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L'escargot

French, Bistro
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Mission St AT 4th Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
831-620-1942
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5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: L'Escargot is a French restaurant in Carmel, California with a warm...
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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Visitor rating
  • 30
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Another wonderfull mean

Once again had a great meal Haven are server made the best old fashion my mother has ever had and that is saying something. The sweetbreads appetizer is always a winner and the veal was wonderful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Ltiggertaz
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Pleasant Hill, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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57 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Pleasant Hill, California
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Once again had a great meal Haven are server made the best old fashion my mother has ever had and that is saying something. The sweetbreads appetizer is always a winner and the veal was wonderful.

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Bellevue, WA
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193 reviews 193 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Over the years I have eaten in dozens of Carmel restaurants and usually have had really good meals with decent service. L'escargot was a new experience for my and my wife and we did not go away disappointed. We ordered escargot in mushroom caps as an appetizer and we both felt that they were probably prepared as good if not... More 

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Gilroy, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Small, warm and rich. What more do you want? Attentive service. Nice selections cooked to perfection.

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Trinity, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Food incredible, ambiance beautiful. The owner is so diligent , He is there all the time and the staff is genuine.

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Southern California
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313 reviews 313 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

A visit to Carmel would not be complete without a dinner at L'Escargot! This charmer is quaint with a sophisticated French menu. The wine list is very good, offers a nice variety for everyone. Veal Sweetbreads are excellent, foie gras delicious, warm crusty bread - perfect starters. Every entree is prepared perfectly, flavorful. The Chef / Owner deserves praise for... More 

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San Francisco CA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Celebrated my birthday in Carmel and dined at this restaurant. The service was great and the food was fantastic! Ambience is very nice as well. Hot fresh bread from the oven followed by the veal sweetbreads in a delicious madera cream sauce followed by Diver Scallops. Desert was a lemon and chèvre cheesecake. Of course the Chardonnay was a perfect... More 

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Discovered this restaurant in the last six months of so, and have dined here about four times, the most recent occasion being Sunday. They had several delicious sounding specials and a couple of new menu items. I chose one of the new menu items, Beef Wellington. Our server, Dino, provided his usual excellent service, including the recommendation to slice the... More 

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Carmel, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We have been coming to this restaurant for many years,,,,,when owned by the previous owner and now with the new owner.....every dish we have ever had there has been wonderful and the rabbit and pasta dish is superb.....it isn't inexpensive, but there aren't too many restaurants in Carmel that are less AND as good....the menu offers all types of foods... More 

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Marion, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mission St AT 4th Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: 831-620-1942

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Entertaining clients

Description

L'Escargot is a French restaurant in Carmel, California with a warm, romantic dining room area and with plenty of space between tables.
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?