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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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Menlo Park, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 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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Irvine, CA
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67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

Very elegant atmosphere, fabulous food with fresh local ingredients. The abalone and oysters were sublime.

Thank Dunhams
San Francisco, California
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

The food was unique in taste and presentation, the ambiance was romantic, excellent service. Would recommend this restaurant as a venue for a special evening

Thank inna b
Fort Collins, Colorado
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

This restaurant is a big splurge (even for well-seasoned diners) and was worth every penny! Our meal measured in a nearly 12 "courses" and each was spot-on. Service was on-par with the level of cuisine. Very lovely experience overall!

Thank megreen1971
Fresno, CA
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28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

This charming restaurant in L’Auberge Carmel Inn has tasting menu only ($150+ 20% service charge). We were seated promptly by very solicitous staff and served an outstanding amuse de bouche of oyster with caviar. The tasting menu consisted of ten items, many of them made from fresh vegetables (toro, citrus, ego and English pea, sorrel, and mint to mention two).... More 

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New York City, New York
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

My husband, son and I had an unexpectedly perfect dinner at Aubergine. First, the warm welcome by various hosts was so genuine as we comfortably waited for our table in a small outer room. I loved seeing the cheese room/refrigerator as we walked past to the small dining room. Just a few tables in a simple elegant setting. Powerful photo/painting... More 

Thank SweetHatttrick
Sonoma, California
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

The restaurant used to have an innovative and delicious al a carte menu along with their tasting menu and we have enjoyed eating at Aubergine quite a few times. However, recently the restaurant went to a dinner "tasting menu" only. Yes, the executive chef is extremely creative and the end results are a series of wonderful tastes, beautifully plated, excellent... 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, Parking Available
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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?