We were visiting Carmel from San Francisco a few months back and decided to re-visit one of our favorites: Anton and Michel. We hadn't been in a little over a year and were quite surprised when we walked in. We have always loved the food and service here and love our favorite waiter, Rene, and server Chava (sp?) and of course their gracious hosts. The place itself had always been a little bit old fashioned in its decorations though. Now it is breathtaking, they re-vamped the whole atmosphere and made it more elegant, a little more modern, and a little more pleasing to the eye.
The food is still the same great meals and I can't help but order the Kobe beef short ribs every time I go there. They are just so decadent. We also love the table side caesar salad and table side flambe' desserts.
We definitely recommend this restaurant to any travelers in the area and are going to continue to visit every time we are in town. This is a place where they are genuinely interested in your satisfaction and aren't rushing you out of there trying to seat another party. They encouraged us stay as long as we liked and we did.
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