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Aubergine at L'Auberge Carmel

Monte Verde & 7th Ave., Carmel, CA 93921
+1 831-624-8578
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good13%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“tasting menu” (38 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (9 reviews)
“wagyu beef” (7 reviews)
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Monte Verde & 7th Ave., Carmel, CA 93921
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Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

This place was simply amazing, right from the service to the menu, the wine pairing and the food presentation. This is fine dining at its best in a cozy little restaurant. Will definitely recommend.

1  Thank Ravisub
Reviewed November 9, 2017

My husband and I went to Aubergine at L'Auberge Carmel for dinner over the weekend. We had a tasting menu. The restaurant consists of about 9 tables and the wait staff is incredible. The bartender at Sade's nearby told us that the chef Justin Cogley...More

Thank Vicki S
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Reviewed November 7, 2017

The hotel lobby is charming but the restaurant is very small and lacks warmth and charm. The service was not up to the prices charged for the set menu. You can't choose your courses. The menus is only one. The courses were small but very...More

Thank salstar77
Ramon S, General Manager at Aubergine at L'Auberge Carmel, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2017

Dear salstar77, Thank you for taking the time to comment on your experience while with us. I am glad that you thought highly of the presentation and the cuisine. Our dining room is indeed intimate, as we are located in a historically renovated building. We...More

Reviewed October 28, 2017

I was given dinner with a wine pairing for my birthday. I was a little concerned that it would be beyond “precious” and was thrilled that it was a transcendent experience for both my husband and myself. The service was friendly and impeccable. The food...More

1  Thank Q. C
Reviewed October 27, 2017

I don’t leave these kinds of glowing reviews lightly. Chef Cogley and team are delivering an amazing experience at Aubergine. Maybe Carmel is just too many miles south of San Francisco to qualify for Michelin Star rating(?). Aubergine is as good, or better, than many,...More

Thank Jack H
Reviewed September 8, 2017

eat here - you will be very disappointed. We had the set dinner as it was a special occasion for us. The restaurant was very quiet and staff had little to do. Consequently, as soon as one of us finished a course the next course...More

Thank at72015
Ramon S, General Manager at Aubergine at L'Auberge Carmel, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2017

Dear at72015, Thank you for sharing your experience while dining with us. I am sorry that you felt that the pacing of the meal was too swift; that we would present the next course before the entire table was done with the last one is...More

Reviewed September 4, 2017

I have eaten in Michelin starred restaurants around the world and I know why this restaurant doesn't have one. The service was poor, we were not offered any drinks or a menu to browse when we arrived we were left in a side room because...More

Thank KTruman2014
Ramon S, General Manager at Aubergine at L'Auberge Carmel, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2017

Dear KTruman2014, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your perspective on our restaurant. I am sorry to hear that you felt that you were not properly looked after; it was barely a few brief moments between the time that you arrived and...More

Reviewed August 16, 2017

I decided to splurge and took my wife here for an anniversary dinner. Yes, it is very spendy but it is so worth the money for a special occasion. You'll be here for 2.5 to 3 hours as they bring out your dishes in perfectly...More

Thank mikegrattan
Ramon S, General Manager at Aubergine at L'Auberge Carmel, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2017

Dear mikegrattan, Thank you very much for joining us at Aubergine for your anniversary. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your experience with us and that you felt that the service and cuisine were commensurate with the high expectations that you had and...More

Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

An amazing experience in Carmel. The menu and the service are executed to the highest standards. Anyone used to the best restaurant in France will feel at home here.

Thank Julien B
Reviewed July 29, 2017

Husband's words. I will preface this review in the fact that I might not be giving Aubergine a fair shake. My wife and I had traveled to Northern California from Texas to celebrate our 19th anniversary and the day before our experience at Aubergine we...More

Thank jnmtravelTexas
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Gil M
July 26, 2016|
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Gil, call the restaurant directly or email the hotel concierge. Enjoy this beautiful hotel & restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$150 - $295
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Monte Verde & 7th Ave., Carmel, CA 93921
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-624-8578
Executive Chef Justin Cogley's and Executive Pastry Chef Ron Mendoza's cooking philosophy is built first and foremost on spontaneity. With access to an array of outstanding local products as well as ingredients and artisan purveyors from around the world, Cogley and Mendoza focus on incorporating these elements into their ever-changing menus.
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