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Aubergine at L'Auberge Carmel

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Monte Verde & 7th Ave., Carmel, CA 93921 (7th)
+1 831-624-8578
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Camas, Washington
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The tasting menu is just wonderful. One delicious dish after another! Yes, a bit expensive but a nice treat that does make the dining experience very unique and well worth the splurge.

Thank AnnSusanAnn
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121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had friends who were so impressed by Aubergine so we were excited to go there but we were left unimpressed. A long but tiny tasting menu. Nothing which was very memorable. The smallest pieces of beef ever. I did like the oysters and oyster mushroom contrasts. Their chocolate dessert was very interesting for the play of textures and tastes.... More 

Thank Senyum
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small beautiful restaurant. Fantastic menu with wine pairing. Very efficient staff, incredible fresh seafood. The dessert time was also very impressive. Good job over all and big up for the food combinations.

Thank James S
Monterey, California
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The experience at Aubergine is amazing. I recommend the tasting menu. The menu is a bit expensive but it is really worth it a few times a year. The ingredients are really fresh and the seafood and produce is really fresh. It is an unforgettable dinner every time. The staff is friendly and professional and the ambiance feels historic and... More 

Thank Steve1Dn
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bartender made rum and coke for 12 year old who asked for the Coke. I asked for Margarita and got non alcoholic lemonade. The food was weird and not good. Wines are extremely overpriced compare to similar wines in other restaurants in the area.

Thank Vadim G
san francisco
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

Lovely service and excellent food preparation by kitchen led by chef Justin Cogley. Lots of seafood including seaweed that he harvested for service himself. When I visited they also had Japanese imported A5 rib eye. If only Michelin does rating down in Carmel I believe it is a 2 star restaurant by food and service.

Thank Kenneth L
Menlo Park, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Just had an absolutely phenomenal meal at Aubergine. The food was superb, the wine pairings were spot on, the ambience was quiet and classic, and the service was flawless. Just a magical evening of dining heaven. I can't remember a meal where everything clicked so well. We were 3 hours into the meal before my wife looked at her watch... More 

Thank teejay62016
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Having eaten at several Michelin starred restaurants including in California I was looking forward to Aubergine- not least as Carmel is not blessed with a large stock of good to great restaurants. Had the Menu (at $150 each excl wine). Most courses were v good or brilliant - others quirky to the point of asking 'why' . The chef iwas... More 

Thank Amerdav
Fremont, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

What a wonderful evening! Impeccable service, perfect timing between courses, delicious creative food. Ingredients were a little adventurous for me, but I found each course to be some of the best food I've ever eaten! There were to be eight tiny courses, but there were two additional courses, and two delicious cookies wrapped to go. We left feeling very satisfied,... More 

Thank Fremontflyer2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

My husband and I have been all over the world trying incredible restaurants. I would say Aubergine is nice certainly, but not memorable. Many of the dishes are very butter dependent. And hey, everyone loves butter but when it is repeated throughout dishes it makes you wonder if thats all they know. Down falls for me was as soon as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$40 - $50
French, American
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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 Peninsula  >  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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?