listing the fresh ingredients the chef would... More

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Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Top Chef must be award winning. Excellent service, elegant and quiet also very relaxing. The service was spot on.

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Redwood City, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

They think they're classy, but they're not. I had a most unpleasant experience with the hotel. After a mostly pleasant stay - clean room, french charm - I got my bill. When I checked in, I was told that the breakfast in Aubergine was included, but apparently that is only for the code-named "signature breakfast" menu. My bill included a... More

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68 reviews 68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We did the whole experience and I was so impressed. We had amazing food that was prepared with such care. It was a dining adventure and I am so glad we splurged and took it all in!

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San Francisco, California
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119 reviews 119 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The food, service and refined elegance of Aubergine are unparalleled in the Monterey Peninsula region. However, for me the endless tiny courses, each one with rarely more than two bites of a beautiful and exotic combination of ingredients, was “over the top.” No problem if this is what you’re looking for, but I’m going to offer more menu details in... 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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