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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
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Western Mass
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What justifies spending $750 on dinner for two? The food and wine, ambiance and incredible service. Aubergine missed the mark. The food was good, especially the seafood and vegetable dishes. We felt that the meat courses (chicken and rib eye were not up to the same standard. We had the sommelier wine pairing and there was nothing memorable. The service... More 

Thank Sleepswell
Santa Rosa, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very quaint and darling hotel. I imagine what a hotel in a small town of Europe would look like. The staff was so gracious and accommodating. Absolutely a must and I will be back. It was one of the best 2, days I have had in a long time. My husband and I thruly enjoyed ourselves.

Thank Lmparriott
turlock, cali
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80 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just wonderful from start to finish. We opted for the Reserve Wine Pairings (French) and were not disappointed. Seamless service. Everything explained with each course as to why each wine was paired with each particular course. Kumomoto oysters were a nice surprise..which I could have had about a dozen more! We were there for my birthday celebration and couldn't have... More 

Thank Travel4GolfAnywhere
Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

My wife and I have had two dinners at Aubergine. We suggest that it is by far the most superior restaurant not only in Carmel, but in the Monterey bay area. Aubergine is intimate, seating possibly 20. The menu is fixed for the evening (though there are alternatives in the courses offered). Similar to other very outstanding restaurants, you are... More 

Thank lawoffah
Carmel, California, United States
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52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

Dining at Aubergine is great for that special occasion. The food is very flavorful and takes advantage of the ingredients that are readily available locally. In addition to the fixed price dinner which included a seafood substituion, we had the cheese plate which 5 very nice cheeses and wonderfully grilled bread. The wine list is extensive and includes selections from... More 

Thank 611rickz
Camas, Washington
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

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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135 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$40 - $50
French, American, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, 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 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?