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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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dinner
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 11
    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
Most recent review
a true French restaurant in CA..........

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 6, 2015
Anne R
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Carmel, California
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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50 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Carmel, California
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
37 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
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 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
39 helpful votes 39 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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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: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, 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?