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“Very pleasently surprise!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Le St Tropez

Le St Tropez
5 Dolors Ocean, Carmel, CA 93921
831-624-8977
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Ranked #20 of 152 restaurants in Carmel
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Ocean & 7th Ave.
Description: Le St. Tropez expresses unique warmth that is the culture found on the Coast and in the Hills of Provence. A cuisine much different than that found anywhere else in France. Enjoy Southern modern and classic French specialties in a family style, with gracious portions, tableside carvings and flambe. Gather with friends and neighbors to relax, share, and enjoy the "Cuisine of the Sun."
Cleveland, Ohio
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19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Very pleasently surprise!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We were walking around and stumble upon this place and as we were looking at the menu posted outside and commenting on the menu, the owner (Chef Jean Hubert) overheard us and came over and he is so amicable and down to earth explanation of the dishes woo us into the restaurant. Not long after we sat down, we quickly realized that we made the perfect decision. Food’s good. Very nice atmosphere. Service wonderful. And most of all the owner/chef very friendly.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Dobbs Ferry, NY
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
“Fantastic Meal and Fantastic service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We came upon this restaurant "by accident". We were staying in Pacific Grove with our teen sons and wanted to have dinner in Carmel one night. I did a search and came upon a site offering discounts and "deals" to certain restaurants. This one had an offer for a free souffle or a Prixe Fix. We decided to try it and we are delighted we did. There were so many delicious things to choose from . Even the Prixe fix was a good deal. But in the end the boys didnt want appetizers and I really wanted a Manhattan instead of wine so we all just ordered. The chicken was amazing and my husband is still talking about his veal. It might have been his favorite meal of our entire trip. The waitress was delightful and the owner (or manager) was completely charming. The decor makes you feel as if you are in Provence. This place should have been packed but it seemed that the Italian restauranats were way more crowded. If we are lucky enough to go back to Carmel then this will be our first stop for dinner. The atmosphere is casual and inviting but the food is haute cuisine. Even the salads are works of art

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Watchfield
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Sight for sore eyes after a long drive up Route 1”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

Almost stumbled (through sheer tiredness) into this restaurant. Greeted warmly at the door by the owner, a Lyon-trained chef with a certain flair for crepe-suzettes made at the table. The meals we ordered were all fantastic and we appreciated the time that all the staff took with the children. One of those restaurants that you know you are destined to return to.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Jasper, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Weary travellers stop for a bite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

The second we stepped into Le St Tropez it was like we were in France. Love the whole atmosphere, decorated like Provence, very quaint. Relaxing. Kid friendly. Pleasant staff. Food hot. Good service. Not too loud, yet not too quiet. Come as you are dressed...casual or dress up. Excellent stop for lunch or supper!

Visited August 2013
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“Classic French with owner/Chef always there”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Really liked the escargot, the sweetbreads, the watermelon and arugula salad, the Caesar salad. Want to go back to try the veal Osso buco. Crepe Suzette was prepared table side- great desert.
Special mention of our waitress MAGGIE. She is great. Ask for her. The frog legs were so so. The sauce was good but the legs were a little too frog tasting.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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