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All 151 Carmel Restaurants

L'escargot

Mission St AT 4th Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
831-620-1942
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Ranked #74 of 151 Restaurants in Carmel
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: French, Bistro
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: L'Escargot is a French restaurant in Carmel, California with a warm, romantic dining room area and with plenty of space between tables.
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English first
Marion, Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

We made reservations for this restaurant weeks ago through Open Table. This morning we got a call that they had made a mistake and the restaurant was sold out for that night. Mistake is right....we won't go again.

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This place is no longer owned by the great man and is no longer a must visit when in Carmel. We were dissatisfied with the food and service and felt it was over priced and reliant on its history rather than its quality. Used to be the place to visit and get your picture taken in the past - alas... More 

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Napa Valley, CA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Tucked away behind a doctor's office, l'Escargot is charming and romantic. I'd asked for a quiet table when booking and got it, with the solicitous waiter asking if we liked it. Service was the best in recent memory. Our cordial and knowledgeable waiter offered a taste of wine before we ordered a bottle. Unfortunately, the food was just so-so. My... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

My wife and I have been going to L' Escargot for many years. We have dined there on New Year's Eve as well as on other holidays. Our most recent visit was on a Friday night. The regular menu was quite complete and there were also many "Specials" to choose from. The soups, salads and entrees were excellent. The recommended... More 

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San Jose, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Recommendations: The escargot in the classic style - nice flavor, good temperature,pleasing presentation Sand Dabs - crispy but not oily, excellent flavor Chicken Madeira - local chicken (I checked it's id before eating), very nice accompanying sauce. The service was friendly and spot on throughout the course of the meal.

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Dallas, Tx.
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Our very favorite place in Carmel By The Sea. The food is simply delicious and beautifully presented. Very warm ambiance and service so one feels like a guest in a french home. Absolutely the best!!

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San Francisco, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

we have been going to this place for past 15 years... Do I need to say more? Ok, here is more: the food has been consistently excellent, the service is always friendly and pleasant. Waiters always make us feel welcome and at ease, onwer steps out to say "hi" and make sure the food is to our liking... We would... More 

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San Francisco, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The food is good, not grand, served in a cozy atmosphere with a sweet staff. The noise level is palatable and the menu is broad enough for everyone to find something to their taste.

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Rockaway
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Nice dinner at L'escargot but I would not go back. The price fixe menu as advertised looked great, many choices for 3 courses for $36.00. However, when it came down to it, the choices were not as represented. I went with it anyway but disappointed in that what I had planned on ordering wasn't on the price fixe. That would... More 

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Recently reviewed ( local paper) as an OLD SCHOOL French neighborhood gem we were enticed to visit. We went there on a weekday evening and yes service was actually very good, ambiance fine. What disappointed us was the lack of attention to the food. The House Pate , described as Country Style was more like the PASTE that one spreads... More 

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Additional Information about L'escargot

Address: Mission St AT 4th Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
Phone Number: 831-620-1942
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisine: French, Bistro

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