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French Poodle Restaurant - CLOSED

Junipero Ave AT 5th Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
(831) 624-8643
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Cuisines: French
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

22 reviews from our community

68% Recommend
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Topeka, Kansas
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86 reviews 86 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I have never eaten at this restaurant, but if I had to judge it from a bottle of dressing I purchased in a little market / deli it would have to be good. The man at the market said he can never keep enough bottles on the shelf. So on this alone I will make it a must to eat... More

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San Jose, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

The French Poodle is now mercifully and rightfully closed. At the very end it was, quite unfortunately, embarrassingly bad.

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La Jolla, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

NO ONE can beat their fabulous (secret recipe) salad dressing. We've been buying it for years as have our friends and family and we've all tried to figure out what's in it! If you can't be there in person, you may also order it on line!

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

The place was empty at 740pm when the town was on a complete wait. Gun snapping maitre'd/server was very rude and explained that now of the wines on the first pages were available but he pitched 2010 Sonoma Cutrer about 8 times. That he would sell for the 2003 price on the menu. The menus were soiled and torn. The... More

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Carmel, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This restaurant never disappoints. The only problem is deciding what to order from their many excellent choices. Try the artichoke with their house made mayo. Or the champagne crab legs. Veal with morel mushrooms is divine. They have fresh abalone every day and it is outstanding. Be sure to call for a reservation because their hours seem to vary.

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Columbus, OH
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

My mother, brother, his wife and I went to this restaurant to celebrate his birthday. It was a Thursday evening, and only one other couple was in the restaurant the entire time. We quickly discovered why. After being seated, I noticed that some of the decorating was in very shabby shape. For example, some decorative mirrors were missing, the rugs... More

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Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Once was one of our favorite restuarants in Carmel. Seems to be on the downside. Many menu items not available. One server answered phone, served wine. took order, bussed tables, served food. Not efficient for more than two tables. Food was average.

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Kamuela, Hawai'i
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012 via mobile

Always wonderful. Possibly the best in Carmel have been coming here annually for years. Service is consistently excellent. Food is wonderful The abalone is awesome.

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San Francisco
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48 reviews 48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

We are very fortunate to live in the Bay Area and be able to easily visit Carmel by the Sea as it is only about a two hour drive. The upscale town is great for Shopping and Dining and the views of the Pacific Ocean are fantastic. We like to try new restaurants but every so often need to go... More

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Macon, Georgia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2011

As a restaurant that seats less than 20 people, you walking expecting to have a good experience...what you don't expect is for everything to be perfect. From service, to ambience, to witty staff, to unbelievable food, this is a wonderful choice for a romantic evening w spouse, a small dinner meeting w clients, or rent out the whole place for... More

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