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Mission St AT 4th Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
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Ranked #51 of 153 restaurants in Carmel
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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37 reviews from our community

81% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
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English first
Mill Valley, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Celebrated my parents 55th anniversary tonight. Our waiter Dino took amazing care of us. We felt like we were back in Paris. Duck was Devine.

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Monterey, California
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

This small restaurant is truly a gem. Food was flavorful and beautifully presented. Service was outstanding and friendly ("Haven" was our waiter). Good wine list, plus savory cocktails. I had the escargot appetizer which was quite good. The sand dabs were among the best I've ever had. All four of us raved about the food. The prix fixe (fixed price)... More

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Dallas TX
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Great food! Wino Wednesday, all wines are half price and best of all Dino is the finest waiter we have ever had on 4 continents, ask for him. Kayla & Dwight

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New Zealand
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

My husband ate frogs legs in Paris last month but the ones served at L'escargot were far superior he said! I had delicious fish. We dined with 4 other people and everyone enjoyed their meal except the chap who had the 3 course special. (His main of roast lamb was a bit overcooked and on the small side) Our meals... More

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Fresno, CA
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

After many years of coming to Carmel we finally chose L'escargot for dinner tonight. What a delight. We tried a couple of the escargo appetizers to start and found them very good. Our son had the pate and gave it five stars. All of our meals, rabbit, sand dabs and sea bass were delicious and the sauces were well prepared.... More

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Lakeland, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Stumbled on this tiny little restaurant while walking thru downtown Carmel. Had a great meal - outstanding Sea Bass & Veal. Oddly enough the only disappointment was my escargot appetizer - tough and not very tasty - only thing keeping me from giving it 5 stars. Would definitely return.

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

A little hidden treasure of Old Carmel. The service is good and the duck is amazing. O enjoyed my French Onion soup. Excellent wine list

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Southern California
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240 reviews 240 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience here. Wednesday is half price wine list night. Good thing we showed up on Wednesday, as the wine list is a bit pricey here. At 50% off, the Darioush Cabernet was excellent! Dino, our waiter, is great - friendly service, really took care of us. We met the Chef, a down-to-earth gentleman who really... More

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

We had sort of forgotten about this restaurant for a few years. We went back and had a basically pleasant experience. Upon entering there was a rather unpleasant smell (food spilled on the carpet smell?) but we soon became accustomed to it and didn't notice it. Service was very good. The food was generally good but not what was posted... More

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tarzana ca
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Everything from the French Californian Caesar salad down to the Salmon with pepito seeds was wonderful. You walk into a french country side restaurant that welcomes you in the best of home town feelings, with a wait staff that is highly trained and also extremely welcoming. It is the best of French cuisine with a truly Californian twist that will... More

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