We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Old school Carmel at its finest!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Anton & Michel

Anton & Michel
Court of the Fountains, Mission Street, Between Ocean and 7th Avenues, Carmel, CA 93921-4917
831 624 2406
Menu
Improve this listing
Reserve with OpenTable
Anton & Michel is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Ranked #25 of 152 restaurants in Carmel
Price range: $17 - $50
Cuisines: Continental
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Mission Street between Ocean & 7th.
Fairfield, California
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Old school Carmel at its finest!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

A perfect place to celebrate my husbands birthday. We went for all of the table side presentations. The Caesar salad, rack of lamb and cherries jubilee. What fun! Can't get service like this anywhere else. Beautiful patio and pool to look out at. Don't miss it for those special occasions!

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

137 reviews from our community

80% Recommend
    82
    28
    11
    7
    9
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Carmel Valley, California
Top Contributor
154 reviews 154 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 50 cities Reviews in 50 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Caveat Emptor”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Judging by the other reviews and our recent experience, dining at Anton & Michel's is very hit or miss. It shouldn't be at these prices (the wine list especially so at three times retail, and the corkage $25), Our experience in a nutshell: very good Rack of Lamb and incompetent service.
The restaurant was almost empty, but three of the four occupied and too close together tables were adjacent to each other, which not only emphasized the lack of custom but resulted in in heavy traffic; and the waiter both presumptuous and, other than trying to empty the wine bottle as quickly as possible, inattentive.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Carmel-By-The-Sea
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Iconic & excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

The only restaurant in Carmel-by-the-Sea w/ a view (Court of the Fountains) and consistent fine dining, period. Brothers Bert and Mark Simpson, respectivly maitre d' and chef, have been w/ owner Tony Salameh for many years because all three understand what a fine dining restaurant experience should be. And where do you find table side preperation these days? We travel everywhere for great meals and can count on two hands where salads, etc. are prepared this way. There are no variables at A&M just consistancy. If you are in Carmel for only one meal A&M should be your luncheon or dining spot which will not disappoint.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Mill Valley, California
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Outstanding Dining in Carmel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Anton and Michel is the ideal choice for a romantic dinner or for that special celebration. The dining room is very attractive with windows facing a courtyard. The food is Continental and everything is outstanding. At our recent dinner we had the rack of lamb and the duck- both of which were perfect. Beyond the food Anton and Michel has a renowned wine cellar with not only some of the most sought after vintages but also a great selection of lesser known wine from around the world. Lastly, but not least, the service is of the very highest quality. I certainly plan to return to Anton and Michel's.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Pennington,NJ
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 61 cities Reviews in 61 cities
278 helpful votes 278 helpful votes
“So quaint and relaxing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

I had an early lunch here back by the windows and watched the fountains run and the people wander through. A great experience, with excellent service and food. Can't recommend highly and reasonable prices as well.

Visited November 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Anton & Michel also viewed

Carmel, Monterey Peninsula
 
Carmel, Monterey Peninsula
Carmel, Monterey Peninsula
 

Been to Anton & Michel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Anton & Michel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.