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Mission St AT 4th Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
+1 831-620-1942
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“escargot” (35 reviews)
“rabbit” (9 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Mission St AT 4th Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The small chef-owned L'escargot has shot to my top 10 favorite restaurants. The foie gras was perfect—rich, creamy, but without the heaviness you sometimes get. It was perfectly paired with some wonderful ripe figs. The signature dish, the escargot, was exactly what it should be—served...More

Thank Verocras
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We started going there 35 plus years ago when we were down in the area. This will be at least the 36th. We met the original owners. It is small, intimate, and the food is fabulous! I can't wait till we are there again in...More

Thank mjgovednik
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely French restaurant with great food, including local fish and seafood. Terrific escargots, of course. My husband and I have eaten here once a year for several years on our annual visits to Carmel and have enjoyed many of their offerings. This last time, the...More

Thank chilvr
Reviewed July 22, 2018

This little gem in downtown Carmel offers a very cozy environment with French influenced menu (food and wine are both delicious), with a very friendly staff.

Thank travelgirl282
Reviewed July 22, 2018

L escargot restaurant in Carmel California was a tremendous surprise to us I would rate it along with any five star restaurant the waiter was terrific the food was outstanding again I would recommend it to anyone

Thank Jim C
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

Thank you to Jeremy, and the staff at L'escargot for a fantastic Birthday dinner. We could not decide which escargot to order, so we ordered them both. They were delicious. My daughter had the pasta, with rabbit in a mustard cream sauce-she loved it! I...More

Thank Kim C
Reviewed May 8, 2018

A real French restaurant from ambiance to a great menu. If you like escargot and I have tried many restaurants in Paris, this Carmel restaurants matched France. I told the owner he did it. The seafood and meat options give you plenty of choices along...More

Thank Conductor40
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

Nice staff but I thought it would feel more ”french”. Food was good but nothing extra, got a feeling that it’s popular among older people in Carmel that want a international feeling. If you have been to Paris or France and visited good restaurants you...More

Thank Carl S
Reviewed April 6, 2018

The restaurant is set back and a little hard to find at night. Not fancy inside but the French cooking is perfect. My bias is the escargot. Fixed like I was in Paris. Great service. The owner personally checks your table occasionally to make sure...More

Thank J8246RErobertb
Reviewed March 14, 2018

We will certainly be back. We have been coming to Carmel many times a year for many years, and yet this is the first time we have been here. This place needs six or seven stars. The first thing that struck us was that this...More

Thank Imawino
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May 31, 2016|
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Response from John Wm S | Reviewed this property |
This question should be addressed to the restaurant, not the reviewer.
May 24, 2016|
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Response from MikeandGinny2014 | Reviewed this property |
Haven't seen any dogs in or outside L'Escargot and know of no patio with tables or seating. Call the restaurant, I could be wrong. If you can find a sitter for your pup, the food and ambiance are definitely worth an intimate... More
August 23, 2015|
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Response from roscoeSanCarlos | Reviewed this property |
I always feel safe when visiting Carmel. The area where the restaurant is located is about two blocks up from the Main Street (Ocean Ave). People and cars are around...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, 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
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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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