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Mission St AT 4th Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
+1 831-620-1942
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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San Rafael, California, United States
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86 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A restaurant we keep coming back to on each trip to Carmel. Want a romantic evening with great food, beverage, and service, Le Escargot fills the bill. We love it. We have had the privilege of having Jeremy be our server and wine expert on each occasion. We will be back on the next trip

Thank Bill M
Carmel, California
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70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

L'Escargot is is a lovely French restaurant, situated away from the bustle of downtown a few blocks away. As opposed to Casanova, which touts itself as the "most romantic restaurant in Carmel", L'Escargot actually is. Quiet, tables set a decent distance from each other, and excellent discrete service. The food is very good and there's an excellent selection of wines.... More 

Thank JonSCalifornia
Minneapolis Mn
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338 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We started our evening in France with a Kir, a Kir Royale, a French 75, and a gimlet (To see if they could do an American classic. They can.) One of our friends told us that if she was ever going to be executed, she wanted her last meal to be the French Fries they serve here. Yes, they are... More 

Thank JandJ67
Alpharetta, Georgia
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to L'escargot with friends and had a delicious meal and great wine. The pate and fish entree were over the top! The staff was very professional and extremely knowledgeable. Our waiter was particularly patient with our group.

Thank ott2014
Dublin, ca
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended by our lodging host - Carmel Garden Inn - who made a reservation for us. The wine list was well rounded - we selected an excellent cabernet from the Napa Valley. We focused on the specials of the day, of which there were several. The foie gras appetizer on toast was excellent, with fig confit. We both had the... More 

Thank Donna V
Carmel, California, United States
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55 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

Suprised we had not found this place before. It is sort of tucked away on the west side of Mission just south of 4th. The food was all delicious. Two of us had the fixed priced dinner and two ordered a la cart. The fixed price was a great deal. I had the soup of the day (butternut squash) which... More 

Thank 611rickz
Cornelius, North Carolina
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121 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

We were all set for a great meal in a small French restaurant, the night before thanksgiving-- what a disappointment! As we walked in, the man who took us to the table- could have been the host or a waiter, who knows-- we say hello , he says"oh, I have been talking since 5:30 and haven't had any water" The... More 

Thank pecosbill12
Vacaville, California
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

We stumbled into this place and fell in love with the food. Seriously French and excellent. A bit pricey but worth every penny. No draft beer only a small selection of bottled beer. Cocktails are great. Not so great if you have kids but super romantic for a couple. We will be making this place a top priority for dinner... More 

Thank Jack T
Boulder, Colorado
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

Had a wonderful, romantic dinner at L'escargot. Excellent wine list, amazing food and wonderful service. I loved the French onion soup and duck two ways. We will be back!

Thank Michele33657
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

The cuisine was superb. The restaurant replicated a tiny French rustic restaurant. Pretty good wine list. They don't seem to mind if you bring your own bottle. The service was also attentive and lovely. The price may br higher than one would find in France but having the experience close to home is worth the price. The only downside is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mission St AT 4th Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-620-1942
L'Escargot is a French restaurant in Carmel, California with a warm, romantic dining room area and with plenty of space between tables.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?